question about replacing my rear shock

Discussion in 'The Shop' started by mr_dove, May 23, 2012.

  1. mr_dove

    mr_dove Monkey

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    Jan 18, 2002
    Denver, CO
    I've been watching ebay for the last few months for a 7.875 x 2 shock for my bike. My current one is too expensive to rebuild.

    First let me see if I understand the specs correctly. 7.875 is the eye-to-eye length right? And 2" is the length of the stroke?

    I have seen a few shocks on ebay that are 7.875 x 2.25. Is there any leeway to use a shock that has a slightly different measurement or does it need to be exact? Would performance be slightly off or massively ruined?

    thank you!

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