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RS9012

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by TheGeneral, Oct 30, 2001.

  1. TheGeneral

    TheGeneral 1/2 ton status

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    Did the RTI, need shocks with 12" travel. Notice the 9012 have them, but will they work with 6" lift and what does everyone have to say about these, good/bad? Thanks.

    If you ain't hurt, you ain't playin' hard enough.

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  2. MTPockets

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    to get the most out of them i would extend the shock mounts. i think steve did a write up on this, maybe in the tech section.

    as far as the shocks go, its nice having ride options. you can get dramatically different ride characteristics by adjusting the dial.

    good luck!

    MTPockets

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  3. BurbinOR

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    I like the RS9000's - it is noticeable adjusting them and feeling the difference. Put on the F250 shock towers and the 9012's and its as good as it gets.........for the price. Lots of other pricier shocks but for all around non-desert racing the Ranchos do a good job.

    <font color=blue>'79 ONE TON TPI K5 - See it at---&gt;<a target="_blank" href=http://www.blazzinor.rockcrawler.com>www.blazzinor.rockcrawler.com</a>
     
  4. Blazin Obsession

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    I use the 9012 shocks and they are working out great,they are good for anti sway and help out in articulation. Make sure you dial them down to zero as soon as you get to gravel. I left them on high when going over some wash board and broke the shock mount on one side and almost ripped the bolt from the frame on the other side. And one of the shocks fell onto the road and bent under the axle housing,,,,,decided not to test the warranty on that one.
    Ken

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  5. TheGeneral

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    Thanks for advice, anyone have suggestions on cheapest and best place to order?

    If you ain't hurt, you ain't playin' hard enough.

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  6. BurbinOR

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    If you have a local 4WPW, try them. I paid $60 each locally, but that included a club discount.

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    if you want to go cheap, RS5012's are the non adjustable version, and the Pro Comp shock is exactly the same as a 5000 series rancho, but a few bucks less.

    Sherman, Tx
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  8. Russ

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    Just my opinion, but I would not go cheap and get the 5012's. I did exactly that with a 6" lift and relocated shock mounts. I have regretted it ever since and am getting ready to pull off the 5012's and replace them with 9012's. If your suspension is flexible at all the 5012's will let your body roll alot. When I do take my Blazer on the road I don't drive faster than 55 and even when I am going real slow the curves are scary with the 5012's.
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  9. TheGeneral

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    Ordered 9012s today from Summit, they met 4wpww price. Thanks again, will let you'll know how it works out mounting them.

    If you ain't hurt, you ain't playin' hard enough.

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