Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help




Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes-Benz Forum > Mercedes-Benz Tech Information and Support > Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 08-15-2002, 09:36 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: NH
Posts: 47
W124 Lowering Springs

Hey I was just wondering if people could post what kind of lowering springs/air bags that they used in their w124 and what they think of them in terms of affordability, performance, looks, etc. Thanks a lot!
__________________
Chase O.
86 300E 242k
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-18-2002, 11:37 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 3,473
I lowered my brother's W124 with Eibach springs. It looks good, but man it slammed the car. I found that the rear upper and lower arms are bad because the bushings are worn, so I have to install new ones, then get an alignment, you will definately need that.
__________________
Current Stable:
1994 S500 v140, 210k miles, white with grey.

Former Mercedes in the Stable:
1983 300CD Turbo diesel 515k mi sold (rumor has it, that it has 750k miles on it now)
1984 300CD Turbo Diesel 150 k mi sold
1982 300D Turbo Diesel 225 sold
1987 300D Turbo Diesel 255k mi sold
1988 300 CE AMG Hammer 15k mi sold
1986 "300E" Amg Hammer 88k mi sold (it was really a 200, not even an E (124.020)
1992 500E 156k mi sold
etc.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-19-2002, 12:35 AM
JCE's Avatar
JCE JCE is offline
Down to the Wear Bars
 
Join Date: May 1999
Location: So Kalifornia
Posts: 2,189
I use the MB Sportline springs. The pictures and specs are in the 'cars' tab at the top of the page under Sportline. Total drop in height is under an inch, handling 1000% better, ride very comfortable, price nearly identical to aftermarket if you do just the springs and shocks (skipping the sway bars, sub frame/control arm bushings, etc. Depends on if you want a slammed look, or the best blend of handling and ride comfort.
__________________
John

2003 Firemist Red/grey leather SL 500
2015 Palladium Silver/black mbtex GLK 350
1987 Smoke Silver/burgundy mbtex 300E Sportline (SOLD)

Click to see 87 300E
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-19-2002, 03:37 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 3,473
1000% man thats a lot, if you got that much with sportline, man these Eibachs dropped my brothers car like 2+ inches at least. Man its slammed, its got no wheel gap practically, maybe .5 inches. I will post a pic when I get a chance.
__________________
Current Stable:
1994 S500 v140, 210k miles, white with grey.

Former Mercedes in the Stable:
1983 300CD Turbo diesel 515k mi sold (rumor has it, that it has 750k miles on it now)
1984 300CD Turbo Diesel 150 k mi sold
1982 300D Turbo Diesel 225 sold
1987 300D Turbo Diesel 255k mi sold
1988 300 CE AMG Hammer 15k mi sold
1986 "300E" Amg Hammer 88k mi sold (it was really a 200, not even an E (124.020)
1992 500E 156k mi sold
etc.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-19-2002, 04:32 AM
They call me Darth Speed
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Hawaii
Posts: 327
Eibach Springs

omegabenz-

What is the part number of the springs you installed in your bros car?
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-19-2002, 11:48 PM
Subman's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: South Florida
Posts: 447
Take a look at my website I have done some write ups on my suspension. I have ebach it is all on the site.
-----Suspension mods-----
Take a look at my pics on my site to get a feel for the drop. I do not feel my car is "slammed" as omegabenz says, but a nice drop.

BTW you can look up the part numbers on eibach's site.

Subman

edit: I am not omegabenz's brother.
__________________
Factory trained Mercedes-Benz Technician
Look At My Website
-2002 C32
(E420 has passed away)
The best way to contat me is e-mail.

Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08-20-2002, 12:02 PM
Ashman's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Sherman Oaks, CA
Posts: 4,749
I have H&R's. I love em.

BTW, JOHN is right, his car handles amazing!! I have driven it, and I was amazed at how amazing it handled.

Alon
__________________
'92 300CE - Sold
2004 C240 - 744 - C7 Wheels - Android Radio
2002 C320 - 816 - Sport Wagon
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 08-20-2002, 12:21 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Posts: 3,126
Quote:
Originally posted by Ashman
I have H&R's. I love em.

BTW, JOHN is right, his car handles amazing!! I have driven it, and I was amazed at how amazing it handled.

Alon

'Amazing' Ashman, j/k

Is there a noticeable difference in you suspension setup vs. the sportline?

Didn't you replace the struts and rear shocks too?

Steve
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 08-20-2002, 02:54 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 3,473
www.eibach.com

for w124 300E cars

PRO-KIT 1.2 in 1.2 in Ride heights may be adjusted through Mercedes Pad Syst.üPlease consult your authorized Mercedes Dealer if add'lüride height adjustment is needed. 2517.140


ANTI-ROLL-KIT 28 mm 17 mm 2505.320

There are many postings on what pads are what part numbers, so you can look that up. It droped my brothers car a lot I think, so I noticed that the rear links were worn out, so I am going to fix those, then get it aligned. I will take pictures soon.
__________________
Current Stable:
1994 S500 v140, 210k miles, white with grey.

Former Mercedes in the Stable:
1983 300CD Turbo diesel 515k mi sold (rumor has it, that it has 750k miles on it now)
1984 300CD Turbo Diesel 150 k mi sold
1982 300D Turbo Diesel 225 sold
1987 300D Turbo Diesel 255k mi sold
1988 300 CE AMG Hammer 15k mi sold
1986 "300E" Amg Hammer 88k mi sold (it was really a 200, not even an E (124.020)
1992 500E 156k mi sold
etc.

