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quick question on n2 for shock rebuild

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Joehs, Apr 13, 2011.

  1. Apr 13, 2011 at 12:12 PM
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    What type of place can compress nitrogen into my coilovers?

    Need to have this done on my saw 2.0. Website said 200 psi, does that seem right?

    I've called 4 tire shops and a 4wp. All said they couldn't do it.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. Apr 13, 2011 at 12:23 PM
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    valvoline at maridian and 39th has a nitrogen machine try hitting them up.
     
  3. Apr 13, 2011 at 12:31 PM
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    Their machine only goes to 125 psi. Any other ideas?
     
  4. Apr 13, 2011 at 12:32 PM
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    no other 4X shops around that area??? im all out of ideas
     
  5. Apr 13, 2011 at 12:34 PM
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    4wp only goes to 90. Same with most of the tire ships around here.

    I am sad :(
     
  6. Apr 13, 2011 at 12:37 PM
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    Try to find a motor cycle shop. Most can charge to whatever PSI you need.
     
  7. Apr 13, 2011 at 12:59 PM
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    Called a few around here. So far no dice. I've read that some motorcylce dealers might be able to do it so i'll ring them up shortly.

    Hopefully I'll find one soon.

    THanks for the recommendations people!
     
  8. Apr 13, 2011 at 4:11 PM
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    In case anyone is wondering. I'm opting to just send them back to sway away. I got them used and figured they ought to be rebuilt anyway. No telling how hard they were wheeled before I got them.

    They also have the old sway away red coils on them, so i'll probably have them replaced with the newer eibach coils as well since that seems to be the consensus on the best way to go with them.
     
  9. Apr 13, 2011 at 6:01 PM
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    Electric Dynolock tailgate, TrailGear Slides, , 285/75-16 Yoko Geolanders on Wheelers Type B, SAW 2.0 front and back, Camburg b/j UCA, 1.5" AAL, Ubolt flip, ARB bump.
    x2.

    Just had mine recharged, the driver's was at 100psi :( from when I bought them, it feels much better at the correct 200psi.

    Also, with the design of the schrader valve housing on the SAWs, the shop will need a 'screw on type' of hose fitting, as opposed to the typical tire filler style that you just press/hold on.

    Don't pay any more than $20 a shock (even that's real high, but is common; my local racing shop did both for $10). Also, since you're paying for it, have them release the old nitrogen: it never goes bad, but at least your not paying $20 for them to fill your shock from 199psi to 200psi.

    Also, be sure that the shock is unweighted for filling, i.e. off the ground.

    As for the coils, I made the swithc from the old reds to the new, 1" longer silvers... can't say I noticed much of a difference other than I like the look more.
     
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