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ANy ideas on this which is better I have a 84 Toy Xtra Cab. I have Doestch on there now but am wondering how good they are compared to Rancho ???
 

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I am running doestech at all 4 corners and they work great for wheel travel and on road mannersims. My buddy is running Rancho's (5000's series) and says that he couldn't be happier. I recently read online, that the ranchos are made by Monroe and are the same as their top of line shock. Don't know if there is any truth to this but I would suggest you find someone with ranchos and ride along with them and make the comparison to your existing doestech. And BTW I used to run Bilsteins and the doestech are very comparible to them.
 

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I have used Doestch, and Rancho, the Ranchos were very stiff compared to the Doestch Tech. BUT I have also over heated and blew the hell out of the MV12's pre-running. Now there is no other choice except Bilstein for a good quality shock. Everyone I know with them are extremely happy with the ride and performance. The 5100's cost the same as a RS9000. Look into them I think you'll be surprised.
 

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I have 4 doetsch tech shocks on my samurai and i love them way better than ranchos.and you can also mount the doetsch tech over, ranchos does not recomend mounting them over.
 

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If you need new shocks go with the Rancho 9000's. They are adjustable, soft of rock crawling or firm to stop body sway when on the road. With the 9000's you can also firm them up when you get wheel hop while trying to climb. After you are up turn them down for a nice soft ride. I have NEVER heard anyone complain about the ride with Rancho 9000's. Give'em a try.
 

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I have Rancho 5000's at all 4 corners of my '92 pickup and couldn't be happier. However, I have never used Doetch Tech shocks so I can't compare them. I just know that my next pair of shocks will most likely be rancho 5000's as well.
 

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Originally posted by Hal:
<STRONG>If you need new shocks go with the Rancho 9000's. They are adjustable, soft of rock crawling or firm to stop body sway when on the road. With the 9000's you can also firm them up when you get wheel hop while trying to climb. After you are up turn them down for a nice soft ride. I have NEVER heard anyone complain about the ride with Rancho 9000's. Give'em a try.</STRONG>

Guess I am the first <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/thefinger.gif" border="0"> I had the in cab remote and thought it sucked because I was always having some sort of problem with it. I changed to the manual adjuster and I am just to damn lazy to get out and turn them every time I want a differnt stiffness. I wont buy them again. My $.02 <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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i like the ranchos there a good and trusted company who make great shocks <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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i have run the mv-12's for the past 2 years. They do overheat if you beat 'em long enough. But they are really soft. Thinking about the ranchos now. Would like the adjustability. My .02.
 

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I run Rancho RS9000's w/remote and i love them. The problem with the remote is you have to allow for shock travel with the air line so if you have massive amount of flex there is going to be problems. I use them on my 97 Ram 4x4 and had to reroute and recut the air lines a couple of times untill i got it right but, they work bitchin! I am building a 85 toy that will have about 20"s of flex all around and i am planning of running RS9000's w/remote and upside down to cut down on air line trouble. The other problem is cost! The 9000s run $60 apiece +or- and the remote is another $300.
 

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Originally posted by Erik Dlux:
<STRONG>
Guess I am the first <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/thefinger.gif" border="0"> I had the in cab remote and thought it sucked because I was always having some sort of problem with it. I changed to the manual adjuster and I am just to damn lazy to get out and turn them every time I want a differnt stiffness. I wont buy them again. My $.02 <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"></STRONG>
what he said. I had the rs 9000's on my old truck and the ability to adjust them was fun at first, but then I got sick of getting out and changing them all the time so I just found a setting that I liked and left it there. BTW, I really didn't notice any advantage to having adjustable shocks, I like my 5000's much better.
 

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I had Pre-runners on my 86,and 5000's on
my 84.I feel the Doetsch-Techs were better.
I'm ordering 13.5" travel Pre-runners from
Summit this week. $32.69ea.
Curtis
 

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what about the Pro Comp shocks
I know he asked about the Doestech
and Rancho's,I was wondering
about the Pro Comps since they are
all pretty close in price <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">
 

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My friend has an 85 4Runner that had the ProComps up front. I say "had", cuz, now he has RS9115's He likes them alot <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
I have RS9xxx's all the way around set at #1 and leave them there. I don't worry about re-setting them. People would wonder how I could run fast in the dirt and smaller rocks. Aired down and at #1, you glide <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
I had Doetsch Tech up front and broke one at the pin <IMG SRC="smilies/frown.gif" border="0"> Don't ask <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">
My $0.02
Danny
 

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<font color="yellow">I Had Ranchos 5-series on my CJ. Road like a damn log wagon. Went to Doestch and it was a whole new world.

Then I realized I was still driving a Heep <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"></font>
 

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Procomp shocks are made by rancho, and they are bit less expensive....
 
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