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    Elka Shock Rub

    So I bought a 2016 wildcat sport limited and it has the shock rub that the stage 5 elkas are notorious for. Anyone know what the real fix is? Do the install larger springs or something more indepth.

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    I would do a search. I "thought" back in the day, Elka covered this with new springs, or something. Now this might have been the original owners only, I don't remember.
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    The recall was to swap them out for shorter springs. Like a lot shorter. Several people, including myself just did the all Star shock protectors. Link for reference, not sure if that's the right size or not.

    https://www.summitracing.com/parts/aaf-all64201
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    I also installed the allstar shock protectors. It's a much better solution then the shorter springs they installed as the "proper fix". A dual spring setup should have been the actual proper fix but elka never replies to any of my emails.

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    I had also called elka to see about getting a dual spring setup and he told me unless I was racing it was not needed. Yea cause having a softer rate for slower trail riding and the stiffer rate come in during aggressive riding isn't something people would want...
    16' Wildcat Sport Limited, Metallic Black/Cat Racing Green
    Our AC family: 03' 400 Cat Green, 04' 650v2 Cat Green, 04' 500 Cat Green, 12' 700 EFI SE Black/Gray, 14' 1000xt Black/Cat Green, 16' Wildcat Trail XT

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    I also did the All Star Shock protectors - Elka would cover replacement if the unit was still under warranty is what they told me


 

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