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my friend has a 2004 f6 and we just installed fox floats on it. He weighs 140 pounds...how much psi should we put in the front shocks? thanks
 

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I can check the manual I have for mine but from what I remember it says to start @ 50psi and +/- 5psi per 10 pounds of rider weight, starting @ 190lbs.
 

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I keep 75 psi in mine, but I also weigh 225 lbs. If he rides hard, then go with 50, otherwise use 30-40 psi
 

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30 is plenty for someone his size.. I use 30 - 50 and I'm 250 plus gear.. I find anything over 60 the front end can feel like a pogo stick.. :imo:
 

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well, i weigh 60kg and i have 45pnd in my shocks! never bottomed out.. only close couple of times.. rear shocks is a diffrent story.. bottoms all the time
 

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for those that have snopros and bottom the rear out, what the hell are you doing? I have standard shocks and have taken some pretty hard landings from quite a way up and have never bottomed the rear out.
 

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I'm 180 without gear, and ride really hard and I use 65-70lbs in the floats.
 

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Originally posted by GF7PE@Sep 29 2005, 06:07 PM
for those that have snopros and bottom the rear out, what the hell are you doing?  I have standard shocks and have taken some pretty hard landings from quite a way up and have never bottomed the rear out.
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Thats what I'm thinking. I'm kinda big compared to a few of these guys, but WTF, I never bottomed out. Thats the whole reason why I went Sno Pro, so I wouldn't hit hard when I jump her.
 

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I am about 175 lbs and i haven't bottomed my stock rear shocks.

I put a X-link in the rear and am currently running 100 lbs in the floats.
 

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Originally posted by GF7PE@Sep 29 2005, 06:07 PM
for those that have snopros and bottom the rear out, what the hell are you doing?  I have standard shocks and have taken some pretty hard landings from quite a way up and have never bottomed the rear out.
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about the rear shocks.... I find the valving slightly harsh on the rear shocks but not actually very stiff once you push the sled a bit harder. I seem to bottom the center shock ALOT on the bigger hits, but it just doesnt seem to move at all on the smaller and medium hits?????? I may change valving on the center shock this season. also I find that the entire rear suspension is not matched to the front very well( front is plush), if you leave the coupler blocks in, the rear seems to kick really bad, but without the blocks it is much smoother. jmo
 

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Shocks came with 55 . I jumped them to 65 and after a few rides. ran them down to 55-50 and been happy there.

Just got to start somewhere. change teh psi and reride and do it again and again and again till your happy.
 

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Originally posted by GF7PE@Sep 29 2005, 06:07 PM
for those that have snopros and bottom the rear out, what the hell are you doing?  I have standard shocks and have taken some pretty hard landings from quite a way up and have never bottomed the rear out.
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bottom out you say? hows this for bottoming out. of course i way +250 plus. i was murder on my old standard.
ovaled out the shock top
broke numerous wheels and mounting blocks
broke a torsion spring
wore all the bushings out
blew the shocks out
cracked the rails
broke the chaincase chain

im much happier on my sp.
 
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