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Question Rear Elka Legacy Shocks

How many of you guys have these? I just received a set for my 2nd quad. At 1st I thought they were the wrong shocks! Because the opening for the lower clevis was way to big, Then I find out, they include two spacers and a longer lower bolt! What a pita to install, compared to the oem's, Elka fronts, and the Fox rears. Why do you suppose they made them this wide on the bottom? I know they don't fail often, but if you were in a race, and had to change a rear Elka shock you would loose a lot of valuable time, compared to swapping out a shock that actually fit w/out spacers!

#1 2008 Honda Trx700xx HMF Performance Exhaust, PCV, Stroked 710cc, 10.5:1 Wiseco Piston, Frt Elka Stage 4's, Fox Podium X rear's, EHS Lid, L8ton Stealth Bumper and 11/16" sway bar
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Mine should be here sometime later this week.
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The seller I got mine from made me wait a extra week on the front guards! So I rode once with just the rears didn't notice much of a difference. When I installed rears, I removed the rear tires to make it easier to install the spacers.

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#2 2008 Trx700xx AMR Reaper, Ehs Big 3, P/P head, Xcalibur Cam, Hard Welded Rockers, +1 In/Ex Valves, +3 Throttle body, 11:1 CP Piston, L8ton 11/16th Sway Bar, PRM Desert II Bumper & Rear Utility Rack.

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Got the shocks today and they did come with the spacers. Hopefully Ill have time to install them soon.
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Got the shocks today and they did come with the spacers. Hopefully Ill have time to install them soon.
Did you get the fronts as well, and with guards? Idk if you will but I ended up crossing my resiviors in the rear. Seams like the hoses are extra long and stiff as hell. Which means they should hold up well.

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Yup I got the fronts as well but no guards.

The rear shocks didn't come with the pre-load collar screws so I'll have to run to the hardware store and find some. Not too happy about that, but other than that they look great and I can't wait to put them on.

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That sucks, did you get the 2 Allen wrenches. 1 for the set screws your missing and the other to turn the collar.

#1 2008 Honda Trx700xx HMF Performance Exhaust, PCV, Stroked 710cc, 10.5:1 Wiseco Piston, Frt Elka Stage 4's, Fox Podium X rear's, EHS Lid, L8ton Stealth Bumper and 11/16" sway bar
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Yup I got those.

I have the DS450 XMX shocks on the 700xx right now. I thought they were pretty good until I hit up some rocky trails a couple weeks ago. I got the crap beat out of me.

So i started thinking about the quad and how to fix that when I remembered that those shocks are a little bit longer than OEM. And because of that, when you put them in and then adjust the preload to bring the geometry back or close to normal you've used up too much stroke IMO. It's either that or ride with the front end higher which is a no-go for me. I've only got a little bit more than an inch of travel on the shock before they hit the bumper! So yeah they're coming off. Good thing I didn't spend too much on them but damn all that grinding was a PITA!
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Got them installed. Wasn't too bad but I took your advice and removed the wheels first. I can see field replacing one of the rears and losing a spacer in the process. Hell in my clutter garage I can easily lose one.

Early observation is that the rear of my 700xx is much softer now. I had the stock shocks with the preload all the way out and it still felt too stiff to me. I always thought it was just something different with IRS. I am the third owner so maybe someone else had some work done. Anyway with with the Elkas it feels much better but I still need to ride and fine tune it.

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Are you selling the DS XMX shocks?
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