People seem to get caught buying the HD Bilsteins from time to time.  I got a 
set for my former 300SD and hated them. They were so hard you could feel every 
little bump/crack/rock in the road.  In a car that was more of a high 
performance sort of vehicle I could see it, but not in an S class.

Knowing what I do now I always go for the standard Bilstein.  On a related 
note, a dealer tech I know says that rear shocks rarely ever wear out.  He said 
of all the (stock/original) rear shocks he’s replaced over 20+ years he’s 
hardly ever found a set that warranted replacement.


> On Apr 10, 2018, at 9:36 AM, Meade Dillon via Mercedes 
> <> wrote:
> I put some KYB struts and shocks in SWMBO's Infiniti, and they ride almost
> like rocks, WAY too stiff for me.  Not bad for short trips around town and
> on smooth highway drives, but not at all suitable for a long day in the
> car.  At the time it was hard to justify the $300 / strut cost from the
> Stealership vs. about $80 from Rusty for the KYB, but now I know why...
> -------------
> Max
> Charleston SC


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