need to replace the front shocks on my 93 indy, just curious as to the best absorber ( gas or hydrolic) for pretty much just trail riding and the odd days we get some jumps and stuff, and also what brand is best.
What type of shock you need will depend on your budget and how long you plan on having the sled. If it were me and I only rode smooth trails at a low speed I would replace with factory shocks. On the other hand if you like to ride faster on not so smooth trails I would at least get a set of gas shocks" ryde fx" or eqv. But if you plan on keeping sled for more than say 2 years and you ride say 1000 miles a year I would install fox shocks and also put wide kit with heavier sway bar. Fox IMO are the best upgrade for your type of sled. I owned a 90 indy 500 and the first thing I did was install fox shocks front and rear. I rebuilt them 2 times in 4 years and removed them and installed in the next sled I got which was a 94 indy 500 and rode 2 more years. they are a great long term investment. SWRules
Keep your studs on the ground and your eyes on the trail.
You know when you need a new sled when all you see is snow dust!
If your scared to lose, your never gonna win!
I have a 1990 indy 500 and I bought a pair of POLARIS shocks from a 1997 ULTRA. I made my sled wider to the 42.5 ski stance and those shocks off the 1997 are great. The ride is so smooth, I think that was the best investment for my sled. I am sure that the POLARIS shocks like I got would be good enough for your style of riding and easy on the pocket book.
Bring on the snow! You can never have to much.