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post #11 of 51 (permalink) Old 06-27-2015, 08:23 PM
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What is it that makes everyone feel that URO parts suck. Does anyone here have any first hand experience.

I purchased the wood kit and found it to be just fine.
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What is it that makes everyone feel that URO parts suck. Does anyone here have any first hand experience.

I purchased the wood kit and found it to be just fine.
There have been many posts here complaining about the seals. Trunk seal, soft top boot seal, door seals etc.

I bought the shifter wood piece. The hole for the shifter does not line up perfectly. The front screw holes are slightly out of position. The rear rocks side to side on the pin. The color is off. Way too red tinted. If you bought the entire kit the pieces probably match well but I have am sure the reddish tint is not how it looked originally.
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Some URO rubber seals have been a disappointment:
- Soft Top Cover seal - too wide, then so too is the OEM seal
- Soft Top front header seal - too long

Some URO rubber seals have been acceptable:
- Soft Top rear bow seal
- Soft Top seals around door windows
- Door seals
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What is it that makes everyone feel that URO parts suck. Does anyone here have any first hand experience.

I purchased the wood kit and found it to be just fine.
Remember this Golden Oldie from Alabassi?

It was also widely discussed here.


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There have not been any exterior seals from any aftermarket suppliers that I felt comfortable with. Basically if rubber is involved I always go with MB.

Who here would buy a URO prophylactic.

I did buy the whole kit for my wood. It all matched and fit nice. I also noticed they don't sell the whole kit any more. I would be hard pressed to tell if it matched the color of 30 years ago.
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It's not really a car part, but I bought the URO hard top stand, thinking they could not really go wrong with that one...

I arrived pre-rusted out of the box (my phone didn't really focus on it correctly, so only have pictures of the surrounding rust coloured parts), the "protective" foam on the beams was already squeezed together in parts and the glue coming off. One rubber end piece was missing. And best of all, the tool they sent to assemble it was the wrong size.

So - all in all - probably should have kept looking / shelled out a little more for a better stand, but now that I managed to finagle it together, sanding and respraying it is probably easier than trying to pry it apart...

On the seals, given all the negative reviews, I decided to save up for the complete SL-shop kit (shipped from the UK - you deduct 20% for VAT if you're exporting it outside the EU). I had asked them about it - they only used to have a complete kit of cheaper seals and now also put a complete kit of original seals up on the homepage. Very pricey solution, but still way cheaper than buying them individually and I figure you only need to do it once every 30 years if you take care of the rubbers with 1Z rubber care or something of the sort.
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What is it that makes everyone feel that URO parts suck. Does anyone here have any first hand experience.

I purchased the wood kit and found it to be just fine.
I bought a transmission mount for my W116 and it is not the same height as it should be. The Meyle one fits alot better (also heard not so good things about Meyle).

I do have a URO flex disc (guibo) and a rear trunk seal that I bought a while back and haven't installed yet.
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I do have a URO flex disc (guibo) and a rear trunk seal that I bought a while back and haven't installed yet.
Click the link in post #14 . Please don't install that flex disk.

I will not buy anything from URO. Why would I support in any way a company that sells such a broad range of crap?
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Click the link in post #14 . Please don't install that flex disk.

I will not buy anything from URO. Why would I support in any way a company that sells such a broad range of crap?
Thanks Chief, I really appreciate the heads up! No URO guibo on any of my cars then! And based on the rubber seals feedback, I will install no URO branded parts anytime soon.

As I said before, I thought Meyle was a bottom brand name (although I had no real issues w/them), but URO is on another planet altogether!
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Uro has long been considered a sub standard supplier although I have used some of their seals with no problems. Others like my 300D sunroof seal would not fit at all. More recently Meyle too has been reported to have some problems. Even some Bosch branded parts have poor quality. For both of those suppliers, water pumps for our cars are apparently not a good choice.

I see some parts branded as "Genuine". This does not mean that they are genuine Mercedes. Just Genuine! One supplier explains this one
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Genuine is a collection of original equipment manufacture supplied auto parts from across the globe designed to bring you those factory parts in a "white box" in order to provide the right quality auto part at unbeatable prices.
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It's hard to know just what we can trust when it comes to brand names these days. Too bad dealer prices are so high. The 25% off on-line MB dealer parts in USA are often best choice, but doesn't help us much here in Canada.

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