Polaris Gas Front Track Suspension Shock. Fits many 96-03 Polaris Snowmobiles. See detailed description.

Part #: 04-500

List Price: $94.99

Our Price: $80.99

Replacement Shock for Polaris Snowmobiles. Not OEM. Application:

96 500 Indy EFI

99 500 Indy, 500 RMK

02 RMK (136")

98-99 500 RMK

00 550 Trail Touring

99 600/700 RMK

01 700/800 RMK (144")

01 800 RMK / SP

96-97 Polaris Indy Sport Touring

99-00 Indy Super Sport

99 Indy Trail

98-03 Trail RMK

99-04 Trail Touring

96 Polaris Ultra SKS

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. Polaris 7041766, Kimpex 04-500
Shock Bottom Eye Diameter 10 mm
Shock Length Closed 8-1/2"
Shock Length Open 12-1/4"
Shock Top Eye Diameter 10 mm
Shock Type Gas