Dear Ralph:    I have a 2006 Ski-Doo MXZ 500 SS with just over 5,000 miles on it. The sled runs great...

     Dear Ralph:

   I have a 2006 Ski-Doo MXZ 500 SS with just over 5,000 miles on it. The sled runs great and is really in good condition, with the exception of the shocks are pretty tired. That was one of the reasons the sled was so inexpensive when I bought it, as it has plain old gas-cell shocks all around, and the rock-solid carbed 600 engine. Looking at buying a set of replacement shocks from Ski-Doo isn’t exactly cheap, so to call them “cheap” shocks is kind of funny. I ask you, what other options does a guy have, as there have to be a whole bunch of us with older Ski-Doo REVs and even XPs that are in need of a new set of shocks for an otherwise outstanding machine?
Hunter K.

Republished from the September 2015 issue of SnowTech – (Aug 2015)

     Agreed. With the high population of Ski-Doo REV and XP sleds that are out there, we have reached the point where many of them have shocks that need to be replaced. Many Ski-Doo REV and XP models have sealed (completely non-rebuildable) shocks, including MX Z Adrenaline and MX Z Sport models. One option is to replace these cheap stock shocks with premium rebuildable Fox Zero Pro shocks. The Fox shock experts at Carver Performance can valve them specifically for your weight and riding style, it’s what they do and they do it well. Don’t waste another penny on junk shocks. The shocks will run you around $270 each, but you will not regret it. Contact Carver Performance at 888-349-7469 or visit

From the September 2015 issue of SnowTech Magazine.

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