FX4 Rancho Shocks, Who has checked -were they good or bad - Page 7 - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums



6.7L Power Stroke Diesel 2011-current Ford Powerstroke 6.7 L turbo diesel engine
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:

FX4 Rancho Shocks, Who has checked -were they good or bad

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #91  
Old 03-27-2014, 08:22 PM
XXLTexan's Avatar
XXLTexan XXLTexan is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Gen. 7 Texan
Posts: 253
XXLTexan is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
Kit went on today. 1 eom rancho still had a little "opening" peer left in it of 4 with 6700 miles on them. I knew they were toast. The new Carli kit is amazing with the wheel tire combo. Need to throw it around tomorrow and then check everything and then I'll detail it and include pics on a new thread this weekend. I'm going to make a new thread with pics so its self explanatory and searchable.
Reply With Quote
  #92  
Old 03-31-2014, 10:30 PM
RWC2504 RWC2504 is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Indiana
Posts: 12
RWC2504 is starting off with a positive reputation.
I got my new Bilstein 5100s in today. Install time was about 2 hours without removing any tires and leaving the truck on the ground. I was "shocked" at the condition of the factory Ranchos. The rears still had some life left but were very slow to rebound. The fronts were completely shot, one would rebound about 1-2 inches from full compression and the other had zero rebound. I compressed both fronts, left for a test drive and returned about 30 minutes later to find both in the same position. I would recommend a shock upgrade to anyone who is running on the Ranchos. A big THANK YOU to Big Sarge for posting his video and all of the others who performed this upgrade and posted their results on FTE. Without that info I would have known no better and just lived with the ride. My truck now rides and handles better than I would have ever imagined for a 3/4 ton 4X4.
Reply With Quote
  #93  
Old 03-31-2014, 11:34 PM
Firekite's Avatar
Firekite Firekite is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Lakehills, TX
Posts: 2,018
Firekite has a great reputation on FTE.Firekite has a great reputation on FTE.Firekite has a great reputation on FTE.Firekite has a great reputation on FTE.Firekite has a great reputation on FTE.
I guess that begs the question of whether to go with the adjustable rancho 9000 XL or Bilstein 5100.
Reply With Quote
  #94  
Old 03-31-2014, 11:56 PM
RWC2504 RWC2504 is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Indiana
Posts: 12
RWC2504 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Firekite View Post
I guess that begs the question of whether to go with the adjustable rancho 9000 XL or Bilstein 5100.
Based on what I've read on here and my results, I think either is a wise investment over the stock Rancho.
Reply With Quote
  #95  
Old 04-01-2014, 12:22 AM
XXLTexan's Avatar
XXLTexan XXLTexan is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Gen. 7 Texan
Posts: 253
XXLTexan is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Firekite View Post
I guess that begs the question of whether to go with the adjustable rancho 9000 XL or Bilstein 5100.
I have replaced the ranchos on 4 fx4s (mine). I have used Bilstein and now Fox. The reason I did not go with the Rancho 9000 is not because it's not good but because they allowed Ford to use their cache in the industry to charge through the nose for substandard parts. They make a lot of money licensing their name and people who trusted the Rancho name in the 90's got hoodwinked and now they get no more of my money. But...whatever is clever

Last edited by XXLTexan; 04-01-2014 at 12:24 AM. Reason: Correction
Reply With Quote
  #96  
Old 07-30-2017, 10:52 AM
evantugby evantugby is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 5
evantugby is starting off with a positive reputation.
Gents,
Can you help with part numbers for a set up Bilstein 5100 front/rear shocks to go on 2013 F-350 4x4 FX4 with 6.7L diesel?

Note: I have 2" leveling kit up front and rear airbags.

Thanks,
Reply With Quote
  #97  
Old 07-30-2017, 11:18 AM
elee3's Avatar
elee3 elee3 is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: North Florida
Posts: 1,101
elee3 is a name known to allelee3 is a name known to allelee3 is a name known to allelee3 is a name known to allelee3 is a name known to allelee3 is a name known to all
Front 24-186018
Rear 24-186025
Reply With Quote
  #98  
Old 07-30-2017, 11:27 AM
evantugby evantugby is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 5
evantugby is starting off with a positive reputation.
Quote:
Originally Posted by elee3 View Post
Front 24-186018
Rear 24-186025
These part numbers don't appear to be for a truck that's been slightly lifted. Are you sure these are correct for my application?
Reply With Quote
  #99  
Old 07-30-2017, 11:35 AM
elee3's Avatar
elee3 elee3 is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: North Florida
Posts: 1,101
elee3 is a name known to allelee3 is a name known to allelee3 is a name known to allelee3 is a name known to allelee3 is a name known to allelee3 is a name known to all
They are for 0-2" of lift. I have them on my truck with airbags in rear but stock front.
Reply With Quote
  #100  
Old 07-30-2017, 11:38 AM
elee3's Avatar
elee3 elee3 is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: North Florida
Posts: 1,101
elee3 is a name known to allelee3 is a name known to allelee3 is a name known to allelee3 is a name known to allelee3 is a name known to allelee3 is a name known to all
Reply With Quote
  #101  
Old 07-30-2017, 11:40 AM
evantugby evantugby is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 5
evantugby is starting off with a positive reputation.
Ok, great! Thank you very much
Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Rancho Shocks vs Bumps FishRanger 2017+ Super Duty 6 01-06-2018 01:46 PM
New shocks - DIY? Rancho 9000XLs (or others?) steveg_nh 1999 to 2016 Super Duty 189 09-27-2017 12:20 PM
Replaced Factory FX4 Shocks "Gamechanger" Bassboatman 2017+ Super Duty 26 12-16-2016 02:53 PM
Is it just me or are the FX4 Rancho shocks junk? knightrider955 1999 to 2016 Super Duty 69 09-01-2016 10:30 PM
Latest thoughts on Shocks Painted Horse 6.7L Power Stroke Diesel 15 05-17-2016 08:04 PM


Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums >

Tags
2002, 2006, 2011, f150, ford, fx4, issue, kind, pkg, rancho, rs9000, shock, shocks, shokcs, towed, trailer, truck

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:07 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: