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2014 Mint 400 Race Highlights Video
The 2014 Mint 400 was a premiere event, featuring the largest field of trick trucks ever with 57, and nearly 100 unlimited entries. King Shocks was there to dial in their racers in preparation for one of the most grueling and intense races in off-road history!
With a rapidly deteriorating course and a massive field of racers, it was clear that a set of finely tuned King Shocks were a distinct advantage in the brutal terrain for racers Tavo Vildosola, BJ Baldwin, Jason Voss, Harley Letner, Dan McMillin & many more.
2014 King of the Hammers Race Recap
King of The Hammers is known as being one of the most treacherous and difficult Off-Road races in the United States. Through the vast stretches of epic desert to the rugged and intense battles of the rock trails this race truly puts even the best off-road racers to the test, King Shocks was there every second up until race hour to insure top performance for all of their drivers. Join King Shocks at the 2014 King of The Hammers race week as their drivers take home epic victories as well as some insight into the King Shocks brand and their constant support for their professional drivers and customers.
Herder vs Halopoff
Parker Arizona has long been known for its stunning natural beauty and quiet laidback charm. What should be a nice place to ease into the Best in the Desert race season instead has become a torturous race that tests the limits of the drivers, crews and their vehicles. For two years in a row, the race has started under tranquil skies only to deteriorate into heavy afternoon rainstorms. Parts of the course were either standing puddles or running rivers. When the wet sandy mud dries, it works like 40 grit sandpaper to grind away at the moving parts of the vehicle and the wills of the cold, wet competitors. Even with a two-hour extension of the cut-off time, due to the rain, the finishing rate was only thirty percent of the field who started.
King Internal Bypass Shock, IBP
King Shocks has just released a unique internal bypass shock that does not have the drawbacks of the common twin tube design. The King IBP internal bypass shock delivers precisely tunable velocity sensitive and position sensitive damping as well as a hydraulic bump stop in a bolt-on monotube shock. King's monotube design uses a full diameter piston and standard, full size valving. It's built from the same quality materials and to the same precise tolerances as King's top of the line Pure Race series shocks. Mounted to the shaft below the standard piston, a second set of valving is housed in a billet aluminum chamber that contains valve shims and port openings that allow fluid to bypass the standard piston by flowing through ports into the shock's hollow shaft.
To make the shock position sensitive, a tapered, metering rod protrudes down from the center of the top cap. As the shaft moves into the shock body during the compression stroke it envelops the fixed tapered pin. The taper gradually closes the opening in the end of the shaft restricting the flow of fluid. When the taper reaches the full pin diameter, it restricts flow through the secondary valving diverting all fluid flow through the primary piston valving. Pin length determines the point in the shocks travel where the bypass flow is metered. The taper angle controls how sudden or gradual the restriction. When the secondary valving is closed and all fluid is flowing through the primary piston, enough damping force exists at the last few inches of compression travel to compress the fluid at the top of the shock body creating a suspension arresting hydraulic bump stop.
When you consider the multitude of valving combinations and the numerous valve chamber port configurations that exist, the tuning options in the secondary valving alone are nearly infinite. The internal bypass shock can be set-up with light valving at ride height to deliver a smooth comfortable ride while still providing substantial damping force at full compression to prevent bottoming out during hard use. The IBP can be manufactured as a smooth bodied shock to work with an existing coil, torsion or leaf spring or as a coilover shock to provide damping and suspend the vehicles weight. The IBP packs a ton of performance in a compact durable package that's perfect for dual-purpose rigs, daily drivers or competition vehicles that are limited by rules to one shock per wheel. Regardless of your application, King Shocks has the solution to your performance damping needs. Nothing rides like a King.
Australian Truck Shocks Trade Show
King Shocks Australia's Truck Shocks that are made for over the road semis and land trains.
Australian Off-Road Championship Promo
See King Shocks in action, in this live demo footage taken at the Australian Off-Road Championship.
2013 Griffith 400
Joe Bulmer and Michael Zacka doing work at the Griffith 400 2013 in the King Shocks Jimco
2013 Baja 1000
King Shocks Class 10 Car in action Driven by Michael Zacka in 2013 Baja 1000 Mexico