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I'm hoping someone can help me lower my vehicle. I believe this is the right section to post because I'm either looking to purchase or borrow someones time, spring compressor, and expertise. It's always cool to meet another MB enthusiast. I have a large heated shop bay with plenty of tools but no Spring Compressor. I recently purchased a set of Monoblocks but my car looks like a 4x4. I'm hoping to hack off a coil or two. My vehicle is a '98 w210. I can pay with cash, beers, pizza, stickers or signs (I'm in the sign industry). My shop is located in Alexandria near the Masonic temple and King Street Metro. Of course I can come to your location also if you're in the Northern Virginia area. I'm in no rush and just hoping someone with experience can help me out. Anyways, give me a shout if you have any questions or can help

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dont cut the coils. you will hate the ride. save the cash and get the proper lowered progressive wound springs.. just my .02
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I cut my coils and it's as smooth as original, and handles better as well.
Your camber will be effected.
Now you have .04c
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I cut my coils and it's as smooth as original, and handles better as well.
Your camber will be effected.
Now you have .04c
Multiple people agree with you my friend

I'm in no hurry and hope someone in the local Northern Virginia area has
some experience and can help.
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I cut my coils and it's as smooth as original, and handles better as well.
Your camber will be effected.
Now you have .04c
On which car, and how much did you take off?

I plan to get springs from the junk yard and experiment on my 94 E320.
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A slight bit over 3/4 of a twist off the tops on all 4.
I suggest you go to the W210 section and do a search. There are many postings on doing those things. Many that are better than I and some of my experiences as well. Mine was an already stock sport height model and I cut a 1 1/4" drop. The rockers now sit 6" from the ground. This is not the proper forum for this discussion.

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I can help - located in Woodbridge but need a favor in return. Need to find a leak coming from somewhere under my car...if I can use your heated bay then you can use my spring compressor!
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Huh??? ^
Selling something? And who cares?
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