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Fox 40 R OEM upgradeable?

funkyflea

Chimp
Oct 1, 2007
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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!
 

Udi

RM Chief Ornithologist: “I Brake for Birds”
Mar 14, 2005
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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.
 

blindboxx2334

Turbo Monkey
Mar 19, 2013
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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.)
 

ritche

Monkey
Dec 3, 2011
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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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lachy_mtb

Monkey
May 25, 2008
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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
 

blindboxx2334

Turbo Monkey
Mar 19, 2013
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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.
 

ritche

Monkey
Dec 3, 2011
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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
Mar 19, 2013
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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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