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Help! Spring replacement for W108 280 3.5 self levelling

Hi there,

I'm looking for the kit that replaces the self-levelling rear suspension with a spring setup in the UK. Does anybody know where I can find one?

Also, I'm after some new drivshafts, and the rubber donut that fits in the prop.

Can anybody help?

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The spring kit is available from Mercedes-classics in Germany they have the kit on ebay, type this number into the ebay search box and it should find it 190742170806

The donuts are also available on German ebay eBay - eine der größten deutschen Shopping-Websites copying and pasting the text into google translate works wonders.

I am in the UK and have bought lots of stuff from German ebay and have used mercedes-classics in the past
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Thanks for the help! Most useful. I don't suppose there's a guide to replacing the self-leveling unit with a spring online, is there?

Thanks again,

Matt

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Oh, and does anybody know if you have to fit springs/dampers if you're removing the SLS?

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No problem I don't think you have to replace springs and dampers. There is some information on fitting somewhere but can't remember where I saw it. I think you need the back end in the air so the axles are hanging then locate the spring at the fixed end fit one bolt to the bracket and then jack the bracket so that it pivots on the one bolt until you can get the second bolt to fit, I'm sure you will understand if you look how it fits. I am currently overseas but will be ordering one of these so I can fit it when I get home in 2 weeks if you haven't done yours by then I will let you know how it goes
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