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Source of Stability: A few Source Engineering suspension modifications on motorhomes sitting atop the popular Freightliner XC chassis make a dramatic difference in handling and ride.
[5] Master technician Todd Hill showed us how Source’s Platinum Series shock (left) compares to the factory Sachs rear shock. The two look similar in size. But the Sachs shock (right) is a twin-tube, while the Bilstein is a high-pressure-gas single tube, so the piston and valving, which control the suspension, is about 50 percent larger on the Bilstein.
[7] After the new shocks are installed, a Comfort Ride Control Valve is placed on each feed line to the rear air springs. The air lines were cut and the ends then inserted into the valves to lock them in place. Valves are directional, so they must face the proper direction (indicated by the arrows) for correct airflow.

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