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hi all ive managed to finally get the dhx coil fitted to my enduro after sourcing the correct top hat bushes for it to fit.

anyway im a bit concerned about how much travel i can use without getting on the bike and just by pushing down on the seat.

it has a 650 spring fitted which is way above what is recommended according to th tftuned spring calc.

how much preload can you put on the spring by winding down the top nut thing.??

fox manual says anymore than 2 turns or something?

not rode it yet but just concerned its going to sit well into its travel?
 

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You shouldn't need more than two turns of preload on the spring. If you do, you need a heavier spring. Try playing with the compression and rebound settings, the coil spring is a much different feel to air shocks.
 

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hi there thanks for the replies!!

can you try and explain to me how they feel different compared to an air shock as this is my first coil shock so im keen to learn.

the coil shock is a fox dhx5 coil which has been pushed and came off another enduro the same as mine.

my enduro is a 2006 enduro pro.

cheers

steve
 

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How much do you weigh? I think most people are running around a 350/400 to 500 lb range spring. Make sure you have at least 75 psi in your boost chamber as well. Check out the Fox website for the info you need.
 

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renton said:
hi there thanks for the replies!!

can you try and explain to me how they feel different compared to an air shock as this is my first coil shock so im keen to learn.

the coil shock is a fox dhx5 coil which has been pushed and came off another enduro the same as mine.

my enduro is a 2006 enduro pro.

cheers

steve
Depending on the tune from push, you shock could have VERY different compression characteristics compared to the DHXA (?) that you took off. I found a stock Vanilla to feel much more active-bottoming excessively at first and needing 50 lbs more spring rate than recommended. Now with 4 clicks of compression for regular riding and 6 clicks for lift-access, I am in heaven.

So if your push tune is "DH" (pretty sure they offer various levels of tune for DHX), you may have a bike that feels a lot bouncier, but may still work OK with the right spring. Do you get roughly 25-30% sag? If so, I'd say go ride and play with compression and see how it goes. If the sag isn't right, get the right spring, do not use compression adjustment as a crutch and do not use excessive preload on a spring that is too light.
 
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