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Old 01-03-2010, 01:07 PM   #1
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Sachs shocks???

A coach that I am looking at is equipped with Sachs Shocks. I have never heard of this brand. Is it on par with Koni or Bilstein or just a second rate shock?
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Old 01-03-2010, 03:39 PM   #2
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I believe that Sachs shocks are standard on Freightliner chassis from the factory.

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I believe that Sachs shocks are standard on Freightliner chassis from the factory.
michaelpatri, Yes that's correct.
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Good or bad?

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I believe that Sachs shocks are standard on Freightliner chassis from the factory.

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Are these shocks any good, or should they be replaced with Koni Shocks? The posts indicate that many coach owners replace the OEM shocks with Koni Shocks as standard operating procedure. I don't know how this coach would ride with different shocks so I don't really know if it would be a waste of money. The ride is fine now, but would it be even better? I guess that is a tough question to answer unless someone on the forum has done it. Thanks, Joe
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I replaced my original Sachs with Konis. The ride is more stable with no more front to rear porpoising and less sway in the cornering. However, my SuperSteer MCUs did more to stop the cornering sway than the shocks. Just running flat down the highway I can't really tell much difference and I still get a hard bang between uneven sections on some the Interstates. They're no "magic" cure.
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I replaced my original Sachs with Konis. The ride is more stable with no more front to rear porpoising and less sway in the cornering. However, my SuperSteer MCUs did more to stop the cornering sway than the shocks. Just running flat down the highway I can't really tell much difference and I still get a hard bang between uneven sections on some the Interstates. They're no "magic" cure.
Did you put the MCU's on the front and rear?
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I put FSD's in the front and the Sach's in the trash. What a difference.
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I got rid of my Sachs on a 2008 Freightliner chassis and upgraded them to the newest Bilsteins and really like them. I had Konis on another coach and they did handle good but were a bit too rough for me at highway expansion strips and bridge transitions
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