w202 c200 espirit front springs - were these lowered?

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  1. johnnybravo

    johnnybravo New Member

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    hi guys
    my front drivers side spring is broken. before replacing it i want to know were these the sportline shocks or normal w202? my c200 espirit is on a T99 and appears to sit lower than normal elegance and classic models.

    which springs/part numbers do i need and should i replace both fronts or just the one that is broken? thanks
     
  2. Howard

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    Don't think they did Sportline versions of the W202 , only the w124 and w201.
     
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    the springs are definately different to elegance and classic models which ride higher. just need to know what part it is as the standard w202 springs wont fit.
     
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    Order the springs from your VIN number whereever you choose to buy them. Then they will be right.
     
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    The Esprit had slightly lowered suspension as standard compared to the Classic and Elegance. Replace both springs is my advice --keeps the car handling "balanced" --the other one is likely to break shortly anyway. Use the VIN as Howard suggested.
     
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    thanks guys, anybody got a part number for these springs both l and r?
     
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    Order the springs from your VIN.

    When you go to the dealer , give them your VIN , they will look up on the EPC what was fitted to your car , that way you are guaranteed the correct parts will be supplied.
     
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    howard, i'm hopefully trying NOT to have to go to the stealers..
     
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    Well , the part numbers will do you no good if you are ordering pattern parts.

    If you are buying pattern bits , you will still need to supply your VIN to the parts supplier .
     

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