So my 08 i just had revalved for harescrambles, will be Vet/Sr A next season.. ride a bunch in woods, no mx but our Florida trails have some fast sections with big whoops. We decided to use the longer top out springs. Having ridden/raced my 04 without them, im undecided if im liking the longer top out springs that seem to preload the fork springs a bit. On the stand with the wheel off the ground, it is a 25mm difference from before. Anyone use them and like/dislike? Seems to be an advantage in the parts of a course/trail with smaller but fast bumps, but when you get into a more mx type setting (and some of the harescrambles do utilise portions of mx tracks) the bike simply feels "shorter" in front..