- Aug 14, 2002
Anyone know of any resources for the shock lengths (compressed and extended c-to-c) for the latest snowmobiles?
Let's talk about this. Perf/Mod might be a good place.Can these shocks from XX brand work on chassis of YY brand?
That is true, there is more to it, but I would think that comparing the center to center lengths extended and compressed would be the first way to start. You can modify shocks by making them longer or shorter by just changing the shock shaft length (to an extent), but it becomes cost prohibitive trying to change out the shock body (making the collapsed length shorter).ruffryder, there are so many variables here to try and make a list for different sleds. I have done this on plenty of sleds but you really have to work all the issues on bump stop, steering and other suspension travel issues.
Best to handle this sled by sled. It is not just a C-to-C change.
You can put better shocks in with the right setup.
Partial List so far, seems like there is lots of conflicting info out there though..
Front Extended: 18.38" Compressed: Travel:
Center Extended: Compressed: Travel:
Rear Extended: Compressed: Travel:
It's not that simple, there are some minor dif's, don't find any 18.38 listed in 07, 08 or 09...-here are spec's for 2009 shocks from the Polaris Service manual:
Front: Extended length; collapsed length; Stroke listed
Ryde FX: 18; 11.8; 6.20
Walkers:18; 11.72; 6.26
Ryde 2.0:18; 11.8; 6.20
Walker Air: 18; 11.75; 6.25 PN#7043404
Walker Air:17.02; 11.27; 5.75 PN#7043490
Ryde FX:12.12; 8.61; 3.52
Walkers: 11.55; 8.17; 5.38 PN#7043411
Waklers:12.34; 8.84; 3.50 PN#7043449
Walker Air:12.49; 8.92; 3.57 PN#7043388
Fox, Walker, Ryde FX:15.60; 10.56; 5.04
Walker: 16.71; 10.96; 5.75 PN7043403 & PN#7043366
For 2008 much the same listings but for 2007 there are 6 more shocks listed including some shorties-16.25 ski;12.10 front & 14.12 rear.