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Old 12-21-2010
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i put a 144 inch long track on my 121 polaris xc sp 500 and im going to get the rear suspension shocks rebuilt (extra 10), should i make them stiffer to accommodate the longer track or just keep the same stiffness?
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That's a lot of track for a 500. Have you ridden it with the 144 yet? When you go to get the shocks rebuilt, ask the guy if he can look up the valve schedule for an RMK or SKS. You probably won't need to go any stiffer or softer than what you are already at, whatever difference there may be you should be able to account for in the torsion blocks.
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Old 12-23-2010
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i ran with the 144 last year and this year and it ran fine, i geared it down so it would have more power to pull the track. i dont even notice that i am pulling a 144.

they were rebuilt 2 years ago but the shocks seem like there is no nitrogen charge in them, i sit on my sled and it damn nears bottoms out, i have the blocks adjusted to the stiffest setting. so i know a guy that rebuilt my front ones and they are GREAT, so im gonna pull my rear shocks and have him rebuild them too
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I would also look into your springs. For the most part all shocks do, is to dampen the impact on the suspension parts whether it be the front or the skid.
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