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Old 03-26-2012, 11:59 AM   #1
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Fox 2.5 R/R coil replacement

Well I can't seem to find a how to on this and have a couple of questions so if anybody has some info please chime in!


I need to replace the current coils on some Fox 2.5's I bought used. I put them on and the coil rate was waaay to high. So stiff that they added another 1.5" of lift on top of the 2.75" I already had with my OME 885 coils.

I've done coil replacement and adjusting on my 5100's but I'm wondering how to do these.

I was thinking

1st) Let the nitrogen out of the resi's

2nd) Remove resi hose

3rd) Remove adjustment collars



Is that all there is to it? Besides trying not to lose any oil and having to recharge them to specified psi?

Thanks for the help guys.


edit: Yes I will have to remove the top plates first.
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Old 03-26-2012, 03:10 PM   #2
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compress the springs and take off the bottom spring bucket.. no need to do any of that.
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Old 03-26-2012, 05:28 PM   #3
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Thanks surfrat didn't even know that portion came off.
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compress the springs and take off the bottom spring bucket.. no need to do any of that.
x2, when i tried removing all my preload on my SAWs it was too tight so I unloaded the spring and the bottom piece comes out and the spring slides out with it, then you can do whatever you need to and put it back together with the spring compressor again just dont use those crappy rental ones, take it to a shop and have them do it with the right machine
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x2, when i tried removing all my preload on my SAWs it was too tight so I unloaded the spring and the bottom piece comes out and the spring slides out with it, then you can do whatever you need to and put it back together with the spring compressor again just dont use those crappy rental ones, take it to a shop and have them do it with the right machine
So to be clear.

Take off all pre load by loosening the collars.

Compress the coil slightly

Unscrew the whole bottom piece?
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So to be clear.

Take off all pre load by loosening the collars.

Compress the coil slightly

Unscrew the whole bottom piece?
no need to loosen the collars, leave them as is and just compress the whole thing . once the pressure is off the bottom piece it will be able to slide out from the side. there should be an opening on one side of that bottom piece that will clear the shaft and slide out. does that make sense?
basically once the coil is compressed that bottom piece will slide out from the side, not straight down.
Thats how it was for my SAW coilovers, im assuming its similar for the foxes.
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I wish mine had that opening lol it'd be easy. Mine are fully enclosed.
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I wish mine had that opening lol it'd be easy. Mine are fully enclosed.
ah shit, then idk man
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1. You'll need to compress the springs far enough to slide the lower spring seats up, and expose the clips holding the spring seat in place.
2. There is a little o-ring that holds the 2 halves together. Remove the o-ring, and the 2 clips. Will look somewhat like this:
3. Carefully slide the coil spring seat off from the eyelet. The springs will be under extreme tension, (we had a hard time here on our spring compressor with those) so please be careful.

Call us if you have any questions...

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1. You'll need to compress the springs far enough to slide the lower spring seats up, and expose the clips holding the spring seat in place.
2. There is a little o-ring that holds the 2 halves together. Remove the o-ring, and the 2 clips. Will look somewhat like this:
3. Carefully slide the coil spring seat off from the eyelet. The springs will be under extreme tension, (we had a hard time here on our spring compressor with those) so please be careful.

Call us if you have any questions...

Thanks,
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You guys kick ass. I was getting curious about this as well in case i wanna up my spring rate after the new bumper.
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thanks Marco. I should have had you guys replace them during the rebuild by didn't think straight.

But now I learned something new today!
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