For those of you out there who own the 2005 AC, or anyone else capable of answering my questions, I have a few questions about the geometry and components of that bike, as I own one and want to do some upgrading.

1. What is the exact axle to crown of the stock Manitou Stance Blunt fork?
2. What rear shock size is recommended for the frame?
3. With regard to question 1, what difference would increasing/decreasing axle to crown by (say) 10-20mm make?

Thanks in advance