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My KFX450 has been at GT Thunder all week for suspension R&D and we should see lots of parts real soon. Parts in the works are: shock internals, spring kits, a-arms, rear link, tie rod kits, sprocket guard, chassis skid, and rotor guard.....this is going to be great!!!!!!!
 

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ATV Four-Play makes GT Thunder's aarms. FYI. :ph34r: Still waiting on mine.
 

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Most of these guys get their ball joints from the same place and that place dont have ball joints yet as the KFX450 has thicker ball joint shafts. So you wont see many a-arms available for sale until the ball joints arrive.


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ATV Four-Play makes GT Thunder's aarms. FYI. :ph34r: Still waiting on mine.[/b]
ATV Four play does make GT Thunder's A-Arms but to Laz's specs. From what I understand the ATV Four play arms are made for aftermarket shocks and the GT Thunder arms are made for the stock shocks that have alot of potential when properly valved or springed. This keeps the cost down and aftermarket a-arms are always stronger then the OEM's
As far as the ball joints, I will gladly wait on ball joints to never have Heims again. I will let you guys know how it feels when I get it back.... :banana:
 

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When Laz gets the shock rebuild dialed in I may have him do my front and rear.
 

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I am almost 100% sure you will not be able to get the wheel travel needed EVEN after the fronts are revalved. Revalving will make the action better, but no more actual wheel travel. An aftermarket shock will be the way to go on the KFX. I will have a forsure awnser monday.


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I am almost 100% sure you will not be able to get the wheel travel needed EVEN after the fronts are revalved. Revalving will make the action better, but no more actual wheel travel. An aftermarket shock will be the way to go on the KFX. I will have a forsure awnser monday.
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You are probably right but I don't remember implying more wheel travel with revalving. The revalving is to make the ride quality better. The stock shocks were very harsh to me even after adjusting. I don't claim to know alot about suspension so I took it to someone who does.

I am not trying to get into a pissing match with you, I know you are in business to sell similar items and are a site sponsor. I hope you do well too. But there will always be competition and alot more as time goes on. My friend and I were even looking to get the power commanders from you in time.

I am just trying to let others know of the options that are coming from a very respectable company. :ph34r:
 

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laz will not let down no doubt. He definatly knows what hes doing. Revakving for weight and whatnot will make the ride better for the trail rider or ever a good racer. But most serious racers will go with a long travel setup including new arms and shocks and makin the stock shocks inferior. Rebuilds are great for alot of people, especially people on a budget and still want to ride/race with a pretty good setup. Lesson of this huge ramble: Rebuilds are gonna make the ride better for most people.
 

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I'v talked to 3 differant company's about shock's for the KFX450R in the last couple of days. I have Elka's from my old quad that I'm trying to get them to work but no luck. Yes Laz does a great job with suspension but I think that Cody @ C&D Racing is one of the best. He will have componets for the stock shocks this week. Another shock company has all ready increase travel to the stock shocks with a rebuild by 1.75", so yes it can be done. And not changing ride height. All shocks for around $800. I'm still going with Elka Quad rate C & R Piggy's front & Elka Dual Rate C & R remote res. rear. This are coming from one of my sponsored riders.
 

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Another shock company has all ready increase travel to the stock shocks with a rebuild by 1.75", so yes it can be done. And not changing ride height. All shocks for around $800.[/b]
I have no doubt it can be done. The problem is that for $800.00 plus what you can sell the stock fronts for you can buy new fronts. I would never pay $800.00 to revalve the stock shocks, but thats just my opinion.


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Please list the companies offering the service or pm me.
I haev 3 sets to get done ASAP.
 

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Please list the companies offering the service or pm me.
I haev 3 sets to get done ASAP.[/b]
GT Thunder
C & D Racing
I look the other 1 up at work and post it on Tuesday

I'd go with Cody @ C & D he sets up shocks for my of the to pro's.
http://cdracingonline.com/
402-614-2508
 

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I have no doubt it can be done. The problem is that for $800.00 plus what you can sell the stock fronts for you can buy new fronts. I would never pay $800.00 to revalve the stock shocks, but thats just my opinion.
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Some people don't have the money for new shocks, and I've never been able to sell stock shocks. Rebuild stock shock will usually last and hold up beter for the average racer. I have my Elka's worked on every month ( Oil, Vales, Springs, Hoses, Etc. ) Great shocks need PM. I see you sell I Shocks, looks and sound good but I haven't tried them out. My pro riders race Elka's and I race them until something comes along that is better. A full set of aftermarket shock usual goes for around $1800 to $2000. So a $1200 saving for some people is alot of other parts.
 

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2000 for front shocks only? Thats definatly a bit high, well really high imo.[/b]
That's probably the cost for all 3 shocks to get modified and a linkage.
That's the price range for most of the other 450's
 

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GT Thunder
C & D Racing
I look the other 1 up at work and post it on Tuesday

I'd go with Cody @ C & D he sets up shocks for my of the to pro's.
http://cdracingonline.com/
402-614-2508[/b]
Personally I would not go with C & D. The revalves I have ridden were not very good and do not hear that much good feedback from others either
 

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Shocks are packed and ready to be sent, probably go with GT THUNDER!
 
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