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    xc comp rear shock upgrade

    i`m thinking of upgrading my rear shock on my 2010 xc comp,was thinking of a fox one? has anyone done this upgrade,and if so what size and make of shocks are you using?

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    You don't like the x-fusion?

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    its ok,just thought a different one might give better performance??

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    Replaced the rear x-Fusion with a Fox RP23 on my 09 Comp. I also changed out the fork to a Fox F-Series RL 120. Made a huge difference

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    what size shock did you use?

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    7.5x.1.75"

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    7.5" X 2" monarch here, doubtful you will find anything in a 7.5" X 1.75" New shock makes a night and day diffrence.

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    Will bottoming out on a 2" stroke shock cause the tire to hit the frame? Anyone tried releasing the air from a shock like this to test if there's any contact?

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    I let all of the air out of the shock and compressed it ... no rubbing or contact

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    Quote Originally Posted by nate2631
    I let all of the air out of the shock and compressed it ... no rubbing or contact
    Really....that's interesting.....good to know
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    No rubbing or contact here as well.

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    i may just be doing this on mine
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    I would like to do this upgrade (2009 Fox RP23) but I am not sure which "Tune" to buy. How are your shocks tuned to those that did the upgrade. I only really see Medium/Medium tune shocks for sale in the 2009 models. Is this something I need to worry about?

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    I bought the medium tune because thats what was on sale. I figured if I did not like the tune I could send it to Push for rebuild and tune to my liking. My rp2 feels a little soft but I can live with it untill it needs service.
    Disclaimer: Always get a second opinion cause I'm just guessing

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    play with the air pressure and you might be pleasantly surprised with the x-fusion.

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    Swapped out my rear shock with a Fox RP23. It's a 2" travel and had no issues hitting the frame.

    I think the performance improved quite a bit. I played with the x-fusion, but never could get the results I wanted. The Fox is a big improvement though. My first descent downhill, popped the shock open, and immediately could tell the difference. The rear tire hugs the ground more now.

    Cost me 18 dollars to swap it with labor at my LBS. Needed some reducers for the top, was able to reuse the bottom.

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    will a 190mm x 50mm fit?? any issues with frame contact?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rufflesurf
    will a 190mm x 50mm fit?? any issues with frame contact?
    Thats about 7.5 x 2....you should be good. No frame contact whatsoever even at bottom out.

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    does anyone know what bushes i`d need aswell?

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    Disclaimer: Always get a second opinion cause I'm just guessing

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    cheers for that,i was looking for that thread again last night but could`nt find it :-)

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