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    Fox Fork seal question

    Will be servicing my older Fox 32mm fork soon and although I have been very satisfied with Enduro fork seals in the past I know Fox has upgraded their own seals to a low friction type made by SKF. Does anyone here have first hand experience with them and which would you recommend?

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    I haven't used the Enduro seals but did rebuild with the Fox SKF seals. They have worked great. They've lasted longer than the originals and seem to have less friction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DustyChap View Post
    I haven't used the Enduro seals but did rebuild with the Fox SKF seals. They have worked great. They've lasted longer than the originals and seem to have less friction.
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    I rebuilt my Talas fork last year with the new seals and was dissappointed with how quickly I had oil weeping by the new seals on my stanchions.

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    I rebuilt two forks with the new Fox low friction seals. Much smoother action, very noticeable.
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    I used the Enduro seals and wasn't all that impressed. They lasted about as long as the new SKF seals but weren't as smooth feeling.
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    Use the stock seals. Your service interval will be up long before they fail.

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    My last experience with Enduros was good as far as leaking, but for the first 30 or so hours the stiction was horrendous. I hear the new Fox are the way to go. Also- if you replace seals and get a lot of weeping, that can be caused by a couple things. Two of the more common are worn bushings and over oiled foam rings (on foam type wiper seals)
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    Fox Fork seal question

    I have used Enduro seals on two forks and have been very happy with them I have not used the new fox ones however

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    I have used the Enduro seals as well as the newer Fox SKF seals. I like the new Fox seals. They were a big improvement in my 2010 Fox F29 RLC on both durability and stiction. I have them now in my 2013 Fox CTD F29 and they are working fine but the upper bushings are so tight that the foam wipers dry out and need to be cleaned and re oiled occasionally.

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    Thanks for the feedback everyone. Think I'll give the SKF seals a try.

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    Well, finally had a rainy day to work on the bike. Serviced the fork and shock yesterday. The SKF seals feel really smooth right out of the chute. I made the right choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike_S View Post
    Well, finally had a rainy day to work on the bike. Serviced the fork and shock yesterday. The SKF seals feel really smooth right out of the chute. I made the right choice.

    Rainy day to work on your bike! rainy days are for riding!! haha, it rained hard!

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