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Hey guys a friend of mine just gave me a set of the 12" shocks from his 2013 road glide, due to him going full air ride. I know my bike 2008 has the 13" shocks. I was thinking of installing them to lower the rear 1" like the newer custom models. Anyone ever do this have any input on this?
 

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^^ What he said.
You may not like the ride quality with the 12" shocks from your buddy. They are known to not ride as smooth as the 13"ers. I have ridden both and can attest to that. That being said, I run 11.5" Progressive 444"s and found them to be a much nicer ride than the stock 12"s on my custom. Would not have chosen that length if not for getting a really good deal on them used and never installed. They do give the bike a nice stance along with the lowered front. Boards scrape a little easier with shorter shocks depending on how aggressive you ride.
 

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If you guys can afford it scrap the stock air shocks and go with a premium coil over adjustable in rear.
Night and day difference especially if your a bigger guy and of ride 2 up.
Jmo


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Ride quality definitely suffers. I installed the shorter premium hand adjustable shocks that are now stock on the RGS. they ride better than the taller air shocks imo.


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^^ What he said.
You may not like the ride quality with the 12" shocks from your buddy. They are known to not ride as smooth as the 13"ers. I have ridden both and can attest to that. That being said, I run 11.5" Progressive 444"s and found them to be a much nicer ride than the stock 12"s on my custom. Would not have chosen that length if not for getting a really good deal on them used and never installed. They do give the bike a nice stance along with the lowered front. Boards scrape a little easier with shorter shocks depending on how aggressive you ride.
Thanks for the info, I guess I'll give them a try and see what happens from there. If they aren't good then I might go your route with the Progressives.
 
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