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Fork spring spacer material?

I am picking up a set of used race-tech 919 springs to use in my F4i forks. I am going to have to make new spacers for the F4i setup.

I am going to contact race-tech and see if they can send me a length. I do have access to lots of machining and material. Just a noob when it come to suspension stuff. Generally what are springs spacers made from? What kind of materials can I use to make my own?

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PVC pipe will work just fine.

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PVC is fine, stock uses some type of metal. Take your pick, just make sure it fits

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PVC is fine, stock uses some type of metal. Take your pick, just make sure it fits
I've heard memory foam is the sh!zn!t!

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PVC pipe will work just fine.
Sweet thanks! I figured PVC would work, might spin something up on the lathe at work anyway. Since i get paid by the hour.

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I've heard memory foam is the sh!zn!t!
You quit fuking around and mail my springs already. JK

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You quit fuking around and mail my springs already. JK
Nah, too busy trolling, sorry.

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Nah, too busy trolling, sorry.
as usual, can't even bother to respond to an email that was sent last night

clear to say he got corrupted by the moderator powers

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as usual, can't even bother to respond to an email that was sent last night

clear to say he got corrupted by the moderator powers
Whatever, dude, I replied to your email (just now

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Anyone here ever see the movie "Step Brothers". Something about those two remind me of u guys. Lol.

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Anyone here ever see the movie "Step Brothers". Something about those two remind me of u guys. Lol.
I'm thinking more like Strange Brew. And you're a kanook, eh, you KNOW what I'm talkin' about.

Ok, I just watched the trailer for Step Brothers, haha, yeah, I can see that. I might have to watch that!

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I know a lot of people use sched. 40 conduit, but wouldnt it make more sense to use sched. 80? being thicker and all, i would think it would be a better choice, no?

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I was once told that steel tubing is the best

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What size?

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What size?
that's what she said.....

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my race tech springs for my radian came with a very thin walled piece of aluminum tubing. I used a pipe cutter to make sure the cut was perpendicular.

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