The shock that started it all! Rancho RS5000 series has been the shock of choice for light trucks and sport utility vehicles since 1985. Available for stock and lifted applications, RS5000 is ideal for on and off-road use, at an affordable price. The RS5000 shock absorber is the light truck, high-performance best value. This is Ranchos workhorse shock, engineered to fit both stock and raised vehicles. Covered by Ranchos limited lifetime warranty.
The Rancho RS5000 shocks resist expansion as well as compression which helps reduce body roll. It makes the ride a little bit stiffer than a stock shock, but improves overall handling. Would have given an excellent rating except for the rubber shock boots. They are a single size and dont fit very well with the short travel of the stock height front suspension. Also the rear boots were very difficult to get over the T shaped mounting bracket on the top of the rear shocks. A small squirt of WD40 a screwdriver and a lot of determination got them on. The rest of the install is a piece of cake.
By R6 Rudy
from Fresno, Ca
Great improvement over stock! Should have bought along time ago. [...]
Since the 1950s, Rancho has been a top innovator and industry leader in the research, design and manufacturing of performance parts and accessories including suspension and leveling systems, shock absorbers and associated on and off-road products for Jeeps and custom off-road vehicles. A rich Jeep heritage makes the Rancho brand and its full complement of suspension systems (4-inch and up) for Jeep CJ, JK, LJ, TJ, XJ and YJ models and rockGEAR products instantly recognized in the jeeping community. Rancho's line additionally features an extensive array of high performance suspension kits and ride control components for SUVs and trucks. Exhaustively tested and engineer driven to meet today's demanding standards, Rancho products are in a class of their own. Every one of their shocks and suspension and leveling systems includes a limited lifetime warranty, and Rancho's shocks include a 90-day ride guarantee. Established in the off-road performance community, Rancho's product line is continuously evolving to develop the latest innovations for Jeeps, trucks and SUVs. Shop Rancho Now