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What does the nitrogen do in the shock? We changes the viscosity of the fluid to a little thicker. Will less PSI in the nitrogen charge help?? Help! Please!

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It's purpose is to keep the hydraulic fluid/oil inside the shock from aerating, which leads to a loss in damping.

Less nitrogen/gas pressure will, to a degree, reduce compression and rebound. However it has a very small affect on damping. The shock should be pressurized anywhere from 130-170 psi.

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Awesome.. that's helps. Thanks. Worked on front forks before but this is the first rear shock. And the place we took it only could get up to 90... wonder who else does nitrogen?

90 PSI...

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What does the nitrogen do in the shock? We changes the viscosity of the fluid to a little thicker. Will less PSI in the nitrogen charge help?? Help! Please!

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No

The shock design, valving ect needs a specific psi charge to work as required

Unless you are a well versed suspension tuner changing the entire shock set up with a specific goal and composed plan

Have the shock charged to 170-175 pai

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Short answer

No

The shock design, valving ect needs a specific psi charge to work as required

Unless you are a cell versed suspension tuner changing the entire shock set up with a specific goal and composed plan

Have the shock charged to 170-175 pai

Thanks Marquez! Figured it would need to be that high... not sure why that's all we were allowed there by it's the only place we knew had it... gotta d mind another place asap.

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Awesome.. that's helps. Thanks. Worked on front forks before but this is the first rear shock. And the place we took it only could get up to 90... wonder who else does nitrogen?

90 PSI...

Unless they used a zero loss pin valve... you likely do not even have 90 psi.

 

 A suspension shop or ... a place that services struts for aviation, or aviation tires should be able to do it.

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