2017-2023 GRIP Damper Rebuild (32mm, 34mm, 36mm, and 38mm)

Required Parts

  • 025-03-023 Oil: Suspension Fluid, 5wt, Teflon Infused, 1.0 US Quart
  • 803-01-141 Seal Kit: 32, 34, 36 GRIP Cartridge Rebuild (For 2017-2018)
  • 803-01-320 Seal Kit: MY19+ 32, 34, 36, 40 GRIP Cartridge Rebuild

Required Tools

  • 398-00-371 Tooling: Sealhead To Shaft Bullet, 10mm
  • 398-00-681 2002-017 32 Damper-side and ALL 32-34-36-40 Spring-side Removal Tool
  • 398-00-682 2005-017 34-36-40 Damper-side Removal Tool
  • 398-00-702 Tooling: Fork Topcap Socket, 26mm, 3/8 Drive
  • 803-01-324 Kit: Tooling: 2019 Clamps, Grip Damper, Body and Shaft

Supplies Needed

  • 10mm Socket
  • 15mm Socket
  • 19mm Crow's Foot
  • 19mm Wrench
  • 2.5mm Hex Wrench
  • 2mm Hex Wrench
  • 7mm Crow's Foot
  • 7mm Wrench
  • 8mm Socket
  • 9mm Crow's Foot
  • 9mm Wrench
  • Mallet
  • Ratchet
  • Torque Wrench
  • Waste Oil Basin

WARNING: Always wear safety glasses and protective gloves during service to prevent potential injury. Failure to wear protective equipment during service may lead to SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.

Before installing a new GRIP or GRIP2 cartridge into the fork, remove the red tape covering the cartridge tube vents. 

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WARNING: FOX products should be serviced by a trained bicycle service technician, in accordance with FOX specifications. If you have any doubt whether or not you can properly service your FOX product, then DO NOT attempt it. Improperly serviced products can fail, causing the rider to lose control resulting in SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.

WARNING: FOX suspension products contain pressurized nitrogen, air, oil, or all 3. Suspension misuse can cause property damage, SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH. DO NOT puncture, incinerate or crush any portion of a FOX suspension product. DO NOT attempt to disassemble any portion of a FOX suspension product, unless expressly instructed to do so by the applicable FOX technical documentation, and then ONLY while strictly adhering to all FOX instructions and warnings in that instance.

WARNING: Modification, improper service, or use of aftermarket replacement parts with FOX forks and shocks may cause the product to malfunction, resulting in SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH. DO NOT modify any part of a fork or shock, including the fork brace (lower leg cross brace), crown, steerer, upper and lower leg tubes, or internal parts, except as instructed herein. Any unauthorized modification may void the warranty, and may cause failure or the fork or shock, resulting in SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.



Please make sure to orient the Grip Compression Lever correctly to enable proper function of the damper. While all installation instructions are covered in the video, additional information has been provided below:


For 32mm/34mm/36mm/38mm forks:



For FOX 40mm and Marzocchi Bomber 58 forks:


Distributor and OEM service documents access


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