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Old 07-18-2003, 07:33 AM   #1
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Rancho shocks setting

I have Ranchos on my Chevy PU, I tow with ball only, should I leave them on 5 (maximum)

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Old 07-19-2003, 06:12 AM   #2
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Maybe I should reformulate my question: is it better to have a very stiff & bouncy rear end (of truck) or is it better to have a softer setting

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The stiffer the ride, the more you punish the front end, especially if the trailer running gear is not balanced correctly.

Rivet heads at the front hold down plate area, would be the first to show signs of a stiff rear end suspension on the tow vehicle.


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Why do you need them?

I had the Rancho adjustables on my 3/4 ton truck and had them set on the firm when I was in my slide-in truck camper phase. They were ok but the airbags made the biggest difference. I have since taken them all off and went with KYB non-adjustable gas shocks and no air bags or overload springs. My camper weighed around 3,000 lbs., thus the need for them. I doubt if you would need them just to pull an Airstream. If you want to keep them I would leave them on the 2 or 3 setting.

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