Actually Dean, I did search before posting the original message. All of the other posts just discuss using a Magnum swingarm for a larger tire which I was already very clear on.
What I asked was, do you have to use a longer rear shock to accomodate that change in swingarm because I was under the impression that Maxi's had shorter shocks than Magnums. And I also asked about any other factors that you have to adjust for when switching swingarms.
I am very stupid, so if for some reason I wasn't able to fully understand the other posts that you were alluding to, please send me a link.