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Dear SLK Forum,

2004 SLK 320 SE, 53K miles

While my SLK slumbers for the winter I was thinking about replacing the shocks.

Two Bilstein shock absorber styles are available: sport or heavy duty.

I assume our SLKs came equipped with sport shocks.?

Thanks very much,
Zill.
 

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I just replaced my shocks with Bilsteins from TireRack.com. My recollection is that Sport and Heavy Duty are the same for that application. I'm very pleased with them.

I also had to buy 4 shock installation kits from Mercedes Benz. These have the rubber bushings that do not come with the shocks. Also has the nuts and bolts. Front and rear kits are the same.

--Larry
 

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delhiboy,

The shocks were $97.00 each, $388.00 total. Plus $24.32 shipping to Alaska.
For the 2000 SLK, Part Numbers are F4.BE3.2464.H0 (front) and F4.BE3.2465.H0 (rear).

The installation kits from Mercedes were $15.00 each, $60.00 total.
For the 2000 SLK, Part Number was A-202-320-02-56 (for all 4).

Other Internet companies had the shocks cheaper, but I've dealt with TireRack.com in the past and always been pleased. Felt more comfortable ordering from them.

Hope this helps. --Larry
 

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Thank you larry. The info is really appreciated. Its very interesting to know how many members had really good review about the KYB's which are almost half of the price of the ones you bought. I guess Bilsteins are stock.
 

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Larry,
Thanks. You are pretty much dead nuts on in dollars.

I’ll check the numbers.

For my diesels, I have always used Bilstein shocks. Others may cost less. But the Bilstein service life is good and long. Hell, I'm just looking for something to do.

Thanks,
Zill.
 
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