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Help!!! Lots corrosion on my shocks

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by wangluoqis, Mar 15, 2013.

  1. Mar 15, 2013 at 11:03 PM
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    wangluoqis

    wangluoqis [OP] Active Member

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    Hi guys,

    I got this Fox Factory Series shocks installed in beginning of Jan and now it has lots of corrosion on them after only 3 months on my truck.
    The ring for adjusting preload on one side is completely locked could not make it move even with a spring compressor. I am assuming that corrosion is stopping it to move.Another side has corrosion too but ring is moving hardly. Is this a quality issue? I brought it brand new from ORW in Dec last year and had only ran them for over 3 months now. what should I do??

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  2. Mar 16, 2013 at 1:17 AM
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    bullaculla

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    That's after 3 months? Yikes!
    I'll keep an eye on mine and keep them clean.
     
  3. Mar 16, 2013 at 1:20 AM
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    TROKITA

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    you got foxed :spy:
     
  4. Mar 16, 2013 at 1:21 AM
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    MightyMouse-SCT

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    Must be his salty roads . Mine are close to a year old and look brand new . I keeps em clean though .

    Picture I just snapped 2 days ago

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  5. Mar 16, 2013 at 6:46 AM
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    127.0.0.1

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    that is normal

    depends on what conditions you drive in

    scrub that stuff down a drizzle boeshield on it from now on if it bugs you
     
  6. Mar 17, 2013 at 12:42 AM
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    I've got some similar issues on the bodies of my Fabtech Dirt Logic coil overs....everytime I wash the truck I scrub them down and also use a detail spray (Pig Spit) to protect/prevent corrosion. After a year I have slight surface rust forming.

    Yours may have corroded faster due to exposure to rock salt.:confused: Without regular washing rock salt really does a number on metal. Luckily they don't really use that stuff down here in VA Beach ;)
     
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2013
  7. Mar 18, 2013 at 11:23 AM
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    SoCaltaco65

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    YIKES! Dats a lot O road salt...
     
  8. Mar 18, 2013 at 3:49 PM
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  9. Mar 18, 2013 at 3:58 PM
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  10. Mar 18, 2013 at 3:59 PM
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    Protect it with Fluid Film
     
  11. Mar 18, 2013 at 6:16 PM
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    using this now...although the rock salt season is at its end here in NE Ohio I still want to protect my suspension upgrade
     
  12. Mar 18, 2013 at 6:27 PM
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