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Old 01-11-2017, 09:55 PM   #1
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I am thinking of running adjustable dampening style on the Suburban like the Rancho RS9000 series. Does anyone have experience with these? Are there other manufacturers? I tried Billstein's site but it's not very friendly.
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Old 01-11-2017, 10:12 PM   #2
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I used rs 9000's back when I was rock crawling in California and they worked good. Bilstiens are in the next class up in price and performance.
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Old 01-11-2017, 10:22 PM   #3
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thanx. I couldn't find an adjustable bilstein. Fox has the adjustable remote reservoir but they are out of my price range for now
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I have had the RS9000s since they came out, and the RS5000 before that. The 9's were just 5's with half clicks in between the settings making 4 more adjustments. When my truck was loaded in the back, it helped to turn them up a bit. When the truck is empty, they are still a little too firm for me on the softest setting. You can feel the difference, so the adjustability is nice.
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Dad runs a set on the back of his rig. Likes them so far. Only had them on there for about half of last season
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thanx for the input! I am thinking I'll try these on the front of the 6bt suburban.
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how many times are you really gonna jump out and adjust valving? seems like just another part to break on a shock.
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Have had them on my early Bronco for years.
They have performed just fine. When I first installed them on my short wheel based rig, I encountered very high cross winds and was wandering all over the road. Adjusting these shocks helped that situation immensely.
The adj. shocks have been handy when hauling heavy loads/towing, too
Now my aftermarket rear springs are getting soft and stiffening up the rear shocks is going to get me by until I replace the leaf springs, though I may also look at adjustable air over coil prices.
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Get real shocks, dial in the valving and be done with it IMHO. Why mess with universal white shocks? If you send king, fox, bilstein, sway-a-way etc all the specs you can the valving will already be 100x better than a one size fits all emulsion shock.
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Get real shocks, dial in the valving and be done with it IMHO. Why mess with universal white shocks? If you send king, fox, bilstein, sway-a-way etc all the specs you can the valving will already be 100x better than a one size fits all emulsion shock.
One gets what they pay for sometimes, for sure.
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sure if money were no object I'd buy fox's dsc shocks.

how often would I really change them? probably every time I air down.
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