1995 C36 AMG shocks on a 1999 C230K?

Discussion in 'Wheels, Tyres, Brakes & Suspension' started by golden1245, Sep 12, 2011.

  1. golden1245

    golden1245 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Can I swap used C36 shocks (bilstein) into my 1999 C230K?

    I think that it should fit, but how would that affect the driving comfort? Id obviously think it would affect the handling in a very positive way, with less roll while cornering.

    I'm concerned that the shocks were designed for the weight of the C36 instead of a lighter c230k, and therefore negatively affect the handling of the car...any thoughts?

    There's a nice pair on ebay for only $180! That's way less than a set of brand new Bilstein HD springs!
     
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    NW_Merc Banned

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    Isn't the 4 cylinder 230K engine lighter than the C36 6 cylinder? I dont think it will sit right.
     
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    why, they will be knackered!

    when i took the ones of my 1997 at 80K they were on their way out!

    i think the shocks would be fine, its the springs that are set to engine weight no?
     
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    I suppose if the shocks arent weeping then they should be fine. As Alps said I'd buy new springs.
     
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    even if not weeping, which mine werent, they felt totally different to the new bilsteins i put in
     
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    golden1245 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    weeping? does that mean leaking? or just squeaking? My front shocks are fine, the rears a little soft and squeak a bit when i get out of the car. Think i'll past on the used C36 shocks, and just get new Bilstein HD's when the time comes to replace them. I figured I'd hop on these c36 ones before they get sold, but I don't think they'd be appropriate for my car.

    Thanks for the advice!
     
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