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fork oil 5w vs 7.5w - big difference?

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how does the heavier weight oil affect the ride? the mechanicals?.....manual for the fork states to use 5w only. Will changing to 7.5w ruin anything? and will the heavier oil help prevent bottoming and rebound adjustment ranges?

Thanks again...
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I use 7 wt in my jr T which called for 5 wt. As far as I know, it'll slow down the compression, but it won't prevent bottoming out. If you're bottoming out, get stiffer springs. I don't think that heavier than recommended oil should ruin anything.
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