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I know this topic has been posted on here many times but it seems like I keep coming up with the same answer, nada. I can't really afford a nice set of works right now so I am looking to find a alternative oem shock for the rear, the rear I have now is way to soft and leaking and doesn't look like a good candidate for rebuilding. I've looked at a couple buddies quads and on ebay for cheap shocks that look like they might fit. I figure if I could get a used rear for $50 or so I would be doing all right and if it doesn't fit, oh well. I'm not sure the length of any of these shocks but it looks like maybe(big maybe) A predator 500 Fox might work, saw one with a Buy It Now for $65 shipped. Anyone know where I could find out the length of this and other shocks? The stocker is something like 15" correct?? Also a buddies raptor 660 with remote rezzy looks like it might fit although it seems a little long. Anyone tried anything other than the z400 on the newer lt's??
 

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2005 predator 500 Fox shock.
 

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2001 Raptor 660 shock. Length anyone??
 

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2002 Bombardier ds650 rear shock measures 17" eye to eye, defintely a little long but maybe it would work with the springs cranked down??
 

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2007 ltr450 stock rear shock, dunno if rez would hit anything or not.
 

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Banshee rear shock measure 13.5" eye to eye not sure of year.
 

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I ride a little bit of everything, I don't race however I occasionally go to the track with friends. jsmstorm how was the ride on the banshee shock? That looks to me like it would be the cheapest shock. I really just do not like the stocker even when I first got the quad years ago it had been professionally rebuilt just prior to me buying it and I just never liked it. I really like the idea of a Pred. Fox shock but I need to figure out the length and find someone who has one to look it over. They're supposed to be the most adjustable factory shock made. Oh btw I think the z400 only fits the 91-92 I think.
 

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How about measuring the length for then if you could. I'm thinking it would sit a little high but it's pretty adjustable so who knows. Just missed an auction on fleabay by like 8 minutes for one that went for $68 shipped, damn oh well.
 

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What about front shocks? I've heard that 400ex shocks will work but sit a little higher. That's pretty much all I've heard anyone know of anything else? Also what is the stock length?
 

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Measured mine it looks to be about 12" man is that short, anyways I'll definitely have to get the newer style upper frame mounts made up. Do they still make these? That would give me what something like 14" length?
 

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Banshee fronts measure around 15" it looks like, to long unless I move the shock mounts up.
 

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A little bit of grinding doesn't bother me one bit. How's the ride? Might be nice if I could pic up a used set of banshee works for the front.
 

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Wow thanks for the link blaster250 that'll save me a ton of time looking all that crap up. I never thought about using the lowering link. I know the Pred. 500 shock is longer, the only thing that worries me is that it's a linkless shock, but it's adjustable enough it could probably work on just about anything. As for the front, used banshee Works look like they might be the way to go, don't think I'd put banshee stockers on because they wouldn't be too much of an improvement over the stockers I got on it now. I could actually live with those for awhile it's that damn rear that just drives me nuts.
 

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dkhargett how about posting a picture of that setup with the banshee shock??
 

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Well I just found out that the Predator 500 rear shock measures in at 18" eye to eye, that's 3" too long.
 

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Jesus H christmas you hacked that airbox up real good, that's OK though nice to see you made the shock work. I am glad for the pics , I think you may be on to something.
 

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My roommate has a 50th anniversary Rappy 700 and I've looked at his rear shock it looks like it'll fit but it's got the non remote rezzy similar to a banshee rear.
 

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Raptor 700 rear shock measures 15.13"
 

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Here's a 06+ TRX450R rear shock, guy says it's 15 1/4" eye to eye, might work don't know about that bottom mount though.
 
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