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Unread 08-27-2011, 10:00 AM   #1
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Rancho RS5000, boot up or down?

I haven't really messed with my suspension much since I got the Jeep back in February. A friend of mine noticed my shocks and said they were on upside down.

I've seen RS5000's both ways. Which is the correct?

This is what mine look like now:

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Unread 08-27-2011, 10:17 AM   #2
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Thats how I have them on my 53 3A
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Unread 08-27-2011, 11:51 AM   #3
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Their is a science to mounting them but I don't remember. For fluid filled shocks you want them the other way. Gas filled I'm not sure but I have my gas filled bilstien 5125 mounted the other way and the mounting bolts perpendicular to each other for greater articulation.
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Unread 08-27-2011, 05:30 PM   #4
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Get rid of the boots, they just give moisture and grit a place to hide. Or do yourself a favor and get rid of the RS5000's. They are about the stiffest shock out there.
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Unread 08-27-2011, 05:49 PM   #5
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You have them correct. I just installed a set and now Rancho even prints an arrow pointing UP. But, lose the boot as gosupes says for all of the reasons he states. And, yes, they are pretty stiff but work well for my purposes...
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Unread 08-28-2011, 02:45 PM   #6
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Those filling removers are mounted correctly.

Might I suggest you also invest in a kidney belt as well as a mouth guard to keep your fillings in and I was told Victorias Secret sell a body version of duct tape for any female friends that may come along because a sports bra just won't handle those freaking shocks.

Oh, mine have lasted 12 years with the boots on them and I have no intact fillings left (didn't get the mouth guard), but still do need the kidney belt.
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