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Rear shock swap.

I have read through quite a few post but i have not found the answer. I would like to know if there is a rear shock swap like there is for the front with the ds450 shock. I know you can rebuild it. I just wanted to see what all the options are before I go that route. If there is what has to be done and how did you like it?
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maybe an polaris outlaw irs rear,they are fox shocks i believe but they would prolly need modded. but i dont know this is just an idea!


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I saw a video on youtube where a guy put outlaw shocks on his 700xx. Never did say what he had to do to modify them, though.

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HI,i have done a fair bit of homework on this subject. The polaris just about bolt on a trx rear with a little bit of filing .However,as the springs are about half the poundage of the trx700 this would mean the dampening would not be suitable.I had to make spacers to mount the trx springs.Also,the polaris shocks have a PLASTIC nut/adjuster to retain the spring,not the best for a heavy trx spring.And they are only polaris parts,after all. 2005 + cr250 shocks are very close in poundage and dampening.
I had my rear shocks re-valved etc and they are a vast improvement.(cost about AUD300) I am looking at sourcing some new shocks from a new company to my specs but not till later in the year. hope this helps. mervex in oz
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Thank you. I didn't think there was much
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HI,i have done a fair bit of homework on this subject. The polaris just about bolt on a trx rear with a little bit of filing .However,as the springs are about half the poundage of the trx700 this would mean the dampening would not be suitable.I had to make spacers to mount the trx springs.Also,the polaris shocks have a PLASTIC nut/adjuster to retain the spring,not the best for a heavy trx spring.And they are only polaris parts,after all. 2005 + cr250 shocks are very close in poundage and dampening.
I had my rear shocks re-valved etc and they are a vast improvement.(cost about AUD300) I am looking at sourcing some new shocks from a new company to my specs but not till later in the year. hope this helps. mervex in oz
Who did your shocks Mervex ? If you end up with new rears I'd be interested in your revalved ones, did it cure the rear end "kick" ?
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HI Priesty,http://www.allsuspension.com/ this is the company I used in Brisbane.Steve has been doing this for a long time.Mine were the first set he has done and they are great. It corners better and all.And I have the oem sway bay.I think it cost about $300 bucks but that is is new seal heads,oil, re-valve etc. I am working with a new company to sort out some shocks for the trx700xx front and rear.Rebound/compression adjustment and preload and the right length.It may be done later in the year.I am doing this coz I like doing development stuff.Also,there may be a big market??? In the mean time,the shocks steve did for are working well.as he increased the rebound a bit.
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Do you have stock springs on your shocks?
In my opinnion stock springs are too stiff, so softer springs might make rear better or what you guys think?

I read somewhere that GT Thunder makes dual rate spring kits for XX and i think i will go for that.
I have been looking for used rears, but those couple ones i have found has been little over my budget, so new springs and re-valving might be way to go.

All guys that have done that have been pleased to results so i think i will try it also.
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yeah if you live in the usa midwest or east coast GTthunder is the way to go! on revalve and respring the oem rears!


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Well, i live in North Europe, but i already contacted GT Thunder and they are willing to ship spring sets here if needed.

Re-valving is something i need to do in here but here are many specialists who can do that.

I am trying to find out is here company wich can make springs with desired specs with reasonable price.
If not, i will order springs from GT Thunder.
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