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Old 10-10-2009, 01:55 PM
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Q on Shocks for W126...

I want to put HD Bilsteins on my car.

I see them listed as two different part numbers... and at two different prices.
Are these the same part simply with different part numbers, or is there a difference and if so what is the difference?

Please help.

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P.S. - previously posted under a different title, but retrying with better title since the previous post go no replies

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I have a w126 (1989 420SEL) and I want to replace the rear shocks with HD Bilsteins. I am confused because I can find Bilstein part number F4-B46-0511-H0 listed as REAR HD shocks for my car, and I can also find REAR HD shocks listed as part number W0133-1612941 (Listed as Bilstein HD, OEM)

I can find the W0133... part for about $15 - $20 less than the other.

Can someone please enlighten me on the the part numbers / difference in prices.

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Old 10-10-2009, 04:32 PM
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The difference is that one of them is a "Heavy Duty" (stiffer) shock (the more expensive one) and the other is a "comfort" or standard shock. If you just drive your car (no sporty driving) then I would go with comforts. If you like a harder ride and do sporty driving, go with the Heavy Duty ones. I have Heavy Duty on my car and it is a bit firm, but sporty. On my other car I have the comfort shocks and it rides quite nice.
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Old 10-10-2009, 11:23 PM
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pawoSD, Have HDs on my SD and think it rides perfect! stiff is good, and it sails around corners nicely. only way to go.
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Old 10-10-2009, 11:25 PM
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It does make the W126 ride nice, but in the W124, comforts are the way to go.
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Old 10-13-2009, 12:20 PM
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Thanks... I think I'll go w/ HD

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