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    I am in the process of replacing the springs in my forks and have noticed something that doesn't make sense based on information I've seen for fork rebuild info. My current forks have RaceTech 1.0 (or higher) springs, and I am replacing with stock springs (due to my weight) from some spare stock forks. I have noticed that the spring spacer is the same length in both my current and the other forks....BUT the RaceTech springs are about an 1" longer than the stock springs. Does this mean that the spacer on the RaceTech springs was never cut down to account for the added length?

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    No. As far as I understand race tech springs need to be preloaded check of a lot more than stock.
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