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 Write-Up: Installing Rancho F-250 shocks on the Riviera

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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Installing Rancho F-250 shocks on the Riviera   Write-Up: Installing Rancho F-250 shocks on the Riviera - Page 4 EmptySun Sep 01, 2013 5:47 pm

haha! I know it's hard to get the mind around this type of conversion but it works & it ain't that much more neither   thumbsup


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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Installing Rancho F-250 shocks on the Riviera   Write-Up: Installing Rancho F-250 shocks on the Riviera - Page 4 EmptyWed Feb 24, 2016 5:19 pm

While investigating shocks for my BMW I came across these:

http://www.gorancho.com/products/shock-absorbers/rs9000xl-shock-absorber/rancho-rs9000xl-shock-absorber-rs999186.html

The install procedure should be the same as in the write up a few pages back. They're made for an Isuzu Rodeo which has a similar curb weight to the Rivi. Best part is they're 9 way adjustable and have a really beefy design. Have fun!
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Installing Rancho F-250 shocks on the Riviera   Write-Up: Installing Rancho F-250 shocks on the Riviera - Page 4 EmptyWed Feb 24, 2016 10:17 pm

I'm hesitant to recommend this mod anymore as it seems the Ranchos are failing after a few thousand miles for some reason.

They definitely transform the rear end if dialed up to a high setting, at the cost of ride quality, and it's odd to have a smooth stock ride in front and a harsh sports car ride in back.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Installing Rancho F-250 shocks on the Riviera   Write-Up: Installing Rancho F-250 shocks on the Riviera - Page 4 EmptyThu Mar 25, 2021 7:18 pm

RETURN OF THE RANCHO!!!!

As it turns out the Rancho 9 way adjustable shock did not go away after all - the design was purchased by Calvert Racing and is now available in various CAR sizes!

Link

I can't tell you which one is right for the Riviera, but they've got a tech support number on the website.

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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Installing Rancho F-250 shocks on the Riviera   Write-Up: Installing Rancho F-250 shocks on the Riviera - Page 4 EmptyMon Mar 25, 2024 11:55 pm

Anybody save the pics for this thread anywhere?
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Installing Rancho F-250 shocks on the Riviera   Write-Up: Installing Rancho F-250 shocks on the Riviera - Page 4 EmptyTue Mar 26, 2024 1:45 am

It wasn't a popular mod, so I doubt anyone has the pics. I lost most of my older Riviera pics to hard drive failure many years ago.



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