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Old 11-07-2018, 07:15 PM
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Where can I find lowering springs for a w212 (E-550 4-Matic)?
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Old 11-08-2018, 06:41 PM
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Where can I find lowering springs for a w212 (E-550 4-Matic)?
Do you have Airmatic? If you have Airmatic, you can just throw some lowering links on it. I have a set I never used because mine is non-Airmatic.

If yours is like mine, none Airmatic, I put a set of Vogtland springs and I am VERY satisfied with the results. Some people prefer HR springs which Iím sure are fantastic too.

I ordered mine mine off of eBay for under $200 and installed them myself with help from a mechanic friend. Saved me like $300-400 in labor.


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Do you have Airmatic? If you have Airmatic, you can just throw some lowering links on it. I have a set I never used because mine is non-Airmatic.

If yours is like mine, none Airmatic, I put a set of Vogtland springs and I am VERY satisfied with the results. Some people prefer HR springs which Iím sure are fantastic too.

I ordered mine mine off of eBay for under $200 and installed them myself with help from a mechanic friend. Saved me like $300-400 in labor.


Cool, thanks for replying. I called around and H&R don't make them anymore so I will checkout Vogtland. Your cars looks great, love the stance. Thanks again
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Cool, thanks for replying. I called around and H&R don't make them anymore so I will checkout Vogtland. Your cars looks great, love the stance. Thanks again
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Do you have Airmatic? If you have Airmatic, you can just throw some lowering links on it. I have a set I never used because mine is non-Airmatic.

If yours is like mine, none Airmatic, I put a set of Vogtland springs and I am VERY satisfied with the results. Some people prefer HR springs which Iím sure are fantastic too.

I ordered mine mine off of eBay for under $200 and installed them myself with help from a mechanic friend. Saved me like $300-400 in labor.


So ive had my springs for about 2 months now but have not put them on yet. What did you do to correct camber?
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So ive had my springs for about 2 months now but have not put them on yet. What did you do to correct camber?
I just took it in for an alignment. The mechanic said that the camber & caster was within specifications.
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I just took it in for an alignment. The mechanic said that the camber & caster was within specifications.

Okay thanks. Guess ill set up an appointment to have them installed. Just didnt want to be burning through tires. Hows the ride quality? BTW im in NYC with terrible roads
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Okay thanks. Guess ill set up an appointment to have them installed. Just didnt want to be burning through tires. Hows the ride quality? BTW im in NYC with terrible roads
I was really impressed with the ride quality. Not far off from stock. My E550 is riding on 30 section rubber bands but itís not harsh, just firm without the floatiness. I live in PA where the roads are hit-or-miss. Iím sure anything less than a 70ís American land yacht will ride rough in NYC! Lol
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No airmatic, and Vogtland only have lowering springs set to 1.6. That will work for the rear but It will be pushing the front. I was hoping for a 1.2 in the front.

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No airmatic, and Vogtland only have lowering springs set to 1.6. That will work for the rear but It will be pushing the front. I was hoping for a 1.2 in the front.
I also read that if your E Class has the AMG Sport Package, itís .5 inch lower that the standard suspension and you subtract that from Vogtlands 1.6 inch drop which gives you a 1.1 inch drop overall. I didnít do any measuring but it seems to be correct. So 1.6 inch drop would be for for the standard non-AMG Sport W212ís.
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Cool, great info - Thanks
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