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anyone ever put anything but a Fox shock on their 2008+ 575? just curious because i have a Manitou Swinger 3way and 4way i could use as a replacement/spare but don't know what reducers to get since I'm told the lowers are specially made for the Fox/575 setup. Any input would be great.

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I don't think the lower eyelet is specifically made for the 575, as far as I know, It is a shock with a 2.25 stroke, but limited to only use 2 inches of it so the shock body does not contact the linkage. At least when I bottom out my shock with no air in it, it stops about a quarter inch from the end. The other day I was at my local shop and saw a 575 with a Fox coil on it, but I didn't get a good look at it.

Try it and let us know what happens. Good Luck.
 

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A 575 with coil is usually not recommended due to the falling spring rate facilitated by the dogbone. This is to compensate for the progressive spring in a normal air can air shock (RP23). A linear coil spring would in theory bottom out pretty easy, as the resistance for the wheel will decrease as the bike goes into the travel.
 

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Yeah, I wouldn't personally put a coil on my 575. I have a pushed 2010 RP23 with the big hit kit and it is PERFECT!

But I did see one a few weeks back, but I didn't get a chance to talk to the guy about it, wish I could have.
 

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Just to clarify: The shock on the 575 is a standard of the shelf shock (when it comes to physical dimensions). I myself got a new shock from TFTuned in UK with push modification, and it fit perfectly as a replacement for my unsuitable DHX Air. Now I have all the best treats when it comes to controlled rebound, compression and especially mid-stroke.

An alternative is the highly appraised RS Monarch 4.2, which is a competitive alternative to an RP23.

The only thing you need to have is a 200mm eye to eye, 50mm stroke shock, with reducers to 8mm ID, with 22mm with total for the frame mount and almost nothing more than the bushing with (on the RP23) on the dogbone part.
 

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Ok, so why is the stroke on my RP23 2.25" ? I know it only uses 2" of it, is that extra quarter of an inch just extra? Are all shocks like that ?(I didn't think that was the case if it is....)
 

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Ok, so why is the stroke on my RP23 2.25" ? I know it only uses 2" of it, is that extra quarter of an inch just extra? Are all shocks like that ?(I didn't think that was the case if it is....)
The 7.875 x 2" and 2.25" stroke Fox Float shocks share most parts. The travel is limited internally in the 2", but it cannot be changed without a complete disassembly (including nitro charge), so it can usually be done only by the service centers.
 

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so i guess if i get the right width spacers to fit my Manitou shock i'm all set. of course i can't find 15mm for the lower so i have to buy 15.8mm and machine it down. i was told by Yeti tech that the 15mm was specially made for them.

the whole reason behind this is i'm sending the 2010 RP23 to Push and i want to still ride the 575, right out of the box i never felt there was any diference in full open or pp1, pp2 or pp3 - just pure squish. also recently i've been getting gobbs of oil out of the schader valve when i'd adjust pressure...oh and my rebound knob is near impossible to turn.
 
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