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    2005 Trance 2 Fox RP3 shock reducers

    Hey all,

    Seems like I've developed some play in my upper shock mount. The reducers seem to have a little play within the pressed-in bushing of the RP3. Is it a safe bet that the reducers themselves (aluminum) are what are worn out, rather than the bushing inside the shock? I've measured both with a decent set of calipers, the bushing appears to be just about 0.50 inches inside diameter, the reducers are about 0.49 inched OD. I'm thinking the reducers are what I need to replace. Found this info:
    http://www.mountainbikes.co.nz/Attac...%20-%20Web.doc

    Looks like what I need is one of these two:
    213-26-004-F
    213-26-000-F

    Mine seem to measure 0.85 when stacked, which is between these two. Any idea which are correct?

    Thanks,

    Chuck

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    What is the mm width of the reducers when mounted on the shock? I'm having similar problems.

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    When mounted in there, they're still 0.85 inches, so they must be bottoming out together when they are inserted. I did get a couple replacement reducers from the LBS yesterday. They were a little too wide to fit in the black bracket. But with them in there, they did seem to move around a bit still. The girl at the bike shop says occasionally the bushing itself (pressed in the shock) will wear out. I don't see anything on line about them, nor any replacements for sale, even on Fox's web site. The LBS says they can get the bushings if necessary. Guess I'll go back there tomorrow to get the right stuff ordered.

    Chuck

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    Like I mentioned in the other thread, go buy a new DU bushing and press it in (by yourself or at a shop). The part is under $5, the labour should be under $5 too, if you bring the shock in. I just replaced the bushing in my 05 Trance and the clunk went away. It's a small cheap part designed to wear so your shock and hardware don't.

    I replace mine for every couple of months of hard trail riding.
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    Update. Remembered I had a spare Fox Float R from old Fisher laying around somewhere. Then found my old lower body that Push sent back to me when they upgraded my shock. Anyway, I found an extra bushing in the bag. Pushed the old one out of the shock (used a vice, a 3/8" socket to push, and a 5/8" on the other side). Put the replacement in, seems about 90% better. The part number for the bushing is 08IB08 (stamped on there). Appears to be this one:
    http://www.afmusa.com/doc_generator....index_id=31095
    Fox has reducer info here, although some of the stuff is questionable (My 2005 T2 came with an RP3, not a Float R).
    http://service.foxracingshox.com/con...rs_Springs.xls

    Hope that helps.

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    A friend passed these link on to me....

    http://www.mountainbikecomponents.co...=Strong+Bushes

    http://classifieds.mtbr.com/showprod...=30189&cat=all

    I'm trying to get the exact measurements of the "gap" in the frame, then I'll order a set. I just had my shock PUSHed and they put in new DU bushings in the shock. I've still got play in mine.

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    Teflon

    Spoke with my LBS today and they suggested putting a thin wrap of teflon tape round the reducer and then mounting the shock. The said if you feel improvement in the play, you've found your problem. I'll be putting that to the test this pm.

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