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280se rear suspension. hydrocompensator

Hi have a 69 280se cabrio. This car does not have the hydro compensator (which is 1300$ to put in from Merc. classci cars) Instead this car has a spring. My question is my car does sit a tad low. It does not look like I have a trunk full of rocks but in my opinion it does look an 1inch or 2 low. what can be done? any adjustment to the spring? or can I install a spacer to help lift the car a tad? the shocks are 1yr old bilsteins. Looking for advice..
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There are rubber spring pads of different thickness that can be used. Consult with the classic center.

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Just lower the front a tad to compensate.

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As far as I am aware, the ride height at the back is not determined by the compensator (or spring on your case), but rather by the rear shock absorbers. There should be three settings for the shocks: low, medium and high. This will determine how high or low the car sits at the back.

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