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Are W124 Front Shocks "Sided" Left and Right?

Discussion in 'Suspension, Steering & Brakes' started by Waft, Dec 24, 2012.

  1. Waft

    Waft Senior Member

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    Hi!

    As per title really.Are the front shocks for a W124 LH and RH units?
    I think yes,as this is why they're listed as so,on ECP and GSF etc.
    Ah.I have also found a supplier of Sachs for front left + Sportline models,and Rears,incl. Sportline. www.carparts4less.co.uk
    I ordered on Saturday night and received Christmas Eve morning.Well impressed.
    Also ,on £88 delivered! They don't list the RH front though,nor do ECP or GSF :shock:

    Has anyone else had this experience,as I'm doing all four plus springs,and not paying silly Mercedes prices.I've been doing this for too long! :D

    Merry Christmas to all fellow Mercedes drivers here too from us.

    Steve ;)
     
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    They are owned by Eurocarparts. Set up I believe primarily for Ebay transactions. Eurocarparts will have the RH front Sachs unit or will be able to source it as will CARPARTS4LESS if you Email them.
     
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    Are the RH DEFINATELY different ?? The same part no. is listed for both sides at another place I just called. :confused:

    Thanks and Merry Christmas :D
     
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    Neither front nor rear shocks are handed on 124's (although obviously front and rear are different!)
     
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    I find aftermarket suppliers are confusing in this way as they tend to list each side seperately, however the MB EPC lists this part No "A124 320 68 30" as compatible to both sides of the car and exactly the same part number is used on both Sportline and standard vehicles.

    I tried to paste the EPC drawing into this post as I have done in the past but for some reason it won't let me.
     
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    LOL!

    Glad you mentioned that last bit Rob :p

    Phew! Many Thanks,all four ordered now.
    The fronts were so bad they cracked my delaminating windscreen,what with potholes and the like!

    Thanks and Merry Christmas!

    :D
     
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    I have just double checked an both the same back and front, they can transform the ride, taking the crashing down pot hole holes away, the car steering a better line.
     
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    Thanks Malcolm!

    Yes,I'm looking forward to this almost-air ride.Mind you I do have Sportline suspension,which interestingly looking at Sachs Part No.s is the same as AMG suspension!
    But,on my 95 Audi Coupe 2.6 I re-Sachs'd every corner and sports springs replaced too.It was a different car after just the shocks.Felt like it was 2 yrs old again.

    Chuffed to have found the cheap fronts,so it was rude not to buy both rears at £50 each genuine.

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