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    Backside view of a front hub assembly:



    And a view of the nut with pinch bolt:



    and some from 2016 when the install was done:

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    so is it taper roller bearings like old style box brakes?

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    Yeah. Inner and outers.
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    Ha funny, you don´t see many of these Mercedes around here in Germany anymore. This generation seems to be gone already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hillbillycat View Post
    Ha funny, you don´t see many of these Mercedes around here in Germany anymore. This generation seems to be gone already.
    And this gen is probably one of most common to see in Finland. The next gen and it's facelift models aren't as common somehow.
    Folks are still importing W211s from Germany and Sweden. No def shit and good engines. Not as prone to rusting as W210s.
    A rust free W210 is an urban legend / joke in Finland.
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    Default Third Brake Light Replaced

    Took care of the third brake light this morning.

    This is how it looked like before:



    Couple LEDS are out.

    And after:



    Was able to swap the LED strip out of the replacement (NON Mercedes Benz) unit into the OEM housing. This enabled me to keep the factory third brake light lens and not be forced to swap in the aftermarket one. Will keep it as a spare of course.

    Factory benz replacement would have cost me ~165 bucks. The TYC brand one only ran me ~72. I was happy I was able to reuse the factory lens. I did not feel like getting it out, cleaning up the adhesive and installing the new lens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 87gtVIC View Post
    Factory benz replacement would have cost me ~165 bucks. The TYC brand one only ran me ~72.
    OEM stuff is expensive as shit when it comes to german cars. Probably comes as no surprise but especially german cars really should be fixed with quality parts. But not going to the stealership doesn't have to mean cheap crap. Something like the brake light is fine as is, but good choice on the Lemförder ball joints, it's a real OEM brand for alot of manufacturers, and those ball joints should last a long time hopefully.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arquemann View Post
    OEM stuff is expensive as shit when it comes to german cars. Probably comes as no surprise but especially german cars really should be fixed with quality parts. But not going to the stealership doesn't have to mean cheap crap. Something like the brake light is fine as is, but good choice on the Lemförder ball joints, it's a real OEM brand for alot of manufacturers, and those ball joints should last a long time hopefully.
    Yes. I purchase stuff through https://www.autohausaz.com/

    They seem to only offer oem or close to it on that site.
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    Snapped a quick pic while at Aqueduct Racetrack.



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    This thing looks to be incredibly clean underneath! Always a NY car?
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    Yes. Its whole life. The car grew up (lol) one town away from me. Fathers childhood friends parents purchased it new in 04. It was garaged the first ten years of it life (2004 to 2014) and then it had to live outside since.
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    Gave her a bath this morning.

















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