XChallenge Shock to XCountry Shock - Anyone ever done this switch? successfully?

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  1. Sno Dawg

    Sno Dawg Long timer

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    Swap BMW XChallenge Shock - to a BMW XCountry Shock

    I have searched the BMW parts fiche and the threads on this sight and I can not find any conclusive info on this.

    Is it possible? Has anyone ever done it?
    Are they the same length?
    Would I be giving up travel?

    I am considering this as I like the dependability of a coil shock over the BMW air system.

    Thanks for any help and info

    Teeth to the wind,
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  2. Max Kool

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    It's too short (remember the Xco sits lower). But there are solutions available from Wilber, Hyperpro and I think many others.
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  3. Sno Dawg

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    Thanks Max! :freaky

    that is exactly what I wanted to needed -

    I found an XCountry shock for sale and thought it might be a quick solution - Ohlins and Wilburs are a bit steep for me right now so I better start saving $$$.



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  4. jlw

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    How much would the bike be raised if I put a xCh shock on and Xco raise the bike?
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