Abc coil Spring conversion

Discussion in 'Wheels, Tyres, Brakes & Suspension' started by Loomie, Oct 3, 2015.

  1. Loomie

    Loomie New Member

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    First off hello to everyone lm new on here so I'm just finding my feet
    Has anybody converted their w215 to coil springs and if so how did you fix the electronics
    Also the 2green wires that come from the abc module in there own plug could some one tell what voltage they carry with no warning lights on the dash with engine running
     
  2. lexman8

    lexman8 Active Member

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    I can't help you on the conversion question but bear in mind that the CL does not have anti-roll bars, it relies on the ABC system to do that function.

    If you fit coils instead of ABC you'll have a car with no anti-roll capability; in other words it won't handle as well.
     
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    bolide MB Enthusiast

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    That should concentrate the mind on twisty roads!

    No doubt someone will now post that "they know a bloke in America who's done it and reports no problems"

    Nick Froome
     
  4. merc85

    merc85 MB Enthusiast

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    A friend of mine who lives in America has done this to his w220 and hasn't had any issues.









    sorry couldnt resist lol
     
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  5. m2287

    m2287 MB Enthusiast

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    Someone on the American forum did this and regretted it massively!!
     
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    Loomie

    Loomie New Member

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    Hello to all the reason I'm changing is I don't want to spend more and more money on something that is not reliable
    I've done a lot of research as to do the conversion and it's not a kit from the states it's going to be a bit of trial and error the mechanical side is not a problem for me it's electronics that is scaring me a bit
     
  7. SPX

    SPX MB Club Veteran

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    Buying a CL and removing the ABC is like buying an AMG and taking the engine out.
     

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