Troopie Shocks

Submitted: Saturday, Jul 12, 2003 at 01:16
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I am in a bit of a bind . After all the research on our forum I have come down to either Rancho or Old Man Emu shocks. I travel on a lot of corrigated and rough roads up here in the top end.(Gods Country) Both are around the same price. Do I toss a coin to choose or what.
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Reply By: chopper - Saturday, Jul 12, 2003 at 08:12

Saturday, Jul 12, 2003 at 08:12
Not wanting to discresit your research but did you look at Series 2000 XGS, i've had these on the troopy for over 100000kms and they are still going strong (to my constant amazement).

I have no opinion on Rancho or OME except that after sales service with rancho can be a little slow (heresay).

Good Luck
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Reply By: Stephen - Saturday, Jul 12, 2003 at 16:45

Saturday, Jul 12, 2003 at 16:45
Looked at Koni's ??
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Reply By: Member - DOZER- Saturday, Jul 12, 2003 at 18:54

Saturday, Jul 12, 2003 at 18:54
Bilstein for quality, Konis are excellent aswell, Gabriel Blue riders at Supercheap, somewhere in the middle there are the OME and S2k
Rancho and now Procomp are good too, but for 375-395 a pair....id be looking at the first two.
Andrewwheredayathinkwer mike?
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Reply By: Member - Alex B - Sunday, Jul 13, 2003 at 10:49

Sunday, Jul 13, 2003 at 10:49
Hi Zita, Confusing isn’t it?!
I have Rancho 9000’s on my 75 Troopy and am very happy with them. Before I bought them I contacted a couple of Tour operators in Darwin that were using them and got good feedback.
In the end, the ability to adjust them depending on where I’m driving and how much gear I’m carrying was the deciding factor. It only takes a few seconds to change the settings manually, and translates to a softer ride around the city unloaded.

Cheers
Alex

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Reply By: Steve from Drive Systems Victoria - Sunday, Jul 13, 2003 at 15:20

Sunday, Jul 13, 2003 at 15:20
Look at it this way. OME are considered a cheap replacement shock for the originals.A function they perform well and are marketed as so. They are full gas pressureised so expect seal failures. You will go through 2 to 3 sets of OME's compared to one set of quality, rugged adjustable Rancho 9000X. You get what you pay for. Single walled Bilstein's I would not put on a 4x4. Koni's, very expensive and do not offer anything more over and above Rancho. Line ball in performance, Rancho are much,much easier to adjust on the truck (couple of seconds), whereas most Koni's have to be disconnected or removed altogether.
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Follow Up By: Billowaggi - Sunday, Jul 13, 2003 at 23:01

Sunday, Jul 13, 2003 at 23:01
Ten vehicles , covered three trips up the Canning and three along the Gibb Rive Road all fitted with OME shockies a total of 60 tough trecks over three years,not one has had a suspension failure, I know because I sold and fitted them myself through my mechanical repair business, I also accompanied as an unofficial guide and mechanic.The only failures were Rancho RS 9000's fitted to an F250 one side had internal failure the other had the exposed ajusting knob damaged by a stone. OME are made in Australia and designed for our conditions and perform the best and most reliably,the ARB dealer network that sells them is extensive and reliable.
Regards Ken.
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Reply By: Member - John - Sunday, Jul 13, 2003 at 15:58

Sunday, Jul 13, 2003 at 15:58
I've got OME's on my troopy and they are still going fine after a fair floging....
Will probly go the Ranco's next time , but only because of the bit of extra travel they have.

Cheers
John
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