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Old 12-11-2008, 01:37 PM   #1
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Rancho Suspension

Anybody have an opinion on Ranchos 2.5" or 3.5" rockcrawler lift? It seems to be a complete kit for what I need, and its in the mid (in my opinion) price range of what I see, and I have always heard Rancho as being a good product. That being said, any opinions on this kit? Or should I shop for something similar in the same price range. I dont really want to go higher than 3.5.
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So long as you insist they don't include Rancho's notoriously uber-stiff R5000 shocks that are a part of all their suspension lifts, that wouldn't be a bad kit. Their R5000 shocks are valved for heavier vehicles, not a Wrangler, and they are stiff as hell when mounted on a Wrangler. They are as stiff as ProComp's notoriously stiff ES-3000 shock which is a less well-finished kissing cousin made by the same manufacturer (Monroe I think). Skyjacker's Hydro would be much better riding and sell for about the same as the RE5000 does.

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I can't speak to the lift question, but I wanted to throw my two cents in about RS shocks. I run the RS9000x adjustable with the in-cab controller set-up. The ride is much better than stock and I really like the fact that I can adjust the shocks responsiveness from the driver's seat. I can't compare them to anything else because they are the only shock I've run on my Jeep other than stock, but I also can't imagine a better ride or performance from something else. Cost is a bit more, but in my opinion, well worth it.
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Old 12-11-2008, 03:42 PM   #4

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Going back a few years buddy of mine ran the 2.5 and a body lift, did well for him, not sure what type of shocks he used. Over all it went where it needed to go.
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