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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-28-2018, 02:10 PM Thread Starter
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Small update:

Spoke with the former owner (2nd owner), and he said that the air suspension was replaced with "heavy duty" springs by the first owner. He didn't know the brand or model number, but that they did sag at all even with his boat and trailer attached to the back.

My shock bushings are wallered out (that's the technical term... I think) and they don't seem to control the motion of the vehicle very well. So I'm going to bite the bullet and buy Bilstein 5100s (p/n 24-197649)for the front and probably Rancho XLs (p/n RS999306) for the rear.

I've been scouring the internet for drop-in rear shocks for Armada's with deleted air-suspension and a small lift (which I think this one has). No forum or online source has been able to provide any clear info, except saying that everything won't work.

2005 Armada LE 4WD (JBA catback, stock airfilter, Eibach springs, Bilstein 5100 front/Rancho RS9000XL rear shocks, Nokian Rotiiva AT LT265s)

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Would you happen to have pics of the actual suspension of your truck? The reason I ask is because your truck looks like its lifted.
Update:

The shocks/springs are from strutmasters.com

Link: https://www.strutmasters.com/product...ion-kit-na14f/

I found two semi-readable labels on the rear shocks when I changed them out over the last couple days, and it looks like they spec Monroe struts for the front (not sure of the rears) and Eibach springs.

Here's a pic of the old rear shock next to the new Rancho RS9000XL:



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have you had a chance to test ride the new shocks yet?
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have you had a chance to test ride the new shocks yet?
Hi, I've had the shocks on my rig for quite some time now, and all I have to compare them to are the shocks that came on the vehicle when I bought it. They weren't leaking/ruined, but they felt tired and worn out.... so not the best baseline to compare to.

However, I've been pretty happy with the Ranchos. I initially had the adjustment knob set in the middle, but that was a little too soft/squishy, so I turned them to the max. firmness setting and they did well through last summer and fall, but once the frost heaves and pit holes showed up through this winter I backed the knob off one click, and that's where it's at now.

It'll never ride as soft or compliant as, for example, one of my old BMWs, but it's fine for what it is.

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