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Posted: 01/30/06 01:28pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I’m having Rancho RS9000X shocks (manually adjustable type) installed on my truck.

If you also use these, I’d appreciate it if you’d let me know what setting you use while
1) unloaded
2) loaded.

We stay on good gravel or better roads. Fully loaded, our truck will be about 150 lbs either side of Ford’s spec GVWR (9,900 lbs).

Thanks in advance.

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Posted: 01/30/06 01:47pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The answers will vary with the specific vehicle combination and road surface etc. In general, I run 5 or 3 front/1 rear unloaded, and with the TC in I run 7 front, 9 rear. It rides better than stock shocks both loaded and unloaded for me.

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I had mine installed about 3 weeks ago. I started out at 9 loaded and 1 unloaded. I use the camper almost every weekend. Now I use setting # 9 when loaded AND unloaded. (I quickly got tired of adusting them.) I did see a noticeable ride improvement with and without the camper.


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For our truck
Unloaded F-2 R-1
Loaede F-6 R-9


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Front loaded or unloaded:5
Rear loaded: 9, Unloaded: 4
Still experimenting with best settings in Ranch/Airbags combo


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front loaded/unloaded 5
rear loaded/unloaded 9

I've tried various settings unloaded and I can't see that much difference so I leave it at my loaded setting all the time.

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We run ours 8 rear loaded and 6 front loaded. Unloaded 4 all the way around. Great shocks and they significantly improved our truck when loaded. With the 5er and truck loaded, we run about 2,500-2,800 lbs on the rear axle above the truck unloaded weight. Downside was it made me realize how poor the OEM shocks were from day one!!

I'm thinking about installing the remote controller. I have two new kits in boxes, so may install one and sell the other. Others have told me they really do like the ability to adjust while on the go.

Good luck!


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Posted: 01/30/06 03:26pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

5 front
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You are going to have to experiment as it will be different for every vehicle and driving style. I can reach my rears without having to crawl around on the ground and the fronts by turning the tires to far right or left. Currently I have mine on 5 front and rear, we have rough roads and I like the handling on highways. I plan to use 7 to 9 when towing but haven't done much experimenting because I just put them on last month.

Make sure the guy installing them places the knob where it is easy to reach (if possible) unless you are getting the remote control kit.

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