Why rebuild your SHOCKS, when they worked fine at the end of the last season, right?
each time you ride there is a little bit of oil fade,
and wear on the seals.
Over time deterioration of the oil and seals worsen,
in pressure loss, the stability and performance of the oil
is decreased, which causes inconsistent damping.
Also, moisture can be ingested in to the shock. The water dilutes the oil and the damping action is affected.
Internal Floating Piston (IFP) shocks use a floating piston with an
o-ring seal to separate the 200+ pounds of nitrogen gas from the oil, this
piston travels up and down inside the shock
1000's of times in one ride, this o-ring is prone to wear
and lets the nitrogen gas into the oil resulting in emulsion shock.
IFP shocks are far different from Emulsion shocks. In emulsion shocks
the nitrogen and oil are mixed, these shocks work good, however the valve
emulsion shocks are designed
this application. In IFP shocks the valve stacks are
designed for just oil to pass by, so when oil is mixed with the nitrogen it
throws the damping off.
Shocks go "soft" after awhile, and all the factors above is what
leads to the shock to go “soft”,
this effect causes the suspension to bottom out. The bumps in
goes through the suspension leading to bent shock shafts, torque
arms and suspension rails,
to mention what it does to you.
quite complaining that the trails are to rough, and get your shocks rebuild
to help smoothen the ride.
How often should shocks be rebuilt?
There’s no hard set rules, just guidelines and experience, it depends on the amount of use, type of shock, type of seals, oil quality, and personal desire. Typically they should be serviced every 2000 miles or at the end of each season. Sounds rather frequent? Well it depends on the ride quality you want from your sled. Some riders will service their shocks every 1000 miles...I service my shocks after every other snowcross race and I will only get maybe 20miles on them.
The harder you work the shocks the
more the need...
Only you can draw the line of when you need to bring them back up to their top level of performance.
stainless steel shafts are far
more superior over the regular steel shafts.
First, they are less prone to rusting, pitting, there is no chrome plating to be scratched or nicked off.
We also have replacement shafts for HPG and KYB, which are impossible
will try to
straighten them. But how
straight can you get them? Are
they the same diameter where the bend was?
Will it be strong enough or will I be back in a week to get it
straighten again? How much will
it cost? Well, we can get you a
brand new for roughly the same cost, so why even bother trying to straighten
What shock oil we use?
Amsoil Shock Therapy Oil. It is
formulated for maximum stability and performance in high performance
controls friction, heat and significantly reduces wear and scuffing.
Viscosity remains constant; foam and aeration are kept to minimum,
limiting shock fade and inconsistent damping.
Once a year or every 1000-2000miles.
MODERATE RIDER: Every 2-3 years or 2000-4000 miles.
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