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Rancho RS5000 Shock Absorber

Part No. RS5254 Warranty Details  

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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. Covered by Rancho®'s limited lifetime warranty.

Product Features:
  • Ten-stage velocity sensitive valving - Provides tuning specific for each vehicle
  • 5/8-in. (16mm) diameter piston rod (select applications) - Adds strength and durability
  • 1 3/8-in. (35mm) diameter piston (select applications) - Ensures performance in any environment
  • Protective boot included - Protects the shock rod and oil seal
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty - Guarantees your investment
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Compressed Length:18.28 in
Extended Length:30.82
Travel Length:12.54 in

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RanchoRS5000 Shock Absorber
 
4.6

(based on 7 reviews)

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    (4)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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4.0

Decent performer

By 

from New Jersey

Verified Buyer

Comments about Rancho RS5000 Shock Absorber:

I was hesitant buying these but heard that these are actually a better performing shock then the factory ones Ford provided. Now I know since I was able to tell on the first test drive.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

2004 F350 FX4

By 

from san antonio TX

Verified Buyer

Comments about Rancho RS5000 Shock Absorber:

Good oem replacement.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Great Ride

By 

from Culpeper, VA

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3 or more reviews submitted

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • High-Performance

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large Cars

    Comments about Rancho RS5000 Shock Absorber:

    Good product. Durable and worth the money.

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    • No
     
    5.0

    PERFECT FIT

    By 

    from Brandenburg, KY

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    Pros

    • Better than stock
    • Perfect Fit
    • Simple to install

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Trucks

      Comments about Rancho RS5000 Shock Absorber:

      Performance-type shocks that are simple to install, work better than stock, and improved the ride of my p/u. Best of all was my local store had them in stock, even though I needed the extended length shocks.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (5 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Easy Install, Great Performance

      By 

      from Buchanan, VA

      About Me Casual Driver

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      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Trucks

          Comments about Rancho RS5000 Shock Absorber:

          Quality product at a reasonable price. Greatly improved the ride and handling of my F-250 beyond the OEM shocks. Mostly on-road driving, but the handling and control of the truck is much more controlled and confident feeling.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (5 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          INSTANT IMPROVED RIDE COMFORT

          By 

          from DEATSVILLE, AL.

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Was easy to install

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Trucks

            Comments about Rancho RS5000 Shock Absorber:

            The rear shocks installed easily and upon test drive was instantly noticible better ride feel. Was a big difference on bumpy roads. Very weel pleased.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (7 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Could tell the difference right away

            By 

            from Kansas City, KS

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            Helpful Reviewer

            Pros

            • Comfortable Ride
            • Easy To Install
            • Improves Handling
            • Improves Launching

            Cons

            • None really

            Best Uses

            • Everyday Driving
            • Performance Driving
            • Replacement

            Comments about Rancho RS5000 Shock Absorber:

            I had never done any sort of suspension replacement in my life until I did these myself. These were a breeze to install. Took about an hour and a half from start to finish cleaning up. Just spray the bolts like 2 days before starting with a rust-buster or wd-40 or what ever, and again the day before and the day of, made things much easier.
            Installed on 2002 F-250 Powerstroke Super Duty.

            • Car & Truck:
            • Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

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            3 Questions | 4 Answers
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            • Q:

              Do I need some sort of busing kit for a set of Ranco RS5254 rear shocks on a 1995 4x4 K1500 GMC Suburban with 4 in lift?
              Jake
              Asked on 5/10/2015 by Jake from Cape Coral FL 33904

              2 answers

              • CUSTOMER CARE

                A:

                Happy to answer your question Jake! This shock (Part No RS5254) does not show to be an exact fit for your 995 4x4 K1500 GMC Suburban. I was able to find a Ranch brand shock that can accommodate your 4" lift Part No RS5190 according to its specs it works for vehicles with 1-4" lift and it already has the bushings installed.

                Answered on 5/12/2015 by Panda from AAP
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                A:

                I'm happy to help, Jake! This Rancho RS5000 Series Shock (Part No. RS5254) is intended for use on the 1999-2014 Ford F-250 Super Duty and F-350 Super Duty. It is not an 'Exact Fit' for your 1995 GMC K1500 Suburban 4x4 with a 4 inch lift.

                The correct rear Rancho RS5000 Series Shock for your SUV with a 4" lift using the Rancho RS6568 System is Part No. RS5227.

                Answered on 5/12/2015 by Heath, ASE Parts Specialist from AAP
            • Q:

              When the Rancho 5000 RS5254 shock says it has a 2 1/2" lift.
              Does that mean that it will lift the truck up or is it for trucks that already have lift kits that have raised the truck 2 1/2"
              Asked on 1/10/2013 by GHI from Baltimore MD

              1 answer

              • CUSTOMER CARE

                A:

                This Rancho RS5000 Series Shock - (Part No. RS5254) will not lift the truck itself. It can be used with vehicles which are already raised. For any further assistance please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto store and one of our representatives will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                Answered on 1/11/2013 by Aaron from AAP
            • Q:

              I tow a camper a few times a year, woul the rs5000 series be ok for that application
              Asked on 3/3/2012 by Anonymous from mcadoo pa.

              1 answer

              • CUSTOMER CARE

                A:

                We will need more information including the year, make, model, and engine size of your application before we can make a suggestion.

                Answered on 3/4/2012 by Aaron from AAP
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