Convertible top cylinders rebuild/upgrade service (using best seals available) for Mercedes W208 CLK Class. Includes 7 rams for complete replacement/upgrade of convertible soft top lifting system. CLK320, CLK430, CLK55AMG.
Core Exchange option includes $600 Refundable Core Charge, plus surcharge for inventory management.
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You send in your set of cylinders to get rebuilt, and we typically turn it around in a day. The core exchange option is slightly more expensive, plus there is a refundable core charge. In the event of mechanical damage (does not happen during normal operation) or rust (can happen under harsh condition) on the chromed cylinder shafts, there will be a $100 per cylinder surcharge on the upgrade service because Top Hydraulics will have to replace the shaft with a custom made stainless steel shaft.
We are happy to receive the latch cylinders mounted inside their locks, and will re-assemble at no additional charge. With the up-front shipping option, we typically ship the two latch cylinders inside their locks already.
Important: pitted or rusted cylinders must have their shafts replaced in order to function properly. There is an additional $100 charge per shaft replacement
Not sure whether you have a W208 or a W209?
The W208, model years '98-'03, has four separate, round headlights, and the front of the soft top needs to be latched by hand.
For Rebuilding Your Cylinders: We gladly accept the cylinders in their locks / latches at no extra charge -- you save the extra labor and we have all the assurance that the cylinders do not accidentally get scratched upon removal from the locks. Once we receive your cylinders, the turn around time is up to two business days for rebuild service and we will ship the cylinders back to you by Priority U.S. Mail (2-3 days delivery time).
Seals used by Top Hydraulics, Inc. include Viton™ and Teflon™-hybrid seals, as well as enhanced Polyurethane material, which far exceed the OEM's requirements for rigidity, but provide at least double the service life for your convertible car top actuators, based on scientific test data.