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    Rebuild 05 66 VF, or Buy a Float 36?

    Hey guys, I've had a 2005 66 vf that I still like alot, but after a really hard hit, and an oil change, it feels way too soft. Not really sure what changed this. But I have a few questions, that I hope you can help with.

    1) Is there someplace that I can send my fork to be rebuilt?

    2) I know there is some way to lengthen this fork from 150 mm to 170 mm. I would also like to do have that done.

    3) If I do decide to switch to a float, how would it compare. I like the weight of the float, but I'm kind of a set and forget kind of guy. The 66 has been pretty plush, and I think it would be again, I just landed really hard off of a drop, and I'm not sure if that has changed the quality of the travel. I know this post is all over the place, but I would really appreciate your feedback.

    BTW, Money is a consideration, but performance is first priority.

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    Hey, I have this same fork in the 170mm flavor.
    As far as being 'softer" after the big hit, were you using any air
    preload? If you were, maybe you lost some air past the seals.
    Being an 05 it might need seals, readily available from lbs.
    If the air psi isn't an issue then I don't know, there's not much in there
    that could break.

    As for the Float option, it would be about 2 lbs lighter, have a
    lower axle to crown height and not fiddleing after you set it up.
    It would need more frequent servicing tho!

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    Yeah, I love the fork! I think I will have it rebuilt. The two pounds would be nice to lose, but I like that I can just beat on the 66, and this is the first time, it has shown any problems at all. I'm really thinking I will just have either zocchi or dirt labs do a full rebuild on it. This fork still has too much life in it.

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    There's not much to replacing the seals and dust wipers
    if that's all you need. Look on youtube or even on mtbr.
    Save some $$ and learn about your fork.
    But if you need bushings then send it in.

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    I've been into it a few times, I would definitely like to find a nice manual/tutorial. You know of anything?

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