Join Date: May 2013
Location: Keller, Texas
Vehicle: My wife's first 'fun car' 2002 SLK 32 AMG
Other Toys: 2007 Dodge Magnum Police Interceptor
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I would like to add one more thing to this post.
I just purchased a new set of MB shocks for the wifes 2002 SLK 32 AMG.
About two years ago, I replaced her factory shocks that were 12 years old. They had stopped functioning properly.
I went with a set of Koni Adjustable Sport Shocks. I thought they were great, as I had installed them on my car about six months earlier and the wife thought my car rode a lot better.
Once we installed them, she could NOT get them adjusted to her liking. So I told her, fine, I'll get the MB shocks instead.
Realize that a set of Koni Sport Shocks (two years ago) cost about $400 for the set of four. Plus the cost of installation.
The MB shocks for a set of five (steering stabilizer shock plus the four on the corners) cost me about $1k. Then I will pay to have them all installed.
Having said all of that, the price that MB sold mounting hardware kits, which includes metal shims, rubber shims, bolts and nuts. It did add about $25/$30 per shock.
But the steering stablizer shock did not list a complete set of all the 'mounting hardware' so I had to purchase all of that individually. About $3 per bolt and about $2 per nut times two.
So you CAN get the individual pieces from MB any time you want. You may have to order them and then wait for them to come in, but that is a minimal problem if you know it in advance and don't just take them off before you have ALL the parts and mounting hardware YOU MUST HAVE before you start the job.
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