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Lower or not to lower....

Should I lower the slk 230 this winter or not? The previous owner installed new bilsteins so i think i would only have to get this springs.

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/EIB-2552-140/
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Why you even asked? What you do with your car is none of other people business.
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I don't know about you, but mine is not lowered and already grounds out over some sleeping policement and other bumps. That said, I think the facelift models were lowered slightly compared with the earlier versions. All I can say is be careful if you do lower it.

If it were me I would consider the pully, and I would love the remote control top
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Those are the mods i would like to add.....The smart top installation looks kinda sketchy, I'm not really a big fan of 'scotch locking' my whole wiring harness.
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Lowered SLK is very nice !
But the decision is yours!
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