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Fox 40 R OEM upgradeable?

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by funkyflea, Aug 15, 2013.

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  1. funkyflea

    funkyflea Chimp

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    Hi,

    I have emailed mtbservice@foxracingshox.com and asked if I can upgrade the 2013 40 R OEM fork with a RC2 cartridge, they don't seem to bother answering me.

    Does anyone know for a fact if this is possible? Is it the same stations and lowers as a 2013 Fox 40 RC2?

    Thanks!
     

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  2. Udi

    Udi RM Chief Ornithologist: “I Brake for Birds”

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    Yes, RC2 cartridge will drop in. The cartridge is not cheap however (unless you source a used one), I believe new it's around $420-440 including adjusters. If you enjoy US pricing, it may not cost much more to sell your R and buy a 2013 Kashima from go-ride.
     
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    blindboxx2334 Turbo Monkey

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    just backing Udi up.. just about anything is retrofittable to the 'old-er' chassis.. even the new float stuff! (it would be rather expensive to convert it though.)
     
  4. jonKranked

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    yea, one thing fox has been good at is ensuring stuff is backwards compatible (at least with the 40)
     
  5. ritche

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    yes it is upgradable, currently using a converted 08-09 white fit fox 40 rc2 with the help from a fox employee

    pair of kashima stanchions and skf seals, rc2 cartridge, rebound knob, rebound cover, compression knobs, basically the cartidge leg assembly was replaced and the coil leg was retained.
     
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    blindboxx2334 Turbo Monkey

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    this is another reason i really like fawxx. also really smart on them to make that CTD re-valve retrofittable too.
     
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    lachy_mtb Monkey

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    You can also chuck in an air cart, I did it on my current 40s. The air is so much better then the coil in my opinion
     
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    blindboxx2334 Turbo Monkey

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    got a ball park price on how much it was to convert? from what i remember, the conversion wasnt cheap!

    although it sounds like a great idea for people who want to keep the old, stiffer chassis (ive read some people saying the new chassis is not as stiff).. or for someone who doesnt want to buy a whole new fork.
     
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    *Instead of buying a new kashima fox 40 my friend (hook up) advised to convert my old 40, and save money.

    here's the pic:

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    blindboxx2334 Turbo Monkey

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    unless your fork is hammered or is on its way out.. it should always be cheaper in the end to convert it..

    although i know some people would rather just save themselves the 'hassle', sell their old fork, and get the new air40.. you could also save even more money if you didnt upgrade to kash and kept the standard stanchions
     
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