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I have been thinking about replacing the shocks on my 01 Off Road with the RS9000 with the dual remote control set up.

Is anyone running these? If so how does the truck handle on and off road?
A friend of mine had this set up on his 94 Bronco and it seemed OK but I am just wondering how good they are on the Dodge.

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i have used Rancho rs9000's on a Jeep Grand cherokee and a jeep cherokee both new vehicles also i put them on a chevy blazer. i did not get the remote controll system though. But they both ride way better both on and off road now then when they did with the stock shocks.
 

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I've got RS9000s in the rear, and in a dual shock setup, I have both an RS5000 and an RS9000 on each side up front.

I also have a 300+lb plate-steel front bumper, and am planning on a winch.

But right now, I set the fronts down to 1-2 for most driving, 3-4 for long highway trips and mountain roads. Set on 1 they are really soft off-road, especially in washboard. Set on 5 I can take the front-end airborne and land softly without bottoming out....

The rears are at 1 when empty, and 2-3 with a load. The truck corners WAY better with 200# in the bed and the shocks set on 2. <IMG SRC="/board/images/smilies/icon_smile.gif">
 

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Thanks for the info guys. I will have to see about getting this set up some time soon.

My biggest issue will be the install. I know I can install it all myself but am not sure if I will have the free time it takes.

I called 4 Wheel Parts and they want $500 to install the complete system.
 

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The installs for me didnt take long at all the only problem i had was keeping the dried up mud from underneath my truck falling in my eyes.
For getting the old shocks out id recommend hitting them with wd40 to loosen the up a little and also MAKE SURE they give you the correct shocks i dont know how many time 4wheel parts either didnt have my shocks in stock or they gave me the wrong ones.
 

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I have RS9000's on my truck, I luv em'! Installing them was not hard at all, definetly not $500 worth! Took me maybe an hour/half for all four. What slowed me down was not knowing about the nuts used on the rear. They have an "ear" attached to the nut to lock the nut against something while installing/removing. I didn't know this and was trying to spin the nut off! Didn't work.
Only after I physically saw the ear on the nut did I realize why the nuts wouldn't come off! If you decide to install the shocks yourself, just remember you won't be able to spin the nut off, just the bolt.
As for ride, I can make my truck ride really stiffly or I can make it float. currently I have Reunel winch bumper, so my fronts are set at 4 and the rears are at 3

Troy

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The shocks are the easy part of the install. Its running all the lines and installing the cab mounted controls that are the expensive part of the install.

I am not worried about getting the correct shocks. I got the part number from Rancho.

Maybe I will have to make a weekend project out of it down at my brothers in Hollister when I am ready to do it.

thanks for the info guys.
 

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man i love the rancho rs9000x shocks their a great ride and ajustable in cab my buddy just put on the rs9000 on his 00 silverdo man thats a nice ride.. on and off road... im gunna putt them on my truck soon hope fully..[img=450x67]http://www.gorancho.com/images/products/shocks/RS9000X_shock.jpg[/img]
 

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I've run the 9000's for over a year and am well pleased with them on and off road but I can't see spending an additional $160.00 on the in-cab controller. It takes all of abbut 30 seconds to set them from the outside. Save the money and spend it on something else... JMHO
 

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I just installed the RS9000's on my 04 2500 and they ride great. Definetly much better than stock.
 
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