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Exclamation "Slammed"

I'm thinking of (further) lowering my 1969 (W115) 220.

i recently replaced all the suspension, brakes, shockies etc. with good quality (Pedders) 'Sports" parts.

However, i want it to go really low. i had a chat to the company today, and they said it could be done, by resetting my current springs, or ordering in some lower ones.

The only thing they pointed out was handling. They said to ask others with similar cars who have done the same.

So my question to you is:

Have you ever ridden in, or do you own a "slammed" merc, and if so, how did it handle?

any other pointers or tips would be awesome

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not at the moment, sorry.

Has anyone even had any experience with replacing suspension at all?

any 2 cents are welcome!
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cut the springs or air bag it. I am building one of these and a 108 for 24 hours of lemons.

Performance parts for w126, r/c107, w201, m117, m119, m102, m104 and few other things.

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cut the springs or air bag it. I am building one of these and a 108 for 24 hours of lemons.
What? NO!! Really? a 108 for Le Mons? I have to see that man....

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What? NO!! Really? a 108 for Le Mons? I have to see that man....
not Le Mons, But Lemons, i.e. 24 hours of Lemons

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not Le Mons, But Lemons, i.e. 24 hours of Lemons
LOOOL OK got it

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i have been wanting to lower my car but refuse to cut springs and dont want to use air ride. I'm more or less going to end up getting springs made it appears. However, i keep holding out hope that i can luck into a h&r cup kit.

h&r made a cup kit for the 108's. lowered the front 50mm, rear 30mm. this is not available in the usa anymore. However, you can find it across the pond. Problem is the price is fairly inflated that it is to worth importing-- at least not to me. I wish h&r would just offer the springs for sale. I rather run just their springs w/ bilstein hd's anyways.

part numbers were the following--

Mercedes W108 H & R Cup Suspension Kits - 40020-1
Mercedes W108 - W108, up to 915 kg Front Axle weight, excluding air suspension
Lowers - Front: -50mm, Rear: and 30mm
Rebound - Front: , Rear:
Years: 65 >
Spring part numbers - front: 29020 VA1, rear: 29020 HA1mm
Damper part numbers - front: 3201500-1/1, Rear: 3251500-1/1

and for the heavier v-8 cars they got the following kit that had a different front spring--

Mercedes W108 H & R Cup Suspension Kits - 40020-2
Mercedes W108 - W108, from 916 kg Front Axle weight, excluding air suspension
Lowers - Front: -50mm, Rear: and 30mm
Rebound - Front: , Rear:
Years: 65 >
Spring part numbers - front: 29020 VA2, rear: 29020 HA1mm
Damper part numbers - front: 3201500-1/1, Rear: 3251500-1/1
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