Walker Evans 2.5 Coilover Shock Technology - Coilovers 101Posted in How To: Suspension Brakes on January 1, 2010 0) (
There's no question that coilover shocks are at the top of the suspension food chain in both competitive and recreational four-wheeling. Although coilovers are pricier than standard shocks, they offer a number of performance features that keep them a cut above their little brothers, the non-coilover shock.
If you are new to the off-road scene, you may be asking yourself, "What's a coilover and what does it do?" In a nutshell, a coilover is a shock absorber with single or multiple coil springs wrapped around it that work together to suspend the vehicle and damp the ride. There are some variations in design, but a good coilover is properly engineered and built from quality materials. The best aspect of coilovers is that they are rebuildable, tunable to match the performance levels and weight of a vehicle, and able to be matched to the terrain and driving style they will be used for.
Walker Evans Racing recently released new 2.5-inch coilovers, and as with all things off-road, we couldn't wait to take a gander at them. Walker has been manufacturing race-proven coilovers for years now, and the 2.5-inch one is the company's next evolution in shock technology. The coilovers are manufactured in the U.S. and are available in 6- to 14-inch travel lengths, and every coilover is available with standard or custom valving. Walker's 2.5-inch coilovers with remote reservoirs will be available at a later date.