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Jim813

Shock interchangeability

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Does anyone know if a 2004 YZ 250 two stroke shock will work on my 2008 YZ450F?

Thanks!

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Not as well as the '08 does. It will fit, but it's shorter, and the internals aren't as good.

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Not as well as the '08 does. It will fit, but it's shorter, and the internals aren't as good.

How much shorter? Cause right now I have the shock off my 09 yz450 right next to a shock off a 03 yz125 and they visually appear to be exactly the same measurement.

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My understanding was that the earlier YZ450 shock was a few mm shorter (remember that a change in shock length shows up 3 times as big at the rear wheel.

The earlier shocks have a 2mm smaller shaft, also. The later ones are just better.

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I understand it wont perform as well. This shock will just be part of a low budget option to get me riding until I get my suspension back from SPI.

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