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Old 08-15-2002, 06:59 PM
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Question Poly Control Arm Bushings

Hi Everyone,

I did an autocross last week in my W202 and broke the R/F Caster Bushing. I'm going to change it soon, but before I went with the stock stuff and break it again. I was wondering if anyone knew of a place that has Poly Bushings (or better yet, has off set poly bushings) for Mercedes? I have been looking but can't seem to find anyone that makes them for these cars?

Any help or ideas would be great!

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Old 08-25-2002, 02:59 AM
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I can machine some to your specifications.
Current Stable:
1994 S500 v140, 210k miles, white with grey.

Former Mercedes in the Stable:
1983 300CD Turbo diesel 515k mi sold (rumor has it, that it has 750k miles on it now)
1984 300CD Turbo Diesel 150 k mi sold
1982 300D Turbo Diesel 225 sold
1987 300D Turbo Diesel 255k mi sold
1988 300 CE AMG Hammer 15k mi sold
1986 "300E" Amg Hammer 88k mi sold (it was really a 200, not even an E (124.020)
1992 500E 156k mi sold
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Old 08-25-2002, 10:45 PM
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MB made them soft for a reason

If your lower control arms are the same as on a 124 and 201 chassis then putting in polyeurethane will bind if you use any settings that offset the bushings. The bushings need to be parallel with poly but not so much with the softer MB bushings as they are more pliable and won't bind. The best way is to machine a spacer bushing that will accept a spherical bearing in each end of each control arm and seal it to keep debris and water out. The way the arm is designed to be adjusted by MB can not guarantee that the two ends will be parallel.

Just my two cents....not trying to open a can of worms!
Tobias MB
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