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post #1 of 17 Old 04-26-2015, 11:20 PM Thread Starter
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Shocks, shocks but which shocks?

So have about 10 months to save up (really, convince the wife the mistress needs better legs) for new shocks.
Now I am looking and really thinking of the Elka stage 3 shocks (had 4 ATVs with them before) and have always loved them. Zero complaints.
But there are other great brands being made.
So wondering how they are:

Works Shocks
Fox Shocks (have set on RZR-4)
Olin shocks
Any others

I'm just listing a few of them.
Any better ones? Price vs performance vs reliability?

Any thoughts? Who's best for the cost.
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Best bet would be to cash in on a set of the Elka's, ( Legacy Steel Series) while they still offer them at a hell of a discount. That will give you more leverage with the wife as well.

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I presume you mean Ohlin, not olin which sounds like some cheap knock off.. lol
Ohlins are top shelf.. they have championship winners in every form of motorsport and are absolutely everywhere.. Considered the best of the best.. but probably the most expensive too ?
As many forums say, would you really notice the difference between a medium cost branded shock and a top shelf shock? probably not..
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Ohlins are very nice but for the 700xx I'd highly recommend Elka's. Why?!? Because of all the testing that went into building the shocks and the amount of winners that have ran Elka. I've raced/ridden on Fox and they are great too but won't personally run anything but Elka on my xx. I most recently had a set of EVOL's on my Raptor but getting them dialed in was a pain in the butt and took forever. If you have the coin, get a set of Elka Stage 5 or even stage 4's and get them revalved by a good shock tuner.
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I presume you mean Ohlin, not olin which sounds like some cheap knock off.. lol
Ohlins are top shelf.. they have championship winners in every form of motorsport and are absolutely everywhere.. Considered the best of the best.. but probably the most expensive too ?
As many forums say, would you really notice the difference between a medium cost branded shock and a top shelf shock? probably not..

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Yup.. One reason i never changed my raptor shocks was i was secretly hoping they had some ohlins magic in them and was happy with them any way..
Yamaha owned ohlins in 1987, and in 2007 ohlins bought back 95% of the shares..
I think nearly every other enduro bike laning in the uk are running ohlins.
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Yup.. One reason i never changed my raptor shocks was i was secretly hoping they had some ohlins magic in them and was happy with them any way..
Yamaha owned ohlins in 1987, and in 2007 ohlins bought back 95% of the shares..
I think nearly every other enduro bike laning in the uk are running ohlins.
If you check out Elka's FB page or website you will see plenty of Euro quads on the podium running their shocks

Stage 5 shocks on the podium at 2015 Edition of the 12 Heures d?Endurance de La Tuque | Elka Suspension

Now what I would like to know is how well the Reiger shocks work.. These suckers are badass! There is plenty debate on the Race-Dezert forum about these shocks in the Dakar section. Reiger owns the Dakar in the Car/Truck categories but not sure about Quad/Moto. I've seen Elka/Fox podium that race also.

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I think I am going to order up a set of the Elka stage 3 shocks for the $1200 they show....That and rear tires 1" taller....

The newer ATV's with the new shocks ride so awesome compared to the choppy old shocks...I get bucked off my 700xx because you just can't change the rebound.....
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I couldn't stand the stick from shocks either. Just swapped them for a set of 2012 yfz450 stockers. Totally improved handling and can tolerate anything I'm throwing at it. Very adjustable as well.
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