FOX Racing Shox Dust Wiper Kit $35.00
Fox partnered with legendary seal maker SKF to develop their low-friction fork seals. This Fox Dust Wiper Kit is standard equipment on current Fox Forks, and these seals are what give them such a buttery smooth feel along with the Kashima Coat.
Forks are one of those things that get taken for granted when they're working as they should, and cursed when they're not. Most of the time it's our own fault for not doing the little things like changing the oil. The dust wipers are equally as important as they're the first line of defense from the grit and grime of the trail. Needless to say, it's a good idea to replace them when you do your oil. The Fox Dust Wiper Kit is available to fit all Fox Forks. Choose the set that corresponds with your fork stanchion diameter -- 32, 34, 36, or 40mm.
What community has to say
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Pretty straightforward product here... but if you are wondering whether or not it's worth it to service your fork, IT IS! Grab this kit and some oil and you and your fork will be glad you did. Keeping fresh seals and oil in your fork is essential for performance and longevity. Rebuilding the damper itself is quite a bit more involved, but if you aren't comfortable with that you can just do the oil and seals at home fairly easy with basic tools and skills and that will still be great for your fork! Then maybe at the end of the season either take on the damper service, or take it to your local shop, or send it off to Push.
All you need (besides tools) is this kit, fork oil (for my 2013 36 float 160 fork I needed 30ml of green 10 wt fork oil in both legs), and a couple of float fluid packs. And here are the instructions I used:
Does this kit come with the float fluid...
Does this kit come with the float fluid pillow packs? I heard they do but not sure.
No. I bought two pillow packs, which was perfect. One to lube the foam rings and one for the air chamber.
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Refresh your forks and shock with a rebuild kit a couple times a year and experience a much plusher ride.
Rebuilt my fox fork at the beginning of the year and it is running much smoother then it was before. The new seals really made the difference.
If you are rebuilding your Fox fork you need these. Wipers are fairly cheap to replace and will save you a lot of headaches in the future. Sizes are based on the diameter of your stanchions.