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Old 09-04-2002, 01:02 AM
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Unhappy Suspension advice for 95 wagon

My wagon has 95k and feels like it needs some suspension attention. I'd like to take some of the float out of the ride and lower it an inch, but I'm having trouble finding the right package of springs and shocks. The sportline package sounded perfect, but I don't believe that its made for my car. My local wrench recommended bilsteins and eibachs, but to keep the existing rear struts with the self leveling. Seems like the rears should be replaced as well? I'd love some advice on what to get and where to get it.

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Old 09-04-2002, 03:38 AM
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Do a search under the user name: ke6dcj

Neil has done a lot of mods to his wagon and I believe also takes out on a track. He is one of many great resources to answer your questions.

Additionally search under wagons and springs.

Here is a good thread:

Wagon Changes and SportLine on 500E

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Old 09-04-2002, 09:11 AM
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In addition to Neil, get in touch with Farrukh Majid-he's done as much or more fiddling with the spring/shock setups on later W124s (Neil's car is an earlier W124, which had different springs & struts to begin with) than even Neil. Currently, I think Farrukh settled on 500E front springs & struts, as well as 500E springs at the rear. Remember, a 500E has self-leveling too, and weighs just a bit more than the wagon. If you go all the way into an MBZ Sportline or Bilstein Sport setup, ride quality will be severely compromised.

That said, if I were you I'd first look to replace my rear air cells, then see how it rides. If still too soft, I'd do 500E springs & shocks in the front as a next step.
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Old 09-04-2002, 02:25 PM
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Thanks Michael, I will check into Farrukh Majid's postings as well.
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