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Old 12-29-2018, 05:57 PM   #31 (permalink)
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The price here in Sweden is to high approximately 815$ for just the rear damper..... The prices on aftermarket products are nuts and not in par with shocks made here in Sweden/Scandinavia it's cheaper for me with Íhlins rear damper then Indy xc RTS

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Old 12-31-2018, 08:13 AM   #32 (permalink)
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My daughter Brooke and I just got back from riding the last 4 days on our sleds. She rides my '18 Assault 800 and I'm on my new Indy XC 850. Walker Evans RTS update:
Brooke and I switched sleds quite often during this trip. The new RTS has completely transformed the ride of the Assault. It's so good now that it almost rides as good as the Indy XC. Still has the same handling and weight transfer as before, just without the stiff ride. Can't believe Polaris didn't go with this shock in the 1st place. Absolutely the best upgrade you can do for the Assault. Side note: I got my RTS Velocity shock directly from WE. It's got the low/hi speed adjuster. The Indy XC RTS does not.
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Old 12-31-2018, 08:19 AM   #33 (permalink)
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So lighter torsion springs are a must?
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Old 12-31-2018, 10:56 AM   #34 (permalink)
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So how do you think it will go if only changing the to the Velocity RTS and lighter springs? Stock W/E front shocks & FTS.
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Old 12-31-2018, 11:33 AM   #35 (permalink)
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And Lenn, what valving did you go with on your set-up?
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Old 12-31-2018, 03:42 PM   #36 (permalink)
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So lighter torsion springs are a must?

Yes, you must use the lighter springs to take full advantage of the Velocity shock. (Indy XC is set up like this.) I'm running the springs on the lowest setting and still can't bottom out the rear. The ride is so much better. Amazingly better.
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Old 12-31-2018, 03:49 PM   #37 (permalink)
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So how do you think it will go if only changing the to the Velocity RTS and lighter springs? Stock W/E front shocks & FTS.

Stock shocks everywhere else except for RTS and lighter torsion springs. That's the secret ingredient. Just make sure you get the Velocity shock from WE. I told them my weight and NOT to overdue the dampening. It seems perfect the way they sent it. They sent me WE Velocity shocks for the front of my Indy XC. I sent them back after 1 ride for re-valving. Way too friggin stiff! My front suspension hardly moved! I had told them the same info. They just through in race valving and sent them. Called Jeff @ WE and he is taking care of them at no cost. I'll report the results after I get them back. If they work, I'll put them on the Assault also.
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Old 01-02-2019, 12:05 PM   #38 (permalink)
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No part number...order directly from Walker Evans.


Call Jeff:
Jeff Dillon
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Tell him I sent you.
Called to order one this morning. Jeff Dillon is no longer there.
Spoke with a guy Chris. Says its part# 7044819 Same as Indy XC.
Had them add the Hi/Lo adjuster. $425 plus shipping. 3 weeks out.
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Got mine for $375 + shipping through local shop.
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Can’t wait to try both my Indy and my assault (19s) with that shock. I have springs for assault but haven’t swapped them yet. I also have an 18 assault that I put stock Indy shock in after swapping stock clicker for a hi/lo clicker. Going to try one with springs and one without. Guys just don’t believe how much of an improvement these things are. Thanks for feed back and I will do same if I ever get to ride!
On the bold. Have you compared the two yet?
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