Originally Posted by weaponx
Can someone please explain to me the eason for putting the larger rear shock bodies in the front. By doing this doesnt it decrease the amount of uptravel due to the longer body? I am just curious, and the reasoning behind it. Thanks
Yes it does decrease the uptravel BUT the uptravel with the rear shocks up front makes it the perfect amount.
The original front shocks have a body and shaft combo that is too short (mainly the body), this creates too much uptravel due to the short body. This in turn means that the down travel is less. This creates the front end to be too locked in to the track causing the rear end to break out.
Running the rear shocks on the front will give you a little more down travel. More importantly at full down travel the shock piston does not bottom out on the shock body. When you push down on the front shocks it feels the same all the way through the shock motion, this is due to the piston being in the middle of the shock body while at ride height.
When running the original front shocks the shock feels like it gets harder while pressing down on the front end. Changing to the rear shocks on the front will elminate this, thus giving a looser (less locked in) feeling on the track.
Sorry for the blurb, i hope you all understand what i am trying to say. If you dont, once again just trust me on this one it works.