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Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by yearoftiger, Oct 19, 2005.

  1. yearoftiger

    yearoftiger Monkey

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    ok so im thinkin bout buyin a 400lb ti spring(no, i can't get a heavier one @$100) for my el jefe shock thas goin on an 02 v10, but was wondering if i'm a 180 lb freerider, can i get away with it or will it be way too light for me? any positive suggestions are greatly appreciated
     

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  2. bigdrop05

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    You should be ok..

    I am 187# and use a 450# TI spring on my 2003 V10. I am going to crank in my Volume & it should give me more progression.I bottom it out on small drops sometimes it feels like-wierd,but that's because my Volume is set almost all the way out......That should make a big difference..

    But you should be ok with a 400# i guess.. A 425 would be better..
     
  3. yearoftiger

    yearoftiger Monkey

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    i can only get a 400lb @ the $100 price so its my only option :(
     
  4. Brian HCM#1

    Brian HCM#1 MMMMMMMMM BEER!!!!!!!!!!

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    What spring are you using now? I always thought it would be the same. 450 steel or 450 Ti.
     
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    Why not just get the correct weight steel spring?
     
  6. yearoftiger

    yearoftiger Monkey

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    i prefer ti springs
     
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    bpatterson6 Turbo Monkey

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    Ti Springs are the ONLY way to go.
    Ti Springs are so much more progressive than a Steel spring.
    With a Custom Valved shock and a Ti Spring, it feels like the rear tire just floats over EVERYTHING!!
     
  8. DHS

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    agreed
     
  9. yearoftiger

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    out of curiousity, are the avalanche dhs and stratos el jefe exactly the same in terms of feel/ride??? I hear they are built very similarly, but i have never heard anyone compare the two in terms of riding/feel. I found an avy for cheap so i'm wondering if i should get it or stick wit the jefe(i currently have a progressive 5th so i haven;t mounted the el jefe to my v10 yet)