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RANCHO SOCKS(Help!!)

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by JORGE, Jan 21, 2002.

  1. JORGE

    JORGE 1/2 ton status

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    Someone has mounted Rancho RS 5000 in a K5 with stock suspension(non lifted)?
    I has a doubt between these two set(Quad susspension):
    -Front: Rs5151 & Rs5113
    -Rear: Rs 5118
    Or
    -Front: Rs5001 & Rs 5118
    -Rear:RS 5112
    I,ve been watching the Rancho´s web apliccation guide,but i,m not sure if the first set is the ideal for Non Lifted rigs, or the second is valid too.I need a set for my 88 with quad susspension, non lifted.Thanks for any help.
     
  2. marv_springer

    marv_springer 1/2 ton status

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    Here's some shock data for you to chew on.... Hope it helps.

    Marv

    RS5000 Extended Collapsed Mid-pt Stroke
    5006 18.61 11.73 15.17 6.88
    5007 24.84 14.62 19.73 10.22
    5008 22.58 13.71 18.145 8.87
    5010 26.82 15.81 21.315 11.01
    5012 33.1 18.94 26.02 14.16
    5112 26.8 15.96 21.38 10.84
    5113 20.79 12.82 16.805 7.97
    5116 24.57 14.79 19.68 9.78
    5118 22.82 13.96 18.39 8.86
    5119 18.57 11.7 15.135 6.87
    5120 14.57 9.7 12.135 4.87
    5123 18.57 11.7 15.135 6.87
    5125 22.82 13.95 18.385 8.87
    5126 26.82 15.95 21.385 10.87
    5132 26.82 15.95 21.385 10.87
    5134 33.1 18.94 26.02 14.16
    5140 20.79 12.79 16.79 8
    5141 15.17 10.05 12.61 5.12
    5155 18.57 11.69 15.13 6.88
    5165 22.87 13.85 18.36 9.02
    5170 22.82 13.96 18.39 8.86
    5171 14.57 9.7 12.135 4.87
    5172 22.82 13.95 18.385 8.87
    5173 18.57 11.7 15.135 6.87
    5174 20.79 12.82 16.805 7.97
    5175 20.79 12.82 16.805 7.97
     
  3. HARRYS81

    HARRYS81 Registered Member

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    i got a set for my 81 w/ 6" lift from summit racing. the tech guy was very helpful in determining which ones would have the proper travel. try giving them a call
     
  4. JORGE

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    Thanks for the list,is good.But it was not necessary you were,writting an hour! The sizes are in inchs. Is correct?
    I,ll try to make a comparative between the sizes on your list and the stock Ac delco socks on my truck.Thanks for your help.
     
  5. marv_springer

    marv_springer 1/2 ton status

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    yes..... sizes are in inches...

    Didn't type all that. "Cut and Paste" made quick work of it.

    Marv
     
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    BadDog SOL Staff Member Super Moderator Author

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    What is the difference in the 5012 and 5134? I checked their site but I didn't even see this chart. I'm getting together pieces for my 4" lift and I'm thinking of using the 5012.

    Russ

    85 K30 CUCV, 350 TBI, TH400, 205, D60/C14, 4.56 Locked, 4" lift, 42" tires
    Some day: massive cutting, shorter wb and rear overhang.
     
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    BadDog SOL Staff Member Super Moderator Author

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    Hmm, just to add to the confusion, GoRancho lists 5244/5227 for GM trucks with 4" lift.

    Oops! Should look at the year range closer. That was for 92-94. 81-91 shows 5001/5112.

    Russ

    85 K30 CUCV, 350 TBI, TH400, 205, D60/C14, 4.56 Locked, 4" lift, 42" tires
    Some day: massive cutting, shorter wb and rear overhang<P ID="edit"><FONT class="small">Edited by BadDog on 01/22/02 01:48 PM.</FONT></P>
     
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    Russ,

    For your application, I'd go with the 5012's and make mounts so they'd fit.

    Marv
     
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    BadDog SOL Staff Member Super Moderator Author

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    Sorry, I didn't make the point of my reply clear. [​IMG] I was just pointing out that some numbers are missing. Also that some of them have the same stats but different numbers. Are there any diffs between the 50## and 51##?

    I think that 5012s are definitely the order of the day for me, front and rear. I'm just worried they may go spongy on me. I've heard from several people that they are too soft, and I noticed some posts that said they are too hard, and other's love them. I love having a clear direction... [​IMG]

    Russ

    85 K30 CUCV, 350 TBI, TH400, 205, D60/C14, 4.56 Locked, 4" lift, 42" tires
    Some day: massive cutting, shorter wb and rear overhang.<P ID="edit"><FONT class="small">Edited by BadDog on 01/22/02 04:44 PM.</FONT></P>
     
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    Then go with 9012's and you cover all the bases..... Hell I'd skip dinner twice a week to make sure I could afford adjustable shocks!.... I love 'em.

    Marv
     
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    Yes i,d like to know if the 5000s are soft. I need socks harder than the stocks. The 9000s costs almost the double than 5000s,is true? I,m also heard ,than 9000s with remote control, loss air if you aren,t cheking the installation steadily.
     
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    For a dual purpose vehicle, no doubt about it, adjustable would be worth the money. But for off road only, I would rather save the money for something else if I can get the right valving in a single rate shock that will soak up the rough stuff. Of course, if I buy the 5000s and then have to replace them, I've lost that savings anyway. Decisions, decisions...

    Russ

    85 K30 CUCV, 350 TBI, TH400, 205, D60/C14, 4.56 Locked, 4" lift, 42" tires
    Some day: massive cutting, shorter wb and rear overhang.
     
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    BadDog SOL Staff Member Super Moderator Author

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    Sorry, don't know anything about the remote units but, yes, 9ks are roughly twice the price of 5ks.

    Russ

    85 K30 CUCV, 350 TBI, TH400, 205, D60/C14, 4.56 Locked, 4" lift, 42" tires
    Some day: massive cutting, shorter wb and rear overhang.
     
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    If two units have the same stats, the difference between them is probably the mounting type. One might have two eye type mountings, while the other has one eye and a post style might. It's just a guess, but it sounds good to me.

    Shoeless
    '88 K5
     
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    I want some Rancho socks too!!!!

    Sorry, couldnt pass it up.

    Ken H.


    '86 K5 in parts
    1-ton 454 44 TSLs
     
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    JORGE
    I am fairly certain the first set of numbers is for a stock vehicle and the second is for a 4" lifted vehicle, according to my books

    Fort Worth Texas K5er[​IMG]It is always easier to ask for forgiveness than permission[​IMG]
     
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    Thanks for your help,Jeff.
    Now i,m sure what kind of set i need.However i,ll go tomorrow to the shop,for inquiring me about the Rs 9000 set.(Front-9151&amp;9113 Rear-9118)
    If it not costs a big lot of money more than the 5000s,i think is better to have a set wich has so many possibilitys like the 9000s.To spend the money in a cheaper socks if you aren,t sure that they are what you want is a stupidity.Thanks.
     

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