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Fox Float X Evol Setup info!

Trying to get the ride the ride height adjusted. The manual tells me,

When making air pressure adjustments, always adjust the EVOl air chamber first.
typical settings between 100-200 lbs. Then set main chamber, typical 25-50 lbs.


And you can call 800 fox shox for settings on weight and vehicle, mon-fri 8-5.
So I just guess at setting Evol chamber in the middle 150 lbs. and main chamber 45 lbs. Ride height was still way low in the front. So before going crazy or lowering the rear, I research good old YouTube, and find this video.

In this video around the 4:05 mark they say just the opposite, fill main chamber and then the evol chamber? Video appears to be from a valid source, so I'm wondering if manul if wrong or video? And tips or comments please! I plan to ride on these tommorrow.

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dang it sounds like you opened up a can of wigglers ! shock setups like this is very hard to do and even harder on the air shock becuse adjustment is infiniti / forever! it is all trial an error the elkas are usually easier to dial in because there is less on the adjustments because of the air and also i know the fox fronts are way lighter in weight!


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I think I set the main chamber first then the evolv. I think once you give them a call you will get it straightened out quick

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I think I set the main chamber first then the evolv. I think once you give them a call you will get it straightened out quick
I hope so, but I think I'm taking them off for Sundays ride. Not to sure about the way the front end compresses and doesn't pop back up. Not to mention the ride height is low even w/out compressing.

But there manual clearly says evol chamber 1st them main. And the main is smaller, makes me wonder?

setting up the
float x evol
Follow these steps in order to setup your
FLO AT X EVOL shocks:

step 1 Ensure that your ATV is safely supported
on a stand with the front wheels off
the ground and the suspension fully
extended.

step 2 Set the desired pressure in the EVOL
air chamber using the FO X pump (see
using the FOX pump on page 5).
When making air pressure
adjustments, always adjust the
EVOl air chamber first.

step 3 Set the desired pressure in the MAIN
air chamber.

step 4 Lower the vehicle off the stand.
Measure and set rider sag, as described
in the next section.
You should be able to see a small
line of oil on the outside of the
shock, which indicat es the maximum
compression of the shock. You can
measure the location of this line
as a useful reference of maximum
compression travel.

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I would do what the manual says, after all, Fox knows their shocks best. I know when I ran Evols on one of my 450R's I always set the Evol chamber first. Maybe try giving Fox a call on Monday and ask their opinion on this video. I bet they tell you to follow their manual.

As far as evol pressure, I would try around 150 psi. Main chamber is easy, just set it based on what ride height you want. So if you start at 40 psi and you need more ride height, try 45, then 50, etc. untill you get the ride height you want. Take the quad for a ride. If the front is bottoming, then add pressure to the evol chamber. If you don't feel botoming out, then remove a little air from the evol chamber. There is ALOT of testing required with any shock to get a setup you like, Evols's take even more. Don't be afraid to experiment. I felt the manual was pretty good in giving you setup tips, read it through a few times.

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Thanks Doug,

I tried and tried on the ride height, it just don't appear to come up. And I'm not sure why when I put weight on the front bumper the nose drops and doesn't pop up when I release pressure. I started with 150 ib the Evol and 45 in the main. Because that was the middle of each range. Then went up to 200/60 And still nose drops and stays down and ride height was still low. Maybe these don't spring back into place like a spring shock? When I took them off and put my Elka's back on I noticed the Elka's are quite a bit longer than the Fox Floats. Eye to Eye on the floats is 16 3/4".

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they should rebound just like your elkas and not stay compressed


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adjust main 1st then evol the main is the bottom one I have mine at 45 an 145
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adjust main 1st then evol the main is the bottom one I have mine at 45 an 145

So you agree with the video and not the manual. What about the rebounding? When I step on my front bumper to compress shocks, if I step off it stays down. If I bounce off, it will rebound maybe 1/2 way back up.

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the rebound clicker may be adjusted to the slowest and you may have to play with the rebound clicker to make it rebound like you want it to


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