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Springs- anyone replaced them?

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I have a 1998 S500 with 62,000 miles and have recently done the arms in the front and the struts and accumulator in the rear. The ride is much better but I still get thumps over bumps and I feel the suspension can be better. I'm sure the car was better when new.
The springs have been holding the car up for 10 years...will replacing them help? Anyone done this?
My reapair guy who is a Mercedes specialist originally said the the struts were dry and looked good. When I complained he put in new ones with the accululator. Rode much better after doing this. I'm very picky and live in New York where bumps are a problem.
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I had a really bad thump noise coming out of the back of my car on short bumps finally when I switched everything to H&R springs and Bilstein shocks it went away. If you want to keep your factory ride you will have to replace the rear factory hyd. assist shocks. Which cost more then all new stuff with H&R and Bilstein.
did you use bilstein sport shocks? or heavy duty? and your H&Rs are about a 1.3" drop? you had no problem switching from the stock set up to the aftermarket?
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