Corsemoto wrote:No way dude! What's it worth to ya?
Front RS999152 Extended length: 17.875" Compressed length: 12.250" Travel: 5.625"
Rear RS999147 Extended length: 23.010" Compressed length: 15.060" Travel: 7.950"
This is a bit off topic but I thought it would be good to add this information to one of the more thorough lift threads. These posts got me curious about the specs on the shocks I installed back when I bought my van. I purchased Rancho RS5000s from my LAPS. I don't have the receipt in front of me be a quick search of the specified unit for an AWD Astro shows:
Front RS5150 Ext. length 11.56" Comp. length 16.68" Travel 5.125"
Rear RS5147 Ext. length 23" Comp. length 14.54" Travel 8.46"
I was certainly happy to see good rear travel in the spec'd RS5000 but would like to have a little more travel up front, especially since I've added about 1.5-2" lift in the front using Tbars. I can't say I've noticed any ill effects from the t-bar crank except I do hear the shocks reach max extension when I go over speed humps on residential roads, so any added travel would be nice. I also wouldn't mind a little more stiffness overall as the van wobbles back and forth when you go over deep driveway drainages. I've put about 20k on RS5000s and they have performed well but I sometimes wonder if they are getting worn. If I was doing it all over again I'd probably get the RS9000XLs mentioned in this thread. Maybe if it gets worse I can warranty them and get 9000XLs.
Interesting side note:
The LAPS store search shows the same part number Corsemoto used for an RS9000XL Rear, BUT lists RS999150 for the front. I don't know the difference btw the two but I imagine Corsemoto found units with proper mounts and more travel than the actual specified units. In any case make sure to double check the spec sheets to get the length and travel you desire when ordering an RS9000XL.