4 - HOW FLOAT IS CALCULATED
(If you really must - here are the details)
Float is the distance the Mid-Valve Stack opens before it has to bend.
Float = Gap - Total Stack Thickness
The depth of the pocket in the piston face.
SLEEVE EXTENDER SHIMS
Sleeve Extender Shims have the ID of the shaft and the OD of the built-in sleeve of the Sleeve Washer. They effectively extend the length of the sleeve.
The Sleeve Length is the amount the sleeve sticks up above the surface of the built-in cupped washer.
Gap is the total length available for the Mid-Valve Stack...
Gap = Sleeve Length plus Sleeve Extender - Recess Depth - Squish
This one is a secret (don't tell anyone). Squish is the amount the Float decreases when the Nut is tightened as the components compress. It is already calculated into the theoretical float on the DVS Custom Setup Sheet. It is typically .05mm.
TOTAL STACK THICKNESS
The total height of the Mid-Valve stack including the Packing Shims. (Does not include Sleeve Extenders.)
Packing Shims are part of the Mid-Valve Stack. They are the first ones that go on the Sleeve Washer and are the furthest away from the Rebound Gold Valve. They are below the Clamping Shim (the smallest diameter shim in the stack), Their thickness is adjusted to fine tune the Float.