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Rancho Shocks and 4" lift


the original tramp
February 6, 2000
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City, State
Fort Myers, FL
Year, Model & Trim Level
'99 Explorer EB
Hey guys,
I will be adding a lift in June along with new tires. I just added new Rancho RS5000's that are rated to 1.5" above stock. If I go with the 4" lift (probably will) is there any way to salvage the new shocks or do I need to replace them? Thanks for the help.

Jon M

Jon McLeod
'93 XLT
K&N Drop-In
Modified Airbox
Kenwood Audio
(Am/Fm cassette head + 6-disc changer in the center console)
Rancho RS5000's

Next project: Headers, 1.5" lift (add-a-leaf and spacers), 31x10.50's

You will need to replace them. They will be way to short for a 4" lift. Where did you buy the Ranchos? You may be able to talk them into taking back the old ones and defecting them out for new 4" taller shocks. Good luck!

Happy Trails!
'93 XLT
Many Mods
To see some pics and to get a full list
of mods I have made to my explorer check out:
Dead Link Removed