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Old 06-18-2009, 09:07 PM   #16
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Great write up Bill. I've got RaceTech emulators and additional holes drilled in the damper rods. Did you replace your damper rods for the Intiminator install?
no. 5wt oil is used for proper flow w/ Intiminators & stock hole size on the rod. even with enlarged holes (from Emulator install) the flow rate is still controlled/metered by the Intiminators. Using 5wt oil max flow occurs with stock or enlarged holes when using Nators.

what is different is Intiminator valves controls the fork better than Emulator valves.
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Old 06-18-2009, 10:06 PM   #17
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no. 5wt oil is used for proper flow w/ Intiminators & stock hole size on the rod. even with enlarged holes (from Emulator install) the flow rate is still controlled/metered by the Intiminators. Using 5wt oil max flow occurs with stock or enlarged holes when using Nators.

what is different is Intiminator valves controls the fork better than Emulator valves.
Excellent, thanks!
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Old 07-13-2009, 05:15 PM   #18
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The front just sits up and begs with the Intiminators in.
I'm sorely tempted to sell my Eibach springs.

The race sag and ride height with the stockers is fine.
Just put in the Eibach 0.48kg/mm springs to try on Sunday.

5mm of preload gets me 17% static sag and 25% race sag.
I need to ride it for a bit more but it feels fine so far.
I think they have more potential than the stockers.
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Old 08-11-2009, 09:21 AM   #19
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I just did the same thing as Eakins, replaced the RT emulators with Intiminators. They're great! Much better than the emulators. I'm using 0.45kg straight-rate springs with a preload of 10 mm, and I've increased the oil to only 115 mm from the top. I also mixed in some 10 wt with the 5 wt for a little more damping both directions. I push the DR hard offroad so all this was done to improve bottoming resistance.

I really can't add anything else to what Eakins has already reported. The Intiminators are plush over all sizes of bumps yet have good bottoming resistence. They do make a clicking sound that I can hear on hard hits but it doesn't seam to affect performance.
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Old 09-28-2009, 06:40 PM   #20
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lets sum this up for an idiot

Okay, I dont know much about this kind of stuff but just trying to sum up this review. I hate the dive during hard braking. I an go ahead and keep the stock springs and pretty much this Intiminator valve will solve this issue and make it even better offroad? Sounds like it is worth every penny.

I also feel like the rear shock is too soft. Im no light weight at 205lb and I like to load the bike up with camping gear too. Can I adjust the preload to stiffen this up or should I go with a new rear shock?

I want the most bang for the buck.
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Old 09-28-2009, 07:36 PM   #21
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Okay, I dont know much about this kind of stuff but just trying to sum up this review. I hate the dive during hard braking. I an go ahead and keep the stock springs and pretty much this Intiminator valve will solve this issue and make it even better offroad? Sounds like it is worth every penny.

I also feel like the rear shock is too soft. Im no light weight at 205lb and I like to load the bike up with camping gear too. Can I adjust the preload to stiffen this up or should I go with a new rear shock?

I want the most bang for the buck.
Cogent rear for best bang for buck out back.

For your weight and use I'd still add 0.48 fork springs.
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Old 02-04-2010, 05:44 AM   #22
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Great writeup. Just what i am looking for. After I get the GV/springs in the rear I will seriously consider the intiminators for the forks.

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Old 02-15-2010, 05:06 PM   #23
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Has anyone else gone from emulators to intiminators or the other way around? Just wondering if we could get any more opinions on the comparative performance of these two products.
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Old 02-21-2010, 07:25 PM   #24
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how many oz's of oil

Great write up! thanks a bunch. I just installed mine today. I put in 16 oz in each fork. The oil level was a little lower than 6.5 inches. I was to lazy to fuck around with it any more. I don't see why the oil level would change with the stock set up. It wouldn't matter how much you weighed or what your preferences were for rebound. I read where you asked for others input on how much oil they put into their forks so I thought I'd put my 2 cents in.
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Old 02-21-2010, 10:16 PM   #25
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Oil level affects the quantity of air left to compress in the shock.... more air, more dive on the initial hit, though either valve is much better than stock as far as controlling that.

ATF mixed with Marvel Mystery Oil 50/50 is really close to 5WT fork oil
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Old 02-24-2010, 11:11 AM   #26
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Help with my current set up.

Great info, but I don't have the denaros to spend on Intiminator.
I have the Eibach .5 front spring but feel it hars on wasboars.
I was thinking of dropping to 5w or 7.5w oil (not sure which would work best if at all) to see if it would soften the hit a bit.

If not then I will exchange the springs for some .48.

Any feedback is appreciated.
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Old 02-24-2010, 12:50 PM   #27
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Great info, but I don't have the denaros to spend on Intiminator.
I have the Eibach .5 front spring but feel it hars on wasboars.
I was thinking of dropping to 5w or 7.5w oil (not sure which would work best if at all) to see if it would soften the hit a bit.

If not then I will exchange the springs for some .48.

Any feedback is appreciated.
Would have thought you'd need to go to 12-15 weight oil with the heavier springs?

How much do you weigh?
Do you have a big tank?
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Old 02-24-2010, 04:52 PM   #28
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Great to see another positive review of the intiminators. I installed mine last year (around April or so) and love them. So far they have been maintenance free and performed solid the entire time. I was coming from a stock setup so I can't comment on the switch from the emulators but compared to stock, night and day.
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Old 11-06-2010, 03:53 AM   #29
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spring rate

Does anybody know what the standard fork spring rate is?
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Old 11-06-2010, 05:48 AM   #30
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Does anybody know what the standard fork spring rate is?
nevermind... from the racetech website - stock 0.44kg/mm

http://old.racetech.com/evalving/eng...ngname=english

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