Has anyone lowered there car by removing rubber shims? - Mercedes Benz SLK Forum

AMGs For those high performance Mercedes-Benz R170-SLK 32/R171-SLK 55/R172-SLK 55 cars tuned by AMG -

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
#1 Old 07-12-2008
Registered Users
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: New York City
Vehicle: 2008 SLK 55
Other Toys: *Nismo, 120 Lbs. American Staffordshire Pit Bull Terrier
Posts: 135
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 91
Thanked 25 Times in 12 Posts
Send a message via AIM to MaKEuhigh
(Thread Starter)
Has anyone lowered there car by removing rubber shims?

On the instructions on the H&R spring set, It says by removing the rubber shims, You can adjust the car height.
has anyone done this?
Does it also mean that even without lowering springs that the car can be lowered by just removing shims?
MaKEuhigh is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 Old 07-12-2008
Premium Member
 
Bernd js's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Bremen
Vehicle: 2014 SLK 55AMG Driver's Package, Performance Package
Other Toys: watches, E63 AMG 4M (W212)
Posts: 228
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Thanks: 20
Thanked 20 Times in 14 Posts
You can adjust the height of the stock car by using different shims, but don't remove them. These shims are installed to balance the options of the car. For the R171 it is only possible at the rear axle. The shims can be distinguished by nubs on it. (see photo)
1 nub 5 mm
2 nubs 9 mm
3 nubs 13 mm
4 nubs 17 mm

referred p/n:
210 325 0184
210 325 0284
210 325 0384
210 325 0484
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Gummis.jpg (26.6 KB, 14 views)


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Bernd js is offline  
The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to Bernd js For This Useful Post:
#3 Old 07-12-2008
Registered Users
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: New York City
Vehicle: 2008 SLK 55
Other Toys: *Nismo, 120 Lbs. American Staffordshire Pit Bull Terrier
Posts: 135
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 91
Thanked 25 Times in 12 Posts
Send a message via AIM to MaKEuhigh
(Thread Starter)
Thank You for the info

Thank You for the info
MaKEuhigh is offline  
 
#4 Old 07-13-2008
Registered Users

 
cyberdrakon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: SoCal, USA
Vehicle: SLK55 2006 widebody
Posts: 3,047
Country:
Chats: 7
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 55 Post(s)
Thanks: 313
Thanked 328 Times in 237 Posts
Garage
Send a message via AIM to cyberdrakon Send a message via MSN to cyberdrakon
Agreed, the shims should not be removed completely, you'd have metal to metal contact...sure to cause squeeking and groaning and allow for corrosion.

The difference between the thickest pad and thinnest is really marginal once the car is loaded down, really meant for adjustement only.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

RexAccelero.com Widebody SLK 55 AMG
THE ORIGINAL headlight housing blackout starter, Debadged, Kleyman CHMSL flasher, chromed signal bulbs,
roof module, larger AMG intake, H&R lowering springs, Custom X-pipe, 315/25/19" rear, 285/30/19" front, complete Carbon trim.
cyberdrakon is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to cyberdrakon For This Useful Post:
#5 Old 07-13-2008
aka John

 
UK-C200's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Richmond, Tx
Vehicle: LHD Black SLK350, LHD Firemist SLK55
Other Toys: Nacra F18
Posts: 13,012
Country:
Chats: 1143
Mentioned: 13 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 30 Post(s)
Thanks: 1,712
Thanked 2,920 Times in 2,028 Posts
Any idea what the "default" shims are? Does it vary by model?



UK-C200 is offline  
#6 Old 07-13-2008
dsb
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: NorCal
Vehicle: '06 slk55
Posts: 1,231
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Thanks: 69
Thanked 163 Times in 52 Posts
All SLK350/55 have these sitting on top of the rear springs. We don't have the SLK200 in the states but I believe it would be the same.
dsb is offline  
#7 Old 07-13-2008
Registered Users

 
cyberdrakon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: SoCal, USA
Vehicle: SLK55 2006 widebody
Posts: 3,047
Country:
Chats: 7
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 55 Post(s)
Thanks: 313
Thanked 328 Times in 237 Posts
Garage
Send a message via AIM to cyberdrakon Send a message via MSN to cyberdrakon
which one you get depends on a lot of factors, what options you have, what model you have, etcetera. I had the 3 nub ones on my car originally, but i used a saw and trimmed it down to the 1 nub thickness...it was a pain, i should've just bought them.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

RexAccelero.com Widebody SLK 55 AMG
THE ORIGINAL headlight housing blackout starter, Debadged, Kleyman CHMSL flasher, chromed signal bulbs,
roof module, larger AMG intake, H&R lowering springs, Custom X-pipe, 315/25/19" rear, 285/30/19" front, complete Carbon trim.
cyberdrakon is offline  
#8 Old 07-15-2008
Registered Users
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: New York City
Vehicle: 2008 SLK 55
Other Toys: *Nismo, 120 Lbs. American Staffordshire Pit Bull Terrier
Posts: 135
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 91
Thanked 25 Times in 12 Posts
Send a message via AIM to MaKEuhigh
(Thread Starter)
Thank's for the info guy's...
MaKEuhigh is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Lower Navigation
Go Back   Mercedes Benz SLK Forum > General Discussion about Mercedes Benz SLKs > AMGs

Bookmarks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Upload your files to MEGAUPLOAD
Upload your images to ImageShack

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Mercedes Benz SLK Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Any pics of lowered SLKs on stock 17s? heezyo2o SLK R171 General Discussion 19 06-23-2013 02:44 PM
Lowered slk55 - scraping the front spoiler? hairypet55 AMGs 12 06-26-2008 07:01 PM
SLK(R171) Windblocker and Rubber Mats for sale Silver_Lana Where to get R171 SLK Items 9 05-13-2008 01:53 PM
My lowered SLK350 bmwnomore SLK R171 General Discussion 35 10-05-2007 09:35 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome
 

Clubs, Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.