BenzWorld Junior Member
Date registered: Jul 2008
Vehicle: E320 cdi
Location: West Midlands, U.K.
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URGENT HELP! PLEASE! E320 H&R
MY CAR - W211, E320 cdi, Year 2004, straight six pre-facelift. EU spec car (I think, well it's not US)
PROBLEM - Purchased a set of H & R sport lowering springs 40mm & had them fitted by Mercedes Specialists, the rear of the car has gone down low, very low infact & does look sexy it sits just over the rear tyre but does not rub. The front however HAS NOT moved AT ALL! It is sitting exactly the same as it was before I fitted the springs, no change at what so ever.
The fitters used to own a identical car to mine but production year 2002 I think, but same car, same colour, same spec, same wheels, same engine, same kit, EVERYTHING, he lowered his with no problems or any other work being done, he used a Eibach spring lowering kit though.
The suppliers are confident 200% to acheive the 40mm drop on the front I need to replace/remove the spring pads/rubber seats/burls which they say Mercedes Benz sell also NOT something all at Mercedes are familiar with!
up & down to mercedes time & time again, they say my car is not fitted with these according to there computer system chassis look up, so therefore I cannot replace them at all or remove anything in order for it to drop & would not even recommend in doing do if there was. Every other non MB garage, my friend who fitted them with the same car & I have no idea what there on about, cannot make sense of this, - surely if this is TRUE I wouldnt buy lowering springs to get a drop I would just change these seats/pads/burls instead & so would anyone. I think maybe on some models you can change them etc, seems earlier cars according to searches on here.
Can someone please please help / advise me, Im getting nowhere at all with this, but frustraion, and very pissed off. Also cost me a good wack!! & theres no change. Can only possible get a refund if springs are found faulty at there "test centre" which they are going to say "no there fine" I imagine, also will cost me another 180 to remove these plus send them back, put the originals back on, then buy another different set & pay for those to be fitted. F*** sake!!