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Old 12-10-2008, 06:54 PM
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Springs

Does anyone know of a brand & part # for front and rear springs that will lower (1-2") a 83 Mercedes 300sd? The front & rear seem alittle higher than stock. BTW there are 14 tires on it.Thankyou

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Old 12-10-2008, 07:14 PM
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maybe the springs are new, the car should be level check the molding on the side of the car it should be level to ground. mercedes springs very rarely go bad.. check with po to see if any work was done to springs maybe new rubber spacers were installed hope this helps
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Old 12-12-2008, 01:32 AM
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No they look like the originals. I've seen listings for non diesels,was wondering if they would work for diesels?......Anyone..
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Old 12-12-2008, 06:44 AM
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If your shocks are more worn in back than front that will allow it to settle in. If your shocks are worn I would put on some new bilsteins and see what that looks like first.

Chasing ride height issues is tricky. As an example, Brian Carlteon spent a lot of money and effort trying to get his car just right including all sorts of bushings and finally bought custom springs and I am not sure ever got it just how he wanted it and he is a very accomplished person mechanically. It was initially too low and in the end was a bit too high.

I've had about thirty benzes through the years and have had only one spring that was weak, in a 115. I put an inexpensive spacer in to level it and drove on. Other than that I have never replaced a spring and have never replaced the diff mounts and most of my benzes have been fairly high mileage older ones.

I have had some cars that were higher in back, some higher in front, and really I have never been able to tell from handling and ride any significant difference in performance.
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Old 12-12-2008, 02:17 PM
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Finally found some lowering springs for a 83 300SD.....for anyone else who can't find them,here you go.......
Eibach Pro kit # EIB 2507

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