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    size of '03 liquid 20 rear shock

    I have heard that the shock is 7.5/2.0 and 8.25/2.25...
    Which one is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by squiddub22
    I have heard that the shock is 7.5/2.0 and 8.25/2.25...
    Which one is it?
    2" stroke

    Adjustable eye-to-eye. 8.25", 8", 7.75"

    I put a fox with a 7.875" eye-to-eye, 2" stroke on my '03. Works great.

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    How is it all 3 of those sizes?

    Cant it only be 1 of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by squiddub22
    How is it all 3 of those sizes?

    Cant it only be 1 of them.
    That was the trick with the Talas rear shock. The adjustable eye-to-eye allow slight adjustments to the frame geometry by raising or lowerin the rear of the frame.

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    1 last question...

    could i do 7.875/2.25 since eye to eye is the same or would i have to stick with 7.875/2.0... if i cant, what is the reason?

    You have been a huge help so far!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by squiddub22
    1 last question...

    could i do 7.875/2.25 since eye to eye is the same or would i have to stick with 7.875/2.0... if i cant, what is the reason?

    You have been a huge help so far!!
    By the numbers, it looks like it would work. My only concern would be that the extra stoke would cause additional stress on the carbon seat stays.

    I you don't normally use all of your travel, it might not make noticable difference.

    Are you going with an air or coil shock?

    I ended up going with a coil on mine. She rides comfortably stiff now. She does climbs and downhill much better.

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    Yea, that is exactly what i wanted to do, either the DHX 5.0 or the Vanilla R...

    I am more of a freerider but i want a Coil Shock because its more reliable and i think it has a better feel all around.

    If i can get away with more travel i would love to do the 2.25... but i dont want to sacrifice the geometry of the bike and end up with a broken frame or more importantly injuring myself

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    04 and later liquids are the only ones that had the black magic carbon seat stays.

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    The rear tire might contact the seat tube if you use a longer stroke shock. The bike never gets 125mm of travel with the flexy stays. It might not get the extra travel either. The stays would have to move quite a bit.

    I still have my frame and shock in the basement. The seat tube insert creaks and the main bearing comes loose.

    Rob

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