Newbie and issues with air suspension

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by NickAMG, Apr 17, 2014.

  1. NickAMG

    NickAMG New Member

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    hi all..

    Newbie time... Nick here from the UK... having chopped in my BMW M3 for a AMG i have to say OMG what a beast ..

    However it seems she has decided to tell me that her air suspension[​IMG] is faulty and looking like its gonna cost way upwards of £700 to get it sorted..

    My question is has anyone switch to standard shocks and springs?

    if so...

    Which type?
    Cost?
    how do get round telling the car[​IMG] it hasnt got air suspension?

    or should i just get my wallet out?

    also is there anyone out there selling the software i can load onto my laptop to do my own techi bits?

    thanks all
     
  2. miro

    miro Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Test drive a used car with normal springs and see if you like the ride.
     
  3. AMGeed

    AMGeed MB Club Veteran

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    Welcome to the forum Nick.

    Whereabouts in the UK are you? Your best bet is to let a good indi check out your suspension for you and advise on the fault and possible repair cost.

    If it's air suspension struts required, they can be bought from the following outlet
    AMG: Mercedes E-Class W211/S211 shock-absorbing strut AMG front left

    If it's the pump, there are quite a few advertised on ebay uk.
     
  4. Alps

    Alps MB Club Veteran

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    depending on where you are I would get it on a ramp and checked by a MB specialist.

    did the people who checked say what was actually wrong?

    IMO Air suspension is one of the highlights of the E55, ability to raise the car has probably saved my sump many times. Personally on the UK roads, I would not go to the coil over setup which can be done.
     

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