That sucks, but thanks for posting about it.
Do we have any options other than RadFlo? Does Fox or Icon make any complete assemblies that would work off-the-shelf? I know a lot of us have had issues with RadFlos leaking and difficulty getting them rebuilt.
I'd imagine it comes down to a top hat issue with compatibility. I don't understand why the actual length and travel of the shocks are such a ***king secret. From my conversations with @jsexton
, and Greg it seems the optimum or correct length for a t-swap is around 18.5" with a shock travel of about 5.5".... And given the fact that I have this thing apart plenty to have seen it for real, I'd have to agree.
As far as everyone having issues with leaking etc. IMO everyone is ordering shocks to small (Diameter), and using them above their capacity for too long. I know they are spendy as hell, but those little 2.0's without a remote res get ***king hot after a half day on the Pony Express trail. I've yet to feel mine be more than really warm after beating the hell out of it all day long. Plus I think most run them too long before rebuild, and probably bottom or top out the shock quite often which just beats up the internal stops something fierce. I don't personally feel like the leaking bit is a Radflo issue, I could be wrong.
To be fair, I LOVE my Radflo shocks, and I loved the previous ones too (Extended Length 2.5's), I have no issue whatsoever with Radflo. Glen is friggin' awesome to talk to, and was a massive help. I just think a Coil rethink is in order on the Nisstec end, along with a little more real information about actual travel, and maybe some warning of how far you can pre load the coil before you run into coil bind.
I got an education in front suspension I had no idea I even needed.
BTW if anyone wants the "not even a year old Eibach 600 lb 12" coils" which are in perfectly good shape (not sagged), I'll let 'em go for cheap. They are for a 2.5" shock body.