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Lowering a CLK55

Discussion in 'Suspension, Steering & Brakes' started by rlw, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. rlw

    rlw Senior Member

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    Your Mercedes:
    CLK55
    IF I wanted to lower my car, which specialist do I approach. I'm not just going to stick on a set of lowering springs but want to do the job properly so probably new springs and dampers and a proper alignment to take the new setup into account. And I would want to retain a degree of comfort too so ending up with a car which corners a bit flatter and doesn't dive under serious braking, but not a go-kart.

    Bear in mind that I used to drive a lowered GT3 and I know what hard suspension is - when people say CLK55 suspension is hard I can only laugh.....

    I have looked on the web and it is not encouraging.
     
  2. whitenemesis

    whitenemesis Senior Member

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    You could speak with Olly at PCS in Horndean. He has extensive experience in fitting coil-overs and lowering kits to many Mercs. I had my S203 done by him, fantastic job!
    From Olly's I went directly to Wheels in Motion, Chesham. Recognised as the experts in suspension geometry. They also know Mercs very well and have massive knowledge around suspension set-ups.
     
  3. JBell

    JBell Senior Member

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    Your Mercedes:
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    Different ways of doing it:

    1. New OEM shocks with lowering springs
    2. Coilovers
    3. Just springs
    4. New upgraded shocks with lowering springs

    Add upgraded ARB's with poly bushes
    Add upgraded poly bushes to existing ARB's

    I can supply all H&R products
     
  4. andy@pcd-ltd

    andy@pcd-ltd Guest

    I think the other deciding factor would be what is your budget as well.
     

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