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Old 05-29-2002, 07:28 AM   #1
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Tag axle shock

Has any one replaced the shock between the rear axle and the tag axle on a 325 or 345. Is this a special shock or can I match it at the local auto parts store.
Looks like my week for SHOCKS.
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Old 10-29-2006, 10:27 PM   #2
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They are the same shocks as used on the trailers.
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You can get it at a parts store. I brought mine into AutoZone and they matched it perfectly.
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You can get it at a parts store. I brought mine into AutoZone and they matched it perfectly.
That shock is a horizontal shock.

It is only available from an Airstream dealer.

No auto parts store in the country would have that special shock. They may have one that looks similair, but they do not have that special made Airstream shock, as per the Airstream factory.

Vertical shocks, "will not" function correctly in a horizontal position.

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That shock is a horizontal shock.

It is only available from an Airstream dealer.

No auto parts store in the country would have that special shock. They may have one that looks similair, but they do not have that special made Airstream shock, as per the Airstream factory.

Vertical shocks, "will not" function correctly in a horizontal position.

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Andy - better check the dates of those posts - you're whistling in the wind...
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Andy - better check the dates of those posts - you're whistling in the wind...
All goes to prove, once you become a senior citizen, you make mistakes, which are non taxable, since the feds recognize that your time is limited once you draw social security.

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Question Interesting

First, let me admit I know little of the engineering or design of shock absorbers but I'm don't understand why orientation would be a factor on their performance. Basically, are they not just a flow restrictive disk in a cylinder? some use fluid, some gas. Why would gravity matter?
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First, let me admit I know little of the engineering or design of shock absorbers but I'm don't understand why orientation would be a factor on their performance. Basically, are they not just a flow restrictive disk in a cylinder? some use fluid, some gas. Why would gravity matter?
The valving is different.

Try using a bottle jack, lying on it's side, with the pump side on top as opposed to the bottom.

Nothing in life is as simple as we might like it to be.

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All goes to prove, once you become a senior citizen, you make mistakes, which are non taxable, since the feds recognize that your time is limited once you draw social security.

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Give them a little time Andy, and they will figure out a way to tax you on it - and make you like it all at the same time
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