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Old October 5th, 2009, 10:06 AM
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The shocks on the new truck are done and I have no time to rebuild them in the next month (out of the country and then starting a new job). Can anyone recommend a rebuild service on the East Coast? RTE uses Down South Motorsports who, like everyone else I've found, is in CA. Shipping these things back and forth with any rapidity at all is going to add $. They're valved from SG, so they're likely fine without a revalve.

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Old October 5th, 2009, 10:39 AM
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Try a local moto shop that is a Fox dealer, it may be helpful to get the rebuild kit and take it to them if one is available. I've used a local one for Fox shock oil for my MTB. They probably deal with the internals of a shock a lot more than your average east coast off road shop. Shock tuning/valving does seem to be more of a west coast art.

Madcow is looking for side work, he might be able to help you too.
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Old October 5th, 2009, 12:23 PM
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You should be able to do a shock in 15 minutes while watching your favorite sport on TV. It is really easy and no special tools. Just get the rebuild kits and oil from Polyperformance (or someone) and review the instructions at the Fox website. They have little trail kits with nitrogen injectors (for all the air shocks out there) which will give you the 200psi you need.
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Old October 5th, 2009, 12:37 PM
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Like the good doctor says, they can be done with relative ease. (although I wouldn't play with the shock oil inside the house) ;-)
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Like the good doctor says, they can be done with relative ease. (although I wouldn't play with the shock oil inside the house) ;-)
Monkeyface worked on my Fox shocks too, although he is booked with projects.
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Tis, thanks for the good words.

Like everyone said they are not hard to do. I'd probably rebuild them in my living room, but I'm not right in the head. I did my SAW RR coilovers a while back, nothing hard, just gotta pay attention to what you are doing.

Also, I recommend using a quality shock fluid, as was suggested to me by a professional shock builder. I use slightly heavier weight Redline.
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Yeah Carter. You don't have a wife to answer to.

It sounds like Jon is your man!
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Jon and I just talked, looks like he's our new go-to man for shock work!
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