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Old 07-12-2019, 03:29 AM
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Going back to airmatic suspension from coils!

Hey I just bought another amg, I had a w211 e63 which had the bags on it which felt amazing and comfortable along with being able to lower it and raise it that airmatic is really great for the ride but I just bought this w211 e55 amg today and the owner had changed the bags to coils and I HATE THE COILS just kills the car it isnít comfy and Iím worried about scraping and going up and down my drive way ect.

looks alright for being lowered but itís rubbing on the tire and I know airmatic wouldnít even do that I just want to know how much $$$ AND what to do to go back to airmatic suspension! I need this e55 to feel like the amazing comfy super-sedan it is!

ALSO!! I know the stock airmatic has issues so if thereís an after market one that works and fits exactly like the stock ones and FEELS like the stock ones but more reliable please let me know about it thanks!!!

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It depends how the previous owner removed it. I watched a youtube video of someone doing the conversion. They cut all the air lines out, cut electrical connectors, removed the pump and every possible component and made a total mess of it. It could be a nice tidy re-installation or a total nightmare. Arnotts have a good warranty or buy any of them from FCP but none of them are 100% reliable.

Can you raise the coilovers to stop rubbing? It won't fix your comfort issue but at least one problem could be solved.
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A lot of W211 AMG owners give the airmatic suspension a bad wrap, but it's good see that some of us like it, and want to convert it back to stock.
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It depends how the previous owner removed it. I watched a youtube video of someone doing the conversion. They cut all the air lines out, cut electrical connectors, removed the pump and every possible component and made a total mess of it. It could be a nice tidy re-installation or a total nightmare. Arnotts have a good warranty or buy any of them from FCP but none of them are 100% reliable.

Can you raise the coilovers to stop rubbing? It won't fix your comfort issue but at least one problem could be solved.
Gezz that sound like a damn mess I have to check it out today Iím really hoping he didnít cut anything that is gonna be a nightmare
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Are you still in contact with the previous owner? Find out how they did the job.

What coilovers are they? Some are softer than others and if the previous owner slammed the car they might be on the hardest setting. Any pics? It might be a simple case of buying new struts and plugging it all back in. Of course the PO might have switched because there were faults and leaks rather than for purely performance reasons.
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Gezz that sound like a damn mess I have to check it out today Iím really hoping he didnít cut anything that is gonna be a nightmare

AYYY I just checked it and the lines for the front are still there!!! Iím super excited I was super nervous about that lol! Idk how to check the back ones but if I look under will I be able to see the pump?
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Are you still in contact with the previous owner? Find out how they did the job.

What coilovers are they? Some are softer than others and if the previous owner slammed the car they might be on the hardest setting. Any pics? It might be a simple case of buying new struts and plugging it all back in. Of course the PO might have switched because there were faults and leaks rather than for purely performance reasons.
I canít really see them because if it being lowered but I just see the top itís purple , and I remember the last owner telling me itís the only company that sells somthing for the computer to work with the springs without getting the air light

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I canít really see them because if it being lowered but I just see the top itís purple , and I remember the last owner telling me itís the only company that sells somthing for the computer to work with the springs without getting the air light

Itís arnott
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Could be KW, they use purple. In any case you should be able to play around with the damping and height to make it more comfortable. A lot of coilover owners have said it can still give a nice comfortable ride. Might be worth exploring before making the final decision.
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Could be KW, they use purple. In any case you should be able to play around with the damping and height to make it more comfortable. A lot of coilover owners have said it can still give a nice comfortable ride. Might be worth exploring before making the final decision.
Yeah but it wonít beat the lowering and raising on the spot features
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The only complain I have is the pano roof makes more noise and more careful in speed bump. But in long term, I don't worry the failure.
I major reason I convert it when I left my car for 3 days, it actually sit extremely low. I didn't want to get stuck in a business trip.
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Yeah but it wonít beat the lowering and raising on the spot features
I totally agree. I use the raise function all the time. Very helpful for fitting jacks underneath too.
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15 years on the same bags - - - this post will probably put the kibosh on them, so I'm ordering a set of Arnott's to keep on the shelf (maybe in the boot)
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When you remove the entire system and install proper, non-slammed bull****, it works very well when converted.

When you slam a car and change the normal geometry because of that change, the car will not ride or handle well.

There is a vast difference between a thought out modification with proper engineering, and a hack.
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so at this point...unless you're able to find a full setup from someone where who is going to coils...it'll be pretty expensive to buy many of these parts new or in pieces. what you could possibly do is add aftermarket air to your coilovers. it won't be self leveling unless you purchase that kit, but its doable. i myself enjoy airmatic, but weigh your options...hopefully all they did was remove the shocks and bypass the electrical connectors. best of luck!
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if kw they are expensive and good if i where you i would try to adjust them and see what is all the hype about them and share with us the feedback you might like them
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if kw they are expensive and good if i where you i would try to adjust them and see what is all the hype about them and share with us the feedback you might like them
He said they are arnott's, not KW.
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He said they are arnott's, not KW.
I missed that part
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