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    Bleed holes should be .101, the drill size for a 4-40 roll tap.........

    How much pre-load do you have? Doubtful the springs are the issue unless it's sitting with only 2" of droop and zero pre-load. Since it's not sitting that high and your springs aren't flopping when it drops out your springs are probably in the ball park.

    Get a small nitrogen bottle and a regulator and do it yourself, it's not hard. Sending them out every time you want to make a change will get costly. There are some good vids on Youtube that will show you everything you need to break down a shock and put it back together.

    I would start buy opening up 2 bleed holes. If that doesn't cure it some stack trickery will be in order.

    If you crack them open, measure the stacks with a mic and post up what they are.

    And, you should have been doing this a couple months ago. Riding season is almost here for you..........

    Edit: totally agree on the bigger wheels. Bigger wheels make the bumps that much smaller.


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    Man thanks a bunch bdkw1. Yes dune season is upon us here in Oklahoma. Had to mapquest Easton. Not tooo far from Little Sahara. I wasnt planning on riding anymore, period. Was gonna sell my tazcar, trailer and Winnebago but this thread has given me some hope. I watched some youtube vids and I can do it. Just might need some help along the way with the shims, nitrogen and dialing everything in to my liking. Preload is 0, and I get quite a bit of droop in the rear. If this rebuild/revalve gets me closer to a ride my ol back can handle then 15" tires will be in my future budget. Thanks guys!!!
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    We can walk you thru any work you may do.

    The mechanics of doing shock valving is quite simple. Tuning on the other hand is a bit more of an art, like CVT tuning.
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    Also, use a quality 5wt oil. If someone put something thick in them they will get real harsh in the chattery stuff.
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    Well I have done some work to the Taz. I hung some power steering (see pics), made some adjustments to my seat for better posture, I have also been working with Dennie at Foddrills regarding my suspension. We decided to get some more droop so I changed out some of the springs, now my question is, What nitrogen pressures should I start off with on the front and rear Fox 2.0 shocks. I am reading like 40 psi on the left rear(I think I accidentally let out pressure last year when trying to get a reading), 100 psi on right rear, 100 psi on left front and 140 psi on right front ? thanks
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    At least 125 - go get the setup to charge them, it's worth the effort.
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    Quote Originally Posted by K-fab View Post
    At least 125 - go get the setup to charge them, it's worth the effort.
    Will this kit work?

    https://f-o-a.com/shop/foa-nitrogen-fill-kit/
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    Yah, and get the Fox schrader valve setup that screws onto the valve stem.
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    I made my own. Regulators are easy to find, and I used the yellow HVAC hose, and a Schrader fill tool meant for airplane struts. I think it is the same as fox.

    Amazon has everything you need for decent prices.

    I got the bottle from the local weld shop. It was something around 100-150. 15 bucks for a refill, and I don't have to worry about recert of the tank, etc.
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    It's called a schrader strut coupler. I took out the copper washer and replaced it with a flat o ring, so no wrench required.

    The hose was a uniweld magic barrier hose. Its rated for 800 psi, 4000 burst, so plenty good.

    I bought a couple flare fittings to adapt to the hose as well, which makes it quick to pull apart for travel. I also have different chucks I can use for airing tires, etc.
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