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Opinions on RS 9000's

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by jimmyjack, Jul 8, 2001.

  1. jimmyjack

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    Opinions on RS 9000\'s

    I'm looking into new shocks, I like the idea of the adjustable shocks. Anyone have any opinions, stories, heard bad things blah blah blah. Whats the best price anyones paid? stuff like that. Or can anyone reccomend a better shock. I have the Pro Comp lift kit included shocks and they're junk!

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    Re: Opinions on RS 9000\'s

    9000's are OK if you're on a budget . How much lift do you have if any? I have a pair of fronts that are 3Mo old I don't need for a 4" lift if you're interested , went to 12" travel Bilsteins instead to get more travel 50$ for both Rancho's

    1991 Fullsize 5 1/2"lift, 37"ssr's,10Bolt8 lug , 14Bolt ff, 4:56 Detroit rear, 12"fr. 14"r Bilstein remote res.350 P.F.I , 700r4 , 241c W/ sye
     
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    Re: Opinions on RS 9000\'s

    C.C. check your PM.

    "My blazer may be slow, but it goes faster at higher speeds"
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  4. Fish

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    Re: Opinions on RS 9000\'s

    I had a pair on the rear end of a '90 Jimmy. It wasn't lifted, they made a big difference when I was towing. Set them on the stiffer settings, and the body roll was gone. Don't know if this helps you or not, but I liked them. Didn't like the price though!
     
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    Re: Opinions on RS 9000\'s

    Have been running the 9000's for a month and a half and am very happy and impressed with them. Have a 4" Tuff Country HD lift sitting on top of a Dana 60 up front, 14BFF rear, and a Warn M12000 up front............the ride at setting #2 up front was actually 'soft'..................and now that I have taken it on the road for 250 miles to the beach and back set on #3, I can't believe how well it handles and rides. Wow. Next I will set the front to #4 and see how I like it..............back has been set on #2 from day one and it seems about right.........haven't had to tow yet but will turn them to #4 when I do.

    Much better than RS5000's, that is for sure.

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    Re: Opinions on RS 9000\'s

    I've been running them for about 4 months now on my 85(6" ProComp w/ Ford shock towers) They've been set at 3 this whole time, it handled well but seemed kinda stiff. I adjusted them for the first time yesterday, I put the front at 1 and these things actually work!! The ride was noticably smoother and less bumpy. Well worth the money.

    85 K5 6"ProComp 35"Boggers... and it's still not BIG ENOUGH!!
     
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    Re: Opinions on RS 9000\'s

    I have had the 9000's for about 7-8 years, I like them.
    Watch out for the lower adjusting knob, they like to hit rocks.
    Good luck
     
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    I have 9000's and like them
    If you have a soft suspension these would work great as you can stiffen them for mud and loossen for rocks

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    Re: Opinions on RS 9000\'s

    Great, thanks for all the input. I bought and installed the rears last night and am waiting for CCRider to send the fronts. I drove around last night and ran them thru all the positions. I like the rears at #2 right now.

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