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Old 12-06-2001, 08:09 AM
Robert Boyer
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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?
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Old 12-07-2001, 01:15 AM
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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.
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Old 12-09-2001, 04:32 AM
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I think you're looking at the spring pads.
... Kerry

126 tailed by a 203, 129 leading the pack.
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