2008 Arctic Cat 500 4x4

2008 Arctic Cat 500 4x4 pictures, prices, information, and specifications.
Model Type
Utility
MSRP
$6,499
Warranty
6
Insurance
Generic Type (Primary)
Utility
Manufacturer Country
USA
Manufacturer Recommend Minimum Age
16
Parent Company
Arctic Cat
Display Name
500 4x4
Year
2008
Make
Arctic Cat
Engine Type
Single-Cylinder
Cylinders
1
Engine Stroke
4-Stroke
Cooling
Liquid / Air
Valves
4
Valves Per Cylinder
4
Valve Configuration
SOHC
Bore (mm/in)
87.5 / 3.45
Stroke (mm/in)
82 / 3.23
Displacement (cc/ci)
493 / 30.1
Starter
Electric / Pull
Fuel Requirements
Regular
Fuel Type
Gas
Carburetion Brand
Keihin
Fuel Injector
No
Carburetor
Yes
Number Of Carburetors
1
Carburetor Size (mm)
36
Carburetion Type
Carburetor
Transmission Type
Manual
Number Of Speeds
5
Primary Drive (Front Wheel)
Shaft
Reverse
Yes
Hi / Low Range
Yes
Wheels Composition
Steel
Front Wheel Width (in)
7
Rear Wheel Width (in)
8
Front Tire Diameter (in)
25
Rear Tire Diameter (in)
25
Chromed
No
Tire Brand
Carlisle Badlands™
Front Tire Width
8
Front Wheel Diameter
12
Rear Tire Width
10
Rear Wheel Diameter
12
Front Tire (Full Spec)
AT 25 X 8-12
Rear Tire (Full Spec)
AT 25 X 10-12
Front Brake Type
Hydraulic Disc
Rear Brake Type
Hydraulic Disc
Linked Brake System Front to Rear
Standard
Front Suspension Type
Independent Double A-Arm
Front Travel (in/mm)
10 / 254
Front Adjustable Fork Pre-Load
Yes
Front Adjustable Rebound Damping
No
Front Central Suspension Strut
No
Steering Damper
No
Front Stabilizer Bar
No
Rear Suspension Type
Independent Double A-Arm
Rear Travel (in/mm)
10 / 254
Rear Adjustable Shock / Spring Pre-Load
Yes
Rear Adjustable Rebound Damping
No
Number Rear Shock Absorbers
2
Air Adjustable
No
Steering Type
Manual
Steering Control
Handlebar
Length (ft)
7.07
Width (in/mm)
47.5 / 1206.5
Height (in/mm)
49.3 / 1252.2
Wheelbase (in/mm)
50 / 1270
Ground Clearance (in/mm)
12 / 304.8
Length (ft/ft)
7
Length (ft/in)
0.8
Dry Weight (lbs/kg)
654 / 296.7
Towing Capacity (lbs/kgs)
1050 / 476.3
Fuel Capacity (gal/l)
6.5 / 24.6
Engine Displacement to Weight (cc)
0.75
Seat Type
One-Piece
Adjustable
No
Seat Material
Vinyl
Seat Location
Driver
Folding
No
Number Of Seats
1
Frame
Steel
Body Material
Plastic
Floor Board Location
Driver
Hand Grips
Standard
Brush Guard
Yes
Radiator Guard
Yes
CV Boot Cover
Yes
Front Fender
Standard
Rear Fender
Standard
Handlebars
Standard
Front Bumper
Standard
Front Fender Flairs
Standard
Rear Fender Flairs
Standard
A-Arm Skid Plate (Front/Rear)
Yes / Yes
Bash Plate (Front)
Yes
Full Length Skid Plate
Yes
Digital Instrumentation
Standard
Clock
Standard
Tachometer
Standard
Trip Odometer
Standard
Speedometer
Standard
Hour Meter
Standard
Temperature Warning Type
Gauge
Fuel Level Warning Type
Gauge
Service Reminder
Standard
Warranty (Condition)
Limited
Destination Charge
230
Battery Warranty (Months)
0
Tool Bag Mount
Standard
Winch Mount
Standard
Driveline Type
Selectable 4X2 / 4X4
Number Of Driveline Modes
2
Rear Unlocking Differential
No
Rear Solid Axle
No
Differential Lock Location
Front
Size (in/cm)
2 / 5.1
Rear Hitch Type
Receiver
Tow Hook
Standard
Power Outlet
Standard
Underseat Storage
Standard
Capacity (lbs/kgs)
100 / 45.4
Glove Box / Dash Storage
Standard
Headlight Mounts
Standard
Halogen Headlight (s)
Standard
Headlight (s)
Standard
Light Type
Halogen
Metallic
No
User Reviews
4 reviews
  • the best
    By JAMES IRVINE (I am an Owner) on Oct 13, 2018

    I just spent a summer at a remote gold claim in Alaska. I racked up almost 500 miles on an absolutely treacherous, boulder filled trail and my 10 year old 500 couldn't be stopped. I absolutely swear by Artic Cat ATV. Thank you A C.

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  • Bullet Proof
    By Longbay Boy (I am an Owner) on Sep 14, 2017

    My 1997 Arctic Cat got stolen and my insurance company replaced it with a 2008 500 from Bass Pro Shops. My original one need a new carburator at 11 years old.,Ethenol gas got to it. Other than that it never needed anything but oil changes, sparkplugs and filters. The 2008 500 has been great too. ...

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  • junk?
    By Dan (I am an Owner) on Feb 24, 2013

    what exactly went wrong with your 2 cats? i have a 2007 650 auto and a 2008 500 foot shift and aside from regular maintenance we havent spent any access money on these machines. we did have one issue with the sending unit gasket but it was an easy $11 fix. please write back, im very interested in ...

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  • one of the best out there !
    By dan turner (I am an Owner) on Feb 23, 2013

    I bought my arctic cat 500 4x4 brand new in 08. The original goodyear rawhide tires were junk (two were out of round ) but for about 100 bucks the dealer swapped them out for some itp mud lites and back to riding i went . the only real complaint Ive had with this machine is the front brake lines ...

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