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ordered my hr 29559 and hr 29537 for the rears they arrived and seem to be black in colour
i was under the impression they should be purple
front springs have the code 26/1 (f)
rear springs have the code 26/ 2db (r)
 

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MAYBE THEY ARE THE CORRECT ONES THEN I WAS UNDER THE IMPRESSION THEY WERE PURPLE
ARE YOU LOWERED 45MM ON B8 BILSTEINS
 

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Myn is sls i managed to speak to hr and they told me what springs were in the sls kit
The sls kit is not available in the uk but the seperate springs can be purchased to make up the usa equivalent kit
The kit shares the same front springs as your kit but rear springs are different
How low is your car and what n8bs are you using on the rubber pads
 

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Oooh I wish I could put my hands on my notes as to the spring pads.
I know I have posted the nibs in a past thread on the subject.
Found it:
"When I had my H&Rs installed with the B8s my stock spring nub configuration of 2 F & 1 Rear was retained. I probably would have done even more research than I did if my car had an air dam like yours. "

We took the car on one of the most challenging roads here in New England - The Mount Washington Auto Road without bottoming going Up or Down.

I very like the stance the car now has.

The ride is much more firm and not particularly harsh at all.
Compared to my stock US-spec 560SEC [w/SLS & B4 Bilsteins up front], the 560 seems to float, soaking up road surface irregularities, whereas the 500SEC some of these can be somewhat transmitted into the body of the car and be felt.

I went from stock to H&R lowered, Sport Bilsteins, and a 19mm rear bar all at once.
To say the effect was transformational would be an understatement really.
Its now much more 'sporty'.

You will like the effect I am sure!

Here are a couple of pics for comparison:
First is the right side of the car at stock height.
Second is the right side 8 months after lowering.
Third, is a head-on view of lowered vs. stock height 560.

MBL
 

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That sway bar looks interesting where did you purchase it from as i see you have anti squat
 

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That sway bar looks interesting where did you purchase it from as i see you have anti squat
John350 is working to have some made up and that solution will be WAAAAY less $ than the one I sourced from Australia.

I think waiting might be best in the long run.
 

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yes i will wait for john but i think he was waiting for a rear antisquat bar to copy and having problems trying to locate one
 
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