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post #1 of 10 Old 03-29-2019, 03:43 AM Thread Starter
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Question Aftermarket Shocks for ATV

I am looking at purchasing some better shocks for my Diesel 2015 ATV. I was wondering if anyone had installed some Elka or Fox shocks to theirs, and if so, which model?
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I know that Matt Whitbread raved about the Elkas on his "Turbo Diesel". Curious what your complaints are with the stock ones. my Diesel is a 2008 and has been used hard, but the shocks still give good control , even with 2 people riding on rough terrain. The Diesel does have very heavy duty springs, though, good for heavy trailer and snow plow use. I would contact Elka and expect to pay a lot.....

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I love my Elkas, no body roll , no diving in corners and man what a smooth ride.
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2013 700 XT TRV EPS :
28" Bighorns on bed linered 08 Prowler rims , Wireless winch remote, 3000LB. Warn winch, Heated front and rear grips, Cat relay wiring harness for accessories, LED light bar, 08 650 trv LTD rear box, Heated rear seat, Elka stage 3 shocks all 4 corners, Aftermarket A-arm bushings, aftermarket sway bar bushings(prototype), Deluxe brush guard bumpers front and rear, Red anodized Hause fairlead, beverage opener winch hook, Synthetic winch rope, RTR motor mount bushings, Dynojet PC5 programmer, Dynojet Autotune, [/B]

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Dynojet/142m/45p/3rd/3turns--Clipped and drilled--Unifilter--Easy adjust PMS--L.C.V. mod--AC Swaybar--Exhaust mod--2"Snorkels--Sanny shock bushings-- Airdam stage 1--PSC phase 2--21/ 23gr rollers--Dalton yellow spring--.7mm shim--Sanny Steerlites--RTR Flex Bracket--2 up seat / pegs--Tach--AC handguards--28" Outlaw mst's--Skull tailight--Skull shifter--Self Resetting Breakers--1" Wheel spacers--Customcncparts Steering Damper--AC deluxe handwarmers--6000k HID'S hi/lo--AC Deluxe Bumpers--Inline Fuel Filter-- O2 sensor \AFR guage--Black Magic Full Stainless Exhaust System--Wireless Winch Remote--29.5 Outlaws--Fox Podium X Rear Shocks--




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The issue I have is that I head away for a few days at a time, and load up the back. The original shocks are OK, though the wheels have a tendency to bow in, and I was looking for some shocks that I could pretension to accommodate a higher load. I'd also hope that this would eliminate the camber lean.

I contacted an Elka Dealer, quoting the model and year of my ATV. He said that Elka could not confirm a matching set of shocks for the 700 SD Diesel. I even went as far to measure the length of the shocks from eye to eye on the bolts. What I am confused about is that they can supply a shock for a 700EFI, which is basically the same suspension as a SD diesel. Incidentally, the 700EFI has a different Arctic Cat part number for it's shocks vs a 700 SD diesel. I am wondering if this is to do with the strength of the shocks, as the SD diesel is seen as more of a work horse/utility ATV? I'd love to know the length of a shock on the 700EFI from eye to eye, as I think that that would let me confirm that the Elka shock would fit.
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The diesel is a lot heavier machine so the springs will be heavier. Shocks are most likely the same. Have you adjusted your shocks ?

2013 700 XT TRV EPS :
28" Bighorns on bed linered 08 Prowler rims , Wireless winch remote, 3000LB. Warn winch, Heated front and rear grips, Cat relay wiring harness for accessories, LED light bar, 08 650 trv LTD rear box, Heated rear seat, Elka stage 3 shocks all 4 corners, Aftermarket A-arm bushings, aftermarket sway bar bushings(prototype), Deluxe brush guard bumpers front and rear, Red anodized Hause fairlead, beverage opener winch hook, Synthetic winch rope, RTR motor mount bushings, Dynojet PC5 programmer, Dynojet Autotune, [/B]

