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Revalving Fox Shocks

Does anybody know a reputable place in or near Maryland to get my shocks revalved? I'm sure I can get the revalving specs from Trevor or Cary but don't have the tools to do it myself. I know I can send it to Fox and have them do it but I'd rather not have to wait weeks to get them back.(seeing as they're located in Cali). It'd be cool if I could get them rebuilt as well.

My truck rides pretty dang rough so my first step is the shocks. Then I'll be looking at upgrading the rear springs to 2008+ and replacing my fronts with Icon's




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I've looked at the engraving under the dust seal and it's just a letter K. Any idea on who valves shocks with the letter K?

Also, what I meant by a rough ride was that it's very bouncy and I can feel everything on the road. It's not jarring or really stiff, just extremely responsive to every imperfection. When I'm offroading, that's when it's pretty jarring and the cab shakes until you're dizzy

I've had someone follow behind me and he described it to me as my cab and bed are flexing all over the place. Almost like a earthquake simulator

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normal for the bed and cab to flex, there not connected

its not gonna ride like a cadi with dual shocks all around either with big tires n a lift, do you know what those shocks are valved to?

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normal for the bed and cab to flex, there not connected

its not gonna ride like a cadi with dual shocks all around either with big tires n a lift, do you know what those shocks are valved to?
I know the cab and bed flex independently. It is not meant to flex like an earthquake or vehicle rollover simulator though. Ive owned and been in several lifted and stock superdutys. My post is referring to abnormal amounts of bounce.
Also, im not looking for a cadi but I do know that you dont have to accept the truck riding as rough or rougher than stock. There's plenty of research and products out there that have been perfected in the last 15 years since my suspension style superduty was released

Im not sure what my shocks are valved to, they were on the truck when purchased. Ive looked for the standard Fox engraving with the valving info but just find the letter K. Not sure what shop engraves the letter K with their valving.

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I'll give them a call during business hours. Have you dealt with them before?

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I know the cab and bed flex independently. It is not meant to flex like an earthquake or vehicle rollover simulator though. Ive owned and been in several lifted and stock superdutys. My post is referring to abnormal amounts of bounce.
Also, im not looking for a cadi but I do know that you dont have to accept the truck riding as rough or rougher than stock. There's plenty of research and products out there that have been perfected in the last 15 years since my suspension style superduty was released

Im not sure what my shocks are valved to, they were on the truck when purchased. Ive looked for the standard Fox engraving with the valving info but just find the letter K. Not sure what shop engraves the letter K with their valving.
have you seen how much your truck flexes? your spotter could have over exaggerated, maybe check bed and cab mounts/bolts

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depending on valving, you have a lot of shock on that truck.....

rebuilding and revalving are very simple and dont require too many soecial tools....

do a youtube search...

i would definatly start looking at a better spring as well.

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I'll give them a call during business hours. Have you dealt with them before?
A few times when I was younger. I grew up in that area. They where good people.

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have you seen how much your truck flexes? your spotter could have over exaggerated, maybe check bed and cab mounts/bolts
Thanks. I'll check them out but I think the ride will still be real bouncy

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