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Fox Rebuild or send to Push

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by homepiece, Mar 24, 2008.

  1. homepiece

    homepiece Monkey

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    Just wanted to get some opinions from the folks on here. Need to get my rear shock rebuilt for my Chumba F4. Over the phone, Fox claimed the rebuild for my Rear shock would cost between 80 and 120 depending on what needed to be done. The push rebuild plus factory/bottoming system is $170.

    Is the push rebuild plus the factory tune and bottom system work the extra dollars?
     

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  2. pelo

    pelo Monkey

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    Go for the PUSH kit.
     
  3. Mike Buell

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    I think its worth it
     
  4. denjen

    denjen Certified Lift Whore

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    I sent the RP23 from my XC bike to fox a month or so ago. Couldnt be happier. Will probably send my DHX back to them this week. I wrapped a piece of paper around the shock with my and the bikes info, not sure what they did but it feels awesome. Round trip with 2 day shipping was $110.
     
  5. Banshee Rider

    Banshee Rider Turbo Monkey

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    I hear the race tents won't help you if your products been aftermarket tuned. That alone makes me hesitate, considering how many times I've been helped out by them in the past.
     
  6. dhmike

    dhmike Turbo Monkey

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    go with push it's worth it!
     
  7. DirtyMike

    DirtyMike Turbo Fluffer

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    What shock will you be sending in, an old RC, or a newer DHX Etc???
     
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    Really?!? That seems somewhat ridiculous to me. Especially since all someone would have to do is pull the Push decal off...... :disgust:
     
  9. Transcend

    Transcend My Nuts Are Flat

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    Why would they? It is no longer their stock product inside. As soon as they open it up they will know. You think the technicians cannot tell the difference between their own shock parts (that they see thousands of times) and 3rd party parts and configurations?

    Fox tracks very closely changes made to their shocks internally (via serialized stickers at the race support truck).

    They touch a 3r party shock, something inside breaks and then they look responsible, even though it isn't their problem.
     
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    you just stole the words from my mouth
     
  11. FreeRide-Junkie

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    Makes sense I guess.
     
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    They won't help unless your product is malfunctioning either, something to keep in mind.
     
  13. Mc.Dub

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    Not to jack the thread but I've got an old Fox RC too, on my Tomac 204. I've been looking through the PUSH site and have been wondering if it would be worth it to send it in. Not sure if the shock is still performing the way it did when it was new. I bought the bike used.
     
  14. DirtyMike

    DirtyMike Turbo Fluffer

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    For the Older RC's I defenetly suggest going with FOX rebuild. They update the guts, install some propedal, new bushings, the works..... All for about 120. I Like Push, but I really like the RC's that come back from fox now. I didnt like the feel of a DHX, I didnt like the feel of the RC's. but I DO like the way the RC's feel after fox's new rebuilds.
     
  15. gonefirefightin

    gonefirefightin free wieners

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    I was a big advocate for push last year, but I have found that it really doesnt make that big of a difference. and fox is at all of the major races in the country.

    the thing I have found out is this.......

    most riders dont know how to tune thier suspension for the course/conditions they are riding so they think PUSH will make up the difference.

    I have close to 10 rear shocks lying around and half of them are pushed. I can no longer tell just by riding them wich ones are stock and wich ones arent. and they are swapped out all the time.

    I have not seen the benefit after sending over 5 shocks and a few forks in to PUSH. I would rather send it to fox or take it by the tent when at a race and listen straight to the tech tell me whats wrong with my part or remedies to make my life easier.

    just my two bits
     
  16. JRogers

    JRogers talks too much

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    I don't think it's a bad idea. I got the works from Push on the same shock on the same frame. I'm not the most discerning when it comes to equipment changes, but it did seem to perform a little better. Nothing absolutely stellar from my point of view, but noticable- a little more controlled, a little less bobbing, a little better on bigger and some medium hits. Getting a rebuild is probably a good idea, but if you have a few extra bucks laying around, sending it to Push isn't a bad way to go.

    The 204 is a good frame and handles the often not so great RC pretty well. If you have the extra money, Push won't hurt. I still use the shock on a different frame after the 204 started cracking.