Yup. Definitely a nice adjustment to have. Once I have my base rebound setting dialed in...I increase rebound damping on smooth days and decrease a few clicks on rough days. Works great for me.
Agree that it stinks they got rid of it. For BRP it’s both a cost savings and a warranty savings because the shaft is now stronger because it’s not hollow.
I also think that they were able to make the front shocks longer simply by removing the rebound adjustment bottom shaft eyelet. This gave them an extra 0.75” of shaft length for free.
Just seems like a great solution for BRP. Unfortunately a crappy one for their customers.
The eyelet has nothing to do with shock length. This isnt the first time i've seen this theory.
People werent complaining nearly as much about broken / bent shock shafts on pro 40's. They had a 16mm hollow shaft.
I've said this probably ten times over on dootalk - 12mm hollow shaft due to rebound adjustment isnt ideal, the cross section is thin on the shaft. However, you arent bending / breaking that shaft unless you side load the shock, or hydraulically lock it. I havent looked at a PRO 36 curve but I bet a combination of moisture in the shock freezing and a very stiff comp circuit when in the stiffer range of the settings can lead to a slight hydrualic lock of the shock would cause the bent/broken shafts for those who havent side loaded the shock.
Cost reduction to go to a solid shaft.
Most customers (as seen here in the responses already) dont use it. WHy include it? Also, most guys dont understand how it works (not knocking anyone), and get their settings so screwy and end up complaining on a bar stool about how bad their xrs handles.
Rebound , in a pro36/pro40 shock has an effect on compression circuit, they arent independent of one another. Stiffer rebound will result in altered compression damping without actually touching the comp adjuster.