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Just wondering what the best oil is to put in the standard shocks on the front and rear suspension (act shocks) on my 2003 F7? I would like a stiffer ride without going to the snopro setup. :beerchug:
 

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Hey mk2g60, I have an open thread on shock oil as well. I'm looking to rebuild the shocks on my F6 snopro. I plan on running into a Amsoil dealer at haydays, should I get the light or medium oil. I would like to keep the same weight oil. Or should I just get some oil from the Cat dealer.

Didn't mean to hi-jack the thread.

Also, how much oil will I need to do all 4 shocks??? They all have remote resivors except the back which is a 2" bodied shock.
 

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Originally posted by 128JetSnake@Sep 8 2005, 03:55 PM
Hey mk2g60, I have an open thread on shock oil as well. I'm looking to rebuild the shocks on my F6 snopro. I plan on running into a Amsoil dealer at haydays, should I get the light or medium oil. I would like to keep the same weight oil. Or should I just get some oil from the Cat dealer.

Didn't mean to hi-jack the thread.

Also, how much oil will I need to do all 4 shocks??? They all have remote resivors except the back which is a 2" bodied shock.
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Zr800 definately use amsoil if you can get it. I use both light and medium but light provides a more of a plusher ride.

128 i used medium in the center shock, light in the rear and it made a big difference really smooth with the ohlins up front, tried out medium in the rear and it kinda lost its ride quality. You will probably use 2 qrts for all 4 shocks, maybe less been a while since i did shocks. Use shims to control ride, not oil, and use same oil before and after testing.
 

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Originally posted by my cat eats dogs@Sep 8 2005, 08:54 PM
Zr800 definately use amsoil if you can get it. I use both light and medium but light provides a more of a plusher ride.

128 i used medium in the center shock, light in the rear and it made a big difference really smooth with the ohlins up front, tried out medium in the rear and it kinda lost its ride quality. You will probably use 2 qrts for all 4 shocks, maybe less been a while since i did shocks.  Use shims to control ride, not oil, and use same oil before and after testing.
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I use the light on all my customers shocks, no complants so far :div20:
 

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I use the light Amsoil in most of the rebuilds. That would act more like the std shock, maybe a tad lighter. I also mix the 5 and 10 weight Amsoil like to make it slightly heavier. One is a 50/50 mix and the other is 2/3rds light. Straight medium in the rear arm shock is too slow IMO.
 

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Originally posted by 128JetSnake@Sep 8 2005, 06:55 PM
Hey mk2g60, I have an open thread on shock oil as well. I'm looking to rebuild the shocks on my F6 snopro. I plan on running into a Amsoil dealer at haydays, should I get the light or medium oil. I would like to keep the same weight oil. Or should I just get some oil from the Cat dealer.

Didn't mean to hi-jack the thread.

Also, how much oil will I need to do all 4 shocks??? They all have remote resivors except the back which is a 2" bodied shock.
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The Amsoil shock oil works well, I have used it before. Bleeds real easy. Pick up a bottle of the light & med. Cut them like looney said 50/50 & you'll have more than anuff for all 4 shocks.
 
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