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Doug
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7/05/2001
14:53:22

Subject: Rancho RS9000
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I have a 95 SLT 4x4 and was thinking about the Rancho Rs9000 shocks with the dual action remote system. I was just wondering if anyone has used them and what they thought about the system in whole or in part. Are the 9000 shocks worth buying or do they give a rough ride around town?

Thanks



skoorb
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7/05/2001
15:18:37

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I am curious about the same thing and wondering if they sell them for a quad cab



Superfly
Dodge Dakota


7/05/2001
16:12:47

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The RS9000 gives any kind of ride you want around town as it is an adjustable shock. Settings go from 1 (super squishy) to 5 (Rock hard). I have these on my 97 SLT 4x4 and they are a great improvement over the stock shock. As for the in cab adjusters... DONT DO IT!!!. My buddy had the in-cab adjuster and after 1 Arizona summer the little air hoses all cracked and split, which leaves them set at 1 until you replace the hoses. You really dont need to adjust that often anyway. I usually set it at 2 or 3 for onroad and 3 or 4 for offroad.



Chris
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7/09/2001
17:15:30

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I have a 99 dodge ram 2500 v10 and i have
the rs9000's with the incab air adjustment,
and i have to say that i love having it incab. its
so convienent... i dont know about where you
guys live, but here in california every road you
drive on it out of wack, so i just adjust my
shocks until im happy with the performance,
and i love it!



Kevin Moore
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7/09/2001
22:48:49

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Ok, so I live in Arizona and am saving up for the RS9000s, but now I don't know if I should get the in cab controlers, I don't want the hoses to fail, but it sounds so cool to have them. Has anyone else experienced a failure with the hoses?

Kevin
98 4x4, 318



Jeff
Dodge Dakota


7/10/2001
15:23:56

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Here's your answer fellas. The shocks themselves are fantastic. The in-cab adjustments take several hours to install and have their advantages/disadvantages. The advantages are, obviously, to be able to adjust the settings (1-5) on your shocks on the fly. The disadvantages are that it is known that you will lose 1 sensitivity setting every few days because of the friction-fit hose that slides into the shocks themselves and that it is a very long and delicate install.

I have the entire setup on my Jeep right now. The system has been running properly and accurately for over a year now. Yes, it is neat. And yes it is reliable if you take careful and delicate time to install the entire setup. We're talkin' hoses, air distribution trees, air compressor, gauges and more. Quite frankly, if I didn't have it, I wouldn't miss it. The only time it gets used is once every few days to pump the system back to it's original 3&2 setting and once every couple of weeks when I'm rock-crawling in the cascades. It is a neat set-up and I don't regret buying it, but I now know I don't need them even though they are working perfectly. It's more of a neat toy to me just like my Kenwood DVD player in my truck, I could always reach down behind the tire once every couple of weeks to adjust the shock pressure for wheeling.

Hope this helps. You decide if you want it. Good luck.

Jeff



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