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Lunch Box 5th fifth shocks replacement

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I've only just noticed the little wire spring shocks have already broken after a few outings. It's the ones that stop the gearbox bouncing too much.

I see this is a common thing - but was wondering what people found was the best alternative. I don't want to spend a huge amount. 

I also see that some people say it's fine to run without them. 

I'm happy to do a bit of DIY - but if there is an easy fix you can buy in the UK - that would be great.

 

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Quite often, this happens because the screw holding the spring is too tight which grips the spring preventing it springing and it snaps. 

But the spring isn't really strong enough to do what's required of it anyway so it is a common problem.

Best thing is the 5th shock mod which is cheap and easy.

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A more expensive but very elegant solution is the Ampro transmission brace which keeps the centrepoint of the gearbox from moving up and down while still allowing it to pivot, ensuring that all damping is handled by the shocks as on a DT-01.

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Is there an instruction thread for the simple 5th shock or the ampro thing? I couldn't find it on their main website.

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