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Old 04-20-2014, 02:39 PM   #1
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I am considering the 2" sport set up w/ 9000s shocks for my 2013 JK Unlimited Sport.

I would NOT be putting bigger tires on, but would be sticking with the OEM 32" Goodyears on OEM wheels.

1. Since I will be running the OEM tires, can I run the Rancho sport setup without the Rancho front bump stop extenders? Or would I coil bind the Rancho spring or bottom the Rancho shock before fully arresting with the factory bump stop?

2. Can you provide the fully extended and fully collapsed eye to eye lengths of the shocks that come with this kit?

3. Any chance you also have the fully extended and fully collapsed eye to eye lengths of the OEM shocks too?

Thank you.

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Old 04-20-2014, 11:58 PM   #2
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Also, are the RS 9000 XL shocks any different than the original Rancho 9000 shocks as far as size goes? It appears the RS 9000 XL is currently manufactured in two different body sizes.

I had a rancho lift kit on my 2WD Ford Ranger. It had Rancho 9000 shocks. This was in the late 1990s. The shocks were great except they overheated and completely lost their damping ability too quickly. I think two or three minutes at serious speed on the much heavier jeep would have caused them to fade horribly.

Would the shocks for my 2013 JKU be the larger 9000 XL's or the smaller 9000 XL's ?

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Old 04-27-2014, 02:33 PM   #3
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Nevermind. I went with Bilstein.
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Old 04-28-2014, 02:55 PM   #4

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Nevermind. I went with Bilstein.

Joking aside ... Yes, the XL are newer with a larger body (I think)
Negatives seem to be on the first generation Rancho 9000.
2007 Rubicon/Rock Krawler triple rate 2.5" coils/RK rear TB w/ a teraflex raised bracket/Rancho 9000 31/32XL shocks/Synergy flipped draglink,ball joints,tie rod /Hankook MT 315-75-16 on Level 8 ZX's/Rancho geo brackets/Ruff stuff uppers/Fox ATS stabilizer/Adams front DS/Artec front armor w/ Currie upper bushings/Rancho cat back exhaust.

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