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JRi History

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.

2007

JRi Shocks Founded

June 6, 2007
2007

NASCAR Shock Developed

August 1, 2007
NASCAR Shock Developed

JRi’s SC/07 Shock introduced new piston and shaft technologies.

2007

Technology Innovator

September 1, 2007

First CAS System developed and purchased by all leading manufacturers for NASCAR testing

2007

Successful Staff – 4 Employees

October 4, 2007
Successful Staff – 4 Employees

1,500 sq ft headquarters located in Raleigh, NC

2008

Move to Race City, USA

April 10, 2008

Staff of 7 relocates to an 11,000 sq ft facility in Mooresville, NC

2008

ISO 9001 rated and ITAR Registered

October 20, 2008

ISO 9001 rated and ITAR Registered, JRi has a certified quality management system in place

2009

Patents Issued!

March 24, 2009
Patents Issued!

Jeff Ryan’s Orthotic Brace was issued a patent.

2009

Patents Issued!

April 7, 2009

Jeff Ryan’s Shock Isolation Cradle was issued a patent.

2010

Supercross Debut

January 8, 2010
Supercross Debut

JRi began supplying JGR MX team with a specific JRi damper for Supercross and Outdoor Nationals.

2010

Daytona 500 Winner!

February 14, 2010

JRi wins 1st Daytona 500 with Jamie McMurray

2010

Breaking into Baja

May 23, 2010

OR-10 product line is launched for desert/ off-road racing

2011

Official Partner of ARCA

January 8, 2011
Official Partner of ARCA

JRi becomes the official shock designation and shock supplier for ARCA at Daytona and Talladega Superspeedways

2011

Patents Issued!

November 15, 2011

Method, System, and Device for Optimizing a Vehicle’s Suspension

2012

Pro Touring Entrance

March 21, 2012

JRi forms alliance with world renowned car builder, Detroit Speed on suspensions

2012

SEMA Show

October 30, 2012
SEMA Show

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

2012

Top Honors

November 25, 2012

JRi honored at the NC Motorsports Industry Awards Ceremony

2013

Making Moves

June 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!

2013

Shocks Galore

December 1, 2013

Performed Incoming QC on 1.8MM components and produced 63,750 units on average.

2014

Arctic Cat Supplier

March 17, 2014

JRi becomes an OEM Supplier for the Arctic Cat Wildcat platform.

2014

OEM Approved Vendor

April 5, 2014

JRi is selected to become an OEM Vendor of Mopar on the Dodge vehicle platform for aftermarket parts.

2014

Patent Issued!

April 22, 2014

Hydraulic Ride Height System received patent

2014

Patent Issued!

May 27, 2014

Linear Impelled Module Damper received patent

2014

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

2014

Bringing Home the Hardware

November 4, 2014

JRi’s Hydraulic Ride Height System and the Drag Sportsman Shock both win the 2014 SEMA Show Global Media Awards

2014

The Hoonicorn rides on JRi’s

November 5, 2014
The Hoonicorn rides on JRi’s

Ken Blocks Gymkhana 7 Mustang rides on JRi Shocks

2015

Tackles Three Wheels

February 27, 2015
Tackles Three Wheels

JRi Shocks offers first factory replacement shocks for Polaris Slingshot

2015

Patent Issued!

March 3, 2015

Patent received for Adjustable Rebound Buffer.

2015

Patent Issued!

March 31, 2015

JRide Electronically Adjustable Damper and System receives patent.

2015

LOLMD Series Champion

December 12, 2015
LOLMD Series Champion

Jonathan Davenport wins the 2015 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Championship and a Total of 28 races throughout the year on JRi Shocks.

2016

Daytona 200 Pole Position

March 11, 2016
Daytona 200 Pole Position

Geoff May wins the 75th Daytona 200 Pole on JRi Shocks.

2016

OE Supplier

March 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.

2016

Inaugural US F4

May 27, 2016

First U.S. F4 Championship Series race is ran featuring all JRi Shocks.

2016

Team Building

June 6, 2016

Engineering Team expands from 1 person to 5 people.

2016

SEMA Battle of the Builders

November 4, 2016
SEMA Battle of the Builders

SEMA 2016 Battle of the Builders Winner “Under Pressure” by HS Customs rides on JRi Shocks.

2017

New Product

March 9, 2017

JRi introduces Harley-Davidson Fork Cartridges at add to its HD Suspension product line.