Date registered: Mar 2007
Vehicle: 1996, A124, E320 Sportline Cabriolet x 2
Location: New Zealand - South Pacific
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The car definitely had the suspension bolts tightened sitting on a ramp hoist. Was done by a man with 20 years experience working for MB, Forman of NZL's largest Dealership, Factory trained on 124's.
ALL suspension rubber was changed and this is known to raise the ride height. I'm half a planet away from the car at present so I can’t measure and it is academic in any case, I estimate the car would have raised by about 3/4".
The 5 mm you refer to above, that is spring length yes? Which would correspond to 10 mm ride height change....??
I am on No 1 pads now so cannot go lower. Note also that the rear rubber for these now carry 129 & 210 part numbers, I wonder if this also contributes to the effect I’m noticing.
Is there any way at all to influence what the man at MB sends? Is this possible?
Note that there appears to be a separate part number for Sportline Cabriolet short front springs' 124 321 40 04. Does this make sense to you?
If all else fails what springs out there are the closest to the Sportline springs; H&R’s?? & can you run them with the standard Sportline shocks and bump stops??
Last edited by Inspector; 08-21-2012 at 08:52 AM.