Please use the diagrams below if you need help deciphering control orientation.
Since most, if not all, fork controls are performed relative to the seated riders' perspective, fork control directions are relatively straightforward. However, rear shocks can be confusing since there are myriad suspension designs, which require FOX Racing Shox rear shocks to be mounted in a variety of positions.
Using the drawings shown in the respective shock's section combined with the rear shock control diagram below, you should be able to figure out the proper direction for knob control. Ultimately, suspension performance that seems to be opposite of your intended adjustment will be ample notice that you went in the wrong direction—thus, it's safe to assume that the opposite direction will be the correct one.
A clockwise (also: IN) motion is one that proceeds 'like the clock's hands': from the top to the right, then down and then to the left, and back to the top. Conversely, counterclockwise (also: OUT) is one that proceeds from the top to the left, then down and then to the right, and back to the top.
Use this diagram to orient the controls in the fork drawings shown throughout FOXHelp. Knob control directions are relative to looking at the knob straight on. For controls on the bottom of the fork, this would mean that you would be on the ground and looking up at the fork controls.
Use this diagram to orient the controls in the rear shock drawings shown throughout FOXHelp. Knob control directions are relative to looking at the knob straight on. The Z axis may assist you in aligning certain drawings as some of them are not shown looking at the control straight on, but at an angle.