The pressurized gas only provides resistance/lift in the upward direction. That is why it lifts the car up by a tiny bit like I said. I would say it is in the order of 20-30 pounds on each strut and perhaps depends on the brand/model. Just from the feel I got during installation of the B8-HD's.
And as PN187 mentioned with a new strut you will not be able lift the car more and a quarter or half inch unless you are a body builder. With a blown strut (no gas) even I could lift it by almost an inch. So this is actually an easy test to figure out if the gas chamber is blown without taking the old ones out. The bounce test does not work because the fluid dampens the movement.
Prob worth noting that it is only a small amount, but it can be noticeable difference on a lowered car where you use your fingers as a gauge to measure tire-wheel gap. And it usually will settle after the shocks break in a bit.
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To be fair its not my daily driver 190e. I bought another one and she betrayed me this week.
The car was barely driven for about 7 years when I bought it. I replaced all fluids/oils/filters/gaskets this last weekend to get it up and running again. I also removed the distributor cap...
hi, my front fenders have seen better days and i just cant find any 2,5 16v fenders, does anyone know the difference between them? can i put the 2,5 16v trim piece on a stock fender or are there more differences?
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