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Best place to find bushing for a FOX rear shock ? This would be for a 2005 Specialized Big Hit. Any help would be most appriciated.
 

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watermoccasin said:
http://mtb-tools.blogspot.com/

He usually has an ad on the classifieds here and other places. Much cheaper than bike shop prices and he sells a sweet little DU bushing press for installation/removal.
Yup, if you get the RWC needle bearings from the link I posted then you'll need the tools as well - 1/2" bushing press and RWC needle bearing pin. Works great!

Have FUN!

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Yup, if you get the RWC needle bearings from the link I posted then you'll need the tools as well - 1/2" bushing press and RWC needle bearing pin. Works great!

Have FUN!

G MAN
That seems like a lot of work for a replacement for a part that works great how it is. The friction bearing style of the bushing works well, and you dont have to replace them that often. I dont know about you, but they only charge me like $3-4 for bushings. To buy a $25 part and a tool doesn't have a good value to me.

To the OP, I would take your bike into your local shop. If you live far away just call them. Tell them what shock you have and what bike you have. You should be able to get the spacing and they can order them in.
 

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Depends on how much rotation the bushing sees. On a 4 bar like the Big Hit or on my DW link you'll get hella loading on the bushings and they wear out every other month. VPP or single pivot designs... not so much. Not to mention that it really improves small/fast bump sensitivity. To me it's worth every penny - you STILL need the bushing tool regardless; pressing them in with a socket and hammer is a joke and can mess up a shock! The install pin is just another $15.

Have FUN!

G MAN
 
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