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Old 03-07-2003, 05:11 PM   #1
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Shock time

This is just an update on shock replacement. After reading all the threads about this subject, I bit the bullet and had a go at it. I ordered four new shocks for our 32 year old Safari from Andy because I knew they would be the right ones. Removed the tires and took them to be balanced. Put penetrating oil on the bolts. Bent the brackets with a big crowbar just like an earlier thread had suggested. Removed the nuts and washers and then replace the old shocks with the new ones. Worked like a dream. Plus, it was a nice sunny day in the high 60's here in Tennessee. Life is good. Now, ready to hit the road.
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Old 03-07-2003, 05:16 PM   #2
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Dan,
As far as I can tell my shocks are in good shape but when they need replacement, do you make housecalls?
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Yes, I do make house calls. However, the food and mileage will really get into your pocketbook. Estimated work time would be: No beer- two hours. With beer-fourteen days.
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Old 03-08-2003, 07:18 AM   #4
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Dan,

Where those the orig shocks? Can you or anyone tell me what the average life of the shocks should be on the A/S?

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Eric,
Yes, they appeared to be the original shocks. They were quite loose and easy to extend and retract. I don't know what the life of shocks are. However, since trailers don't get used as much as tow vehicles, I would thing they would last quite a long time. Possibly 5 to 8 years or more.
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Thanks for the info Dan.

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