ATV & Side-by-Side Products
World leaders in ATV racing suspension, Elka offers Elka shocks and Elka shock packages for recreational riders, sport enthusiasts, and hard-core performance racers and riders. All Elka shocks are built with the exact same materials and quality manufacturing. The only differences in the Elka ‘stages’ is purely the adjustability. This way Accelerated Technologies can best match an Elka ATV or Side-by-Side shock to your budget and expectations. Yes, you can buy Elka Shocks directly from Elka, but from Accelerated Technologies, you are paying the same price and the shocks come with an added tuning guarantee that covers the spring rate and internal valving for a year from purchase. In addition is our no-charge wealth of tuning experience and set up advice. Of course, we can install the shocks for you at Accelerated Technologies to get the absolute best out of your purchase, [popup_anything id="659"] to book an appointment.
The Elka Stage 1 shock is a premium replacement for a failed OEM shock. Elka’s most economical shock, it features an aluminum, externally threaded body (for unlimited preload options) that will support Elka’s dual or triple spring rate strategy for rising rate performance. The damping is non-adjustable externally, but it can be easily revalved internally to change the operating window if need be.
The Elka Stage 2 shock is the first step up when a significant improvement is desired over your stock OEM shocks. Perhaps Elka Suspension’s most common ATV and Side-by-Side shock, it features an aluminum, externally threaded body (for unlimited preload options) that will support Elka’s dual or triple spring rate strategy for rising rate performance. The Elka Stage 2 shock has a rebound damping adjuster on the bottom of the shock that actually does a blend of compression and rebound when it is opened or closed. This rebound clicker has a huge and quick effect on overall damping when a change is required or desired. Although the Elka Stage 2 can technically change rebound AND compression, you cannot get picky and separate the two. With the Elka Stage 2, expect a massive improvement in comfort and performance.
The Elka Stage 3 shock is the next step up when a massive improvement is desired over your stock OEM shocks. The Elka Stage 3 ATV and Side-by-Side Shock is Elka’s most economical shock with an external piggyback reservoir. The Stage 3 features an aluminum, externally threaded body (for unlimited preload options) that will support Elka’s dual or triple spring rate strategy for rising rate performance. The Elka Stage 3 shock features a compression damping adjuster up high on the top of the reservoir to quickly change the ride from ‘couch’ to ‘aggressive’ with a few turns of the 23-position clicker. With the Elka Stage 3, you have moved up to an economical, ultra high-performance shock with a piggyback reservoir.
The Elka Stage 4 shock is now a true ‘fully’ adjustable performance shock. The Elka Stage 4 ATV shock adds rebound damping to the already awesome Stage 3 Piggyback reservoir shock. While the Stage 3 compression adjustable shock allows you to tailor the ride from smooth to firm, having the adjustable rebound damping of the Elka Stage 4 shock adds the ability to fine tune the shock for how fast you are going! If moving slowly, having your rebound set slow keeps the vehicle in control over the bumps, but as you go faster, the need to get the tire back down quickly is desirable to keep the vehicle ride height up nice and high in preparation for the next bump. The Elka Stage 4 features an aluminum, externally threaded body (for unlimited preload options) that will support Elka’s dual or triple spring rate strategy for rising rate performance. The Elka Stage 4 shock features a compression damping adjuster up high on the top of the reservoir to quickly change the ride from ‘couch’ to ‘aggressive’ with a few turns of the 23-position clicker, and the Stage 4 adds a 40 click position rebound adjuster to control the pitching of the quad. With the Elka Stage 4, you have moved up to a true high performance fully adjustable, piggyback reservoir, ultra high-performance shock.
The Elka Stage 5 is for the most demanding hard-core rider or racer. The Stage 5 takes all the features and benefits of the Stage 4 and adds the High and Low speed compression adjuster to the package. When we talk about low and high speed in regards to damping, we are referring to shock shaft speed, not vehicle speed. In a normal compression damping adjustable shock (like the Elka Stage 3 or 4) when the incompressible oil flows through the clicker, it can only flow at a rate dictated by the clicker position. If the oil tries to speed up (shock moving faster=bigger bump or higher sled speed) the high-speed shim stack internally has to open at a rate selected during initial calibration. If this stack is too soft for your new confidence level, there is nothing you can do trailside. However, with the Elka Stage 5, you can add high speed resistance to make the shock firmer for the bigger/faster hits. The Elka Stage 5 basically allows you to run the low speed adjuster more open for great comfort, yet still have adjustable protection from bottoming with the high speed clicker when the pace or size of the bumps picks up! If you love to tinker, or have very high expectations, then the Elka Stage 5 is for you!
Available for most sport utility quads is a specially priced Elka Stage 3 Front and Rear kit. All 4 shocks for $1495.00
To compliment our performance suspension and chassis focus, we have ATV Lift Kits, ATV offset A arms, chassis and bushing service kits, high performance tires and wheels and just about any other product you can imagine. Please contact us for details.