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PostSubject: Up-grades to the Fox Podium Shocks   Mon Jun 07, 2010 12:25 pm

When I installed a lift on my RZR-S the ride quality went out the window. I had loosened the pre-load till they were loose enough to shake with my hands and still too stiff. Many of us have been working on this issue and new high dollar shocks seemed to be the only answer.
Then I met Tim with Custom Suspension and all that story changed. He first started with a re-valve on the Foxes and that helped tremendously, but we came to a point that my stock springs and bump rubbers were being too inconsistent and un-predictable. He ordered a slightly different rated springs and bump rubbers and really sweetend the ride.
The best part of working with Tim and Custom Suspension is that they ride the same style of trails that we do. They are not a California company building shocks for the sand dunes. My buggy has been finely tunned for the rocky, muddy, off-camber stuff that I love.
I will have to snap a few pix when I get it cleaned up in a day or so. Slightly new look, but an unbelieveable smooth ride! Thanks guys!
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PostSubject: Re: Up-grades to the Fox Podium Shocks   Mon Jun 07, 2010 12:48 pm

Great report Clay. Mine will be done hopefully next month once I get to KY.
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PostSubject: Re: Up-grades to the Fox Podium Shocks   Mon Jun 07, 2010 5:27 pm

431114 What is the cost for the new setup?

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PostSubject: Re: Up-grades to the Fox Podium Shocks   Tue Jun 08, 2010 12:09 am

Sounds great...... cheers
Cant wait to see the new setup.
I am glad its all working out...... 547228

May be time to ship off some shocks.... 431114

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PostSubject: Re: Up-grades to the Fox Podium Shocks   Tue Jun 08, 2010 4:37 am

Some interesting pix I snapped during the testing and rebuild. First picture the shock is on the spring dyno.

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Next the shock only goes on the shock dyno.

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All these little pieces make the magic happen!

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PostSubject: Re: Up-grades to the Fox Podium Shocks   Tue Jun 08, 2010 8:49 pm

Great pics clay. Nice to see progress at work...... cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Up-grades to the Fox Podium Shocks   Wed Jun 09, 2010 6:47 pm

nice 780798 205131
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PostSubject: Re: Up-grades to the Fox Podium Shocks   Tue Jun 15, 2010 6:55 am

This is Tim with Custom Suspension if you have any questions give me a call at 1-423-863-0286
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PostSubject: Re: Up-grades to the Fox Podium Shocks   Tue Jun 15, 2010 11:31 am

welcome Tim, I have a few questions, what do you charge to do this and will this setup work with makintrax progressive springs ?

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PostSubject: Re: Up-grades to the Fox Podium Shocks   Tue Jun 15, 2010 12:25 pm

GunRunner wrote:
welcome Tim, I have a few questions, what do you charge to do this and will this setup work with makintrax progressive springs ?

Gunny, give him a call to tell him excatly what you are wanting to improve. A re-valve will be cheaper than a complete rebuild with springs and bump-rubbers. I will recommend new bump-rubbers with whatever set-up you go with.
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PostSubject: Re: Up-grades to the Fox Podium Shocks   Thu Sep 09, 2010 5:39 pm

Tim is a super guy. I spend a half day with him this past Sunday tuning my shocks on my new "S". We set up (2) sets of shocks. Huge improvement for sure. If any one is on the fence about doing this, it's the best bang for the $$$.
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PostSubject: Re: Up-grades to the Fox Podium Shocks   Thu Sep 09, 2010 6:29 pm



I met Tim at Brimstone , he is a great guy..... 431114

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PostSubject: Re: Up-grades to the Fox Podium Shocks   Thu Sep 09, 2010 6:51 pm

Tim,

Knows his 833704 He is one of the best shock guys around has made a major improvement to mine. We have it setup with shocks and springs to give me enough ground clearance without a lift kit. They ride alot better without a lift kit. Best money I ever spent.
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PostSubject: Re: Up-grades to the Fox Podium Shocks   Thu Sep 09, 2010 7:01 pm



Heath , did you get aftermarket springs?
I thought you were still useing the stock springs.

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PostSubject: Re: Up-grades to the Fox Podium Shocks   Thu Sep 09, 2010 11:02 pm

I can't even explain the difference!!!!!! The Walkers are the stiffest shock on the market and Tim made them ride like a Cadillac!!!!! With out the lift!
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PostSubject: Re: Up-grades to the Fox Podium Shocks   Sat Sep 11, 2010 4:09 pm

I ended up going with aftermarket. We have meeded with different weight poundage. I love them.
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PostSubject: Re: Up-grades to the Fox Podium Shocks   Sun Sep 12, 2010 3:04 am



Good Deal...... 431114

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