2010 E350 CDI Coupe - lowering springs

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Hi guys, fairly new to the Mercedes world & looking for advice regarding lowering springs & any issues people have had lowering theirs when running 19inch wheels. The car has electronic damping which is putting me off the expensive coilover route!! Sorry if this has already been asked
 

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Hi, Marc and welcome, I've got a 2011 E class coupe 350 cdi on 19s and lowered with H&R springs, no problems whatsoever. :)
 

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You say electronic damping, do you mean the car has airmatic suspension?
 
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Hi, Marc and welcome, I've got a 2011 E class coupe 350 cdi on 19s and lowered with H&R springs, no problems whatsoever. :)
Perfect, I wasn't sure if a possible 30mm drop on the back end would be too much and cause rubbing issues
 
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You say electronic damping, do you mean the car has airmatic suspension?
No mate, I can't remember what mercedes call it, has the shocks with electrical connector for adaptive damping, definitely not air.
 

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It might have the sports / dynamic handling package which (apparently) does change suspension settings and response (as well as gear shift speed and Change up settings)

I have it on mine - it's does firm the ride up a little it feels like

Whether changing and lowering the car will impact it / bugga that up I can't comment, but check the spec sheet for the car and perhaps others can then advise.

It's not airmatic, that much I do know.....
 
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It might have the sports / dynamic handling package which (apparently) does change suspension settings and response (as well as gear shift speed and Change up settings)

I have it on mine - it's does firm the ride up a little it feels like

Whether changing and lowering the car will impact it / bugga that up I can't comment, but check the spec sheet for the car and perhaps others can then advise.

It's not airmatic, that much I do know.....
Yeah that's the one!! It definitely makes the ride a little firmer, coilover route is stupidly expensive, so trying to find other people who have used just springs & kept the original shocks. Lol
 

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Yep, like i said Marc, had mine fitted at Demon Tweeks
18 months ago, cost me £300 all in, including full Hunter wheel alignment, the springs alone where £160.
Never had a moment's trouble with them, no rubbing, bottoming out or anything that's with 8.5x19 on the front and 9.5x19 on the rear. Go for it, looks loads better. :) H&R springs are probably the best you can get. :)
 
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Thanks mate, that's the same size wheels I have front & back with et40 using 235/35/19 front & 265/30/19, I was only really worried about the back as it looked like the tyre would hit the arch if it dropped nearly 30mm, but thanks for the reassurance! Lol
 

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Yep, like i said Marc, had mine fitted at Demon Tweeks
18 months ago, cost me £300 all in, including full Hunter wheel alignment, the springs alone where £160.
Never had a moment's trouble with them, no rubbing, bottoming out or anything that's with 8.5x19 on the front and 9.5x19 on the rear. Go for it, looks loads better. :) H&R springs are probably the best you can get. :)
Come on Tony, unlike you to miss the chance to post some photos! ;)
 


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