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Nitrogen pressure change valving?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by goomba, Feb 1, 2012.

  1. Feb 1, 2012 at 7:15 AM
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    goomba

    goomba [OP] It is a Fluid Situation

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  2. Feb 8, 2012 at 11:53 PM
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    The recommended pressure for each brand of shock is usually best, however altering the pressure up and down will increase or decrease the amount of cavitation (vacuum bubble that forms behind the piston) leading to a slightly softer or firmer feel. The problem however is, too little pressure (i.e. less than 150psi usually) and the shock will fade and begin to malfunction. Too much pressure (i.e. greater than 300psi depending on manuf) and the seals may fail prematurely in addition to a potentially harsh ride. That's the simple explanation. Optimal pressure is the least amount that gets the Job done without fading or boiling the oil.
     
  3. Feb 9, 2012 at 5:37 AM
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    goomba [OP] It is a Fluid Situation

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    Thanks.
     
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