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    5th element set up

    hi all

    i have a 5th element coil i need to setup. unfortunately the 5th element manual is terrible.

    i weigh 80kg and use the shock on a bike for aggressive trail riding and a little DH. any tips?

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    Try tftuned.com, they have some good suggestions. I thought the manual was fine, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisFFTA
    hi all

    i have a 5th element coil i need to setup. unfortunately the 5th element manual is terrible.

    i weigh 80kg and use the shock on a bike for aggressive trail riding and a little DH. any tips?

    What about the manual couldn't you understand. Were you confused on terminology? The manual in my opinion was pretty easy to understand.

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    It'd also help to know what bike you're using it on and the specifics of your shock if you want tuning suggestions from someone with the same setup and riding style.
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    the manual is pretty broad in its recommendations based on rider weight... i have emailed tim flook for specific recommendations and he isnt the friendliest chap to deal with via email. i know he has been helpful in the past so maybe he is too busy.

    even tft acknowledge the manual is confusing (http://www.tftunedshox.com/progressive/setuppdfs.htm) and developed their own)... but again, somewhat generic.

    i ride aggressive trail/DH on a Bullit

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    Since it is a SC, did you try SC for recommendations? They have recommended settings on their website...
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    yes i have the SC guide and same thing...

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    Not sure what you mean, did you follow the settings and didn't like the results or do you not understand them? Did you really think tftuned is going to give you free advice other than what they provide on the website? Personally I'd set it up according to the SC recommendations and tweak from there, I don't think that anyone's recommendations are going to be spot on for you.
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    tftuned quick set up guide got will get you close in an easy to comprehend, step by step process.

    I went from "is this shock broken?" to "hey, this shock is pretty cool." in about 20 minutes.

    I also ride a bullit.

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