First off, thanks for the insight into re-installing my front suspension. Everything's back together, and back on the road.
As far as leveling your car: if you're not after the "lowered" look, you might want to consider getting different size (height) spring pads. I know on my car ('92 190E) you can make slight ride-height adjustments this way. (its my understanding that the purpose for the different height pads is to compensate for added or reduced weight due to optional equipment that some cars have, and others don't.)
Either way though, you're gonna have to take the springs off again. I assume you'll be renting the tool this time???
'92 Mercedes 190E/2.3 (247K miles/my daily driver)
'93 Volvo 940 Turbo Wagon (263K miles/a family truckster with spunk)
'99 Kawasaki Concours
'85 Jeep CJ-7 w/ Fisher plow (226K miles)'93 Volvo 940 Turbo Wagon
'53 Willys-Overland Pickup
'85 Honda 750F Interceptor
'93 Nissan Quest
'89 Toyota Camry Wagon
'89 Dodge Raider
'81 Honda CB 750F Super Sport
'88 Toyota Celica
'95 Toyota Tacoma
'74 Honda CB 550F