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Old 07-03-2000, 01:27 AM
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Hi,

My '97 E320 has about 45000 miles on it and it's about time for the shocks to be replaced. Has anyone have any opinion on which shocks should I use and what range of pricing would I be expecting per piece.

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Kevin
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Old 07-03-2000, 01:10 PM
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If you were not satisfied with the ride. And feel the ride is to soft and floaty like I do, upgrade to E55 Shocks and springs. I will be. I belieive the E55 struts/shocks are made by Bilstein.

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Old 07-03-2000, 05:52 PM
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Stick with the Bilstein shocks. They last longer and ride better than any other shocks made. All my MB and VW's have been using Bilstein since day one and I will never switch to a lesser shock.

Expect to pay about $70 each, but they are worth it.... They will last twice as long as any $50 shock!

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Old 07-03-2000, 10:53 PM
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You might find rear shocks for $75-100ea, but if you can buy Bilsteins (front) for newer strut cars for that much---let me know.
Either Sachs/Boge or Bilstein can be OE and both are quality parts. All MB cars w/leveling use Sachs strut legs. Most of the TRUE sportline Struts were Sachs!!
A W210 chassis with 42,000mi should not need this type of repair for another 50k mi.

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