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Rancho RS5274 RS5000 Series Shock

$52.95


Rancho RS5000 Shocks and Rancho 5000 Shocks

Rancho brings the goods for highway or trail driving with Rancho RS5000 Shocks. They're excellent on either stock or lifted vehicles, and crafted for serious durability. Plus, Rancho RS5000 Shocks come with a price tag that's easy on your budget.

Rancho brings the goods for highway or trail driving with Rancho RS5000 Shocks. They're excellent on either stock or lifted vehicles, and crafted for serious durability. Plus, Rancho RS5000 Shocks come with a price tag that's easy on your budget.

RS5000™ Shock Absorber - Rancho ® Performance

Juan Maderita

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Apr 4, 2006 - 12:49am PT
There are some important variables which are missing:
How much weight is over the rear? (Camper shell + lots of camping gear, or empty pickup bed)
What percentage of off road vs. highway driving?
Your priority? (no compromise off road, or a smooth highway ride)

The Bilsteins are excellent all around, and soft enough for a smooth yet controlled highway ride. Seems like I recently saw an ad for $69 each; shop carefully as the m.s.r.p. is ridiculous.

Personally, I like KYB Gas-A-Just monotube shocks for off roading. They are stiff, so many find them objectionable on the highway.

I've run Rancho RS5000 shocks on several Jeeps and 4x4s and even an offroad trailer. They are good. They kept working even with huge dents smashed in, and never seem to fade from heat buildup. Not overly stiff in my opinion.

If you are concerned about the ride comfort, you might look into the Rancho RS9000 adjustable shocks. Just turn a knob and dial it in from soft to firm. It's more $, but your happiness should be guaranteed w/ a few adjustments.

My advice: if you are doing a lot of really rough off road driving, step up and spend the money for good shocks. If you are just driving long gravel roads, you will benefit more from airing down the tires to below 20psi.

Currently, I have Bilstein coilovers on my sand rail, RS9000s on an E350 4x4 van, and replaced my trusty RS5000s on my Wrangler with Fox 2.0 Emulsion shocks. The wife's Jeep Grand Cherokee will soon get a set of Bilsteins.
And next time I have to put shocks on my 83 year old mother's car, I will probably use Gabriels...



Rancho RS5000 Shock Absorber - JCWhitney

Rancho brings the goods for highway or trail driving with Rancho RS5000 Shocks. They're excellent on either stock or lifted vehicles, and crafted for serious durability. Plus, Rancho RS5000 Shocks come with a price tag that's easy on your budget.

Bought some Rancho RS5000 shocks for my F150 and they are quality shocks, purchased from this seller and their customer service was excellent. I called them and they took the time to answer all my questions.