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I put the i5500 kit on about 2 weeks ago. yesterday i got a chance to go out and really open it up on some trails,a rutted wash and ofcourse some jumpin'. Night and day difference, i wonder how i rode with it.Now i just need to get the stock rear shock into ishock for some work. If you can afford, this is a must have kit.
 

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post some pics if you can!
 

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Yhea some pic would be nice. Glad to here your happy with the kit, I myself have been looking at it but had not heard anyone comment on it yet. Thanks.
 

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You ever wonder why the rear shock cost pretty much the same for a set of fronts? does this make sence to anyone.....wouldnt you think it would be half the cost :3question: :3question:
 

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You ever wonder why the rear shock cost pretty much the same for a set of fronts? does this make sence to anyone.....wouldnt you think it would be half the cost :3question: :3question:
It's got to be a lot heavier duty and more adjustable because it's a single shock doing what the two up front do together. You'll notice that on the IRS utility quads the price of one rear is closer to the price of one front because the suspension setups are so similar.
 

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hmmmm.......makes a little sence....but to me all that means is different valving and a heavier spring. Pretty much the same materials and time go into it.......... :3question:
 

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The shock body is typically much shorter and considerably thicker, its not like they're using the same shock bodies with different strokes front and rear.
 

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yeah....I understand that mike. But it seems to me that all the material saved by the decreased length would just go right into the thickness of the shock body......there for making it a mute point.
I just find it crazy that different valving and a heavier spring makes it almost double the cost of a front shock.....thats all....
 

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I can certainly see and even agree with your points, rear shocks are obscenely expensive. I was simply providing what I thought were the manufacturer's justifications for the differences.
 

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yeah.....gotcha. I dont think there is much "justification".... :) :thumbsup:
 

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there is also a lot more work that has to go into setting up the rear shock. It is harder to get them to perform as well as the fronts because the rear sees a lot more abuse then the fronts. So you are kind of paying for the time of the builder.
 

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MY FRIEND WENT FOR HIS SECOND RIDE ON HIS BRAND NEW ISHOCK FRONT END AND BLEW OUT ONE OF THE SHOCKS. HOPEFULLY THAT WAS A FREAK THING. ISHOCK TOLD HIM TO SEND IT BACK FOR A FREE REPLACEMENT SO THAT IS REALLY COOL. GOOD LUCK GUYS
 

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YFZ RAPTOR 700R said:
MY FRIEND WENT FOR HIS SECOND RIDE ON HIS BRAND NEW ISHOCK FRONT END AND BLEW OUT ONE OF THE SHOCKS. HOPEFULLY THAT WAS A FREAK THING. ISHOCK TOLD HIM TO SEND IT BACK FOR A FREE REPLACEMENT SO THAT IS REALLY COOL. GOOD LUCK GUYS
unfortunately i have heard about this happening too often. It is what you get when you get parts from taiwan i guess
 

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Ive noticed alot of trick riders running Ishock and it seems to be a great kit(which is why Im considering it myself). You would be amazed to see whats made were...with anything. I work for Mercedes on the assembly line.....I know :eek:
 
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