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Aftermarket steering couplers?

Like the absolute masochist I am, Iím going to follow up the single row chain replacement with the other dreaded (or so Iíve read) repair: steering coupler.

Canít justify the $200 for OEM, but Iíve seen $40 offerings by none other than good olí URO. God bless em for all of their toil and diligence in providing only the FINEST aftermarket replacement parts for our beloved 107ís.

But seriously, I *might* be willing to give them another go. I have seen other aftermarket steering couplers, but the ďbrandingĒ seems vague. Anyone have any firsthand experience with these? Or just suck it up and go oem?
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Replaced the Steering Coupler on my 1983 380SL with one I picked up off Ebay - $35
That was almost 5 years ago, but only 2,000 miles.
Most likely it was URO.
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Have about 4k on mine and no issues yet. Installed it over christmas.The worst that can happen is sloppy steering and mine is still well in spec.
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Likewise... Don't recall the brand, but it was in the $30 range and it's been in a few years and perhaps 5,000 miles.

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Have about 4k on mine and no issues yet. Installed it over christmas.The worst that can happen is sloppy steering and mine is still well in spec.
Forgot to add, it is also Uro.
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Alright, well, seems like URO is an acceptable alternative to OEM. I guess panzerpuffs steering coupler replacement video with this disclaimer “URO IS SHIT” might have turned me off, ha.


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Alright, well, seems like URO is an acceptable alternative to OEM. I guess panzerpuffs steering coupler replacement video with this disclaimer “URO IS SHIT” might have turned me off, ha.


Panzer had a bad experience with one of their dryers which leaked out precious r12.

Historically, their parts have been questionable but lately they've been making a herculanian effort to recover their name and quality.

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Interesting and good to know! Thank you beast.
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For a job that's as big of a PITA as replacing the steering couple I want to be certain I only have to do it once. That's why I spent the $195 dollars on the genuine OEM replacement. Truth be told I didn't even install it yet but it's on the list.
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