Ride quality is crucial for maximum Midget (and Sprite) fun. Good shocks are essential to attain the best ride quality.
Our new silver “LeMans” shocks have become our favorite… I can tell after driving hundreds of Bugeyes over the same streets that these shocks are plush enough to provide a nice level of comfort, and stiff enough for great performance. And they look cool too! We launched the front silver shocks a few weeks ago, and now we have the rears to follow. (you can order the fronts by clicking here)
Many people tend to discount the importance of rear shocks in a Sprite. After all, the back ends are so light, why would it matter? Well, when you hit the bump in front of our shop with bad rear shocks, the entire boot operates as a sub-woofer and lets out a KA-Bong! So rear shocks indeed matter a whole lot. Make sure yours are good!
If your shocks are leaking, you’re done. Lots of people like to refill them, but they will simply leak out again. We replace all leakers. You should too.
And if yours are not leaking, you may not be able to tell if they are shot just by pressing down on the rear fender. Better to disconnect the arms and see if they move smoothly through their entire range without any loose or dead spots. Any loose undamped arm motion translates to inferior ride and performance! Click here to order a pair of these performance rear shocks!