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Need new shocks- bilstien or Rancho rs9000

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Fastercat, Mar 8, 2012.

  1. Mar 8, 2012 at 7:57 AM
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    Fastercat

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    I'm in need of all 4 new shocks and am torn between the bilstien or the rs9000 which are adjustable. Does anyone have the 9000's? How do they ride? Does the adjustments make a difference? I was thinking it would be handy for loaded vrs unloaded, and street driving vrs trails. Ny one know how many km the ranchos are good for?
    I know a lot of guys on here run the bilstiens and that they last for a long time but I'd love to hear from someone with the ranchos. Thanks
     
  2. Mar 8, 2012 at 1:07 PM
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    lil J

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    Most folks here aren't supporters of ranchos, they're really not good shocks just good marketing
     
  3. Mar 8, 2012 at 1:13 PM
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    Bilstein. Don't get ranchos or we'll laugh at you.
     
  4. Mar 8, 2012 at 7:03 PM
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    Supposedly they have lifetime warranty. That being said I didn't know about the supreme tacomaworld knowledge I have depriving myself of all these years. Go Bilstein and save yourself the time, money, and effort. I still have a set of blown 9000s in the garage.
     
  5. Mar 8, 2012 at 10:20 PM
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    Seriously, Bilsteins FTW!
     
  6. Mar 9, 2012 at 10:44 AM
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    You might have Tokico since yours is a Double Cab due to stiffer springs but Bilstein yellow or Tokico will do.
     
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