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Discussion in 'The Shop' started by PaPi_DH, Mar 2, 2008.

  1. PaPi_DH

    PaPi_DH Chimp

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    Hi

    I have 6 way with 230 mm and I change spring now from 222 manitou , spring is shorter(ti spring) my qustion is , can I ride with shorter spring or what can happen? . 230 and 222 have the same storke size but springs are diffrent .


    thanks for answers
    cheerss
     
    #1 -   Mar 2, 2008

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  2. HAB

    HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    As long as the 222 is long enough for the preload ring to contact it properly, everything will be fine. Measure from the end of the spring to the end of the threads on the shock body. If its >8mm, you're all set.
     
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  3. Dartman

    Dartman Old Bastard Mike

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    Springs are sized by lbs./in by shock stroke.

    For example a 500x2.8 is a 500lbs./in by 2.8 in stroke.

    You need to match the stroke length on the spring for the shock.
     
    #3 -   Mar 2, 2008
  4. PaPi_DH

    PaPi_DH Chimp

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    Dartman yes in know that is storke size but spring is 1,5 cm shorter , and this 2 dampers have that same storke size but difrent spring lenght thats why I ask. I know now it will be good:]

    thans for answers
    cheers
     
    #4 -   Mar 7, 2008
  5. ultraNoob

    ultraNoob Yoshinoya Destroyer

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    Same spring rate on both springs?
     
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  6. sperkins

    sperkins Monkey

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    yeah you should definitely trust their advice. i would give you the same.
     
    #6 -   Mar 7, 2008