Why do I need to service my shocks?
Shocks are filled with oil and just like the oil in an engine, it needs to be changed. Snowmobile shocks are exposed to demanding conditions. Lots of ice, water and especially heat from constant use cause the oil to break down.
Do I need an oil change, service or rebuild?
In most cases, shocks with 1000 miles or less only need an oil change. Shocks with higher mileage need to have a service. Damaged shocks or ones with very high miles need to have a complete rebuild.
When should I have my shocks serviced or rebuilt?
It depends on the amount of use and the kind of riding. In most cases, shocks should have the oil changed yearly.
What is the difference between an oil change, bearing cap seal change and rebuild?
Bearing Cap Seal Change
What are the different types of shocks?
IFP Shock - Internal floating piston, found on most snowmobiles.
Reservoir Shock - External reservoir or "can" attached to the shock.
CD Reservoir Shock - "Compression Damping" adjustment on the reservoir, a.k.a. a clicker.
PPS Shock - Polaris Position Sensitive, Polaris exclusive shock found on select models.
Quick Adjust Front Arm Shock - Adjustable shock on the front arm of the rear suspension found on select Arctic Cat models.
Cross Link - Arctic Cat fully coupled rear suspension found on 01'-05' 440 Sno-Pros.