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$19.50

Heavy Duty Reinforced Rubber Jack Stand Top to Body Protecters

Best way to protect the underside of your car from rust and to keep the jack stand from slipping

Over the years Kent has used a number of different things to place on top his jack stands to prevent damage and for added security. He has even tried some of the commercially available jack stand plastic covers. Nothing has proven to work better than the special cut reinforced hose shown here.

$39.95
Currently out of stock.

6 Wheel Reinforced and Padded Kneeling Creeper

Save your knees and lower back with this comfortable creeper

This is the best one Kent has ever used and he has tried quiet a few kneeling "aids". With 6 wheels this one is strong enough not to break in the middle. In indents with the knee foam are very comfortable.

$9.95

Wheel Painting Tire Masking Dam for 14 and 15 Inch Wheels

Allows you to quickly paint your wheels without removing the tires - better than masking tape!

Have you ever tried to mask off your tires with paper and tape before painting the wheels? If you have I am sure you are laughing right now. Doesn't work too hot...Hard to get any tape to stick to the rubber tire.

$9.85
Currently out of stock.

Full Synthetic Black Wheel Bearing Grease 14 oz Grease Gun Tube

For Hi Temp Disk Brake Wheel Bearings

If you drive hard and do a lot of heavy breaking your front wheel bearings should be packed with this grease! Also good for chassis, suspension, cv and universal joints. Made by Valvoline.

$11.75

Mercedes GENUINE High Temp Antifriction Wheel Bearing Grease

Special application wheel you really want to drive fast! :-)

This green colored grease is specially formulated to work on any Mercedes from wheel bearing. Comes in a tube that is enough to do two front wheel bearings and inside hubs. If you drive at high speeds this is your best grease to prevent bearings from overheating. 

$78.50
Currently out of stock.

W108 W114 W115 W116 Steering Coupling Assembly

Connects the steering column to the steering box - shock buffering

If you are experiencing excessive steering play you might want to inspect your coupler. This new part comes with thread locker bolts and locking washers as shown.

 

$245.00

116 Chassis Lower Front Suspension Ultimate Restoration Kit

Front suspension overhaul is almost always left until one has fixed everything else on the car. We know that most owners can live with some looseness in the suspension, especially when you consider the age of the 116 chassis (1973 to 1980 280S 280SE 450SE 450SEL and 300SD.

107 560SL Front Bilstein Shock Set
$139.50

116 Chassis Rear Bilstein Shock Set of (2) COMFORT

Fits all 116 Chassis 1973-1980.

The best way to restore the original ride and feel of your Mercedes is to replace your shocks with new Bilsteins. There is no other shock that will perform as well. These are OEM COMFORT shocks that give you the smoothest ride.

$188.00

107 116 126 Chassis Rear Bilstein Shock Set of (2) - HEAVY DUTY

Fits all models with standard suspension - for firmer ride with heavy loads - PDF Digital Instructions cover 126 chassis only

Fits all models list below without Self Leveling Rear Suspension. The best way to upgrade the original ride and feel of your Mercedes is to replace your shocks with new HEAVY DUTY Bilsteins. There is no other shock that will perform as well.

$18.50

114 115 107 116 Chassis Rear Stabilizer Sway Bar Link

Common wear ball joint item - creates clunking noise in rear of car

Sold individually. Fits models 1968 to 1980 only. See below. Easy to install bottom stud just screws into the rear hub housing (no nut is used on back side of the lower stud). The top stud on the link connects to stabilizer bar with a locking nut. 

 

$160.00

W116 R107 W126 14 Inch Alloy Wheels Nice - Set of 2

14 inch wide rims as shown for bigger Benz. Not for W114, W115 or W123 chassis

ONLY 2 matching wheels in this condition available. Please do not try to order more. Great set for snow or studded tires. They were newer replacements and you can see from the picture they were not used much. No damage or bad curb scrapes. Center caps and lug bolts NOT included.

$120.00

W107 W116 Early W126 14 x 6 Alloy Wheel - Show Quality

Original spare wheel - hardly ever out of the trunk for years!

Only one available. Please do not try to order more than one. This is one of the best original wide 14-inch alloy wheels Kent has ever seen. The pictures tell it all.

$39.75

Tire Shop Pain Prevention 17mm Lug Bolt Tool Set

Since tire shops won’t do it, you need to set proper torque on your wheel lug bolts!

