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Old 04-10-2005, 01:25 PM   #1
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Question Rancho OR Bilstein

Hi yotatechers, i have a question i hope you guys can give me some iformation on. i am in the process of getting new shocks for my rig, originally i was looking at bilsteins or OME. but then decided to look at some RANCHO's. for the price i think RANCHOS are a great deal compared to bilsteins or OME's.but do rancho's hold up overtime??how is the ride??are they reliable i do a good amount of offroad and my rig is also a daily driver. any input from RANCHO owners well be greatly apreciated.thaks in advance. p e a c e

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c'mon, i know someone has info on Rancho's....
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The fact that out of the three, nearly everyone has OMEs or bils should give you an idea of what people think. I personally have OMEs and they absolutely rule.
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c'mon, i know someone has info on Rancho's....

I had ranchos on my previuos truck. I like the bilstiens way better. Smoother more refined ride, not as bouncy.
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From what I've read on here...

Ranchos are overpriced
OME is teh hawt
Bilstiens are teh hawt
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From what I've read on here...

Ranchos are overpriced
OME is teh hawt
Bilstiens are teh hawt

Uh, what does teh hawt mean exactly?
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Uh, what does teh hawt mean exactly?
It's basically the same as teh awesome.

They rule - everyone loves them.
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save your money for bilstiens or OME.
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Old 04-11-2005, 03:34 PM   #9
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I've had Rancho RS9000's on my '86 truck for 10 years and absolutely love 'em, especially w/ the in cab remote. Bought another set for my '85 and will be intalling 'em this weekend.
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With the current deal of buy 3 get 1 free the prices on ranchos are hard to beat. Also since the cruiser coil lift isn't exactly standard any shock will use will have the wrong valving, hence me going with rancho adjustables.
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Wheres this buy 3 get 1 free deal at?
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Wheres this buy 3 get 1 free deal at?
4wp.com
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just to confuse things more, you can also go with the edelbrock IAS performers ... nice.
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I paid $220 shipped for 4 Rancho RS9000's on EBay. This was such a great deal that I ordered 4 more for my dad's truck too. "hotrodoffroad" is the name of the vendor on EBay in case you guys are interested.
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I ran Rancho RS5000's on my 83 and 86 Toyota's and I have Bilstein's on my 96 4Runner. Prefer the Bilsteins, ride is not as harsh, more controlled and firm just they way I like it.
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what does OME mean?
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I just went with Rancho because of 1) great price and 2) I could get lots of info about them regarding compressed and extended length at this site:
http://www.off-road.com/toyota/tech/shocks/index2.html

I can't say how they will hold up as they are new to me so I don't have long term info. PM Flygtenstein, he has run them for some time and wheels them HARD!!
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I would go bilsteins or omes, but they aren't adjustable so the valving wouldn't be right.
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what does OME mean?
Old Man Emu products, suspension parts from ARB.
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Damnit, beat.
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