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Shock Relief System (SRS)

SRS Section

Featuring the first to market Shock Relief System (SRS). It is just that, a combined shock and spring relief. It transfers the weight normally applied to your front shocks and springs allowing them to rest at full extension during storage. There are multiple lifting devices for the rear of your sled but now there is one to relieve the shock pressure in the front. Everyone complains about the handling of there sled, well for most of the year when your sled is in storage or sitting idle for any period of time, your shocks are resting with all the weight over them.

Anywhere you read about proper sled storage it will mention to lift the rear of the sled to unload the pressure from the shocks and springs. It will also mention that you should do the same for the front. Most don't mess with the front because there is no easy and quick and inexpensive way to do it, until now. The SRS is that product. If you buy jack stands for storage to save the rear shocks and springs then you need the SRS to take the load off the front. Plus when you lift the back of your sled more weight gets transferred to your front shocks and springs. This weight is sitting over the front for 8 to 9 months a year! (We wish it were a lot less!)

[Read SnowTech Feedback - Sept 2000]

The SRS, unlike a block of wood under your bellypan, can still be left in place while you move your sled around. You can also keep the ski roller dollies under your skis during storage. Go out into your garage or trailer and lift up the front of your sled, I bet you will lift 3-5 inches before your skis even move. Some sleds a lot more. That will give you some indication as to how much fading your shocks are going through during sitting times. Remember your shocks natural position is to be fully extended. With the SRS you will not only reduce fade, but the longevity of the shocks and constant compression on the springs too!

The SRS works best on non-progressive spring designs (shown at upper left). Meaning the ones that have consistent spacing (pitch) between coils. The reason is that the SRS attaches to the uppermost and lowermost coil on the shock spring. If the spring is progressive then the coils tend to get closer and the SRS would have to be placed on the highest coil available. It will still work however, but due to the small gap in the springs that are tightly wound at one end it will compress slightly more than those with a consistent pitch. It should still work fine for most applications. The SRS will only fit into gaps larger than 1/8".

The SRS will work on ATV coil over shocks as well. On ATVs before you order, lift the front end and measure the total uncompressed distance from top spring to bottom (if progressive then measure to the nearest coil with a minimum coil gap of 1/8"). Some ATV might have a distance greater than 10.75 inches total height.

Price (MSRP $US):

$49/pair - Fits (2) shocks1

$29 ea. - Fits (1) shock1

1Shipping will be billed at actual cost.


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Above; Typical snowmobile front spring application. (Works with shocks facing either direction.)


7.25" - 10.75" total height adjustment

1/4" & 1/2" increment adjustment

Zinc plated ball lock pin

Machined grooves in the brackets to fit the profile of the springs.

Aluminum Sq. Tubing construction

Anodized in red, blue, or clear.

Steel bolt-on angle brackets that maximize strength and ability to fit into tight spring spaces.

Aluminum particle coated brackets with black Neoprene rubber foam adhesive strips to protect the springs.

Spring assist to help keep the SRS in place during install & when unloading the pressure from the springs.

Adjustment slotted holes use the spring assist to allow upward pressure on the springs when moving the sled, so they don't fall out of place.


1) Place the springs into the larger tube.

2) Compress the SRS by pulling the smaller tube down into the larger tube. If you need less height, remove (1) one of the springs in the larger tube. Both springs should work on most.

3) Place the SRS into the furthest spring spacing possible. If you have threaded shocks turn shocks to get the farthest position facing the outside of the sled. (always release spring preload for longevity of your springs)

4) Make SURE the SRS is parallel with the shock and the machined grooves are in line with the spring. Position the smaller tubing on the shock side the larger tubing on the rod side or whatever works best for your sled.

5)The internal springs should hold it in place. Lift the front of the sled and have someone push the lock pin in the adjustment hole that gives you the greatest height. (If the spring gap is too small to fit the brackets, then lift the sled first, then put the SRS in place.)

6) Repeat for both sides.

7) Release the weight back to the front of the sled and the SRS should be holding the front end of sled up strong and steady!

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