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This is a discussion on NEw here and need help! within the General forums, part of the Snowmobiles category; I just bought a 1998 polaris indy trail 500 (488 fan). The suspension when lifted up goes right back down. I think my shock is ...

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    I just bought a 1998 polaris indy trail 500 (488 fan). The suspension when lifted up goes right back down. I think my shock is shot but have been very confused on where to buy one. I can not find the correct part number any where! please let me know what the part number is and any other advise. By the way its the far rear shock that no longer has gas left. I think its gas?

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    my .02 worth would be to pull them off and take them in to be rebuilt. A local guy around here gave me a pretty spot on estimate to fix them and it was cheaper then the parts would have been since he already had half of them.

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    welcome to the forum

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    iwas told the stock shock is not rebuildable...

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    Welcome first off I would take it off also I would measure it as well should not be a problem getting a shock for this sled.Part # should be 7041441


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    http://www.hiperf.com/acatalog/rydefxshocks.pdf

    Here ya go, every shock on that sled is listed.

    hiperf.com

    Front-- is the ski...
    Center-- is the front in the skid...
    Rear-- is the rear in the skid......

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    well if the shocks aren't rebuildable here a site that u can enter your sled make model year and it will list all the parts that will fit it sledparts.com or also known as www.mfgsupply.com/snowmobile.html

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    Your shocks may very well be shot- but that is not whats causing the suspension to collapse. Sounds like you also have worn out or broken springs. Check the torsion springs and track springs- that is what keeps the suspension up and controls ride height. Also make certain all your cross-shafts are lubed and moving freely so nothing is binding.

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    also make shure where your torsion springs guide go down to spring blocks are good on the rails mine ate through plastic guides and went through metal bushings and was resting on bolt

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    if ur torsion springs are no good i think i might have another pair for extra-10 i wanna say.

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