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post #1 of 6 Old 07-30-2021, 08:36 PM Thread Starter
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Replacing SACHS 444241 Load Leveling Rear Shocks

Trying to replace the rear shocks on my 14 JGC (tow package with load-leveling shocks) and I cannot find the direct replacement Sachs 444 241 in stock anywhere. In fact, many places that used to carry them are now saying that they've stopped carrying them period. I've tried the KYB SR2011, but as has been noted in previous threads (no pun intended) the shaft and threaded portion is not as long as the stock Sachs, and as such they do not fit the mounts. I do not want to switch to standard shocks so I am kind stuck right now with a really rough ride. Hoping someone out there will have some insight, possibly another direct fit replacement other than the KYBs. Or maybe someone has a good line on where to get the Sachs 444 241. Or maybe someone has some ones that are still in good shape that they replaced and are willing to sell.

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post #2 of 6 Old 07-30-2021, 09:27 PM
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I think is the MOPAR # is 68069680AE which seems to be available on many discount dealer parts sites... like https://parts.moparonlineparts.com/o...69680ae?c=az0x.

The SACHS part seems to go in and out of stock periodically. Perhaps Kolak has a lead on a set. [email protected]

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I don't see any Sachs available at the moment either. KYB also makes a Nivomat replacement. It's part number SR2011. I see some "onesies" here and there but they're sure not in abundant supply. If you PM me here on the forum I can try to help you locate a set if you'd like to try out the KYBs.

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post #4 of 6 Old 07-31-2021, 09:40 AM Thread Starter
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I have the KYB SR2011's on hand but after assembling them with the new mounts i purchased, the shaft is shorter than the stock ones. They do not fit any of the known heavy duty mounts for the load leveling shocks. I cant even reuse the mounts I currently have because the shaft isn't long enough to fit through those either.

After some more research on here I found several threads that show the exact same length problem.
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post #5 of 6 Old 08-01-2021, 02:05 AM
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Yikes, that's good to know. You have to wonder how a big company like KYB could get that so wrong...

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post #6 of 6 Old 08-01-2021, 03:21 PM
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You are telling me that when it will be the time to replace my rear leveling shocks, on one of the highest number sold vehicle on the market, I'll have a hard time finding such a basic part?

Man, shame on chrysler/aftermarket parts maker, if that is the case that they don't support a very popular truck for such basic replacements.
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