Dirt King Shock Tuning Session

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When it comes to performance off road suspension systems shock tuning is essential to fine tune the ride quality to your preference. Shock tuning refers to adjusting the damping characteristics of a shock absorber. There are several factors that can be adjusted when tuning a shock absorber, including:

1. Rebound damping: This controls how quickly the shock absorber returns to its normal position after being compressed.

2. Compression damping: This controls how quickly the shock absorber compresses when it is subjected to an impact.

3. Spring rate: This refers to the stiffness of the spring. A stiffer spring will offer more support, but may also result in a harsher ride.

4. Preload: This refers to the amount of tension placed on the spring before the shock absorber is installed. Adjusting preload can change the ride height and handling of the vehicle.

We got eight Dirt King equipped vehicles together for a shock tuning session at plaster city. The owner of each vehicle would drive through a section of rough terrain and whoops so the shock tuner can see what adjustments need to be made. By watching the vehicle and getting feedback from the driver the shock tuner is able make adjustments so the vehicle absorbs bumps better and can increase speed through the section.

2021 Toyota Tundra



2021 GMC Sierra 1500



2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 [ZR2]


2016 Toyota Tacoma


2019 Ford F-150


2015 Silverado 1500


2014 Silverado 1500


2018 Silverado 1500

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