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post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-01-2016, 02:30 PM
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People are always complaining about 6.9's suspension, but the 5 spheres can be had for @$600 and they are not that hard to replace. compare this to a new set of shocks on other cars, and you will spend about that much. My R129 I spent $1000 on a front suspension rebuild. Funny the W126 people never complain and it it the same system.
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Yup the key with any hydro suspension system you must be willing to learn the intricacies of the system and be willing to do all the work yourself. There are very and I mean VERY few techs still around who have any clue as to how to fix one of these.
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