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Old 06-04-2008, 10:52 PM
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w201 springs

Hi Guys

I recently replaced the front springs on my w201 after one of the original springs broke. I got these replacement springs cheap, and I hate em.

The front of the car is hardly off the ground, and it flots like a boat on them, I'm guessing they are the comfort springs, meanwhile the back is nice and stiff.

I was wondering if anyone could point me in the right direction where I could order some good stiff springs for my car. The original ones were apparently much stiffer then what most models came with, I'd like to get that feel back, I'm not much for sailing unfortunately.

If anyone out there knows a good set, I'll probably replace all 4, but I'm not looking to lower the car, I want it the stock height, just on stiff springs.

Hopefully a place that will ship to Canada

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Old 06-05-2008, 08:57 AM
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Sportline springs from a 1991-93 190E would be a good replacement.
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Old 06-05-2008, 10:45 PM
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Is there a good brandname I should go with? Any suggestions?
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Old 06-05-2008, 11:01 PM
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H&R Sports Springs any good? Is there a better manufacturer?

I'm clueless when it comes to springs, all I know my current ones suck real bad

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Old 06-06-2008, 01:25 AM
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I don't know what type of ride you are hoping to achieve via spring swapping. I've heard the H&R's can be pretty harsh. You may want to check out http://community.190revolution.net/suspension-brakes/32261-r129-springs.html for some ideas.
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Old 06-06-2008, 08:57 AM
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If you change to sports springs you should change the struts to sports models also.

Without the proper design the car could understeer or present other situations that could get you into trouble in an emergency.

MB measured and matched the springs properly during manufacture back in those days.
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Old 06-12-2008, 07:29 PM
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I want a nice even ride. The stock springs were really stiff and I got used to them, I can't say they were uncomfortable, but they were definatly not comfortable. I want to get something exactly like that, I think sportline springs would do the trick, of course, I will change the struts later on as well. My main concern right now is to have the car level, and with a lot less body roll.

I'm not trying to be picky, I was just wondering if someone knew where I could order a decent set online, something that someone had a good experiance with, that's all.

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