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The front end on my 2001 SLK 230 seems way too low. The tires are almost hitting the inside of the wheel wells. I replaced the struts last fall with Bilsteins and that helped a little but now it seems way to low and looks really messed up. I am thinking of replacing the coil springs with BOGE.
Does that seem like the right thing to do to correct this? The car has standard suspension and hasn't been lowered. Can I replace those myself?
 

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Front End Pics

I took a few pictures of the front end but I dont know how to get them on here. I have a picture of the front straight on to show the height, a side picture of how the tire sits insode the wheel well, and a picture I took by putting the camera under the car and shooting up to show the spring. I can email them to you or post them here if I figure it out.
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go advanced and then manage attachments and upload
 

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Stock wheels and regular tire. I don't think there has been anything changed from the original suspension package.
 

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Okay stock wheels and tires, when I bought my 2001 someone had rotated the tires and the rear wheels and tires were one the front and there was a rub in a sharp turn until I got the wheels and tires in the correct places. I was just checking if this could havde happen to you.
 

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The front rims are 7.5 inches and the rear tims are 8.5 inches if the are 16 inch rims. They are marked on the back of a spoke on each rim. The offset is also different for the front and the rears.
 

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How about a side profile shot of the entire vehicle? Hard to judge from the photos so far.
 

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I'm sure the front end is too low. I have compared it to other SLKs and the clearance between the tires ans the wheel wells is much less on my car. Those pictures don't really give a good description. I don't know how to upload any pictures here.

Lets just assume that the front end is too low. Could that be from worn springs, or could it be something else. I did replace the struts last year which helped for a while.

Thanks for the help.
 

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Is this the right rim for the front of a 2001 SLK 230?

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I lloked around and found a pdf with all the parts for an SLK (pretty nice). It shows this rim number (A 170 401 02 02)to be from a 98-99, and that an 01 should have 208 401 09 02. Does anyone know if there is a difference in size between those two rims?
 
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