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Took my 2000 rancher out and noticed the ride was really rough, did some checking and the front shocks are totally shot.
After reading forum post the progressive 512 shocks might be a good upgrade form stock? Also the Bronco brand sold on Ebay comes up but sound kinda iffy.
The wheeler most is used for trail riding (nothing to agressive) and I'm looking for any experience or input to steer me in the right direction would be helpful!

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I have the 512 Progressives on one of my 2001 Ranchers. They are a stiffer ride than stock, even at the softest setting. I think they are also one inch longer. I have them on this machine mostly for plowing, it eliminates the front of the machine dropping when I lift the heavy plow, big difference from stock.

For basic trail riding I prefer the stock shocks on my other Rancher (has 1,100 miles) because of the softer ride. I'm over 50, but the stiffer ride (on the softest setting) of the Progressives is fine too, just a little different ride than stock. I like both, but prefer the stocks for trail riding.

The Progressives are a good quality adjustable shock.

You can see them in the front in the picture. They come with a tool to adjust and with covers.

Hope that helps.
 

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I have the 512 Progressives on one of my 2001 Ranchers. They are a stiffer ride than stock, even at the softest setting. I think they are also one inch longer. I have them on this machine mostly for plowing, it eliminates the front of the machine dropping when I lift the heavy plow, big difference from stock.

For basic trail riding I prefer the stock shocks on my other Rancher (has 1,100 miles) because of the softer ride. I'm over 50, but the stiffer ride (on the softest setting) of the Progressives is fine too, just a little different ride than stock. I like both, but prefer the stocks for trail riding.

The Progressives are a good quality adjustable shock.

You can see them in the front in the picture. They come with a tool to adjust and with covers.

Hope that helps.
I'm also in my 50's and looking for the softer ride also, I see they have a shock that is about 1/2 inch shorter with 20lbs less compression rate. But at this point anything is better than I have!
 
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