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Old 01-06-2019, 08:06 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I wonder how the RS5000X’s would compare.

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I wonder how the RS5000Xs would compare.
From the Rancho videos and articles I consumed the "X" models had a tad different valving over the no longer made RS5000's. From the information I gathered the old RS5000 were licensed to be manufactured by Ford Motor Company.

The 5000X are now Rancho's bottom of the line. Rancho has a new mid-grade shock, the RS7000MT that's priced similarly to the Bilstein 5100's. The new RS7000MT also has a brushed stainless finish. I don't know how they are different internally.

I suppose it comes down to the cost and usage equation. I found my old Rancho RS5000's were worn out in the rear of the truck. The first two inches of compression and extension did not have any resistance. However, the front's were still fairly decent.

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I wonder how the RS5000X’s would compare.
From the Rancho videos and articles I consumed the "X" models had a tad different valving over the no longer made RS5000's. From the information I gathered the old RS5000 were licensed to be manufactured by Ford Motor Company.

The 5000X are now Rancho's bottom of the line. Rancho has a new mid-grade shock, the RS7000MT that's priced similarly to the Bilstein 5100's. The new RS7000MT also has a brushed stainless finish. I don't know how they are different internally.

I suppose it comes down to the cost and usage equation. I found my old Rancho RS5000's were worn out in the rear of the truck. The first two inches of compression and extension did not have any resistance. However, the front's were still fairly decent.
I believe the original RS5000’s are still offered; they appear to be available on every website I’ve checked. The 7000MT is said to be very similar to the Bilstein 5100 like you mentioned, but it’s the same type of zinc coating, not stainless. Where did you see that the old 5000’s were licensed for manufacturing by Ford? Wouldn’t that be the case for our trucks as well? The 5000X looks like a pretty decent offering for a budget shock; has a bigger body than the original 5000, plus velocity sensitive valving. Part of me sort of likes those because they look just like our stock ones and should offer a marginal performance improvement for someone wanting or needing replacements on a budget.
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I've been reading more and more that the stock Ranchos that come on the Z71's are junk. The aftermarket 5000's are suppose to be ok but not the best. 9000 are decent but if you pay that much, prob should just go to Fox. I'm going through this right now. I feel my stock rancho are way bouncy compared to even stock shock on non z71's. I've even seen where people replace the stock rancho and can see where there is a 1-2" dead spot in the shock of free movement. That would cause tons of bouncy ride in a leaf spring. Fox is 2-4 weeks out right now, word is its a completely redesigned shock for our trucks! i'm waiting it out for those, They better be good, $600 is tough to swallow when you thought the new truck you bought with rancho's was going to ride better than one without

Any update on new part numbers for these shocks
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