RideTech really blew us away with their new Select series shocks. These are the world’s first electronically adjustable air shocks, and they are little marvels of engineering. We caught up with the guys at the RideTech booth and got the full skinny on these parts, along with some of the other cool stuff they’re rolling out.
The shocks have two modes and, with just the push of a button, they instantly transition from one to the other. In the display, the guys have a rolling chassis with a suspension installed. When standing on the back of it and jumping up and down with the shocks in “cruise” mode, they move freely and act like normal shocks. With a simple push of a button, they go into “sport” mode and firm up.
These would be killer on a truck that’s frequently used for towing or for a car that’s often loaded with people for cruising. Being able to firm up the shocks in both cases would help with ride quality and stability. We wouldn’t say that these are full-on race equipment (RideTech has dedicated components for racing), but they are ultra-cool for everyday trucks and cars.
In other news, RideTech is currently awaiting final approval from SFI on their Tiger Bar (shown above). This would be big news because the bolt in the roll bar would be legal for use at sanctioned racing events across the country in which roll bars are required.