Users' questions

Where are Integra Shocks made?

Where are Integra Shocks made?

Coopersville, MI
Our spacious location in Coopersville, MI gives us the advantage of housing all of our operations, (Keyser Manufacturing, Integra Shocks and Springs, Pro Blend Lubricants, Demo Derby Masters and OMI), under one roof…

What is a racing shock?

A shock is a timing device that controls the up and down movement on a race car. It will determine how fast or slow weight is transferred. Its purpose is to keep the tire on the racing surface. They are completely separate from the shock’s fluid and gas components.

How does a racing shock work?

A shock dampens vibrations by creating friction. Racing shocks all use hydraulic fluid in a tube with a piston. The piston pushes the fluid through a series of valves, and bleeds, controlling the “rate” of the shock. The valves and bleeds can be varied to change the rate.

What is a base valve shock?

A base valve is essentially a static valve assembly built into the body of a shock between the working piston and divider piston. The addition of this technology allows racers to run ultra-low gas pressure for increased grip and tire life. Excessive gas pressure can have its own negative impact on damping performance.

What happens if your shocks are too long?

The other problem is that if the shock absorber that has been fitted to the vehicle is too long, in this case the vehicle suspension could experience the shock absorber “Bottoming out”. This term is used when the shock absorber is fully compressed, but the suspension still has an allowed amount of travel to go.

What is shock rebound?

Rebound damping regulates the speed at which your fork or shock recovers, or bounces back, from an impact and returns to its full travel. When the flow of oil is restricted, your fork or shock will slowly return to its full travel.

What do shock valving numbers mean?

The first digit is the shock stroke. The higher the valve number the more force it will take to compress the shock. Rebound Valving- Determines how much force it takes to extend the shock. The higher the number the slower the shock will extend.

What is a tie down shock?

A “tie-down shock” is used to describe a shock that has stiffer rebound settings than compression settings. This term is widely used when describing a 4-link dirt modified right front shock or asphalt cars front shocks.

What are the signs of bad front shocks?

The Warning Signs Of Worn Shocks And Struts

  • Instability at highway speeds.
  • Vehicle “tips” to one side in turns.
  • The front end dives more than expected during hard braking.
  • Rear-end squat during acceleration.
  • Tires bouncing excessively.
  • Unusual tire wear.
  • Leaking fluid on the exterior of shocks or struts.

When did Integra Racing shocks and springs start?

At Integra Racing Shocks and Springs, we bring years of racing knowledge to the products we sell. Established in 2003, Integra strives to stay on the leading edge of technology to give customers the inside track on what it takes to improve their racing program.

What kind of shocks and springs does Summit Racing use?

Achieve championship-caliber suspension control by adding race-proven performance parts from Integra Shocks and Springs. Summit Racing carries a large selection of Integra products, including springs, coil-over covers, bumpers, spring rubbers, shock rod ends, bump stop packers, shock inflation units, and much more.

What kind of shocks do Bryke racing use?

50ct. Bagged Rivets I just wanted to let you know with a quick update that i am very pleased with the Integra shocks. These shocks have made a huge difference with my car and I will continue to promote them and bryke racing.