1988 300E, 2006 E350 wagon
I have a 1988 300E and am looking to upgrade the suspension. I have found some good advice, but not from anyone with any knowledge to this specific model car. I bought the car used from the original owner two years ago, and have no idea if ever any of the suspension parts have been changed out. For a while I had some concerns about the handling of the car at highway speeds where it seemed to float around a lot. New tires seemed to take care of that, and if you look at the picture youâ€™ll notice new wheels and other new tires which are great. Still the car has more lean in turns than I would like. Also with the new wheels I am thinking about a shorter stance with new springs (and shims). Right now I am shopping around for shocks/struts and springs and am thoroughly confused about what to get. Let me also mention that I expect to change out things like the ball joints and the rubber bushings on the control arms at the same time. I donâ€™t think stiffer sway bars are really necessary. If you have any disagreements or more suggestions please let me know. Anyway, I have looked at places like TireRack and Performance Products for after-market parts. In terms of sport springs and shocks theyâ€™re all around the same price point and seem to do the same thing. Iâ€™m just looking for the "package" in the 300E that will give me the best results. Performance Products seems to pair the Bilstein shocks/struts with either the Eibach springs or those by Schatz. Whereas the TireRack sells Koni shocks/struts and both the H&R springs and Eibach springs. Which is best? Thanks for any help.
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