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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-05-2006, 01:36 AM Thread Starter
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Talking W111 280SE Coupe shocks

Have to replace the rear shocks on my 280SE Coupe (W111). Can anyone advise the correct size / spec, and the best brand to go for? Thanks.

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-06-2006, 12:17 PM
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This is what Kragen is giving me:
I have no idea how good they are.
I'll need new shocks for my 220 coupe at some point as well. I'd appreciate learning about what you've found.
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Original spec shocks on my '71 280se were Bilsteins. They are widely available. I replaced all four on my car last year. I'm in the UK and sourced them from euro car parts - c. £50 each. They are nearer twice that price from the MB Dealer - same shock but with an MB part number on them.

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