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Old 10-10-2013, 08:00 AM
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I'll get pics of mine up this weekend.

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Old 10-12-2013, 12:57 PM
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Won't be able to ride until maybe next weekend. Sat on it and you can feel the difference in the way it sets. Front shocks are at pretty much at 0 preload.

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Old 10-12-2013, 01:34 PM
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Looks good. I welded mine the entire length and all the way around the splice pieces just to make sure it holds. It feels like you're on a low rider doesn't it Bad Moose!? I do notice a difference in the handling in turns and love it!
I guess I could weld up my spare link and put it up for sale, bearings include. Any one interested?

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I just feel a stitch weld would be stronger in this case. Yep, definitely feels like a low rider. Can't wait to try it out.

Did you have to tighten the spring up any? Almost feels like the rear is a little softer. Like I said I have not ridden it yet, just sat on it.

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Old 10-13-2013, 08:39 AM
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Yes I did. Remember it lowers rear by 3/4"-1". So you'll need to account for that with your preload(spring). I've always read and heard front should set 3/4"-1 1/2" higher for XC. Which is adjusted by changing your preload. Your "softness" adjustment should come from your compression setting not your spring. I think Rocket Ron said this mod allows for true full travel of the rear shock by changing the geometry of the link/shock as well as lowering the rear. That's a good thing!

Both Fox and Elka have very good info on their sites on setting up ride height and other adjustments. Fox having the best instructions. And most of their info relates to all shocks not just floats.
Somewhere on here somebody asked about doing both subframe and rod mods and I would think that would be WAY too low. The sub frame mod IMO only adjusts ergonomics while the rod mod changes the actual height of the rear frame. The rod mod lowers both the rider and the frame in turn lowering the true center of gravity. The subframe mod seems to only make the quad "think" you're smaller but doesn't change front to rear geometry and suspension travel. That's my thought anyway! lol

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K. When I test it, I'll be adjusting then, yippee. I prefer a softer feel anyways and barely bottomed out when I last rode it. It was set level before and it now has the rake that you are talking about for xc.

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Any setup whether it be XC, mx, or dunes should set a little higher in the front than the rear from I've always heard.

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Yep, went to the Fox site and googled the fox set up and found it. The boy and I just redid my quad for mx. I forgot it was set up for the dunes. Now it feels really low. LOL

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Moose, is that 33" with you on it?

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