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Rancho RS5000

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Product Information

MSRP: $545.00
Average Price: $37,295,505,144.34
Manufacturer: Rancho
Yes: 61 / 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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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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Gobbles347's Reviews
09-02-2010, 12:26 AM
Price: $186.00
Pros: nice ride both on and off road
Cons: none
Recommended? Yes

Comments: got them in the spring and am loving them so far

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greenglazier's Reviews
08-16-2010, 11:08 PM
Price: $200.00
Pros: Great ride
Cons: None
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Great product

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CorporalMojo's Reviews
08-03-2010, 08:26 PM
Price: $0.01
Pros: n/a
Cons: n/a
Recommended? No

Comments: Came with my Jeep. Not impressed.

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CorporalMojo's Reviews
08-03-2010, 08:21 PM
Price: $0.01
Pros: n/a
Cons: n/a
Recommended? No

Comments: n/a

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DaFuzz80's Reviews
07-16-2010, 05:33 PM
Price: $39.99
Pros: Good quality
Cons: None so far
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Good quality, pleased with ride quality

luckychris's Reviews
06-24-2010, 05:24 PM
Price: $100.00
Pros: good stuff, easy to install
Cons: none that i know of
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I've had these shocks forever, and will be buying a new set soon. They ride great on and off road, dont kill the wallet, and look sharp

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marshcan's Reviews
04-21-2010, 06:47 PM
Price: $48.99
Pros: Front shocks maintain control well. Definitely an improvement over OEM.
Cons: Rear shocks are more loose. Almost too much compared to stock
Recommended? Yes

Comments: My Jeep has 160K on it and I had never replaced the shocks. The front shocks were completely better after replacement. However, the rear shocks don't seem to give the same control as the new front shocks. Almost tempted to switch back to the OEM rear shocks and leave the fronts with the new ones. I definitely would recommend the front shocks, but unsure about the rear.

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martini_thief's Reviews
04-03-2010, 07:38 PM
Price: $0.01
Pros: Nothing is leaking out of them Not uncomfortable Cheap
Cons: Bushing have slid out of one of the rear shocks, the other bushing are starting to crack.
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Are they the best shock ever? No, but they fill the shock need well. Nobody is going to drool over your mid-level Rancho's but none of the people inside are going to complain either. They have held up well on the trails and the freeway. however after 5 years or so the bushings are starting to fail.

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amonostereo's Reviews
03-26-2010, 12:16 AM
Price: $109.00
Pros: fantastic quality for the price
Cons: rougher ride as time wears into them
Recommended? Yes

Comments: They are great for the money if you are in a tight spot for cash

price is for the fronts only


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ericson89's Reviews
03-16-2010, 11:47 AM
Price: $45.00
Pros: cheap simple install nice ride
Cons: rust within a year
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I live in the rust belt so thats why they have rusted in a year. No problems besides the bar pins starting to go in the rear. Great ride compared to my buddies Black Diamond lift w/shocks. I do have stock springs that are shot to hell and my ride is not stiff at all.

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danieljeep88's Reviews
03-06-2010, 12:59 PM
Price: $2,312,321,312,312.00
Pros: Good , but theres betters
Cons: None
Recommended? Yes

Comments: What you can afford or take your time and wait.


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TennesseeTJ02's Reviews
02-02-2010, 03:03 AM
Price: $60.00
Pros: They are are not to stiff or to soft.
Cons: none
Recommended? Yes

Comments: They are overall good shocks that perform well.


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BlackDaddyZJ's Reviews
01-20-2010, 01:17 PM
Price: $49.00
Pros: nice ride, bigger piston rod
Cons: none
Recommended? Yes

Comments: The shocks look nice and are very very durable They were put on for heavier towing capabilities

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marshcan's Reviews
01-17-2010, 06:56 PM
Price: $52.99
Pros: Ride, response, control, and installation
Cons: Boots
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I installed these in my 2000 Jeep Wrangler Sport after 163,000 miles. That's right 163K. The ride is considerably better and I wish that I would have replaced the factory shocks a long time ago to say the least. The installation was simple except that the factory shock didn't want to come out. The upper bolt was stripped and it took a couple of hours to get that off. Once the originals were off, this was as simple of a part to change as the air filter. Didn't have to remove the wheels, jack the car up... just remove and replace. I used to hit holes in the road especially on the freeway, and it would feel like the car was shaking for 5-10 seconds after. Now it's such a nice ride and everything feels more in control. I've read a few reviews that mention the RS5000s as being very stiff for on-road use, but if this is stiff, then I like it. I only gave them 4 stars because this is the first time I've replaced them, and think that there could be a better buy and product overall. But they're great in my opinion.

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ViviiZJ's Reviews
01-06-2010, 04:24 PM
Price: $40.00
Pros: Great shock for on/off road
Cons: Truck feel
Recommended? Yes

Comments: This product works very well for me as I was looking for a stiffer ride without getting crazy. Some people say that it rides to much like a truck, but Im a fan of them. They are not the best out there, but for an economical way to finish off a 2" spacer lift, they work great

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OregonHG's Reviews
01-05-2010, 03:34 AM
Price: $100.00
Pros: Easy install! Firmer ride!
Cons: None
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Very nice ride..

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kbrawlz's Reviews
12-14-2009, 06:07 AM
Price: $50.00
Pros: adjustable valving. comes in handy
Cons: none
Recommended? Yes

Comments: good shocks. dial them to soft or hard. i keep em way soft with my leaf springs

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Jimy's Reviews
07-09-2009, 10:08 PM
Price: $200.00
Pros: Smooth ride
Cons: None yet
Recommended? Yes

Comments: All I have to compare these to is stock. Much better than stock. Put 34K on then and still riding nice


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GregB_00XJ's Reviews
06-12-2009, 01:59 AM
Price: $50.00
Pros: Good price, reasonable performance, sizes for nearly all applications, readily available, rugged
Cons: Harsher ride, a bit abrupt
Recommended? Yes

Comments: These were replacements for Monroe Sensatrack OEM replacements. They are not as compliant nor as plush as the Monroe's, but I didn't expect that. They are an excellent deal for the price, easy to find, they have sizes for nearly any lift combination and are available anywhere.

All in all after 2 months I am happy with the performance for the price paid, a fair deal. Next time I will likely opt for something a little more polished all around with better road manners.

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