Date registered: Nov 2011
Vehicle: 2000 ML430
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Front Shocks KYB vs Sachs
I just purchased a 2000 ML430 with 146K. I am in process of upgrading the ride. It was pretty bad when I got it. First was alignment. That was good. New Pirelli's are on the way.
Next up are front shocks. I will DIY those. I have been reading the forum for front shock recommendations/warnings. Probably will stay away from Bilsteins or Monroe.
autohausaz.com has the following
Sachs-Boge OEM Shock Absorber; Front Left/Right Part #311367
Limited Lifetime Warranty. $88.89 each
partsgeek.com has the following
KYB Shock Absorber Position: Front
Part Number: 6420-05118021
Notes: GR2 / Excel-G -- Recommended OE Replacement
I read that KYB was OEM but as of now I am not certain. Will I need a mounting kit or special tool for this with either?
Anyone find better pricing or recommend a different supplier?
Anything I should be watching out for?