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Old 12-24-2003, 11:24 AM
Mercedes Fred Mercedes Fred is offline
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new tires vs new fe suspension

had the front end of my 88 300e inspected, and the mechanic perscribed replacing all the rubber consumables such tierods ends, bushings, sway bar kits etc. for a reasonable amount ($800 canadian) but also said that new tires would be a better investment as its such a heavy car, should have excellent tires.

Sinc then i talked to a friend who works at dupont (chemist) who cliams that the quality of the rubber is very high in the mb; that in fact the rubber compnents in the front end were deteriorating by expanding, not crumbling and that this maintains a tight suspension that also increases the life of the rubber materials used

therefore, i should have matching rubber on the road. however, im tempted to do both suspension and new tires.
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