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Old 07-26-2014, 06:57 PM
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W124 1990 300E 2.6 "suspension"

I had to shorten the front .strut tower by 4-5 inches. Have difficulty to align is there any kind shock and coil spring there to replace such AMG etc ... that helps the alignment and improves the car handeling performance?
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Old 07-27-2014, 07:04 AM
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Why did you need to shorten the tower? Rust? Do you have any pictures? I know that H&R makes some lowering springs (I have them) but nothing that short.
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Old 07-28-2014, 03:31 PM
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1990 300E suspension

I had to shorten to towers to make room and fit for front fenders of
1951 170Da Mercedes .
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Old 07-28-2014, 03:36 PM
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So you are creating a kit car? Bolting the 170Da's outside to the 124's body?
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Old 07-28-2014, 03:48 PM
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Kit car

Yes 170 on top w124 at bottom everything Mechaniclly is 300E body is 170 look at profile picture of parviz19
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Old 07-28-2014, 04:00 PM
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And you need shorter springs and shocks so that it can be aligned properly right?

They do make lowering springs for the 124 chassis. I am not sure if they would be too much for your application.

1994 Mercedes 300E H&R Sport Lowering Springs Benz W124 29569-2

You can further tune the ride height by using a different thickness spring pad. Mercedes made these in various heights. The height is indicated by the number of nubs on the pad. 1 is lowest 4 is highest.

Bilstein also makes sport struts that might be useful in your application.
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Old 07-28-2014, 04:28 PM
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170 / 300

The W124-29569-2 is part number for sport spring? I cut the original springs by 2 rings but it was too short I replaced by 320E springs I should go with some kind of sport model it going to be trial and errors until I get just right. the car is aligned but he had to rise the left side by an inch. NN.
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The W124-29569-2 is part number for sport spring? I cut the original springs by 2 rings but it was too short I replaced by 320E springs I should go with some kind of sport model it going to be trial and errors until I get just right. the car is aligned but he had to rise the left side by an inch. NN.
That's the part number for the H&R Sport Springs that can be used on a W124.

Approx.Front Lowering: 1.3 inch from stock
Approx.Rear Lowering: 1.3 inch from stock

You can also use the spring pad to fine tune the height better:

http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/performance-paddock/64681-w124-spring-pad-height-differences.html

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