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I own a coil version of a Z3 and an air version of a Z3. When I take them apart for maintanence, it seems the only difference is really the top caps. The air with its schrader valves and the coil with a preload adjusters. Otherwise, the SSV dampers and all the other bits and pieces are identical.

So I've been running both forks with one leg coil and one leg air. I really like this set up better than just coil or just air. Mostly because it improves the air forks action and improves the coils adjustability.

This may be something that's already been discussed but am I OK to do this? It makes intuitive sense that it should be. Any input appreciated.

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Reek said:
I own a coil version of a Z3 and an air version of a Z3. When I take them apart for maintanence, it seems the only difference is really the top caps. The air with its schrader valves and the coil with a preload adjusters. Otherwise, the SSV dampers and all the other bits and pieces are identical.

So I've been running both forks with one leg coil and one leg air. I really like this set up better than just coil or just air. Mostly because it improves the air forks action and improves the coils adjustability.

This may be something that's already been discussed but am I OK to do this? It makes intuitive sense that it should be. Any input appreciated.

REEK
No problem having coil on one side only. Air-only is more progressive spring action than coil-only. So the combination will produce a little more light-braking dive than coil-only with the same sag and travel. The combination will reduce the naturally greater stiction of air-preloaded seals, the seals are more relaxed arond the sliders with coil suspension producing less stiction.

- ray
 
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