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Rancho Shocks

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by retvet, Dec 1, 2009.

  1. Dec 1, 2009 at 9:21 AM
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    retvet

    retvet [OP] New Member

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    I'm planning on replacing my rear shocks with the Rancho brand. I see that there are a number available. Which one would be the best compromise between cost and performance. I own a 4 WD 2005 Toyota Tacoma. Jim
     
  2. Dec 1, 2009 at 9:25 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    Welcome to TW! The only Ranchos I like (or had decent results with) have been the RSXs'. Personally, I think the Bilstien 5100's are a better shock for the Tacoma.
     
  3. Dec 1, 2009 at 5:05 PM
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    mixaro

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    yeah what chris 4x4 said, go with the bilstein 5100 shocks, they are far better then the ranchos. every rancho i've run in any vehicle i've owned were POS.
     
  4. Dec 1, 2009 at 5:11 PM
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    Anathollo

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    X3! to what chris said. If you go cheap now on your truck, you'll be replacing it later down the road and it'll be more expensive.

    Check out downsouth Motorsports for the cheapest bilstein shocks you can get.
     
  5. Dec 2, 2009 at 4:08 AM
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    Janster

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    Personally, I'm not a fan of Rancho. I've used them in the past (years ago) and I had atleast 2 shocks leak - luckily at the time, they had a lifetime warrantee. They don't last very long either - I was lucky to get 2 years out of them (piston leaked).
     
  6. Dec 2, 2009 at 6:00 AM
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    I had the Rancho RS5000 on my 95 Tacoma 4X4 front and back. I think I installed them on my truck at about 80K miles and they were still on there when my truck went to the crusher with 146K miles. I have no complaints about them; they never leaked and performed properly.
     
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