The quickest way to simultaneously improve a Polaris Slingshot's performance, comfort and handling is to upgrade from factory shocks. This can help in a myriad of ways, giving drivers a host of exciting new options to tailor the feel of their Slingshot to their own personal specifications. Shocks serve an integral role in the Slingshot's suspension system. This is usually done through a combination of a heavy duty spring support in conjunction with an internal hydraulic valve system that absorbs kinetic energy and dissipates it as heat. When a Slingshot wheel dips down into a pit or rolls over a bump in the road, the force from that rapid change is absorbed by the shocks. Specifically, the springs store and release the bulk of this energy, bracing the wheel against the rest of the Slingshot's suspension. The remainder of this energy, including vibrations, causes the hydraulic fluid inside the piston to shift, the method by which this occurs depends on which type of piston is inside the shock. The common result is that this motion converts the kinetic energy into heat within the hydraulic fluid, which is then dissipated into the atmosphere. Overall this leads to a much smoother ride with more control resting in the drivers hands. Further advantages of upgraded shocks are the allowance of height or damping adjustments to change the Polaris Slingshot' center of gravity or how much give the hydraulic piston allows. This helps drivers to customize their ride for either a leisurely cruise on an open road, a fast race around tight corners on a track or an enthusiastic ride over otherwise bumpy roads.