View Full Version : Front shock placement
11-06-2009, 07:30 AM
Just put some air shocks on a Polaris Shift. Does it make a difference what end goes up to the bulk head, the skinny half or the fatter half?
11-06-2009, 08:53 AM
I just went through researching the same question about which way the shocks go on after pulling my Polaris 07 IQ LX shocks off to have them tested and rebuilt. The front IQ shocks go on with the shaft coming out of the shock pointing down, while the shocks on my 99 XCR 440 are installed with the shock shaft coming out of the shock pointing up. Any idea why some go one way and some another?
11-06-2009, 04:05 PM
On my 07 IQ RMK with the the walker airs on it, the shaft is at the bottom.
11-06-2009, 04:21 PM
To the best of my knowledge
Oil shocks: shaft goes up.
Gas shocks: shaft goes down.
11-06-2009, 05:17 PM
Looks like I have them upside down.
Skylar, have you had any issues with the Walker Airs? I think Polaris has dropped them from the 2010 sleds and was wondering why.
11-10-2009, 04:07 PM
it does not matter, shocks are sealed and can go either way. I keep my bodies up and in and shafts down and out, shafts are easier to fix than shock bodies if they get smashed (almost never) and it keeps the heavy end of the shock closer to the center of the sled for better mass centralization, a key word about 5-7 years ago.
I have never seen air shocks mounted fat side down on any factory application. There are no exposed 'shafts' on a Fox Float if that is what we are talking about here.
11-10-2009, 07:25 PM
Oldguy, besides the fact that they lose some pressure a month or two after they have been recharged, and they have to be recharged every year, and they are too soft, no, no issues at all. LOL. Lets put it this way, I am running stock, non rebuildable, Ryde FX front shocks this season. Now, that being said, I could have installed the Fabcraft air chambers on to them, and it would have made a big difference, but I guess I am sick of dealing with them right now.
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