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    backup shock

    so i may need to send my fox in for repair soon

    cheap backup shock?

    swinger 4way coil...i can get one off ebay for like 80 bucks and it would work as a backup for a week or two during the turnaround time......

    any other suggestions/spam?

    8.5x2.5 for a santa cruz bullit

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    Quote Originally Posted by CdaleProph6
    so i may need to send my fox in for repair soon

    cheap backup shock?

    swinger 4way coil...i can get one off ebay for like 80 bucks and it would work as a backup for a week or two during the turnaround time......

    any other suggestions/spam?

    8.5x2.5 for a santa cruz bullit
    You may be able to pick up a 5th element cheaper and they're pretty close to being the same shock as the swinger. Van R is a solid, no frills replacement too.

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    send the fox (dhxc?) to push and have it done right. fox cant/wont get rid of the spike. then buy a used vanilla rc for about the same as a poopy swinger, then have it pushed after ya decide ya like it more.

    fox turnaround in 2 weeks? ya must live next door.
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    i was told fox matches your shipping. and there is not a spike...its a clicking during the first part of the stroke....its practically a brand new shock and im thinking that it could be a warranty thing as ive only had it for a few months and havent done that much riding on it...considering the weather..other than a few trips to the Fredrick Watershed and 2 or 3 weekends at The Land

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    they do but bench time can be a week or more at best and overnight shipping is rediculous. $50 - $100 on average from the states. sounds like warranty work to me but thats not gonna make it the shock ya really want. the dhxc, if thats what ya have, is famous for its spike. ever feel like it stops ya dead when ya hit a square edged bump at slow to med speed tech? if not, yer the only 1. i noticed it inside of 5 min. not fun. took it off and ran a ava instead cuz i couldnt afford a push job at the time. well that frame and shock is long gone so now that i have another for the dhr, its off to push next week.
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    Buy a Fox Float R off ebay for 100 or so bucks.
    Screw manipoo.

    Then you can use it for more AM rides too!
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    ....i got my prophet with DHX5A for the AM stuff.....and 30 bucks is huge considering im a college kid...out of work at the moment....trying to ride

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    Quote Originally Posted by cactuscorn
    send the fox (dhxc?) to push and have it done right. fox cant/wont get rid of the spike. then buy a used vanilla rc for about the same as a poopy swinger, then have it pushed after ya decide ya like it more.

    fox turnaround in 2 weeks? ya must live next door.
    send it to push.......I wish I did that with mine
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    Im a college kid too, know how it goes.

    If 30 bucks is huge then dont waste your money and dont ride for a week or two....
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    dont get the chance to ride that often...ill look into the van R tho since it would be nicer....know anyone who has a 8.5x2.5 one?

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    What kind of click? Check your bushings. Could be a little bit of play due to wear. Could save you lots of down time, and only cost a few bucks to fix.
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    its barely 4 months old though with less than 20 rides on it...a handful of bighit stuff and 5 days of shuttle riding....nothing extreme but ill take it off and check the bushings

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    Quote Originally Posted by CdaleProph6
    .... 30 bucks is huge considering im a college kid...out of work at the moment....
    what happened to that massive tax return?
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    100 went towards the bike......i still owe a bunch on it and im probably gonna end up buying a shitty backup shock with the rest


    and seeing as i dont make alot of money it wasnt a huge tax return just enough to make me happy
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    thats right. i forgot ya owed.

    heres what yer lookin for if-in ya only had the funds.
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    one other tidbit of information


    the LSC has no clicking sound associated with it
    its only HSC that makes it click...with or without a spring on it

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