2WD Vanagon Radflo Shock System
Like all Burley Motorsports products, our Radflo shock absorbers are deliberately overbuilt. They are manufactured using SSID steel tubing to ensure strength, longevity and superior wear resistance. In addition, the tube is enhanced with a clear cadmium finish to provide the highest level of corrosion resistance. Engineered to the correct size and length for a 2WD Vanagon, both front and rear shocks are tailor-made in a joint effort between Burley Motorsports and Radflo Suspension Technologies to bring out the very best from your Volkwagen 2WD Vanagon and yet remain within all specs to fit properly! (For more information on shock anatomy, see The Perfect Vanagon Shock System.)
Designed for the harshest off-road racing conditions with a Nitro Steel® rod and slippery bronze rod guide, these shocks provide unyielding performance in the roughest terrain and offer the smoothest ride on the streets. Multi-direction, triple lip sealing system prevents oil contamination while ensuring excellent gas and oil retention.
These shocks come with self-adjusting, velocity-sensitive valving, which automatically adjust to terrain for improved control, handling and comfort. Radflo’s exclusive Freeflo™ racing piston utilizes adaptive damping technology to automatically match shock performance to surface conditions. They feature multi-stage compression and rebound damping characteristics.
The front shock boasts a nitrogen-charged internal floating piston (IFP). These shocks use the internal floating piston to separate the nitrogen and oil, allowing the piston to be in pure oil which allows for better performance all around. The other shocks offered on the market for Vanagon owners are usually emulsion shocks which combine the oil and the nitrogen. With aggressive use, this created significant internal pressures as the oil cavitates and foams, which drastically reduces its dampening capabilities. This also leads to more significant wear and tear on other components on the vehicle. Our IFP shocks are far superior.
Even more hardcore, the rear shock adds a nitrogen-charged piggyback reservoir onto the monotube. This increases heat dissipation which means increased control as the dampening qualities don’t degrade. There is a dramatic enhancement in internal operating pressure caused by adding additional reservoir space onto a shock. Comfort, enhanced control and predictability, and a noticeable upgrade in dampening quality can all be expected when purchasing this shock.
Our proprietary shock absorbers are engineered to outlast and outperform the competition. All components are manufactured from the highest quality materials and machined to exacting tolerances right here in the United States. Every shock is manufactured entirely in-house at Radflo Suspension Technologies, under strict quality control. We went with the best.