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    Progressive bailed on us, where you can get springs for 5th Element?

    Anyone have resources for 5th Element springs? I've checked th' classifieds & ebay . I need a 8.5 x 2.5 425lb spring to replace my existing one.
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    standard size

    That is a pretty standard spring. You can get a fox or manitou spring that will work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by man w/ one hand
    Anyone have resources for 5th Element springs? I've checked th' classifieds & ebay . I need a 8.5 x 2.5 425lb spring to replace my existing one.
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    Manitou springs.

    Quote Originally Posted by samanderson4
    That is a pretty standard spring. You can get a fox or manitou spring that will work.

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    Fox springs are a tiny bit smaller ID. They'll go on a 5th E body and probably work, but Manitou springs are the exact match.

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    Progressive really bailed? I missed that. I recall when folks said they did, but then they didn't. Hrmm.

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    What happened to "we're gonna supply parts and service for 3 more years"? What a stand-up company.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TNC
    Fox springs are a tiny bit smaller ID. They'll go on a 5th E body and probably work, but Manitou springs are the exact match.
    Thanks TNC an' th' rest of youse guyz.
    TNC, do you know if the spring rates will be the same, i.e. 425lb Prog = 425lb Mant.??? We were wondering that at th' LBS yesterday.
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    Get a Manitou spring. They work perfectly.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Nagaredama
    Get a Manitou spring. They work perfectly.

    Thankz, Looks like I'm gonna hafta. Do the spring rates feel the same, (see my other reply)?
    I'm likin' th' black spring already.
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    Yup Manipoo springs are basically the same thing , but they go up to 750lbs if you need the big stuff !
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    Quote Originally Posted by man w/ one hand
    Do the spring rates feel the same
    spring rates are a standard thing. the spring rate is how much weight it takes to compress the spring one inch, off the bike.

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    My LBS got me a Progressive spring a month or so ago...ordered it from QBP or BTI I suspect.....

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    LBS gonna order a Manitou 450lb spring Mon. Thanks for th' help.
    Progressive's site doesn't have any info on mtnb shocks any more. I guess if I contacted them they might do some work on it or have a spring laying around.
    Marzocchi told my LBS for a ROCO shock you would have to get any spring other than stock from someone else. Zokie will not supply different springs for them, supwidat???
    Shock peepahs be all trippin'n'stuff.

    Thankz for th' help guys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by man w/ one hand
    Zokie will not supply different springs for them, supwidat???
    the roco just hit the market...they don't have extra springs (or other parts for that matter) laying around...they don't have back stock built up yet. but, like all things marzocchi, improvements and mods will be based on the same chassis, so eventually parts and upgrades will be available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evil4bc
    Yup Manipoo springs are basically the same thing , but they go up to 750lbs if you need the big stuff !

    Mine is a 700 lb/in

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