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Hi People.

What do you make of this? I have sent an email to the seller to confirm that these coil overs (height/ damper adjustable) will actually fit the SLK.

I think the standard sus has a spring next to the shock rather than being sleeved.

Can anyone confirm if these would actually be possible to fit?

Nick
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I think I would ask to see a copy of the installation instructions

or at least some detailed pics of them installed on an SLK.
 

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Its probably the same set up as the K&W "coil over" set up for the SLk....

with a rebound adjustable shock and a spring with an adjustable perch... both separate pieces, no true sleeved "coilover" as you'd typically imagine it.
 

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Nah this guy says it is a true sleeved coil over which is why i am wondering how/ if its possible!
 

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If it is a true sleeved coilover it may fit after modifications. There have been several mountings on the SLK of the Bilstein PSS9's.
 

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430... where have you seen PSS9 equipped SLK's? I'd like to see how it was done...

Depending on how involved it is, I might try it out.
 

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RE: 430... where have you seen PSS9 equipped SLK's? I'd like to see how it was done...

I have not see any good information on how it was done so I can't help there. You could try contact carllson. They mounted the PSS9's on their race car.
 

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The guy reckons he guarantees they will fit the car! Weird.

I dont know whether to buy them and find out the hard way that they dont fit or try to find out more info!
 

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Even if they do fit in someway you may not be happy with the ride. They appear to be generic springs & shocks. There is no telling if they are matched, what kind of spring, rebound, and compression rates they use. You may find that you have a worse ride and worse handling.
 

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Photos? Specifications? Owner testimonials? Anything else is as good as bullsh*t.
 

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RE: Photos? Specifications? Owner testimonials? Anything else is as good as bullsh*t.

And what do you have to back up your claim?
 

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nickwilcock - 4/5/2006 4:40 AM

Please sir, WTF is a 'coilover'?
A coil over is a shock mounted inside a spring. The shocks and springs are a single assembly. If you look at the stock SLK suspension the Springs & Shocks are mounted in two seperate locations. Generally when you see coilovers discussed in the aftermarket people are refering to a shock mounted within a spring where the shock body is threaded allowing for the adjustment of ride height.
 

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Well, bugger me with a fishfork but you're right!

I think that's what my last few cars (a couple of Preludes and a Manta GTE Stage 2) had as standard? The Manta and the first Prelude (1991) had Bilstein gas shocks and springs (although non-adjustable) - the 1995 Prelude had good suspension as standard.
 
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