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05-01-2013 07:21 AM
Jaxon1023
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Originally Posted by 2003 wrangler View Post
I have the rancho steering stabilizer and the rs9000xl shocks both great products don't have any complaints yet. Made in USA and limited lifetime warranty you cant beat it! Joey.
I have the same setup. Have had it for a few months and love the ride
04-30-2013 11:03 PM
EricsRubi
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Originally Posted by 2003 wrangler View Post
I have the rancho steering stabilizer and the rs9000xl shocks both great products don't have any complaints yet. Made in USA and limited lifetime warranty you cant beat it! Joey.
How long have you had them?
04-30-2013 10:16 PM
2003 wrangler I have the rancho steering stabilizer and the rs9000xl shocks both great products don't have any complaints yet. Made in USA and limited lifetime warranty you cant beat it! Joey.
04-30-2013 02:33 PM
Rancho
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Originally Posted by EricsRubi View Post
Thanks for all the help. I wouldn't imagine the rancho 7000 making a much bigger difference than the 5000 series?

The 7000 series will be "firmer" than the 5000 based on its high pressure nitrogen charge. I like it on our JK platforms. I know one of our engineers has it on his LJ and likes this paired up to our 9000's. He chose the 9000's because of the expansion cracks (I guess there are a lot on SoCal freeways) are a better feel for him.
04-30-2013 02:13 PM
EricsRubi Thanks for all the help. I wouldn't imagine the rancho 7000 making a much bigger difference than the 5000 series?
04-30-2013 01:49 PM
Rancho
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Originally Posted by TXST8tj View Post
I know what you're saying, but these are all made in Mexico. There is something NOT made in China! haha.

Monroe, Rancho, and Pro Comp are all made by the same company, likely to the exact same specs. Go with whichever is cheaper.

Rancho shocks (RS5000/90000XL) are made in the USA.
Rancho RS7000MT's are made in the US and Canada.


Rancho, along with Monroe, are a part of Tenneco.

MANY smaller companies will come to only a handful of shock manufacturers to have a shock/ stabilizer made to their price point/specs.

I know our valving on a lot of our shocks are WAY different than others, as on a daily basis I e-mail with one of our engineers who deals mainly with this side of our shocks.
04-30-2013 12:49 PM
Timberline
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Originally Posted by jasongind View Post
I have the Teraflex and like it. It's stiffer than the factory stabilizer.
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04-30-2013 12:44 PM
jasongind I have the Teraflex and like it. It's stiffer than the factory stabilizer.
04-30-2013 12:34 PM
UnlimitedRubicon I went with an Old Man Emu omesd48 for two reasons:

1. I had a gift certificate to spend
2. it is valved stiffer than the omesd40 for the TJ
04-30-2013 12:20 PM
TheDesertOutlaw I am running the Rancho Steering Stabilizer, and it has a very close valving to the Pro-Comp Steering Stabilizer.



This past Friday, I pulled off the Rancho (new) and compared the two. Both are nearly identical in valving. The new Rancho Monotube steering stabilizers might be more resistant to shimmy.

Rancho Suspension: Shocks » RS7000MT™ Monotube Steering Stabilizer

I would also like to check out the HARD KOR Steering Stabilizer for a better resistance to tire shimmy:

Hard-KOR and OME Steering Stabilizers - KevinsOffRoad.com

Good luck!
04-30-2013 11:56 AM
Jmaddox22472 Went with Rancho and like it!
04-30-2013 11:13 AM
kjeeper10 Rancho
04-30-2013 10:09 AM
NC Bear I went with Rancho and I am happy. I found the cheapest price at Advance Auto...
04-30-2013 09:45 AM
TXST8tj
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Originally Posted by Atthehop View Post
Cheaper equals cheap Chinese junk.
I know what you're saying, but these are all made in Mexico. There is something NOT made in China! haha.

Monroe, Rancho, and Pro Comp are all made by the same company, likely to the exact same specs. Go with whichever is cheaper.
04-30-2013 09:33 AM
Jerry Bransford
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Originally Posted by jp2611 View Post
stock replacement is usually fine...you CAN pay more, but why?
The OE factory steering damper (aka but less accurately stabilizer) is fine with stock size tires but once you start running bigger tires, it's too small.

There really should be no "feel" difference between the various aftermarket steering dampers. They are basically the same thing.... a hydraulic shock absorber that is valved 50:50 so it resists equally in both directions.
04-30-2013 09:23 AM
Lowrollin12 I went with OME and it rides great! but my stock one was sold old I cant compare. The one advantage the OME one had over stock was the stock piston was exposed so dirt could get into the seals easier, OME is sealed.... Again IMO.
04-30-2013 06:17 AM
blas32 Half yr and nothin I noticed other than it looks better.
04-29-2013 09:30 PM
EricsRubi
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Originally Posted by blas32 View Post
Rancho
How long have you had it and did you notice anything different?
04-29-2013 09:30 PM
EricsRubi
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Originally Posted by UnlimitedLJ04 View Post
Monroe is a name brand....
You know what I mean lol
04-29-2013 08:43 PM
blas32 Rancho
04-29-2013 08:36 PM
UnlimitedLJ04
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Originally Posted by EricsRubi View Post
So since that is the case, why buy a brand name when there probably is no difference with the Monroe
Monroe is a name brand....
04-29-2013 08:34 PM
EricsRubi I'm not a fan of rancho or skyjackers colors as I would just rip the sticker off to paint it so it doesn't look like crap. So since that is the case, why buy a brand name when there probably is no difference with the Monroe
04-29-2013 07:57 PM
Jaxon1023 I've got a rancho but I wanted it to match my shocks. It works as it should and looks good under my jeep.
04-29-2013 07:57 PM
UnlimitedLJ04
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Originally Posted by EricsRubi View Post
Sounds good. I was looking at them and they had good reviews
just make sure you get one labeled as an OEM replacement - do NOT get a universal fit unit.
04-29-2013 07:39 PM
EricsRubi Sounds good. I was looking at them and they had good reviews
04-29-2013 07:04 PM
UnlimitedLJ04
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Originally Posted by EricsRubi View Post
Well i was thinking an aftermarket stabilizer would perform better and definitely be cheaper than an oem one..
just get a Monroe or whatever from the local auto parts store and call it good.
04-29-2013 07:00 PM
Neil F. All stabilizers are valved 50/50. You do not need anything fancy or big name. You can get a Monroe from just about any parts store for aroung 35. That's what a lot of us have
04-29-2013 06:56 PM
EricsRubi
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Originally Posted by Atthehop View Post
Cheaper equals cheap Chinese junk.
I hate Chinese made jeep parts, aka: smittybilt. Do you have a preference?
04-29-2013 06:55 PM
Atthehop Cheaper equals cheap Chinese junk.
04-29-2013 06:38 PM
EricsRubi Well i was thinking an aftermarket stabilizer would perform better and definitely be cheaper than an oem one..
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