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Old 11-19-2006, 09:13 AM
Mitch H Mitch H is offline
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The W123 and W124 spheres are not the same.
My W201 takes 123 spheres and (unfortunately) the non-rebuildable 124 control valve.
Phil (sponsor here) and Rusty (sponsor elsewhere) have them. I've had mechanics tell me that the ones from the dealer ($$$) last longer than the replacements from Febi or Freudenberg. Looks like Phil has Freudenberg for $117 each, you might want to call him and see if that's his best price. I bought a set from Rusty last summer but haven't mounted them yet, plan on buying more in five years. Not much worse than buying Bilstein shocks every five years, and the control valve lasts practically forever if you don't let the spheres go flat.
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