Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Upstate NY (I'm back, baby! :))
Feedback: 1 reviews
I'll put in my two cents as a high performance shop owner- most people who get adjustables never adjust them after the initial set. Unless you're going to full coilovers, for 99.9% of people out there are better off spending less and getting a standard premium shock (I, for instance, run Bilstein 5100's on my JK). Spending more for adjustability which most users won't ever understand (the difference between compression and rebound, and how each affects ride and handling, for instance) is almost always a waste.
I hate to call it like this, but it's a case of "if you have to ask, you don't need it." Especially since the Rancho's have the compression and rebound tied together in one adjustment, which is a big compromise, and the Fox are $$$, just get the 5100's that Jeremy at RK recommends.
I garuantee (from experience) that they are a MUCH better shock, and no matter which way you adjust the Rancho's, they will never offer a better blend of ride comfort and handling- you can generally get one or the other, but not both. Sure, the Fox setup may be better, but unless you're doing high-speed desert runs, or competition crawling, they're simply too much money for too little gain- Mark W.
Back in a '94 YJ! Well, after I sink $$$$ into it...