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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-25-2009, 12:04 PM Thread Starter
 
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Shock oil weight??

Does anyone know what the weight of the stock Fox shock oil is? I cant find it on Fox's website. Thanks for any help. Jeff
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Does anyone know what the weight of the stock Fox shock oil is? I cant find it on Fox's website. Thanks for any help. Jeff
Check the old threads of Fourbynut, he is the FOX shock guru.
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Re: Shock oil weight??

I run a 5 weight full synthetic race oil (Belray brand). I don't get any fade during my races and it has handled well.
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Re: Shock oil weight??

I was lookig at running a heavier oil in the rears instead of re valving them. I run 275 - 280 psi in the rears and they still bottom out on some of the Larger jumps at Glen Helen. I was looking at Redline Oil. They have a 10 weight and claim it has less fade than most. I saw where Amzoil makes a 10 Wt also. Maybe I will play with valving and oil after our next race. To late to try to make changes. Thanks for the Info.
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I run a 5 weight full synthetic race oil (Belray brand). I don't get any fade during my races and it has handled well.
Bel-Ray is good stuff. Keep in mind different manufacturers oil, can get different results, even using the same weight oil.

ie: Fox oil vs. Bel-Ray 5 wt. vs. Redlline 5 wt.

A simple shock oil change may be all you need.



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Re: Shock oil weight??

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Re: Shock oil weight??

I dont know about now but years ago FOX oil was what everybody wanted because it was so good, I switched to belray simply because it was available locally the FOX was not, my FOX airs came with 0 weight in them I played with different weights you can stiffen up your valving by using a thicker oil, its a noticeable difference on my Pilot, never tried anything thicker than 20W the shocks never get hot enough to affect the oil even after running down a power line road in 5 miles of huge whoops trying to heat them up, keep in mind I have external reservoirs so the heat of compression takes place outside the body of the shock.
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Re: Shock oil weight??

I talked to Fox and they use Zero weight. They say it is to reduce friction and heat that causes shock fade. I tried 10 wt and it helped but I now run 20 Wt and it is great.

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