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2008 DHX Coil

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by jmvar, Feb 4, 2008.

  1. jmvar

    jmvar Monkey

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    Any reason why I would want a 2008 over a 2007? Fox claims new dampening curves. 2007 are a lot cheaper.

    Anyone have time on both? Could you feel an improvement?

    thanks.
     
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  2. S.K.C.

    S.K.C. Turbo Monkey

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    Indeed these claims are 100% true. Fox has done a bit of an overhaul on the DHX for 08'. The major difference between the 07' and the 08' is that the 08' will have a broader tuning range (Pro-Pedal, Rebound, etc...) when it comes to setting up the shock on your bike.

    Unfortunately I haven't had any saddle time on an 08' DHX but hopefully the other info is helpful.

    :)
     
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  3. stteamrider

    stteamrider Chimp

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    My 1st post here so don't be harsh on my ignorance :-)..
    Is there any difference on appearance between 08 and 07 DHX 5 Coil? And how about the ride feel?
     
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  4. frznnomad

    frznnomad Turbo Monkey

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    no difference in looks for the 08's just the overhauled tuning as skc said above.
     
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  5. dhkid

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    its got new stickers. haha

    internally its got a totally new boost valve design. i also think they have a heavier main compression shim stack. but dont quote me on the shim stack.
     
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  6. Ian Collins

    Ian Collins Turbo Monkey

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    will that help to add some through stroke damping so it doesn't blow through the travel just from moving around a little bit on the bike?
     
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  7. dhkid

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    sorry man, i haven't ridden one so i cant comment on it. it has like skc has said have a broader tuning range.

    i was shown the graphs for the boost valve tuning range and its lower limit is lower and its higher limit higher then the old boost valve in terms of propedal. at the minimum setting the boost valve give nearly no damping initially.

    its like the 08 40 where they are just ironing out the minor details and making small improvements here and there.

    sorry, i know thats not the information you want and is pretty much totally useless.
     
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  8. aj-monkey

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    It feels to me that my 08 DHX 5.0 rides a little higher in the travel, with everything the same as what the 07 was setup on??!
     
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  9. Mike.rider

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    I have an 08 on my BR and my buddy has an 07 i couldn't feel a single difference in performance between the 2. although the adjustment range is a little wider on the 08. but is that worth the extra price? you decide.
     
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