Im wondering what shocks i can/should put on the front of my 98 rmk. They came with non-rebuildable ones and they are junk. I was trying to find some fox shocks but i cant find any that fit. The stock one measures about 14" center to center. Anyone know if i can put a longer shock in it?
I found some brand new fox shocks for 200 bucks on craigslist, but im not sure if they have springs cuz the pics show them without springs.
Any input?? This thing needs new shocks like 5 years ago hahaha
Do not put longer shocks on! When they fully compress, they will be the first to go and bend/brake, leading you to a sled you may not get back on. That size is a pretty common size. I may have something. Will check and will send you a pm.
I jumped my RMK enough that I know the shocks were fully compressed many times, front shocks were fine. While this altered the suspension geometry, the shock is still in the same state when it's fully compressed. There's nothing to stop the rest of the suspension from collapsing anyway.
Im not sure I want much longer shocks, I dont want to narrow it too much. If my stocks are 14 center to center, I dont think I could fit xc shocks in it very easily. I had that 98 xc and the shocks were prolly 16" like the ones you had. I wish i still had them so i could see if they fit. Definitely dont wana buy a pair of shocks just to find out they dont fit.
Im also going to be looking at replacing my rear shocks after i do the fronts. Will the fox shocks out of a 121 xtra10 fit on my 136 xtra10? As far as i remember i believe they use the same shocks. Or is there a better shock to put in the rear?
I found some fox shocks from a 2000 xc 600. They look exactly like the ones from the 98 xc I had. They are 100 bucks and not all rusty like most of the fox shocks i see like these ones. Im just not sure if i should buy them due to they might be too long.