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Hi all! I am a new owner of a 2010 raptor and as I bought it from a dealership, I have no info about it's precious life. It has 120k kms, about 78k miles on it and oem fox shocks.
I am not sure how to tell if the shocks have been rebuilt before. Dealer told me they have, but I am in doubt.
Also, not sure how it is supposed to ride with new shocks on road. It feels "ok" (compared to my previous cars and suvs - never had a truck before), not "butter smooth" as some praise theirs, I feel all small bumps (although not disturbing), some reboundS after stopping and a bit of unsure handling, sideways especially on bad asphalt roads. Once again, never had a truck before so I have no way to compare. Any telltale signs on the outside of the shock if they have been rebuilt in the past at all?
 

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By the way there is no service record available, and I am using BFG A/T T/A KO2s.
look for signs of oil on them especially where the piston enters the body...if any, they need service whether they have had any or not. There is a chance that they have had a "performance" build in which case on-road ride will suffer.
 

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By the way there is no service record available, and I am using BFG A/T T/A KO2s.
If there are no service records, ask the dealer how they know the shocks were rebuilt.

As PoolMonkey said, check for signs of removal, such as wrench/socket marks on the attachment bolts. The rear shock bolts are easy to inspect.
 

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Thanks for the answers, guys! I don't see any signs of removal at all. I was also wondering, if the shocks were rebuilt (they definitely don't look like new), the valves on them would be new, wouldn't they?
 

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Thanks for the answers, guys! I don't see any signs of removal at all. I was also wondering, if the shocks were rebuilt (they definitely don't look like new), the valves on them would be new, wouldn't they?
If they have schrader valves on them, then they likely have been off and rebuilt. They don't come with schrader valves when new.
 

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If you are able to Go ahead and buy new aftermarket shocks or Gen 2 shocks. Rebuilds are hit and miss tbh. Like one of the comments above you may get a good few miles in with rebuilds. I’ve been running Gen 2 shocks I bought on eBay brand new $1k from a seller in Michigan. I wanted to rebuild but the estimates on wait times were ridiculous and as I said before you never know with rebuilds. Good luck and congrats on your Gen 1!
 

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I have a set of gen 2 new take offs. I spent 6000 and bought the fox racing shocks. My gen 2 shocks are new and stored in my family room. If interested I’ll sell all 4. The fronts still have the springs in them. I live in Las Vegas 702-622-2230. David. Never have been rebuilt. Never been off roaded. They were removed at 8700 miles. They are off a 2018 Screw 802A truck.
 

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I’ve had King Shocks on a pre-runner and fox shocks on my Raptor. Any Shock will suck if it’s not performing right or has damage to it. I know your frustration my friend. Unfortunately I believe some unscrupulous character whom posed as a forum member sold you a bad shock or shocks that weren’t described as being good useable shocks. I much prefer my Fox shocks to my Kings. Fox will help you if you contact their customer service dept. They want satisfaction not upset.
 

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Btw if you go on you tube it shows how to rebuild shocks. Parts are only a phone call away. Once you replace seals and fill with fox oil. You may take them to any place who has the ability to fill up to 150psi with nitrogen. Best of luck. Start with the shafts. If scored then replace.
 
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