This is a MUST HAVE wheel care kit EVEN if you don’t work on your own Mercedes. This is one thing you must learn how to do because you can not trust tire shops anymore. See some videos below and I will explain why I feel so strongly about this.

On Demand Video
$9.99

Cleaning and Lubricating Hubs Before Wheel Installation - On Demand Video

So often neglected, yet so important. Also includes information on cleaning and installing lug bolts.

In this video, Kent explains the correct procedure for cleaning and lubricating your hubs and rear brake rotor BEFORE you install your wheels. He hardly ever sees this done when removing wheels on 15 plus-year-old Mercedes so he knows it is almost ALWAYS neglected.

$23.75

Wheel Hub Cleaning and Lubrication Kit w/ Video Instructions

Use this when installing brake rotors or wheels so they will 1) Spin true without vibration 2) Come back off easily in the future

This is probably the 12th most neglected maintenance it. In all the years of working on Mercedes, Kent has only seen this service previously done on 2 or 3 cars. Watch Kent's YouTube video below and he will explain the two benefits to doing this procedure on your own Mercedes. 

On Demand Video
$14.99

Early SLS Hydraulic Pump Overhaul / Reseal Tips - On Demand Video

Companion to my written instructions that come with our reseal kit. See related products below:

PLEASE NOTE: These are not complete instructions on how to open up an early style SLS pump and properly reseal it. Rather, these are some tips that will make the job go faster and easier. These are things Kent has learned rebuilding a number of these pumps himself.

$15.25

Best Lug Bolt Socket Ever for Alloy Wheels

Fits all 17mm lug bolts from the 1950's up through the 2000's - prevents scratching the finish on your silver rims.

I do not need to say much about this tool. Well made and well thought out. Someone who obviously was frustrated at scratching the finish on his or her alloy wheels came up with this idea. Watch the video below to see why this is now my favorite go it 17 mm lug bolt socket.

$490.00
Currently out of stock.

W116 300SD Nice 14 inch Alloy Wheel Set ( All Four) with Center Caps

Wheels are as shown below - excellent condition - lug bolts included.

EXCEPTIONALLY nice original alloy wheel set of 4 to be removed from a 1980 300SD. Curb damage is non existant with only a few very small scratches in the outer rims. Complete with center caps. No lug bolts included. Old tires will be removed from wheels to save shipping costs.

$295.00

Late W108 W111 Early W116 R107 Vented Steel Wheels

Wheel size 6 x 14 inches Part number 1084001402

These are the style of wheels that started showing up in the very late 1960's and early 1970's. Please note size and part no. They will fit on almost any Mercedes from the early sixties up through the W123 but please make sure you want the 6" wide wheel.

$17.25

Bilstein Shock Absorber Removal and Installation Tool

Finally a real tool to hold the top of the shocks while turning the nut or nuts !!

This U.S.A. made 17 mm 8 inch long combination wrench is custom modified here in our shop to help you easily install Bilstein front and rear shocks on most of the older model Mercedes Benz.

On Demand Video
$3.99

Diagnosing an Often Overlooked Front End Clunking Noise - On Demand Video

Don't neglect front end clunking sounds - they can lead to some dangerous suspension failures

In this video instruction, Kent will demonstrate how to check for one possible source of a mysterious front end clunking sound. Any clunking noise you hear when driving over rough ground or when braking should be investigated immediately.

On Demand Video
$24.99

Early SLS Rear Suspension Leveling Valve Overhaul Instructions - On Demand Video

If your valve is leaking or not raising the rear of your SLS Benz, you can fix it yourself and save Big $$$

In this long video manual Kent will walk you step-by-step through the process of removing the older square style leveling valve from your Mercedes, opening it up without losing the spring and balls, removing the old o-rings and cleaning the parts properly, installing the new o-rings, and putting

On Demand Video
$16.99

Mercedes SLS Accumulator Replacement Instructions - On Demand Video

Step-by-step procedure for safely removing the old accumulator balls and installing new ones

In this video Kent will walk you through the procedure of removing the old accumulators and installing new ones in a W123 300TD wagon. It is a very straightforward job that only takes a couple hours. You will need to raise the car and safely support it on jack stands.

$54.95

1973 to 1985 Power Steering ATF Fluid Upgrade Kit

To reduce pump and steering box wear - replace that old automatic transmission fluid with enhanced power steering fluid

NOTE: UPS GROUND SHIPPING ONLY.  This complete kit will help you flush the old ATF fluid out of your power steering system and replace it with new high performance power steering fluid.

