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While 4WD1 is immersed in the biggest part of the aftermarket 4wd industry - current model dual-cab utes - we have not forgotten our roots. If you are after custom or longer than normal shocks for a 4WD vehicle that is set up differently from the norm, a project vehicle, vintage 4wd, camper trailer or comp truck - we can probably help and have something in stock. 

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Rancho RS5000-x shocks

Since 1990, 4WD1 has been a proud importer of USA-made Rancho shocks absorbers. In 2015, the company was excited to release a new larger RS5000-X™ shock series that helps deliver precisely controlled performance for raised-height 4WDs popular in Australia and other parts of the world. The new RS5000-X shock series includes “Cross-Tuned Technology” – a unique valve design that allows for increased control and consistent ride profile with a larger shock body.

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Overland Journal shock comparison

Here's something pretty cool for the Rancho brand this month. In an extensive shock absorber comparison test conducted by esteemed offroad and adventure publishers - Overland Journal, Rancho RS9000XL shocks outperformed Bilstein, Fox, Old Man Emu and Icon VD units.

Chris Collard reports on the test that put five of some of the world’s leading shock brands through abuse worthy of Dakar in a head-to-head three-state shootout. With combination Track and Field-Testing, Desert Testing, and in-depth Dyno Testing, the Rancho RS9000XL shocks were awarded Editor’s Choice.

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Rancho shocks

Rancho RS9000, RS9000X or RS9000XL shocks have a small ride-adjustment knob fitted to their base. You simply turn the knob with your fingers. No special tools are needed, and you don’t need to remove the shock from the vehicle in order to make the adjustments.

Usually it takes 60 seconds to go around and adjust all four units.

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200-series Tough Dog airbag suspension

G'day! How are you going? Check out the 200-series Landcruiser Sahara above. It looks pretty neat, but only till now.... We've just fitted Tough Dog struts and coils to the front end, plus shocks and airbags to the rear, utilizing the factory coils for a level stance. The 200-series has an unfavorable nose-down appearance from new, and it's worse on Sahara models. Add a bullbar and/or winch and the front-end virtually rides on the bump-stops. Read on....

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