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BradW

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Posted: 09/08/07 10:59pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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Rancho 9000 shock adjuster knob.

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Adjuster knob assembly is removed by loosening the two hex screws.

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The round disc is the top of the dampening adjuster piston. When that piston is pressed inward, the dampening is increased. When folks report that they can't turn their adjuster knob because it is locked up, it's actually the piston locked up because it is rusted or corroded to the cylinder wall. If you saved your receipt, Rancho will replace your shock under the lifetime warranty.

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Adjuster knob set on setting 1.

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Adjuster knob set on setting 9.

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Adjuster knob disassembled.

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Dampening piston undepressed.

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Dampening piston depressed. It only moves about 1/4" or so and it takes about 30 lbs of force to bottom it out.

* This post was edited 09/10/07 06:36pm by BradW *


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Very helpful, informative photos. Thanks.

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Brad, I just replaced my two rear Ranchos and packed the adjusting knobs with wheel bearing grease. The original ones rusted up after 3 Michigan winters. I'm almost tempted to run regular shocks during the winter and keep the Ranchos just for summer travel. I really like the Ranchos but feel the company needs to do something about water proofing them for us snow bound Yankees..


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Thanks Brad, I just bought ranchos for the jeep. I'll put some water proof grease in there before I install them.

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And did you remember to call him?

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Posted: 09/09/07 01:18pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I haven't seen them on the web for awhile but there was a guy making replacement knobs out of brass and sst that looked like they would work well. I think they had a O ring to seal.


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MikeyLikesIt wrote:

By the way...who's Donny? [emoticon]

I'm just glad it didn't say "Call Donna"! [emoticon] [emoticon]

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Good post Brad,,,,thank you....TD


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i'm on my second set of Rancho's. These knobs freeze up all the time. I'm giving up (Plus I don't have my receipt). I just ordered bilstiens from camping world (one free with purchse this week). I'll give them a try.


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