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C32 tired suspension. What to replace with?

Discussion in 'AMG' started by Dazzler, Jul 25, 2018.

  1. Dazzler

    Dazzler Senior Member

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    I've been reading online about what to do.....
    Coilovers seem to be a hard ride from what people say.
    Shocks and lower springs seem to bottom out the shocks.
    C55 front set up sounds ok but Merc won't sell them to me without a reg and also say they can't be returned if any issues due to a non standard fit........ what to do?
    Any experience gratefully received.
    I'm after better handling but do not want to lose my fillings lol
     
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    Dazzler Senior Member

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    Also it's an estate C32.
     
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    If they do them I would go for Koni FSD shocks with H&R Springs

    You could also put your number plate in ECP web site to see if they have options, they import H&R.

    H&R do "comfort" coilovers as well as sports
     
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    KW V3's will transform the way it drives. I don't think C55 set up will feel worth the expense. I've owned a C55 estate, and it felt exactly the same as my C32 in the suspension area.
    I swapped my SLK55 suspension for the KW kit and it was a revelation! It was firmer in the ride, and did become a little wearing over a 350 mile trip, but to be fair the seats were very thin in the base. The improvement in the handling made it sooo worth it though!
     
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    Good quality kit KW
     
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    Dazzler

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    Many thanks for the heads up Uncle, will have a look these.
     
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    Agreed KW kit best way forward
     

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