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Old 08-06-2008, 07:39 PM
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Shock Install Advice

I was wondering what everybody's preference is when installing shocks. I just got Rancho 9000's and I am putting them in my 1966 truck. My question is...can up or can down? What are the pro's and con's of each way? Thanks everyone.

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IIRC, the adjuster goes DOWN, as in towards the bottom. I know, easier to knock off, but that's the way I've run them.
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Yep, I have those shocks. Barrel on bottom, adjuster faces back.
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Yep, I have those shocks. Barrel on bottom, adjuster faces back.

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Also, unless the shock speciffically says it's omnidirectional it is best mounted with the main body down. Some shocks just plain dont work well upside down. RS5000's for instance.
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I was wondering what everybody's preference is when installing shocks. I just got Rancho 9000's and I am putting them in my 1966 truck. My question is...can up or can down? What are the pro's and con's of each way? Thanks everyone.

If you had an older set of RS9's you can mount them anyway you like as the units are "full of oil" and experiance no cavitation if mounted upside down (clicker up), the newer style is a triple tube design and are not full of oil and will cavitate. Mount them clicker down.

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