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Shocks Series Overview

Shocks are the heart of every suspension system. Sure, springs & control arms keep a vehicle suspended, but shocks actually provide control to the driver. That’s why RideTech has kept up with the latest shock technology, offering several lines of shock options separated into “series”. Each series is tailored to a certain application that optimizes performance, adjustability, and cash savings where they matter. RideTech offers shocks standalone, for CoolRide air systems, ShockWaves, and Coilovers.

View the advantages of each shock series below:


Ride Quality Series


The Ride Quality (“RQ”) series is a great entry level solution. It still retains all the mounting and installation advantages of the other shock series. With fixed shock valving, the RQ series is designed to optimize ride quality, leaving out the guess work.

The quality of the monotube aluminum body shock will last for years of reliable service, and is an excellent choice for the price conscious buyer.

Features:

  • Fixed shock valving is designed to optimize ride quality
  • Aluminum impact forged construction provides leak-free operation
  • A great option for increasing ride quality and performance on a budget
  • Monotube design for superior oil control
  • High quality bearing mounts and stud style mounts for years of reliable service


Handling Quality Series


The Handling Quality (“HQ”) series features adjustable shock valving. It is housed in a lightweight aluminum impact forged construction that is available in a wide range of stroke lengths and mounting styles to fit a large variety of applications.

The single adjustment knob controls primarily the rebound force of the shock giving the driver plenty of control to dial in their performance at an economical price point. A RideTech HQ shock will provide enough adjustment for the majority of car builders.

Features:

  • Aluminum impact forged construction allows leak free operation
  • Single rebound shock valving adjustment
  • Available in a wide range of stroke lengths and mounting styles to fit large variety of applications
  • Monotube design for superior oil control
  • Easy & precise valve adjustment with 26 rebound clicks


Track Quality Shocks


This newest addition to the Ridetech shock line goes beyond the typical double adjustable units that have been popular; the TQ shock has a single rebound adjustment and a DUAL stage [high speed and low speed] compression adjustment.

It uses a remote reservoir that is connected with a 30″ braided line for easy installation in a variety of installation applications. The high speed adjustment allows tuning for impact harshness… potholes, speedbumps, offroad use, and other harsh road irregularities that might induce a high speed excursion of the piston rod. The low speed adjustment allows tuning of ride quality, as well as the general cornering characteristics of typical road course and racetrack use. It is currently the ultimate choice for autocrossing, track days, drag racing, and other extreme environment use.

Features:

  • Single rebound adjustment PLUS dual stage high & low speed compression
  • Aluminum impact forged shock construction for leak free operation
  • Monotube design allows large piston for superior oil control, ride quality, and handling
  • Available in a wide range of stroke lengths and mounting styles to fit large variety of applications
  • Remote reservoir includes mounting brackets for easy installation


The Select Series Shocks | Electronic-Adjustable Shock


The Select Series is a steel body monotube damper with TWO sets of independent internal valving so you can choose between “cruise-mode” with a soft compliant ride or a firmer “sport mode” for handling performance… all at the touch of a switch!

With the new Select Series damper, RideTech is now the ONLY manufacturer able to bring this new electronically selectable valve technology to the Hot Rod and trailer towing market.

Features:

  • Electronically selectable soft or firm shock valving at the touch of a switch
  • Proven, reliable OEM electronic damping technology now available to the hotrod market
  • Steel monotube construction allows superior oil control over a wide range of road and track surfaces
  • Instant response to valving changes [under 1 second]
  • Perfect for vehicles with radically changing loads.