Trek slash 2018 coil shock conversion

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Trek slash 2018 coil shock conversion
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Posted: Aug 14, 2019 at 10:14 Quote
jselwyn wrote:
I used a Bombee CR on my Slash with both a 400 and 450 spring. I'm 165 when riding and generally like the way 450 felt, but only had 20% sag. It felt good on the trail and didn't bottom hard, but felt like it rode too high. With the 400lb, I bottomed like crazy and the bike didn't feel any better than with thru shaft.

I've read others with similar weights, use 400 okay bit on dhx2 or cane creek where they've added a bit of HSC. 500 would be way high in my experience.

I have the bomber and 2 springs for sale if interested.

Why are you going away from the Bomber CR?

Posted: Aug 16, 2019 at 18:32 Quote
Fox offer the DHX2 in correct sizing for the slash for 2020.... 230x57.5....mine just arrived and now I'm just waiting for the Trek mounting hardware.

Posted: Aug 18, 2019 at 9:06 Quote
Do you by any chance know the part number for the mounting hardware.
I thought I had all the right stuff. Upper mount is perfect. The lower bolt won't fit thru the reducer on lower shock eyelet. And the spacers are not wide enough.
Cheers
Chickenlamb wrote:
The super deluxe coil does not need special hardware, just order the mounting hardware for a 2017 trek slash and you are good to go. One for a nomad will not fit because of the bearings for mounting. If you bunch the bearings out of the eyelet they are too big unless you make custom hardware.

Posted: Aug 22, 2019 at 13:05 Quote
FTW wrote:
Do you by any chance know the part number for the mounting hardware.
I thought I had all the right stuff. Upper mount is perfect. The lower bolt won't fit thru the reducer on lower shock eyelet. And the spacers are not wide enough.
Cheers

You'll need the following:

Trek p/n 540755 - mounting bolts x2 (my LBS provided same for top and bottom mounts)
Fox p/n 803-03-228 - mounting hardware (lower)
Fox p/n 803-03-231 - mounting hardware (upper)

You will also need to re-use the 5mm spacers for the lower mount that the original thru-shaft air shock used .... one each side. You won't need the original spacers for the top mount.

{UPDATE} Oops, just noticed you were asking about a RS shock. Leaving this here for Fox shock owners.

Posted: Sep 4, 2019 at 23:20 Quote
Chickenlamb wrote:
shaneoravsky wrote:
hey looking to get rid of the through shaft air spring that come on the bike and replace it with a fox dhx2. just winding if anyone else has done so and what was involved to make it work/fit?
cheers!

I just bought the 230x60 super coil deluxe with the remote lockout. You will need new hardware and spacers. Also you need to buy the one that is meant for the commencal meta. The santa cruz nomad version will not fit. Other than that there are no clearance issues and its a thousand times better.

Hi, I'm just about to do the same conversion but the commencal version is out of stock for some time. There is a version available listed as for a Cannondale Jekyl but am worried it won't fit, what the difference with the commencal version?

Thanks in advance

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