Rancho RS5000 Shocks Customer Reviews
195 Customer Reviews
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Standing tall as the shock of choice for trucks and SUVs since 1985, Rancho RS5000 Shocks pack plenty of riding comfort for the highway or the trail at a budget-friendly price. Plus, they're ideal for either stock or lifted vehicles.
RS5000 Shocks are the ones that started it all for Rancho. They're around today thanks to quality parts and construction. Double-welded mounts. A high-capacity twin-tube design. Hardened, double-chromed 5/8" rods. A glass-filled Teflon piston seal. Internal rebound bumpers. Topped by red urethane protective boots. And, a durable exterior finish that withstood a 240-hour salt spray in testing.
The smooth ride quality of Rancho RS5000 Shocks is buoyed by their ten-stage, velocity-sensitive valving that reacts to the terrain with precise dampening. Comfort is also preserved by hardened rubber bushings that help pad impacts. Best yet, your Rancho RS5000 Shocks carry a Lifetime Warranty.
195 Customer Reviews
Reviewed by Robert G (Johnstown, CO) Reviewed for a 2002 Ford F-150 — Oct 28, 2013 7:09 AM
This is my 5th set of Rancho RS5000 shocks on two different F150 4x4 trucks. Although not as stiff as the Rancho 9000 (on the highest setting) the rebound control is adequate for most 4x4 outings and high speed interstate travel. The performance of these shocks drops off at about 50,000 miles but still worth the price. The bright red dust boots do a great job of protecting the shocks from mud and road ice chemicals. BicycleBob
Reviewed by Kerry C (ENTERPRISE, AL) Reviewed for a 2011 Ford F-350 — Oct 12, 2013 11:59 AM
I bought these shocks as a replacement for the factory installed "rancho" branded shocks in the Ford FX4 package. With the original shocks the ride in my 1 ton was almost unbearable when unladen. With my camper hooked up the ride improved, but there was still a noticeable lack of damping. After installing these new shocks the ride has less harshness and bumps are absorbed and the chassis immediately settled.
Reviewed by Adrian B (Tarboro, NC) Reviewed for a 2001 Ford Ranger — Sep 23, 2013 6:44 PM
Rancho 5000 shocks you feel every rock, bump and hump in the road! Very bouncy ride! Can't imagine how it would be off road! Looking to change immediately! Haven't even road 5000 miles on them!
Reviewed by Gary K W (Carlsbad, NM) Reviewed for a 2012 Chevy Silverado — Sep 21, 2013 3:33 AM
all the roads I drive are oil-field roads,wash-board roads about as rough as there is these shocks along with a steering stabilizer made the trip to work a lot smoother, should have changed them a long time ago, great investment
Reviewed by James A (SUMTER, SC) Reviewed for a 2004 Dodge Ram — Sep 19, 2013 7:45 PM
They were easy to install, the ride is much more smooth but has just enough stiffness to give a good corner. All the rattles that was heard through out my interior with "stock shocks" went completly away. Great shock. However when the shocks arrived they were in a RS9000 box, was about to call but reallized once they were opened; this is the second time I recieved items that came in the wrong boxes...what is up with this/
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Asked by Anonymous
Jul 29, 2013 5:18 PM
A friend overseas wants me to cart a couple of these in my luggage! I told him he was nuts. Anyone know how much each one weighs?
Answered by Nathan S. — Jul 30, 2013 8:48 AM
Hi, They weigh around 6 lbs. each on average.flag Accept Answer
Asked by Anonymous
Mar 16, 2013 10:04 PM
2003 Dodge Ram
This may seem like a dumb question. Are these sold as pairs for the front?
Answered by Nathan S. — Mar 19, 2013 7:59 AM
Hi Zak, A dumber question is one that isn't asked in the first place. The shocks are sold individually.flag Accept Answer
Asked by Anonymous
Oct 01, 2012 8:22 AM
2005 Dodge Dakota
There is no 4 wheel drive shock opition in the rear shock part. Do i need to select the 2wd one or jus none at all?
Asked by TIM G.
Jun 25, 2012 5:50 PM
2003 Ford Excursion
I was wondering what is the best shock for my ford? I like the Rancho RS5000 shocks but if I want to tow a 4000 - 5000 lbs camper or boat will these be enough to handle that load? The excursion already weighs 6000 - 7000 lbs by itself.Thanks TIM
Asked by Anonymous A.
Jun 22, 2012 2:32 PM
Hello, I was wondering if the Rancho RS5000 shocks are a good choice for my truck. I don’t know about the color though, do they only come in red and are there any other options for other colors? Thanks.
Answered by Elizabeth C. — Jun 22, 2012 2:50 PM
First off, yeah those are great shocks in general. The next closest thing to that would be the Bilstein HD’s… but these have yellow tubes and with blue boots on them. As for the Ranchos, the red part is a protective boot. Red is “their color”, and they use it so you can show off that you have Ranchos on your truck. It can be removed, and many people do remove them. It’s there to keep dirt out. Unfortunately though Rancho doesn’t offer a different boot color on these. As for the Bilsteins, it’s the tube itself that’s yellow, so other than painting them, you’d be left with a yellow shock even if you remove the boot. I’d suggest reading on some forums about removing the boot from a shock. You’ll find a lot of info out there.flag Accept Answer
Asked by David R.
Jun 18, 2012 7:15 PM
1999 Chevy Tahoe
Do I need to replace front and rear shocks, also leaf springs. Truck is stock rear end kinda hits hard over bumps ? front is still nice but if i have to replace rear will also do front. What do you recommend. Thank You David
Answered by Nathan S. — Jun 20, 2012 7:20 AM
If you have never replaced your shock absorbers, I would say that you are overdue for a new set. The leaf springs will wear out over time and will visibly sag, causing the spring to sit on the thick overload leafs. This can happen at any time in the truck's life depending on useage. With your truck unloaded, check the leaf spring for clearance between the ends of the leafs. If there is no clearance, then your spring worn out.flag Accept Answer
Asked by Greg S.
Feb 16, 2012 7:39 AM
1989 Chevy Suburban
on my 1989 suburban 4wd, how do I know if i have OEM quad suspension?
Answered by Nathan S. — May 03, 2012 3:47 PM
Quad suspensions have four front shocks.flag Accept Answer
Asked by Robert G. K.
Feb 15, 2012 6:33 PM
2003 Ford Expedition
I have an 2003 Ford Expedition XLT with standard suspension. It rides rough and I feel every bump. What shocks do you recommend to replace both front and rear shocks. Or does the vehicle have struts? If so what do you recommend as a replacement?
Answered by Nathan S. — May 03, 2012 3:50 PM 2003 Ford Expedition
The Rancho RS5000 Shocks are a great upgrade from a factory unit and will retain a smooth ride on the highway.flag Accept Answer
Asked by Mike G.
Nov 10, 2010 6:13 AM
1997 Ford F-150
How do I determine lif height?
Answered by Jordan C. — Nov 10, 2010 10:45 AM
Hey Mike, Figuring out how lifted your truck is without knowing what kind of lift kit is kind of tricky. The best way, though, would be to measure the distance from your bump stops to your axle should give you a pretty good indication, but you'll have to pull your tires off. You could also measure the distance from the center of your hub up to the bottom of your fender, but that would only work if you could compare your measurement to an F-150 that hasn't been lifted. You may have to break down and head over to an off-road shop and talk with their mechanics, though. Good luck.flag Accept Answer