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Old 09-18-2002, 01:37 PM
ke6dcj ke6dcj is offline
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David- if you want a very firm ride, go SportLine.

If you still want some of the Mercedes ride, but lessen some of the roll and a slight stiff ride, I HIGHLY recommend the following:

1) 500E front struts or KONI adjustables;
2) SportLine swaybar & bushings;
3) 500E rear swaybar & bushings;

I'd just keep your stock springs. The SportLine springs are very stiff.

I've been through Bilstein Sport, HeavyDuty, and SportLine struts before settling for the 500E struts (a good compromise, esp. if you drive long distances, have kids, or a significant other).

I've also been through H&R; SportLine; and Stock springs; I like the 500E springs, but I have a heavier front end, and I like it lowered slighly. The stock springs with the 500E front struts are a nice ride.

IMHO, the SportLine front swaybar reduces roll more than the 500E front swaybar.

Give Tom Hanson at CaliberMotors (wholesale MB dealer: 1.800.CALIBER) a call, and tell him you're a Mercedes club-member to get a good quote.

Good luck,
:-) neil
1988 360TE AMG
1993 500E
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