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This is an uplifting URO confessional. I too have purchased a URO part in a moment of weakness. The stablizer bar link kit for $6.98 from Rock Auto. I just jacked up the car and inspected the link and so far I must confess it appears to have not yet disintegrated.
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I would still like to know if we buy a part from the dealership, would we get a URO part.
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No, not likely for original parts

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The old stock is genuine original material,current supplies can be checked for at classic center .
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I would still like to know if we buy a part from the dealership, would we get a URO part.
Sometimes you have to check, mine has used URO as replacement parts which took me by surprised. Now I ask which they really don't like at all.

But I did order URO for the front sub frame bushings and they have aged well, easy to replace.

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Sometimes you have to check, mine has used URO as replacement parts which took me by surprised. Now I ask which they really don't like at all.

But I did order URO for the front sub frame bushings and they have aged well, easy to replace.
I recently found out that some dealerships don't sell OE parts only, but aftermarket as well. The aftermarket parts don't come in OE labeled packages though. What started this thread was that URO now has a contract to manufacture a part (or more, unfortunately) for MB and that part will be labeled as MB OE and the dealership will most likely tell you that it's an original part.
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I bought a URO convertible top seal, driver's side. The original was toast. Once installed, I went to close the door, luckily I did not slam the door with the window up. The seal is too wide, particularly towards the rear. When I get out of the car I have to leave the window down a little. I'm afraid of breaking the window.... When I drive I roll the window up. I even tried leaving the window up to apply pressure to the seal thinking it might "break in" the seal... Not so much. I only have the top up in the winter when I don't get the opportunity to drive it that often. To do over, I should have spent the extra dollars to get the OEM replacement part. Learned my lesson.
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Sometimes you have to check, mine has used URO as replacement parts which took me by surprised. Now I ask which they really don't like at all.

But I did order URO for the front sub frame bushings and they have aged well, easy to replace.
Good to know about the bushings. I am about to order those soon (not sure about brand though).
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I have wasted enough cash on URO crap over the past 15 years. First disaster was wanting to go cheap on the 72 220D because I got her for $120. Seals for doors, trunk, windows were all wrong in almost every manner. Too fat, too soft, too large or small, wrong felt or covering, profile was off. The body shop used that crap on my w124 and the windows and doors never sealed right again. On both cars the rubber failed (originals lasted 15-30 years) and the aged stuff was better than the new URO which crumbled within three years.

I got screwed over by an eBay seller who repackaged URO shit into a OE factory bag. I could not understand why I had such trouble getting it to seat, it was too big and large, and looked nothing like what the original seals had been made of.

Get the parts from Germany
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Need to check if door seals from Germany are repackaged uro products or the real thing!lots of German companies are sourcing from China including lemforder.
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