1996 S500 W140 Replacing self leveling shocks - Mercedes-Benz Forum

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1996 S500 W140 Replacing self leveling shocks

Is it possible to replace the OEM self leveling rear shocks with after-market shocks? If so, please provide recommendations for replacement shocks. How will the car be impacted by no longer utilizing the self leveling feature (i.e., ride height, comfort, etc.)
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RE: 1996 S500 W140 Replacing self leveling shocks

Why not fix the system, most of the time the accumulators go bad, its a $300 fix. If you have driven it with defective accumulators, you could have destroyed the Hydro/Strut. As my dealer states "unless they leak they are usually ok". I would check the parts books I have heard that without the self leveling there are different spring pads to raise the car slightly.
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