Originally Posted by Trendsetter75
I talked to a few guys and they said their Rancho 5000's ride like a cadillac. I get mostly negative reviews from people who have Currie products or OME that assume these shocks are bad.
Keep in mind that a shock that rides great with a heavy vehicle will ride like crap with a lighter weight vehicke, and a shock designed for a lighter weight vehicle will ride like crap with a heavy vehicle. It's all about how shocks are valved.
I have NO doubt the Rancho R5000 rides great with some vehicles but on a Wrangler, it's not valved properly for a vehicle of the weight & wheelbase of a Wrangler. Same with the ProComp ES3000, and the same with the Skyjacker Nitro.
You can be skeptical of our advice as is warranted but unless you really like a REALLY stiff ride, I'll personally guarantee you won't like the R5000's ride on your TJ. Nor the ProComp... of which I was forced to install lots of on custom trucks & Jeeps when I used to have them built & lifted for new truck & Jeep dealers when I worked for Transamerica, ProComp's parent company.