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- Air Suspension Strut
In 2006, the Stuttgart-based car manufacturer presented the Mercedes-Benz GL, an SUV that set new standards in terms of comfort, features and space. The optional air suspension system, along with standard four-wheel drive, helped the X164 series to get a top position among full-size SUVs.
The air struts offered here are equivalent but also quite affordable spare parts for the front air-suspension struts. They fit all versions of the X164 Mercedes GL that are fitted with active damping (ADS). They can be installed both right and left. In the event of a defect, the air suspension can be restored to a new condition with them. The package contains the air spring strut including all attachments and the associated ADS valve. Your specialist workshop can install the air strut immediately without any further parts required.
More Comfort and Safety in the Mercedes GL Due to the Air Suspension
The vehicle height can be adjusted quickly and variably through the air suspension. Another advantage is the comfortable response of the air springs compared to mechanical coil springs. The air suspension in the X164 Mercedes GL thus brings an improvement in ride comfort. This is because the suspension reacts swiftly to uneven road surfaces. The ride comfort is thereby noticeably improved.
In addition to the air suspension, your vehicle has the Adaptive Damping System ADS. This, in turn, is part of the Airmatic air suspension system by Mercedes. With ADS, your vehicle automatically adjusts its suspension and damping to the current driving situation. For this purpose, a control unit evaluates features such as speed, road and load condition and adjusts the air suspension as best as possible. This gives you high driving safety and improved ride comfort. The level control depending on speed and loading is automatic. You choose between Comfort and Sport through a switch in the interior -- the rest is handled by the electronically controlled suspension.
Spare Part for Immediate Installation
The air-suspension strut on the front axle of the X164 Mercedes-Benz GL consists essentially of two components: the air spring, which is mainly made of rubber, and the shock absorber. It is filled with oil and gas and absorbs the vibrations that occur while driving. Both together form the air strut as a structural unit.
Replacing Worn Out Parts for Mercedes GL at Affordable Prices
Over the years and depending on the mileage, natural wear occurs with this air strut. The rubber of the air spring becomes hard and brittle particularly on the outer wall, in the rolling surface due to the environmental influences. In the long run, this leads to leaks. The shock absorber also gradually loses its effect over time, causing the suspension to rock due to insufficient damping.
The most common cause of damaging the shock absorber is that the oil needed for damping gradually seeps past the piston rod due to worn seals. A leaky and worn shock absorber can be diagnosed by the knocking noises and / or visible oil leakage. If you observe these, then it’s time to change the air suspension unit.
Our car parts, such as the front air-suspension strut for the Mercedes-Benz GL, are a complete replacement for failed original parts. You can purchase the air struts online and the only difference you'll notice is the cheaper price. Although the parts are more affordable, we don't compromise on quality. All our spring and damping elements are manufactured and tested according to German specifications. After removing the defective parts your workshop can carry out the repair with our spare parts without problems.
Therefore: Benefit from the low cost of our spare parts.
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Mercedes-Benz GL X164 Front Air Suspension Shock without ADS
Mercedes-Benz GL X164 Rear Air Spring (Bag) (Left or Right)
Mercedes-Benz GL X164 Front Air Suspension Shock with ADS
Mercedes-Benz GL X164 Front Suspension Air Spring (Bag)
Mercedes-Benz GL X164 Air Suspension Compressor
Mercedes-Benz GL X164 Rear Air Suspension Shock Absorber without ADS
Mercedes-Benz GL X164 Rear Air Suspension Shock Absorber with ADS
Mercedes GL Class X164 Valve Block