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Old 11-27-2015, 11:52 PM   #1
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Default Shocks for GCM tower

Hi all,

I am installing the GCM Shock towers and will be getting the Irie bell crank.

I am wondering what are my options for shocks with this new set up? What length am I looking for? What's best and what do you all use?

Any help is appreciated.

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Old 11-28-2015, 08:01 AM   #2
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Hi all,

I am installing the GCM Shock towers and will be getting the Irie bell crank.

I am wondering what are my options for shocks with this new set up? What length am I looking for? What's best and what do you all use?

Any help is appreciated.

Cheers


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You need shocks that are 80mm uncompressed and 60 compressed. Axial has some that fit the bill, but I used g-made aeration shocks and used 5mm of fuel tubing to prevent them from reaching full extension and causing the dog bones to pop out. If you use the g-made shocks, DO NOT use the red bump stop as it will limit travel far too much. Additionally, if using G made, order the super soft springs if you will not have a front mounted battery and use 15 weight oil or use the 3 hole Pistons and 20 weight. The TH is so light up front you need a light suspension to make it work properly.
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Old 12-09-2015, 11:55 AM   #3
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Additionally, if using G made, order the super soft springs if you will not have a front mounted battery and use 15 weight oil or use the 3 hole Pistons and 20 weight. The TH is so light up front you need a light suspension to make it work properly.
Hi MeanTT,

Any advice on the springs & oil if I am using a battery up front?

TIA,
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Old 12-09-2015, 11:57 AM   #4
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Nope. My battery is in back so I can't help. I would say you probably shouldn't use the super soft springs since you will have more weight. Best of luck!!!
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Old 12-10-2015, 06:46 PM   #5
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G-Made XD's
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Old 12-19-2015, 09:04 PM   #6
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G-Made XD's

Do I want the Gmade 85mm XD Aeration or 85mm XD Diaphragm??


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Old 12-20-2015, 02:53 AM   #7
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I run diaphragm. Great shocks. Suppose the aeration is pretty much the same but with air mixed with the oil.


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G-Made XD's
love G-made XD's-the aeration shocks look awesome on my TH and no fiddling about with spacers to limit the travel.
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