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    Fox DHX 3/4/5 Coil Rebuild Tutorial

    Here is the link to my tutorial
    It shows how to teardown you DHX and replace oil, Main shaft and IFP seals.
    The Propedal and Rebound arnt taken apart or altered (yet)

    Link:
    http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?yigt3mzmoye

    Enjoy!

    Also im in the process of compiling a high quality seal kit that include's all of the internal o-ring seals, as well as a much higher quaility guide, with much more detailed pictures and descriptions, as well as how to replace all seals.
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    Shut off all the freakin spam...

    ...or just post the pdfs here. I'm not downloading anything from a spam-filled site like that.
    May the air be filled with tires!

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    Lee, such angst! It's not entirely spam, so some of that could be useful...

    I would like to see a way to isolate the rebound from the LSC in a DHX. No reason not to have that orifice closed off on the compression stroke.
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    FYI Blaster, the reason i didnt post the pdf directly here is because the file is to large. If you got a problem downloading it from mediafire because of a bit of spam, tick off and go have a cry.

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    Nick, great work man, thanks for posting this. I have the DHX air and was planning a rebuild. Does the air version require the nitrogen charge? Also are there shims on both sides of the piston? The shim stack can be clearly seen in the pics but i couldnt tell from orientation whether those were for compression or rebound.

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    Awesome work, Nick!! Congratulations and Thanks for sharing!!

    I posted it on the "Service" Sticky at the top of this page.

    If you have some more, we'll be glad to have them up here.
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    Just downloaded it at work. Then I emailed it to myself. That way my home pc doesn't get all the spam cookies on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thebronze
    Nick, great work man, thanks for posting this. I have the DHX air and was planning a rebuild. Does the air version require the nitrogen charge? Also are there shims on both sides of the piston? The shim stack can be clearly seen in the pics but i couldnt tell from orientation whether those were for compression or rebound.

    Yes, the DHX Air does require a nitro charge, it goes where that little white nylon plug is. Im not sure how much this guide will help you for a dhx air, as it was mainly for a coil
    I can however give you a pic of the shim stack

    The washer on the far left is the thick black plate washer that dosent flex, between that and the piston is the compression stack, on the right of the piston is the rebound stack.
    Hope this helps mate
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    Strange looking compression stack, seems like a serious two stage setup.

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    The white plug has nothing to do with air or nitro, it is an oil bleed. The only gas (air) in a DHX goes in the schrader valve in the res.

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    Yeah, that's definitely not the stock stack.
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    davep: I was talking about a DHX Air, ther is a nitro charge under that white plug. On the coil, you are correct, only gas is what you put in the boost valve

    DHidiot: That is a stock stack from a 09 DHX. I havent altered the shim stack (yet) from its stock version because i cant find a place to buy shims from

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    try mx-tech.com for shims, the've taken good care of me for my marzocchi tst2 mod.

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    Great guide Nick, better than some factory manuals IMO.
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    Wow....that seems very very odd for them to put a 2 stage stack in a stock damper, mainly because they wear down a lot faster.

    Would you mind getting measurements of that stack at some point?
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    I have just reassembled my shock, and dont intend to take it part again for a while. However give me some info of what you want measured and i gladly will measure it next time i have it apart

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    I have just reassembled my shock, and dont intend to take it part again for a while. However give me some info of what you want measured and i gladly will measure it next time i have it apart

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    Fox DHX 3/4/5 Coil Rebuild Tutorial

    Thanks Nick for the work you did on this tutorial. I just finished putting my shock on the rig and test riding around town. It is simply BUTTER. I used Red Line 10wt, which I have found to be the best brand fork and shock oil in the business. I found all the O-rings at my local Western States Cat dealer. They stock more O-rings then you can shake a stick at, and are cheap.

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fatcrobat
    Thanks Nick for the work you did on this tutorial. I just finished putting my shock on the rig and test riding around town. It is simply BUTTER. I used Red Line 10wt, which I have found to be the best brand fork and shock oil in the business. I found all the O-rings at my local Western States Cat dealer. They stock more O-rings then you can shake a stick at, and are cheap.

    Cheers
    Thanks for the reply mate, good to here your shock works great now

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    Nick,
    Good job and thanks for sharing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DHidiot
    Lee, such angst! It's not entirely spam, so some of that could be useful...

    I would like to see a way to isolate the rebound from the LSC in a DHX. No reason not to have that orifice closed off on the compression stroke.
    it can be done, send it in to push and they will change the bolt to one that is closed off on compression "powertrac" valve is how they put it I believe.

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    excellent guide, thanks for sharing

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    Thanks for the effort, this will be a life/$ saver.

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    Fox DHX 5. coil IFP depth

    So I would like to know if anyone has gone to the work of cataloging, or has access to the IFP depth for all of the Fox DHX 5. coils? I have a 8.75 x 2.75 on my 2008 Santa Cruz V10 and am engaging to test different depths after rebuild, and record changes in suspension "feel"
    I'll also be testing the use of Nitrogen in the air chamber, and infusing the oil to remove all the air.

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    Great tutorial, thanks for sharing!

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