On Demand Video
$12.99

Power Steering ATF System Full Fluid Flush Instructions - On Demand Video

Full instructions on replacing filter and changing fluid to modern power steering fluid

If you have a 1985 or older Mercedes Benz it is time you flush that old automatic transmission fluid out of the system and replace it with a good power steering fluid. ATF formulations have changed over the past 20 years.

On Demand Video
$9.99

W116 W123 W126 Front Upper Control Arm Replacement Tips - On Demand Video

Kent will show you a few tips a tricks to get your worn upper control arms out and the new ones in place without special tools

When replacing the front upper control arms you formost need to think about safety. You will need a good quality and large rolling hydraulic floor jack, and a couple good jack stands.

$74.95

116 123 126 201 Chassis Hydraulic Suspension SLS Pump Resealing Kit

For most models with self leveling suspension from 1977 to 1991 - 6.9, 300TD, 16V, 560SEL SEC

Every one of these pumps I have ever seen need resealing. The seals and o-rings become just too hard over all those years of use. This is the most complete SLS (self leveling suspension) pump overhaul kit on the market today.

$498.50
Currently out of stock.

W123 Wagon W116 6.9 W201 16V W126 SLS Suspension Pump ( Resealed)

Cleaned, inspected and rebuilt with new shaft seal and all internal o-rings

Sorry, no international shipping on this last pump. Excellent rebuilt used pump. It has been taken apart, inspected for wear, cleaned and resealed completely with new internal o-rings, new shaft seal, and new cover o-ring.

Self Leveling Suspension (SLS) High Pressure Hose Replacement Kit w/ Instructions
$89.95

Self Leveling Suspension (SLS) High Pressure Hose Replacement Kit w/ Instructions

Specific for the W123 300TD Wagon. May work for hose replacement on other models. Please read details below.

If you own a 123 wagon or other Mercedes with self leveling suspension, you will be faced someday with having to replace the main high pressure hydraulic hose that goes from the engine driven pump to a metal line fitting routed back to the rear suspension.

$69.95

SLS (Self Leveling Suspension) Fluid Service Kit with Instructions

For 300TD Wagon 190E 16V 500SEL and Other Models up to 1991 with FREE filter for the W123 wagon

Dont neglect this service as many do! I recommend the hydraulic fluid and filter be changed every 30,000 miles. You would not believe how many SLS vehicles I have seen with dirty hydraulic fluid - I mean nasty!  Sometimes I have even found engine oil in the system!

$9.75

123 300TD Wagon Rear Suspension Coil Spring Shim - Maximum

Used to adjust unloaded ride height

This is a maximum thickness rubber shim (19 mm thick) to adjust the ride height when installing new or reinstalling existing rear coil springs. Two required per car. Also fits 114, 115, 116, 123 sedans and coupes and 126 chassis cars.

$9.95

116 123 126 Rear Suspension Coil Spring Shim - 14 mm

Fits All 240D 300D 300SD 300TD from 1977 to 1985

This is a medium thickness rubber shim (14 mm thick) to adjust the ride height when installing new or reinstalling existing rear coil springs. Two required per car. Fits 116, 123 sedans, wagons and coupes and 126 chassis cars.

$39.75

116 123 126 Front Lower Control Arm Eccentric Kit

Fits all mentioned chassis from 1973 to 1991

This bolt fits through your lower control arm bushings and is used to set front end alignment. It can become excessive worn if not replaced soon after bushings fail. 2 kits required per car.

All Models Self Leveling Suspension SLS Proper Hydraulic Fluid - 1 Liter
$12.95

All Models Self Leveling Suspension SLS Proper Hydraulic Fluid - 1 Liter

300TD Wagon, 6.9, 560SEL, 300TE, 190E 16V, other Euro Models with Hydropneumatic Suspension

If you have any Mercedes model with hydraulic self leveling suspension from the early 70's up to the early 1990's this is the correct fluid to use. High quality Meyle or Febi Bilstein product. Any other type of fluid can damage the seals and score your pump.

126 Differential Rubber Mount
$49.50

116 and 126 ALL MODELS Differential Rubber Mount

78 to 85 300SD, 86 to 87 300SDL, 90 to 91 350SDL, 91 350SD, plus all 380SE/SEL/SEC, 500SEL, 420SEL and 560SEL SEC

Here is a common rubber part that is wearing out as these cars get 15 to 20 years old. If your rear end is sitting lower than is use to, this could be the culprit. It is the mount that is bolted to the rear end center housing.