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Old 02-05-2003, 05:50 PM
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MB lowering 2000 S500

A MB dealer in Atlanta confirmed that my car can be lowered electronically via the Computer system controlling the airmatic suspension. It lowers the car 1/2", while perserving all other factors ( automatic lowering at 85 mph), etc.
Problem is, I'm in FL and need to find out what program in the computer does this. Does anybody know how to find it? Also, is it likely that wheel alignment will need to be changed due to this lowering?
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Old 02-05-2003, 07:14 PM
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This is a Kleemann upgrade. The interface gives you a knob so you can adjust the supension up or down from the original height.

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Old 02-05-2003, 10:05 PM
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Kleemann lowering kit

Benzmac, what is the range of lowering for this kit from the stock height? Is any change in alignment necessary with it?
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Old 02-06-2003, 07:42 AM
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Not to hijack the thread but, the euro version is lower out of the box.

The AIRMATIC c/u has the version codeing in it if I remember right and can be recoded via SDS to "rest of world" for lower settings, then align it using the euro specs.

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Old 02-06-2003, 09:42 AM
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Euro specs

Joe, thanks for the info. Is it necessary to realign the car to euro specs, and would my MB dealer likely have them and do that?
When the car automatically lowers .6" at 85 mph, does anything change in the suspension geometry? I am thinking if the car in euro specs is only .5" lower and raises back to what is now stock setting, is realignment really necessary.
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