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    Rear shock removal/install

    Hello All,

    I posted this in the shock forum but thought I might get more feedback on here.

    I purchased a Fox DPX2 to replace the current DPS on my 2016 Rocky Mountain Instinct 950.

    I thought it would be pretty easy to swap out but for the life of me I canít figure out how to remove the old one from the frame. I removed the bolt that attaches to the rear triangle and thought it would just slip/pop out. Is there a technique to this?

    Any help would be appreciated.

    tia
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    You'll need to remove the bolts that attach the seat stays to the swing link and drop the seat stays down off the swing link, then you'll be able to get the shock out.

    Rear shock removal-instinct-shock.jpg

    It's much the same process as used for servicing the Element in this video

    Rocky Mountain Element MSL Service Video | Rocky Mountain Bicycles
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    Thanks rockyuphill, that worked like a charm.

    I assume I torque the bolts the same as in the video too?

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    Here's the torque specs
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Rear shock removal-rmb-torque.jpg  

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    Ok, I finally got some time to install the dpx2 today and am having difficulties getting the "metal sleeves" into the shock mounting holes. I did not swap the white pieces as they were already installed.

    I was told by fox and my lbs that it would be a straight swap of hardware since the stock dock was also a fox (DPS).

    Does this mean they're wrong and I need new hardware or am I doing something incorrectly and there's some sort of technique?
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