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Lowering springs for 350 R172

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Looking for some feedback on either Eibach, H&R or Vogtland lowering springs, my car is already lowered 10mm and looking for another 10-15mm max, but I don't want reverse rake(lower at the rear), nor do I want a bouncy ride, can anyone give me there experiences (pros and cons) of the above products.
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Hi All,

Looking for some feedback on either Eibach, H&R or Vogtland lowering springs, my car is already lowered 10mm and looking for another 10-15mm max, but I don't want reverse rake(lower at the rear), nor do I want a bouncy ride, can anyone give me there experiences (pros and cons) of the above products.
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If you don't want reverse rake, then your best bet is a coil over kit (KWv3 is quite popular for R172s), see, for example this thread....

https://www.slkworld.com/performance...coilovers.html

If you only want the lower-cost springs, then I suggest you check out the Brabus-designed springs for the R172s. I once ordered one from an EBay seller akalincardesign, but ended up selling the springs to another SLKer here... Chris <@imagine>... Maybe he can chime in on how the Brabus springs perform on his car.

Good luck...
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Thanks for the info, I would love to do KW's, but Ive just bought a BBK and dont have those sort of funds atm,plus this car will never go on track, i have another toy for all that.
will look at the Brabus ones too, cheers.
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Ordered the H&R spring kit, not fitted as yet as waiting on the Bbk, will update once fitted.
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