07 500 Gone but not forgotten;
Dynojet/142m/45p/3rd/3turns--Clipped and drilled--Unifilter--Easy adjust PMS--L.C.V. mod--AC Swaybar--Exhaust mod--2"Snorkels--Sanny shock bushings-- Airdam stage 1--PSC phase 2--21/ 23gr rollers--Dalton yellow spring--.7mm shim--Sanny Steerlites--RTR Flex Bracket--2 up seat / pegs--Tach--AC handguards--28" Outlaw mst's--Skull tailight--Skull shifter--Self Resetting Breakers--1" Wheel spacers--Customcncparts Steering Damper--AC deluxe handwarmers--6000k HID'S hi/lo--AC Deluxe Bumpers--Inline Fuel Filter-- O2 sensor \AFR guage--Black Magic Full Stainless Exhaust System--Wireless Winch Remote--29.5 Outlaws--Fox Podium X Rear Shocks--




It's mind over matter,If you don't mind,
It just doesn't matter

No Boost No Bottle
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There is also Bronco shocks.

2013 700 XT TRV EPS :
28" Bighorns on bed linered 08 Prowler rims , Wireless winch remote, 3000LB. Warn winch, Heated front and rear grips, Cat relay wiring harness for accessories, LED light bar, 08 650 trv LTD rear box, Heated rear seat, Elka stage 3 shocks all 4 corners, Aftermarket A-arm bushings, aftermarket sway bar bushings(prototype), Deluxe brush guard bumpers front and rear, Red anodized Hause fairlead, beverage opener winch hook, Synthetic winch rope, RTR motor mount bushings, Dynojet PC5 programmer, Dynojet Autotune, [/B]

07 500 Gone but not forgotten;
Dynojet/142m/45p/3rd/3turns--Clipped and drilled--Unifilter--Easy adjust PMS--L.C.V. mod--AC Swaybar--Exhaust mod--2"Snorkels--Sanny shock bushings-- Airdam stage 1--PSC phase 2--21/ 23gr rollers--Dalton yellow spring--.7mm shim--Sanny Steerlites--RTR Flex Bracket--2 up seat / pegs--Tach--AC handguards--28" Outlaw mst's--Skull tailight--Skull shifter--Self Resetting Breakers--1" Wheel spacers--Customcncparts Steering Damper--AC deluxe handwarmers--6000k HID'S hi/lo--AC Deluxe Bumpers--Inline Fuel Filter-- O2 sensor \AFR guage--Black Magic Full Stainless Exhaust System--Wireless Winch Remote--29.5 Outlaws--Fox Podium X Rear Shocks--




It's mind over matter,If you don't mind,
It just doesn't matter

No Boost No Bottle
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You must be putting a serious load on her. Last year I hauled about 6 cord of split firewood through some really narly woods trails to my house. I did see some negative camber, but it handled the bumps very well.
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shocks elkas

i did not put replacements on our 4x4
but on both for our kfx 700 i put on elkas
i am never sorry we bought them.
have them setup for my weight and agressive ridding.
i can soften them up for the wife.

i highly recommend them.
get your length measurements compressed, ride height, and fully extended.
you might have to measure bolt hole I.D. on your current setup.
i am sure they will work with you get you a set.
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The diesel was a very limited production. The ATV's that would likely have the same parts or most similar are the 700 or 1000 TRV or the 700 TBX. I would use the parts sites to compare parts numbers. As far as I know they should all bolt up.

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I did some research and found out that the part number for the Diesel SD shocks match a 650 H1 for a 2007 model - they are the same part number. Elka manufacture stage 1, 2, 3, and 4 shocks for the 650 H1, so I should be good to go ordering them for a 650 H1. The payload that I plan to have on he back is around 250lbs, so I will have the shocks preloaded when I purchase them.

I head out in the outback for days at a time, so need to be generous on the fuel and water. You can get in a bind pretty quickly if you're not prepared, and there is no second chances out there.
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