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Old 05-15-2005, 08:15 AM   #21
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where do you get the kroil?
Try http://www.kanolabs.com/
I have used it for years and it has yet to fail me. Petty tough stuff.
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Old 05-15-2005, 08:31 AM   #22
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where do you get the kroil?
Chuck,

I got it from Kano Labs .

One of my big worries was breaking off the shock mount since mine are welded on. So I did not even try to remove them w/o the aerokroil.

I sprayed it on and waited a couple of minutes and they just spun loose, like I tightened them yesterday not over 30 years ago.

Don't know if I really needed it, but it was worth it

BTW, they are very strict on this stuff. After I ordered it online, they called me first to ask what I wanted it for before they would ship it
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Old 05-15-2005, 03:58 PM   #23
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Tim,

Did you buy "genuine Airstream" shocks, or did you find a suitable replacement?

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Old 05-15-2005, 04:22 PM   #24
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Did you buy "genuine Airstream" shocks, or did you find a suitable replacement?

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Yes, I went with genuine Airstream shocks. I purcahsed them from oasisrv.com. They were about $34 each.

How do you tell if the old ones are bad? They seem to have the same amount of resistance both pushing in and pulling out as the brand new ones.
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Tim,

Your shocks would have passed my test. Between what you did, and checking for no external leakage, those are the only two things I look for.

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p.s. I went with the genuine thing too FWIW
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Old 05-15-2005, 06:14 PM   #26
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Your shocks would have passed my test. Between what you did, and checking for no external leakage, those are the only two things I look for.

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p.s. I went with the genuine thing too FWIW
I'm no mechanic and have never replaced shocks before. But these new AS ones did not seem to offer much in the way of resistance at all.

Like I said, the original ones felt the same. So, just because they are 30+ years old, may not a reason to replace them...

But now I can say their new

Tom, How did your original shocks test to you?
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Old 05-15-2005, 06:25 PM   #27
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where do you get the kroil?
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I got mine directly from Kano Labs.
I am pretty sure their url is: www.kanolabs.com
If you buy one order of the AeroKroil they will send you a free full-sized sample of another product! At least they were offering that back in April.
I got the Penephite as my free product. Used it in all of my locks. It is really good stuff!
The AeroKroil loosened up all of the rusty stuff I had. Works a million times better than WD-40 would ever work! I was amazed.
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...Tom, How did your original shocks test to you?
Tim,

Oddly enough, all four shocks still had good resistance although three of them were leaky. But I had to replace them because the rubber bushings had deteriorated rather badly.

On a side note, I was looking forward to replacing the shocks as it gave me a chance to use the new Ingersoll Rand 375 ft-lb impact wrench I had bought to loosen lugnuts. Talk about instant gratification! da-da-da-da-ZING!! Nut's off.

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