King Shocks

If you’re into off-road racing you know there are a lot of manufacturers out there touting their superior technology when it comes to shock and suspension engineering and design.  Some avid enthusiasts claim there is only one true “King of the Off-Road” – King Shocks.  They can claim to have won more off road championships than any other shock manufacturer.  Visit their web site at and you’ll find an extensive collection of videos, picture galleries, and articles featuring King Shocks in action in a variety of races at a variety of racing venues.

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If you want to know how King got to be “king”, download their catalog from the web site and read about their storied past.  All their products are “race tested” which exposes them to real world stresses that simply can’t be matched by computer modeling.  Their shocks are completely customized – they don’t even utilize pre-cast components.  They’re machined and hand assembled in the USA, although they are now available in the Australian, European and Chinese markets.

Selecting a King Shock can be a daunting task as they have thirty different options across their product line – from custom cylinder and shaft length to bearing reducers to coil sliders and covers to reservoir hoses and compression adjusters.  They offer a Pure Racing Series of Shocks, Pre-Runner Shocks, and Air Shocks.

To make installation on more popular vehicles easier, they offer a series of Performance Kits.  These kits are available for trucks and SUVs as well as UTVs.  In the truck and SUV performance kits series you’ll find complete packages for the Toyotas, Fords, Nissans, and Chevy/GMCs.   The kits include all the mounting hardware you’ll need as well as detailed instructions.  King is known for their customer service as well as for their technological excellence, so if you get stuck, help is only a phone call away.   There are kits for the Toyota Tundra, Tacoma, Hilux, Landcruiser, and FJ Cruiser.  You can get them for Ford 150s and 250s and Nissan Titans, Fronties, and Patrols.  Finally, there are performance kits for Chevy 1500s, Tahoes, and GMC Sierras and Yukons.

As you probably know UTV racing is growing in popularity and after extensive testing with professional drivers King Performance kits for UTVs are now available to the general public.  You can find performance kits for the Arctic Cat Prowler, the Kawasaki Teryx, and the Yamaha Rhino in both 2 seat and 4 seat configurations.  For the Polaris RZR there is only a 2 seat kit.  In all kits you have a choice of OEM replacements or the improved adjustable shock design.