Arctic Cat Ski Suspension Shock. Fits many 99-06 utility & touring snowmobiles. See detailed description.

Part #: 08-170

List Price: $94.99

Our Price: $80.99

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

06 Bearcat WT Turbo 4-stroke

02-05 Pantera 550

99-00 Panther 340

99-06 Panther 370, R

00-02 Panther 440

01 Panther 440 esr

00-01 Panther 550

99-06 Panther 570 esr

06 Panther 660 Touring/Trail 4-stroke

02-04 T660 Touring

99-06 Arctic Cat Z370, ES, LX

00-06 Z 440, ES, ESR, LX

02-04 Z570 SS

02-06 Z570, ESR, LX

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 1603-174, Arctic Cat 1603-253, Kimpex 08-170
Shock Bottom Eye Diameter 3/8"
Shock Length Closed 10-1/2"
Shock Length Open 16-1/4"
Shock Top Eye Diameter 3/8"
Shock Type Gas

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