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I'm looking at the Euro downpipe bracket hardware, and the photo in the Trucktec brand looks like the OEM version (it's about three times less costly, however). Even though its a couple of copper nuts, washers, grommets, and the presumably stainless bracket, would it make sense that the OEM is made by someone else and it's best not to chance it?
 

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On my 500SEC, I used the Trucktec kits to secure the downpipes to the steady brackets from the transmission.

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same stuff, i had both before i returned the MB ones that were more expensive
 

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Thanks guys, it's interesting it has a 201 parts number--maybe that chassis had double downpipes the same diameter as well. Would one of these sets already be installed on the current U.S. double pipe/passenger side setup? Or, maybe after 32 years it would make sense to get a new set for that side anyway in case the fasteners and grommets are corroded/deteriorated (or may get damaged in the removal process).

Can either of you confirm that the correct transmission/downpipe bracket number to go along with it is 126-492-02-41? There are different versions on the Slovak and Russian parts diagrams, and have three different parts numbers. If it is the correct one, then I imagine our original U.S. system has one to facilitate the double pipe/passenger side setup, so only one more identical (but installed facing the other way just in front or behind the existing one) is needed.
 
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