FOX Fork Dust Wiper Seal Kit
Replacing your FOX Fork Dust Wiper Seal Kit will improve your fork’s immediate performance as well as service life.
The FOX Fork Dust Wiper Seal Kit is used for both a complete fork service (with damper bleed) as well as a lower’s service (replace seals and lower oil).
Most riders would find 1 lower service and 1 complete service per year adequate. However, riders pushing the very limits often find more frequent fork services important. Conditions which saturate the fork with heat, dirt, dust, mud, etc will require the seals, foam rings and lower bath oil to work harder meaning it needs to be replaced more often.
Signs it’s time for a Fork Service
As your suspension oil ages it slowly degrades your fork’s performance. The first signs that your fork is due for service can be hard to detect (which is one reason so many riders create a schedule for service).
Typically you’ll notice that fork becomes increasingly harsh across the small and mid travel. Your hands will start to take more of a beating as the fork is no longer able to subtly absorb the terrain.
Eventually, and I’m constantly guilty of this, the fork will feel bad enough that you start messing with air pressure, damping settings, etc. At that point I usually complain around the shop about how I guess it’s time for a new fork and one of our staff will look up and smugly point out I haven’t done an oil change in some tremendous amount of time! Fork service done, fork feels great. And I’m off until the next time I forget.
You can review FOX’s service intervals on their site – but remember they’re not riding the fork. So if it’s feeling a little iffy, particularly if you’ve been riding chair lift, big mountain, racing – things that would put a lot of heat through the system or riding in sloppy conditions you probably should expedite the service window.
FOX Fork Service Procedures
Review service procedures from FOX for the Transfer, Rear Shocks as well as forks. Link opens in a new tab. FOX SERVICE PROCEDURES
Other Fork Service Products
Fine tune your bike’s performance and ease the maintenance with these products:
Fork Service Tools
FOX Fork Damper Removal Tools
FOX Fork Service Parts
Seals (this page)
FOX 20 wt Gold Oil
FOX 5wt Teflon Infused Oil
FOX 5 wt R3 Oil
FOX Fork Tuning Parts
FOX Fork Dust Wiper Seal Kit Part Numbers:
FOX 40 Dust Wiper Seal Kit, Low Friction, No Flange:
FOX 38 Dust Wiper Seal Kit, Low Friction, No Flange:
FOX 36 Dust Wiper Seal Kit, Low Friction, No Flange:
FOX 34 Dust Wiper Seal Kit, Low Friction, No Flange:
FOX 32 Dust Wiper Seal Kit, Low Friction, No Flange: