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Old 12-11-2002, 05:08 AM
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Shock absorbers

Dear Gurus,
I really need some help here. I own a 1989 300CE (W124 series) and currently use Eibach ProKit springs together with Brabus Monoblock II 17inch wheels. My shockers especially the rear seem to be bouncing a lot on high speeds. I would really appreciate if someone can tell me the most suitable shocks to use. I'm not into Bilstein Sports as I want to enjoy a comfortable ride as opposed to hard driving. Should I use the Bilstein Comforts or the Heavy Duty (HD).
Desperately in need of an expert's opinion.
Thanks in advance.
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Old 12-11-2002, 07:52 AM
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If you want Bilsteins, the sports are really your only option. Because of the shorter springs, the sports are the only ones of the correct length. The comforts and heavy duty's are longer to work with the standard height springs.

Good luck,
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Old 12-11-2002, 11:51 AM
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As Larry mentioned with your lowering springs you need the Sports to do it right. They are valved the same as the HD's, only shorter for the shorter springs. If you want a softer ride, put regular springs in and the comforts.
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Old 12-11-2002, 01:48 PM
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Tires, wheels, springs and shocks should all be equivalent.

Eibach ProKit springs, Brabus Monoblock II 17inch wheels, 17" tires AND Bilstein sports are the way to go.

Or a different way to look at it, Bilstein sports shocks compliment an Eibach ProKit springs, Brabus Monoblock II 17inch wheels and 17" tire setup.

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Old 12-11-2002, 06:08 PM
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I would just add that those 17-inch wheels will not contribute to a 'comfortable' ride either.
You are setup for handling at the expense of comfort.
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Old 12-11-2002, 11:02 PM
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you could try the Koni adjustables
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Old 12-12-2002, 01:47 AM
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Koni shocks .... I have not heard of them being used on a Mercedes in years.

Anybody use them? How are they?
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Old 12-12-2002, 08:09 AM
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Beware that adjustable shocks, adjust damping rates, NOT ride height or length. It could be that these are available in the shorter length, in which case you could set them on their softest adjustment point.

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