September 15th, 2017 – Boucherville, Quebec, Canada – Elka Suspension Inc. is pleased to announce the release of their new 3.0” shock platform specifically designed for high-performance UTVs. This new product is available on the market in limited quantities for the Polaris RZR 1000XP / RZR 1000XP-4, Can-Am Maverick X3-XRS and Maverick X3-XDS. Configurations are available as rear shocks for stock geometry and select aftermarket geometries from reputable partners such as Grounded4, Lonestar Racing and Holtz Racing.
Elka’s biggest shocks so far, the 3.0” Stage 5 for UTVs with its massive 66mm aluminum body.
“Our new 3.0″ platform has been developed over the last two years with a goal to provide the performance improvements, handling and ride characteristics needed to unleash the full potential of the latest UTV models. These huge shocks are our strongest, smoothest and coolest running shocks we have ever produced yet.” – said Martin Lamoureux, President of Elka Suspension.
Built around Elka’s well proven High-Flow technology, the new 3.0″ Stage 5 shocks feature a redesigned dual-speed compression adjuster combined with rebound and spring preload adjustments. They also feature adjustable crossover rings that allows precise setting 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. a firmer spring platform deeper in the travel to prevent bottoming-out. Other technical features include low-friction Teflon-coated body (PTFE), a sturdy induction-hardened 7/8” (22mm) steel shaft and durable hard-anodized billet machined aluminum components. Internal seals and wear-bands are huge and heavy-duty to ensure fade-free consistent performance.
This new platform is being raced professionally this season in the Best In The Desert Series and SCORE Series in the UTV Pro Turbo Class by Team BlackHills UTV of Mike Cafro & Jamie Kirkpatrick and Team Desert Toyz of Cory Sappington and also in the WORCS Series’ SXS Pro and SXS Pro Stock by Beau Baron and Matthew Hancock.
For more information and pricing, check out Elka’s web site at www.elkasuspension.com and Elka’s official Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/ElkaSuspension.
About ELKA SUSPENSION: Elka Suspension is an industry-leading manufacturer of innovative high-performance suspension products for powersports vehicles, wether 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.