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NO , it is easier to use a torch and heat up one coil , this will lower the car without any removal of springs
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Ive never been okay with heating springs, and mostly dont want this to become a heating vs cutting thread, I mainly just want to know of any source for the static spring. I'd really love to find an active w108 part-out if anyone knows someone junking a 108.
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the kit number is 900 329 05 01 used to be $ 50 . nothing wrong with heating a spring , you only do it about 1 inch wide , it cost nothing and does the job .by the way i dont like lowering a mb , if you want a race car , get one .
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The 109/112 air suspension cars do not have a center spring and I know of others that have bagged their 108 cars and deleted the center spring with no issues.

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Can't find the kit anywhere still. Even running these numbers. It would be easier to just bag it off the bat haha.

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If you are lowering the car you are going to have a camber issue independent of the compensating spring.
As to where you get one, you get one from a junked car if you can't find one on ebay. Make sure you get the bracket on the right side of that and the bolts - you will need those. Only a mild pain in the ass to replace... Consider replacing the CV boot at the same time if it is remotely brittle or leaking.

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Initially lowering by cutting springs slightly until i go to bags in the spring. I figure i will need to cut the new compensator spring slightly depending on the ratio of drop to force on that spring.

Ill check ebay for the kit.
You need to keep in mine the joint in the rear end that allows the rear axels to deflect through suspension travel and is designed to have a base of operation where the axels are sitting parallel opposing each other. To lower the car you will run the axel joint under a load. I won't go into the actual alignment complications in this post.
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Anyone have the part number for the rear center spring? EPC for me show just the hydro and no spring...my car is looking a bit splayed lately.
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