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Old 06-14-2013, 11:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm going to replace the front shocks on my Foreman, what are you guys replacing your's shocks with, oem or aftermarket? I don't want any type of racing shock, just a good solid performing shock that can take some abuse on the trail and in the mud.
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Old 06-14-2013, 11:34 AM   #2 (permalink)
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progressive shocks or OEM with highlighter lift springs on them
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Old 06-14-2013, 11:40 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I've already got the Highlifter springs, where can I get the progressive shocks?
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high lifter ebay pretty much anywhere do a google search for them i believe there progressive 512 shocks
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Old 06-14-2013, 12:08 PM   #5 (permalink)
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when i replaced the shocks on mine, i went with gambit shocks, it was like 240 bucks to do all 4, and there adjustable, and there 1 inch taller then stock, so they brought me up to factory heigth and a inch higher, im very happy with these shocks, we orderd a set for my 450 and a set for my buddys 450, i always have the girlfriend on back he rides alone and my shocks broke in nicer then his, so we may swap this summer, sense his are still fairly stiff, but anyways i searched for them to send you a link and its like they dont exist anymore, i was thinking mabey gambit became progressive, but someone who already has a post on here about gambit shocks said there different shocks then progressive. anyways if you can find these gambit shocks anywheres, there very affordable and there pretty descent

ps, they come with covers and adjustment tool
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Not having any luck finding the Gambit shocks but thanks for the info.
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Not having any luck finding the Gambit shocks but thanks for the info.
we got our from jc whitney bout...3yrs ago, and now when i look at there site all i can find is progressive shocks and they never sold them b4, so im thinking mabey they took over gambit, but i promise im not crazy there was a such thing as gambit shocks, lol
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Oh I believe you, it just looks like they don't make them anymore. I can get a pair of the Progressive 512's for about $230 shipped so I may go that route.
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Oh I believe you, it just looks like they don't make them anymore. I can get a pair of the Progressive 512's for about $230 shipped so I may go that route.

yeah thats not bad, dont quote me on this but when we were shopping around for ours, i beleive oem were like 180 a peice, i never heard that from a dealer, but my friend who was calling around and looking for them said thats the price he was given for oem.
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Old 06-14-2013, 01:25 PM   #10 (permalink)
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From my experience oem is always expensive but sometimes you don't have a choice but to buy oem.
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