Ed, The Suspension Guy
First Name: Ed
My RZR: Xp1000, XP900
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: N. Fontana
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
Re: Suspension help
How much performance a owner gets from ANY SHOCK, depends on how it’s setup inside and out!
The walker 2.0 front can be set up to work excellent! (With my set up anyway). But!!! It has its limits being a smaller shock overall. It does not stand up to a ton of punishment. It will fade worse and more quickly as the temps rise and cannot cool fast enough. And it is more susceptible to breakage and failures.
But it’s great and will work well for the if not not pushed super hard for longer periods.
The problem is, when we make the car work so good, the smile meter goes way up, as well as driving confidants, and most drivers will step up their driving level and start to push the car to the new levels it’s now capable of.
If owners tell me they want to be able to drive at faster and more aggressive levels?? Rather than spend the cash to build the 2.0 that the owner may over drive in the end? Then I usually let them know they should probably step up to the 2.5 walker evans fronts. I have tuned and sold hundreds of these shocks!! So the tune has been constantly improved to the present level.
The shock is only as good as its tune! As with any Walker evans, Fox, King or any other brand.
Sadly, many owners have had bad or unfavorable experiences with particular shock brands and or packages. They feel that experience is the full example of that particular product without consideration for how the shock was set Up in the first place. The potential for a 2.5 or 3.0 shock is huge when set up properly. But if a driver/owner has never had the chance to drive and or realize these potentials? Then they will never know, until that new experience is realized. Until then, they gauge their opinion on the only unfavorable experiences they have. It’s tough! There are so many choices now days and it seams more and more people coming out of the wood work claiming to be suspension tuners. I’m sure they all have good intentions and hopefully will make an improvement.
But the owner has to ask themselves, how much better do you want your car for your money??? That’s the question!
So get out and drive, and increase those experiences to have a more extensive knowledge of what’s available to get the most for the owners personal car needs and wants.