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In the January/Feburary issue of SnowTech magazine it states Arctic recomends the shocks be "serviced" after the first 500 miles and then every 1500 miles. I don't service my shocks on my car this often. Why does Arctic suggest this?
 

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The oil gets contaminated and dirty. The more aggresively you ride,especially whopped out trails, the faster it contaminates.... the shock looses performance and then will blow a seal.
 

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700 miles on mine. Rebuilding this week with synthetic oil and stiffer valving. Buy the tools. It's a cheap way to keep that "New Sled Ride".
 

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Fox Shocks recommended the same, all I have ever done at 500 miles is take a close look and make sure all seals are in tact (no oil leaks). I usually get 1500 - 2000 mile before re-build and have never had a problem. I do not know if this is the right way, just my way. ;)
 

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Any local dealer or repair shop should be able to rebuild your shocks for you. You're not looking at that much per shock. Maybe $25-$40 dollars a peice.
 
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