Fits 126 Chassis sedans and coupes 380SE 380SEL 380SEC 500SEL 300SD 300SDL 350SD 350SDL 420SEL 300SE 300SEL 560SEC and 560SEL from 1981 to 1991. The best way to restore the original ride and feel of your Mercedes is to replace your shock absorbers with new Bilsteins. There are no other shocks that will perform quite as well. These are OEM HEAVY DUTY shocks that give you the firm ride and handle heavy loads and aggressive driving better.
If your car has a lot of body roll or the front end is bouncing more than it use to it is time to replace your shock absorbers. How can you determine if you do not have the real thing? Look under your car and if your shocks are white, blue, or any color other than black you have imitations. Also look to see if you have any wetness around the top of the shock barrell. If so they are beginning to leak and will fail soon. Even if you think your shocks are ok you will be amazed at the improvement when you install these new ones. Shocks DO NOT come with plastic dust cover or rubber stop. You will need to use those from your existing shock. If you have aftermarket shocks you may have to locate and purchase separately. We only carry these covers used.
You will need one special 10mm socket that can be purchased separately if you dont have one in your tool box
Mercedes 123 and 126 Chassis Front Shock Replacement Socket
All 240D 300D 300CD 300TD 1977 to 1985 and all 126 S Class Sedans and Couples 1981 to 1991
When replacing front shocks on the above mentioned Mercedes you must a 10 mm 12 point shock with 3/8 inch drive. If you don't have one you will in trouble. This is a high quality thin wall socket made in Taiwan. See my video on Front Shock Replacement under the TECH HELP page.
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