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    Air shock on a '04 Chaparral?

    I want to lighten my Chaparral up a little for all day rides and have a Talas 36 fork for the front and now want to put an air shock in place of the Vanilla RC. I'm not concerned about the lack of travel, I mostly ran the coil shock in 5" mode even with a Boxxer Ride up front. An air shock on a Chaparral doesn't seem very common, but if anyone's tried it I'd like answers to the following:
    With an air shock in the 5" setting will the geometry be the same as with a coil shock in the 5" setting?
    Can I use an air shock in place of the Vanilla RC (ie in same mounting position) if I get one with the same i2i and stroke?
    What air shock would you recommend (in either mounting position)?

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    As long as the i2i and the stroke are the same nothing geometry/travel wise will change. A larger canister freeride style air shock would probably be best, the Manitou ISX 6 or DHX Air should be fine.

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    Thanks for the shock suggestions.
    I understand that for the same i2i and stroke the geometry will not change, but Banshee originally stated a different i2i and stroke for air and coil shocks. Coil gave 5" or 6" in the upper frame mounting position, air gave 4" or 5" in the lower mounting position. I'd like to know if the two 5" settings (using shocks with different i2i and stroke) with rocker plate in different positions will result in the same or different geometries.

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