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Old 06-18-2019, 11:31 PM
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300CE suspension mods.

Got the 300CE running again. Now it's time to start with the suspension. The springs were cut by a previous owner and the struts are completely shot. And as you can see from the picture, the car is low, I think it looks pretty good but it ain't that practical, the 16" wheels scrape the wheel well at every turn.

I've found a set of new H&R springs on craigslist and planning to install Bilstein B8's on all four corners. With this setup should I go with 14 or 19mm spacers?

The plan is to make this a canyon carver, but I like to keep it civil.

Are there any other interesting suspension mods out there. I'm told, besides the 500E some W124 models had bigger sway bars.


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Maybe just buy some new struts and play around with the spring pad sizes. Are they cut stock springs? If so Those might ride better than a hr set.
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Old 06-18-2019, 11:57 PM
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After having one coupe on Sportline springs and sway bars with 17" wheels, I sold the springs and swapped just the bars into my other coupe. Couldn't be happier with the stock spring and Sportline sway bar combo.
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Old 06-19-2019, 12:05 AM
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Maybe just buy some new struts and play around with the spring pad sizes. Are they cut stock springs? If so Those might ride better than a hr set.
Yes, the springs are cut. Why would you think the cut stock spring would be a better ride that the H&R?
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Yes, the springs are cut. Why would you think the cut stock spring would be a better ride that the H&R?
Because I’ve done both. Hr springs seem a lil harsh vs cut stockers which still has that cushy oe feel. Personally I prefer comfort instead of a car that rides like a Mack truck but to each their own. Hr is a good spring on other cars but didn’t seem that great on a w124
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Because I’ve done both. Hr springs seem a lil harsh vs cut stockers which still has that cushy oe feel. Personally I prefer comfort instead of a car that rides like a Mack truck but to each their own. Hr is a good spring on other cars but didn’t seem that great on a w124
I'm with you, comfort is important. I will play with the different spacers first than.
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