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Old 06-23-2013, 10:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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lowering springs.

..afternoon.

can someone please suggest the best lowering springs to buy or is anyone selling any?

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Old 06-23-2013, 05:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I think Gary in Newport Beach will give you the ones on his 300CD

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..afternoon.

can someone please suggest the best lowering springs to buy or is anyone selling any?

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I think Gary in Newport Beach will give you the aftermarket lowering shocks on his 300CD
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Old 06-24-2013, 11:43 AM   #3 (permalink)
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..afternoon.

can someone please suggest the best lowering springs to buy or is anyone selling any?

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Old 06-24-2013, 01:14 PM   #4 (permalink)
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..OK cheers Mike. I did see them but thought a little pricey.. I'll hang fire a while....if I can..

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Wow, I thought the H&Rs were out of production. That is what Gary has. His car pics were posted today.
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on this chassis most people i think just cut stock springs to length.
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Old 06-25-2013, 09:03 AM   #7 (permalink)
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on this chassis most people i think just cut stock springs to length.
Yes cut the springs. You will be fine and can get a little lower than the H&Rs.
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But don't they provide a better ride? Don't get me wrong, I am all about saving a buck or two, especially if there is no real difference. I am facing the same question now though: To cut, or, to buy?

Going on a little tangent here..
I hate when I see cars (all makes and models) with the camber all out of whack because someone lowered it. In fact I loathe it. I think it looks ridiculous, not to mention the wear it puts on the tires, let alone the handling and performance. Something I am very adamant to avoid. Do they not see it, or do they just not care? Sometimes I feel that it is intentional to make the car appear to have an Air Ride setup.

Either way I feel that it is a degradation to society, and shows the character behind the wheel. IMO
And in my defense my entire town is filled with these little rice-burner Jap drifting wannabes (nothing wrong with ethnicity or a good drift...just sayin). It's a ridiculous fad and has nothing to do with good, tasteful, PROPER motoring.
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Anyway, to cut or to buy?
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You can cut the oem springs, or buy H&R's, or you can cut H&R's. It all depends on how cheap you are. I'm cheap, so I cut my stock springs. The cost to import a set of the H&R's to the US is high.

Also rear camber is non adjustable on W123's, just make sure you don't have any toe, and your tires will be fine.
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You can cut the oem springs, or buy H&R's, or you can cut H&R's. It all depends on how cheap you are. I'm cheap, so I cut my stock springs. The cost to import a set of the H&R's to the US is high.

Also rear camber is non adjustable on W123's, just make sure you don't have any toe, and your tires will be fine.

Gotcha. Dave's coupe out in Cali is pretty low and looks good. Yours does too, Mike. How much did you cut off?
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