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Old 09-14-2016, 06:05 AM   #1
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Converting Airbag to Coilovers

Anyone done this? Not 100% happy with my factory airbags & considering switching over to an adjustable shock/coilover set up.





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Old 09-18-2016, 12:28 PM   #2
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You might check on the W220 forum, '99 - '06 S class. Many of those cars are having failed airmatic systems now that they are 10+ years old. Some owners might be making that switch.
I believe you will get much more body roll with 4 "independently" sprung corners. Vibe isolation will be less effective also, especially with those 20" wheels. Weight transfer, during acceleration and braking, will also be affected but maybe only noticeable if you are a "spirited" driver. Does your '06 have 3 suspension settings?

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FYI Arnott https://www.arnottindustries.com/ offers a conversion kit, additional discount may apply for forum members https://mbworld.org/forums/private.p...newpm&u=226618
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I bought my car last year on Sunday, Monday it was dropped off to my buddy's shop for a coilover swap (nothing was wrong with my Air) I just wanted to get rid of the garbage Airmatic, best mod I have done on my CLS so far





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My air suspension on the rear is on the going bad. What brands for the conversion do you guys consider?
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Air suspension is the only reason why I opt to buy a Mercedes vs. other comparable cars lacking it. The ride is smoother and you don't feel the road vibrations...

My dash cam with vibration sensor never registers false accident-recording when using it in my airmatic ride, but it captures many false ones when used in other coil equipped cars. I have to decrease the sensitivity of the dash cam sensor at that point.

Arnott is the way to go if repairs needed.
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For both repairs and conversions and as Kain78 said:
https://www.arnottindustries.com/
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Worth it to mention that others had good experience with rebuildmastertech.com too
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I bought my car last year on Sunday, Monday it was dropped off to my buddy's shop for a coilover swap (nothing was wrong with my Air) I just wanted to get rid of the garbage Airmatic, best mod I have done on my CLS so far





Looks good! What Coilover set did you go with? Did you have to modify any hardware to install? Camber kit? Electronic bypass module install to rid "Visit Workshop" warning?

My rear is sagging so I was thinking the same.
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I've been looking into this for a few friends. Many people I know have s classes from the early 2000's that look like lowriders right now. I've been urging them to try it. Honestly the airmatic on my cls isn't all that "Plush" if you ask me will springs make it that much worse?
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