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Old 03-26-2008, 01:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Rancho RS9000XL Shocks Installation

This might be a no-brainer for some of you guys. But, umm, here it goes...

I just bought the RS9000XL series shocks for both front and rear on my 05 Colly. They come shipped "compressed" in the box. I have a few general questions to get me started. I think I'll be alright if I can get these answered.

1. Do I need to "un-compress" and extend the shocks prior to installing them?
2. If so, will the bar shoot out with force when I attempt to unlock and extend them?
3. I read over the sticky on this site regarding the torsion bar/shackle lift. It says that you don't need to jack up the truck for the front shocks but it makes it easier. Do I need to jack up the truck when I do the rear shocks?


If someone can answer these questions and give me a tip on the installation....it would be much appreciated. And maybe it will help another newbie down the road when he or she wants to know.

Thanks in advance...
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Old 03-26-2008, 02:33 AM   #2 (permalink)
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1. No, you can attach the top and then pull the shock down to attach the bottom.
2. The bar won't shoot out and lock
3. You don't need to jack the truck to do the rear.
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Old 03-26-2008, 10:19 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thank you for that quick reply!
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Old 03-26-2008, 07:30 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I have the same shocks on my 04 Crew cab colo they are really nice and easy to put on
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def! i put on the rear ones today. i'm already feeling a difference from the back end. can't wait for the front ones to come in the mail. i'm thinking it will be a big improvement in ride quality.

the only question i have now is....how long will these last? paid $400 for all four of them. they better last more than the standard 50,000 miles. guess we'll see...
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I am in the process of redoing my shocks and I am looking at these shocks, what part numbers will fit a stock 07 Z71?

Thanks,

Chris
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Stock Hight front RS5300
Stock Hight Rear RS5301
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I am in the process of redoing my shocks and I am looking at these shocks, what part numbers will fit a stock 07 Z71?

Thanks,

Chris

Hey Chris,

http://www.gorancho.com/products/catalog.php

the RS9000XL series are NOT cheap. But after installing them...I love them!
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Old 09-29-2008, 04:44 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I just called up 4wheelonline.com and the guy said that PN's RS999190XL (rear) and RS999300 (front) are not listed to fit a 2006 Z71 4x4 with a 2" lift. Any suggestions?????

I need help quickly with this.
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Don't tell them what truck you have - just tell them you want those shocks.
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