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Old 11-14-2012, 12:14 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Shock/Strut ?

ALL 4 are blown so now i'm in the market for something new but with reasonable pricing! Any recommendations besides bilstein?

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Old 11-14-2012, 02:17 AM   #2 (permalink)
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KYB or Saschs(OEM) can be bought for an okay price. If you want to go real cheap, you can try Monroe. I'm not sure about the quality but they sell them at like every autozone and such.
Any reason why you don't want to go bilstein?
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I'm really curious how all four are blown? I'm gonna assume time and maybe lack of use.
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Sachs, I purchased mine from the dealer.

They are OEM and if you are looking for original ride quality, go with the Sachs, I have them on all four wheels, and they are fantastic, the ride quality feels brand new.
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Old 11-14-2012, 03:17 PM   #5 (permalink)
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what is the mid range price? cheap would be bad...but don't really need the top end either
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:53 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Try this ...for saving big $ with this coming economy ?????

Mercedes 190E 190D W201 Series Bilstein Struts Shocks 1984 1993 V36 0199 | eBay
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Old 11-15-2012, 09:15 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Mercedes 190E 190D W201 Series Bilstein Struts Shocks 1984 1993 V36 0199 | eBay
I have been looking and saw those as well. I was wondering if it is wise to buy used shocks. Any opinions? and how can you tell how much life would be left in them?
-Don't worry, I'm not gonna buy these out from under anyone on this forum.
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Old 11-15-2012, 09:43 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I have been looking and saw those as well. I was wondering if it is wise to buy used shocks. Any opinions? and how can you tell how much life would be left in them?
-Don't worry, I'm not gonna buy these out from under anyone on this forum.

This listing is not mine , but they are look very decent and more than good to me , Bilstein shock are stock OEM and so reliable it could last more than 80K easily . I had replaced to my 8v last year but new cost me over 375 bucks.
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This listing is not mine , but they are look very decent and more than good to me , Bilstein shock are stock OEM and so reliable it could last more than 80K easily . I had replaced to my 8v last year but new cost me over 375 bucks.
I figured you were just sharing the link, not the actual seller.

My question is, how do you know they don't already have 75K on them already?
Great price, but if they only have 10K left on them, I don't want to do the same replacement in a year.
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[QUOTE=NST NATE;5524305]I figured you were just sharing the link, not the actual seller.

My question is, how do you know they don't already have 75K on them already?
Great price, but if they only have 10K left on them, I don't want to do the same replacement in a year.[/QUOTe

Well friend ..the best answer is : If the shock looks clean with factory paint , stickers and shows not much rust and rubbing on etc..my experience is still have lotsa life on it own and the other answer is : Other way around..
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