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Project "no more rock magnets"

Well Rod (SFCcotton) got tired of trashing his expensive shocks so once the new braided lines get here ill go thru them and make sure everything is in check and replace the oil and recharge with nitrogen. Im going to be adding a 20 inch hose so we can mount the resi's in a safer spot. stay tuned once the parts show up ill be posting more info.




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Where were they positioned to get bashed up?
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Where were they positioned to get bashed up?

yeah i was never wild running them they way fox sells them. now we get to experiment :d


hers is an example photo of how they sit

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I wish I could service my fox ss. I knocked the shraeder valve off a while back and can't find nitro anywhere. All the tires shops say no.
I put the new valve on and have been running 0psi.
Anyhow what is the process to rebuild these?
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Aha, I positioned mine where the cans are upwards and protected (I guess).... they did real well on the last trip... the shock mount skids took all the hits.

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I wish I could service my fox ss. I knocked the shraeder valve off a while back and can't find nitro anywhere. All the tires shops say no.
I put the new valve on and have been running 0psi.
Anyhow what is the process to rebuild these?
the rebuild process is very simple (thats why rebuild able shocks are worth the $$) New seals and knowing how much oil and what PSi to recharge to. I dont think Ill mess with te valving on this set because he already has the adjustable compression knobs that work very well. Also buy adding longer hoses I can mount them somewhere thats easier to see the adjustment knobs. So its a win win...
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I was thinking that up high in the back where the brake lines are ran would be a good spot.
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I'll be watching to see how you mount them. I'd like to relocate mine, that adjuster is hard to get to the way that they come from Fox. But great shocks

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Parts are on the way, so tomm evening i should have some new photos befre i head to KOH
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Aha, I positioned mine where the cans are upwards and protected (I guess).... they did real well on the last trip... the shock mount skids took all the hits.

I had mine this way before and the track bar hit the reservoirs. Also I couldn't get to the adjustment knob. Depending on how extreme you get depends on what happens. I do some pretty crazy stuff sometimes so I give my shocks a workout.
I bought the 20" hose so I can put the reservoirs tucked up out of the way some where and still get to my adjusters.


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I wish I could service my fox ss. I knocked the shraeder valve off a while back and can't find nitro anywhere. All the tires shops say no.
I put the new valve on and have been running 0psi.
Anyhow what is the process to rebuild these?
Maybe that's another issue you're having on getting your truck to run nicely down the road? Not sure...

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Looks good Dirty! The Fox shocks are nice since you can do many things with them. I like to see someone using the rebuild feature. I can't wait to see it all cleaned up and tucked away. Keep the pictures flowing...

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Will do Jason. Im waiting on the brown truck as we speak so i can finish these up. The availability of replacement parts of the fox was a huge selling point for me to do fox coilovers all the way around on my rig.
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Parts showed up a few minutes ago and they are ready for the install
180psi nitrogen and fesh Fox oil and away we go.......


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Maybe that's another issue you're having on getting your truck to run nicely down the road? Not sure...
The thought has passed my mind.

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Parts showed up a few minutes ago and they are ready for the install
180psi nitrogen and fesh Fox oil and away we go.......
Looks good. Is 180psi fox's recommended pressure?
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200 PSI +/- 50
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here is the finished product........


We used some 1.5 conduit clamps and some heat shrink tubing for the mounts.



Here is a shot form the side of the jeep, makes adjusting them super easy




Some finished install pics...




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It took longer to mount the reserviors than it did to rebuild the shocks!
If there was ever any doubt on why Fox shocks are expensive today showed me why. They are easy to rebuild and in the long run you save money!
I could never get a clear answer on what the numbers meant on the adjustable shocks but Dirty figured it out.
1 - soft rebound (rock crawling)
8- hard rebound (heavy load)

I am running 4 on the road and the ride is smooth. Now that I can actually get to the adjuster I will get my money out of these shocks.


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Good job fellas, I like the conduit clamps.

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Shrink tube was a nice touch also, nice install.
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I think this is a worth wile mod. It was simple and i think will suit the saftey of the shocks much better.
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Ok, mine next.
Wait I need resi shocks first.
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Ok, mine next.
Wait I need resi shocks first.
Yeah that helps some times
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