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    New question here. Modifying a Reba RL, converting lowers to 15/damper to rct3

    So the bike I'm looking at getting has a Reba RL with 9mm qr. I'd like to convert the fork to a 15mm axle and get the RCT3 cartridge and just had a quick question, is this all I need?

    Rock Shox Motion Control Damper, '09-'12 Sid/'12 Reba MoCo DNA Damper (Non Remote)

    Rock Shox Lower Leg Assemblies, 09+ Reba 29" Maxle Light Thru Axle (Black)

    Rock Shox Maxle Lite, 15x100mm

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    You'll need a way to measure the oil (you'll need a bit more) as well as all the right tools. Lowers, Maxle, damper. Looks good to me. New crush washers? The lowers come with wipers/foam installed. I bet the foam will be pretty dry. It usually is. You'll need the bath oil too.

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    Cool sounds good. Tools should be no problem, neither should oil. Work at a bike shop. Thanks

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    Just make sure that the MoCo damper is the full noise RCT3, and not the standard RL DNA damper, otherwise you won't be getting much of an increase in performance. The RL dna damper works almost identically to the older model dampers.
    The RCT3 has a LSC dial on the top which is silver and the RL has a gold gate dial instead.
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    Yes, good point. SRAM part number 11.4015.544.130. That's the part number they used when sending me a new one under warranty. The RCT3 is the way to go for sure.

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    Awesome thanks for the help guys!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vegan_warrior View Post
    So the bike I'm looking at getting has a Reba RL with 9mm qr. I'd like to convert the fork to a 15mm axle and get the RCT3 cartridge and just had a quick question, is this all I need?

    Rock Shox Motion Control Damper, '09-'12 Sid/'12 Reba MoCo DNA Damper (Non Remote)

    Rock Shox Lower Leg Assemblies, 09+ Reba 29" Maxle Light Thru Axle (Black)

    Rock Shox Maxle Lite, 15x100mm

    Thanks
    hey did u replace the rebound damper with the blackbox version as this makes a huge difference, i have with my reba rl and the control is night and day from the original

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    Modifying a Reba RL, converting lowers to 15/damper to rct3-dsc09651.jpg


    Can the RCT3 damper substitute my XX damper on my WC Revelation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwiplague View Post
    Just make sure that the MoCo damper is the full noise RCT3, and not the standard RL DNA damper, otherwise you won't be getting much of an increase in performance. The RL dna damper works almost identically to the older model dampers.

    The RCT3 has a LSC dial on the top which is silver and the RL has a gold gate dial instead.

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    Can the RCT3 damper substitute my XX damper on my WC Revelation?

    Yip, they can be swapped and will make a huge difference on the trails the XX is pure race stuff, just make sure u get one from the same year fork.
    I don't know the exact oil quantities but it looks like they have the same amount of oil (looking on the RS website) in the uppers so u should be able to just remove the XX and install the RCT3 and enjoy

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    Quote Originally Posted by trailbildr View Post
    Yes, good point. SRAM part number 11.4015.544.130. That's the part number they used when sending me a new one under warranty. The RCT3 is the way to go for sure.

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    Jumping on to this thread a little late here... I've got a 2014 Reba RL 29 fork with the PushLoc remote on it. I'd like to swap this out for an RCT3 compression damper. Is this what I want? LINK

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    Updating the rebound piston to the shimmed version, blackbox/dual flow, whatever the latest buzz word is, is the best thing you can do to that fork. I would do that before the rct3 damper.

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    Agreed but I have a Reba with PushLoc remote and I want a non remote style damper.

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    I have that same XX WC Revelation fork now with RCT3 and 275 lowers. More oil than the XX damper but the oil level sheets on the SRAM site have all the details. All 32mm compression dampers work with all 32mm forks. It's awesome.

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    I ordered the following from Universal Cycles: Rock Shox Motion Control Dampers - '09-'12 Sid/'12 Reba MoCo DNA Damper (Non Remote) not sure what the SRAM p/n is...

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    if u were after the rct3 damper the part no. is 11.4015.544.130 i think u have just ordered the std moco

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    Sounds about right. Maybe I'll return it and grab the RCT3 damper.

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    Re: Modifying a Reba RL, converting lowers to 15/damper to rct3

    You can covert the damper you have to a standard knob.

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    Thanks for the info. I ended up going in a different direction and swapped out the Reba for White Bros Loop TCR.

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    Re: Modifying a Reba RL, converting lowers to 15/damper to rct3

    Good move

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