New Shocks and Systems From Rancho Aim At Super Duty Trucks

March 11, 2011
Rancho has some new stuff out for serious off-roaders and for guys who just want to make their trucks a little better than stock.

If you run hard through the woods or desert, Rancho's RS7000MT is designed with a high-pressure gas charge that's separate from the internal oil. This should make it less prone to failing or getting too hot. The shock is made with a 46mm bore and piston with a beefy 14mm chrome rod. To keep the shock looking good, Rancho finishes the RS7000MT in a three-step process and includes a black protective boot over the piston rod.

Additionally, for owners of Ford and GM trucks, Rancho has introduced new suspension and leveling kits for 2011 models. For fans of the blue oval, Rancho has a four-inch suspension system (RS6524B) and a 2.5-inch leveling kit (RS6525B) for Super Duty F-250 and F-350 trucks.

The Rancho Ford Super Duty suspension system (RS6524B) is made with tubular radius arms and includes forged pitman arms, a reinforced front track bar bracket and rear leaf spring blocks. It works with 37-inch tires but can be used with stock tires and rims as well. For easy installation, the radius arms bolt directly to the factory mounting locations. No cutting or welding is required and Rancho says the upgrade does not affect the vehicle's AdvanceTrac with RSC (Roll Stability Control) system.

Rancho also released a new 2.5-inch leveling kit for the 2011 F-250 and F-350 Super Duty series. It fits up to 35-inch tires and has the same tubular radius arms that bolt directly to stock mounting locations. The kit maintains proper driveshaft angles, factory location of the rack and pinion and re-uses stock tie rod ends.

For GM fans, Rancho has a 4-inch performance suspension system for the new 2011 Silverado and GMC Sierra 2500HD 4WD. Each can handle tires up to 35 inches and comes with a one-piece, reinforced subframe fabricated out of low-alloy steel. The systems come with CNC-machined, extended cast steering knuckles and tubular aft braces. It requires no drivetrain or exhaust modifications and allows the re-use of stock wheels.

Finally, Rancho offers RS9000XL shocks for the 2011 Silverado/Sierra trucks. If you want to get real trick, add the Rancho MyRide Wireless Controller and you can adjust the truck's ride from the cab. The remote includes one-touch presets for highway, towing and other uses.

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