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Which direction for progressive springs?

Hi all. I'm putting in progressive-wound fork springs and I'm not finding any directions in the box. But I remember reading somewhere - either here or in the directions before I lost them - that the springs should be oriented with the tightly-wound or loosely-wound end at the top to minimize noise.

Does anyone know which way to install the springs?

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I believe the tight wound end goes down.
Might want to wait for someone else to post to be sure though.

EDIT: I also believe I seem to be wrong, as Bulldog's how-to page should be just what you need.
Although I don't think the direction has anything to do with noise, as much as in how they perform


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Hi all. I'm putting in progressive-wound fork springs and I'm not finding any directions in the box. But I remember reading somewhere - either here or in the directions before I lost them - that the springs should be oriented with the tightly-wound or loosely-wound end at the top to minimize noise.
Does anyone know which way to install the springs?
Thanks! Mark
See http://www.bulldogsbike.com/forkseals.htm

The tighter would side goes to the top of the forks.


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Thank you Bulldog! This mod is inexpensive and an easy DIY job.

I'm putting in 10W oil. I drained 350ml out of 1 fork leg which seemed to be too much, and about 330ml out of the other. The manual says use 310ml for an oil change. So I'm a little confused on how much oil I'm going to put back in. Perhaps I should measure the oil height instead of volume?
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