Polybushes for older Mercs

Discussion in 'Performance Lounge' started by mj2k, Jul 13, 2017.

  1. mj2k

    mj2k Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    My W210 handles excellently on the twisty roads round here thanks to it's new lowered springs and AMG wheels, but it's a bit rattly and clunky over potholes. So I decided to replace the ARB links, and checked out how much suspension bushes would be. Not cheap.

    Then I checked out strongflex.eu - I've used their bushes on my GTA and they're as good as Powerflex but softer in 'red' type, so gave them a checkout. Sure enough, they do W210 bushes (unlike Powerflex) along with bushes for a lot of older Mercs, e.g. W124, CLK , SLK, etc and at least for the W210 the're cheaper than OEM or 3rd party bushes.

    ...And here's the killer - with a bit of careful work you can get the bushes at an even bigger discount!

    1) Find the parts on strongflex UK
    2) Go to strongflex.eu and look up the parts (some part numbers are different on the W210 and the UK ones are cheaper)
    3) Check out whether it's cheaper to order in EUR or GBP from their site (current exchange rate makes it cheaper in GBP)
    4) Enter ALFA5 as the discount code (5% off, maybe there's one for Mercs too)

    Doing that little lot I saved around £60 compared with Strongflex UK, so well worth a extra few clicks...
     
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  2. a111r

    a111r Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Good work. Let us know how you got them out and in.
     
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    mj2k

    mj2k Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Will do when they arrive and I've got the chance to take the '210 off the road :)

    I've already got a small hydraulic press, so assuming everything hasn't rusted in place it shouldn't be too much of a hassle, but better wait 'til I've got the Alfa back just in case it does take the car off the road for several weeks.
     
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    mj2k

    mj2k Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    They arrived yesterday, so just got to get the 320 off the road so I can start work.

    What a lot of bushes!

    [​IMG]
     
  5. Osgee

    Osgee Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    What was the total bill if you dont mind me asking
     
  6. optimusprime

    optimusprime Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I am interested in these .But what is the total price of these bushes,,, the price is what i need also .
     
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    mj2k

    mj2k Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Total cost was £153.35 using the sneaky discount method above :thumb:

    That was for:
    Rear track control arm Inner bush x2 15,40£
    Rear control arm - inner bush x6 36,72£
    Rear control arm - outer bush x6 36,72£
    Front lower arm - front bush x2 28,44£
    Front lower arm - rear bush x2 34,36£
     

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