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RS5000 vs ES3000: Also a Shawn ?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by laketex, Aug 31, 2000.

  1. laketex

    laketex 3/4 ton status

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    Ok guys, since I can't afford the 9012 right now, there's two options I've found.

    Rancho RS5012 is priced at approx $150 for 4, measure 33.10 open and 18.94 closed

    Procomp ES300 series priced approx $115 for 4, measure 33.83 open and 18.82 closed.

    My question to you is do you think the procomp shocks stack up to the ranchos? They are about 1" longer and 35 bucks cheaper. Which one is softer?

    Also shawn, your setup is close to the way mine will be. Even with the revolvers, do your shocks limit travel the way your 9012s are setup or do you think another .84 of an inch would help matters?

    Thanks.

    Bryan

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  2. Emmettology 101

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    I ws told that the 5000's and the 3000's were made by the same company and I believe they are the same shock, other than the length differences you posted.

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  3. Shawn

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    The rear 9012 shocks (with 6" lift) in the stock locations will still limit travel (the extra amount you mentioned won't help). You need custom rear mounts and angle the shocks to avoid the shock limitation for both droop and full compression.

    The fronts may benefit a little as long as you use the F250 towers which I think you have.

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  4. laketex

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    Ok thanks guys. I plan to do a Depdog style rear mount on my truck, so I think I'll go with the 3000 series and see how that is. Only a battery and those shocks to go and we're running. (hopefully)

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  5. laketex

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    Bigdaddy, you mentioned you can get the procomps readily. You have a price better than $115/set? Let me know, I'll be ordering early next week.

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  6. Blazer1970

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    Re: BIGDADDY

    Pretty sure the Ranchos are made by Monroe, as are many if not most other off-road company branded shocks. I know a guy who used to work for Monroe, and he said that they manufacture shocks under a lot of different brand names, and they are one of the only US shock absorber manufacturers.

    Tim

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