Notices

Rancho shocks

Old 01-29-2020, 10:20 AM
  #1  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 622
Likes: 0
Received 266 Likes on 183 Posts
Default Rancho shocks

Anybody here a dealer? Looking to get a set for my truck and checking in to see if we have any dealers willing to pass on some savings.

I'm pretty set on the 9000xl. Anyone have anything against these. Next choice would be the builsteins 5100 but hear the rancho offers a better ride with the adjustable dampening between towing and not towing.
Old 01-29-2020, 10:25 AM
  #2  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Tarpon Springs, FL
Posts: 8,038
Likes: 0
Received 3,842 Likes on 2,177 Posts
Default

JMO but Fox 2.0 would be my choice for anything short of really serious off-road.
Old 01-29-2020, 10:32 AM
  #3  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: WI
Posts: 303
Received 995 Likes on 477 Posts
Default

Strange, everything I have seen and read always point to Bilstein 5100 over Ranchos
Old 01-29-2020, 10:54 AM
  #4  
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Brooklet GA
Posts: 98
Received 25 Likes on 20 Posts
Default stay away!!!!

Last Ranchos I bought lasted maybe a week F250. returned under warranty all gas leaked out and collapsed made in CHINA
Old 01-29-2020, 11:13 AM
  #5  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Posts: 691
Received 1,032 Likes on 565 Posts
Default

have heard similar..... Rancho quality has gone to $hit
Old 01-29-2020, 11:16 AM
  #6  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: darkest depths of Brevard county and the tip of the d@*k key West
Posts: 285
Received 205 Likes on 119 Posts
Default

Just put bilisteins on my truck a couple months ago. Great ride great product. Germans build things right
Likes:
Old 01-29-2020, 11:30 AM
  #7  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 3,485
Received 988 Likes on 522 Posts
Default

I have a new F-250, my son has a Raptor 6 or 7 years old, his rides so much better than mine.

I'll switch over to what he has if I keep this truck long enough to replace shocks
Old 01-29-2020, 01:43 PM
  #8  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 316
Likes: 0
Received 16 Likes on 11 Posts
Default

Do yourself a favor and buy bilstein 5100. way better shock IMO
Old 01-29-2020, 01:45 PM
  #9  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: buzzards bay,ma.
Posts: 3,912
Received 486 Likes on 266 Posts
Default

Have had Rancho 9000s on my last 2 trucks. Drastic improvement over factory shocks for a heavy truck camper. I like the adjustability. I donít use them for off-roading so I canít comment on their performance there. I have not tried Fox or Bilsteins since I get what Iím looking for from the Ranchos.
They are not made in China by the way. Stamped Made in USA right on them.
Old 01-29-2020, 05:14 PM
  #10  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 622
Likes: 0
Received 266 Likes on 183 Posts
Default

Well crap. Seems most reviews online were mixed about 50% either way. Although most reviews talk about off road use. Just liked the adjustability would make things nice even tho I doubt I would adjust all the time unless pulling more than across town.

This would be for a street driven 07 2500hd with Michelin defender 35's, 6" lift. 13 yrs on the same shocks is enough. Need to buy new ones so there is some bushings to keep from wearing out the bolts.
Old 01-29-2020, 05:29 PM
  #11  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Eastern NC
Posts: 1,391
Received 338 Likes on 228 Posts
Default

I changed the GMC from ranches to Bilsteins about 8 years ago. I am not going back to ranchos. The Bilsteins ride better.
Old 01-29-2020, 05:31 PM
  #12  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 622
Likes: 0
Received 266 Likes on 183 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by Fish_DOut View Post
I changed the GMC from ranches to Bilsteins about 8 years ago. I am not going back to ranchos. The Bilsteins ride better.
What model rancho did you have? Like all thing there are the cheap ones then the not so cheap ones. Just trying go see if it's the lower end shocks giving people grief.
Old 01-29-2020, 06:41 PM
  #13  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 1,552
Received 160 Likes on 82 Posts
Default

Iím guessing the 9000xlís are significantly better than the oem Chevy z71 ranchos, but I just switched over from those to bilsteins 5100ís and I wish I had done it on day one...
Old 01-29-2020, 06:53 PM
  #14  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 5,198
Likes: 0
Received 1,261 Likes on 687 Posts
Default

I first put Rancho’s on my ‘02 7.3 F250. After a few years replaced them with 5100’s, Ride was much better. Currently I n the middle of a complete overhaul on the truck replaced all rocker panels, bottom door skins, brake lines ,new 2016 bed, paint and figured while everything is torn apart put a fresh set of 5100’s on.
Old 01-29-2020, 07:08 PM
  #15  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location:
Posts: 4,275
Received 1,674 Likes on 903 Posts
Default

Funny shock story. For background, my brother was always a great BS artist, he could charm the ladies and anyone else. He was around 20 years old working in the local gas station. He saw an ad that Monroe was looking for sales people. He knew about Monroe and installed many of their shocks. He went in for an interview, must have made a good impression and reached a point where the interviewer showed him what he would be selling, calculators and business machines. WTF. Monroe Calculators. Long story short, he went to work for them, switched to IBM and computers, then to HP where he became a 6 figure sales executive. He thought he was going to be selling shock absorbers, funny how life turns out
Old 01-30-2020, 03:56 AM
  #16  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Savannah, Ga
Posts: 309
Received 204 Likes on 97 Posts
Default

Bilstein 5100's all day. Best shock I've put on a truck and I have had my share of Rancho's.
Old 01-30-2020, 04:10 AM
  #17  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Bluffton,SC/San Jose,CR
Posts: 1,866
Received 348 Likes on 166 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by jbooker9 View Post
Do yourself a favor and buy bilstein 5100. way better shock IMO
this.....went with these at 50,000 miles and they are awesome.
Old 01-30-2020, 04:54 AM
  #18  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: buzzards bay,ma.
Posts: 3,912
Received 486 Likes on 266 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by SeaSquid631 View Post
Iím guessing the 9000xlís are significantly better than the oem Chevy z71 ranchos, but I just switched over from those to bilsteins 5100ís and I wish I had done it on day one...
I agree. The low end Rancho shocks that are coming as original equipment with many factory off road packages are giving people bad impressions.

9000xl Ranchos are a different animal however and are extremely popular in the truck camper world where we are pretty tough on shocks
Old 01-30-2020, 04:58 AM
  #19  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Tampa Florida
Posts: 6,198
Received 2,937 Likes on 1,684 Posts
Default

i have the rancho 9000xl on my jeep. they ok! nothing to brag about! i have had bilsteins 5100 they were a little better! then i went to fox and the rides is hands down better than the other 2! do it once and done! my duramax rides as good as a 1/2ton
Old 01-30-2020, 06:01 AM
  #20  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Smyrna, North Carolina
Posts: 935
Received 109 Likes on 68 Posts
Default

I'm currently driving a 2015 GMC Sierra All Terrain Edition. It came stock with Rancho's, the ride is rough. I initially thought it was the 20" wheels/tires but my friend has same type truck with 20's and different shocks and the ride is much better. My ride improved when I put on Michelins but it is still rougher than any other 1500 series truck I've owned.

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.