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Old 06-26-2001, 02:35 PM
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The Five links

Brother of the Benz, georgehifi
Consider the five link geometrey of the rear suspension. Now change the spacing between the standing member(the spring).
As this space is increased or reduced, the links move as well and the camber is changed.
The rubber spring pads increase or decrease the spring hight by 5 mm.
The replacing of a red spring with a blue changes the standing height by x mm depending on the model.
This data can be found in The Technical Data Book, Order No. 6510 1277 02 for your year and model.
What adverse effects this has on roadability is in question.
Depending upon the amount of camber change could effect tire wear.
You have to make the spring change and have the alignment checked and adjusted.
We Yankes are sensative, we take things differently than those of a different culture.
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