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How To Charge Fox Shocks???

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by tacomuncher, Apr 12, 2006.

  1. tacomuncher

    tacomuncher 1/2 ton status

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    A while back i did a trade with a guy for some 14 stroke fox shocks . one is missing a resivor and they have valves on them similer to a tire valve. I have no idea how to charge them. ill try to put up some pix after work.
     
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    Charge with Nitrogen to 200 psi.
     
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    how do i put oil or atf and what order nitro then oil or oil nitro?
     
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    Call Fox and ask them how much oil to put in. It vaires depending on shock.

    To put the oil in, pull the schrader valve and squeeze how ever much oil in with a syringe. Fill with oil first, then charge the right pressure.

    Use Fox shock oil and NOTHING else. If you have Swayaway shocks, use their oil.
     
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    thanks for the tips its gonna help out a lot
     
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    umm...how/ where do you chrage shocks with nitro...:confused:
     
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    buy the stuff to do it yourself, off road shop, or a motorcycle shop(dirt bikes).
     
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    Send them in a get them repaired right the first time. Fox or any off road shop that does service can help you out. It's not just throwing any type of oil in and charging it with nitrogen . It's a little more complex than that, like bleeding all the air out of the shock while replacing the oil with the right stuff. Good luck!
     
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    :haha: And just exactly how do you do that? :haha:

    Shocks arent that complicated, and yes it is as simple as pulling the schrader valve, dumping the old oil out, refilling to specs, and charging with nitrogen. No shock company will ship a shock charged, therefore whatever you do, you will need a source for nitrogen. If the shock needs to be rebuilt, send it off if you dont feel confident, but all shock manufacturers will sell rebuild parts and have exploded diagrams.

    Dont start throwing money at your shocks until you know exactly what you need.
     

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