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Old 10-27-2017, 06:10 PM
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shocks/springs 190e 2.3

time for shocks on 1988 190e 2.3.......has anyone changed from stock to lowering springs with Bilstein upgrade?

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Old 10-29-2017, 05:05 PM
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Do a search, I'm sure there's tons of info about lowering suspension on a 2.3.

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Old 10-31-2017, 08:14 PM
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Originally Posted by gusmylo View Post
time for shocks on 1988 190e 2.3.......has anyone changed from stock to lowering springs with Bilstein upgrade?
Hello and welcome to the forum! Other members will likely comment who have personal experience with this setup. Just a quick glance shows that the Bilstein shocks are OEM, so I do not see a reason why this setup would not work on your 88'.

1988 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 Sedan - Suspension, Shocks & Springs - Page 1
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Old 11-01-2017, 09:59 PM
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W201, w124, and R129s all use the same od for the springs with different rates. The 201 has the softest sorings and they're pretty short. You can cut the coils or buy Eibach springs etc. Really straight forward and easy to do with the correct spring compressor.

As for shocks I don't think there is an overly stiff shock on the market for these cars. Bilstien sells oem replacements, hd, and I believe b6s for these cars. The hds are good IME.

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