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i went down to 4 wheel parts today because i wanted some rancho shocks for my bronco. it is a 92 with a 6" lift. but when i got down there they told me rancho dosent make a shock for a bronco with that much lift, just up to 4". is this right or is he full of it? So i ended up getting a set of pro comp 9000's.
 

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well im not really sure about this but i dont believe that rancho has made a 6 inch lift for anything up intill like last year...at least a true 6" lift, but for some reason i think ive heard guys on here say that they have 9000's with like 8 " of lift, oh yeah i believe Biginuf(Marc) has Rancho 9000's on his truck and he has a 8" susp with a 3" body so im sure he will tell u whats up soon enough
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The Sales guy hosed you. I've bought Rancho 9000's for 4",6", & 8" of lift with no problem and on various vehicles. There's a link to the President of 4WPW on their website. I lodged my complaint directly with him which resulted in a $300 credit and a formal apology from the store manager. You may not want to go that far for just shocks, but definitely notify the store manager.
 

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well now im pissed off. when i go down there i am defintely going to talk to the store manager. but im still confused, he showed me the book and it did say 4", maybe i missed something.
 

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Maybe his book sucked. Sometimes you don't get the whole picture. Like me. I've only been shown what they can do, not what someone else can do. Its not right. Tell him whats going on.
 

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I have 9000's for my 84' ram w/ 6"lift. But you may not be able to get them for a Bronco w/ 6"lift, They are all different. But if it wasn't in his book he should have called Rancho to check if they carry them. Some things aren't in those books no matter how long they have carried them, and some times they are a new product so they arn't in that 1-2 yr. old book. I'd call Rancho directly to find out if they carry them.
 

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im just gonna go down there and talk to them about it and call rancho while im there, get everything sorted out, and if they dont make em thats ok.
 

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rancho for sure used to make 6 inch for a ford .if they still do im not sure.

they never used to advertise them because they used to only make lifts up to 4 inches.

just my opinion i dont like the 5000s as i have bent them more than once.

i personnally think you have the better shock already.providing you didnt pay a ton more for them you should be fine
 

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I know you asked about the rancho 9's, but I had rancho 5's on my F-150 with 6", Shocks only have a few variables, you have the type of ends on the shock for mounting purposes, you have the length and travel, and the type of vehicle they are going on, like the shocks for your bronco, arent bronco specific, they probably fit many vehicles in the same class, maybe a full size blazer, 1/2-ton p/u's. You definately should go talk to that guys boss, maybe they will give something free for your trouble.
 

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This is when I love the internet, and have learned to hate the parts monkeys. Granted, the carquest I go to in my town doesn't have monkeys, they actually have good people, but most places just have monkeys.

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And specifically (these are all PDFs):

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<!-- BBCode u2 Start -->http://www.gorancho.com/documents/specifications_2.pdf" TARGET="_blank<!-- BBCode u2 End --> (compressed, extended, travel, mounting codes, and valving)
<!-- BBCode u2 Start -->http://www.gorancho.com/documents/specifications_3.pdf" TARGET="_blank<!-- BBCode u2 End -->

So, best thing I've found to do is look stuff up and really look at the numbers, and see if they will work.

They also have crossreferences of shocks and vehicles:

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<!-- BBCode u2 Start -->http://www.gorancho.com/documents/rs9000.pdf" TARGET="_blank<!-- BBCode u2 End -->

<!-- BBCode u2 Start -->http://www.gorancho.com/documents/shocks.pdf" TARGET="_blank<!-- BBCode u2 End -->

The parts monkey probably looked at the last part, and went as far as that.

You can take the part# for the 4" lift, and then find the shock with the same mounts that's 2-3" longer extended, and hopefully short enough compressed as to not use IT for a bump-stop, and you're all set.
 
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