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Hey I am looking to do some suspension upgrades on my 92 W124 300E. I want to first updates my springs & shocks. I was wondering which springs were a better fit on the 300E the H&R springs or Vogtland for daily driving and what shocks I would need or if the stocks would work??? Totally new to the suspension game on these old Mercs any help would be mucho appreciated! - CQ
 

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Thinking of the same for my 95 E320. Will be doing it in spring. My indie (motorwerks in Michigan) recommends the vogtlands with the HD bilsteins that are on my car. They say it is the closest to the sportline feel.
 

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Bilstein B12 spring and skock kit. Tot up the spring points for your car, go to the Bilstein website and select the appropriate kit. Easy.

My Sportline needed new, thicker spring pads at the front to even things up. It now looks great and corners flat.

RayH
 

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If you want the look and handling of Sportline, you could consider just running with factory Sportline springs. I have H&Rs on my wagon, and they cost about the same amount as a set of genuine MB Sportlines. I ran with Bilstein Sports, but the HDs might work well on a sedan.
 

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What about B & G ? I'm waiting for an eBay seller to reply how bad he's going to rape me on shipping to Hawaii.
 

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What about B & G ? I'm waiting for an eBay seller to reply how bad he's going to rape me on shipping to Hawaii.
I am happy with my B&Gs on the Cab ...
bought them after reading favorable comments from premium car owners.

Pretty deep drop, maybe more than some want.
 

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If you want the look and handling of Sportline, you could consider just running with factory Sportline springs. I have H&Rs on my wagon, and they cost about the same amount as a set of genuine MB Sportlines. I ran with Bilstein Sports, but the HDs might work well on a sedan.
Thats odd. I got a set of front and back for about 2/3 the cost of sportlines in just the front.

Vogtland vs H&R

I have both, vogtlands in my W123 and H&R in my w124. Its hard to compare the two for obvious reasons but if I can say anything I was really disappointed in the vogtlands as they clearly did not do enough testing. Everyone on the group buy ended up with reverse rake, with largest nubs in back and single nub in front for the shims. Most of us ended up taking a coil or so off. The H&R's seem stiffer on the W124 but again apples and oranges.
 

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It appears that MB has jacked their prices (again), so Sportlines look like they're about $60 more for a set of four than the best H&R price I could find.
 

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What about B & G ? I'm waiting for an eBay seller to reply how bad he's going to rape me on shipping to Hawaii.
I have a set of B&G's waiting to get installed onto my coupe. :D
They're essentially the higher end of eibach.
 
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