RS5000 Shock Absorber
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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 8 reviews)

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Reviewed by 8 customers

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5.0

Good shock and ez to install !!

By 

from Rockford IL

Verified Buyer

Comments about Rancho RS5000 Shock Absorber:

Had them on my truck in under a hour. Improved ride and handling going to get them for the front now.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
4.0

Decent performer

By 

from New Jersey

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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.

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  • No

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

2004 F350 FX4

By 

from san antonio TX

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Comments about Rancho RS5000 Shock Absorber:

Good oem replacement.

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  • 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.

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      • 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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        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

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          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.

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            • No

            (8 of 13 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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            4 Questions | 5 Answers
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            • Q:

              I have 2000 f250 superduty 4x4 with v10 gas and tow a fifth wheel camper couple times year will these fit and heavy duty enough and will they work on front and rear
              Asked on 3/12/2017 by John from King mountain nc

              1 answer

              • CUSTOMER CARE

                A:

                Hi John, glad to assist you! This Rancho RS5000 Shock Absorber (Part No. RS5254) is an exact fit for your 2000 Ford F-250 V10 vehicle and it for rear wheels. We do have an exact front shock absorbers available online for your vehicle and the part number is RS5264. Please enter your vehicle on our website and search for this part to check the fitment. For more information, I would suggest that you contact the Rancho directly at 1.734.384.7804 and they would be in a better position to help you.

                Answered on 3/16/2017 by Steve from AAP
            • 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
              • CUSTOMER CARE

                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

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                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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