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I have a used 03 stinky on the way, and might want to pick up a new rear shock for it. Does anyone know the i2i and stroke for 03? Also, for the fork I was thinking a super T or a Lyric uturn. Will the super T rake it out too much (I saw it came stock with a 130mm dirt jumper)? Has anyone else used the lyric on this year and found the uturn really handy?

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Check out konaworld.com

hit the tech tab, located upper left corner of the web page
this will load the bike info, but only up to 2004.
i2i, shock stroke, along with other important details for
cross referencing/parts upgrade, are listed


Happy New Year.

~Rudster~
 

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Thanks for the reply. I had checked Konas website and saw the same as you, no 03 stats. I thought they changed travel from 03-04 (6 to 7 inches) but could be wrong.

With the fork question, I guess I should add that my main concern is the steering response. With the 170mm super T is it going to be a 65 or slacker head angle? Id like to stay closer to 66-67, dont want the stearing to be too slow as I really wont be hitting too many steep grades.

I'm really just looking to make this a fun bike I can beat up pretty good on some drops and stairs here at the local university.

Thanks again for the input
 

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I'd suggest you install the super T and ride. Your first ride out will
give you a good indication of which direction you'll be going....

or wait for another rider to chime in with more info....


post your ride when you finish.
 

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just fyi my 03 stinky came with a junior t on it just like most of the 03 stinkys ive seen so go for the super t.. also 7.875x2.0 for the rear shock.
 

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The rear shock size sounds right as that is the size of several frames. As for the super T... I think a 170mm is a bit much... might screw with the geometry a bit to much as a jump from 130 to 170 is pretty big. The rear travel should only be 5 inches or 140mm if I'm correct. In general you want to match the rear travel of a bike within 20mm if there is any difference. So I would look at getting a rockshox pike or a 32 talas if you want the travel adjust. You might also want to look at marzocchi 44's. But try to stay bellow 150 and don't go above 160mm of front wheel travel. As for the rear shock anything would be be good for a rear shock, I would go for maybe an old DHX coil or Van. It's rear up to you with the adjustments you want.
 

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If you really want to run a bigger fork and your worried about too much rake/slack?there is another option..
I personally think it would be ok just the way it is with the super T up front :).
If after you put the super T on, you think it's too raked, you could find a set of aftermarket Rocker plates (Dangerboy or BETD) that will bump your travel up to 6 or 7 inches of rear travel.
By doing this you also raise the Bottom Bracket height, which intern gives you less slack to compensate for the fork....higher BB too..
I ran a Monster T on my Stinky for years with no problems EVER..People will say the aftermarket plates ruin your shock ratio, but my Fox RC lasted ALONG TIME,it's still going to be honest,and never needed a rebuild..
I actually preferred more slack so after I installed the rocker plates, I decided to run a 24"
rear wheel to increase my slack :)
thats why I think it would be fine just the way it is with stock plates, but it would be more of a drop bike/freeride and less of an all mountain ride..I'm not sure what your looking for ?? If your more into pedalling the bigger fork will make it more difficult going up(not impossible just more difficult :) )

I used the Dangerboy 7" plates but I think they went out of business??
here is another company that made plates that may still have them ?
http://www.mountainbikecomponents.co.uk/items.asp?CategoryID=99&Name=Kona+Travel+Plates
 

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Its more about the forces that are now being put on the frame when you really crank up the travel like that, but it may hold up(stinky have been known as gluttons for punishment).
 
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