Witch spring fits a fox DHX 4.0 2010

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Posted: Oct 12, 2011 at 13:15 Quote
Okay I solved the problem. Sended the spring back to shop and ask for a refund. The original question was if the spring 300x2.5 fit a shock 222mm with 60mm stroke. The answer is obviously no. Thanks

Posted: Oct 12, 2011 at 13:19 Quote
that's because your shock is 2,75". Facepalm


2.8 is the MAXIMUM travel the spring can compress before it binds, ONLY FOX use this weird sizing, ALL other manufacturers labels it as a 2,75" spring.

a 2,5" spring is made for a 8,5" (215 mm) eye to eye shock, not a 222 mm one.

Posted: Oct 12, 2011 at 13:51 Quote
staike wrote:
that's because your shock is 2,75". Facepalm


2.8 is the MAXIMUM travel the spring can compress before it binds, ONLY FOX use this weird sizing, ALL other manufacturers labels it as a 2,75" spring.

a 2,5" spring is made for a 8,5" (215 mm) eye to eye shock, not a 222 mm one.

Thanks, that was the answers I was looking for in the beginning of the post Wink

Posted: Dec 14, 2011 at 21:46 Quote
Saap Yaal!

Hopefully I can get some good advice here @PB!

Rig: 2008 Ironhorse 7.3 DH its all Stock

Current Rear Shock/Spring: 5th Element shock w/ manitau 350x2.75 spring(will this spring fit ok on a 2008 Fox 4.0 DHX?)

Problem 1: it feels like my spring rate is way too soft for my weight, its too plush, Im 5' 8" 240 and want to upgrade to a stiffer spring so i bought a manitau spring @500x2.80 will this spring fit fine w/ 2008 FOX 4.0 DHX and or 5th element shocks?

Problem 2: Just picked up a 2008 FOX 4.0 DHX(it came w/ fox spring 300x3.24 will swap this out for the manitau 500x2.80 -------> will everything fit flush? any issues w eyelet bearings screws? 2.75 to 2.80ok?

Posted: Dec 15, 2011 at 6:54 Quote
2,8 = 2,75 in Fox language.

Posted: Dec 15, 2011 at 10:37 Quote
staike wrote:
2,8 = 2,75 in Fox language.
So the 2008 Fox 4.0 dhx(came orig. W 300x3.24 spring) won't fit w my original shocks which is 5th element 350x2.75? Even if I use a 500x2.80 or 350x2.75 springs?

Posted: Dec 15, 2011 at 10:42 Quote
Yes it will fit.

Posted: Dec 15, 2011 at 10:52 Quote
Yes the spring will fit. As long as the free length of the spring is short enough.

Posted: Dec 15, 2011 at 10:55 Quote
staike wrote:
2,8 = 2,75 in Fox language.
So the 2008 Fox 4.0 dhx(came orig. W 300x3.24 spring) won't fit w my original shocks which is 5th element 350x2.75? Even if I use a 500x2.80 or 350x2.75 springs?

Posted: Dec 15, 2011 at 10:55 Quote
staike wrote:
2,8 = 2,75 in Fox language.
So the 2008 Fox 4.0 dhx(came orig. W 300x3.24 spring) won't fit w my original shocks which is 5th element 350x2.75? Even if I use a 500x2.80 or 350x2.75 springs?

Posted: Dec 15, 2011 at 16:17 Quote
My 5th element rear coil shock has 350x2.75 e2e.is 8.75"
Just got hooked up w fox 4.0 dhx e2e is 9.0"
Will the .25" difference will I have fitment issues?

Posted: Dec 15, 2011 at 18:50 Quote
changing shocks? that wont work... changing coils will...

Posted: Dec 15, 2011 at 22:51 Quote
Depending on the frame, it might fit, but it will f*ck up the geometry of your whole bike.

Posted: Dec 15, 2011 at 23:23 Quote
So i tried switching to fox from the 5th element rear shocks today n the last screw got stripped so I put everything back n will take it to a shop for labor work, any suggestions bout the stripped screw? And I measured e2e both shocks seems to b exact measurements??? I

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