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Old 11-14-2012, 01:56 PM
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URO vs Lemforder...

I couldn't resist buying a URO center support and bearing for $12 just to see what it looked like. I have always used Lemforder or OEM for flex disc/ ball joints over the years and I am going to install two flex discs and a center support/bearing in the next few days to try and get rid of the drive line vibration in my 1995 E300D.

OEM flex disc was $62 front, $42 rear, support & bearing $34 ..not too bad considering the confidence in knowing you will have to do the job less often.

The biggest problem for me will be getting the car high enough to remove the exhaust pipes. Maybe about 3 feet high.

I tried to attach the photo comparison but all attempts failed.

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Old 11-14-2012, 02:57 PM
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I couldn't resist buying a URO center support and bearing for $12 just to see what it looked like. I have always used Lemforder or OEM for flex disc/ ball joints over the years and I am going to install two flex discs and a center support/bearing in the next few days to try and get rid of the drive line vibration in my 1995 E300D.

OEM flex disc was $62 front, $42 rear, support & bearing $34 ..not too bad considering the confidence in knowing you will have to do the job less often.

The biggest problem for me will be getting the car high enough to remove the exhaust pipes. Maybe about 3 feet high.

I tried to attach the photo comparison but all attempts failed.
Did you actually use the URO Support/Bearing?
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Old 11-15-2012, 02:45 AM
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If you did use the URO, you might find they're really not that cheap after you have to replace your airbags and control module when your drive shaft slams the transmission tunnel after the flex disk fails.
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Read this thread on URO Flex Disk. Alabbasi lost his 560SEL to a URO Disk.


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Old 11-15-2012, 05:17 AM
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I couldn't resist buying a URO center support and bearing for $12 just to see what it looked like. I have always used Lemforder or OEM for flex disc/ ball joints over the years and I am going to install two flex discs and a center support/bearing in the next few days to try and get rid of the drive line vibration in my 1995 E300D.

OEM flex disc was $62 front, $42 rear, support & bearing $34 ..not too bad considering the confidence in knowing you will have to do the job less often.

The biggest problem for me will be getting the car high enough to remove the exhaust pipes. Maybe about 3 feet high.

I tried to attach the photo comparison but all attempts failed.
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:23 AM
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"...just to see what it looked like."

I hope thats all you did.
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Old 11-15-2012, 10:16 AM
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I couldn't resist buying a URO center support and bearing for $12 just to see what it looked like. I have always used Lemforder or OEM for flex disc/ ball joints over the years and I am going to install two flex discs and a center support/bearing in the next few days to try and get rid of the drive line vibration in my 1995 E300D.

OEM flex disc was $62 front, $42 rear, support & bearing $34 ..not too bad considering the confidence in knowing you will have to do the job less often.

The biggest problem for me will be getting the car high enough to remove the exhaust pipes. Maybe about 3 feet high.

I tried to attach the photo comparison but all attempts failed.
Have you reviewed the FSM and tech updates for the multiple notes about drive line vibration?
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Old 11-15-2012, 10:57 AM
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Thanks guys for the concern but I meant what I wrote.."I couldn't resist buying a URO center support and bearing for $12 just to see what it looked like."
JUST TO SEE WHAT IT LOOKED LIKE! and post some photos of them here for other members to see....but that didn't work out on this site for some reason.
Side by side comparison shows the many differences in quality, can't gauge the quality of the actual bearing but the rubber looks very crude and uneven.
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:05 AM
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You might have to resize the pictures.

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there were three HP ratings on the OM616...

1) Not much power
2) Even less power
3) Not nearly enough power!! 240D w/auto

Anyone that thinks a 240D is slow drives too fast.

80 240D Naturally Exasperated, 4-Spd 388k DD 150mph spedo 3:58 Diff

We are advised to NOT judge ALL Muslims by the actions of a few lunatics, but we are encouraged to judge ALL gun owners by the actions of a few lunatics. Funny how that works
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:11 AM
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Did you actually use the URO Support/Bearing?
Please read my post. I bought it just to see what it looked like, and if looks are any indication of quality, it fails.
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Old 11-15-2012, 01:32 PM
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The PO of my '77 replaced the center support and bearing with a URO version a month before I purchased the car. It lasted about 4,000 miles before the rubber tore completely apart all the way around.

Granted, the collapsed motor and tranny mounts probably hastened its demise, but that's still pretty bad.
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Old 11-15-2012, 01:43 PM
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Thanks guys for the concern but I meant what I wrote.."I couldn't resist buying a URO center support and bearing for $12 just to see what it looked like."
JUST TO SEE WHAT IT LOOKED LIKE! and post some photos of them here for other members to see....but that didn't work out on this site for some reason.
Side by side comparison shows the many differences in quality, can't gauge the quality of the actual bearing but the rubber looks very crude and uneven.
IMO: URO quality is a negative 1 - 10...

Send the pictures to me through e-mail, with a link to this thread and I will post them for you.

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Old 12-22-2012, 11:36 AM
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So where are the pictures of the URO Center Support Bearing? Is there a close resemblence to the Lemfoerder?
The suspence is killing me.

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there were three HP ratings on the OM616...

1) Not much power
2) Even less power
3) Not nearly enough power!! 240D w/auto

Anyone that thinks a 240D is slow drives too fast.

80 240D Naturally Exasperated, 4-Spd 388k DD 150mph spedo 3:58 Diff

We are advised to NOT judge ALL Muslims by the actions of a few lunatics, but we are encouraged to judge ALL gun owners by the actions of a few lunatics. Funny how that works
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Old 12-22-2012, 12:42 PM
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So where are the pictures of the URO Center Support Bearing? Is there a close resemblence to the Lemfoerder?
The suspence is killing me.

Charlie
I sent photos to the above poster, as requested, through email a long time ago but they never got posted here.
Photo upload always fails here yet I can post on other sites...makes me wonder why.
URO has gotten very poor reviews here on virtually every part they make, better not to take a chance imo.
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Old 12-22-2012, 01:25 PM
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I bought URO flex discs before I knew any better...I wont install them, nor will I even sell them...i'm going to hang them on the wall as a reminder of what not to do.

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