A suspension question.

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A suspension question.

Post by Wag230 » Thu 20 Dec, 2018 10:44 pm

I'm trying to buy some front and rear suspension parts (camber struts, thrust arms, strut rods etc) from the USA.

One of the places that I'm in touch with says that they don't have any parts for my 2004 CLK240. Only for the 2004 CLK320.

I was under the impression that virtually all CLK suspension parts are the same, with the exception of the Black and AMG versions.

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Re: A suspension question.

Post by CraigB » Fri 21 Dec, 2018 9:03 am

Yes, hard to imagine the parts are different - I wonder if the 240 was not a car available to the US market and his translation is they don't have parts for one, The key to this is access to the EPC and compare part numbers for both models but my understanding is that this is not available for a period of time.
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Re: A suspension question.

Post by John Green » Fri 21 Dec, 2018 9:42 am

Wag230 wrote:
Thu 20 Dec, 2018 10:44 pm
I'm trying to buy some front and rear suspension parts (camber struts, thrust arms, strut rods etc) from the USA.

One of the places that I'm in touch with says that they don't have any parts for my 2004 CLK240. Only for the 2004 CLK320.

I was under the impression that virtually all CLK suspension parts are the same, with the exception of the Black and AMG versions.

Help!
Typical of a US based site, where they only list parts to suit the models that were sold in the USA. If you want to do your own parts rather than rely on a local supplier, you need to get EPC access and be confident that you are ordering the right parts. Many years of dong part tells me that you never know where MB have changed a part up to and from a certain chassis number. So times you can't even see the difference between the two parts.
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Re: A suspension question.

Post by Wag230 » Fri 21 Dec, 2018 9:53 am

Thank you both. From what I can find on the interweb the US did not have the CLK 240...engine size too small for a country that loves cubic feet perhaps?

I have an EPC and the rear suspension parts seem to be the same number.

The front struts seem to have been superseded by what appears to be non adjustable caster and camber struts, with the notation that they're only replaceable by pairs...........which I was going to do anyway.
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Re: A suspension question.

Post by CraigB » Fri 21 Dec, 2018 5:51 pm

Just had to pick up on JG comment..... 'Dong parts' ..... I've heard the term but not something i am familiar with purchasing!!
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Re: A suspension question.

Post by Wag230 » Fri 21 Dec, 2018 6:06 pm

CraigB wrote:
Fri 21 Dec, 2018 5:51 pm
Just had to pick up on JG comment..... 'Dong parts' ..... I've heard the term but not something i am familiar with purchasing!!
.................. :laughing6:
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Re: A suspension question.

Post by Ivanerrol » Fri 21 Dec, 2018 8:16 pm

I sourced all those bits from a Sydney ebay supplier - OEM - $800.00 all up. Lemforder
Stealership quote - $500 for each bit.

I need to change all these same bits in a CLK 280 after Christmas so I'll be after another lot.

These are consumables. One of the thrust arms in my W204 lasted 40,000km's.
A thrust arm in the W211 was replaced at 80,000km's.
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Re: A suspension question.

Post by Wag230 » Fri 21 Dec, 2018 8:29 pm

Ivanerrol wrote:
Fri 21 Dec, 2018 8:16 pm
I sourced all those bits from a Sydney ebay supplier - OEM - $800.00 all up. Lemforder
Stealership quote - $500 for each bit.

I need to change all these same bits in a CLK 280 after Christmas so I'll be after another lot.

These are consumables. One of the thrust arms in my W204 lasted 40,000km's.
A thrust arm in the W211 was replaced at 80,000km's.
Sooo, I guess I can't complain about mine getting a bit tatty at 260,000kms :-)

I'd be grateful if you could tell me who you got them from.
My Google/ebay searching only found a couple of struts for the front suspension and nothing for the rear.

I'd like to get the flexible disk's for the tailshaft as well to see if it will solve a minor vibration .
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Re: A suspension question.

Post by Ivanerrol » Fri 21 Dec, 2018 9:26 pm

Prestige parts.
Email for your extra parts.

I think you will find that CLK 320 parts are the same as the CLK 240.
Those U.S. sites are pretty cheap with OEM stuff.
It's the GST and fre3ight that kills the prices.
Consider using a forwarding company.
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Re: A suspension question.

Post by Wag230 » Fri 21 Dec, 2018 9:35 pm

Great, thank you.
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Re: A suspension question.

Post by Michel » Sat 22 Dec, 2018 7:48 am

I have just replaced my drag link and the upper control arms on my CLK430.
I purchased my parts from ASV-Euro Car Parts in Sydney.

They might not be the cheapest, but they've always got stock and they deliver same day in Sydney or overnight anywhere else.
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