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Old 05-06-2000, 05:14 PM
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I have a 1995 C280. I want to lower the car via the springs, but my shocks are leaking as well. Is it possible, that the springs could be cut, and if so would factory shocks suffice for a while, or what package combo should I go with like Eibach lowering springs and Bilstein Sport shocks/Boge sport shocks. Can the springs be cut on my type of car. Please - any advice would be greatly apperciated. I am really trying to get rid of the mushy handling on this car . I'm already going with a +1 upgrade (16's, 55/50 series tires) so I hope that will help somewhat, but I really want to lower the car and think the shocks are just gone.

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Old 05-06-2000, 07:36 PM
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Hold it! Not a good idea, cutting your current springs will leave you with a spring that is not stiff enough for the movement in the suspension. What will happen is your suspension will bottom out and hit the bump stops (i.e. low rider bouncing off the expansion srtips on the highway!)with meduim to large wheel movement. The cut spring will not be able to overcome the weight of the car and will bottom out and you don't want to look funny do you?

Better just save a little while more and get the right parts for the job! Also you may get more feelback if you pose this question to the "Wheels and Tires" Forum, Good Luck.

96 C280

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Old 05-07-2000, 04:51 AM
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cut springs = lousy suspension.

Your car will bounce like crazy and people will know you went the Ghetto route. Get some quality Eibach or H&R's. You and your car will thank you later.

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