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    Dart 3 broken preload adjust

    I heard of the crappy plastic preload adjust knob on some rock shox models shocks. Mine broke this morning while trying to adjust my sag. I dont remember what others did when having this problem. Are you able to stick a screw driver or something in there to make adjustments?

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    those things dont really do anything. and you dont really adjust sag in those like you do with a rear shock.

    id just leave it alone. ive taken the tops off those and its seriously just a piece of plastic spinning around doing jack nothing. you could just buy the top again, doubt id be any more than 10 bucks. but its not worth it.

    did i mention those things dont really do anythign?

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    how would i be able to adjust "compression" on the shock? I guess, to my understanding preload for a spring shock is the same as compression for an air shock. The compression is just too high for a rider like me (150lbs). I just bounce right over roots and small rocks. Thanks for the suggestion.

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    I think Tora is the first level of shock that Rockshox makes where you can actually make any real adjustments. I would agree with the others that your best bet is to just replace the plastic thing on the top and call it good.
    You could see if you can get a different spring or different elastomer bumper but I think you'll end up spending more than the shock is worth...
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