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Old 01-04-2017, 09:27 PM
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lowering my w204 C350

My 08 C350 has almost 150k and though Ive only owned it for a year, I have wanted to lower it since day 1. Here's a little snippet from my instagram page since I don't actually have the pics anymore.



Being that its my daily driver and I have an E30 for the wild stuff, I resisted and resisted, but I finally caved. I picked up a stock C63 suspension setup that has 7600 miles on it for next to nothing and on Friday Im going to pickup a set of H&R springs so I will finally be lowering the car and having a bit fresher more aggressive setup.



Question to you guys is, besides Strut Caps, is there anything else I should replace so the suspension is fresh as can be?
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Old 01-12-2017, 07:34 PM
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I'm sure the bushings are still in great shape, but that's the only thing I would double check - sounds like it'll be a great, sporty setup.


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Old 01-14-2017, 09:24 PM
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I'm sure the bushings are still in great shape, but that's the only thing I would double check - sounds like it'll be a great, sporty setup.


-Dmitry
Hey Dmitry!

I have a friend of a friend whos a tech at a MB indy shop and he does the larger ticket stuff for me and while he was changing my tranny fluid I asked him to check out the suspension and he said the bushings were fine. The car has almost 150k on it now so I figured it would be on the list of to-do's but it looks good for now.

I think Im going to just buy the strut caps and get this setup installed. Ive looked and it seems pretty simple. Pelican has a write-up on it, dont you?

In other news, I finally got a few minutes today to add on these depo side markers I got from the guy selling the h&r springs. Subtle change but really adds to the look.

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Cant wait until that wheel gap is gone!
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Old 01-18-2017, 08:20 PM
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Looks really good man - wheel gap will be gone soon


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Old 02-03-2017, 01:38 PM
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Looks really good man - wheel gap will be gone soon


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Thanks I can't wait. I should have the strut caps this weekend so I will start assembling everything. The E30 is also getting its coilovers installed and corner balanced so once that's done I'll be ready to install this stuff.

When I went to meet up with the guy to buy my coilovers the r just looked so good sitting there that I had to snap a few pics



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Old 03-12-2017, 09:31 PM
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lowering my w204 C350

Got front struts assembled and installed. Don't have the correct spring compressor to do the rear yet. Soon it will be done. Cars getting better and better









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