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Old 02-03-2003, 05:14 PM
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Has anyone completed a suspension upgrade to a 107 chassis?
I am looking to firm the handling up just a bit. It seems there is no store that supplies the 107 chassis with a performance suspension. I'm not looking to lower the car or trick it out. I want to keep the stock (and classy) look. It's just the suspension needs a good tightening. I'm looking for shocks, springs, and/or polyurethane bushings.

Anybody Anybody?

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Russ
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Old 02-04-2003, 01:43 AM
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I have replaced my shocks with billstein HD's and it made a huge difference. It still has some bodyroll, but it stiffened the car up without ruining the ride.
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Old 02-04-2003, 03:58 PM
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I spoke to RC Imports about this and there is a kit offered by a company in Germany; it includes springs and is likely about $1000.

However, neither RC, nor anyone they know, offers polyureth. bushings or heavier sway bars for the 107. They too recommended the Bilstein HD shocks and changing the sub-frame mounts as the best bang for the buck.
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Old 02-04-2003, 04:03 PM
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Robert..I love my new H4 headlights...a substantial improvement, at very little cost, especially considering the cost of going to Euros.
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Old 02-05-2003, 07:38 PM
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Cool 560Sl Suspension Upgrade

That's for the input fellas.
I have already installed the HD Bil. in the front and have KYB in the back. It seems the KYB shocks do not firm up anything. I think I will install the HD Bil. in the back as well.

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Old 02-05-2003, 10:54 PM
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Wink Timing Chain

I just purchased a 1986 Sl with 129,000 miles from a Mercedes dealer. I cannot find a record of a timing chain replacement. If this is to be done what else needs to be replaced while its being replaced. What is the normal cost
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Old 02-06-2003, 04:00 PM
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At that price, the lower rails should be included also.
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