Dobinsons IMS Monotube Shocks for 80 Series - Internal resi Monotube Shocks (4 Viewers)

devo

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Awesome, I just received my Dobinsons IMS the other day. Probably mount them up Sunday. I’ve been running the yellow Dobinson shock for about 25K miles. Felt they were abrupt around town, but were amazing out of the city.
Can’t wait to here what more you have to say about the IMS.



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I installed IMS shocks and 3" tapered springs today. I wish I could say they rode awesome but the brakes are literally out of fluid.

With the 3" springs and 4-5" shocks, I should have about 5" up and down travel. My frame mounted bumpstop spacer is too tall and needs to be shortened by 20-25mm. The bump stop in the spring and the frame bumpstop will contact the axle at the same time and limit travel but still give 15mm of exposed shock shaft to avoid damaging the shock.

BTW, the Fox shock previously installed weighted 4.8lbs while the 66mm Dobinson came in at 9.8lbs.
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4" flexicoil vs 3" tapered. The 3" tapered spring game the spring compressors a workout.
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In addition, big shout out to @crikeymike The springs and shocks showed up well before I was ready to install them.
 
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Yes, that's where the IFP really helps, as it has a little more give with small bumps and things like that, so the shock isn't fighting it as much, smoothing things out.
Do you sell the rebuild kits on these. Also what interval would you recommend rebuilding.
 

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Dobinsons IMS.....I’m enjoying the ride!!!
These things are quite massive compared to the ole yeller ones I’ve been riding on for the last 25K. Not sure if you can measure a shock by how much it weighs but I guess it lends itself to the components that are built into this IMS marvel. I also appreciate that Dobinsons designed the weight to be unsprung. They certainly ride better but my limited time with them only speaks to that my yellow ones may have been at the end of there life cycle. Maybe a follow up review down the road, as they say!

Cheers to Dave O. and @crikeymike down there in Florida. My Fosters went down as easy as the install went!



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