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Old 06-29-2013, 09:02 PM
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W114 lowering springs

hi,

short of cutting the springs, heating them up or doing some other trickery is there a set of lowering springs for the W114?

i always thought the front of these cars are just too high.
any suggestions to lower the car but not sacrifice too much of the ride?
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Old 06-29-2013, 10:05 PM
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H&R Lowering Kit (55mm) Mercedes W114 & 115 Saloon:Amazon:Car & Motorbike
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thank you
they are in the uk, anything in the north american market?
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Contact anyone that makes springs in the US and they can make a set for you
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Old 06-30-2013, 02:29 PM
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I cut one coil off my front. It matches the saggy rear height perfectly now. No change in ride at all.
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I cut one coil off my front. It matches the saggy rear height perfectly now. No change in ride at all.
did you take any pictures while doing it?
i want to know where did you cut exactly.

any pictures from the side of the car to see how it sits now?
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I will post a pic soon. But I got the idea to cut the springs from the owner of a mercedes repair shop. He had two mid 70's 280c's I looked at. one he cut 1 coil off and the other he cut 1.5 coils off. He felt the 1.5 was too much but the 1 coil cut was the perfect height.

First, you should measure each side from the ground to bottom of wheel arch to see if you are starting from an equal point.

I didn't document the process. But I cut the coil above exactly where the coil below ends. That's it.

I removed the lower A arm by marking the position of the eccentric bolt heads on the lower A arm and removing them. Then with a floor jack dropping the a arm down and removing the spring. It was pretty easy.
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As promised, a pic.
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