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Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by Brunettes, Nov 25, 2005.
Searched around but haven't found any posted weights, anyone know?
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i was looking through an recent thread.. ti this vs steel that, but ti this vs steel this... maybe a i missed it..
edit: i did find a figure stating that Ti springs are 35-50% lighter than steel.. if you can find a steel spring weight, id avg 42% lighter or so..
DHX 9.5x3 400lb. 5th Element Ti=around 820g. The ti spring saved me 251g or about 9ozs. The ti spring felt a little stiffer than the 400x3.25 Fox steel spring. Zero preload on the ti and 2 turns with the Fox.I also had to shim the 5th spring with pop can pieces doubled up about (3) 1/2" wide pieces on the bottom with a continuous single piece on top preload collar. Works good, no more spring rub on one side of the seal head. Shock also got new oil, I used 50/50 ratio Silkolene RSF(Racing shock fluid) 5wt, mixed with 7.5wt to match the weight of the Torco RSF Medium(32 cSt@40C) OIl Fox uses. The old oil was super dirty and probly had some air mixed in causing the DHX to become real soft on hard fast hits. Seems good again.
Ok thanks, I'm probably going to get a spring from Go-Ride (or whereever I can find one cheaper than $200+)
I should have any fitment issues such as removing the blue knob, etc. should I?
The Fox 450 X 3.25 steel spring that shipped with my DHX 5.0 weighted 620g alone. With the shock it's over 1kg...
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