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FOX INTRODUCES NEW iQS

-- Push-button adjustable suspension -- By Tim "Lumpy" Tolleson Make your appointments now for Shock Therapy at Camp RZR, because ST will be installing the all-new Fox iQS E-compression system on all two-year-old or newer UTVs with Fox Podium QS3, RC2 and IBP shocks. Fox’s iQS is a much simpler electronic compression-damping adjustment system than the Polaris Dynamix, as it doesn’t stiffen damping on the outside wheels in turns or front wheels when braking, and iQS isn’t interactive like Dynamix. The iQS…

RS1 PERFORMANCE UPGRADES

-- Single-seat Polaris gets Shock Therapy -- Polaris is enjoying great success with the RZR RS1 single-seat UTV, with Ronnie Anderson winning the first and last two WORCS Pro 1000 UTV rounds. The RS1 has proven itself a great duner and rock crawler as well, with the view out of the cockpit and short wheelbase allowing for precise placement and handling. We were stoked with the ride of the HCR Racing RZR RS1 (UTV Action, September 2018) at Moab’s legendary rock formations, as the stock Walker Evans Racing shocks worked very…

Everyone’s Favorite RedNek Goes Racing!

If you haven’t heard of Travis Pastrana’s Nitro Circus extreme stunt and movie making franchise, then you probably have been living under a rock for the better part of a decade. However, it isn’t all  about the crazy shenanigans for these guys; the Nitro crew is literally a band of brothers, having performed countless stunts together while traveling the world and entertaining people. What is the best part about this crew? They inspire everyone to live their best life, and they do the same through their everyday shenanigans.…

SHOCK THERAPY WILDCAT XX RIS/DRS UPGRADES

-- Testing an effective suspension improvement kit -- Shock Therapy was founded by a group of Trophy Truck, desert buggy and sand rail enthusiasts who switched gears to UTVs when desert-racing teams started using UTVs for pre-running and then racing. They’ve been improving ride quality on long-travel Rhinos, RZRs, Mavericks and Wildcats for years, and they’ve turned their attention to the new Textron Wildcat XX, which they used for pre-running the Baja 500 recently. With two people, gear, tools and a spare tire in the bed,…

SHOCK THERAPY RZR DUAL-RATE SPRING KIT

-- Putting it to the test -- Your stock RZR does have dual-rate springs, but they don’t work as well as they should. First, the top spring on most UTVs is collapsed and is only in place to expand when your suspension drops out going over bumps and is in the air. The crossover slider that sits between the two springs can be used to dictate when each spring gets pushed into service; however, this takes a crossover ring that is threaded onto the preload threads that are machined into your shock body. SHOCK…

SHOCK THERAPY MAVERICK X3 TURBO R

-- Making the fastest Can-Am UTV even faster -- Whenever a new high-performance UTV is introduced, Shock Therapy (ST) gets one through Arizona’s Ride Now dealerships and goes to work on improving the suspension. We’ve tested Shock Therapy’s Maverick X3 suspension mods early in development and after ST perfected both the X3 and Max X3 X rs suspension, but ST is also developing bump-steer delete tie-rod kits, a billet steering rack, its own EPS unit with double the power, heavy-duty radius rods and 930 rear-bearing carriers…

BETTER YXZ1000R SUSPENSION – Shock Therapy YXZ1000R Shock RX

Yamaha stunned the world with its puresport YXZ1000R, and we are mightily impressed with its performance in the dunes and early results in short-course racing with minimal modifications. Its suspension is set up for hard-core dune and race enthusiasts, and we never came close to bottoming its Fox 2.5 Podium RC2 shocks with the rear Bottom-Out Cup (BOC) technology at the Imperial Sand Dunes or the Arizona desert. Yamaha worked with Fox Racing to develop the exclusive shocks with oversized DualSpeed Compression (DSC)…