Date registered: Oct 2005
Vehicle: 13 GLK350, 03 c320 wagon, 90 560sec
Location: Normandy Park, WA
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
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When doing front end, don't skimp. If it's not at least Febi/Bilstein/Boge quality, don't get it. I thought I'd go cheap on my 300te and got Meyle motor mounts (granted, motor mounts aren't front end, but it's for comparison), as I thought I'd use the car as a beater. Got Boge for the 190e as I thought I'd baby that one more. Well, the 300te grew on me, and the difference in engine vibration is significant between the Boge and Meyle mounts. Can't tell the motor is running with Boge, but feel a little vibration with Meyle, so I'll be ordering some OEM mounts for the 300te soon, as I really enjoy driving it.
Using good parts in the front end is very important if you want to retain the good feel of your car.
Didn't know that about Febi-Bilstein, so see above for minimum quality.