Strut Installation Made Easy with the Rancho® RS5000®X Loaded Strut Assembly

Strut Installation Made Easy with the Rancho® RS5000®X Loaded Strut Assembly

What is a Strut Assembly?

Designed to simplify the installation process, a strut assembly is a convenient option for replacing a strut. Including everything needed for a strut repair, a loaded strut assembly includes:

  • Upper strut mount
  • Strut bumper and boot
  • Spring seat
  • Insulators
  • Coil spring

Reasons to Choose a Strut Assembly Instead of Bare Strut

Depending on your application, there may be strut assembly and a bare strut available. There are many reasons why a complete strut assembly may be the right choice for your repair.

Saves Time – A strut assembly is faster and easier to install than a bare strut. For starters, you don’t have to worry about sourcing other parts – everything is in a single component ready to install on the vehicle. When it comes to performing the repair, a strut assembly simply bolts on while a bare strut needs to be rebuilt before installation.

No Special Equipment Required – Since a strut assembly comes with a new coil spring, the repair doesn’t require a spring compressor. Installing a bare strut reuses the original coil spring, necessitating the use of a spring compressor to complete the repair.

New Components – With all-new components included with a strut assembly, you don’t have to worry about the coil spring or any other part wearing out before the new strut does.

Restores Performance – Installing a strut assembly restores the vehicle to factory ride height to help maintain vehicle control and improve steering.

Rancho® RS5000®X Loaded Strut Assembly

An all-in-one solution for late model trucks and SUVs, a Rancho RS5000®X Loaded strut assembly restores the factory ride height and delivers improved on- and off-road handling thanks to Rancho’s exclusive Cross Tuned technology. This complete strut assembly simplifies installation by including all the required components in a single unit, on- and off-road ride tested and engineered to strict durability requirements.

  • COMPLETE, EASY-TO-INSTALL SOLUTION - Easy to install with an upper mounting plate, this complete solution includes everything you need for strut replacement without the need for a spring compressor
  • IMPROVED HANDLING AND PERFORMANCE - Cross Tuned technology featuring exclusive rebound valving system and advanced compression phase improves on- and off-road handling and performance
  • RESTORES RIDE HEIGHT - Precisely calibrated, each application-specific coil spring is fitchecked, ride tested, and engineered to restore factory ride height
  • MINIMIZES ROUGH RIDE - Exclusive Progressive Engagement Valving is custom-tuned for each vehicle to help reduce initial impacts at low speeds and minimizes a rough ride
  • STRONG AND DURABLE - Features a nitro-carburized piston rod to resist scuffs and corrosion, double-welded loops at stress areas, and application-specific sintered iron piston for enhanced structural integrity
  • BUILT TO LAST - Low-friction, self-lubricating seal retains gas and oil for quicker rebound and smoother compression, while the application-specific piston delivers heightened control of shock motion due to expanded piston area
  • REDUCES FADE - Nitrogen gas pressurized to 60 PSI to minimize air-to-oil mixture and reduce damping performance fade and foaming
  • BUY WITH CONFIDENCE - Comes with Rancho’s Limited Lifetime Warranty
Rancho RS5000X Loaded Strut Assembly for Popular Applications*
Part Application Position Drive
RS551784 2007-2018 Chevrolet Silverado/GMC Sierra 1500 Front RWD
RS551830 2014-2018 Chevrolet Silverado/GMC Sierra 1500 Front 4WD
RS551845 2019-2022 Chevrolet Silverado/GMC Sierra 1500 Front
RS551836L 2015-2020 Ford F-150 Front Left 4WD
RS551836R 2015-2020 Ford F-150 Front Right 4WD
RS551834R 2015-2020 Ford F-150 Front Right RWD
RS551834L 2015-2020 Ford F-150 Front Left RWD
RS551774 2004-2008 Ford F-150 Front RWD
RS551767 2004-2008 Ford F-150 Front 4WD
RS551804 2009-2013 Ford F-150 Front 4WD
RS551847 2019-2022 Ram 1500 Front
RS551808 2009-2018 Ram 15002019-2022 Ram 1500 Classic Front 4WD

*Enter your vehicle information on the Rancho website to see if a RS5000X Loaded strut assembly is available for your application.

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