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Old 06-03-2009, 04:26 PM   #15
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I always try to "eagle-eye" the mechanic, even or particularly when the mechanic is me.

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Old 06-03-2009, 05:45 PM   #16
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That is cool! I bet you were wondering why all of us liked the Koni's and you were not a happy camper. This forum does a nice job of getting out good information.

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Old 06-03-2009, 10:08 PM   #17
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That is why my DIY projects always take such a long time. I'm always watching myself closely. (What a handsome devil, too!)
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Old 06-05-2009, 07:30 AM   #18
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Originally Posted by takepride View Post

Sometimes it pays to "eagle-eye" the mechanic, even if he hates being watched over. Heck, it's my money.
I have had mechanics tell me that if I continued to observe them then they would stop working....

I then cancelled the job and told them to put my machine back together...If I am "forbidden" to observe then I have lost my faith in their abilities, as I believe a good tradesman would "take pride" (yep, intended) in their work and enjoy being observed (as long as one is silent)

Needless to say , I "negotiated" a reduced rate for their time...and have never been back...
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Old 09-04-2009, 09:42 PM   #19
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Where did you buy and what did you pay for the Koni 1021/1022 FSD's ? At what coach mileage did you replace the shocks and how did you determine the old shocks were bad?


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Koni shocks

About two years ago, Danny Gayhart got a special deal with a Koni dealer which a number of us on the forum were able to get in on. the price was (as I recall) about $119 each. I decided to replace mine for two reasons - it was a good deal, and my coach had 77,000 miles on it (bought used), so it seemed like a good opportunity. It turned out that the dealer was only 2 miles from my office, so no shipping charges.

Now that they are on correctly, I think it was a good decision.
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Old 09-05-2009, 11:59 PM   #21
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We were buying them from a guy in San Diego who owns the website www.shox.com. Some folks said his prices were still the best, even after the discount Danny arranged expired.

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