OK, here it goes. It took some time to finally get the right spring set up on the shocks. They were originally tested and set up for desert racing at high speeds. This means they had very stiff springs. When I recieved them they about broke my back on the woods courses I normally run. Eventually we got the right spring and valve set up. Basically I was the crash test dummy for the east coast. Now Tony has a good base line for the two extremes. Desert and dunes vs mx and GNCC.
As far as how it rides, IT'S AWESOME!!
No more tricycling! I can power into a turn and just hammer on the gas and throw the back end around.The first couple of turns I did on the mx track, I actually over steered
until I got used to it. It handles like a different machine.
Almost zero bucking. Just hit it and get it!
It flies flat off of jumps now. No more lawn dart landings unless the jump is built that way.
When people ask how a Redline rides, I tell them it's like a Lazyboy chair with a V8. Now it's even better!
As far as the adjustments go , I was alittle skeptical about the high and low speed compression at first. I didn't think it would be that noticeable, but it is. You can really change the performance of the shock with these two nobs. They do work independently of each other.
Are the Elkas better than Kings or Fox or Walker evans? I can't say cuz I've never had a set of them. I will say that the high and low compression adjustments are great to have
To sum it up, it's been worth all the waiting and money spent
. It has taken the car to a whole new level!! Save up!!