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Test driving the new Rancho RS7000MT shocks for the 6.0L

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I have just under 10k on mine, love them
 
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Well my love of the 7000mt, might be over. Lately the expansion joint's and frost heave's send my truck sideways. When I get a chance, I will be pulling 1 or 2 to see if they are collapsed.
I have about 17,000 mile's on them, and something has definitely changed.
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Reviews sound good. I have Pro Comps on my truck right now and the fronts are leaking. These may be an option. The Pro Comps come with a lifetime warranty but the defective ones have to be sent back so they can determine if they are infact bad. That means buying new ones anyway.
 
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I think the longevity of shocks depends HIGHLY on the quality of the product and what driving consitions you subject them to.

IMO a good set will last 100k - unless you are really hard on them. Then maybe half that.

As an update ................

After a couple more trips out in the brush - I must say I like these shocks! They are definitely stiff, but I like that.
Approximately 80k miles on the shocks and the left rear shock has failed. The right rear and the two front shocks are still going strong.

I went ahead and put in the two rear Bilsteins that I had before this trial (they only had 20k miles on them before this "trial").

In summary, I think 80k miles is a good run, and I believe that the one rear shock that didn't fail still had some life left in it. I have no reason to believe otherwise. The front shocks look good, so I will keep running them.

As I have said already, I am not the toughest guy on shocks, but I am not the easiest either. These shocks have held up and performed very well.

I have no problem still recommending them.

Thank you again to Rancho - good, solid product!
 
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I have about 50k on my 7000s. I havent taken the rears off, but i had both fronts off like 3 weeks ago to replace my front leaf springs and they both still felt like they had full compression. My only complaint is they are rusting pretty good...i will buy them again but i am definitely not running the dust boot and i am either A. clear 3M wrapping the body or B. clear coating the body
 
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I have a 2007 F350 Lariat Crew Cab w/8' bed and DRW w/6.0l. I replaced my shocks with Motorcraft factory shocks when I first bought this truck about 2-3years ago. The ride was so stiff on the hwy unloaded that I thought the shocks were failing w/100k on the odometer. The refresh helped a little bit but still wasn't to pleased, so I copped a folding tonnuea cover that is fitted to work with my rear bed tool box and I leave my 4 ton floor jack in the bed to help put a light load back there. Anyway the time has come to shop for an upgrade and I was steering toward Bilstein or Fox. My question, have these Rancho's been test on the DRW Model?
 
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