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polaris indy 500 front fox shock?

Just a stupid question regarding a set of used fox shocks i got off ebay..
got them cheap 40 bucks including shipping... they are in great shape and will be getting a rebuild over the summer.
Question is they came off a 97 XCR and will be going on a 99 indy 500 L/C..
shock length is the same but the shocks came with the purple springs off the XCR.. they are noticeable longer...
should i use my original blue shorter ones or paint the purple ones and go with them..
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I'd use the longer ones, they are a progressive rate spring where the originals are flat rate springs.

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i was thinking i was going use them for a better ride in the rough NH trails.. Anybody have luck painting the springs or would a cover be easier..
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Just use a flexible paint and prep them well or it will peal off quickly.

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Ive heard even flexible paint doesnt stay long. Try to have them powdercoated! It shouldnt cost much for 2 springs...

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I've been using normal farm and fleet paint for 10 plus years and never had it peel off. Just wire wheel them or sand blast and use self etching primer


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Also if the springs are longer that means you have to compress them more to fit on your shock and they will be more compressed which will cause I rough as* ride. Can you swap shock collars over?


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I think i can.. shock collars look to be the same because they came off a Polaris.. plenty of thread on the fox shocks to adjust..
I think your right.. may be a little on the rough side.. I think ill use the old shorter springs..
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Post a pic of both shocks next to each other if you can and the collars.


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thanks freak....
will try to.. old ones still on sled and didnt plan on working on it for a few months... unfortunately season over for me.. sucks.....
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ok getting the itch to start wrenching on the sled again... quick question... I've look up the part numbers for both the 97 XCR X10 and my 99 indy 500 lc shocks.. from what I can tell they off by very little... looks like 1/4 inch on the expansion stroke and 1/2 inch on the compression stroke... still think it will work? seems like that's very minimal to me...
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my shocks are 11 1/2 and 16 the fox part says for the XCR 10 1/2 by 15 3/4..
eye is at 10mm..
you think that's close enough...
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Too great of a difference.

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awh crap....
thanks RJ...looks like ill be hunting down some new stock ones... newborn at home..wifie will kill me if I throw lots-o-cash at it...
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