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

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-09-2002, 12:03 PM
ebennz's Avatar
Fire/Medic
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Hurricane, West Virginia
Posts: 878
bilstein h.d. shocks- questions-suggestions

hello
i more time [please!] for us "challenged" or "thick-headed"
members at m.b.shop

i have a '92 300e with 108,000 miles. i want to tighten up or stiffen the handling of it. there is no-way i'm getting sport line springs etc. [ i just can't justify the cost]

SO, keeping my original springs i am planning on getting the bilstein h.d. shocks all around. from what i understand,this should tighten up the handling and "maybe" lower the car very slightly. is this correct??

i [think] read somewhere here i "may"also need to change spring pads because the rear of the car MAY be lower to where it looks out of proportion? is this true or just a tale?

i realize we've discussed this over and over, one more time PLEASE.

thanks

peter
__________________
*92 400e 124.034, SOLD

*92 300e 124.030, SOLD

Last edited by ebennz; 02-09-2002 at 12:08 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-09-2002, 01:57 PM
AAL
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
I went to Bilstein H.D. shocks on my 450 sl, and I don't think it changed anything as far as lowering the car. I didn't notice anything and the mechanic didn't say anything about it. The old shocks were original and very worn out at 100,000 miles when I got the car, so I can't compare it to the original ride, but the shocks are great; very tight but not too hard. I was told the sport shocks would be too hard riding.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-09-2002, 07:23 PM
J.HIDALGO's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 1999
Location: Jax, FL
Posts: 1,785
Exclamation I have HD Bilsteins

I was trying to keep my original springs but, the HD's raised the front a couple of inches. The rear was not too bad but, the rear was lower than the front.
I end up buying used HR's, less than 4 months old, from a member in this forum. Thank you!
I like the way my car looks now with 1 bump spring pads at front and 3 bumps at the rear. The Bilsteins sports are shorter and for what I read, some people had problems (too low) with the HR's and the sports combination.
If you want to keep your springs, the comforts may be a better choice with 1/3 spring pads.
Good luck!
__________________
J.H.
'86 300E
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

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
Gabriel vs Bilstein Shocks 72 250c Vintage Mercedes 5 11-13-2004 10:33 PM
Picture of Bilstein front HD shocks Steve300 Diesel Discussion 4 09-29-2004 10:24 PM
considering new shocks & springs: background + questions kflick Diesel Discussion 12 05-11-2004 01:31 AM
Where can I get Bilstein sport shocks for 400E ????? 400ERACER Performance Paddock 4 03-17-2004 04:04 PM
Bilstein Shock Questions ss109 Performance Paddock 3 02-10-2000 02:35 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:37 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2011 Pelican Parts - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page