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Hi Guys!
Just finished both the tutorial and the rebuild, and both worked great :thumbsup:

Heres the link (hopefully it works!), to the first tutorial i know of on the internet that explains in detail how to tear down a DHX 5 coil shock, created in Adobe PDF.

Enjoy and post feedback!!!!!
Although no flaming!

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http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?yigt3mzmoye

(PS: ignore post below...)
 

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Thanks, very informative. I may take a crack at it someday.

Note that you used "No" in several places where you meant "Now." Might consider editing it at some point, but I knew what you meant.
 

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Nice work Nick!

If you don't mind a couple of constructive criticisms?

  1. Take out the Fox copyrighted pics and logos, mfg's can be sticky about use of their branded images.
  2. Too many spelling mistakes!
  3. You didn't list the part# of the o-ring you used, its dimensions or its material composition?
  4. Greasing the o-ring can be dangerous since a blob could block ports etc in the shock body, lubing with shock oil might be safer.
  5. You didn't mention what type of degreaser you used to clean the shock.
  6. A quick mention to check shaft and bore condition might be prudent since you could do all this work and have the new seal fail from damage in these areas.
Otherwise a very nice tutorial, I would attempt this myself after seeing this, although in my opinion if I was going through the trouble of disassembly I would replace the piston seal which would obviously require sending it off for rebuild.

Obviously your shock is in excellent condition with no scratches on the shaft or piston bore, if your shock has poor condition components in these areas a factory rebuild would likely replace these components and might be a better option for reconditioning.

Thanks for taking the time to write it up and for sharing your experience with us, much appreciated!:thumbsup:
 

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Whoops, also forgot to mention 4Jawchuck, is that the reason i like using that Cat grease is that it breaks down in oil, and dosen't alter properties of the oil
The reason i didnt include the specs of the o-ring is because this will force people to go down and get one measured properly by experts, my measurements may be slightly off, so its best left to have a professional measure it properly against another o-ring.
It was however a simple N70 o-ring, nothing fancy.
 

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Hi guys!
thought id give you's an update on how the shock is going, ive been riding it hard over the last couple of day's and im happy to report no problems, the shock feels better than ever.
IF you download my tutorial, please leave feedback or CONSTRUCTIVE critisim, i would love to here people's thoughts on it
 

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I am impressed with the quality of the tutorial. I get lost at the last few steps though. Maybe it is the wording. I just am a little surprised that shaking the main piston will get oil into all the spaces.
 

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dvng said:
my dhx coil which came with my speshy sx doesn't have the boost valve. How do i remove the air and pump it back after i finish.
From what ive heard, those DHX 5's come with Nitro charged (AKA undjustable) boost valves. Sorry mate but this tutorial wont be able to help you, you'll more than likely need special tools to rebuild your DHX
 
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