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post #1 of 7 Old 08-31-2019, 10:03 PM Thread Starter
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Need rear shocks that support avg. load.

I have Rancho rs5000ís in the rear with a 2Ē lift running 255/70r17ís. When I have either 2 adults in the back seat and/or my usual hunting gear and cooler, my rig bottoms out on even the slightest dips or bumps. The ranchoís are great when unloaded on asphalt only. I run Bilstein 5100ís in front and was thinking of putting them in the back. The load leveling shocks would be good under load, but I donít want my rig all jacked in the back for the 90% daily driving I do. Any suggestions? If Rancho made adjustable rs9000ís, Iíd just get those, but they donít for the wk. 2010 hemi laredo.


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post #2 of 7 Old 08-31-2019, 11:18 PM
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How many miles are on your Jeep? Might be the Airlift supplemental spring bags would be a good approach.

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How many miles are on your Jeep? Might be the Airlift supplemental spring bags would be a good approach.
Thanks for the quick reply. I was thinking air bags, but not excited about installing them. My rig only has 96k miles on it. Itís perfectly level now, so Iím reluctant to put any other springs or shocks on it. Can you hook me up with air bags, if I decide to go that route?

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Sounds like you need new springs, not shocks. The springs support weight, the shocks damper bumps.
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Sure I can assist with Airlift springs if you want those. We can also adapte Rancho 9000 series shocks but as mentioned above they won't really give any added load capacity - they'll just have firmer dampening at the stiffer settings.

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While you may be right that it needs new springs, I've never heard of anyone having to replace springs. They usually last a long time, barring unusual wear etc. I'd go for the rear bilsteins. You will want them anyway eventually and they may fix the problem.

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Anyone ever try these: https://www.dobinsonsdirect.com/prod...ft-heavy-load/

They make a medium load version too.

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