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1980 500SE Lorinser, 1984 500SEL, 1984 Audi Coupe GT, 1994 Dodge Dakota
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Hello,

I recently purchased a 1984 500sel and a euro 1980 500se Lorinser and had a few questions since I'm new to the Mercedes world.
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1. What exactly did Lorinser do to these cars? I have been able to find some information but a majority of it has been about the body kit. I want to know what they did tuning and enginewise.
2. Are there any good parts websites? I know FCP Euro but are there others.
3. Are there any good aftermarket websites? I know Audi's have 034, 2bennet, and force 5. Do Mercedes have anything comparable?
4. The Lorinser has the hydraulic suspension delete, however the front end is slammed and the rear is at a normal height. Does anyone have any ideas why? I'm guessing something is missing in the photo I added.

Thank you, any help is much appreciated!

P.S. yes this is the one from IL. A friends father bought it, presumably from Civictuning, and brought to montana then never got a chance to fix it up so it has continued to sit for the last 8 years and I am now trying to resurrect it.
 

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The front shocks are there. You'll see the top of the shock a little further up the inner fender. If it's too low, chances are someone cut the springs too much.

I like FCPeuro but for factory parts I use mboemparts.com.

That's all I can contribute. Looking forward to learning more about the car. And welcome!
 

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Welcome. Show us more!

Unfortunately a lot of people only lower the front of these cars because its very easy to do the front and the rear gets left high.
Looks very strange to me on a car like this, but I understand some folk from the US like it because of the old hot rod scene?

Maybe that's what's happened to yours.

Lorinser were more about appearance and interior I believe.
 

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Thank you, I'll check out those coil springs.
 
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