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replacement shocks

After 250,000 miles replaced shocks in my 1998 C280 with genuine Bilstein Heavy Duty (not from dealer) but am not happy with the ride as they are pretty harsh on rough surfaces. Am looking for an economical replacement that will restore original ride quality. Dealer wants $200 per shock - too expensive. Any recommendations?
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The originals were Sachs-Boge. Try shopping around with some of the forum sponsors and you should get them for less. For example, try this link (non-sponsor one) where they are all less than $60.

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Yeah, I installed the OEM Sachs-Boge recently and ride is very nice. These shocks also come with fresh nuts and bolts and the upper rubber bushing. I am not saying the other brands don't include the bushing, but all the online pix I've seen don't show that bushing. The olds ones were flattened and hard like rock, so I think it's really important to get fresh bushings.
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