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I-Shocks or Precision Stabilizer??

So after another kick ass weekend of riding like a madman, I am contemplating on adding a mod to my quad. My right shoulder took a serious beating and I initially was thinking I should get a stabilizer/damper, but then I was thinking maybe I should replace the front shocks. A precision stabilizer costs about half of what I would spend on shocks, but if I get the stabilizer, I will still be looking at replacing the shocks down the road. I know that I am talking 2 different things, but the shocks could help with some of the beating, just not the same level as the stabilizer. I have never had a stabilizer/damper on a quad. Which direction would you go?

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The steering damper first. Then see if you still need to upgrade your shocks. A good steering damper will make a world of difference. If you upgrade your shocks first, you may find that you still need a good steering damper. Go the cheaper way first.
BTW - ccp steering damper on eBay $160.00 or $180.00 as "buy it now"


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Getting both would be ideal, but if I had to pick just one, I would get shocks. As far as I am concerned, the stock front shock on the 700XX belong at the bottom of a trash can, they are horrible! At least in my case, I would see a much bigger improvement in handling with new shocks then a stabilizer.

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If I'm going shocks...fully adjustable i-Shocks for a grand, or Elka's fully adjustable for $1,150?? Neither of these has the hi-speed/low-speed adjustment, but I don't think I'd ever be able to get them tuned anyway.

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If I'm going shocks...fully adjustable i-Shocks for a grand, or Elka's fully adjustable for $1,150?? Neither of these has the hi-speed/low-speed adjustment, but I don't think I'd ever be able to get them tuned anyway.
When your spending that kind of money, what's another $160 for the stabilizer?
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I think that I want to go for the Precision, which is $485. It is more adjustable and I'd bet that it holds up much better. I don't really want to spend any, but hey, this kind of stuff is important!!

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i am going fox float x evol up front and going to take it from there
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if you're looking at spending 1 grand... i believe Elka still has the regular shocks, forgot which adjustments, for about 465ish, and spend the other half on the stabilizer... the cool thing about these elkas is that you can always upgrade those shocks by adding the reservoirs and other adjustments... if i'm not mistaken
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Yes, Elka's with no rezzies and pre-load adjustable only are about $500.

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Yeah but those non rezzy Elka's that are only preload adjustable are emulsion type so they cannot be upgraded that cheaply or easily. Will they be better than stock? yes, by a very noticeable difference? probably not.

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