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Why you should have your Shocks Serviced

Shock Service

Off-road shocks are designed to take a beating, and if they’re properly serviced, can last for a long time. If not, however, they can eventually wear out and need to be replaced. Servicing your shocks also helps to keep them in good working condition, which can improve your vehicle’s handling and performance.

Shock Service

Shock Service includes a Thorough Cleaning

Shock experts recommended having them serviced about every 2,500-3,000 miles or more frequently if you race or drive like you  are racing.

Polaris RZR Shock Rebuild

Fresh shock oil is part of a routine shock service

Similar to having your engine serviced, the purpose of a shock rebuild is to routinely inspect its condition, replace any wearable parts (i.e., seals), and change the oil to ensure it continues performing at factory specifications.


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The process involves having the shocks completely torn down and cleaned, inspected for damage and/or wear, the installation of new seals, oil, and nitrogen recharge, as well as the replacement of any broken parts upon customer approval.

Polaris RZR Shock Rebuild

Shock service also includes cleaning and inspection of shock internals

Do you have a shock that has been visibly leaking out of the shaft or the nitrogen cap? Or have you noticed that your shock is starting to clunk when hitting bumps? These are a few signs that you have a leaky seal and it is time to rebuild your shock before more costly repairs are necessary.

While not everyone lives close enough to bring their vehicle into Shock Therapy’s Phoenix, AZ shop themselves, shipping them your shocks works just as well for having the same Shock Service and upgrades done. 

Polaris RR Shock Rebuild

Oil leaking from a shock is a sign that a seal may be damaged.

There’s also no better time to have your shocks upgraded than when they’re already in the shop and disassembled. Revalving your shocks with the Ride Improvement System, for example, is a one-time upgrade that custom tailors the shock to the driving style of the unit and the various terrains you ride. From valving, to springs kits and shock forks, etc., Shock Therapy can do it all.

Polaris RZR Dual-rate Spring Kit

Polaris RZR Dual-Rate Spring Kit and Shock Seals

Dual Rate Spring Kit (DRS)

Shock Therapy’s dual-rate spring kit is the best starting point to upgrade your suspension setup. A Shock therapy dual rate spring kit is going to be custom-tailored to your unit specifically. They will take into account, driver weight, accessories, terrain, and driving style. Some of the benefits of the Shock Therapy dual-rate spring are:

  • Increase ride height
  • Increased bottom-out resistance
  • Reduced bucking
  • Smoother ride quality over chop and chatter
  • No Sagging
  • Lifetime warrantied springs
  • Springs manufactured in the USA

Now, world-class suspension performance is only one visit to FedEx/UPS away. For detailed instructions on how to ship your shocks for service & upgrades to Shock Therapy, visit their Shipping page for more information. 

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