Elka Suspension goes bigger and better with its new 2.5” Stage 5 shocks

Elka Suspension goes bigger and better with its new 2.5” Stage 5 shocks

Elka’s newest model, the 2.5” Stage 5 for UTVs with its massive 56mm aluminum body and reservoir.May 7th, 2015 – Boucherville, Quebec, CanadaElka Suspension Inc. is pleased to announce the release of their new 2.5” Stage 5 platform for UTVs. This new product has been in development for more than 2 years and is now becoming available on the market in limited quantities for the Polaris RZR 1000XP, Can-Am Maverick DS and Arctic Cat Wildcat series. More applications are currently under development and will soon become available too.

“The design of this platform is derived from our latest Stage 5 technology that allows massive oil displacement combined with a less restricted oil flow, providing arguably the smoothest feeling shocks ever made for UTVs. The suspension feels firm and planted yet smooth enough to absorb all types of impacts using only the travel that is needed without bottoming out, no matter where the shock is in its stroke” – said Martin Lamoureux, President of Elka Suspension.

Built to withstand the abuse thrown at newer long-travel high-power vehicles, the 2.5” Stage 5 delivers the suspension performance needed for drivers who want to push their limits. This new product features Elka’s new generation dual-speed compression, rebound and spring preload adjustments. It also provides a new feature that allows fine-tuning of the springs’ cross-over spacers to precisely control the transition from the dual-rate springs to the main spring, allowing fine tuning of the plush initial portion of the wheel travel vs. a firmer spring platform deeper in the travel to prevent bottoming-out. Other features include low-friction Teflon-coated body (PTFE), a sturdy induction-hardened 3/4” (19mm) steel shaft and durable hard-anodized billet machined aluminum components.

The Stage 5 technology has been race-proven for years in the ATV world and it is now being further developed and tuned specifically for UTV with the help of pro drivers such as former ATV legend and long-time collaborator William Yokley and his teammate and nephew John Yokley (Polaris/Coastal/CST/Yokley Racing) in the GNCC Series, Can-Am Factory driver Matt Hancock in the WORCS and Best In The Desert Series and Desert Toyz‘s Cory Sappington in the BITD Series. Several other pro drivers such as Alex Fortune and (Arctic Cat Factory Team), brothers Cody and Hunter Miller (Can-Am Factory Team) and Shawn Hess (Hess Motorsports / Houser Racing) are also long-time development partners with Elka.

Elka Suspension is also teaming up with select reputable partners to offer engineered packages combining the best UTV products catering to those who expect more than what the stock vehicle has to offer: DragonFire Racing, Houser Racing, Lonestar Racing and RacerTech.

For more information, please visit www.elkasuspension.com or check out their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ElkaSuspension.

About ELKA SUSPENSION: Elka Suspension is an industry-leading manufacturer of innovative high-performance suspension products targeted mostly at powersports and action sports for racing, OEM and recreational applications. The company has earned a solid reputation in the industry by providing high-quality products at a competitive price within fast turnaround time. Its innovative shock absorbers have been used worldwide by many professional racers to win numerous races and championship titles.

PRODUCT OVERVIEW

Our new 2.5” Stage 5 platform has been in development for more than 2 years and is now becoming available on the market in limited quantities. The design of this platform is derived from our latest
Stage 5 technology allowing a less restricted massive oil flow that provides arguably the smoothest feeling shock ever made for UTVs. With this shock, the suspension feels firm and planted yet smooth enough to absorb all types of impacts using only the travel that is needed without bottoming out, no matter where the shock is in its stroke. Built to withstand the abuse from newer long-travel vehicles, the 2.5” Stage 5 delivers the suspension performance needed for drivers who want to push their limits.

ADJUSTMENTS

  • LOW-SPEED COMPRESSION
    Controls body roll when cornering, rear-end squatting under hard acceleration, front-end diving when braking, riding over whoops at moderate speed, undulations and elevation changes in the terrain

  • HIGH-SPEED COMPRESSION
    Controls landing from big jumps, resistance to harsh or sudden square-edged impacts, riding at high-speed over whoops, vibration when riding at very high speed or when riding over choppy terrain and tire tracks

  • REBOUND
    Controls the speed at which the shock absorbers return to their fully extended position after being compressed from an impact, keeping the wheels on the ground for maximum traction and reducing the bucking effect caused by the spring pressure pushing back after an impact

  • SPRING PRELOAD
    Lets the driver fine-tune the initial force applied on the springs and precisely balance the weight distribution across the front and rear wheels while setting up the ride height (ground or chassis clearance) and to lower or raise the vehicle to adapt to various situations or to suit your personal preference

  • ADJUSTABLE CROSS-OVER RING
    Provides precise adjustment of the transition from the dual-rate springs to the main spring, allowing fine tuning of the plush initial portion of the wheel travel vs. firmer spring platform deeper in the travel to resist bottoming

    TECHNICAL FEATURES

  • Massive 2.5” (56mm) aluminum body and reservoir, allowing huge oil displacement providing smooth, plush and precise damping

  • Low-friction Teflon-coated body (PTFE)

  • Sturdy, induction-hardened 3/4” (19mm) steel shaft

  • Hard anodized billet machined aluminum components

    APPLICATIONS & PRICING

    Polaris RZR 1000 XP, set of 2 front + 2 rear shocks……………….. $4,279.00 /set

    Can-Am Maverick DS, set of 2 front + 2 rear shocks……………….. $4,279.00 /set

    Available with valving tuned for Desert Racing, XC Racing, MX Racing, Dune Riding, Recreational / Trail Riding
    More applications are currently under development and will become available soon. Check our web site for updates.


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