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Gas Shock Choice

Trying to decide which shock to put on the rear of my wife's Touring LE.

Choices are:

Kimpex non rebuildable - new
FOX - used, supposed to be in working condition
NOS '99 Summit X OEM rebuildable

Prices are with $25 of each other.

Going to be used for standard trail riding. Give me some input.
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the rebuildable shock will last for years (with maintence) and will help in resale down the road.
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^^^^^^^^^^
And it can also be customized for the riders weight and style.

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Another vote for quality shocks. OEM non-rebuildable shocks don't fare well over the years and your ride quality slowly suffers. With the good shocks, you can keep the ride you had when the sled was new.

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Another vote for quality shocks. OEM non-rebuildable shocks don't fare well over the years and your ride quality slowly suffers. With the good shocks, you can keep the ride you had when the sled was new.
So which ones are the quality shocks? Both the Fox and Summit X are rebuildable.
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I don't think of Kimpex as high quality. Pretty much any rebuildable shock should work well. Fox has a great reputation in the industry for building a really nice shock. I have Fox Floats on my 700 and have had Fox shocks on several other sleds in the past and have always been happy with them. I'm not sure which brand Skidoo uses for OEM. Walker-Evans are also high quality with Ryde FX maybe not as good as the first two, but better than Kimpex. My opinion, mind you... it's worth what you paid for it

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RydeFX shocks are the cheaper version of the Fox sealed units, and hold up well for older sleds. But after a season on better ones you will never go back to anything but rebuildable.

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I'd avoid a used shock. OEM rebuildable (or a RydeFX) are my choice.

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Thanks for the info. I've got the NOS Summit X shock on it's way. It was actually the cheapest of the three @ $75.
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