I asked this on Friday, and the only opinion offered was a bit 'suck it and see'. Before I commit to buying a new shock, are there any other thoughts on replacing a Santa Cruz Superlight rear shock (200x50) with a 200x57mm Float RP2? The distance between the rear swing arm brace and the seat post is just over 60mm, so I think that the potential for swing arm hitting frame is unlikely.
However, has anyone done this and can say yeah or nay whether it will work before I press the BUY button.
(History... Current shock dead (and 12 years old). It's as cheap to buy a new 2012 RP2 as it is to service the old one!)