Shock spring for big guys

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  • gsa102

Posted January 19, 2011 - 06:24 PM


What do you bigger guys run for shock spring rates on your WRs? I weigh 230 without gear and the race tech page says I need a 5.8. The local suspension guy said 6.2 or 6.4 over the phone - off the top of his head? I have a 5.6 now, will I see much change going to a 5.8 (I have a lead on a used one)?

I can't remember my sag numbers. I am thinking 15/105 with the overtightened 5.6.

Thanks for the info.

  • bulldog1331

Posted January 19, 2011 - 07:55 PM


I just put in a 6.0 mm/Kg spring in my '09 WR450. I'm a little short in the inseam @ 5' 11"...With gear I'm 240lb, and the 6.0 seems perfect.
It's from RaceTech, and seems to have a really good progresive rate. I can now dial in my sag properly and it didn't change the seat height.:smirk:

  • wrwest

Posted January 19, 2011 - 08:04 PM


I am 230 lbs and run a Racetech 6.4 no problem

  • bg10459

Posted January 19, 2011 - 08:52 PM


I'm about 235 and I'm also using a 6.4 Racetech spring.

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  • wrwest

Posted January 19, 2011 - 08:55 PM


Remember to change the front springs if you change the back.

  • Shred Jesse

Posted January 20, 2011 - 12:05 PM


I'm in the same area and looking to overhaul my suspension a bit more to get myself sorted for baseline stuff.

6.4 or 6.2 sounds solid for spring rate REAR

What are you guys doing for the front springs?

  • bg10459

Posted January 20, 2011 - 12:48 PM


What are you guys doing for the front springs?

I'm using MX Tech .50 fork springs....

  • JDLowrance

Posted January 20, 2011 - 05:13 PM


If you are 230lbs wo gear youo need the 6.3 for the rear and 0.50s for the front. You'll also need to go in about 5 clicks on the LS comp. damping front and rear and a couple on the rebound on the shock.



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