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Rancho RS9000X Adjustable Shock Absorber

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Product Information

MSRP: $650.00
Average Price: $229.51
Manufacturer: Rancho
Yes: 45 / No: 3

As the industry finest and most proven adjustable shock absorber Rancho’s RS9000X patented 9-position technology leads in all categories: Ease of use, Durability, Fit and Performance.

The RS9000X is fully adjustable while mounted on the vehicle which allows drivers to easily "dial in" their ride for precise control in any condition, tuning the compression and rebound damping is easily metered by manually changing the setting on the dial at the the bottom of each shock. Also available and sold separately is the all new RCX remote control damping system (R99701), which allows independent front a rear damping control from the cab of your vehicle. Representing an entirely new level of technology for off-road, street or highway driving.

The RS9000X also features Rancho’s exclusive 15-stage velocity-sensitive valving for enhanced stability and traction. The shock’s advanced tri-tube (reserve/intermediate/primary) design yields 17 times greater fluid area than its predecessor, ensuring exceptional performance under a full range of load and temperature conditions.


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fdavidson's Reviews
09-30-2014, 04:31 AM
Price: $400.00
Pros: Ability to dramatically change the feel of your ride in a minute - easy to tighten up for on-road use or loosen for off-road
Cons: Pricey, but you definitely get what you pay for
Recommended? Yes

Comments: If you're like myself and want a Jeep that has good on-road manners but is still off-road capable then these are an excellent investment. I can change the stiffness on all 4 shocks within a couple of minutes max for whatever application I need. No complaints thus far, well worth the extra money to have the best of both worlds. Extremely smooth ride barreling down fire roads

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TimeWellWasted's Reviews
03-30-2014, 12:18 PM
Price: $1.00
Pros: idk
Cons: idk
Recommended? No

Comments: Not sure about these..where already installed when bought..along with 4" lift..But my Jeep rides, as a buddy put it, like an Abrams tank..ruff as hell

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edinct's Reviews
11-09-2013, 02:44 PM
Price: $350.00
Pros: adjustable
Cons: none
Recommended? Yes

Comments: best shocks i have run on a wrangler. i have run bilstein HD, 5100 and monroe in the past.


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EndlessMtnRubi's Reviews
09-18-2013, 12:15 PM
Price: $100.00
Pros: Adjustable firmness. Ease of installation
Cons: Adjustment knob made of cheap plastic and located in an area that is prone to damage. Especially the rears.
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Great shock. Only complaint is the adjustment knob is made of cheap plastic and located in an area that is prone to damage. Especially the rears.


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SOWEGA TJ's Reviews
09-18-2013, 04:17 AM
Price: $260.00
Pros: adjustable within a budget
Cons: none so far
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Shocktober! (buy 4 for the price of 3) cant beat that...have tremendously improved my ride over the RC 2.0s I had...RC is okay for the money but save up and buy quality


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Pawjob's Reviews
10-16-2012, 08:31 AM
Price: $400.00
Pros: Adjustable
Cons: Valve body is HUGE
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Shocks are very nice and easy to adjust. However the valve body is huge and you cant mount upside down. So shock placement is critical front ones are dented bad cause of this.


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TJ-Tera's Reviews
07-12-2012, 04:32 PM
Price: $1.00
Pros: Adjustability feature
Cons: No cons
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I installed these because my cheap ProComp shock broke. These are way better quality, but without an easier way to adjust them, I find myself just leaving them on one setting.

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ImmortalityLTD's Reviews
04-04-2012, 04:22 PM
Price: $500.00
Pros: Adjustable
Cons: I don't have any complaints
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I don't have any complaints. I bought the lift when Rancho was doing their $500 rebate when you buy lift and shocks, so my total cost on these + the lift was $500. I was able to get them on, and qualified for free shipping...its always best to check there first on anything you buy, you'd be surprised what they carry.

