W460 rear shock absorbers

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hniblett's picture
Joined: 29.09.2015
Location: Milton Keynes
GWOA Groups: Members

Hi All, 

I've had the common issue of the shock absorber chassis mount rusting through, unfortunatly when it let go its pulled the shock absorber in half. 

Any got any recommendations for replacements shocks? its all still standard spec (not lifted/lowered) Bilsten B4 look ok to me but wanted some advice first. 




Jdring's picture
Joined: 12.04.2004
Location: South of Oxford, UK. 87' 230GE SWB Manual, 89' 230GE SWB Auto, 2012 G350Bluetec LWB
GWOA Groups: Committee, Members
Re: W460 rear shock absorbers

Hi Hagar,

Long time.  I got Bilstein B6 Performance for my 463, and I wish I had just got B4.

They were £166 a pair from Autodoc.

I got B3 for my W460 and they were fine. About £110 a pair.  Autodoc item number 36-129706  (but out of stock)

I have springs if you are interested



JASONGDS's picture
Joined: 15.07.2011
Location: High Peak
GWOA Groups: Members
Re: W460 rear shock absorbers

Sachs, HD, shop around  can get a good price, very good ride quality,