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Old 04-20-2017, 01:52 PM
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W111 Suspension & Brakes


I own a 1965 W111 220se Sedan.

The previous owner lowered the vehicle, by cutting the front springs. I want to maintain, or be close to current lowered ride height, but stiffen the ride up, as the car "floats" when turning or hitting bumps due to the cut springs.

Also, The car is drums on all four. Are there any disc kits, or conversions I can do to improve on stopping. Car is not 'Benz powered, and it needs the stopping ability to match the go.

Any aid in moving towards the right direction is greatly appreciated.

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Old 04-20-2017, 03:41 PM
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Really cool looking MB man, that RB26 looks super clean - what kind of numbers are you getting? I would think it's terrifying to have drum brakes and that kind of power. I wasn't able to find springs for the 220, but I've attached a link to brake upgrades, as I'm sure that is a must. Let us know if you have any questions or if there's something else that we can help you with. - 1965 Mercedes-Benz 220SE Base All - Brakes

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Old 04-20-2017, 05:40 PM
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Try a custom spring set:

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Old 04-25-2017, 05:23 AM
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Are you sure it's a '65?
A '65 W111 should already have factory power-assisted front disc brakes, with a dual circuit master-cylinder.
But the dual master-cylinder and booster would have been located about where the turbo plumbing is on your Nissan conversion.

Happy Motoring, Mark

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