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New Rear Control Arm Kit

The rear control arms are the next item on the list for my '94 E420. I was researching what's available and found the OE Mercedes kit for ~$500, a Meyle kit for ~$240, a Karlyn kit for $175 and ECS Tuning's own kit for $347.

From my time on the various MB forums I've learned that the quality of Meyle and Karlyn's products can be hit or miss. However Lemforder's seems to be a well respected alternative to OE parts. Unfortunately none of the vendors offered a complete Lemforder kit.

I contacted FCP Euro and they have assembled a complete Lemforder W124 Rear Control Arm Kit, complete with hardware for a very competitive price, $263.99.

I hope this proves to be a benefit to W124 owners seeking a quality alternative to OE rear control arms.

https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/mer...-oem-w124rskit
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I contacted FCP Euro and they have assembled a complete Lemforder W124 Rear Control Arm Kit, complete with hardware for a very competitive price, $263.99.
The Lemfoerder reference for the kit is 33500 01.

That's here in Europe. Can't be sure for the US.

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From what I found none of the vendors here in the US offered a complete Lemforder kit.
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The above link is not working so I am reposting:

https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/mer...-oem-w124rskit

Yesterday, 93Corrado brought to my attention the lack of Lemforder branded options for the rear suspension. I posted on the other forum and neglected to followup here. Use the "twentyoff" code for additional savings. To be clear, I have not had an opportunity to photograph the kit yet, so the image on the website is a generic file photo.

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Nice job. Meyle is garbage. I understand the business must offer "lower" cost options, but I believe most of the informed players are willing to pay more so the job doesn't have to be done twice.

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Happy Sunday Gents,

I created a $20 off code for you that can be used towards the Lemforder Kit I put together last year. Enter BENZW20OFF for an additional $20 off at checkout.

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Thanks Kyle! And thanks for the continued support of Benzworld.

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Last Friday after work I began installing the Lemforder rear control arm kit that I purchased from FCP last November. I disassembled everything and began to reassemble everything with the new control arms and hardware. I finished one side and realized that the kit didn't have enough hardware to finish the second side. Apparently the kit was shipped with 4 boxes of hardware instead of the required 6. I couldn't re-use the existing hardware because the new arms used different size bolts. I left the car on jack stands and went home.

I emailed Kyle at 9 PM that night and explained the situation. I received a text at 9:30 PM asking if I still lived at the same address. I confirmed that I did and asked how quickly the parts could be shipped out to me.

Kyle replied, "I have a few boxes on the shelf. They will be in your hands tomorrow and I am truly sorry for the error on that one."

Saturday morning I woke up and picked up my phone. I saw a text from Kyle at 1:37 AM.

"The two hardware kits are on the patio chair closest to the door. Call/text me if you need anything."

I was absolutely floored. Apparently later that night Kyle had driven from CT to my home in NJ (some 1.5 hours) and delivered the missing hardware.

I've been dealing with various parts vendors for close to twenty years and I've had a number of positive experiences as well as some horrendous experiences. However I have never experienced such exceptional customer service. Thanks to Kyle, I finished the installation and had my car back on the road before noon that day. Thank you Kyle! You truly are an asset to your company.
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Wow! That's fantastic! All of my experience with FCP has been top notch and I will continue to go through them whenever possible.
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Fcp does and has gone above and beyond for me before, but this is fantastic!


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