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Mercedes-Benz GL450 ..i own a 2007 gl 450/ airmatic suspension

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..i own a 2007 gl 450/ airmatic suspension with a leaking left front air schock/punctured bellow leaking air question 1. can it be repaired 2. at $1200 a unit, are there any alternatives like replacing all 4 with regular or equal coil over shocks?
the dealer says I have to replace with the same type and the other 3 will have to be replaced eventually! at over $4000. in potential costs.... i'm looking for any alternative!
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Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Mercedes
Expert:  Marty replied 5 years ago.

eurotec :

Hi

eurotec :

I have had very good success with the aftermarket air struts.

eurotec :

Click here for a link

eurotec :

They are far less expensive than the OEM parts and work perfectly.

Customer:

...so.... the airsuspension schocks can be replaced with lesser expensive fully functional schocks

eurotec :

You will want to use the ones at the link I gave you.

Customer:

... any type I can suggest to a non dealer repairshop specializing in MB to investigate?

Customer:

.... sorry........ i'm slow at this typing thing!

eurotec :

No problem, did you see my lik?

eurotec :

link?

Customer:

.....yes............ it looks like i have options for less!.......... thanks a bunch........... one last question......... why can't you replace the airschock with a good coil over schock??

eurotec :

You probably could if they were being made. I don't think they are out there at the moment. You'd probably also have the issue of the warning lights to deal with.

Customer:

....... ok......... thanks again and I'll press accept so you can have lunch!

eurotec :

Thank You :-)

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