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Powdercoated Fox Shocks....

Well since I had 3 blown reservoirs, 3 blown shocks and some rust,I decided to powdercoat them since where I live the salt air likes to eat away at them.All the shocks and steering stabalizers got rebuilt and I got them back last night.I will have the fox stickers on the reservoirs later tonight and hopefully everything on my rig by tomorrow.Below is a before and after picture.I will post a picture of them on my truck over the weekend.Enjoy.
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Re: Powdercoated Fox Shocks....

Looks good, I'm getting ready to get some 5160s and was trying to think of something to do to protect them from rusting out also.

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Thanks,Yea powdercoating is the way to go, i just took the outer cylinders off and sent them out along with the polished brackets and them came out really nice.



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Re: Powdercoated Fox Shocks....

Very nice idea. Looks good

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Thanks,Yea powdercoating is the way to go, i just took the outer cylinders off and sent them out along with the polished brackets and them came out really nice.
Stoopid question time. Does that mean that these shocks are rebuildable/tunable to your needs? If been a white tube shock hooker for awhile and my back and kidneys are telling me that it's time for change.

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Stoopid question time. Does that mean that these shocks are rebuildable/tunable to your needs? If been a white tube shock hooker for awhile and my back and kidneys are telling me that it's time for change.
Yes.These type shocks are rebuildable.However they arent adjustable.A coilover system is more of an adjustable sytem.Coilovers produce a much smoother ride like you are looking for.If I had more dough I would definitely change mine over to a coilover system.But since I'm on leafs right now it was cheaper to just have them rebuilt.



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Re: Powdercoated Fox Shocks....

A lot of higher end shocks are tunable. Fox, king, foa, etc. You can take them apart easily to rebuild them as well as change valve stacks.

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A lot of higher end shocks are tunable. Fox, king, foa, etc. You can take them apart easily to rebuild them as well as change valve stacks.

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Being that these are Fox, is it safe to assume that the valving stacks in these shocks can be tuned/changed? I'm asking because I don't want to dump a pile of cash into a set of Bilstien's and get a "take it or leave it" tuning/valving.

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Being that these are Fox, is it safe to assume that the valving stacks in these shocks can be tuned/changed? I'm asking because I don't want to dump a pile of cash into a set of Bilstien's and get a "take it or leave it" tuning/valving.
Yes. they can be tuned. heres a video of someone rebuilding a Fox shock.


FOA shocks are cheaper than Fox and King because they use a DOM Steel body, instead of Aluminum. Aluminum will dissipate heat better, be more corrosion resistance, and Lighter.

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I also recommend a professional to do the tuning. Changing the Valve stacks is easy, but using the right combination of valve shims is where their knowledge will be the benefit...

2003 F-350 6.0L.
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6.4 Banjo bolts
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