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  • z1ppy
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    Bushing are dependant on the shock eye-let size
    http://www.tftunedshox.com/info/mount_kits_bushings.aspx

    Not sure what you mean by spacers, but the mounting kit will normally out last several bushing replacements.

    My last bushings were a couple of quid from a local bearing supplier.

    Premier Icon bigjim
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    Alright buddy

    I bought one of these and very impressed

    magic tool and bush action

    Premier Icon bigjim
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    You can get plastic bushes too, but if your mounting hardware is worn they get eaten in a couple of rides. The mounting hardware should be fine though, you’ll soon find out anyway.

    I left my bushings too long before changing them and damaged the aluminium mounting hardware, so every new bush I put in lasted a couple of rides. Bought one of the TFTuned heavy duty jobbies and very impressed with that.

    Premier Icon whippersnapper
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    thanks Zippy – by spacers I mean the bits between the shock and the frame.

    eh up BigJim – yep, that very tool is on my shopping list. I’ll look into the heavy duty stuff which is in Zippy’s link. Trying to be prepared….one month to go 🙂

    Premier Icon bigjim
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    Aye not long, it’s the annual excuse to spend a fortune on the bike! Not quite sure I’m at alpine-climb-ready fitness yet though…

    For the new spacers from TFTuned you’ll need to know the width you need for the top and bottom mounts. For the yeti I had to go through the user manual and it turned out to be a custom size but I still received it next day. I only had to buy one for the lower mount as the mount to the frame moves very little and seems to be fine.

    I think TFT do a low friction kit too which is probably about the same as the new plastic low friction Fox ones.

    enfht
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    Mojo replaced my bushings, cant recall if they even charged for the fitting.

    Premier Icon whippersnapper
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    …had a little trip up Helvellyn this time last week for a spot of Alpine practice. It was hot hot hot…and steep and fun.

    Looks like I need M8 x 22, although the TFT site mention 3/8″ and SC in the same sentence and offer m8x22 and m8x22 3/8″ so looks like a phone call may be needed.

    Premier Icon Paceman
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    Whippersnapper,

    I think you need 12.7mm M8x22 for the rear shock on a SC Tallboy. The TFT Heavy Duty ones are good in my experience.

    Premier Icon whippersnapper
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    Are Fox bushings (and the spacers) dependent on the bike or are they a generic fit across all bikes?

    Before I spend £15 an end on the bushing kits I was wondering if there was a cheaper option (eBay etc). I need the tool and some come with bushings (metal rather than plastic) but no spacers.

    I know it’s the bushings – all pivot bolts checked and still a small amount of play. Although whilst I am at it I’ll probably get some spare and the tool for this too.

    All new to me this with it being my first full-susser so any help greatly appreciated. Ta.

    Premier Icon whippersnapper
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    Thanks. Ordered.

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