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Rear shock clearance

After installing my new shock i appear to have a clearance issue with the weld on the swingarm that is used to hold the bottom shock linkage (The weld to the left of the second coil up on the spring.)
Has anyone come across this before or can get a pic of their standard/aftermarket rear shock looking from above and below like these
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And from underneath showing how close the spring is to the weld and does indeed seem closer when viewed directly


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Pretty common...
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May sound like a pain but you might want to remove the shock and clean up the weld on the swinger a lil bit for better clearance.
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May sound like a pain but you might want to remove the shock and clean up the weld on the swinger a lil bit for better clearance.
Really? Does everyone fitting an aftermarket shock have the same problem or does it just depend on how much surplus weld there is on each swingarm made

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just depend on how much surplus weld there is on each swing arm made
Pretty much it exactly.....
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Why would it differ so much from a standard shock? Although I never checked how much clearance the standard shock had but surely it had more clearance than this one
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I would guess mostly because the aftermarket spring is a bigger diameter probably.
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Damn I thought this was like a big sale when I read the title!
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mine rubs.

if you use a kyle/mori link and extend the shock length it changes the angle that the shock sits in the pocket


i just left it, it's not really a big deal, it'll only rub at max extension where the shock isn't doing anything anyway
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I would guess mostly because the aftermarket spring is a bigger diameter probably.
Yes that's the conclusion I'm coming to as well, I will measure the standard spring diameter and this springs diameter and will post my results
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