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post #1 of 2 Old 10-29-2014, 06:19 PM Thread Starter
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DS450 Shocks Reworked By BNR

Hey folks. I'm hoping someone has done something similar to what I've done and can share their experience. I picked up a set of DS450 shocks (xmx, I believe). I threw them on my 700 and I IMMEDIATELY noticed a difference. Day and night. Next step - I sent all 4 shocks (stock rears and the DS450's) to BNR (formally GT Thunder) to re-valve and re-spring to my weight (170 lbs). Laz (rip) did my 250r shocks and that thing is BA, so I'm hoping for the same for my 700xx. I get the shocks back and install them and this is what I got:


For comparison, here's a stock shot:


Clearly, the front is WAYYYY too high. The A-arms are nearly maxed out as it sits there. And the springs are way too stiff. I know the DS450 shock is longer than the stock 700, but it didn't sit this high with the stock DS450 shocks. And it was way more plush.

The rear is sitting low, but that could be because the front is so jacked. But they also seem too stiff.

I spoke with Ryan at BNR and he was super nice and accommodating. Said I could send them back and he would rework them (no charge). In talking with him, he doesn't sound very familiar with this DS swap for our 700's. After describing to him my situation, he recommended cutting about 3/4" off the piston to shorten the overall length, and swap out the springs to softer ones. And shorten the springs.

My question to y'all: has anyone sent their shocks to GT Thunder/BNR? If so, what spring rates did they hook you up with? There's a sticker on my springs: 260 on the rears and 250 on the fronts. I'm pretty sure that's the spring rate. I'm trying to get an idea of what it should be for my weight. I'd like to avoid sending these shocks back and forth trying to dial them in.

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How did you like the ds450 shocks before you had the work done on them? I know you wrote day and night. But anything further to add of your overall impression? Or anyone else for that matter? As long as I'm not breaching board protocol.
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