- Rear Shock Bushing q: 8mm or M8 + length confusion
Bought a bargain Fox Float in the Mojo sale and now looking for some mounts for a Salsa Bucksaw.
Measured the existing shock mount hardware (Rock Shox Monarch) and it comes out as 8mm internal on both with the front having a 22mm width and the rear 38mm.
Looking at the Mojo site they list kits for both M8 and 8mm. I think I want the M8 as it’s an alloy sleeve and the 8mm is steel but is that right?
Also, they don’t list the same sizes;
So do I need a 37.69 or 38.61 and 21.84 or 22.2?
TFTuned seem to list exact lengths on their site which makes it even more confusing…
The shock comes with the plastic sleeves fitted in the eyes and I’d rather not remove those – will the TFTuned kit work with those or only their own ones?Posted 6 months agovmgscotSubscriber
By ‘plastic sleeves fitted’ it sounds like you probably already have polymer eyelet bushes fitted in the shock. Those two hardware kits you point to replace those polymer bushes with low-friction bushes, as well as provide the spacers you need.
If you want to use the polymer bushes then you need ‘top hat’ spacers to fit your dimensions. That’s all assuming I understand what you have already correctly.
I’ve used the TF Tuned kits and they have lasted well for me but it would mean extracting the existing polymer bushes (not difficult if you have access to the tool – I got a cheap one off ebay a while back).Posted 6 months ago
yes, I’ve got the yellow plastic bits fitted.
The ‘axle’ bit from the RS shock fits but the spacers that go on the axle between the eyelet and the frame are to long (the RS shock’s eylet bush is flush with the outsode of the hole so the spacers are too wide for use with the Fox shock).
I assumed I had to buy the whole kit – where can I just by the washers/spacers to go on the ‘axle’ I already have for those lengths?
I’ve got the yellow bits in this pic, the bit that goes through the eye as an axle but not the spacers on the outside of the yellow.
Posted 6 months agovmgscotSubscriber
Yellow plastic bits – sounds like you already have the low friction bushes fitted rather than the polymer type I was thinking. I’d just order the TF full kit as those yellow bits will come out easy enough (no special tool needed).
or… if the existing mount kit works then you could pop a couple of standard polymer ‘flush’ bushes into the new fox shock … like these?Posted 6 months ago
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