I noticed Sachs has recently come up as another option for cheap shocks besides Monroe and Gabriel. I have a set of Gabriels all around on my 70 Duster now but the fronts rode overly stiff at first then blew out within a few months. I've run Monroes before but they were overly soft and also blew out quickly. I will eventually get a set of adjustable Fox shocks but for now I just need something to keep my tires from bouncing over bumps and give some degree of control. Is Sachs generally better quality than Monroe or Gabriel? And how about the valving, are they more on the firm or soft side? And NO i'm not going with KYBs lol. They only work on stuff with high unsprung weight (trucks, jeeps etc) in my experience.