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Who all has aftermarket shocks on their Griz. I was just curious how they affect the ride.
I like riding on the MX track by our house but the stock shocks are not made for very hard hits.
Rob, how do you like the Works shocks? Are they adjustable?
 

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I have read that they do work pretty good but they are outrageously expensive! Anywhere from 2 to 4 Grand! Ouch!........Irv
 

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Elka make 3 types of shocks for the Grizz, VERY EXPENSIVE, but very good I hear.
 

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Ha I just got a quote from Elka about a week ago on shocks.

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Sport & Racing: Pair adjustable in compression only, in piggyback reservoir:

Dual rate spring set up with self-sagging device: $865.00 Us

Elite Series: Pair fully adjustable (compression & rebound) , in piggyback reservoir:

Dual rate spring set up with self-sagging device: $1355.00 Us


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Sport & Racing: Pair adjustable in compression only, in remote reservoir:

Dual rate spring set up with self-sagging device: $865.00 Us


Elite Series: Pair fully adjustable (compression & rebound) , in remote reservoir:

Dual rate spring set up with self-sagging device: $1355.00 Us


Call one of our suspension specialist today at 1-800-557-0552


Now don't get me wrong there was also a few prices in between them but you get the idea I think.
 

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Xtremegriz, I had the same quote, ezcept shipping to South Africa doubled the price again. It worked out to about 25% the cost of a new Griz!!
 

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That's outragous. Maybe I can just get the stock shocks re-sprung. Or live withem the way they are.
 

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Try the HighLifter lift springs, I here they stiffen the ride up pretty well. It is pretty well know that the Grizzly stock springs will weaken after a few years, especially if you always are carrying a heavy load or use a plow.
 

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Beast I just wonder now if they offer a shock without the reservoir like Works does. Not really needed the need of that but I would still like to retain the SSD to drop the ride hight down a little.

The Works shocks are cheeper but on there website it does not say about lower ride hight plus they don't have as much travel as the Elka shocks do. You can get into Works other shocks though and get in the same price range but they still don't really tell you too much about them on there PDF form that they show you all the shocks.
 

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starky,

back in June i was looking for aftermarket shocks as well. i found that not many places made them to fit the grizzly, and the prices were way to high to even entertain the thought.

what i ended up doing was replacing all four shocks with stock. then i installed the springs from high-lifter as dknarnd mentioned above.

it improved the ride a lot, but i am not a huge fan of the yellow they are painted.
 

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If the Works shocks have more travel than the stock but less than the Elka's and are cheaper than the Elkas than I would look into those.
 

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Gentlemen : ATV Television last year Doug did a special with putting Elkas on a grizz and a Brute Force. He just raved about the shocks on both machines. This coupled with radial tires said was the best ride he has ever had with these machines. Lowered both quads also. Just some info.
 

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Paiute I saw that show also and that is what really interested me in the Elka shocks even more. For the ride and overall quality that Doug seem to decribe in his ride, I would love to have the same nice and comfy trail ride but also to retain a softer spring rate for rock crawling to use up most of the travel. Just not really wanting to spend that much on a set of shocks.
 

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Same here...it's just a lot of coin to drop on a quad. Especailly when I never keep them more than 2 or 3 years.
 

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Steve, when you swapped out your springs did you need a spring compressor? just curious how it compares to when I installed my lowering springs on my Honda, I wouldnt have tried it without the use of a wall mounted compressor.
 

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Grizznizzle, i used a 20 ton press and some quick fingers, just a little over kill but had each shock done in 5 min.
 

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I'm definately going to have to think about this for a while. Stiffer springs is probably the way to go.
 
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