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RE: upgrading shocks after prekey and crank

Hello, Just thought I would post up my experience, as I wasn't able to find a definitive answer when I was looking.

I had done the prekey swap, and a torsion bar crank on my 2011 ranger fx4. The result was a much stiffer ride, But I also noticed over big bumps that the shock would top out.

I ended up ordering a Rancho RS5000 series shock, meant for 1-2" of lift. The shocks have improved the ride 10 fold, I highly recommend this shock upgrade to anyone who has cranked there bars and has encountered shock topping out/ bumpy ride.

Install was a breeze, All I had to do was jack the front end of the truck up to let the suspension droop. Was able to change the shocks out without even taking the front tires off. Took an hour or so.

rancho part# RS5374
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That's awesome. Glad that you had a good experience with them.

Have you tried any other brand of aftermarket shocks? Just wanted to know if you had anything to compare them to.
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The only reason I went with the ranchos, Was because they were specifically for a truck with a minor lift, as most other options I seen were for stock height vehicle. For 62 bucks a piece it was definitely worth it.
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Do you have a link to said parts? I was thinking about upgrading or the c/o conversion. One being cheaper then the other.
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Do you have a link to said parts? I was thinking about upgrading or the c/o conversion. One being cheaper then the other.
http://discount4wheel.com/i-5830620-...ho-rs5374.html
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I had the same experience with my TB crank, I did it to the maximum limit and get a crazy damn ride !! lowreded down to a 1" only for now and Im waiting for the current shocks to be worn off in order to replace it.
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Bumping this just to remember it.
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I did 3" keys and replaced them with stock length ProComps and it made a huge difference. I dont have to worry about bumping my UCA against my frame in the trails and i got a better ride. Not sure how, but it worked out.
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Good review, I noticed the same.
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The problem with longer shocks is that they also act as the down travel limiter. Adding more down travel helps the ride on rangers so much because they have such short front suspension travel to start with, but it also means it is now moving outside of its design range and can wear out your joints much quicker. I hope it doesn't!

I just installed KYB gas adjusts, and they were about 1/2" shorter than stock. I was worried that they would cause the truck to top out more with the t-bar crank but it has not been a problem so far. Otherwise these are good quality monotube shocks at $150 for the set of 4.

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