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I had my first attempt at rebuilding shocks today. We were trying to do two front shocks off a King Cat and a full set for an F5 sno-pro.

So we figured we would start off with the easy, non-resivoirs off the king cat first. But as soon as I saw them I realized they are a different setup with one end molded in and not removable. I checked three service manuals and couldnt find anything on these type shocks so we decided to wait a while and find out the right way to do it. Can anybody provide me a link with details on how to do these? Or post instructions maybe?

So then we tried the Sno pro shocks. We did things by the book but we kept getting air inside when we screwed the bearing cap onto the body. We ended up having to screw the cap on and invert the shock (like doing a non-resivoir) and eventually just worked all the bubbles into the resivoir which was held above it. Then put the IFP in after. Is there anything wrong with doing it this way? We defenatly got all the air out so it seems ok. It did take a while though. Is there a better way or should I keep doing it like this?
 

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The ones we didnt bother with with yet were off an 04 king cat and the others were off an 03 F5 sno-pro, all ACT.
 

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They are the stock ones. Fox, ACT, whatever you want to call them. I think there was actually a Fox and ACT sticker on them. Fox and ACT are basicly the same anyway right? I thought the ACT are just relabled Fox shocks.
 

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Yeah, I think your right. The ACT shocks are made be Fox, right? But anyway, I'm going to be watching this thread because I'm about to rebuild the shocks on my F6 snopro.
 

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The KK has dead end shocks. Set the IFP depth then fill it w/ oil. The sno-pro shocks fill the body w/ oil to the bottom of the threads then screw the seal head in. Oil will over flow, slowly screw in seal head so air bubbles come out through the threads.
 

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Originally posted by mk2g60@Sep 25 2005, 09:38 PM
The KK has dead end shocks. Set the IFP depth then fill it w/ oil. The sno-pro shocks fill the body w/ oil to the bottom of the threads then screw the seal head in. Oil will over flow, slowly screw in seal head so air bubbles come out through the threads.
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So what holds the IFP in place while your doing the rest of the job? Air pressure? If so then I guess I have to set the IFP depth while the needle is inserted so air can flow, then pull the needle out and finish everything. This sound right?

When you screw the cap on, what angle should the shock be on? Or should it be perfectly vertical?
 
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