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Old 10-07-2008, 02:55 PM
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Ride comfort w/ H&R springs

Just wondering about peoples experience with ride comfort with H&R #29559 springs on a W126 chassis. More harsh? Does the car dive less in dips?

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Old 10-07-2008, 03:09 PM
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Does yours have the SLS suspension, Jeremy?
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Old 10-07-2008, 03:21 PM
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I have ridden in 2 W126s with lowering springs, and they both have a ride that just right for my preferences.
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Old 10-07-2008, 03:45 PM
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Does yours have the SLS suspension, Jeremy?
Nope. The #29559 kit is for the non-SLS susspension.
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I have ridden in 2 W126s with lowering springs, and they both have a ride that just right for my preferences.
Thanks for the input.
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Old 10-12-2008, 11:29 AM
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Keep in mind that the ride quality is set up by a full system of parts. These cars have LOTS of rubber bits in the suspension and it all counts. New front suspension rubber bits (e.g., dogbones, upper control arm into the frame rubber) makes a difference on tightness. Rear subframe and differential mounts matter as well.

MB designed the cars with 14" and 15" rims so larger rims take away compliant rubber. My 18" rims made a very large difference but using "H" rated tires gave me back some compliance. H&Rs are marvelous and will significantly increase the handling and make the ride noticeably firmer, but as previously stated it's then just about right. I've lowered 7 SECs and one SEL, almost all with H&Rs, and the owners ALL loved the new ride.
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Old 10-12-2008, 06:32 PM
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Absolutely Agree

I had H&R lowering springs, with Bilstein Sport struts in front and stock SLS in rear, on my 036 for a couple of years and, while they did the job for racing they were stiff, stiff, stiff. So I pulled them and went back to stock for a year. Then I renewed all the rear links and LCA bushings, and reinstalled the H&R's. What a different. I can hardly tell from stock in daily driving. Just firm enough to toss into the corners.

Replace your rubber links first, then install lowering springs and sport shocks
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