Back when Rusty was in the process of selling out and closing his business, I 
ordered 2 Bilstein regular duty shocks. He send me 2 Bilstein HD shocks. 
I installed them on the rear anyway and the ride was the same as yours.
Now I need 2 for the front and I'm wondering if the regulars on the front will 
play nice with the HD's on the back, or if I should get HD's for the front as 
On Tue, 10 Apr 2018 09:45:06 -0400
Dan Penoff via Mercedes <> wrote:

> 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.
> -D
> > 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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