BenzWorld Senior Member
Date registered: Oct 2006
Vehicle: 1965 220SE sedan (finnie) with 450SE conversion, 1964 220SE coupe project, 1966 300SE coupe
Location: Brisbane Australia
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Quoted: 33 Post(s)
Agillot I do not understand your logic. You criticise someone for using a correct part (even though the hydro-comp unit will fail in the future at some point, like all parts), criticise a desire to go to air suspension in the future (why?), say he should have bought the correct spring (that is ok) but then you advocate doing a dodgy spring heating exercise to someone that does not seem to have a lot of experience. To me, those opinions seem all over the place. A simple "Good, I am happy it has worked out for now" would have sufficed.
Be happy for the guy that he has found a solution and it has worked for him. Though I would have preferred X-man did not rely on brake lines to resist the main spring force! Did you not have a jack to put under the right hand spring bracket?
I removed my comp spring last weekend and my car still sits too high, so I have to swap the main springs out too. Not too hard, but not a 5 minute job like the compensator spring is. I am going to save my air suspension dreams for my coupe.