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Old 12-20-2002, 04:44 PM   #1
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Question Proflex website???

....does anybody know what it is? and how much the DMS 60mm super mega ownage kit costs....
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Old 12-20-2002, 04:59 PM   #2
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DMS 60's are about $6-7k

Proflex is about $6k per corner...


cant seem to find a direct site for proflex
but there are vendors world wide.


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Old 12-20-2002, 05:21 PM   #3
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holy mackrel! i thought there was a proflex kit they made that was cheaper then the DMS kit with equal or better performance... but i've seen the 60mm kit for as low as 5k flat out...although that probably didnt last. i really want the internal airbumps!!!
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Old 12-20-2002, 05:27 PM   #4
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nothing available that i know of within the price range and quality of the DMS rally suspension.....

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Old 12-20-2002, 06:16 PM   #5
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Proflex make a 45mm non adjustable setup, cost is around $2000 i think. This really has to be specially valved to your aplication and location as all Proflex dampers have a thermostatically controlled valve in the base which alters the damper rate automatically depending on temperature of the fluid.

You can buy a full set of 3 way adjustable Proflex for about $6000 but that is rebuilt stock. The chief proflex tuner in the UK is on my rally team and can supply this on ocasion. Barnd new stock is more.

Do not buy any second hand Proflex if you see it on the market without consulting a specialist. There is a lot of Safari spec dampers out there that wont work in colder climates. Any second hand stuff has to be rebuilt and valved/thermostat swaped for the location.

There is a reason this stuff is mega money, it's very complicated and needs setting up by a pro.
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Old 12-20-2002, 06:30 PM   #6
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I was at a winter track day on Wednesday and lapping with us was an Open class Evo 6 running the proflex dampers. I have no idea which model, but I can tell you that it was a night and day difference between that car, and all the others.

I was running DMS40s and the track was littered with 'ice clumps' and ribs/ridges. Coming into a corner under braking my car felt like it was being shaken to death, the Proflex's were having no such trouble.

I later found out that they use linear ball bearings and a whole bunch of other fancy bushings to keep the stanctions free floating (completely unlike my sticky 40's)

I belive this kit was running about $7000 a corner, with remote reserviors and all that kit.

I was in total awe. If I ever built up a rally ride, I'd be all over the Proflex's after that demo.

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Old 12-20-2002, 06:50 PM   #7
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You should see that stuff work on a forest stage. It's worth 2-3 seconds a mile over 50mm bilstiens we found. The really nice thing is you can tune the low and high speed charicteristics, as well as overall bump/rebound. Thats why it can cope with severe ruts, yet at the same time give strong control over the lower frequencies.

It is very expensive though, and needs a good understanding and testing to get right. We are very lucky having Dave help us, the WRC teams pay big money for his time during testing.
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Old 12-20-2002, 08:23 PM   #8
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If you REALLY want them we can supply them. As John said, they do require a LOT of tuning because of all the settings that can be changed. Amazing pieces though.

PM me if you want more info. on what is readily available here.

I'm still considering Proflex's for my wagon.

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