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Wizard / Donahoe Racing Shock Tuning Seminar

Doug

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Have you ever wondered how top off-road experts tune their suspension to handle the nastiest off-road abuse and get the absolute best performance possible? Are you interested in learning these skills? Would you like to learn how to tune your own suspension for optimum performance? Would you like to learn all of this for free? If so, please read on.

Wizard Schools of Fabrication’s Riverside, CA facility is excited to announce their first Suspension Tuning Seminar, hosted by Donahoe Racing’s President, Kreg Donahoe, and their lead R&D Engineer, Dylan Evans. The duo of off-road experts will share their tremendous shock absorber knowledge to the general public at this free seminar. This one of a kind event will be held at the massive 38,000sq.ft. Wizard Schools headquarters in Riverside, CA. We will also include a free BBQ and soft drinks for all in attendance. The date of the first seminar will be announced soon, but preliminary planning suggests an early or mid-September date (not Labor Day weekend obviously). We invite you to come out and learn from the pros how to properly set up the shocks on your off-road vehicle, including spring rate selection, preload, rate-nut adjustment, valving and how to re-valve your own shocks, how to dial-in your bypass shocks, general shock terminology and technical knowledge, and much more. This incredible shock tuning seminar will apply to all types of off-road vehicles that use coil-over shocks and/or bypass shocks, including sand cars, prerunner and race trucks, as well as rock crawlers.

The idea for this seminar came about via talks among John Devillier, founder of Wizard Schools, and Kreg Donahoe. They concluded that a shock tuning seminar would be great for the industry as a whole, allowing avid off-roaders to further their knowledge of how shocks work and how to get the best performance out of the setup of shocks they have on their own off-road vehicle. Whether you are a casual off-roader or an intense driver looking for every ounce of performance, this seminar can help you perfect your vehicle’s handling, especially in the rough stuff.

While this is a free seminar open to the public, it makes sense to limit the amount of attendees so that everyone can be close enough to hear what is being taught. For that reason we’re going to limit each seminar to 100 people, and offer three seminars of 100 people on the same day. If the response to this seminar is so great that we need to add additional dates, we will certainly do so. In order to stick to the 100 person limit per seminar, we require everyone interested in attending to call us and make your reservation. We‘re not trying to sell you anything, there is nothing to buy, no sales pitch at all, we just want to make a list of those who plan to come so we can keep it organized.

If any off-road companies or race teams are interested in setting up a booth on the day of these seminars, please give us a call and we’ll get you a spot. There is no charge for these booths.

To get on the list of attendees for the Suspension Tuning Seminar, or for companies or race teams wishing to have a booth at the seminars, please call Doug Dixon, Wizard School’s Promotions Manager, at 602-540-7044.
 

Doug

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No, it's the 22nd and 23rd. Spots are still open for the Friday night and Saturday afternoon seminars. The Saturday morning one is full.
 

Doug

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There are a lot of people from Race-Dezert signed up. We look forward to seeing you all there! Here are three maps of where the Riverside Wizard Schools facility is located. The address is 4200 Garner Rd., Riverside, CA 92501. If anyone has any questions on how to get there, give me a call or post it here. For those that want to go but have not called yet, I have a few spots left for the Friday evening seminar, so give me a call.
 

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RooTs

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Doug,
Will there be another shock tuning class? Also will there be a video going over shock rebuilding?
 

Doug

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Doug,
Will there be another shock tuning class? Also will there be a video going over shock rebuilding?
We definitely hope to have another one, but no firm plans at this point. But we are working on a DVD of the first seminar.
 
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