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Spirit of America shock replacement

Looking for info on replacement options of the spring/shock for 70s Spirit of America. It looks like I could use an Inder shock but it is an inch or so longer which might not be so bad.... but will probably put me back in adjustment mode again. Any thoughts?

Length of the shock is not as important as the spring rate.  It is not all that hard to change mounting points if need be to use a longer or shorter shock. In general I have found Inder parts to be of less then optimal quality, I doubt if the spring rate is stiff enough, but do not have any first hand knowledge and stock nothing to help you with this.

Jay G
DMC sidecars

http://www.dmcsidecars.com

866-638-1793

Jay G DMC sidecars www.dmcsidecars.com 15616 Carbonado South Prairie RD Buckley WA 98321 866-638-1793 Hours Monday - Thursday 6-4:30

Well, I ended up with the Inder shock setup and was pleasantly surprised. It's a perfect fit. The longer length actually puts the axle closer to being horizontal with the pivot bearing much like a leading link which now transfers more energy to the shock and less to the frame. Spring seems to be just about right since this a pretty light weight rig. Running it at lowest preload with room to increase with greater passenger loads.

Night and day difference.... it's like a whole new rig! Hard to believe how much that one item effected the overall ride.