Subframe mount recommendations for R107

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matthewz108
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Subframe mount recommendations for R107

Post by matthewz108 » Mon 14 Jan, 2019 7:53 pm

I am in the process of looking at the sub frame mounts and other suspension/ steering/ mounts for my R107, and have read numerous articles about how bad some brands/ manufacturers are, and was wondering whether these are well founded criticisms, or just one-off bad experiences. Readily available brands appear to be febi and meyle, with others like the sl shop in the uk selling a kit for £200...
1971 W108 280SE 3.5
1982 R107 500SL

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Re: Subframe mount recommendations for R107

Post by Mercmad » Mon 14 Jan, 2019 9:13 pm

Febi and meyle made them originally for Mercedes ,so no worries there regards quality. The SL Shop prices are off the scale.

matthewz108
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Re: Subframe mount recommendations for R107

Post by matthewz108 » Tue 15 Jan, 2019 1:49 pm

Thanks. I've read some stories of replacement ones not lasting long...I'd consider genuine MB, but i believe they're NLA?
1971 W108 280SE 3.5
1982 R107 500SL

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Re: Subframe mount recommendations for R107

Post by matthewz108 » Wed 08 May, 2019 1:30 pm

Just an update on this one, I ended up replacing the sub-frame mounts, sway bar bushes and tie-rod ends with Meyle products last weekend, and it's made a hell of a difference to the ride quality. I purchased the sub-frame mounts locally, and the rest of the gear from Pelican. Pretty simple task in the end, and the car feels like a different vehicle to drive. I should have changed the engine mounts when I was in there (they looked fine but are still of an unknown age), but just didn't plan things well enough. It gives me something to look forward to doing in the future...
1971 W108 280SE 3.5
1982 R107 500SL

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