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R230 ABC struts

Discussion in 'Suspension, Steering & Brakes' started by drmw, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. drmw

    drmw Moderator

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    Your Mercedes:
    M6 Cab - prior to that, SL63 AMG, A-M V8 Vantage, SL55, SL500 and many more
    I have two struts from my SL55. Been talking to a member who is interested to buy & have the balljoints renewed.

    The part numbers for mine are:
    A 230 320 44 13
    A 230 320 45 13

    I've googled those & of course it comes up as SL55

    He however has an SL500.

    I think physically they will be identical for both models so physically they will fit, however I guess there has to be some difference.

    Does anyone know what the difference will be and if it would cause any issues of any description?

    TIA
     
  2. television

    television Always remembered RIP

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    They will plug in and fit OK but the ride settings will be wrong and a firmer ride.

    It could cause pitching, but I do not know for sure
     
  3. andy@pcd-ltd

    andy@pcd-ltd Guest

    I would say they would give a stiffer ride than the 500 ones.
     

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