SEMA Show Attendee Wins JRi Shocks Hydraulic Ride Height System

By SEMA Editors

William Hodge of Houston was the winner of JRi Shocks’ Ride Height system giveaway, which will be installed on his ’69 Camaro.

William Hodge of Houston was the winner of JRi Shocks’ 2014 SEMA Show sweepstakes—the Ride Height system giveaway. SEMA Show attendees in Las Vegas had the opportunity to enter a drawing at the JRi Shocks booth for a complete Hydraulic Ride Height system.

“I almost deleted the email as spam,” said Hodge “I had no expectations of actually winning the contest and have been thinking about it since!”

Hodge is nearing completion of a ’69 Camaro project that has been underway since 2010. The car was a gift from his parents back in ’97 and has been a part of his life for more than 17 years.

JRi Shocks debuted its hydraulic ride-height system at the 2013 SEMA Show and, after receiving a remarkable level of interest, decided to make it the featured giveaway product at the 2014 SEMA Show.

“The industry seems really fascinated by what we have created,” said Seth Fargher, marketing manager for JRi Shocks. “People are so conditioned to air-controlled systems that it takes them a minute to realize what we’re really offering; all the performance of a non, single or double adjustable coilover with the added benefit of ride-height control.”

JRi displayed the system on a ’69 C10 pickup at the 2014 SEMA Show where attendees could operate the system and raise and lower the truck themselves.

“I am very excited to get this system and install it on my ’69 Camaro with the help of GAP Racing here in Houston. The car has been part of my life for more than 17 years and will be forever,” Hodge said.

JRi and Hodge will provide a detailed feature on the car and the shock system upon its completion.

According to Hodge, the following companies and products have been incorporated into the ’69 Camaro build:

  • GAP Racing: Involved in much of the build
  • Forgeline/ Wheels
  • Michelin/Mickey Thompson Performance Tires & Wheels: Tires
  • DSE/JRi Shocks: Suspension
  • Vintage Air: HVAC
  • Wilwood: Brakes
  • AutoRAD: Cooling system
  • Ricks Stainless Tanks/Vaporworx: Fuel system
  • Garrett/TiAL/Speed Inc.: Turbo parts
  • Holley: Engine Management/Oil pan
  • School of Automotive Machinists: Parts
  • Atech/Summit Racing: Parts
  • KP Racing: Parts
  • Dynamat: Sound deadening
  • Marquez Designs: Lights/parts
  • Fesler: Parts
  • Anvil: Parts
  • Texas Speed and Performance: Engine
  • Rockland Standard Gear: Transmission
  • Spec: Clutch
  • Matt's Classic Bowties: Parts
  • Ididit: Steering column