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    Nomad w/8.75" shock?

    I bought a spare DHX 5.0 coil for my VP Free. The shock is 8.75" in length. On my Nomad I run a DHX 5.0 Air, which is 8.5". Has anyone tried running a longer shock on their Nomad? I would use a 400 lb spring, instead of the 450 lb one on the VP Free, to have more sag.

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    I just posted about this this literally less than 2 hours ago lol. I havent gotten any responces yet though...
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    Sorry, basically the same question as here:

    Nomad rear shock question
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    Quote Originally Posted by justbob
    I bought a spare DHX 5.0 coil for my VP Free. The shock is 8.75" in length. On my Nomad I run a DHX 5.0 Air, which is 8.5". Has anyone tried running a longer shock on their Nomad? I would use a 400 lb spring, instead of the 450 lb one on the VP Free, to have more sag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mudd
    Yes, not a problem! Been there, done that!

    Right On, me too Mudd !!! . My Nomad has the CCDB on it off of my VP Free. VP Free shock size is 8.75 x 2.75, when mounted to the Nomad, it gives you 7.1" of travel. SC has sent out Nomads w/8.75" shocks on them at the customer request, so it's kosher w/SC too. I did have to get "special hardware" from CC. Malcolm had them made for me. You may have to order the right hardware from Fox.

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    I was told by SC that it wouldn't work. Something about the frame hitting the swing arm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigb73
    I was told by SC that it wouldn't work. Something about the frame hitting the swing arm.
    As mw/oh said, SCB has shipped with 8.75s before. They probably don't officially support it, but it works. In theory, it should minutely raise your bb and minutely steepen your HA, but give you a little more travel.

    FWIW, I'm running a Zoke Roco TST with a Ti spring that's 8.75 and I've never had any frame to frame contact. It' s working fine for me.

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    I have an 8.75" 5th Element on my 06 nomad and works great.
    You get an extra 3/16" BB clearance for that matters
    DHX Coil for nomad: 8.5 or 8.75?

    There are some reported problems though
    My new Nomad! And shock lenght problem!
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    No issues on mine. I think the issues mentioned in Zen_Turtles link were from a run of frames a yr or two ago. Mine has none of the ones mentioned. Race Ready !!
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