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    Running Boxxer WC Without Oil Seals?

    Title pretty much says it... Do any of you have any experience running your WC fork without the oil seals and just the dust seals. I've heard it significantly reduces stiction but i'm curious if any one with first hand experience can comment. If so, i'm also curious as to how much the service interval time decreased running the fork this way.

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    How would you keep the oil in the fork

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    The dust seals get the job done but you need to overhaul the forks more often. So what i'm wondering is how often guys have to rebuild their fork when they ditch the oil seals.

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    One guy from Ridemonkey did it. Stiction got reduced but he reported plenty of oil weepage and returned to the oil seals.He said you would have to add lubrication oil every couple of rides...

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    You can get foam rings to replace the oil seals. Works very well in getting rid of the stiction. Some people have also had good results by adding fluoro oil to the stanchions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pipes10 View Post
    You can get foam rings to replace the oil seals. Works very well in getting rid of the stiction. Some people have also had good results by adding fluoro oil to the stanchions.
    I've been hearing that's the best thing to do to minimize stiction and keep the oil from weeping.Any idea where to source 35mm foam rings?

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    You can get them from SRAM but you have to ask as there isn't a part number for them yet I don't think. Come spring they should have that sorted.
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    maybe the smart compromise would be to remove the tension spring from the oil seal
    maybe a little judicious sanding of the seal lip itself if you really want that last bit of friction gone.
    Personnally, even brand new, I was saying 'what stiction?' to my WC compared to my U-turn Revelation.
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