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Well, I paid something like $400 for the original German Klann design, and those things are under tremendous pressure. I don't think I'd trust cheap Taiwanese or Indian metals for this purpose. YMMV
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Looks like it would work nicely for McPherson struts, but not so much for early MB stand-alone springs.
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I could but I have ADD and I will get distracted and forget that the car is apart then go flirt around or waste time in OT
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Try very rigid struts or shocks by KYB before killing yourself with that job. If that fails and height is the issue put in a spacer.
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I wanted to take the front springs out to replace the control arm bushings. I don't need to replace the struts, they are fine.
The rear, I might want to replace the rubber top ends so I can make the car stop groaning.
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Can you do "coil binding" with one of those?
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In all seriousness drewprof go to the w210 forum and poke around. The guys over there love to lower the 210's. Some of the guys I think actually used those ebay ones with good results.

I agree that the pressure is tremendous and if your were using these in a shop you would want to go for the Klann design. If you are only using them for a few jobs then I think they should be ok. Again though, poke around the W210 and look for positngs by OhLord.

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