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Old 04-26-12, 02:53 PM
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Uh ohhh!

New shock came in today! Wooooh!

NOT!







No hardware or spacers came with the shock. Is this a fixable problem or did I screw up?
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Old 04-26-12, 03:22 PM
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I'm assuming the shock diameters are different so you just can't swap the bushings. If that's the case, you'll need to order the right bushings for your frame/shock combo. Either talk to your LBS or call Fox.
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If you take the bushings out (halves pushed in from each side), you will probably find the shock eyelets are the same diameter. Swap your bushings to new shock. They oftem don't even come with any bushings because bushing sets are specific to the bike they mount on.


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I guess I should elaborate on my sheer ignorance in dealing with shocks.

Are there 4 bushings or two? In other words, does the size of the bushing screw affect bushing intercompatibility (as it would if there were two separate bushings on each end of the shock with a barrier between them, with a hole only big enough for the screw to fit in) or do the bushings slide all the way through the opening in the shock (meaning only the outer diameter is important)?

EDIT: it looks like Doug may have answered my question there, but I'll leave it up just to be sure I'm understanding correctly.

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Are there 4 bushings or two? In other words, does the size of the bushing screw affect bushing intercompatibility (as it would if there were two separate bushings on each end of the shock with a barrier between them, with a hole only big enough for the screw to fit in) or do the bushings slide all the way through the opening in the shock (meaning only the outer diameter is important).
Four halves, making two bushings with shoulders (hence the halves - - can't have a shoulder on both sides without it being able to split apart). Sometimes they will be tight to get out - - you may need some inner tube rubber in the jaws of you pliers to grasp each first half to twist it out without marring. then the other side will press out with a socket or similar from its backside. Bolt holes do not determine bushing size; shock eyelet does. You will find bushings of same OD bored a few different IDs. In your case, looks like one set was bored for 6mm, the other for 8 mm.

A view of how the halves look:



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Awesome, I'll swap them over tonight after work! Thanks for the help guys!
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Well sure enough, the eyelet diameter on the Fox is just a hair bigger than on the RS. I'm gonna stop by my LBS this weekend & see if I can't throw some business their way as long as it's something that requires exact measurements &, most likely, ordering directly from the manufacturer.
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I'm a big wheel down at the cracker factory so I can't always get on here and post.
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I'm a big wheel down at the cracker factory . . .
That's a fun Canadian colloquialism for an asylum. You a guard or a trustee?
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