Fox 36 VAN RC2 180mm Spring replacement - tooling question

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Fox 36 VAN RC2 180mm Spring replacement - tooling question
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Posted: Apr 2, 2016 at 5:50 Quote
Hi all,

I know the procedure of replacing the Spring in a Fox 36 VAN RC2 180mm fork. My question is regarding the tooling required. In the tool shops near to me, I cannot find a 32mm socket that marries up to a Torque Wrench that has the settings required for the Fork (220 in/lb, 24.86nm).

If I'm unsuccessful in finding the correct tooling, can I simply use a 32mm spanner and perform the replacement that way?

Technical link here - http://www.ridefox.com/help.php?m=bike&id=44

Matt

Posted: Apr 2, 2016 at 6:45 Quote
You need a socket adapter. I am guessing that the 32mm socket is 1/2" drive and your torque wrench is 3/8" drive?

http://www.craftsman.com/craftsman-3-8-to-1-2-in-socket-adapter/p-00904258000P

There are others available.

That being said, using a spanner will work too. Torquing a top nut is not that critical. Good and snug will work fine.

Posted: Apr 2, 2016 at 8:06 Quote
Mike87 wrote:
You need a socket adapter. I am guessing that the 32mm socket is 1/2" drive and your torque wrench is 3/8" drive?

http://www.craftsman.com/craftsman-3-8-to-1-2-in-socket-adapter/p-00904258000P

There are others available.

That being said, using a spanner will work too. Torquing a top nut is not that critical. Good and snug will work fine.

Hi Mike,

Thanks for the info. Went around a couple of tool shops today and had no luck!

I have a 1/2" ratchet to hand, so may have to just order a 32mm 1/2".

Matt

Posted: Apr 2, 2016 at 10:25 Quote
Then you need this one...

http://www.sears.com/craftsman-1-2-to-3-8-in-socket-adapter/p-00904259000P?sid=IDx01192011x000001

But if your local shop does not have one, then find a 32mm socket with a 1/2" drive like you suggested.

Good luck!

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