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    New high vol sleeve came with air seal kit pre-assembled - should i trust it?

    Hi there!

    I've gotten a new high volume sleeve, it came from the distributor with an air seal kit already installed. Don't know why though. Don't know if it is normal, if they installed it or if it has even been disassembled from a shock they had lying around and sent to me. Therefore I can't properly access the seal rubber status. It seems to be ok. However what would you guys do? I'm tempted to ditch these seals and get a new kit.

    This just because I don't know their origins but if happens to be a normal thing for new sleeves to come with air seals installed I would use them. Can anyone vouch on this?

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    Takes maybe 2 minutes to install it. No reason you shouldnt try it as-is.

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    I picked up an air can a few years ago and it came with the seals installed. I'd stick with the installed seals.

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    I would simply lube all o-rings prior to installation.

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    They come std with seals. You'd expect it for the price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gvs_nz View Post
    They come std with seals. You'd expect it for the price.
    I wouldn't.

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    A new sleeve from Fox or new from a distributor will already have seals installed. As mentioned, lube it up and go. Don't forget to add some float fluid also.

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    Thanks for you answers guys. Just one doubt.

    By lubing it up, you guys means lube the seals while they're assembled, right? Because disassembling them to completely lube them would probably damage some. However lubing just one side, it isn't really the same as when they're lube before being assembled during a service...

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    Lube them as is, assembled. They will be fine.

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    Thanks!

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