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  1. Hurtzdonet

    Hurtzdonet Junior Member

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    I just replaced my shocks with Rancho series rs 5000 , the 2 front shocks developed a rattling noise so i replaced both with new shocks(used my warranty). Seemed to fix problem temporarily now both front shocks are rattling like crazy again. i confirmed with store and rancho that i have correct shocks . Both Rancho and my auto parts store are saying something is wrong with my truck and breaking the shocks. i just had 4 wheel alignment done and technician didn't find anything wrong with my suspension. the shocks maybe have 250-300 miles on them and no 4x4 use. Anyone have any ideas what is going on?

    i installed shocks myself top and bottom bolts/nuts are tight and the metal sleeve in the bottom bushing is not warbled out


    TIA!
     
  2. tjfdesmo

    tjfdesmo Senior Member

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    I gave up on Rancho shocks long ago. Same as you, had continuous problems with RS5000s.
     
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    When I put those on the back of my truck the EYE on the bottom was a bit to big for the bolt, causing a lot of noise.
     
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    Sounds like the shocks are having an internal failure. My guess is a bad batch that no one wants to own up to.
     
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    Rancho shocks, the cream of the crap!

    Time to stretch the wallet and get some big boy shocks, like Bilstein or Fox.
     
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  6. Hurtzdonet

    Hurtzdonet Junior Member

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    Ya, thats what i pretty much figured. appreciate the replies!!
     

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