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Old 06-21-2003, 05:00 PM
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Aftermarket vs Original body parts?

Whats the major difference between the two?

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Old 06-21-2003, 07:56 PM
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Original parts carry the mercedes star on them,they are usually better quality, and the fit on the original parts is always better. Aftermarket parts are less costly, may require a little modification for a perfect and are not usually made in germany(mostly Italy).
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1995 e320 conversion(hated the 300e grill)
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Old 06-22-2003, 08:42 AM
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It's unlikely that after-market parts meet MB crash test criteria either.
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