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Old 09-27-2002, 05:13 PM
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W126 Adjusting self levelling

I have recently had H&R springs fitted but the rear has remained at the same height, due I assume to the self levelling.

I see that the self levelling system has a lever with three holes in it and an adjustable length rod.

Which is the correct method to adjust the height of the suspension, change the hole or shorten the rod?

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Old 09-29-2002, 05:54 AM
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No one out there that can help me?

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Old 09-29-2002, 10:54 AM
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I have the same exact problem with my 190e-16. After putting the sport struts in it is worse. I have heard that putting in lower spring pads in will lower the rear and I have some one bump pads to try one day. I have strayed away from adjusting the rear any other method as I am not sure how and have been afraid it will be uneaven ior will screw something up. Many people delete the hyd. stuff for regular shocks, but mine works fine and doesn't leak so it will stay, just don't like the look.

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Old 09-29-2002, 01:21 PM
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Its a cinch to do don't have to move the "hole" position but you can adjust the rod downwards to lower or upwards... I have actually removed one side of my rod and just manually move the lever up or down when I need to raise or lower mine (the lever pretty much stays where I leave it on mine so I haven't connected the lever back to the adjustment screw on one side of it but retained the screw and nut on the screw for when I do decide to attach the lever back to the screw).

I only did it that way because it initially would take me forever going under the car and coming back up to step back far enough to notice the adjustment (which I could barely notice) so I basically disconnected it and while my fiance laid on my creeper, I had her gently move the lever in the direction I wanted the rear to go until I liked it and a full 20 seconds later all was done the way I wanted it to look. Haven't had any problems yet.

Bottom it any way you wanna but I wouldn't worry about the "holes" just the adjustment screws to move the lever up and down. Hope this helps you out some.

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