Originally Posted by Npkp
We have a 2003 Allegro Phaeton on a Freightliner XC chassis, any replaced the shocks themselves? Are the Sachs shocks that are OEM as good as aftermarket? Thank you for any advice.
I replaced mine with Bilsteins. No complaints.
The fronts are easy to access, but the rear shocks are right behind the wheels. I suppose someone could replace them without wheel removal....but I couldn't.
Most shops around me won't do the work unless I bought the parts from them...and then I still could only find one outside of RV repair that would even talk about doing it.
I called some truck tire shops....and for $60 they sent a guy out to remove my duallies (I had jack stands to the put the axle on) so I could replace the shocks. After i replaced they sent the guy back out for no charge and replaced the wheels. If I would have know how little time it would have taken to replace the shocks, I would have replaced each side even while the tire guy was taking off the other side and he could have put that side back on.