Rancho shocks before lift...

Discussion in 'Lift Kit Discussion' started by vegas4x4, Jul 31, 2009.

  1. vegas4x4

    vegas4x4 New Member

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    I am planning on getting the springs and shocks most on here talk about but for now since I need new shocks I was wondering if I could run the rancho shocks

    2 Rancho RSX 17505's
    2 Rancho RSX 17004's

    on the KJ with stock springs for now? Not looking to get lift out of just the shocks but my current shocks are pretty worn out.
     
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    HoosierJeeper Gold Supporter/Admin Staff Member Administrator

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    Not to go off topic, but what year Durango ones work? 1st gen (98-03) or 2nd gen (04-09, the best gen)..???:)
     
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    Sure...I can take measurements...when the KJ gets home.:)
     
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    If it makes any difference. for the time being im running ranchos up front with my daystar spacers and 02 springs
     
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    Got the measurements:
    (Rear shocks, both stock height, level ground)

    KJ-19"
    Durango- 23"
     
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    This measurement means nothing
    different bump stop length
    different spring rate
    different mounting locations
    different rigs

    The info the op needs is simply answered with no you can not use the rancho shocks with OE springs
    you need to extend your rear bump stops = to the extra length of the shock
    so about 2"
    that will leave you with some thing like 1" of travel
    so you will hit the bump stops on every bump
     
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    Thanks for the replys guys.

    If I run these worn shocks for another 3 to 4 weeks til I order the Rachos and OME springs do I run the risk of breaking anything?
     
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    You'll be fine.....:)
     
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  9. vegas4x4

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    thanks