Date registered: Apr 2006
Vehicle: W111 Coupe
Location: Washington DC
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There are a number of things you should consider while lowering the car. First is camber, that will be affected both in the front and in the back. To some extent you can readjust it in the front, but it will be more difficult in the back. Too much camber in the back is not good for the joint in the rear axle. Second, if you cut the springs, they will be a bit stiffer and won't match your shocks perfectly anymore, resulting in a difference in handling and the way road inequalities are transmitted to the passengers. That's something I learned recently. I wanted to fit stiffer shocks and did some reading on the net. In fact shocks are matched to the sprigs characteristics and altering it too much results in affected handling.
If you want to get the 6.3s stance I would first try to get the car as low as possible with stock parts. You can order the thinnest rubber shims that go on top of front and rear springs. In the back, you can further adjust the plates on the trail arms. there are three different height adjustments there. You may end up getting what you want or close to it without geopardizing the car's characteristics.
Last edited by GGR; 11-03-2010 at 09:24 AM.