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what bike are you on. the 888 is going to make you rig alot slacker because it is 2 inches taller than the Jr. T with only an inch more travel.

The advantage with the Jr T is that you can replace the cartagres to make it a super T
 

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Jekyll_Jockey said:
what bike are you on. the 888 is going to make you rig alot slacker because it is 2 inches taller than the Jr. T with only an inch more travel.

The advantage with the Jr T is that you can replace the cartagres to make it a super T
dude the 888VF is a 170mm fork, the only differents are that the 888VF is burlier so is weighs more. BTW I have a '06 jr. T and I really like it. however the stock springs are way too soft for a rider over 120 lbs. at 105lbs it is perfect for me.
 

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dude the 888VF is a 170mm fork, the only differents are that the 888VF is burlier so is weighs more. BTW I have a '06 jr. T and I really like it. however the stock springs are way too soft for a rider over 120 lbs. at 105lbs it is perfect for me.
Dude, the 888VF come in both 200mm and 170mm sizes for 2005. The 170mm has an a to c length of 575mm while the 2006 Jr T (also with 170mm of travel) has an a to c length of 554.5. Now by use of simple math we can conclude that the 888 is 20.5mm taller than the Jr. T. Now 20.5mm is a little less than one inch. There for the 2005 888VF 170mm fork is about one inch taller than the 2006 Jr T.

Now the 2005 200mm 888VF has an a to c length of 605mm now that's 50.5mm taller than the 2006 Jr T. Now 50.5mm is just a little more than 2 inches.

So we can conclude that the 888s are taller than Jr T, even when they have the same of amount of travel. Now some bikes are designed to work with the taller 888s, like the VP Free for example. But if you are ridding a smaller bike or one with less travel like 7" or less I'd go with the Jr. T just for a better head tube angle.

Now other than the physical dimensions the forks are very similar in internals. Both have no adjustments and have very similar damping systems.
 

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Now other than the physical dimensions the forks are very similar in internals. Both have no adjustments and have very similar damping systems.
2006 Jr T. has external preload and rebound adjustments with SSV Damping w/32mm stanchions.

2005 888VF has internal preload adjustment with SSV Damping w/35mm stanchions.

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who gives a f*ck with all of the math and proving eachother wrong. point to be made...

888 is ALMOST 2" taller then Jr.T
888 has bigger stanctions at 35mm compared to Jr.T's 32mm
888 has internal preload adjustment with SSV while Jr.T has external preload and rebound

there.
 

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Lickqid said:
which one should I get, I just want something to get me into DH, something that won't require much maintenane etc. the jr T is $350 and the 888 is $430
spend just under 700 and get an 06 RC2X
 
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