Kit consisting of 2 front shock absorbers +6", eye/pin, with 50 mm pressurized double-tube body, which can be revised and adjusted according to your needs.
The shock absorber, 100% Made in Italy, is built with steel tubes for mechanical use internally lapped and fully galvanized to avoid corrosion and is intermittent.
The bushings used are in polyurethane, a material known for its high resistance to deformation and wear, compared to the normal rubber used on the market.
All components are sintered for maximum calibration control and the seals are in graphite Teflon to improve smoothness and silence.
The shock absorbers are calibrated in compression like the originals to promote comfort, but more braked in rebound to reduce the hopping of the vehicle. This calibration is designed to best adapt to the Italian off-road vehicle and is compatible with any type of set-up; in any case, the desired one can be chosen at the time of order at no extra cost.
The shock absorber can be recalibrated and overhauled in all its parts and in the first year after purchase the recalibration is carried out free of charge according to your needs.
Inside the shock absorber there is a first internal bump stop in extension resistant up to 5000 kg and a second polyurethane bump stop that slows down the last 10 mm of stroke to avoid excessive stress on the frame supports; These limit switches can be used as the travel limit for the axle.
ROTHEN oil with a high viscosity index is used which guarantees the maintenance of the calibration up to 200 °C, therefore these shock absorbers are also suitable for heavy use and raids in the desert.
Each Competition50 shock absorber has the following features:
- T.I.G. for maximum resistance and a refined aesthetic;
- double tube in mechanical steel lapped internally, entirely galvanized with electrolytic zinc coating with Iridescent White finish and subsequent passivation with trivalent chromium base with surface hardness 80 HV, the external tube has a diameter of 50 mm and a thickness of 2 mm to withstand impacts, should the body be dented, the shock absorber will continue to function normally;
- steel rod Ø16 mm coated in hard chrome CrVI free with tolerance according to EN ISO 286-2;
- polyurethane bushings very resistant to deformation and wear, they are molded with 80 shore thermoplastic polyurethane specific for automotive use, resistant to grease, oil and fuel;
- sintered internal components for maximum wear-free calibration control;
- graphite teflon sealing band to improve suspension smoothness, compared to cast iron bands they are much quieter;
- double limit switch in polyurethane and steel to stop the extension stroke in a controlled way and not to burden the attachments to the frame and bridges;
- ROTHEN shock absorber oil designed specifically for off-road use with a high viscosity index that guarantees regular calibration up to 200 ° C, essential for intense use such as races or raids in the desert;
- double adjustment of rebound and compression settings, both at high and low speeds with preloaded travel reed valves with star springs in compression and helical spring in rebound;
- double seal with o-ring and oil seal with metal base, the high quality of the closure allows not to use the fork protectors that in the long run create accumulation of dirt and damage the shock absorber, any debris that settles on the stem is cleaned by the double lip of the metal oil seal;
- calibration on a 10-speed test bench, from 5 to 500 m/s to have perfect calibration in all conditions.
The overhaul of the HM4X4 shock absorber is guaranteed at a cost of 40.00 euros each.
The innovative AIR DRYED pressurization technique allows to pressurize the shock absorber with inert gas, after having created a high vacuum, completely extracting air and humidity from its interior. This allows to minimize the phenomena of oil emulsion and the creation of rust that humidity inevitably creates inside a non-pressurized shock absorber.
In addition to making the shock absorber more performing, the Air Dryed pressurization considerably extends the duration of the shock absorber over time and guarantees constant calibration even after years of use.
- fully open length: 560 mm
- stroke: 210 mm
- they are installed on the original attachments without making any changes.