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04.12.2013
Rancho Suspension RS9000XL Shocks

rancho-rs9000xl-shocksIf you drive an older Jeep, then you’ll know how bumpy the ride can be. My 1999 Wrangler TJ has this uncanny ability to find every single nook, bump, and cranny on the road. Sometimes the drive feels like a never ending rumble strip inside of a coffee can (a bit harsh, but it gets old after awhile). Add the squeaks and creaks, and you’re on the fast track to losing your sanity.

Fortunately I was able to link up and ride Hell’s Revenge with Rancho Suspension during Easter Jeep Safari. It only took one passenger from Rancho to notice the harsh ride. They quickly pointed out that my current shocks were at the end of their lifespan, and it was time to upgrade. So we decided that we’d try some Rancho Suspension RS9000XL shocks on the TJ.

The RS9000XL shock is the latest from Rancho – it features nine settings that adjust the smoothness of the ride. According to Rancho, it provides up to a 400% change in control. From soft to firm, and everything in between. We’ll see if they can handle the coffee can TJ.

Rancho Suspension RS9000XL Features:
    • 2.75-in. (70mm) body diameter*
    • Large 18mm Nitro Carb rod*
    • 9-position tuning technology
    • Nitrogen gas charged
    • Liquid metallic finish
    • Polyurethane bushings
    • Protective boot included

*select applications

We plan on putting them to the test as soon as they’re installed. We’ll be sure to give a solid review in the coming weeks, so stay tuned. What kind of shocks do you use? Tell us below in the comment section!