Lowering a w202 C230k on 18"s

Discussion in 'Wheels, Tyres, Brakes & Suspension' started by Sambo, May 14, 2016.

  1. Sambo

    Sambo Active Member

    Jul 1, 2013
    2 x MB
    Recently acquired this w202 from a fellow forum member and love it.

    It's had a thorough health check and seems to be in good shape, the plan is to give it some love and sort some body blemishes out, then get it looking a bit for to my taste.

    This is how it currently looks:

    I want it to look more like this:

    Aside from kit or facelift etc etc, the main thing to do its get it lower. I do not drive the car often so not worried about a touch of scrubbing or rough ride.

    I believe it has standard springs and lorinser(?) shocks which bring it down a bit but all need a freshen up anyway so any advice? Any recommendations for kits? Anyone got anything kicking around in their garages that may help? I don't want to cut the springs but likewise don't want to buy a kit that makes no difference.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. John Jones Jr

    John Jones Jr MB Enthusiast

    Mar 23, 2013
    London & Dublin
    Mazda MX5 10AE, W201 2.5-16, W202 230K Sport man, Honda Accord & Suzuki 'Ricer'.
    I won't fit 18''. I wouldn't even fit them if they were free.
  3. a111r

    a111r MB Enthusiast

    Aug 11, 2008
    North East London
    S123 240TD, S210 320cdi, S202 250TD.
    The easy things to do first is to check which spring pads are currently fitted.
    There are five for the front and, I think, four for the rear.
    You count the 'pips'.

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