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Old 05-24-2016
Dave Stokes Dave Stokes is offline
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Default It Should Have Been Easy

It should have been an easy task, but alas, nothing on this bird ever is. I'm not sure if it's the nature of this Bird or just my luck I noticed the other week that the bushings on the front curb shock where absolutely shot so I called Koni to get new ones. I was told the bushing could be a two piece or a one piece on these and the tech couldn't be sure of the one I needed without a model number. I thought all the special red shocks where the same as was told they where not. I got my number (90 2497) and called them back a few days later. Gave them my part number and ordered 2 new bushings. With shipping, $45 . I get the new bushings in last Friday but I have a houseful of out of town guest for my oldest son's high school graduation. I finally get to remove the old shock yesterday and the old two piece bushings literally fall apart. problem. The bushings I was sent are one piece and they will not work. Period. I called Koni back and was informed that the person I gave the part number to just assumed I had the new SP1 model (90 2497SP1) so I am not real sure as to why I had to call back with a part number. Koni no longer makes the two piece bushing so I got to order 2 new shocks today and have them overnighted since I leave for the Grand Canyon Thursday. Lucky me! For what its worth, Koni's price is $202 and change for each shock but Midwest Bus had them for $125 each. Overnight shipping for a set of shocks will set you back $177, so plan ahead like I did and order the parts you need in advance direct from the manufacturer . If I had more time to mess with this issue, I bet I could drill out each eye a little and press the one piece bushing in without a problem. There is plenty of metal there. Oh well. I just hope these new shocks last as long as the old ones have.
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