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Rancho RS5000

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Product Information

MSRP: $545.00
Average Price: $37,906,906,867.20
Manufacturer: Rancho
Yes: 60 / No: 7

Here is the world's best-selling high performance "light truck class" shock absorber. We have the complete line for both stock and lifted Jeep vehicles, going back to the beginning in 1941. These shocks feature twin-tub cellular gas design and ten stage velocity sensitive valving for improved ride quality, both on and off road. The all-weather red boot is included with each shock


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Samantha0120's Reviews
05-05-2014, 10:07 AM
Price: $56.00
Pros: Clean looking, rubber booting on all four. Easy Installation.
Cons: none so far.
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Theyre decent shocks. In my opinion, better than stock. I only plan to put a 2 inch budget boost lift and bigger tires. So I think the Rancho5000 was a good idea and a fair price.

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94ZJdude's Reviews
03-15-2014, 06:35 AM
Price: $200.00
Pros: Good
Cons: None
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Great

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thedaringmove's Reviews
01-09-2014, 02:30 PM
Price: $50.00
Pros: very comfortable ride, cheap
Cons: dont come as long travel
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I really love these shocks. Partly because theyre cheap, and partly because the ride is so comfortable. Definitely an improvement over stock shocks

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kylebeau's Reviews
11-16-2013, 10:33 AM
Price: $45.00
Pros: they came with the jeep haha
Cons: none.
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I bought the jeep with them on, the two rear were broken. the two front ones were fine but still was very bumpy. they could just be old


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shootnfish's Reviews
02-23-2013, 11:45 PM
Price: $60.00
Pros: Seem to do good on and off road. Also sized to fit stock height and also allow some lift.
Cons: Not sure
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Nothing fancy but they seem to provide a good ride on the street and work well off road too. Climbing up steep mountain trails over softball to bowling ball sized gravel, they do a good job keeping all four tires in contact.

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kodenz's Reviews
01-02-2013, 11:59 AM
Price: $1.00
Pros: way better than my stock UP Country shocks that were totaly blown!
Cons: porbably wont last that long because they are already used
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I was given two free used rancho rs 5000s. They didnt take that long to install however i had a little trouble getting the passenger side shock to fit.
the part number was 5118 so i believe they are for a stock height ride.
There was an instantly noticeable difference in ride quality. much better!


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Montaska's Reviews
11-27-2012, 04:04 PM
Price: $179.00
Pros: Inexpensive. Much better than my 250,000 mile stock shocks, lol.
Cons: None.
Recommended? Yes

Comments: A lot of people complain that they're not gas shocks, but if they wanted gas shocks they should have got them! These are inexpensive shocks that do exactly what they're supposed to.


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Cavasar's Reviews
09-03-2012, 12:37 PM
Price: $1.00
Pros: I've run these shocks since 1998, I did break 1 or 2 but Rancho honored their life time warranty, no hassle. Cheap
Cons: Can't think of any
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I've run these shocks since 1998, I did break 1 or 2 but Rancho honored their life time warranty, no hassle. Pretty solid shock for the money, but I will be upgrading to Bilstein 5100s when I lift the Jeep.


capcyclone's Reviews
08-24-2012, 06:58 PM
Price: $200.00
Pros: Easy to install Look great Excellent performance
Cons: None.
Recommended? Yes

Comments: No cons - they work great, were easy to install and they look fantastic.

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wiscojeep's Reviews
05-20-2012, 09:31 PM
Price: $100.00
Pros: looks good
Cons: wear out fast
Recommended? Yes

Comments: boss

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jeeplaredo02's Reviews
05-03-2012, 07:03 PM
Price: $200.00
Pros: Great Shock, Very Smooth Ride.
Cons: Since they aren't pressurized shocks, there is alot of body roll while cornering.
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I've had them on my WJ for about a month and they are very smooth riding shocks. They perform very well off-road. But when cornering, they have alot of body roll because they aren't pressurized shocks. I'd recremmend these shocks.

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booked101's Reviews
04-18-2012, 11:23 PM
Price: $199.00
Pros: shiny, new shocks
Cons: they wont be white for long
Recommended? Yes

Comments: These were a breeze to put on, didnt have to remove the tires. They are really firm but that was expected for offroad shocks.

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maimedsk8er's Reviews
12-15-2011, 02:02 PM
Price: $54.00
Pros: cost
Cons: none for their use
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Great shocks for 1 or 2" of lift. Durable and reliable on the novice trails as well as having good road performance. I have jumped my Rs5000's and they recover quite well leaving minimal vehicle bounce. I have also recomended them and installed them on other light truck applications. My confidence in them is that I will use them in the future when I lift my Xj further. For the price I' m even checking out their lift kit!

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4Doors's Reviews
11-10-2011, 12:29 PM
Price: $52.00
Pros: Cheap, smooth in a straight line.
Cons: Not pressurized, so body roll was not controlled on a WJ.
Recommended? No

Comments: I said I wouldn't recommend them, but that's primarily for a ZJ/WJ. I initially thought they were ok but I was over them 9 months later, shelled out the money for Bilstiens, and finally got the ride I was looking for. The RS5000 isn't pressurized so it really did nothing for body roll in corners, and I very much wanted to have more stability. I still think it's a decent shock, but only if you have a stiffer suspension to compensate for them not being pressurized.

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mojop79's Reviews
09-30-2011, 11:02 AM
Price: $176.00
Pros: decent shock
Cons: a little stiff, but i like it like that
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I got all four for the $176. seem just fine to me. rides like a chuck wagon, but i prefer that stiff truck feel.

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mreed21's Reviews
08-11-2011, 10:57 PM
Price: $200.00
Pros: Good quality
Cons: None
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I have just ordered these and look forward to getting them installed. Hopefully will be better than stock.

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DirtyMo's Reviews
05-02-2011, 05:08 PM
Price: $60.00
Pros: They look nice and helped me out there not stiff and perform well from what I know.
Cons: None that I can think of.
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I dont know much about what a good mudding rock crawling shock is so I think there good for me better than what I had and not to expensive.

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ArmyVet717's Reviews
02-03-2011, 02:08 PM
Price: $1.00
Pros: Decent shock
Cons: Cheapest Rancho available
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Installed by PO, and along with everything else, he went with the cheapest and most used parts available. The Ranchos are "ok", but the cheapest available, and infortunatley the PO took them off a ZJ in the JY. Thankfully, they are in good condition.

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YJoe1993's Reviews
01-18-2011, 03:34 AM
Price: $400.00
Pros: Great for the lift kit
Cons: too bumpy after about 2 years
Recommended? No

Comments: ive had the shocks for 4 years now and they are shot...

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countrybuck's Reviews
09-09-2010, 12:28 PM
Price: $50.00
Pros: Soft
Cons: None yet
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Great upgrade from the shocks that Rough Country has to offer

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