Arctic Cat Ski Suspension Shock. Fits many 98-01 performance snowmobiles. See detailed description.

Part #: 08-172

List Price: $94.99

Our Price: $80.99

Replacement Shock for Arctic Cat Snowmobiles. Not OEM. Application:

98-99 Powder Special 600 EFI / LE

99 Powder Special 700

99-00 Arctic Cat Thundercat

99 Thundercat MC

98-01 ZR500 Carb & EFI

98-01 ZR600 Carb & EFI

00 ZR600 EFI LE with reverse

01 Arctic Cat ZR 600 VEV

99-00 ZR700

00 Arctic Cat ZR 700 LE with reverse

99-00 ZRT600/800

One very important point about shock absorbers is that shock absorbers do not support the Snowmobile or ATV weight. Instead, the primary purpose of the shock absorber is to dampen spring and suspensions movement. If your snowmobile or ATV is sagging the problem isn't the shock but the suspension spring(s).

Standard hydraulic shock absorbers use air and oil to cushion the stroke of the shock absorber. A gas shock replaces the air in the shock with pressurized nitrogen gas. The nitrogen in the gas shock keeps it cooler than a hydraulic shock. Also when a hydraulic shock is used on a rough surface (ie: washboard) the hydraulic oil foams or forms bubbles thus reducing it effectiveness. The nitrogen in gas shock absorbers helps to eliminate the potential for the oil to foam.

An additional benefit of a gas shock absorber is that it creates a mild boost in spring rate to your ATV or Snowmobile. This does not mean that a gas charged shock would raise the vehicle up to correct ride height if the springs were sagging.

OEM Replacement This part is aftermarket equipment designed to replace the original manufacturer's part numbers specified here. It is manufactured using high-quality materials, to the same specifications as the original part. Arctic Cat 0703-536, Arctic Cat 1603-173, Arctic Cat 0703-666, Kimpex 08-172
Shock Bottom Eye Diameter 9/16"
Shock Length Closed 9-3/4"
Shock Length Open 14-1/4"
Shock Top Eye Diameter 9/16"
Shock Type Gas