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Date registered: Jun 2010
Vehicle: slc5.0cab 280sl5sp 280se4.5 500sl92 GONE:280sl79 4xW114/5 3x450sl72-3 280slc4sp81 280s69 73,81SLCs
Location: Philadelphia Area
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There were shims, I think three sizes available for spring height adjustment. They may not be enough to resolve the issue. cutting a coil spring alters the spring rate as the amount of spring doing the deflection is lessened. All that means is the car will ride stiffer. You might find another spring that will fit the diameter with a greater spring rate or even have a pair made. Weigh the car complete and weigh it end to end. you can decide what you have added to it and contact a spring co to see what they can do to make the springs capable of handling the added weight, I'm sure it can be done as I have seen it done with old roadsters etc with a hemi installed.
There are so many things to address on my four project/fun cars (plus other stuff in my life) that I've resorted to temporarily storing the rear end of my SLC convertible if the air. I'm going to see what that does to the springs to at least see if it will bring them back to the way they seemed when I bought the car almost three years ago now.
My dream car is a classic sporty five speed (stick+overdrive) convertible that seats five. If, you want 70's-80's Mercedes tuner wheels, let me know.