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Old 08-17-2004, 04:11 PM   #1
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Lowering SBC on a SL600 (I mean ABC lowering)

Hi, has anyone on this board lowered their SL (500, 55, or 600) to European specs via StarDiagnostic before? I want to know if a 1.25" drop from Canadian specs would be advisable. I do not want rubbing problems.
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Old 08-17-2004, 04:19 PM   #2
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You mean ABC - SBC is the "brake by wire" system Mercedes think is great but we know differently, don't we?
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Old 08-17-2004, 06:47 PM   #3
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You mean ABC - SBC is the "brake by wire" system Mercedes think is great but we know differently, don't we?
Yes, I mean ABC... On the topic of SBC, I find it works as well as can be; confident short stops from high speed. Then again, I do not have any comparison to say a Porche 911 turbo.

So, anyone has experience with ABC lowering with the StarDiagnostic machine?
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Hi, has anyone on this board lowered their SL (500, 55, or 600) to European specs via StarDiagnostic before? I want to know if a 1.25" drop from Canadian specs would be advisable. I do not want rubbing problems.
I have actually done that. Mercedes lowered the car, but the US software will not allow to lower it by that much (1.25") unless the tech overrides it (by lowering the control voltages).

We have a SL55 which also has slightly different suspension software settings than a regular SL. Have 19" Brabus Monoblock VI & Bridgestone Potenzas mounted (f/r at 25mm offset). No rubbing or any other issues as the car is still at euro stock height rather lowered more aggressively (for that get the Carlsson module).

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Lowered my car using Kleemann lowering module (1.5 inches).
With 19 rims there is no rubbing at all,car is more stable at high speed.
BTW,all work performed by my Dealer.
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I agree. The lowering modules are the way to go. I have a Brabus lowering module on my CL55 (7/8" lower) with 19" rims and the stance is agressive and the ride is still very comfortable.
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Old 08-19-2004, 01:24 AM   #7
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Thank you for all your input. I am getting the SL600 lowered to "Europeon Specs" which is about 1.25" lower than stock. After the mod, the gap between the fender and the tire will be about 0.75". The lowering will be done by a MB tech using StarDiagnostic.

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