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5th Element, Worth Fixing?/How?

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by Asafus, Jan 27, 2010.

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  1. Asafus

    Asafus Guest

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    The thing is that i have A sunday 2005 frame which means i need to inveset
    like 650$ if i want to replace the shock + the linkage.

    so i thought maybe i can reapir it a little...

    but where do i start?
    does someone have the Manual?
    or the address to it?
    cause in their web site they forgot about this shock.

    I need any help/suggestion!

    Thank's very much!
    Asaf
     

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  2. daisycutter

    daisycutter Turbo Monkey

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    Do a search in this forum. There are a few in-depth threads on how to repair the shock and convert it from platform damped compression to a shim stack damped compression.









    shimmmmmmmmmzzzzzzzzzzzz
     
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    DirtyMike Turbo Fluffer

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    I actually like how my Fifth works, biggest bitch I have is not having detents on the adjustments....I gotta say, I am looking for a new shock, but at the same time, the idea of sending to Avy is pretty atractive
     
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    Avalanche rebuild 179$?

    I'm about to short shock my VPFree with the 5th from my 03 Bullit with one.

    Otherwise - its an Okay shock, well controlled, but dead and blah feeling.
     
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    Here is another option for you on the shock: http://www.cr1engineering.com/services.php

    Adrian is a pretty cool guy, he may even have some suggestions on your links. Give him a call.

    Oh snap, I just noticed you are in Isreal, that will be an expensive call.
     
  7. LOOnatic

    LOOnatic Turbo Monkey

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    I have an Avy modded 5th shock on my old bullit and while its is an improvement, for the $$$ i would consider a new shock depending on the deal.
    Shoot, i have seen used Avy's on the classifieds here dang cheep
     
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    Ditto. Basically it is still not as good as current shocks, although it is a lot better than a 5th in stock form. Basically it will get superplush on the initial travel and move a lot better at high speed, but you will still have the hydraulic topout circuit messing with the rebound. If you already have the 5th it isn't a bad investment, but personally I wouldn't do it again. Between the topout circuit, no detents, and super-sensitive adjustments it is just a PITA to setup.

    Avalanche charges $179 for the service. You can pick up any number of shocks in the $150-250 range on e-bay or the classifieds that are better.
     
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