King Shocks has just completed extensive desert testing of their new performance coilover shock kit for the Polaris, RZR, XP900. The XP900 is delivered as a long travel machine direct from the factory yet King’s race proven damping performance takes it to a whole new level. King’s Performance series shocks boost wheel travel from 14 to 15.5 inches in the rear and from 13.5 to an incredible 16.5 inches in front. The increased wheel travel, when combined with King’s highly refined damping control, lets you tap every ounce of performance from the RZR and its potent 88 horsepower, 900cc, twin EFI powerplant. Read More→
The Snore, Mint 400 takes place in some of the most evil desert terrain imaginable. The Mint course is comprised of rocks, big rocks, little rocks, sharp rocks and deeply embedded rocks that seem to be cast in concrete. The only relief from the constant pounding is a few sandy stretches and the deep pockets of blinding silt… with rocks. Read More→
March 10, 2011 (Appleton, WI) -King Shocks enters into its second year of Contingency support for MORR members competing in the 2011 Traxxas TORC Series presented by AMSOIL. The Contingency Plan awards competitors running King Shocks with a $100 product or service certificate when they win their class. This covers all Sportsman classes; Classix, Enduro Truck, Formula 4×4, Light Buggy, Single Buggy, Super Stock Truck, Super Buggy, and Super Truck during all twelve rounds of racing. The total posting is valued at $11,200. Read More→
TORRANCE, Calif. – March 3, 2011 – Lexus announced today it will be the primary sponsor for the JTGrey Racing team and its LX 570 flagship luxury utility vehicle in the quest to win the 2011 SCORE Stock Full Championship.
“The JTGrey Racing team demonstrates just how capable, reliable and durable the Lexus LX 570 is,” said David Nordstrom, vice president of marketing, Lexus division. “It’s exciting to see the LX 570 conquer the rugged and extreme desert terrains with the same nimbleness and dexterity it has when it navigates city streets. Its off-road mastery combined with its powerful 5.7-liter V8 are sure to be a winning combination again this year.” Read More→
King Shocks will be holding a raffle at 8:00pm in the Griffin lounge at the 2011 King of the Hammers Race. The proceeds of the raffle will be going to Fast-Aid, an organization that helps injured racers and their families and holds basic first aid training for teams and individuals. Many of us in the offroad community spend long hours in remote areas. Having a team member who can administer basic first aid and CPR should tragedy strike could make the difference between life or death. This raffle would not be possible without the hard work done by Fast-Aid and the generous support from the following companies in the offroad community who have donated so far.
King Shocks, Spidertrax, Currie Enterprises, Traxxas, TrailReady, PCI Race Radios, Mikes Race Photo.com, Off-Road Evolution, Rough Stuff Specialties, PSC steering, B.F. Goodrich, Goodyear, 4Wheel Drive Toyota OwnersMagazine, Funco Motorsports, 4Wheel Parts Wholesalers, Kartek, Dyno Max, HCR Racing, Total Chaos, KC Hilites, Trail Gear, Magnaflow Performance Exhaust
Every year the King of the Hammers event and the Ultra4 racing series gets bigger and better. The same is true for King Shocks. Not only will King Shocks be posting a $4000.00 cash bonus to the team who wins K.O.H. on Kings and a substantial discount for racers who purchase shocks for the Ultra4 series but King will also be the Official shock of Ultr4 racing. Like last year, King will be on the lakebed at Hammertown the entire week of King of the Hammers conducting tuning sessions free of charge for King Shocks equipped competitors in the last chance qualifier, the UTV race and the main event. Read More→
King Shocks salutes the perseverance and hard charging driving style of Letner Racing’s Kory Halopoff and Harley Letner. They battled tough competitors all year long on their way to winning the 2010 SCORE, unlimited Class 1 championship. In order to win, the Letner Racing team had to overcome adversity and finish the last race of the season, a brutal, Baja 1000 that travelled the length of the peninsula. “Race wins are great, said Harley Letner, but championships are written in the history books.” Letner Racing is no stranger to winning; the family has a history of motorsports excellence that includes land speed racing, stock cars, drag boats, Shortcourse and off-road competition that spans four generations. Letner racing has worked with King Shocks product development engineers since the company was founded, testing the newest designs. They used King’s latest Pure Race, damping technology to tap every ounce of suspension performance out of their class 1 championship winning cars. Everyone at King Shocks is especially proud that they won while decked out in the special King blue paint scheme. Considering the experience gained over decades of racing with the talent of drivers Kory and Harley, Letner racing will no doubt continue their impressive winning ways for years to come.
King Shocks has a brand new design that packs the versatility and control of a bypass shock in a compact durable package. The Internal Bypass (IBP) has both velocity and position sensitive valving in a unique dual piston, monotube design. The secondary valving allows fluid to bypass the primary piston through ports into the hollow shaft. As the shaft moves into the shock body it engages a tapered metering rod that closes the secondary ports forcing the fluid entirely through the primary valving.
The IBP gives you a supple ride at slower speeds on pavement or smooth dirt and progressively firmer damping without bottoming out when you’re hitting larger bumps at higher speeds. With no external bypass tubes to get in the way you can mount a larger diameter shock in tight confines like production based trucks and SUV’s. The larger the pistons diameter, the greater damping force it can generate. The IBP can be built in a smooth body style for cars with existing springs or as a coilover to suspend the vehicle and provide damping. The IBP is another example of King Shock’s constant efforts to provide you with the most durable and best performing products available. Nothing rides like a King.
The King, IBP internal bypass shock will be available for 2.0, 2.5, 3.0, OEM performance series and UTV applications.