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I just got my Eibach installed in the back with stock pads (#4) on CLK320 but it looks way hihger than stock about 2-3 inches. Part # is 2545-140.


THere are 4 springs, 2 big/shorter, 2 small/longer. I put 2 big/shorter in the rear.

Is this normal? PLease let me know. Thankssss
 

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Got a pic? I was wondering what the CLK looks like with a high rear end.

How about plus-sizing the rear axle rims to fit the space?
 

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the kits comes with 2 differnt spring sets. the bigger diameter springs go in front. this is for the weight of the engine. After the springs are installed there is a settling period befor the actual ride height is reached. Sounds like you but the wrong springs in...here is a pic of my 430 after i installed the kit...even all around
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One of my biggest qualms with the suspension industry is that they don't mark the springs with a simple F(front) and R(rear). I'll bet you 95 percent of mechanics don't have a clue as to which is which, especially when dealing with an MB. Mike very well may be right. They either did not seat the springs correctly or in fact put the fronts in the rear. My ass was riding high after install (about factory level) but only for the two blocks it took me to get home. Go back all angry and stuff and maybe they'll switch them for free.
 

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Eibach Springs Part#

I got it figured out. I installed it backward (front shocks in the rear, vice versa).
For people in the future, if you see it ending with ...001, that's for the front.
....002, that's the back. (THIS IS FOR EIBACH SPRINGS)

Thrill Kill, is your car floaty? does the KONI make your ride more comfortable, like soft and quite? My shit is a little floaty and I can feel almost everything on the road.
 

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meyou2005 said:
I got it figured out. I installed it backward (front shocks in the rear, vice versa).
For people in the future, if you see it ending with ...001, that's for the front.
....002, that's the back. (THIS IS FOR EIBACH SPRINGS)

Thrill Kill, is your car floaty? does the KONI make your ride more comfortable, like soft and quite? My shit is a little floaty and I can feel almost everything on the road.
I'm still on oem shocks and it's not floaty although it could be a little stiffer but yeah, if I run over an ant you can hear and feel it. That's the price we pay. :cool:
 

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I was thinking about making the same change to my own CLK320 (but changing the dampers as well). Once you got the springs places on the right end - how did you like it? Can you give a slight review on your experience? One thing I am concerned about is the effect that the slight lowering will have with the bumpy roads that I have to deal with on the East Coast (and NYC in particular). I have heard that people with earlier cars and spring sets had some trouble with tire rubbing when making tight turns etc.. Is that happening to you?

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dan212 said:
I was thinking about making the same change to my own CLK320 (but changing the dampers as well). Once you got the springs places on the right end - how did you like it? Can you give a slight review on your experience? One thing I am concerned about is the effect that the slight lowering will have with the bumpy roads that I have to deal with on the East Coast (and NYC in particular). I have heard that people with earlier cars and spring sets had some trouble with tire rubbing when making tight turns etc.. Is that happening to you?

- dan -
Don't know if you're talking to him or me but I have no rubbing issues with staggered 19's at 37 offset and even a 10mm spacer in back just for looks.
 

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"thrillkill" -

Actually replying to both of you and thank you for the update. So since my stock 2005 has 17's (I think) I should have no problem with clearance right?

Thanks - dan
 

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Eibach ......

I got mine installed, with Pad#3 ( I think it is perfect, you have a little gap but that's good in case it slam down a little on the road and does scratch too much stuff on the road).

With Pad #4 in the back is good but a little too high, I think with #3 is perfect.

And no, did it not RUB at all. I made all kind of turns it works fine.

I am running 235/35/19 and 265/30/19 NITTO 555.

Any questions, let me know.
 
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