Hey, need help deciding which shocks to buy. I'm thinking about getting the Rancho 9000 or the fox 2.0. I've read good reviews on both but can't decide what to go with. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
If you prefer a softer ride then the 9000XLs are your best choice since you can select a lower compression damping setting. If you are more performance oriented (handling and impact absorption) the Fox shocks are better, or even the Bilstein's but they have a stronger performance bias so some owners do find the ride a somewhat harsh.Hey, need help deciding which shocks to buy. I'm thinking about getting the Rancho 9000 or the fox 2.0. I've read good reviews on both but can't decide what to go with. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
I was running Bilstein 5100 with a Full Traction 3" lift. I found the 5100s while very good shocks to be rather harsh, transferring the smaller irregularities straight into the chassis. I switched to King OEM 2.0 Performance Series King Shocks Direct bolt-on performance shock kits for Jeeps from King Shocks « King Off-Road OEM Bolt-On Shocks : kingshocks.com and could not be happier with the outcome. They just soak everything up, I have to hit something quite hard to really feel it. I can recommend them without reservation.
The new Rancho RS5000X is getting great reviews even when compared directly with Fox.Its my dd with some mild weekend wheeling
Dude, they are only $955 for 4... LOLI'm sure they are nice, but at $1,800 for four shocks it's not a valid comparison with Rancho, Fox or Bilstein.