I just received my X-firm spring for my Rock Shox Tora TK and the OE spring will not come out. Is there a trick to removing it? I pulled the knob off and the screw on the bottom of the fork and compressed the leg so the spring is poking out of the top, but I gave it a yank and she is stuck in there good. I tried flipping the bike over and lightly tapping the screw in hoping it would release it, but I really do not want to hit it hard and strip the threads on either end or mess anything else up.
Rock Shox has excellent online manuals for all their shocks with details on rebuilding – good stuff, the stuff you wish you had read before breaking some tiny piece that you couldn’t see. Totally worth the ten minute investment.