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doc.herb

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Posted: 05/14/07 10:34pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks for the info, as others have said. I will add a periodic 'adjustment' or spinning of all four shocks to my routine maintanence steps.
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Posted: 05/15/07 04:02am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Good Info; added to the TCU Forum.

Someone suggested a while back that periodically removing those adjuster knobs and filling that area with lithium grease. Sounds like a good idea.

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Posted: 05/15/07 04:24am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yep, antisieze might just work better.

What really needs to happen is Rancho needs to improve their design of the adjuster knob assembly to be more waterproof.

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I've always considered Ranchos to be fancy, pricey Monroes. I use Bilsteins and have always been more than satisfied with them. My wife's Tundra came with them and it drives better than any truck I ever drovem so I put 'em on my 94 Cummins dually - they made world of difference. I just oredered a set for my 03 Cummins dually.

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Posted: 05/15/07 04:20am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

BradW wrote:

Good Info; added to the TCU Forum.

Someone suggested a while back that periodically removing those adjuster knobs and filling that area with lithium grease. Sounds like a good idea.

Brad


I wonder if antisieze would be a better material to use.


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Posted: 05/15/07 06:20am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I used to reset mine in the winter when I took the TC off. But I didn't bother this last winter. Just left them all on 9. Harsh ride but I'm ready to CARRY when necessary! [emoticon]


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Posted: 05/15/07 12:05pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

jegssr wrote:

I've always considered Ranchos to be fancy, pricey Monroes. I use Bilsteins and have always been more than satisfied with them. My wife's Tundra came with them and it drives better than any truck I ever drovem so I put 'em on my 94 Cummins dually - they made world of difference. I just oredered a set for my 03 Cummins dually.


why is it whenever the topic of ranchos comes up , somebody has to jump in with the 'bilstein ' thing .. thats is like comparing apples and oranges !!
bilstein makes a great shock , but they are not adjustable !!
no way to compare them


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I hope Rancho has some inventory and you will be able to get warranty replacements. I ordered a set of four RS 9000's during Rancho's recent sale. The sale was limited to stock on hand as the shocks are being discontinued and replaced with a new model.

Three and a half weeks after I placed my order I found out the ones for my truck were not available, as there was no inventory. (How's that for good customer service?) Perhaps they saved some for warranty replacements. Failing that, they should replace them with the new model.


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Posted: 05/15/07 08:20am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Nice pictures. Someone should for ward this post directly to Ranch, maybe to Sam's Offroad. I think someone, maybe Slideindad posted in the previous addition that he was going to cut some bicycle tube into short lengths and slide them over the adjustment area, sounded like a good idea to me. I just installed mine (actually conned my son into doing it for his old Dad), so now I am concerned about this problem.
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Seacraft Skipper wrote:

I think someone, maybe Slideindad posted in the previous addition that he was going to cut some bicycle tube into short lengths and slide them over the adjustment areaBob
Sounds like a good way to trap water in the area which you want to keep dry.

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