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Old 09-05-2004, 12:07 PM
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Need advice on shock absorbers

My car is 1985 300D Turbo. All the shocks are still the originals.
I plan to replace with the Bilstein hevay duty type. They are pretty expensive, so I have some questions:

(1) If I can afford to replace only one set at this time, should I replace the front or back?

(2) How can I tell if the shocks are really bad? (I assumed they are not any good in a 20 year old car)

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Old 09-05-2004, 12:17 PM
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Shock Test

Bounce each corner of your car...If the car only rebounds to the starting position then the shock is good. More than just a single rebound tells you that the shock needs replaced....some of the Bilsteins last for 200-300K...If you need a set of low mileage shocks for a 123, I have all 4...Jim
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Old 09-05-2004, 05:14 PM
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