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    New question here. Highline Quick Question

    Can you run a X9 front derailleur in the 8" travel mode? It looks like the swing arm might hit with the longer shock.

    Any have any issues?

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    So nobody runs a highline with a 8.75 x 2.75 shock and a front derailleur?
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    I don't.
    But there are a few threads on fitting a FDer on the Highline.
    I'm thinking that the endpoint on an 8.75x2.75 is the same as an 8.5x2.5 which is 6". So the Fder should not be affected by a change in shocks. It will lower you chaninstay and raise your BB though and steepen your HTA though.

    So basically if ppl are running an X9 on the shorter shock you should be able to run it on the longer one as well.

    But search out the HL Fder threads, it can be tricky from one model-year Fder to another even if it's the same actual model.
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    X.9 working without issue on my 8.5x2.5 shocked HL.

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    I'm running an x9 and have tried both 8.5 and 8.75" shocks.
    There is a potential issue with the x9, 8.75" shock, and large bashguards. I have a 40t e13 supercharger with the x9 set 2mm from the edge, and I did dremel down the x9 just a bit to keep it from scraping the back of the swing link. It was an easy mod. I can take a picture if you need, but it's pretty obvious where & how much to remove when you do the install.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FM
    I'm running an x9 and have tried both 8.5 and 8.75" shocks.
    There is a potential issue with the x9, 8.75" shock, and large bashguards. I have a 40t e13 supercharger with the x9 set 2mm from the edge, and I did dremel down the x9 just a bit to keep it from scraping the back of the swing link. It was an easy mod. I can take a picture if you need, but it's pretty obvious where & how much to remove when you do the install.

    if you dont mind, can you post a few pics? Thanks so much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Snakebite
    if you dont mind, can you post a few pics? Thanks so much.
    Here ya go... I honestly forget if the supercharger is a 36t or a 40t. Pretty sure it's a 36. As you can see, I just ground 2mm+/- diagonally off the edge of the upper pivot. Running a 8.5" shock in these pics..
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    Awesome, thanks for the info. After i get mine put together, ill show you how it went.
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