Dismiss Notice

Welcome To CK5!

Registering is free and easy! Hope to see you on the forums soon.

Score a FREE t-shirt and membership sticker when you sign up for a Premium Membership and choose the recurring plan.

RS 9000s or RS 9012s?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by dawson444, Sep 13, 2000.

  1. dawson444

    dawson444 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2000
    Posts:
    1,034
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Raleigh, NC
    I am going to be adding a 4" ORD shackle flip, 33" BFG muds, a new steering arm, 4" Tuff Country Springs in the front, and new Rancho shocks sometime. I am wondering, should I go with RS 9000s or RS 9012s? Thanks!

    Dawson
    88 K5
     
  2. Emmettology 101

    Emmettology 101 3/4 ton status

    Joined:
    May 9, 2000
    Posts:
    8,126
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    FL
    the regular 9000's will work, but if you want max articulation then go with the 9012's. Although with the 9012's, you have to weld up custom mounts Front and rear....

    Depends on what you are looking ot do and how you wheel.

    Mike [​IMG]
    See <font color=green>EMMETT</font color=green> -&gt; http://emmett.coloradok5.com
     
  3. bigdaddy89

    bigdaddy89 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    May 18, 2000
    Posts:
    422
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Phx, Az
    Well actually the 9012 stands for the part number. The 9012's are 32.91 inches long and 18.94 inches collapsed. Rancho calls them 9000's, but each shock has a different part# depending on the length. Hope this helps.
     
  4. Emmettology 101

    Emmettology 101 3/4 ton status

    Joined:
    May 9, 2000
    Posts:
    8,126
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    FL
    Sorry, I should have specified on that. I was comparing the 9000 as the "suggested" part number for a 4" list to the 9012's for better travel.

    Sorry I was vague....

    Mike [​IMG]
    See <font color=green>EMMETT</font color=green> -&gt; http://emmett.coloradok5.com
     
  5. dawson444

    dawson444 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2000
    Posts:
    1,034
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Raleigh, NC
    Ok, so in order to use the 9012s, I would have to make a custom mount? If so, I don't want to have to do that so I should go with the regular 9000s?
    Thanks!

    Dawson
    88 K5
     
  6. Emmettology 101

    Emmettology 101 3/4 ton status

    Joined:
    May 9, 2000
    Posts:
    8,126
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    FL
    If you want somethign to bolt up and go, run the normal 4" lift unit or maybe you can get away with running a 6" lift shock. Take measurements without a shock on for collaspsed and extended. Then you can order the right shock.

    Bigdaddy89 should be able hook you up with a great shock!

    Mike [​IMG]
    See <font color=green>EMMETT</font color=green> -&gt; http://emmett.coloradok5.com
     
  7. Boss

    Boss 1/2 ton status Author

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2000
    Posts:
    2,550
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Maryland
    With a 4" lift, the part # is 9010 I think. I have to go check to make sure. That's what I'm running by the way. I think eventually one day I'll switch to the 9012's and do all the necessary changes on a 14bolt axle, but for now, its all good. But I don't think a shock from a 6" lift would work, too long, you'll bottom them out easy when flexing. But, I'm not a 100% on this. This is not a FACT.
    Boss
    http://www.boss.coloradok5.com

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Executioner

    Executioner 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2000
    Posts:
    1,530
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Temp. Ft. Walton Beach Fl. home=Tucson, Az.
    Good post Boss, I like the last Sentance.
     
  9. Boss

    Boss 1/2 ton status Author

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2000
    Posts:
    2,550
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Maryland
  10. Brady

    Brady 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    May 6, 2000
    Posts:
    628
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Parachute,Co
    I would ask Steve Watson what he would suggest since this is his product.I would think just a straight 4" lift shock should work.When you do a shackle flip you will loose down travel compared to the stock set up.I run 4" rancho springs in the rear(stock set up) and a 12" travel superlift shock.I don't bottom the shock out and I have lotssssss of droop!!!Brady
     

Share This Page