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929 Rear Shock question - Revalve or replace?

One day I'll be employed again, and I can actually work on my 929. For now it doesn't cost me anything to ogle parts...

So, from what I gather, the stock 929 shock isn't very good. I've narrowed it down to a couple of options:

1) Do a RaceTech re-valve and re-spring; or
2) Buy a Penske 8983

The most cost effective route would be to go RaceTech. My concern with that is even though a new piston/valving and spring would help loads, would I still be limited by the stock shock's adjust-ability? Online research has mentioned that the stock clickers don't do much of anything when making changes on compression and rebound.

FWIW, I'd be doing the front also.

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Re: 929 Rear Shock question - Revalve or replace?

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One day I'll be employed again, and I can actually work on my 929. For now it doesn't cost me anything to ogle parts...

So, from what I gather, the stock 929 shock isn't very good. I've narrowed it down to a couple of options:

1) Do a RaceTech re-valve and re-spring; or
2) Buy a Penske 8983

The most cost effective route would be to go RaceTech. My concern with that is even though a new piston/valving and spring would help loads, would I still be limited by the stock shock's adjust-ability? Online research has mentioned that the stock clickers don't do much of anything when making changes on compression and rebound.

FWIW, I'd be doing the front also.

I don't agree that the OEM shock is rubbish, mine's just fine.

Are you actually finding the shock to be falling short in performance?

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Re: 929 Rear Shock question - Revalve or replace?

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I don't agree that the OEM shock is rubbish, mine's just fine.

Are you actually finding the shock to be falling short in performance?
Not so much falling short, just want to make it more "me", you know?

I suppose I should spend some proper time setting it up, but shiny things and all.

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Re: 929 Rear Shock question - Revalve or replace?

I gave a member in Fremont Ca. (Madamosa or something like that) a stock shock with 0 miles on it. Try to track him down and see if he used it. Nothing like the Ohlins I put on but send it to RaceTeck and see what they can do.
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