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Thread: Benz people! Need W124 help, E36 Coilovers?

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    What springs smd shocks are you using for the rear? I guess they must be a lot more stiffer as the standard shocks are soft and not firm at all. To get a car that low is an art!

    Post some pictures of you car with the winter set up

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    for the rear i used ta-technix (60mm shorter + 30% stiffer) and the springs are the original ones from the front JOM coilovers.

    can't provide proper shots, but here it is atm:






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    I plane on keeping my cut sport line springs. But what are the part numbers for the shorter shocks from other cars? Front and rear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Midnight View Post
    I plane on keeping my cut sport line springs. But what are the part numbers for the shorter shocks from other cars? Front and rear.
    good idea with the sportline springs, i'm running them in the front with 3 coils cutted

    about the shortest shocks, probably the shortest for the front are the BMW e36 coilovers, for the rear - oem Saab 900, the part number can be found at the previous pages...

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    I have sportline springs all round at the moment, even with the shortest spring pads it sits pretty high. Im not that keen on removing the spring pads, so ive been looking at the H&R lowering springs for the W124. I need to find out if these are stiffer than the MB sportline springs or the same. Would anyone know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Niks View Post
    I have sportline springs all round at the moment, even with the shortest spring pads it sits pretty high. Im not that keen on removing the spring pads, so ive been looking at the H&R lowering springs for the W124. I need to find out if these are stiffer than the MB sportline springs or the same. Would anyone know?
    Well you have 5 different spring rates you can get with the sport lines. There is not just on set spring. As for that I do not know what the H&R spring rate is.

    Here are the sport lines

    Front Sportline Springs
    124-321-27-04 ($NA)
    124-321-28-04 ($NA)
    124-321-29-04 ($105)
    124-321-30-04 ($105) <-- Most common for 6-cyl W124
    124-321-31-04 ($105)
    (higher number is stiffer, for heavier car)

    I used the 31-04 on mine.

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    Mine must be one of the last two for the 6 cylinder engined W124.

    Cobra also do lowering springs for 124 models, available in 2 lowering heights, 40mm all round and 60mm front and 40mm rear. Im very keen to give these 60/40mm ones a try to see how stiffer they are compared to the sportlines.

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    Mine has one coil cut as of now, it will be getting 1 to 2 more cut soon.


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    as i said, i'm with 3 coils cutted and without any spring pads... no problems at all...

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    Quote Originally Posted by projektzwo View Post
    as i said, i'm with 3 coils cutted and without any spring pads... no problems at all...
    I am going to get the Beretta front shocks for it. Then cut the last coils.

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    for W124's:
    anyone know of any aftermarket adjustable front upper control arms? fabricated? i need one that adjusts for at least -3 negative... thanks!

    a pic of my rears:

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    any side shots? and what's your rear suspension?

    about the front ones, can't help... only know about the diy rear adjustable arms...

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    Currently I am on H&R springs, cut a half coil and blistein shocks. I got the DIY camber arms and now I'm looking for adjustable rear toe arms and front camber plates made by RDMTEK (out of production-super rare).
    Here's my only side shots atm:




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    I know I am digging up an old thread here, but I need some help haha.

    I am about to purchase the raceland coilovers and such so I can do the front...

    But what EXACTLY should I do for the rear? Am I able to use the raceland coilovers or not? Because I see that you guys are running different shocks on the rear,

    Help? More precisely what exactly are you guys running on the rear, so that I know what to purchase!

    Cheers
    Last edited by JC.; 04-22-2012 at 11:43 PM.

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    Buy a set for Compact or Z3...they have the exactly the same rear shock as the w124/201 do...

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    So I should buy a full set of BMW compact or Z3 coilovers? The fronts will work to? Sorry for my noobish questions

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    different setup altogether.

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    We never got the car totally dialed on the racelands. It worked, but never as good as I had hoped. I think in an ideal world, I would have made some kind of custom upper strut mount and not run any inboard spring, just the coilover spring like you would on a normal car. The rear is easy, use a Saab 900 (or 90 elsewhere) rear shock, cut the factory spring, or use the coilover spring, you'll be able to get as low as you want and it rides great.

    Ours is in the process of going to air ride, it's mostly done, but as with all of the other suspension related things on this car, it hasnt been easy... It still has the raceland struts up front and the saab shocks in the rear, they get plenty low.


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    i want to change my front shocks, but can't decide what to choose... i was wondering about getting struts for e36, not coilovers, will they work and are they shorter like the coilovers??

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    up on one of my W201s..
    Last edited by Gol43Doug; 05-14-2012 at 11:19 PM.

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    Hey I've been looking all over for a lowering guide for my 89 300te. Did you ever figure out the full set up to use? I've gotten a little lost through out reading this post on progress. get back at me thanx.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iam138 View Post
    We never got the car totally dialed on the racelands. It worked, but never as good as I had hoped. I think in an ideal world, I would have made some kind of custom upper strut mount and not run any inboard spring, just the coilover spring like you would on a normal car. The rear is easy, use a Saab 900 (or 90 elsewhere) rear shock, cut the factory spring, or use the coilover spring, you'll be able to get as low as you want and it rides great.

    Ours is in the process of going to air ride, it's mostly done, but as with all of the other suspension related things on this car, it hasnt been easy... It still has the raceland struts up front and the saab shocks in the rear, they get plenty low.

    wait, you are in oregon? where are you located? i'd like to come check out your 300e. i have a 93 3.2 that i am about to start suspension on.

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    I'm in Bend.

    Car looks like this now, air made a big difference...


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    it's... beauti-hnnng


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    Hey guys,
    Sorry for gravedigging but I'm wondering if anyone has access to these strut mounts? Maybe we can see if they'd fit for our vehicles w little modification to the upper plate.

    http://www.vacmotorsports.com/catalo...treettrack.htm

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