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Old 08-31-2018, 10:47 PM
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I have a 2006 E500 4matic with airmatic and I'm tired of wasting money on the air suspension . Has anyone converted to regular steel suspension on one of these with out the $1,700 kit?
i was a MB tech from 2001 until 2014 and i believe that the front coilovers from a E350 will fit right in only issue is 6 cylinder springs might lower the front a little bit which won't be a deal breaker. The rear i can either go with the $200 conversion kit or change the spring perch / lower control arm to non airmatic ones and use factory springs? or voght springs all around I don't recall ever seeing a 500 4matic without airmatic. Version code airmatic out and hope for the best... thanks
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You are overthinking this. Run the spring table manually in EPC and you'll be in good shape to select a suitable spring.

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Unfortunately I donít have access to epc anymore. I left Mercedes-Benz about 6 years ago. The problem Iím running into is the e500 4matic only came through the factory with airmatic. Is there something I donít know?
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You can get a subscription to an online EPC. I think it's around $75 a year.
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Or buy the knock off DVD on eBay for around $10. Be careful of which one you get though, sometimes they have malware. But then you'd have WIS and EPC. Got a copy a while ago, but I just poke around with it and can barely use it for my own purposes.
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The structure of 4matic airmatic rear suspension is same as RWD E350/320/300.
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Yes it is the only difference is the rear lower control arms are different from the airmatic vs steel springs.
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Or buy the knock off DVD on eBay for around $10. Be careful of which one you get though, sometimes they have malware. But then you'd have WIS and EPC. Got a copy a while ago, but I just poke around with it and can barely use it for my own purposes.
I bought one of those and it almost bricked my computer due to some issue with the remote desktop interface. My housemate is much more computer savvy than I am and it took him about 3 hours to get it working again. I was ready to just reinstall Windows and call it a day.

Personally, I'd avoid the Ebay ones.
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I bought one of those and it almost bricked my computer due to some issue with the remote desktop interface. My housemate is much more computer savvy than I am and it took him about 3 hours to get it working again. I was ready to just reinstall Windows and call it a day.

Personally, I'd avoid the Ebay ones.
It must just be the luck of the draw then. The one I got was fine.
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I bought one of those and it almost bricked my computer due to some issue with the remote desktop interface. My housemate is much more computer savvy than I am and it took him about 3 hours to get it working again. I was ready to just reinstall Windows and call it a day.

Personally, I'd avoid the Ebay ones.
I had very bad experience with download version from ebay 3 weeks ago. Took me 3 hours to get my pc back to normal. The seller refunded money.

Now Iím worry, I just purchased DVD version and should be coming next week. I may need to install on pc that has nothing other than OS only. Just in case i need to re-image the pc back.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-2017-Me...IAAOSwnNBXUAEF

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I had very bad experience with download version from ebay 3 weeks ago. Took me 3 hours to get my pc back to normal. The seller refunded money.

Now Iím worry, I just purchased DVD version and should be coming next week. I may need to install on pc that has nothing other than OS only. Just in case i need to re-image the pc back.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-2017-Me...IAAOSwnNBXUAEF
The one I used wasn't a download version. They sent me a bunch of burned CDs. I still have them and have been thinking about trying to install them again on the garage computer. It's an old POS that has nothing of importance on it so a fresh Windows install on it is no big deal.
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I'll try on new dell desktop with win10 and see what happen.
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