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Old 01-23-2010, 12:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Installing Rancho 9000 XL

I am going to be installing my Rancho 9000 XL tomorrow on my truck. No installation instructions came with the shocks and Rancho has nothing on their website. Anything I need to be aware of? Any tricks? I have been told it is super easy, but knowing me I will end up making it twice as hard as it should be. Any advice would be welcome.
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long extension for the rear top bolts. Eye protection for falling debris. Do NOT put the rubber boots on!! They hold water and debris inside and cause rust, corosion etc.
Make sure you put the adjuster knob where u can get to them easily.
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Good to know! I was shocked how easy it was to put them on. What setting do you typically drive them on? I haven't figured out the dial thing yet, as to where I want to drive it. I also torqued them to 40 lbs. Sound about right?
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depends on tire pressure and use. I run 4-6 almosts always. On the rock roads in ARK I run on 1. You cant drive 40mph on 5 but can on 1 up there. 8 grown men, bags and coolers full of beer 7-8.
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Just put the Rancho 9000XL system on my 2001 Excursion last week. Decided to treat myself to the MyRide remote control too. I like having the option to change the settings on the fly without having to peek around tires. I tow a 30' camper and these shacks made a huge difference.

Also threw the Hellwig on the rear at the same time. Was a little challenging with the shock mounts but it's all snug now. Even my wife says the truck rides much nicer than it used to. She was always afraid to drive it because of the size but since I did the suspension and rear sway, it's tight
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Just put the Rancho 9000XL system on my 2001 Excursion last week. Decided to treat myself to the MyRide remote control too. I like having the option to change the settings on the fly without having to peek around tires. I tow a 30' camper and these shacks made a huge difference.

Also threw the Hellwig on the rear at the same time. Was a little challenging with the shock mounts but it's all snug now. Even my wife says the truck rides much nicer than it used to. She was always afraid to drive it because of the size but since I did the suspension and rear sway, it's tight
Totally agree. I was shocked at how much better it rode. Guess the 203K on the stock motorcrafts was a big much. I was shocked at how well it handled. Very flat in turns, really soaked up bumps well. Old ones bounced you all over when you hit a big bump. Throwing in the stabilizer today.
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fyi my first 9000's were shot at 90k. I would say your OE's were gone at 30-40K for sure!!
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I run mine on 1 all the way around when empty and with the camper they are set around 5-6 on front and maxxed at 9 on the rear. I tried 9 on the front and it sounded like something was going to break when driving because of the shocks apparently not moving and making the truck absorb the bumps on the old highways around here.

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