Date registered: Jan 2007
Vehicle: 1974 280se w116, 1986 560sec
Location: Barksdale AFB, LA
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your best bet for lowering springs would be to find a newer model car and see if the perches where they sit are the same, then get springs for that car. i was looking for springs for my 77 and 74 280 se and all the shop guys laughed at me cause the cars are so old they dont have them in their database, but i found a number of the newer models where the springs are an exact fit. DO NOT CUT YOUR SPRINGS AND DO NOT HEAT THEM to lower it. if you heat your springs it will lower them but the metal becomes brittle and could snap. if you cut them you decrease the load bearing capacity of the spring and your car will ride like crap and most likelybottom out when you hit bumps. go to some junkyards and and do a lot of research youll find what you need.
Last edited by benz280se; 02-05-2007 at 06:56 PM.