Last edited by omegabenz; 08-20-2002 at 03:00 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 08-20-2002, 03:47 PM
Ashman's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Sherman Oaks, CA
Posts: 4,749
steve, haven't done shocks yet, but johns car handles way nicer than mine does, as his is the full sportline conversion, and I only have h&r springs right now.

When I do sport shocks and add swaybars, ohh man my car will be sweet.

But new golf clubs were calling me and I just had to get them.

Alon
__________________
'92 300CE - Sold
2004 C240 - 744 - C7 Wheels - Android Radio
2002 C320 - 816 - Sport Wagon
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 08-20-2002, 04:08 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Posts: 3,126
Alon,

Not sure I mentioned it previously, but those Carlssons are SWEET!
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 08-20-2002, 07:24 PM
gsxr's Avatar
Unbanned...?
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: USA
Posts: 8,017
I have Neuspeed (made by H&R?) springs on my one car and Carat/Eibach on the other, both with Bilsteins all around. My previous 124 had H&R springs with KONI's. All handle awesome but ride quite a bit stiffer, regardless of the tire sized mounted.

The Eibach sway bar kits are something like $500, and you can get the complete Sportline sway bar kits from *************** for about $225, direct from Mercedes. The only difference is the Sportline front bar tapers at the ends (less than stock, though), and the Eibach is 28mm end to end (so I'm told). I had installed both front & rear bars on all 3 cars.

I also installed the Sportline front control arm bushings, but not the rear Sportline subframe bushings (yet). Both the H&R and Neuspeed springs required cutting a 1/2 coil from the fronts, for my 300E and 300D, to get the front down to match the rear (which has the thickest pads.) Maybe they were designed for a heavier front end? Anyway, both ended up REALLY low, about 2-3 inch drop, which was more than practical - you drag and rub everything. The Carat/Eibachs worked great out of the box, with a nice 1.5-inch drop. If I were to do another car, I'd try the factory Sportline springs, hopefully they wouldn't be as harsh riding.

So, the springs & shocks made the most difference but are the biggest & most expensive job. Sway bars were second biggest improvement and are pretty easy & cheap to install. The c/a bushings made the least noticeable difference. Right now I'm interested in doing brake upgrades, to the 1994/95 E320/420 brakes (see my other thread for details & p/n's).


Photos of my cars are at these URL's. (They're a little out of date, I now have 500E Euro lights and will have 94/95 marker lights installed shortly. I'll update when I take some new photos):

http://www.benzworld.org/gallery/showlink.asp?CatID=502&parentID=35&subname=1987_300D_Sportline_(Dave_M.)&parentname=W124_E,CE,D,TD_Class

http://www.benzworld.org/gallery/showlink.asp?CatID=503&parentID=35&subname=1987_300D_Sportline_(Dave_M.,_#2)&parentname=W124_E,CE,D,TD_Class



Also, more assorted MB related photos (engine work, etc) are here:

http://www.meimann.com/images/mercedes/


Regards,
__________________
Dave M.
Boise, ID

1997 E420 - 155kmi (Bugeyes)
1994 E420 - 145kmi (Blondie)
1993 500E - 193kmi (Lollipop)
1992 400E - 189kmi (Stinky Dirty)
Check out my website photos, documents, and movies!
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 08-20-2002, 09:05 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 3,473
W124 lowered with Eibach kit 1.2 drop...ha more like 2
Attached Thumbnails
W124 Lowering Springs-mvc-003f.jpg  
__________________
Current Stable:
1994 S500 v140, 210k miles, white with grey.

Former Mercedes in the Stable:
1983 300CD Turbo diesel 515k mi sold (rumor has it, that it has 750k miles on it now)
1984 300CD Turbo Diesel 150 k mi sold
1982 300D Turbo Diesel 225 sold
1987 300D Turbo Diesel 255k mi sold
1988 300 CE AMG Hammer 15k mi sold
1986 "300E" Amg Hammer 88k mi sold (it was really a 200, not even an E (124.020)
1992 500E 156k mi sold
etc.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 08-20-2002, 09:06 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 3,473
another view...I have another set of these CLK wheels if anyone is interested....
Attached Thumbnails
W124 Lowering Springs-mvc-004f.jpg  
__________________
Current Stable:
1994 S500 v140, 210k miles, white with grey.

Former Mercedes in the Stable:
1983 300CD Turbo diesel 515k mi sold (rumor has it, that it has 750k miles on it now)
1984 300CD Turbo Diesel 150 k mi sold
1982 300D Turbo Diesel 225 sold
1987 300D Turbo Diesel 255k mi sold
1988 300 CE AMG Hammer 15k mi sold
1986 "300E" Amg Hammer 88k mi sold (it was really a 200, not even an E (124.020)
1992 500E 156k mi sold
etc.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 08-20-2002, 11:48 PM
Ashman's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Sherman Oaks, CA
Posts: 4,749
Nice car there austin, my brother had an 85 190e that same color.

Alon
__________________
'92 300CE - Sold
2004 C240 - 744 - C7 Wheels - Android Radio
2002 C320 - 816 - Sport Wagon
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:21 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page