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Rancho 9000 part #

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Brad79, Jan 4, 2002.

  1. Brad79

    Brad79 Registered Member

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    Hi all...Does anyone know the part # of rancho 9000's for a 79 k5 with a 6" BDS lift all springs? Thanks
     
  2. Derf00

    Derf00 1/2 ton status

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    Your best bet would be to put you Blazer on level ground and take front and rear measurements. Call a Rancho supplier like 4WP and give them the measurements and they will tell you the recommended shock #'s.

    I think 9012's should work in the rear and a 9005 might work in the front.

    Derf00
    1990 K5 Jimmy 350 Edelbrock Performer TBI, 6in BDS Lift, Dana 60, 4.56, Corp 14B Detriot, 16x10 AE 589's, 37x12.5 SSR
     
  3. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    All of the Rancho stuff can be found at <a target="_blank" href=http://www.gorancho.com>www.gorancho.com</a>

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  4. SAVAGE1

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    I used the long 9012's all around with a 6" lift. In the front I installed the extended ford shock mounts. Check out <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/ranchoreview.shtml>Steve's Write-up</a>

    Rod
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  5. Grim-Reaper

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    Best thing to do is get it FULLY flexed out and then measure your extended and compressed. Then match a shock to those measurements. You want to take about an inch off the compressed so that when the truck is bouncing around you don't bottom the shock out and break mounts and shocks. Let it bottom on extension. Then you only have the weight of the axles and suspension not the weight of the vehicle that the shouck and mounts have to deal with.

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