Walker Evans Shocks

Like many companies in the high performance racing shock market, Walker Evans was founded by a racing enthusiast, whose name happened to be Walker Evans.  His story is a little different than most, since his professional racing accomplishments are legendary enough to have earned him the official nickname –“The Legend.”  WE has been manufacturing shocks and suspension products from Riverside, California for almost fifty years.  Today the company has professional racing teams in UTV, Off Road, and Snowmobile racing, with Walker’s son, Evan, the lead racer in the Off Road team.

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They make shocks for trucks, SUVs, rock crawlers, and sand cars.  In addition, they offer shocks for UTVs and snowmobiles.  Finally, they have shock kits and a few shocks for miscellaneous applications.  Wheels are crucial to suspension system performance and Walker Evans offers racing wheels, buggy wheels, street wheels, and UTV wheels.  If you’ve already checked the Internet automotive discussion forums, you know they get high marks, not only for their outstanding performance and durability, but also for their reasonable prices when compared to the hefty prices of many of their extreme high end competitors.  While they’re certainly not cheap, they offer good value for the money.

If you’re new to the racing world and you don’t yet have a favorite local dealer where you can go for advice, you probably think you can just hop on the net and find out everything you need to know about Walker Evans shocks.  Unfortunately, that’s easier said than done.  Their web site has more information about racing and racing events than it does about the technical specifications of their products.  In addition, their “Find a Dealer” button yields no dealers!  The site states a dealer list is coming soon, but there is a form for you to fill out if you are interested in becoming a dealer!

There’s always the forums for advice, and entering “where to buy Walker Evans Shocks” into your favorite Internet Search Engine will lead to a few sites where you can actually buy them.  Racingplus.com lists six different Walker Evans UTV shocks for the Polaris line.  They range in price from about $350 to $450.  Most are coil over designs and you have a choice of piggyback or remote reservoirs.

Polyperformance.com has a Walker Evans Air Shock, which has a lightweight aluminum body with a hard anodized steel shaft and piston.  Powersports360.com has front and rear shocks for Polaris snowmobiles, the RMK Air Piggyback Shock.  They are completely rebuildable and revalveable.