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How do i revalve my shocks?

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by FBGW01, May 19, 2012.

  1. May 19, 2012 at 11:33 AM
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    i have fox 2.0 smoothbody resi shocks and they are stiff so i need to revalve them. anyone know of a video or link that can show me how to do this myself?? sorry couldnt find a vid or a thread to show me how:eek:
     
  2. May 19, 2012 at 11:37 AM
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  3. May 19, 2012 at 12:05 PM
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    so wat is it in the shock that revalves it?
     
  4. May 19, 2012 at 12:07 PM
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    a stack of shims (varying in sizes) on each side of the piston (compression/rebound), basically makes the flow of oil easier/harder to pass through the piston on to the opposing side
     
  5. May 19, 2012 at 12:09 PM
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    if you notice those things he measures when he removes multiple disks off the shaft. those are the valve shims. altering the thickness etc on them will alter your valving
     
  6. May 19, 2012 at 12:09 PM
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    ahhh i got it haha:D so i have to go buy these shims i assume?
     
  7. May 19, 2012 at 12:10 PM
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    ooh so i can grind those bitcheess down just a little?
     
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    i would call downsouth motorsports. talk to them and see what they recommend and they will ship out a new stack for what your looking into. if you dont really know what your talking about regarding valves SDHQ might be able to help measure what you got and provide a good recommendation as well, i dont know if they stock them
     
  9. May 19, 2012 at 12:12 PM
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    hell no lol, they arent very thick to start out with. you will want to buy new ones. you might be keeping some of the current ones just altering a few or you might just go with a whole new stack
     
  10. May 19, 2012 at 12:18 PM
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    haha damm no grinding:( hahaha but ya SDHQ said they can do it but i dont wanna spend the money or have to drive around with just leaf springs in the rear while i wait for them to be finished. so ill see if i can buy some from them or order some. thankyou for the quick responses:D
     
  11. May 19, 2012 at 12:22 PM
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    it should take you no more than a couple hours once you get the shims to rebuild them. I would just go ahead and call DSMS, tell them what shocks you have and what the issue is. Have them recommend something and ship it out to you. Swap them out on evening, run them and see what you think.

    did you buy the shocks new/used, im guessing not for specific Tacoma application.
     
  12. May 21, 2012 at 9:55 PM
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