Edelbrock Performer IAS Mono Tube Shocks
Performer IAS Mono Tube Shocks... Manufactured/Tested by EdelbrockWhen Edelbrock decides to manufacture a product line, it's done first class, with the best machinery, materials and personnel. The Performer IAS mono-tube shocks are no exception to this rule. A 45,000 sq. ft. building in Torrance, California is dedicated to the production of Edelbrock mono tube shocks. The list of machinery includes custom-built computerized equipment designed to produce shocks with consistent results in a very efficient manner. Every mono tube shock coming off the production line is tested with a computer-controlled dyno that tests one every 15 seconds. Before a mono tube shock gets to the production phase, it goes through a rigorous development cycle using a shock dynamometer, then extensive road testing. Edelbrock engineers graph relationships such as force vs. velocity and force vs. displacement, allowing our engineers to fine tune a shock to a vehicle. By the time a Performer IAS shock is bolted to a vehicle, it has been tuned specifically for that application. Durability tests are completed on a custom machine designed and built by Edelbrock. Here, Performer IAS mono tube shocks are tested for the equivalent of 100,000 miles, then each component is checked for wear. This ensures that our shocks have what it takes for a lifetime guarantee of performance.
The Racing Heritage...The Ricor Design Proven in Competition First developed for the racing world, the IAS technology incorporated in this shock has a very successful history. From the smooth tracks of the IMSA GTP Series to the brutal expanse of the North African Sahara desert, the response, control and ride quality of a variety of suspension designs were improved substantially. One of the most prestigious and challenging off-road endurance races in the world is the Dakar Rally. Across 4,750 miles of African desert, vehicles such as the Citroen, shown at left, rally for the finish. In 1994, 1995 and 1996, the Inertia Active System was used by Team Citroen to finish first overall in the Rally. A competitor commented about the Citroen driver, Pierre Lartigue, in a January '96 Autosport article, "I don't know how he does it. He looks as if he has driven to the shops and back, while we look as though we have done 10 rounds with Mike Tyson." Also in the 1996 race, a Yamaha equipped with an IAS shock won first overall in the motorcycle rally and finished over one hour ahead of its nearest competitor! In 1997, the Mitsubishi Team used shocks with the Inertia Active System and took 1st, 2nd and 3rd place overall. For the second year in a row, the Yamaha team placed 1st in the motorcycle category. This is proven technology!
This race-winning Inertia Active System is the core of every Edelbrock Performer IAS shock.
Magazines Test Performer IAS Shocks...
"Off road, the shocks help control body roll and keep the tires firmly planted on the trail. On the road, they really smooth out the ride, which will make long trips to deer camp much more bearable" - Slaton L. White, Field and Stream Magazine. (Article titled "Sweet Thunder" from the December 1996 Issue.)
"We installed a set of IAS shocks on an unloaded '97 Dodge Ram 1500, then took it over a variety of terrain...the best part was that the chassis went over speed bumps in one movement-no more waiting for the body to settle...our ride was smoother and handled better from the get-go." - Tori Tellum, 4 Wheel & Off-Road Magazine (article titled "New Edelbrock Shocks" from the June 1997 issue.)
"...after installing the (Edelbrock) dampers we were quite impressed. After running over our familiar commute-home route, we felt a much smoother ride as well as crisper handling. Wheels now follow the road (or trail) better without sharp jolts to our spines. And when cornering we can actually feel the 'firm circuit' control the body lean better." - Ben Stewart, Four Wheeler Magazine (article titled " HREF="http://www.edelbrock.com/automotive/stories/fw706/tealj.html" target="top">Project: Teal-J" from the June 1997 issue.)
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