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post #1 of 4 Old 07-02-2014, 09:58 PM Thread Starter
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'12 rear shock gone

Hey I just went on a completely epic ride from Tulsa to Canada and when I got back I see that my rear shock has quit on me. Pretty much no rebound at all. I know I loaded the thing down beyond what is recommended but thats why we buy these tractors right? Anywho, anyone have ideas on a replacement shock that can handle big loads without breaking the bank?

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post #2 of 4 Old 07-02-2014, 11:10 PM
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Option 1:The shock can be rebuilt and add a top gun spring in place of the stock spring.

Option 2: Buy a used OEM shock and add the spring mentioned above.

Option 3: Fork up the cash for an aftermarket shock (Ricor, Progressive, CD Moab).

Sounds like you had a pretty awesome trip though. Did you post a ride report?
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post #3 of 4 Old 07-02-2014, 11:37 PM Thread Starter
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No I haven't, but I probably should. Seems I only get on here when I need help, but I should do that.

Thanks for the reply, that's about what I figured. It seems I can find those Progressive shocks for not a terrible amount of money. By the time I pay for a rebuild and a spring I would imagine I'm getting near the cost of a new Progressive. Seems the Moab is the bees knees but cost is a bit higher too.

Thanks again.
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post #4 of 4 Old 07-03-2014, 08:32 PM
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I would still consider option #1 since the guys at topgun do rebuilds and I have not heard anything but good news regarding their service, also there are spring options if you are running fully loaded much of the time. Price may still be cheaper with the rebuild.
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