Increased fuel economy regulations have had a serious effect on new trucks. One of the most obvious is the front rake of the new half-tons. Luckily the aftermarket is fulfilling the leveling kit craze, with companies like Rancho leading the way. However, the Rancho Quicklift kit offers something spacer lifts don't: a new shock that doesn't promote ball joint or CV axle bind or reduce wheel travel. 1. With 20-inch rims and a ride height even the oldest of grandmothers could get into, we knew this Platinum Package F-150 could use some vertical improvement.1. With 20-inch rims and a ride height even the oldest of grandmothers could get into, we We recently visited the secret Rancho research and development laboratory and had an '09 F-150 transformed from leaning to level before lunchtime. Then before we headed to the local taco stand we also upgraded the rear shocks to Rancho RS9000XLs and added the new MyRide remote shock adjustment system. By the middle of the day we had a new truck sitting on 35-inch-tall tires with a suspension that could be finely tuned from the driver's seat. 2. The front coilover shocks support the weight of the truck and damp the suspension. Removal is easy with some basic handtools while the truck is suspended and the suspension drooped out completely. Before disassembling the coilover shock, mark the orientation of the coil to the coil spacer and upper coil retainer.2. The front coilover shocks support the weight of the truck and damp the suspension. Remo 3. Removing the coil from the coilover shock requires a coil compressor. If you are doing this job at home, many auto parts stores will rent a coil compressor, or you can find a local shop to remove and install the coil for you.3. Removing the coil from the coilover shock requires a coil compressor. If you are doing 4. The Rancho Quicklift coilover shock has a raised coil mount when compared to the factory shock. This in effect pushes the A-arms down to raise the vehicle and clear larger tires while keeping the stock spring rates and wheel travel.4. The Rancho Quicklift coilover shock has a raised coil mount when compared to the factor 5. With the new Rancho Quicklift installed on this F-150, we were able to clear 35-inch-tall tires with only most minor rubbing at full lock steering. The Rancho Quicklift coilover is based off Rancho's proven RS9000XL design, offering nine shock valve settings. We upgraded from the standard manual adjustment to the MyRide remote adjustment system.5. With the new Rancho Quicklift installed on this F-150, we were able to clear 35-inch-ta 6. Our rear RS9000XL shocks had the standard control knob replaced with a fitting that plumbs to an underhood air compressor. The air compressor is controlled by the MyRide handheld controller, which adjusts air pressure to the shock and changes the valving for a firmer or softer ride.6. Our rear RS9000XL shocks had the standard control knob replaced with a fitting that plu 7. The MyRide wireless controller is a handheld remote that communicates with the underhood air compressor controller to adjust through four preset shock settings (Sport, Highway, Towing, Off Road) as well as a MyRide setting that allows you to adjust front and rear valving to your preference. This system can be retrofitted to older adjustable Rancho shocks and eliminates in cab plumbing and wiring from previous remote systems.7. The MyRide wireless controller is a handheld remote that communicates with the underhoo SOURCES Rancho Suspension 1 International Drive Monroe MI 48161 734-384-7804 www.gorancho.com By Fred Williams Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!