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Re: Rancho Shocks!

Postby Meatloafmountain - December 3rd, 2015, 4:45 pm

I talked to my shop, the ones who can do anything except fabrication and custom headlights and explained this thread and what I wanted. If they can do it without any liability issues, I'll "pull the trigger".

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Re: Rancho Shocks!

Postby EscapeFromLA - March 13th, 2020, 2:59 pm

Resurrecting an old one here, but I'm thinking of throwing the Ranchos on my '12 and curious about that bottom bolt; does anyone have specs on the factory one? I gather it's larger diameter than the 1/2" bore through the shock bushing, hence the smaller bolt and spacer in the post here. I've been able to find replacement bolts listed, but not specs on them; I'd like to find a spacer or other solution with the least chance of rattling. Guessing the original bolt is M14 or M16? Anyone know this offhand?

Thanks

EDIT 1: thinking it's got to be M16 just based on OD for those spacers probably being 5/8" ...will probably just have to measure mine.

I DID talk to Rancho who confirmed that they do NOT in fact make any bolt-on replacement for the E, and I searched the whole 9000xl line for anything with a large enough bottom bushing to accommodate the stock bolts (there is one, but it's way too short).

- Spacer (bushing) per the original post here
- turn down the factory bolts so they step to 1/2 for the shock, then thread. Assume this would be tricky as they're certainly hardened.

I can't shake (sorry) the feeling that the bushing route will eventually rattle, given the additional tolerance issue it introduces (not to mention rust)...I'd be interested to hear from anyone else that's had this solution in place for a while. A firm urethane bushing, or epoxying/peening the metal sleeve in place could be alternatives (with varying degrees of commitment). I'll update if I come up with anything better
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Re: Rancho Shocks!

Postby motocrossr12 - June 21st, 2020, 8:42 pm

EscapeFromLA wrote:Resurrecting an old one here, but I'm thinking of throwing the Ranchos on my '12 and curious about that bottom bolt; does anyone have specs on the factory one? I gather it's larger diameter than the 1/2" bore through the shock bushing, hence the smaller bolt and spacer in the post here. I've been able to find replacement bolts listed, but not specs on them; I'd like to find a spacer or other solution with the least chance of rattling. Guessing the original bolt is M14 or M16? Anyone know this offhand?

Thanks

EDIT 1: thinking it's got to be M16 just based on OD for those spacers probably being 5/8" ...will probably just have to measure mine.

I DID talk to Rancho who confirmed that they do NOT in fact make any bolt-on replacement for the E, and I searched the whole 9000xl line for anything with a large enough bottom bushing to accommodate the stock bolts (there is one, but it's way too short).

- Spacer (bushing) per the original post here
- turn down the factory bolts so they step to 1/2 for the shock, then thread. Assume this would be tricky as they're certainly hardened.

I can't shake (sorry) the feeling that the bushing route will eventually rattle, given the additional tolerance issue it introduces (not to mention rust)...I'd be interested to hear from anyone else that's had this solution in place for a while. A firm urethane bushing, or epoxying/peening the metal sleeve in place could be alternatives (with varying degrees of commitment). I'll update if I come up with anything better


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