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Old 06-03-2013, 12:18 PM
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190e spring replacement?

My '89 190e 2.6 sits low in the rear (PO had a hitch installed and towed a small boat a lot) when empty, and rear seat passengers make it even worse. It is always an adventure getting over speed bumps without thrashing on the exhaust. A few weeks ago, after very unusual noises from the front end when turning left into the driveway I found that it now has a broken front drivers side spring.

Its time to deal with both the front and rear ends- not bad for springs with 300k on them. The car is (except for the past few weeks) my DD, and usually the long distance family hauler with the trunk loaded.

I've read several threads about spring replacement, and want to know what brand do people use? Whats for sale at Pparts? OG Benz springs from the dealer?
What ever is available at FLAPS? Anything specific to stay away from?

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Old 06-03-2013, 12:46 PM
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The only brands I've ever seen for springs (and they seem to be respected/trusted)

Lesojofors
Eibach
H&R

Eibach and H&R are typically for lowering. I've always bought Lesojofors for normal stock ride height springs.

MAKE SURE YOU USE THE PROPER SPRING COMPRESSOR IF YOU ARE DIY-ING!
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Old 06-03-2013, 04:25 PM
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Thanks for the info!

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