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Fox FLOAT X EVOL AirShox and Podium X Coil Shock

Kawasaki  KFX450R with Laeger's Racing A-Arms
Kawasaki  KFX450R with Fox FLOAT X EVOL AirShox


For our KFX450R project, we decided to try something a bit different.  We went with Fox FLOAT X EVOL AirShox up front and the Podium X CoilShox shock on the rear.

The first thing you will notice about the FLOAT X EVOL AirShox is the lack of coil spring. The FLOAT X EVOL AirShox have two air chambers that internally do the job of the coil over spring. The first air chamber is the main chamber, which is used to adjust ride height and roll/pitch stiffness. The second air chamber is the EVOL chamber which is adjusted to control bottom-out characteristics.

Each set of FLOAT X EVOL AirShox comes with two air pumps - one high pressure and one low for the two different chambers. Changing the air pressure is comparable to changing out the coil spring on standard style shocks. This simple way of adjusting gives these shocks virtually limitless adjustment possibilities.

The innovative FLOAT X EVOL AirShox deliver an ultra-wide range of externally adjustable compression and rebound damping with infinite dual-stage air spring adjustability.

For the rear, the Fox Podium X Coil Shock works very similarly to other aftermarket shocks on the market. The Podium X is a standard oil-filled shock, charged with high-pressure nitrogen and utilizing an external coil spring. It has a 47mm steel body, 5/8 steel shaft, remote reservoir, externally adjustable rebound and dual speed compression adjustments.


KFX450R - Long Shock Arms from Laegers       Float X Evol  and Podium X Shocks


The Fox FLOAT X EVOL AirShox look great and anytime you have the opportunity to shed a few pounds off your quad, it is a good thing. The ride is very plush.  The ruts from all the different vehicles are no longer annoying. You obviously still feel the bumps, but they aren't annoying like they were with stock shocks.

I had a longtime DS650 rider take a spin on the quad at Sand Mountain and start jumping.  He was very impressed - even flying 10 feet in the air and 60 feet.

The only con to the FLOAT X EVOL AirShox is having to field all of the questions other riders out in the dunes.  They definitely attract attention.

Contact Info:

Fox Racing Shox

Fox Racing Shox
(800) FOX-SHOX  


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