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Rancho 5000

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 2004Taco, Jan 4, 2010.

  1. Jan 4, 2010 at 8:58 PM
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    2004Taco

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    Got some today :) hope they work out well.
     
  2. Jan 5, 2010 at 7:49 AM
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    Not my first choice in replacement shocks. I would have gotten some feedback here before settling on those. Bilstein are favored for a reason over Rancho, Monroe, Pro Comp and etc.
     
  3. Jan 5, 2010 at 12:07 PM
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    I was thinking about some bills but I do alot of on road driving then off road. I heard that the bills have a ruff ride on road but nice off.
     
  4. Jan 5, 2010 at 12:19 PM
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    Ranchos will be rusted in one year not my choice
     
  5. Jan 5, 2010 at 12:47 PM
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    Why would they rust in a year?
     
  6. Jan 5, 2010 at 12:49 PM
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    Don't sweat it dude. I ran Rancho's on my 98. The frame rusted out before they did. They were on it for 5 years.
     
  7. Jan 5, 2010 at 1:04 PM
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    I had two sets of RS5000's on previous vehicles, first set on my Jeep Wrangler for 6 years/125K miles, second set on my Jeep Cherokee for 12 years/135K miles. Never had a problem, didn't rust, fade, or leak. Even the boots held up for all those years and miles, lots of them off-road.

    I don't understand why Rancho has such a bad reputation on here. Not deserved, IMO.
     
  8. Jan 5, 2010 at 3:17 PM
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    I live in long beach, California. So I couldn't imagine anything rustying out here. I've heard good things about ranchos. That's why I got them. I guess I'll try them for myself to see if I like them.
     
  9. Jan 7, 2010 at 8:27 AM
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    I would spend the money on some Bilstein 5100 Adjustable front. You can level out the front of your truck since you have to remove the stock coilovers, use a spring compressor, swap out the shocks, reinstall and get an alignment anyways.
     
  10. Jan 7, 2010 at 8:41 AM
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    I already have spacer and I just bought some Coilovers. I like the prerunner look.
     
  11. Jan 7, 2010 at 8:42 AM
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    If that is the case I would still choose a better valved shocks > Rancho. What is your rear setup?
     
  12. Jan 7, 2010 at 9:45 AM
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    i had rancho 9000 on my truck w/ spacers a few years back. the shock were actually not that bad but they did rust in less than a year, and i live in CA too
     
  13. Jan 7, 2010 at 10:27 AM
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    Stock in the rear
     
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