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    Replacing Fox Damper (Fox 32 Talas RLC)

    Does anyone know how much it costs to replace damper cartridges for Fox forks, specifically a Fox 32 Talas RLC?

    I kinda messed mine up so I'm trying to figure out the best way to fix it. I read that I could put a newer FIT cartridge into my older (2009) open bath damper fork. Supposedly that would be an upgrade.

    How much does the regular open bath cartridge cost vs the FIT cartridge? Is the upgrade to FIT worth the cost?

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    Replacing Fox Damper (Fox 32 Talas RLC)

    What's not working right on your existing damper?
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    Re: Replacing Fox Damper (Fox 32 Talas RLC)

    My fork has been leaking oil for a very long time now. It leaks no matter what. Pools of oil have formed at the bottom of the tire underneath the fork after leaving the bike sit a couple days. It was leaving with enduro fork seals, so I replaced with skf seals a year ago, and it continues to leak.

    The top of my damper side fork is all mangled from trying to open it... it's hard for me to open it, and it's impossible to put the remains and lockout adjuster knobs on it because the mangled metal is in the way.

    I want to replace the damper to maybe fix the leaking oil issue, allow me to attach the adjustment knobs, and allow me to open the fork easier in the future. And aesthetics.

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    Replacing Fox Damper (Fox 32 Talas RLC)

    If it's leaking out of the bottom of the fork then it has nothing to do with the seal/wiper interfacing with the stanchion.

    Most likely the crush washers aren't torqued properly or have been reused enough that they are no longer sealing in the splash oil.

    I've seen replacement Fox damper cartridges on eBay cheap. That might be the most cost effective route.
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    Replacing Fox Damper (Fox 32 Talas RLC)

    Also, I'd recommend buying or making a non-chamfered socket to prevent top cap damage in the future.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShirleySerious View Post
    If it's leaking out of the bottom of the fork then it has nothing to do with the seal/wiper interfacing with the stanchion.
    I should have been more clear. It is leaking out of the top side of the fork. It is leaking where the fork stanchion meets the seal on the outside of the fork. It leaks whether the fork is used or not...although it isn't leaking as much anymore, I suspect the fork has emptied most of its oil by this point.



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    Let me get this straight. You're saying that when the fork is just sitting there, unused, it would actively leak oil upwards and out of the wiper?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShirleySerious View Post
    Let me get this straight. You're saying that when the fork is just sitting there, unused, it would actively leak oil upwards and out of the wiper?
    Yes.

    It is as if the oil is pressurized.

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    Replacing Fox Damper (Fox 32 Talas RLC)

    I've seen the inside of an RLC damper and I can't reconcile that with what you're saying. I've got nothing for you, man. Hope someone else has an idea. Good luck.
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    Re: Replacing Fox Damper (Fox 32 Talas RLC)

    The only questions I had were how much the damper cartridges cost and if the FIT is worth it.

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    Replacing Fox Damper (Fox 32 Talas RLC)

    Fair enough. Was just trying to save you a buck or two.
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    call fox and they will give you pricing on upgrades/replacements like dampers, uppers, lowers etc etc.

    dont forget PUSH as an option as well.

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