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Rancho RS9000XL full suspension

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Teriks, May 19, 2017.

  1. May 19, 2017 at 12:31 PM
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    Teriks

    Teriks [OP] New Member

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    Anyone else have these installed? I saw that Rancho had a gift card rebate on rockauto.com and the price for all four wasn't too bad, especially after the $100 off, so I pulled the trigger. I've had them installed for about two weeks now and like them quite a bit. Much better than the stock suspension on my 08, and the adjustability is pretty cool.

    Rancho claims a 400% difference between the lowest setting and highest setting, but it feels less than that to me. 1 is pretty spongy and soaks up lots of bumps, but has body roll like crazy and the brakes feel a bit less effective as the front end dips. 9 is a bit too stiff for me (right now) on a truck like this, but the braking is awesome and body roll is way, way less noticeable. The install was pretty easy overall as it's still at stock height.

    I've never been in a Tundra (or anything, for that matter) with the "normal" Bilstein upgrades but the Rancho set I have seems like it'll work good for my needs. I have yet to off-road or tow with them, though. Might get a chance to do some light off-roading soon so I can update then.
     
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  2. May 19, 2017 at 1:59 PM
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    FlashCulprit

    FlashCulprit ColoradoTJ's whipping boy/Gino's illegitimate son.

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    I'm actually really curious about the quality in these. I've always used rancho in my jeeps, but they have years of R&D with the jeep. It makes me curious as to how they'll hold up on our Japanese designed trucks. Keep us updated.

    Also, how "on the fly" is the adjustment? Is the knob easy to turn or do you need an adjustment wrench of sorts?
     
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  3. May 19, 2017 at 2:38 PM
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    Teriks

    Teriks [OP] New Member

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    You can turn them by hand without a tool, but going up requires more force then going down. I can change all of my corners by getting on the ground and reaching under the truck, but I need a glove to get a better grip on the fronts with some of the extra parts in the way. The build quality of them seem pretty top-notch, and so far there haven't been any issues, but they're still fresh.
     
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  4. May 19, 2017 at 6:20 PM
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    FlashCulprit

    FlashCulprit ColoradoTJ's whipping boy/Gino's illegitimate son.

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    Well. They've always done well for me on my other weekend rides!

    Glad to see them dip their toes into the Japanese truck market.
     
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