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Rack and Pinion Assembly

Bilstein - Steering Racks Front (61-173811)

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  1. 2012 Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG Base
  2. 2012 Mercedes-Benz SL550 Base
  3. 2011 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Base
  4. 2011 Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG Base
  5. 2011 Mercedes-Benz SL550 Base
  6. 2009 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Base
  7. 2009 Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG Base
  8. 2009 Mercedes-Benz SL600 Base
  9. 2009 Mercedes-Benz SL550 Base
  10. 2008 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG Base
  11. 2008 Mercedes-Benz SL550 Base
  12. 2008 Mercedes-Benz SL600 Base
  13. 2008 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Base
  14. 2007 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Base
  15. 2007 Mercedes-Benz SL600 Base
  16. 2007 Mercedes-Benz SL550 Base
  17. 2007 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG Base
  18. 2006 Mercedes-Benz SL500 Base
  19. 2006 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Base
  20. 2006 Mercedes-Benz SL600 Base
  21. 2006 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG Base
  22. 2005 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Base
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About this product

Part #: 61-173811

Bilstein Steering Racks are OE replacements designed for European passenger cars and vans. These steering racks are engineered to meet or exceed OE standards, offering the safety and comfort you require from your vehicle. Bilstein Steering Racks are the ideal choice for the driver looking to maintain the original performance and handling of their vehicle, with the added benefit of world-famous Bilstein quality.

More Details

Chassis CodeR230
Includes Outer Tie RodsYes
SeriesSteering Racks
TitleBilstein Shock Absorbers
TypeParametric
Additional Documents
  1. Installation Instructionspdf
  2. Warrantypdf

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What made you choose this particular product?
Came with the car.
Is this your first time buying from this brand? Did you consider other brands?
View on David's build
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What made you choose this particular product?
Installed Bilstein B6 shocks on a Chrysler Aspen and they changed the ride of that lumbering beast so much on their own. I felt confident in getting them for the Mustang after being on the fence about which brand go get for awhile.
Is this your first time buying from this brand? Did you consider other brands?
I considered adjustables from koni and rtr, but heard many enthusiasts found even on the firmest setting they were too soft for hard driving. Everyone has a different perspective though. Many said the Bilsteins were very firm and my experience with the Aspen on B6 shocks seemed consistent with that.
Was it easy to install? Any installation tips that will help others?
Very easy to install. Needs a 7mm (IIRC) hex socket to hold the shaft from the top as you tighen/loosen the nut. Use a spring compressor, install the strut mount, and slowly uncompress the spring while aligning the spring ends in the perches.
Once you've had a chance to use the product, did it meet your expectations?
Just awesome. Paired with BMR handling springs. Flat, neutral ride.
Any additional comments?
It seems I got the last pair available in Canada (according to a distributor) during spring 2018. Apparently more will come in August 2018. I found the last two on Amazon.ca and last I checked amazon.com had a few in the US.
View on Bryan's build
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What made you choose this particular product?
I have always liked Bilstein’s products and seeing as they had a leveling strut kit, I decided to go for it.
Is this your first time buying from this brand? Did you consider other brands?
No, I have used their shocks before. I did consider brands such as King or Fox OEM series, but they are too expensive for a college kid budget.
Was it easy to install? Any installation tips that will help others?
The rear shocks were in and out. The front shocks took a very long time to install. Give yourself a good 4 hours or longer to get this job done. Due to the suspension geometry, when the shock is leveled to 2”, it is very hard to install.
Once you've had a chance to use the product, did it meet your expectations?
Works well!
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Tristan Bollinger

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Tristan Bollinger
1993 Chevrolet S-10
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What made you choose this particular product?
Bolt on solid performer
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Daniel Prasad

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Daniel Prasad
2006 Ford Fiesta
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What made you choose this particular product?
Great ride and handling when modding the standard OEM ford ones won't do well.
Is this your first time buying from this brand? Did you consider other brands?
Yes
View on Daniel's build

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    For more than 50 years, BILSTEIN has been developing successful dampers used in motor racing. The dampers have already contributed to numerous title wins from Niki Lauda and Alain Prost in the Formula One, victories in the 24 h race on the Nürburgring or championship titles in the sports-car mastery. The BILSTEIN brand has been an integral part of the motor racing world.

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