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rancho 9000 in cab control system

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by doonjumper, Mar 28, 2001.

  1. doonjumper

    doonjumper 1/2 ton status

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    Does anyone have or know someone who has this setup? If so are the worth the $400
     
  2. Storm Trooper

    Storm Trooper 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I was checking them out too and would like to know.
    It looks pretty trick to me. The adjustable 9000 work good on the display and with the incab adjustment you would be ready for anything on the fly.

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  3. Depdog

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    400 bucks, that has got to be for the Shocks and the controler, the controler itself is only like 150 from 4 Wheel Parts Wholesalers.

    I have the Duel controller and LOVE it, well worth the money to be able to change setting at the push of a few buttons.

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  4. doonjumper

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    Yeah, that was for the package with dual ajustment.
     
  5. BIGRIG

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    Extremely nice setup, I'd pay the money two times,two times, two times.

    Chris

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  6. K5_73

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    I've heard that the system is pretty good overall, mainly for the on-the-fly tunablility, but I've also heard people complain about the plastic lines being crappy. I haven't owned the setup, so maybe one of the guys who has it can give you details about how good the line setup is.

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    Ok, here's the scoop. Dep is right, they are like $150. Well worth if you go with RS9000s. I had the RS9000s for a while w/o it, and I just said the hell with changing positions. But when I did get it, I utilize it all the time. I paid $100 for mine though.
    Now, as far as the plastic lines are concerned....DEFINATELY route them AWAY from hot stuff, ie mufflers, pipes, headers, etc.
    I melted 2, count em, 2 lines before. It was b/c carelessness on my part. Once, the line dipped into the header...gone. The other time, it was after I put in a remote solenoid. I went cheap and put in a weak wire (like 18 guage or something) to power my ignition. Well, that wire melted away and almost brought the truck down with it. Well, needless to say, it melted most of my plastic lines. Rancho was nice enough to send me out new ones though. [​IMG] So, if you keep these lines away from heat or stuff that will rip em up, you'll be fine.
    Boss
    ps, I now protect the lines with the plastic wire wrap.

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    I just installed my RS9012's all around (w/ the Furd Front shock towers... Thanks Steve). I'm still playing with the adjustments to find the right settings for my ride. I love the shocks so far, but it would be even better to control them on the fly. I'll be getting the In Cab controller next week. You can't have enough gadgets! <A target="_blank" HREF=http://HotRod-OffRoad.com>http://HotRod-OffRoad.com</A> has the controler for $135 and the shocks for $55 each.
     
  9. Burt4x4

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    I read a tip/trick somewere that a guy with this setup used brake line to run the plastic air line through up until the point the air line goes to the shock body. Seamed like a good way to protect the line. Kinda like a metal jacket/conduit.......Just thought I would sare!!??

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  10. LAZYMON

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    I also have the whole setup. Definetly watch were you route the lines. My rear lines were routed so that they slid between the frame rail and body parts, not good. My first couple off road bumps squished and split the rear lines. Easy fix because it was near the shocks and I left plenty of extra line. I would get it all again.

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    Yes becareful of your lines. Many friends have this setup and love it. I will be swtiching to it soon as rancho runs buy 3 get one free again. They just want too much money for the shocks still.

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    I talked to the guys at ORD and they said they could set me up with some Fox shocks that blew away any Ranchos. I'm going to wait now and check them out. Fox shocks have been the leader in all kinds of other applications (i.e. snowmobiling etc. where you constantly beat the bumps) and it's worth checking out! I'll wait..........

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