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Old 02-23-2016, 01:05 PM   #1
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Shocks for the Tug

I was just looking at my shocks on my Dodge I have been running Rancho 9000XL. These are a throwback from my days of off-roading. They seen to work well for towing (even though they are worn out) I am about to replace them an was wondering if any one has them on their Redwood Tug. I hope this is not one of those truck brand, Oil brand war things.
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Old 02-23-2016, 01:10 PM   #2
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Tom, that's what I had on both my tow vehicles... and the three Ford 'deezle' Excursions before them

Really liked the ability to tune the shock to my needs at the time..
I even saved the in cab controller from my last set !!!

Once a year they have a special deal where you can get them for about $80 per shock.
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I don't have the in cab adjuster. Is it worth the effort to put it in? I have used Rancho 9000 for years and put them on this truck when it was new. I was not towing then so I was just wondering.
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Been looking also! May be a coin toss between the Rancho 9000 or Bilstein 5100?? Both have good reviews, just don't know how often you have to adjust the Ranchos!
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I have always used the Ranchos on my duallys, but with my new Denali dually I am getting ready to install the Bilsteins.
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Been looking also! May be a coin toss between the Rancho 9000 or Bilstein 5100?? Both have good reviews, just don't know how often you have to adjust the Ranchos!
Back in the day I had an Excursion doing all of the dirty work. That vehicle didn't have the best reputation for pulling heavy, bumper pull trailers. I put the Bilstein 5100 on it and those babies went a long way to helping the Ex pull much better. I've gone with Bilsteins ever since.
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Once I found the sweet spot for my fronts I didn't change it, but did change the rears when towing or not....
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I've been happy with Rancho's on both my trucks. I don't even bother to back them down on my dually anymore.

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Since I've had no ride-issues with my dually, I wouldn'tt think of replacing with anything but OEM. My last dually rode like a cement mixer but this one is so nice.

Reminds me of the saying..."If it aint broke, don't fix it."
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Since I've had no ride-issues with my dually, I wouldn'tt think of replacing with anything but OEM. My last dually rode like a cement mixer but this one is so nice.

Reminds me of the saying..."If it aint broke, don't fix it."
My Rancho 9000XL's have 170,000 miles on them they're almost broke
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