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I recently installed in my 2006 Stumpjumper a new shock 2016 Fox Float DPS.

In the lower eyelet I used a needle bearing that has a hollow pin with 8mm inner diameter, and then a M8 bolt through it to the bike FSR Linkage.

But the M8 is really 7.85mm, so there is a play of 0.15mm between the hollow pin and the bolt and If I raise the bike rear I can feel this play

Is there a way to avoid this play or is there other type of bolt that is closer to 8mm and will eliminate this play?
 

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You are supposed to torque the bolt down so tight that the hollow pin is fixed and does not move. Play between bolt and hollow pin does not matter. If you torqued the bolt according to spec and there is still play then you might have wrong hardware. E.g. 21.85mm kit instead of 22.2mm kit.
 

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Please check out a detailed answer to your question starting with this post: Real World Cycling shock needle bearing kit IS AWESOME - Page 4- Mtbr.com

There are more diagrams that follow in the same thread. Let me know if you have questions after checking it out. BTW, Arnea is spot on. The link and subsequent posts will just give you some follow-up measures.
 
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