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tab22092 07-11-2013 08:08 PM

Rancho 7000 mt's arrived!
 
Well brown santa stopped by today and dropped off my rancho mt 7000's while i was at work! I wanted to give a shout out to kjeeper for posting an excellent review on the product. He really swayed my decision. I highly suggest giving it a read if your contemplating buying a set of shocks. After looking at then i can tell you they are definitely well built with a generous corrosion resistant coating on them. Cant wait to put them on to report back about the ride. Good job so far rancho!!

dawhitesJKU 07-11-2013 08:11 PM

are you pairing it up to a lift? btw, kjeeper should get some sort of commission for all the reviews. he got me on the aev geometry brackets as well.

tab22092 07-11-2013 08:19 PM

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Originally Posted by dawhitesJKU (Post 3952118)
are you pairing it up to a lift? btw, kjeeper should get some sort of commission for all the reviews. he got me on the aev geometry brackets as well.

Just my 2" budget boost for now. I got the 26's and 28's which are for the 0-2 inch rigs, but ive heard guys run em on 2.5 lifts as well. I really had my heart set on the RE 2.5" lift but honestly i think its gonna be one of the last things i do. I was just thinking there are better mods to spend the money on at the moment, and more useful. I wanna do a re gear and have some tires on there before i lift it any higher. And yea man he really should! Lol i know he put the rancho voodoo on me lol.

dawhitesJKU 07-11-2013 08:29 PM

^one of many advantages of owning a 2dr.

tab22092 07-11-2013 08:36 PM

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Originally Posted by dawhitesJKU (Post 3952178)
^one of many advantages of owning a 2dr.

What do you mean?

tab22092 07-11-2013 08:40 PM

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Here are some pics. Idk why rancho chose to put the 9000s on the box but thats ok lol anyways as you can see, very nicely built. I just cant figure out what they little fabric type this is around the piston on top of the tube lol. Or the little fork thing going through the eye. Dont think im gonna use the boots that came with it. Always heard its worse to run them with em on. Best believe ill be slapping those stickers on though! Lol

tab22092 07-11-2013 08:44 PM

Forgot to shout out quadratec! On my front door within 3 days! Plus free shipping. Plain awesome place to deal with.

Big Fran 07-11-2013 08:49 PM

The little fork thing going through the eye is how the rear shocks mount at the top.

dawhitesJKU 07-11-2013 08:50 PM

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Originally Posted by tab22092 (Post 3952213)
What do you mean?

take offs from 4drs will net 2drs a lift. lmao @tabb22092. i never heard "shout out" since high school. and thats back in 2000.

XtreemLee 07-11-2013 08:51 PM

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Here are some pics. Idk why rancho chose to put the 9000s on the box but thats ok lol anyways as you can see, very nicely built. I just cant figure out what they little fabric type this is around the piston on top of the tube lol. Or the little fork thing going through the eye. Dont think im gonna use the boots that came with it. Always heard its worse to run them with em on. Best believe ill be slapping those stickers on though! Lol

That little fork thing is how you are going to mount them. The fabric thing is a bump stop. They put the 9000XL's on the box because they are better :-). I just put the 9000's on my LJ.

tab22092 07-11-2013 08:56 PM

Lol the shout out thing is still kind of popular around here and im 21 lol plus i just wanna give credit where credit is due alright old man lmao. Just kidding. And it was a toss up for these and the 9000's but these ones just did it for me, especially after kjeepers review.

dawhitesJKU 07-11-2013 08:58 PM

LOL. You'll get here one day. were you still able to secure the rebate?

tab22092 07-11-2013 09:03 PM

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Originally Posted by dawhitesJKU (Post 3952321)
LOL. You'll get here one day. were you still able to secure the rebate?

Honestly didnt inquire about it because i knew it technically ended. Shoulda at least brought it up in covo with the q-tec guy now that im thinking about it :/

HK_Runner 07-11-2013 10:08 PM

What shocks do you have now? Looking forward to your impressions.

tab22092 07-11-2013 10:09 PM

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Originally Posted by HK_Runner (Post 3952600)
What shocks do you have now? Looking forward to your impressions.

Right now i have stock sport shocks on, and me too! Lol

HK_Runner 07-11-2013 10:11 PM

Damn, I was hoping you would say 5100s. lol

tab22092 07-11-2013 10:14 PM

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Originally Posted by HK_Runner (Post 3952623)
Damn, I was hoping you would say 5100s. lol

5100's were in the running. But ive heard one to many reports of harshness with them. Thats why i decided against them. According to k jeeper they basically have all the good aspects of the 5100's but without the harshness.

