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    Heckler DHX spring size/length

    I have an 05 Heckler 2.25 stroke with DHX coil, the spring is marked 300x2.50, it seems that the spring is kinda short compared to what I've seen on the other Hecklers in the gallery.

    Do I have the correct spring size/length?

    What's the spring mark on your shocks?

    Thanks!
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    Just the way Fox labels their springs, that's the correct spring. For instance, on the next gen Heckler that uses a 8.5 x 2.5 shock, the springs are marked (rate) x 2.80...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikinfoolferlife
    Just the way Fox labels their springs, that's the correct spring. For instance, on the next gen Heckler that uses a 8.5 x 2.5 shock, the springs are marked (rate) x 2.80...

    Unless you go to 600lb or over, in which case it's a 2.55

    As I recently found out. Grrr.

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    I also want to try a different spring rate, a 400, but it's only available in 2.37. Will these spring fit/work?
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    on my '06 heckler I run 450 lb spring- length is printed as 2.37-it works just fine. I think my eye to eye is 7.85 or so

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    On Hecklers with 7.875 x 2.25" DHX shocks you can use 2.37" or 2.45", the newer springs are usually marked 2.45". You want slightly more spring stroke than shock stroke (2.25) so spring cannot bottom out solid.

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    Sorry if this is a stupid question. So, if I get a 2.37 or 2.45 will the spring be longer than the 2.5, or it's shorter as the number indicates?
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    As the spring rating increases (300lbs, 350, 400, etc) so does the wire diameter and free length. A 300lb spring has fairly small diameter wire, so it will be slightly shorter than a 450lb spring. The thicker wire requires longer length to net the same stroke length before bottoming out solid (each wire/coil touching).

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    ok, it's crystal clear now!

    Thanks to all who replied.
    Folangag

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