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I have a 700 lb spring sitting here from a 2003 vanilla R shock

I also have a DHX with a 600 lb spring. Looking at the 2003 coil it appears to be a different diameter. Is this true?

Will it fit onto the DHX without damage?
 

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Don't do it. Even if you were able to get it on the shock body, a lot of times springs flex a bit in one direction and it will destroy the shock body. I did this with a stratos spring and a vanilla rc. The spring fit on there no problem, but there wasn't enough clearance to account for the spring moving sideways a little bit. The DHX body is bigger than the vanilla's, and the spring is consequently larger. Do not use a vanilla spring on the DHX.
 

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Jayem said:
Don't do it. Even if you were able to get it on the shock body, a lot of times springs flex a bit in one direction and it will destroy the shock body. I did this with a stratos spring and a vanilla rc. The spring fit on there no problem, but there wasn't enough clearance to account for the spring moving sideways a little bit. The DHX body is bigger than the vanilla's, and the spring is consequently larger. Do not use a vanilla spring on the DHX.
OK that's what I thought. Thanks.

Do I have to order special springs? I looked online and could only find "Fox" springs and nohing DHX specific. Are all the newer ones DHX compatible?
 

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OK that's what I thought. Thanks.

Do I have to order special springs? I looked online and could only find "Fox" springs and nohing DHX specific. Are all the newer ones DHX compatible?
Best advice call Fox and order direct. In the end you'll end up paying the same, sometimes even less, than if you ordered online or from a shop. Plus you'll get the satisfaction of knowing you got what you needed without any hassles.
 

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Jayem is correct, the ID of the Vanilla spring is the exact same size as the DHX shock body. Your shock wouldnt work very well that way + shave the body down to make it lighter :cool:.
 

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