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Old 10-08-2018, 05:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Does anyone know where I can purchase a pair of Walker Evans Velocity front shocks? They come standard in the rear of the new Indy XC but not on the front. I was so impressed with these shocks when we demo'd the sled back in Feb, that I'm looking to install them on the front of my new XC. I know the '18 and up IQR's have them but can't find anyone who sells them. Here's some info about them:


Walker Evans Velocity Shocks Introduced on Polaris 600R Race Sled



The biggest improvement on these shocks over the standard WEs is the position of the piggyback resevoir. Mounted much lower on the shock body, the resevoir is now below the full travel of the shock piston. This allows the shock to have two very different performance ranges; plush for the first bit of travel to be compliant in the small chatter bumps but stiff once the piston has travelled past the resevoir orifice. Imagine a shock that can be set up soft for comfort and ease of powder carving but still has the ability to absorb the big hit from that drop you just pounded without bottoming.
As an added bonus, this low mounting of the resevoir allows the Polaris engineers to turn the shock 180 degrees and hang the piggyback on the INSIDE, close to the bulkhead. This helps centralize the weight (one of Polaris favourite buzzwords) as well as help to protect the piggyback from damage. Snocrossers need this protection because “rubbing is racing”, but this will work equally well for the tree riders among us who don’t like hitting expensive shiny parts with sticks.
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Are you sure the cntr shock is a velocity ? I thought just the rear.
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Are you sure the cntr shock is a velocity ? I thought just the rear.
I'm not sure, but if it isn't, I'll take one of those also!
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The ones you posted are available through polaris - there for the 2018 600 race sled - pricey
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Does anyone know where I can purchase a pair of Walker Evans Velocity front shocks? They come standard in the rear of the new Indy XC but not on the front. I was so impressed with these shocks when we demo'd the sled back in Feb, that I'm looking to install them on the front of my new XC. I know the '18 and up IQR's have them but can't find anyone who sells them. Here's some info about them:


Walker Evans Velocity Shocks Introduced on Polaris 600R Race Sled



The biggest improvement on these shocks over the standard WEs is the position of the piggyback resevoir. Mounted much lower on the shock body, the resevoir is now below the full travel of the shock piston. This allows the shock to have two very different performance ranges; plush for the first bit of travel to be compliant in the small chatter bumps but stiff once the piston has travelled past the resevoir orifice. Imagine a shock that can be set up soft for comfort and ease of powder carving but still has the ability to absorb the big hit from that drop you just pounded without bottoming.
As an added bonus, this low mounting of the resevoir allows the Polaris engineers to turn the shock 180 degrees and hang the piggyback on the INSIDE, close to the bulkhead. This helps centralize the weight (one of Polaris favourite buzzwords) as well as help to protect the piggyback from damage. Snocrossers need this protection because “rubbing is racing”, but this will work equally well for the tree riders among us who don’t like hitting expensive shiny parts with sticks.
Have you tried the hi/lo walkers? They will do same thing for less money.
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Lenn, go directly to Walker Evans, they are great to deal with and alot cheaper, and you will know what you have, not like buying a set of 600r shocks off eBay. Last week I received my XCR valved Hi/Lo shocks, $400 for the set and also few other goodies that I wanted! They were considered 2nds or blems, but to my wallet and eyes they are as good as new, they were even custom built for my IQ with the longer eyelets to make up for the length difference as the Axys actually has shorter shocks than the IQ.
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Lenn, did they come with springs and hardware? If you order from Polaris the do. Just wondering. My local shop is dealer for walker and takes care of me well.
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I’ve got the High/Lows on my 17 SB LE that my GF will be riding now. Think I may do a front shock switch with my 850 Indy.
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Have you tried the hi/lo walkers? They will do same thing for less money.

Had them on my '16 Night Lightning. Not much better than stock. The Velocity shock is a big step above all other shocks on the market now. (I'm sure I'll get flak for this comment...)
Relocating the reservoir down on the shock has really changed the game. No one else does this. They may even have a patent on this. They are readily available for the SXS market. Rave reviews from those guys.
I'm just not sure on the length that they use on the IQR and if it will work on the Indy XC. I'll try contacting WE directly as some of you have suggested and post what they tell me.
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Not saying yours didn’t work better than stock but, my 18 assault has them on it and my sons does not and it is a night and day difference in ride quality and they rarely bottom. Hands down best upgrade I did on mine. Keep me posted, I am a walker dealer so maybe I will try a set if you find out they will fit. Reservoir half way down is kinda the same effect the needle has in the hi/lo shock, keeps getting stiffer the further shaft travels.
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