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rick700raptor's Reviews
12-24-2011, 03:56 PM
Price: $100.00
Pros: adjustable from very soft to very firm
Cons: Horrible quality control.
Recommended? No

Comments: I used to love these shocks, the adjust-ability is awesome, form super soft ride to super firm for off road or towing.
The quality control for Rancho on these shocks was the worst I have ever seen far worse than I ever expected to see.
One shock had been patched up and had no oil in it, it was non functional. It took me over a week to get a replacement shock. The bad paint, the lack of Quality control was awful. Weld slag on the poorly painted shock body. Small dents in the shock body. No paint in some areas and even a little rust in some areas on brand new shocks. The seals leak oil.
I love adjustable shocks but thier quality control has to improve drastically.

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jeeptree2112's Reviews
06-09-2011, 10:31 PM
Price: $500.00
Pros: In cabin air adjustable
Cons: Leaks
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Always have to refill the front one every 1/2 hour

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Yarney05's Reviews
04-17-2011, 07:26 PM
Price: $400.00
Pros: Awesome product, 9 way adjustable
Cons: Selector knob sometimes rotates on the shock but doesn't change the setting.
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Not sure if this is common but sometimes when i turn one of the knobs the setting doesn't change it just rotates the knob.

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JeepJake24's Reviews
03-10-2011, 12:04 PM
Price: $164.00
Pros: They are adjustable and have external resoviors.
Cons: None yet besides the price
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I love the fact that you can change them to 9 different stiffnesses. I have the 15" travel shocks and they are very impressive. They perform well and look good while doing it.

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shotcake's Reviews
03-04-2011, 07:56 AM
Price: $500.00
Pros: adjustable nice silver look, like the adjustable, nice ride
Cons: NA
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I can only compare to the OEM shocks. The adjustable ride is nice and I can adapt to street or sand which is what I use it most.

I also like the look of the sliver and red

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rrasco's Reviews
11-24-2010, 03:07 PM
Price: $60.00
Pros: Adjustable, clean look
Cons: Boots are hard to get on rears
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Got a good deal on these from an inside source. Adjustable and easy to install. The only thing that sucks is I tore one of the rear boots trying to put the boot over the top shock mount. Nothing a zip-tie couldn't fix.

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93ZJ_5.2_ca's Reviews
08-10-2010, 03:21 PM
Price: $100.00
Pros: lifetime warenty
Cons: none
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I purchased these for a ZJ in 1998 and am now running these on my TJ they feel as good as the day got them new. I have had not a single problem in over ten years. wife even adjusts them to fit her driving style.
for highway 3 up front 2 in the back
off road 5 up front 4 in the rear.

Registered User
95YJohn's Reviews
08-06-2010, 09:16 AM
Price: $1.00
Pros: adjustable for street and off road
Cons: got lay on the ground to adjust it
Recommended? Yes

Comments: They have been on my rig since I bought it and are holding up to all the abuse with no problems


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TJRubicon06's Reviews
07-08-2010, 04:29 AM
Price: $400.00
Pros: great shock, rides good, easy to adjust
Cons: none so far
Recommended? Yes

Comments: great riding shock when paired with currie springs


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SoonerYJ's Reviews

06-17-2010, 11:59 PM
Price: $400.00
Pros: Fine tuning for all conditions.
Cons: None
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I just picked up a set of the newest version the 9000XL, they now come in silver metallic with the same red boots.

I've been messing with shocks and reading reviews for a long time and finally found something that works as advertised, yeah your going to pay more for these but you basically get nine shocks for the price of one, the knob makes that much difference.

You can go from luxury to full blown tow machine in seconds, these things are the real deal.

With a 90 day free test drive, I can't see why more people aren't doing them.

Great off road flex and great on road manners, just awesome.


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Apples's Reviews
05-30-2010, 09:07 PM
Price: $1.00
Pros: Good ride
Cons: None yet
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Came with the vehicle. Seems like a decent shock. I don't change the settings though. The ride is decent but I try to remember its a jeep.

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ericrj80's Reviews
05-16-2010, 08:18 PM
Price: $400.00
Pros: Adjustable,great ride
Cons: none
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Just put these on last week and was very impressed. I bought my jeep with trailmaster shocks. These are wayyyy better

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