How to buy good absorbers?

Discussion in 'Wheels, Tyres, Brakes & Suspension' started by maxima, Apr 25, 2014.

  1. maxima

    maxima Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I think I am going to need all 4 absorbers replaced (the car isnt too stable at over 100 mph and I didnt change them for several years. I am going to drive to Germany couple of times - want go over 120).

    How to save money on the parts?

    I see there are quite a few 'replacement' brands not MB branded. Is it worth to try them? Any particular brand you guys can recommend?

    Or shall I stick with MB branded only?
     
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    Sachs would be my choice.

    Are you sure the shocks are the issue?
     
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    I fitted sachs shocks & springs to the rear of my w211 e320cdi with sport suspension. Got them at a cheap price also
     
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    Check out the price of the original MB shocks if you want to preserve your ride. You can get 10% to 15% of RRP from Mercedes-Benz Parts, Inchcape
     
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    Inchcape quotes 150 each..

    I am not sure of course - whether the problem with the shocks only or something else. However I made probably 20-30K without changing them.. So my guess is that they have to be changed anyway..

    But I think its the best to do the obvious and see whats else.. What do you suggest?
     
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    nothing in their catalogue for 211.061
     
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    Get them from ECP>
     
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    Thank you
     
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    ECP have 30% off for us, and they do KYB gas ones for around £35 from memory (after discount), thats what I will be doing shortly for the rears on my car, about a tenner more for Bilstein.
     
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    nice! How do i get be on of you? :)
     
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    Just found ECP discount thread and it seems its ended on 14/04 !
     
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    Dampers will not be worn out in 20-30k miles, they should last over 100k miles before being worn out.
     

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