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Old 01-08-2001, 03:58 PM
Redflash Redflash is offline
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Location: Alexandria, VA
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HD Billsteins

I put HD Bilsteins on my '87 300 SDL a little over seven years ago. Front ones started leaking more than I thought was "acceptable" and I was successful in getting them replaced under the lifetime warranty. Had to argue a little since there supposedly can be some 'leakage', but I never felt any was acceptable. In my case it was pretty extensive and happened after about 9 months or so.

The HD's worked fine for me since this car is heavier than some models. A lighter model would definitely ride hard with these in my opinion. I went to the HD on the recommendation of the mechanic I used for major repairs at the time, and I have been real happy with the choice. Either way they are a good option. I have used KYB's on the '78 450 SEL vehicles and did not like them (ride was too soft for the weight of the car).

Glad you chose the Bilsteins.


1997 S600 Coupe
2002 Lexus SC430
2004 Lexus RX330 (wife's car)
1993 500 SEL
1994 E320 (wife's car)
1987 300 SDL
1978 450 SEL
1980 300 TD (wife's car)
1969 280 SL
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