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Old 08-10-2002, 01:25 PM
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Need: '87 190E 2.3 front and rear shocks

I am "restoring" a high-miler '87 190E 2.3 for my daughter's first driver.

I need to find front and rear shocks.

I thought maybe someone had some they took off while working on a project and would sell at a reasonable price.

Of course, ideally Bilstein HDs.

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Old 08-10-2002, 03:10 PM
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We should all have good taste in junk! Bilsteins for me too.
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Old 08-11-2002, 04:41 PM
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OK .... it never hurts to ask, right?
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Old 08-11-2002, 05:00 PM
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Nope, never hurts. I imagine someone has a set setting on a shelf just begging a home.

I have a set of Bilsteins for a 928 that I'd about give away for the shipping. Wrote them off 15 years ago. Got some old Audi's too (ohh did I say that).
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Old 08-12-2002, 03:35 PM
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Darn, darn, darn!

I just trashed a set last month. I could've had extra moola from haasman. Bummer.
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Old 08-12-2002, 04:03 PM
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Thanks for thinking of me.

calling all cars: APB: anyone with great condition used shocks for a '87 190E 2.3? Please let me know.

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Buy new Bilstiens or Boge. DO NOT BUY KYB.THe are junkand priced way below the other barnds for a reason.
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Old 08-13-2002, 03:49 AM
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JDUB

I will not go through the KYB shock experience again. Years ago a friend installed them in his old MBZ and they were exceptional. I installed them in a old 240D I used to have and always regretted it. Yes, no more KYBs.

I haven't heard much about Koni shocks recently. They used to be great.

Any body with some good used shocks fer ye old 190E?
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Old 08-13-2002, 07:43 AM
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I've got to chime in here. I purchased my 300D cheap and one of the first things I did was install brand new Bilstein shocks on it. The costs I had in the car went up about 30% when I puchased/installed those shocks. The original ones had 217k miles on them and I believe they still had some life left in them. I say bite the bullet and just put new ones on it.
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Old 08-13-2002, 01:17 PM
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engatwork You are probably right. I thought maybe someone had a project car, upgraded to a racing version or something, and had good shocks available.
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Old 08-13-2002, 01:37 PM
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Have some rears from a '91 removed with about 80k miles. The new shocks felt different, but not radically - they were not the problem.

Saving them for the distant future, but would let them go cheap to get back the shelf space. Dust boots a bit ragged, but I think the shocks are fine. Los Angeles area (San Fernando Valley). Contact me at aq433@lafn.org

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Old 08-13-2002, 02:13 PM
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Steve,

I emailed you at aq433@lafn.org and got:

Your message cannot be delivered to the following recipients:

Recipient address: aq433@lafn.org
Reason: Remote SMTP server has rejected address
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Sorry, that address has strong filters. Try again at aq433@hotmail.com

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