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    Fox Van rear shock on 2004 X5?

    I have a 17" 2004 X5 and I'm thinking about fitting a Fox Van rear shock to it.

    The Fox DHX won't fit because the piggyback canister hits the downtube on full compression and this was one of the changes made to the 2005 frames. However, the Van has a shorter canister.

    Teresa thinks it should be OK, but has anyone actually fitted a Van to a 2004 model frame and so can confirm this either way?

    Many thanks for your help.

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    Yes, Leon's 04 X5 has one fitted to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milo Tweenie
    The Fox DHX won't fit because the piggyback canister hits the downtube on full compression and this was one of the changes made to the 2005 frames. However, the Van has a shorter canister.
    You can remove the blue boost knob after you have it adjusted via the 3 tiny allen screws, and replace the stupid long valve cap with a shorter/normal one and your DHX will clear your downtube on bottom out. That said a Vanilla will fit just fine too.

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    DHX fits fine on a 19" 2004 X-5 Would imagine that the 17" would be a little tighter, but removing the adj knob on the bottom of the piggy back should do the trick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajr
    Yes, Leon's 04 X5 has one fitted to it.
    Perfect, thanks Alan

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    The 2007 model fits just fine. Even on the small frame. (unlike the DHX Air)

    mines a 57mm stroke giving 6" of rear travel.

    here's the proof.



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