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    Check your shock nitrogen pressures - warning read!

    FYI...........ZERO SHOCK PRESSURE FOUND IN ALL 4 SHOCKS! - RIGHT FROM THE FACTORY WOW!

    I'm just setting up my new 2013 Wildcat for a ride on this Tuesday. I called Walker Evans and got the Nitrogen pressure for all the shocks which is at 200 PSI of Nitrogen. You'll have to buy a Special Shock gas tool from Walker-Evans or from RACR-Pro and then buy a bottle of Nitrogen and a regulator from your local welding supply!

    I hooked up my Shock gauge & the nitrogen tank and did a preliminary shock pressure reading...... I got ZERO "0" pressure! NO NITROGEN WAS IN ANY OF THE WALKER EVANS SHOCKS! Maybe that is why people are bending "A" Arms and other suspension stuff????????? Plus, (3) of the valve stems were loose!

    So I charged them to the 200 PSI and I'll check them again to see if they are holding the nitrogen gas! I always check my Shock pressures just like tires before a ride!

    I just thought a lot of you guys should know this is what I found on a brand new 2013 Wildcat! Running with ZERO Nitrogen pressure might cause you to have sustain shock damage and have a really crappy ride

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    Does it have to be nitrogen? I have a low volume high pressure pump for mountain bike shocks.

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    Nitrogen is ideal. It doesn't have any water vapor in it. Compressing ambient air to 200 psi will be enough to form water droplets if the humidity is high enough.

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    Thanks for sharing, my buggy rides so nice I would be very suprised to see no nitrogen but will check regardless
    Eatin RzR's, Shittin Commander's, and now humiliating Maverick's

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    Here are the Tools you'll need from "Race Tech"

    NITROGEN GAUGE



    This Nitrogen Gauge does not require a wrench and easily reaches those recessed valve stems without an extension. It comes with a 1/4" flare nut quick coupling to work with the Quick Connect Hose (TSNH 48).
    Nitrogen Gauge - TSNG 02 Add to cart
    NITROGEN REGULATOR



    This Nitrogen Regulator is excellent quality. It has output to 300 psi and comes with a 1/4" flare nut quick coupling to work with our Quick Connect Hose.
    Nitrogen Regulator - TSNR 01 Add to cart
    QUICK CONNECT
    NITROGEN HOSE


    The Quick Connect Nitrogen Hose has special 800 psi "finger tight" 1/4" flare nut quick couplings. This simple assembly works perfectly with our Nitrogen Regulator and Gauge.
    Nitrogen Hose - TSNH 48 - Add to cart

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    Good Luck & I hope all of you have got pressure in your Shocks!

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    Be sure and Jack your vehicle up to get the tires off the ground when checking pressure. If you check it with the vehicle on the ground, the pressure will say much higher than what it should be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Glamisfan View Post
    Be sure and Jack your vehicle up to get the tires off the ground when checking pressure. If you check it with the vehicle on the ground, the pressure will say much higher than what it should be.
    Yep!! Good point Glamisfan, Full droop, that's important. When I first got my Wildcat, my pressure was around 150psi on all 4 corners. I have my own tank and a buddy has a tank, so we're always checking pressure.

    That might be a good thing to ask your dealer when ever you take your Wildcat in for any service, ask them do they have nitrogen and can they check the shock pressure, and request that wheels are in the air.

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    Great information! Yes, i too agree, get the wildcat so that the shocks have no load on them!

    War-eagle

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    yep, I'm taking mine in today. The shocks on the driver side seem to be so low it feels like it is gonna roll, which it did a 2 weeks ago. I just went out of warranty 2 days back but will try to get it taken care of. I talked to the guy that does my quad shocks and I will probably have him up grade them, revalve and set them up better.


 

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