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by Sebastien Blain

  1. Lift the vehicle using a jack or stand so that the wheels are off the ground. Refer to your vehicle's owner manual for specific instructions on how to remove the stock shocks. Keep your original bolts to re-use when installing your new Elka shocks.
    • Lift the vehicle using a jack or stand so that the wheels are off the ground. Refer to your vehicle's owner manual for specific instructions on how to remove the stock shocks. Keep your original bolts to re-use when installing your new Elka shocks.

  2. Install the front new Elka shocks with the reservoir ( on Stage 3-4-5 ) or Schraeder nitrogen valve ( on Stage 1-2 ) at the top of vehicle. ( right side shown ). IMPORTANT NOTE: The front Elka shocks need to have an external stroke limiter installed under the spring clip. ( see yellow Arrow ). Be sure the limiter was installed before install shocks.
    • Install the front new Elka shocks with the reservoir ( on Stage 3-4-5 ) or Schraeder nitrogen valve ( on Stage 1-2 ) at the top of vehicle. ( right side shown ).

    • IMPORTANT NOTE: The front Elka shocks need to have an external stroke limiter installed under the spring clip. ( see yellow Arrow ). Be sure the limiter was installed before install shocks.

  3. On Stage 2, Stage 4 and Stage 5 models, the lower shock eyelets should be installed with the rebound adjuster oriented towards the outside of the vehicle as shown by the blue Arrow on the photo ( left side shown ). If needed, you can turn the lower eyelet to orient properly.
    • On Stage 2, Stage 4 and Stage 5 models, the lower shock eyelets should be installed with the rebound adjuster oriented towards the outside of the vehicle as shown by the blue Arrow on the photo ( left side shown ). If needed, you can turn the lower eyelet to orient properly.

  4. Install the left new Elka rear shock with the piggyback reservoir at the top and oriented towards the rear of the vehicle as indicated by the red Arrow on the photo. Install the right new Elka rear shock with the piggyback reservoir at the top and oriented towards the rear of the vehicle as indicated by the green Arrow on the photo
    • Install the left new Elka rear shock with the piggyback reservoir at the top and oriented towards the rear of the vehicle as indicated by the red Arrow on the photo.

    • Install the right new Elka rear shock with the piggyback reservoir at the top and oriented towards the rear of the vehicle as indicated by the green Arrow on the photo

  5. On Stage 1 and Stage 2, the left and the right shock are the same. Install them with the shraeder nitrogen valve at the top of vehicle, with the valve towards the Inside of the vehicle ( left side shown ).
    • On Stage 1 and Stage 2, the left and the right shock are the same. Install them with the shraeder nitrogen valve at the top of vehicle, with the valve towards the Inside of the vehicle ( left side shown ).

  6. On Stage 2, Stage 4, and Stage 5 models the rebound adjuster located on lower eyelet of the shocks should be oriented towards the outside of the vehicle, as shown by the blue arrow. ( right side shown ). If needed, you can turn the lower eyelet to orient properly.
    • On Stage 2, Stage 4, and Stage 5 models the rebound adjuster located on lower eyelet of the shocks should be oriented towards the outside of the vehicle, as shown by the blue arrow. ( right side shown ). If needed, you can turn the lower eyelet to orient properly.

    • Note: We highly recommend a tire pressure of ± 7 psi.

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