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Just got a Fox DPS to replace a Rockshox Monarch. Are the eyelets the same size, or do I need to get specific bushings for the new shock? Probably a dumb question, but have never removed a rear shock.
 

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Depending on what hardware you have you may want to swap over to the Fox polymer IGUS bushings as they are a bit easier to swap from one shock to the next in my experience.

The metal type bushings can be pressed out via various methods and the variable there is your patience and the tools you have on hand.

That assumes that your Fox shock doesn't have bushings in it already.

Example of metal bushings:

Metal Rectangle Circle Paper product Cylinder


This style (above) takes your hardware from your frame and goes inside the bushing (will look like items 2 and 4 below basically).

Fox polymer style:

Serveware Dishware Material property Metal Plastic


1 - replaces metal bushings
2 - goes inside of 1
3 - goes in the outer lip of 1 and over the end of 2
4 - goes on last to 2

Might be too much info, sorry about that. Didn't want to get a half-assed or quarter-assed answer.
 

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Depending on what hardware you have you may want to swap over to the Fox polymer IGUS bushings as they are a bit easier to swap from one shock to the next in my experience.

The metal type bushings can be pressed out via various methods and the variable there is your patience and the tools you have on hand.

That assumes that your Fox shock doesn't have bushings in it already.

Example of metal bushings:

View attachment 1248508

This style (above) takes your hardware from your frame and goes inside the bushing (will look like items 2 and 4 below basically).

Fox polymer style:

View attachment 1248507

1 - replaces metal bushings
2 - goes inside of 1
3 - goes in the outer lip of 1 and over the end of 2
4 - goes on last to 2

Might be too much info, sorry about that. Didn't want to get a half-assed or quarter-assed answer.
The #4 didn't fit on the upper end because the RS had a built in bronze bushing instead of #1 (but #1 came with the Fox) and there was no #3, leaves about 1 mm of play side to side. May find something to fill that in later, but don't think it will be an issue on the stationary end. Overall, pretty easy to swap out. That was a perfect guide. Thanks!
 
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