HK_Runner 07-11-2013 10:16 PM

Oh I meant I wish you had 5100s on a 2-door 2012, found them too harsh, and were swapping out. :)

tab22092 07-11-2013 10:21 PM

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Originally Posted by HK_Runner (Post 3952641)
Oh I meant I wish you had 5100s on a 2-door 2012, found them too harsh, and were swapping out. :)

Ohhhhh hahaha ok gotcha

kjeeper10 07-12-2013 05:32 AM

Well, good choice in shocks :D

Couple install tips.
- if not too late. Leave the straps on the rear 2 shocks.
- make sure the lower rear bushing fits. You may have to spread the factory mount with a pry bar. Last thing you want is to muscle the shock up to find it won't fit.
- like I said, leave the strap on and bolt up the top two bolts. Now cut the strap and guide the shock bushing into the lower mount.

The fronts are straight forward. Install top but don't tighten the nut. The mount is up higher so you can get under the shock and compress easier than the rear. Tighten lower and than the upper. You want the upper nut tightened just enough to compress the bushings.

Good luck and can't wait for review. I speak for HK as well :D

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/ran...ks-253720.html

kjeeper10 07-12-2013 05:49 AM

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Originally Posted by tab22092 (Post 3952350)

Honestly didnt inquire about it because i knew it technically ended. Shoulda at least brought it up in covo with the q-tec guy now that im thinking about it :/

The rebate is only good if you bought the shocks before the deadline (June 30th) and post marked before the 1st of August.

The plastic piece is for the strap/ribbon only. I have no idea what the foam thing is for :confused:

tab22092 07-12-2013 09:08 AM

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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 (Post 3953558)

The rebate is only good if you bought the shocks before the deadline (June 30th) and post marked before the 1st of August.

The plastic piece is for the strap/ribbon only. I have no idea what the foam thing is for :confused:

Thank you for the install advice! Hopefully ill be putting them on today. If not definitely tomorrow. And someone mentioned it possibly being a bumpstop earlier. I think it could be but at the same time it feels like it comes off to easy :/

kjeeper10 07-12-2013 09:10 AM

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Originally Posted by tab22092 (Post 3953856)

Thank you for the install advice! Hopefully ill be putting them on today. If not definitely tomorrow. And someone mentioned it possibly being a bumpstop earlier. I think it could be but at the same time it feels like it comes off to easy :/

Yea ... Bumpstops are hard plastic/rubber. That's some sort of protection. Ill ask Matt today.

tab22092 07-12-2013 09:22 AM

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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 (Post 3953861)

Yea ... Bumpstops are hard plastic/rubber. That's some sort of protection. Ill ask Matt today.

Awesome thanks man

kjeeper10 07-12-2013 12:11 PM

The mystery has been solved :)

The foam piece is there to absorb any shock oil. Sometimes a small amount will seep out before the seals seat.

tab22092 07-12-2013 02:18 PM

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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 (Post 3954448)
The mystery has been solved :)

The foam piece is there to absorb any shock oil. Sometimes a small amount will seep out before the seals seat.

There was a little oily film between the foam piece and the tube so that explains it! Thank you again!

tab22092 07-14-2013 03:16 PM

Ok so ive got them on. I drove myself to get a slice of pizza. And WOW. these things are just simply amazing. I floated over the rail road tracks that used to chatter my teeth and give my shift knob seizures. I honestly could not believe it. And just for hahas i went off on this little washboard trail by my place and was able to second gear without being tossed around! This is truly the best money ive spent so far. Look no further than the 7000's. thats it!

kjeeper10 07-14-2013 03:41 PM

Phew!! I could not wait for your review. Now we can both rub it in HK's face :rofl: :thumb:

tab22092 07-14-2013 03:44 PM

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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 (Post 3961303)
Phew!! I could not wait for your review. Now we can both rub it in HK's face :rofl: :thumb:

I am so glad i read your review when i did haha and yes i can see HK giving us the jealous eye already! Hahaha jk HK. Kjeeper i do have a question though. How far did you compress the rubber bushing on the front shocks? And did you choose to put the boots on? Cuz im running no boots lol

kjeeper10 07-14-2013 03:45 PM

I find it very hard to describe how these shocks feel.


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