Arctic Cat Ski Suspension Shock. Fits many 99-06 larger snowmobiles. See detailed description.

Part #: 08-171

List Price: $94.99

Our Price: $80.99

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

99-00 Pantera 580

02-06 Pantera 600 EFI

99-05 Pantera 800 EFI

00-01 Pantera 1000

01 Panther 580 EFI

05-06 T660 Touring

02-04 T660 Trail 4-stroke

04-06 T660 Turbo Touring, LE

04-06 T660 Turbo, LE

99-01 Triple Touring 600

98-00 ZL440

99-02 ZL 500

99-00 ZL500 EFI

01 ZL500 EFI ESR

00-01 ZL 550, ESR

00 ZL 580 EFI ESR

99-03 ZL 600, EFI, ESR

00 ZL700

01-03 ZL 800 EFI, ESR

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 1603-175, Kimpex 08-171
Shock Bottom Eye Diameter 3/8"
Shock Length Closed 11-3/8"
Shock Length Open 17"
Shock Top Eye Diameter 3/8"
Shock Type Gas

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