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Hi All,

Whilst I'm really enjoying my SLK, the country lanes and roads here in Devon are, to put it mildly, in need of a great deal of surface work, resulting in a very bumpy ride, it's fine on main roads, but the side roads are a bugger. As a veteran member of the forum, I'm seeking a little more comfort in my older years and while I can't repair the roads, I thought that maybe I should replace the suspension and springs, but my garage say there OK. Nonetheless if anyone knows of anything that will give a softer ride please let me know. I'm also looking to replace the foam in the seat squabs and would welcome any recommendations as to the best type of foam to use.

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Has your suspension been lowered? If you check out threads started by wineprovider - he had the same problem, and fitted standard springs.






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Hi, Thanks for the help Guys, will investigate and let you know how I get on.

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