Hey guys,

so i just got an awesomeness deal on a 2007 SX Trail frame ( about 400 USD new, with full warranty and in the box )

I have a Vivid 5.1 laying around but is sized 8.75x2.75 instead of the 9.00 x 2.75.

So my questions are:

a) Can i change the 9.00 shock for a 8.75 without any problems?
b) To do so, must i do any kind of modifications?
c) With the smaller shock, i'm guessing that the BB will be lower and the HA slacker. Are these the only geometry changes i will feel?
d) If you have experience with this, which shocks works better, the 9.00 or the 8.75?

Thank you so much