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Interesting, I asked almost the same question on the mechanics forum a few months ago and got the completely opposite responses. I proposed changing an 80mm Suntour shock on a 2001 Hard Rock frame up build for a 100mm Manitou Axle I had hanging around. The responses were unanimous that it would not be an issue.
I made the change and took the bike out for a shake down ride on the street, it handled fine. As soon as my shoulder heals, I'll try a trail, but I expect it will work out fine.
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