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Old 12-07-2000, 08:50 AM
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Hi all,
I'm about to change the front shocks on the car what do you recommend Bilsteins or Sachs/Boge they are both about the same price. The car has been lowered approx 45mm the rear shocks were changed before I bought the car but I have replaced the springs. Also is this a an easy job to do I'm thinking of changing them myself.
TIA Bobby

1993 320 CE 24V (Carat Duchatelet) 80K miles
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Old 12-07-2000, 09:08 AM
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These are not difficult to replace if you're careful and have a floor jack.

I recommend the Bilstein performance struts. Make sure you inspect the upper mount while it's apart.

Good luck,
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Old 12-07-2000, 09:42 AM
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It all depends who you ask. However, I replaced mine with Bilstein HD and I am happy with the results. Since you lowered your car, you may want to get the "performance" or "sport". BTW, I changed the struts myself but, I do have access to a lift which made the job easier. I borrowed the spring compressor from AUTOZONE. Do a alignment after the replacement.
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Old 12-07-2000, 09:59 AM
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. . .I would stick with the Bilsteins. After crawling all afternoon under my ' new ' 300CE, I see the previous owner had fitted Bilstein HD's and the ride is just a sweet as it gets.. !
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Old 12-07-2000, 10:18 AM
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I'm sorry to disagree, but changing your front shocks(struts) does not require any front end adjustment of any kind, unless you change some other parts.

Good luck,
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