I just got my 1999 C43 yesterday! 43k mi. MB warranty to 100k! Drove it from Portland to Seattle - what a hoot. First - thanks to you all for all the good info on this site. Ok... Now I want to lower it. I've been searching the site and it looks like there are various ways to get 1" to 2" drops, but I'm only looking for 3/4" or so. What's my best bet? Low springs with thick pads? Euro AMG springs? Other question is what "part" of the ESP system remains active when you switch it off? Per the owners manual it doesn't turn all the way off. I LIKE sliding the rear around corners when it's wet out. Thanks for the great site.