Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help




Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes ShopForum > Technical Information and Support > Tech Help

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-04-2002, 01:26 PM
the_good_fellow's Avatar
07 E320 Bluetec 7 pistons
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 170
Unhappy KYB instead of Bilstein???

3 weeks ago, I was doing some pricing on Bilstein struts/shocks for my 91 300D and today I'm surprised the price went about 20 - 30 %. Is it Euro rate...? Here is what quoted

Rear:

HD $ 92.43 ---> $ 124.33
Sport $ 116.97 ---> $ 147.45

Front:
HD $ 164.41 ---> $ 218.77
Sport $ 169.31 ---> $ 217.37

Has anyone try KYB? any comments?

Rear: $ 54.51
Front: $ 74.26

Are they made in Japan?

thanks!
__________________
BJ

09 GL320 Bluetec 65K+
07 E320 Bluetec 43k+
05 Nissan Frontier NISMO 4X4 72K+


07 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 5k+ gone
87 300SDL 158k+ gone
91 300D 113k+ gone
83 300SD 220K+ gone
89 300E sold
87 190E sold
83 380SEL sold

http://banners.wunderground.com/bann...TX/Houston.gif
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-04-2002, 02:51 PM
yal's Avatar
yal yal is offline
Benz-smart
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: New York, Long Island
Posts: 2,705
Try looking for sachs/boge OEM shocks and struts, in the partshop the prices are cheaper than bilstiens. Don't use KYB they do not last. But if you intend to sell your car soon then maybe....


Apart from the partshop here...you can also try www.shox.com for sachs/boge.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-04-2002, 05:54 PM
JCE's Avatar
JCE JCE is offline
Down to the Wear Bars
 
Join Date: May 1999
Location: So Kalifornia
Posts: 2,189
I have used KYB, Bilstein, Sachs, and Koni. If you buy the KYB, IMHO you will regret it. I found them to be very rough riding, the standard shock to me was stiffer than the performance shocks I had on the car. I would go with the other 3 before I bought another KYB.
__________________
John

2003 Firemist Red/grey leather SL 500
2015 Palladium Silver/black mbtex GLK 350
1987 Smoke Silver/burgundy mbtex 300E Sportline (SOLD)

Click to see 87 300E
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-05-2002, 01:37 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: LEMONT-CHICAGO
Posts: 412
I didn't like the KYB shocks that I put on my 190E. They felt worn out after a year. I prefer the shocks to be a little stiff. I stillhave them on the car but I wont buy KYB's again.
__________________
1990 190E 2.6
1996 Grand Voyager 3.3
1985 Mustang GT 5.0 5 SPD
1982 Suzuki GS 750T
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-05-2002, 08:42 AM
LarryBible
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
My KYB's have held up well, but I bought the performance versions and they are WAY TOO STIFF. They have a lifetime warranty, and I plan on replacing them with standard KYB's soon for no cost.

I should have bought Bilstiens.

Have a great day,
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-05-2002, 09:19 AM
jcd jcd is offline
village idiot
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Northern New Jersey
Posts: 1,102
If you're keeping the car

Suck it up and by the bilsteins. You will be happy you did. I put bilstein HD's on my 1977 300D and I couldn't be happier. They were a little firm at first, but softened up to a comfortable, secure ride.

JCD
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-05-2002, 12:01 PM
the_good_fellow's Avatar
07 E320 Bluetec 7 pistons
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 170
Thanks guys.
I have HD on my 300SD and they work well. Should have bought them 3 weeks ago. I just can't figure out why the price went up that much(20-30%). If KYB has lifetime warranty may be I can change them once a year.
__________________
BJ

09 GL320 Bluetec 65K+
07 E320 Bluetec 43k+
05 Nissan Frontier NISMO 4X4 72K+


07 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 5k+ gone
87 300SDL 158k+ gone
91 300D 113k+ gone
83 300SD 220K+ gone
89 300E sold
87 190E sold
83 380SEL sold

http://banners.wunderground.com/bann...TX/Houston.gif
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
w115 Front shocks Bilstein or KYB or Sachs NC240D76 Vintage Mercedes 7 11-24-2004 11:31 AM
Bilstein HD instructions and ??? JHZR2 Diesel Discussion 6 01-17-2004 11:00 AM
KYB v Bilstein jacobwissler Tech Help 29 04-01-2003 12:12 PM
KYB & Boge struts vs Bilstein hs_300e Tech Help 11 11-29-2002 05:26 PM
Replace shocks with Bilstein HD? on 190E ndrwhngyn Tech Help 4 03-02-2002 01:10 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:35 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2011 Pelican Parts - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page