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Old 02-05-2002, 12:53 PM   #1
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Does anyone have any pointers on rebuilding the act/fox shocks. *I am gonna make my first attempt tomorrow evening.

I have the oil, depth gauge tool, and a needle valve. *Cost me like 200 beans for the parts.

I understand the theory behind the rebuilding, and chances are I won't have a problem. *It would be nice to see a hit list or a proceedure in doing this.

Why am I doing this myself? *Cause I have 12 shocks to do, and the dealer here doesn't rebuild shocks.

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Old 02-05-2002, 01:32 PM   #2
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Go to you dealer and pick up a performance man. *It has a step by step procedure for servicing shocks and will list the IFP depth charts for the sled model.
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Old 02-05-2002, 03:57 PM   #3
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Newf, how are you going to charge the shocks?

Also go to www.deycore.com they sell a video that will walk you through the whole thing

Good Luck and let us know how it goes

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Old 02-05-2002, 06:05 PM   #4
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I plan on hooking my needle valve to a nitrogen tank and fill them with 200psi.

I checked in to deycore, maybe thats what I need.

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Old 02-05-2002, 09:10 PM   #5
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newf-i just learned how to rebuild mine and you have all the tools you need-a good set of long handeld hex heads will make it easier too--the 200 psi is exactly what i put in mine------that is if you arent already done!--
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Have yet a chance to start them. *Have to fix sister-in-law car last nite. *Plan on removing the shocks tonight. *Thursday nite rebuilding and friday nite reinstalling. *So hopefully I be on the snow saturday!

Did you have any problems rebuilding yours?
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I'm gonna be redoing mine for the first time too. The manual is great. you need a depth gauge too if you don't already have one. Some say you can use calipers too. Make sure you have a regulator and a gauge right on the needle portion too. Send me pointers too. Thanks Let me know how it turns out.
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not really any problems--except for the caps were really tight, and I couldnt even get them off in the vice, so i had to put the shock in a sleeve so the vise wouldnt *bend the cylinder. and one more thing--dont put your head directly over the internal floating piston if you push down--that fluid will spray out of there hard core
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Old 02-07-2002, 03:52 AM   #9
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I'm new at this too and my shocks are in desperate need of charging. *I bought a manual when I got my sled and it looks and should be pretty easy, But??? *What kind of needles do you guys use? *I've been eyeing the websight www.deycore.com , and debating on which one to get. *A replacement needle for a fox is $45. *Both the daycore come with 10 extra. *There is a $20 diff between the 2 deycores, but what is the advantage of having a brass standoff?
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Well I attemped my first rebuild last night. *The depth gauge was useless.

I used Arctic Cat's needle valve to release the pressure in the shock. *Not sure how much nitrogen is in these to start, but not much came out. *As soon as I unscrewed the back end of the shock, the floating piston poped out, thus I was unable to measure the depth of this piston. *Shock oil was a dark brown, milky, and full of bubbles. *So I continued to clean the shock, dismantled the piston orifice and valves, and put everything back together.

Question: Does anyone know the proper depth of the floating piston for the rear arm shock? (Part Number 0703-666). *The sled is a 2001 ZR600LE.

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