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Rancho lift kits?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by fr8train, Jan 5, 2001.

  1. fr8train

    fr8train 1/2 ton status

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    I was asked if Rancho lift kits are worth the coin. Any real difference in ride vs. superlift( easy ride), Rough(tuff) country, BDS, or pro-comp. This is concerning the 4" lift.
     
  2. UseYourBlinker

    UseYourBlinker 1 ton status

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    Stay away from Procomp. I have a 2.5 inch lift now and it sucks! going with superlift in a few months....


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  3. militaryblazer

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    What is bad about the pro-comp. I have that now and haven't noticed anything wrong with it!

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  4. kpanza

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    I have had a 4" and 6" Superlift, liked them both. I have a Rancho 2.5" on my Jeep, but the springs have sagged, especially the driver's side rear!! I like Superlift personally, plus they are very good about the warranty - the springs sag, you get new ones!
     
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    To stiff, feels like I'm ridding in a tractor......


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  6. Grim-Reaper

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    Rides like a Brick. If you want flex get the EZ rides byt Tuff country. Half the price half the spring rate.
    I think in the tech section they list spring rates. the 2.5 Rancho (really 3.75) are over 500 inch lb an the EZ's are 250 I think. go to ORD and get them. He's about the cheapest.
    I'm trying to return my Rancho's so I can get the EZ'S

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  7. BigTex

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    I have a 4" Rancho on my '79. I only have experience with Rancho lifts, so I can't compare them to any other lifts. I have to say that it is a pretty stiff suspension in my opinion. It really depends on what you want. The quality and price however are excellent. Keep in mind that the softer the springs, the more of a tendency for them to sag. There is no sag on my Rancho at all. I was running 33" BFG A/Ts, and the ride was comparable to riding a wagon on a cobblestone road.
     

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