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    FOX AIR 2.0 with remote reservoir
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    Hi All
    If i removed the Valve fitting from the top of a FOX Air 2.0 10" and fitted a Remote reservoir to it......would it still work as an air shock or would the modification create too much of a restriction?
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    Resi out the top does not do much for a airshock, to much shaft displacement. Resi out the bottom with a large feed tube will work wonders.
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    Thanks bdkw1
    What size feed tube and resi would you recomend for a fox 2.0 10" shock?
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    1/2". Resi needs to be about 2/3's the length of the shock can.
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    Awsome, thanks bdkw1
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    Be warned, if you go resi out the bottom you will have to really soften up the valving. With the additional fluid flow through the piston you will have almost double the damping that you had before.
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    makes sense, no nitro/oil mush mix........i will take note of that
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    It's not just the air/oil mix. Shaft displacement is huge on a air shock. When you figure it shaft displacement your effective piston area is only 1.91 square inches. With resi out the bottom all the oil must go through the piston making you working area 3.14.

    If you wanted to get real tricky, you could put the resi outlet a couple inches from the top. This would give you a 65% increase in damping as the piston went by the port. Bump zone for free. Walker shocks use this trick.

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    mmmm...interesting, i might stick to the Resi out bottom as first suggested
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