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#1 Old 09-14-2012
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Has anyone lowered their R170? I would like to do mine, if so what kit did you use? How easy was it? What did you have to alter? Pictures? What was the final price..../: Thank you-Brad
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I spend about 1k in parts, lowered it almost 2 inches with different pads, H&R springs and Bilstein sport shocks, ill be upgrading probably to a euro bilstein coilover kit though
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Hey gakz, nice to see you back
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I did the H&R sport springs with #2 pads all the way around. I installed custom made rear adjustable camber arms, doing the shocks this summer.
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I already have bilsteins on it; what do you mean by pads?
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The springs have pads on the top of them, you only can see them during the removal of the spring. There are 4 sizes.. 1,2,3,4. The pics I sent in a PM are using 2 in back and 1 in front if I remember correctly. You have may have bilsteins but bilstein sports will give better performance than the OEM equivalent.

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The springs have pads on the top of them, you only can see them during the removal of the spring. There are 4 sizes.. 1,2,3,4. The pics I sent in a PM are using 2 in back and 1 in front if I remember correctly. You have may have bilsteins but bilstein sports will give better performance than the OEM equivalent.

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Hi guys,
Where can I get these pads? I wanna lower my 2004 SLK230 too :-)
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I got mine from the dealer, they are cheap money.
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if anyone is interested in a set of h&r lowering springs with bilstein HD struts, I may have a set with less than 6,000 miles on them available
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I Have been doing a little research and have pretty much decided on the H&R lowering springs and Koni sport-yellow shock/strut set. will cost just under 1k. I also want to play with the pads to get it to a level ride rather than the slight rear lift it has.
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I Have been doing a little research and have pretty much decided on the H&R lowering springs and Koni sport-yellow shock/strut set. will cost just under 1k. I also want to play with the pads to get it to a level ride rather than the slight rear lift it has.
I have my h&r springs available for sale, PM me
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Interested in the Bilstein struts and H&R springs if they're still around...?

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Interested in the Bilstein struts and H&R springs if they're still around...?

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they are still for sale, PM me
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