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'04 super-t... stupid nut design

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by PatBranch, May 10, 2008.

  1. PatBranch

    PatBranch Turbo Monkey

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    The nut at the bottom of the lowers is in a hole. It extends above the hole, but that part is round. There isn't enough clearance for a standard socket. Is there some special socket to remove it?
     

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    Just geat a standard socket and grind or turn down(if your flash) the od until it fits.that what i did,an it works fine
     
  3. Jonny5

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    Its 12mm, a tube spanner or a cheapie brand thin wall socket should fit.
     
  4. sanjuro

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    You can get the special socket from Marzocchi, but we still had to grind it down to fit a POS OEM fork.
     
  5. PatBranch

    PatBranch Turbo Monkey

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    If I can't find a thin one, I'll just grind one down. Thanks!

    The marzocchi one is no less than $40 right? :D
     
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    Pat, dont waste your money on the Marzocchi socket, go down to your local Autoparts store, buy a cheap ass 12 1/4 in drive socket, grind down the outside a bit and there you go. Like Sanjuro said, you will probably need to grind the Marz socket a bit anyways. I have two of them down at the shop ready to go, even the Tech guy from Marzocchi told me to do this.
     
  7. PatBranch

    PatBranch Turbo Monkey

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    Yeah, that's what i'm going to do. The designer must have been high.
     
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    DirtyMike Turbo Fluffer

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    Yeah thats what it was, want to hear something more fun..... My top caps on the 66 use a cassette tool!!!






    And no, the designer wasnt hi.... well maybe he was..... But there are sockets out there that will fit, The matco truck has a set of Super thingwall sockets, and the 12mm is about 50 bucks. And the one I ground down was about two and a half
     
  9. sanjuro

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    The real trick is I had to use an impact wrench to remove and install the nut from a freespinning cartridge.

    Genius. Pure genius.
     
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    Ha, I was having issues like that tonight. The sealiong oring was sticking to teh cartridge!!!! I got lucky with mine though, Mine is an ETA fork, so I locked it down before I took the rebound/compression side apart.










    Oh, and on this fork they were smart enough to go away from that damn recessed nutt deal!!!!