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  1. Sprintmick

    Sprintmick Member

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    Please can someone tell me the best way to get the wifes 99 c180 lowered a bit. We have been looking to get some 17&quot; wheels fitted aswell. What is the best way to do it so it looks really good like the Amg pic Koolvin put on here? Also is there any problems with lowering that would cut out the tyres.ETC. <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=';)'>
     
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    Hi,

    There should be no rubbibg problems even if you lower and use 18's.

    I have a set of H&amp;R sport springs.

    The springs sit on pads/shims that come of varying thickness depending on yopur engine size and options (air con, power seats etc)

    I have used W210 shims you will need W210 shims if you also want that bit extra amount of lowering, you could still use your existing shims but there only like 50p each at the stealership so why not eh?

    my shims:

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    I can get you the part numbers for the W210 shims if you want.

    I also Suggest tracking and allignment after a month of having it lowered <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':)'>
     
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    Sprintmick

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    Thanks for your reply Koolvin. I can now get some prices etc and get the job arranged. One question, is that just a spring kit or does it include shorter shocks? The part No from the stealership would be welcome. Our 180 is a classic manual without aircon etc. First merc but we love it. Just hope i can afford the amg wheels,if not i'll get the intra A-line.Had a quote for these £650-£750 depending on tyre type &amp; size.Whats the best size &amp; tyre? A quiet running one if possible.
     
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    if you want to find out what pads/shims/buffers you're currently using, here's what they look like. &nbsp;This is the front suspension on my 1998 c230k:

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    That is a #3 pad. &nbsp;It basically looks the same at the rear. &nbsp;The pads go from #1 to #5, as far as I know with #1 being the thinnest and #5 being the thickest, with the increment being something like 5mm.
     
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    </span><table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td>Quote (Sprintmick @ June 02 2002,10:22)</td></tr><tr><td id="QUOTE">Thanks for your reply Koolvin. I can now get some prices etc and get the job arranged. One question, is that just a spring kit or does it include shorter shocks? The part No from the stealership would be welcome. Our 180 is a classic manual without aircon etc. First merc but we love it. Just hope i can afford the amg wheels,if not i'll get the intra A-line.Had a quote for these £650-£750 depending on tyre type &amp; size.Whats the best size &amp; tyre? A quiet running one if possible.</td></tr></table><span id='postcolor'>
    Front
    5mm ----- pad #1 210 321 01 84
    9mm ----- pad #2 210 321 02 84
    13mm ---- pad #3 210 321 03 84
    17mm ---- pad #4 210 321 04 84
    23mm ---- pad #5 210 321 05 84


    Rear
    5mm ----- pad #1 210 325 01 84
    9mm ----- pad #2 210 325 02 84
    13mm ---- pad #3 210 325 03 84
    17mm ---- pad #4 210 325 04 84

    I'd reccomend the 5mm ones 2 for rear and 2 for front.

    for tyre size depends if youre running staggered or not:

    for tyre type, id reccomend mich sport's.

    here is what OEM specs are:

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    Thanks both of you for your replies and the pictures.Very much appreciated. Cant wait to get it all done now.........Mike
     
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