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Hello all, I'm wondering if anyone has added a schrader valve to their shock reservoir and re-pressured their shocks to a higher nitrogen pressure yet? I was recently reading a post on a FB group that someone had done this and re-pressured them up to 180psi, he said they only had around 90psi from the factory. I did this on my old RZR 900S and it helped out tremendously. Just curious as to whether it would be a good idea on the KRX.
 

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Proper pressure is important in any shock. The question is, what is the correct pressure for our Fox shocks, and how can you check them? I would assume they come from the factory at the correct pressure, but without a schrader valve, how do you check them?
 

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I bought a set of caps from Schmidty Racing for my old RZR with the shrader valve installed already. Pretty straight forward install. I would assume they come from the factory with the correct psi as well, but you never know. I was just curious to see if anyone else has done this with the KRX, and see if its worth doing or not.
 

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Pound sand responded to this in a spring comparison, shock therapy vs Bandit vs....thread. I don't know how to link it
 

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Yes, just remembered I had read that conversation. Thanks for the reminder. I'm just going to pull the trigger and try the caps and repressure.
 

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Hello all, I'm wondering if anyone has added a schrader valve to their shock reservoir and re-pressured their shocks to a higher nitrogen pressure yet? I was recently reading a post on a FB group that someone had done this and re-pressured them up to 180psi, he said they only had around 90psi from the factory. I did this on my old RZR 900S and it helped out tremendously. Just curious as to whether it would be a good idea on the KRX.
When Shock Therapy did the RIS on my shocks they pressurized them to 200 PSI
 

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I was going to drill mine out and install the valve, but I have a weird feeling that I'd probably have a small leak and end up buying a different set of caps anyway. Plus the caps look pretty cool in my opinion.
 

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I was going to drill mine out and install the valve, but I have a weird feeling that I'd probably have a small leak and end up buying a different set of caps anyway. Plus the caps look pretty cool in my opinion.
LOL.....my thoughts exactly. I will drill and Schrader the old ones for spares tho.
 

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Did it about a week ago.....

 

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Its gotta be way,way cheaper to just drill ,tap and install new schrader valves on the existing caps.
They cant cost much.
It is. Having spent a career fixing leaking refrigerant fittings, and having the resources to buy it or do it myself, I just chose the enhanced reservoirs with the fox O ring anti mud caps just because I felt like doing so. As noted in my last post, I'll drill and tap the stocks to have around. It is a simple task.
 
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