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 ShopForum > Technical Information and Support > Tech Help

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-06-2001, 08:09 AM
Robert Boyer
Posts: n/a
W126: Do I need new front springs or just pads?

This is a question for Steve:

My W126 has about 169,000 miles. Its got new Bilsteins all around, and rides on Michelins.

My front-end has been checked out, and although not perfect (what is), its fine.

The car rides a bit low in front. (Top of tire is about 3 inches below wheel arch opening. And it dips just a bit more than I would want. No toe problems, however. I do feel road surface a bit more than I would want.

Query: Since ride height is totally a product of springs and spring pads, do you think I should replace the springs - or just the pads. What would you recommend?
Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2001, 01:15 AM
Posts: n/a
I am not Steve

But I just checked my 560 which I think rides a bit high at the front and my gap is about 3in. The movement you refer to is normal, these cars move around quite a lot however they do handle excellently.
Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2001, 04:32 AM
ymsin's Avatar
Driver, Mercedes-Benz
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Malaysia
Posts: 1,645
I think you're looking at the spring pads.
... Kerry

126 tailed by a 203, 129 leading the pack.
Reply With Quote


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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Installation of Front H&R springs on 2003 C-Class mig888 Tech Help 4 10-11-2003 01:57 PM
Vibration and now locked up front brake W126 BMJR Tech Help 6 08-10-2003 03:51 PM
front brake pads adiaw83 Diesel Discussion 18 04-20-2003 06:51 PM
W126 squeaky front seat springs Mattman Tech Help 0 06-30-2002 02:46 AM
W126: front spring pads Robert Boyer Tech Help 6 12-14-2001 03:57 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:36 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, 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