From one man’s inventions to a world renowned suspension solutions provider, JRi Shocks continues to write history.
Follow the journey of JRi Shocks evolution.
JRi Shocks FoundedJune 6, 2007
NASCAR Shock DevelopedAugust 1, 2007
JRi’s SC/07 Shock introduced new piston and shaft technologies.
Technology InnovatorSeptember 1, 2007
First CAS System developed and purchased by all leading manufacturers for NASCAR testing
Successful Staff – 4 EmployeesOctober 4, 2007
1,500 sq ft headquarters located in Raleigh, NC
Move to Race City, USAApril 10, 2008
Staff of 7 relocates to an 11,000 sq ft facility in Mooresville, NC
Quality CertifiedOctober 20, 2008
ISO 9001 rated and ITAR Registered, JRi has a certified quality management system in place
Patent Issued!March 24, 2009
Jeff Ryan’s Orthotic Brace was issued a patent.
Patent Issued!April 7, 2009
Jeff Ryan’s Shock Isolation Cradle was issued a patent.
Supercross DebutJanuary 8, 2010
JRi began supplying JGR MX team with a specific JRi damper for Supercross and Outdoor Nationals.
Daytona 500 Winner!February 14, 2010
JRi wins 1st Daytona 500 with Jamie McMurray
Breaking into BajaMay 23, 2010
OR-10 product line is launched for desert/ off-road racing
Official Partner of ARCAJanuary 8, 2011
JRi becomes the official shock designation and shock supplier for ARCA at Daytona and Talladega Superspeedways
Patent Issued!November 15, 2011
Method, System, and Device for Optimizing a Vehicle’s Suspension
Pro Touring EntranceMarch 21, 2012
JRi forms alliance with world renowned car builder, Detroit Speed on suspensions
SEMA ShowOctober 30, 2012
JRi exhibits at SEMA for first time and earns Best of Show winner, “Martini Mustang T5R” built by Pure Vision Design, is equipped with JRi suspension
Top HonorsNovember 25, 2012
JRi honored at the NC Motorsports Industry Awards Ceremony
Making MovesJune 24, 2013
JRi relocates to a 70,000 sq ft headquarters on 5.5 acres in Mooresville, NC formerly home to Penske Racing and Red Bull Racing. Employee count reaches 100!
Shocks GaloreDecember 1, 2013
Performed Incoming QC on 1.8MM components and produced 63,750 units on average.
Arctic Cat SupplierMarch 17, 2014
JRi becomes an OEM Supplier for the Arctic Cat Wildcat platform.
OEM Approved VendorApril 5, 2014
JRi is selected to become an OEM Vendor of Mopar on the Dodge vehicle platform for aftermarket parts.
Patent Issued!April 22, 2014
Hydraulic Ride Height System received patent
Patent Issued!May 27, 2014
Linear Impelled Module Damper received patent
And the Award Goes To….July 7, 2014
JRi’s Hydraulic Ride Height System wins the 2014 Goodguys Rod and Custom Association’s New Product of the Year Award
Bringing Home the HardwareNovember 4, 2014
JRi’s Hydraulic Ride Height System and the Drag Sportsman Shock both win the 2014 SEMA Show Global Media Awards
The Hoonicorn rides on JRi’sNovember 5, 2014
Ken Blocks Gymkhana 7 Mustang rides on JRi Shocks
Tackles Three WheelsFebruary 27, 2015
JRi Shocks offers first factory replacement shocks for Polaris Slingshot
Patent Issued!March 3, 2015
Patent received for Adjustable Rebound Buffer.
Patent Issued!May 12, 2015
JRide Electronically Adjustable Damper and System receives patent.
LOLMD Series ChampionDecember 12, 2015
Jonathan Davenport wins the 2015 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Championship and a Total of 28 races throughout the year on JRi Shocks.
Daytona 200 Pole PositionMarch 11, 2016
Geoff May wins the 75th Daytona 200 Pole on JRi Shocks.
OE SupplierMarch 30, 2016
JRi begins delivery of MOPAR aftermarket suspension kits to FCA and finalizes final approval process and accepted as an OE supplier to US automakers.
Inaugural US F4May 27, 2016
First U.S. F4 Championship Series race is ran featuring all JRi Shocks.
Team BuildingJune 6, 2016
Engineering Team expands from 1 person to 5 people.
New ProductOctober 30, 2016
JRide version 2.0 launched on the JRi Shocks 1970 Nova
SEMA Battle of the BuildersNovember 4, 2016
SEMA 2016 Battle of the Builders Winner “Under Pressure” by HS Customs rides on JRi Shocks.
New ProductMarch 9, 2017
JRi introduces Harley-Davidson Fork Cartridges at add to its HD Suspension product line.
CelebrationJune 6, 2017
JRi Shocks 10 Year Anniversary
Road TripSeptember 21, 2017
The Goodguys Hall of Fame Tour stopped at JRi
On AirNovember 2, 2017
Jeff Ryan featured on Adam Carolla’s CarCast Podcast
Etched in HistoryMarch 21, 2018
JRi laser etched our 50,000th part, a Detroit Speed Body Cap
Mean MachineJuly 6, 2018
Goodguys Street Machine of the Year 2018 Winner “Tux” by Detroit Speed rides on JRi Shocks
New ProductJuly 19, 2018
JRi collaborated with Detroit Speed to create a Third Gen Camaro suspension package
Inaugural F3 AmericasAugust 3, 2018
First F3 Americas Championship Series race ran on all JRi Shocks. Series has since changed its name to FR Americas Championship.
New OwnershipOctober 31, 2018
Ray Evernham purchases JRi Shocks
Gator HuntingMarch 19, 2019
Todd Tutterow wins the 50th Annual Gatornationals and sets the cord as the fastest Pro Mod on JRi Struts and Rear Shocks
Enter to WinJuly 12, 2019
The Goodguys 2020 Chevy Nova Giveaway built by Designer Street Rods is equipped with JRi Shocks