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determining which Fox fork I have? Need help

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  1. -BB- I broke all the rules, but somehow still became mo

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    I bought a fork from a buddy and he couldn't tell me much about it... I know it is a Fox 36 Van, but not sure what year or how much travel.

    Inside the arch there is an "07" molded into teh brace... Is that 2007?

    So did they make a 150mm Van in 07? Or does it have to be 160mm?

    I'll post some pics in about an hour.
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  2. denjen Certified Lift Whore

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    I have seen date stamps used on stuff for the next year if they had not made any changes to the design
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  3. -BB- I broke all the rules, but somehow still became mo

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    How would they know that in advance?
    Example... It is 2011 right now. I'm producing forks... Would I actually print 2012 on them? that is pretty bold since who knows what will happen in the next year.
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    Does it have QR flaps for the thru-axle on the lowers or pinch bolts?
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    I would hope you know whats in the works for the next year, the year after,and probably the year after that too.

    At any rate, I think the number usually goes backwards - eg, its 2011 now, you introduced a fork in 2010 that you made no changes to, so you label it a 2010.
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    The stamp is the year the lowers were built in, irrespective of the model year it's being sold as.


    They never made a 150mm Vanilla. The first 36 was the Talas in '05, which had 150mm of travel, then the Vanilla came out in '06 with 160mm.
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    ok, that makes more sense.
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    LOL... ok, so then it appears that I have a 160mm fork then and it was made in at least 2007 or later? That is hilarious since my buddy sold it to me bc he wanted to upgrade from 150mm to 160... so he sold me this fork for $100 and bought a 2010 Lyric.





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    You could always measure how much stantion is showing. I know certain models of Specialized Enduros had 150mm 36 forks OEM. I think most of those were Floats, but you never know.
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    Just reread this, sorry it didn't make much sense. I was doing to many things at once.

    Good score on the fork
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    Looks like a 2008 to me.
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    :stupid:
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    You got a deal. That thing will run forever and a lot of lyric's have had issues.
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    confirmed. looks identical to my old 08
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  16. -BB- I broke all the rules, but somehow still became mo

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    he even threw in a brand new set (still in the bag) of dust seals.:thumb:
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    looks like a custom crowned short travel 36mm stanchioned 40 to me
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  18. -BB- I broke all the rules, but somehow still became mo

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    LOL... not a chance. This is NOT a custom fork. My buddy was the original owner and didn't know jack about the fork. If it were custom he would have known.
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    Not true. I have a 150mm Van 36 RC2 from 2005.
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    Here's the 2005 36 manual from Fox. They were Talas only that year. Fox does release their stuff WAY early, so you very well could have bought a 2006 MY fork in 2005. And then here's the 2006 manual. Now there is a Vanilla offered. And it's 160mm. See page 10.
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    Yeah, but if I have a 2007 on my arch then I probably have either a 2007 or later... assuming the lowers were never replaced.
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  22. HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    You've definitely got an '08, assuming the lowers are original. Like I said before there wasn't an '05 Vanilla. The '06 and '07 had a bolt on axle rather than the QR levers, and IS brake mounts, not post mount. The '08 got the new lowers like you've got there. The lowers themselves still look pretty much the same, but the decals have changed every year. You've got '08 ones.
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  23. -BB- I broke all the rules, but somehow still became mo

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    Yeah, I'm thinking '08 as well. Thanks for all the feedback folks. Now I can make a better decision about what new frame to get. Leaning towards the Spitfire.
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    I love the crap out of mine.


    The offer to take it for a ride is definitely still on the table BTW.
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    It a 2008. That the year they introduced the updated thru axel.
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    looks flexy...











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    Well waddya know. I stand corrected. On both counts. And I've owned this thing for going on 5 years and always assumed it to be 150mm travel...
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