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My '04 TALAS makes a noise somewhere between a swoosh and a squish (a squoosh) on the rebound stroke anytime it compresses beyond half stroke.

My Fox Float100R never did this. Anything to be worried about?

Also, it seemed pretty much like my 100 R except maybe a little better on small bump compiance the first couple of rides but now it seems it's maybe a little more harsh over small trail debris. Increased stiction? I use the Stanchion Lube already. Any other suggestions.
 

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My '04 TALAS makes a noise somewhere between a swoosh and a squish (a squoosh) on the rebound stroke anytime it compresses beyond half stroke.

My Fox Float100R never did this. Anything to be worried about?

Also, it seemed pretty much like my 100 R except maybe a little better on small bump compiance the first couple of rides but now it seems it's maybe a little more harsh over small trail debris. Increased stiction? I use the Stanchion Lube already. Any other suggestions.
Mine does the same thing, and I am guessing it's normal. If you adjust the rebound slower/faster the sound will change. Faster rebound and the sound goes by so quick you hardly hear it.

I have increased stiction in mine as well, after about 1 month. I decided to open it up and clean it today. I found the left side foam ring totally dry, again. I lifted the seals a few weeks ago and found it dry, so I oiled it up good. Now a few weeks later it's dry again. I also found the left side seals had much more dirt in them than the right. I cleaned them all up and started to put it back together when I came across a major problem... the manual. The manual does not have any info on the internals of the TALAS. So I followed the FLOAT instructions. Well, the internals of the two are so different that I cannot figure out where to put the FLOAT Fluid oil.. top or middle chamber? The Floats only have top and bottom, no middle. So I am totally confused and dissapointed in the FOX manual.

My advice, DON'T take your apart until you see a real manual for the TALAS, AND you have a thin 12mm wrench, and 26mm socket, AND a torque wrench that does inch pounds. It would have cost far less for shipping to have Fox do the work....
 
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