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Both are a quality shock. If you are looking for different "levels", then you will have to go with Elka, as Fox pretty much just makes the fully adjustable shocks, while Elka you can get no adjustments, compression adjustment only, etc.
I actually have ran both shocks on my 450R's. They both had there strong points and weak points. Currently, my 450R race quad runs Motowoz shocks, and it handles better then my quads did with either Elka or Fox. The second best setup I had was a set of revalved/resprung Elka's, the Fox shocks are next. For a "out of the box" setup, the Fox shox are great, and I think they were slightly better then the out of the box Elka's, but I think any shock, regardless who makes it, will only work its best if it is custom setup for you and your riding style.
If I had to chose between the two, I would probably choose Fox, if the other chocie was the fully adjustable Elka's. (Have to compare apples to apples.) It may even come down to what set I could get a better deal on. I do have to say though, I would chose Motowoz over either one. Once Teixeira Tech finishes up a-arms for my 700XX, I plan on contacting Motowoz to see if they can make a set to fit.
2004 TRX450R, 2008 TRX700XX
(BITD #639 Quad Ironman Expert)
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