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King C/O resi hose issue

So i installed my Kings yesterday and found that the hose to resi is resting against the resi can with quite a lot of pressure and am worried that the hose may rub through (eventually). I know that some people have had issues with the hose hitting the UCA but i don't really seem to have that problem.



I tried loosening the 90 degree fitting that you see going into the compression adjuster piece and did notice some fluid loss (minute) so have probably lost some corresponding nitrogen pressure.

So my questions are 1) has anyone found a good way to keep the hose from resting on the resi can and 2) should i be worried about the small loss of fluid (probably enough to fill a tire valve stem cap = small amount)

Can the shocks be re-serviced with nitrogen with them on the FJ?

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Loosen the the hose clamps slightly and spin the resi to where it forces the hose away.

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Don't loosen the fittings! In case my post wasn't clear. The N2 is behind the fluid, so you didn't loose any, and if it spooged a little fluid, not the end of the world.

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Re: King C/O resi hose issue

How'd i know you were going to answer! haha, thanks as always Delancey. '

I wasn't worried so much about the loss of nitrogen but rather the loss in PSI. I'm sure it went down but not much. these are set at 200 psi right?
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It's Delancy, but it's cool.

The King's can handle 300psi max, with 125psi minimum. I believe they're set at 150psi for the FJC. TCao increased to 200psi, if memory serves.

I'm betting if you lost sufficient N2 pressure, you'd have a huge mess on your hands, not a little shock oil. I wouldn't worry about the N2 pressure, myself.

Hope that made sense on spinning the resi to put enough pressure to move the hose away from abrasion possibilities. Mine rubbed on the UCA (Icon Al. They were larger than most) but where yours is potentially going to contact, I doubt there's enough movement in the hose to be ultra concerned. Still it's easy to move it away.

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Sorry about the name, your SN makes it hard to address you haha.

I tried rotating the reservoir out like you advises but those hose does not allow it. I decided to just leave it for now. I may end up hacking the mount and lowering the resi can holder to an area similar to TCao ( in line with the frame)
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