Info needed concerning front coil springs

Discussion in 'Wheels, Tyres, Brakes & Suspension' started by BAD300, Sep 27, 2011.

  1. BAD300

    BAD300 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Ok guys, looking @ the front springs. My car has been lowered but, I can't tell whether springs have been cut or not? I have never seen a stock spring out of these cars. I have seen other makes that look simply cut, then powder-coated.

    Can anyone tell me what the low-side coil looks like pls? ie: is it bent up closer to other coils or simply running in a downward scroll like all other coils? My springs aren't coated either, simply dirty steal.
     
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    In the W124 SERIES the upper end of the spring that the spring pad "threads on to " is ground flat- however the lower end just terminates as a straight "cut off " of the spiral. The "tail " sits in a specially shaped recess in the lower suspension arm.
     
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    BAD300

    BAD300 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Thanks heaps! I noticed the recessed control arm section & that prompted my question. So basically, unless you measure the height of springs against a stock set, you wouldn't know?

    In that case, I may just get them sandblasted & powder-coated so they look the part if they are checked by engineer or authorities?
     

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