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    Uneven Stanchions

    Hey everyone, I've got a quick question. I was reinstalling the fork after getting a new crown, and no matter what i tried, the tops of the stanchions are uneven by about 3/4 of an inch. Anyone know what to do? Should i just tighten everything up and then make tiny adjustments?
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    Use the spring side as the guide to line the other stanchion up.
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    What forks are they? Any pictures? (I'm assuming they are DC's)

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    All double crown forks are this way as I remeber, last time i changed the oil on mine. Before sliding them into the crowns, check for any binding or weird noises. I'm assuming the dampening side is the side that is longer???

    Just mount them and where ever the spring side ends, clamp that side and then bring the dampening side down to meet. Its just the way forks are made its no big deal.

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    Cool! Thanks alot. I just watne to make sure that by lining the damping side up with the spring side, it wouldn't cause the damping side to be damaged when bottoming out, since the spring side has the bottom out stopper thing.
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    As DHGnaR said, line them up with your spring side. Some of the newer Air forks have a dummy side (Meaning practically no internals) so that could be the reason why one side might be slumping and the other not.
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