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Old 11-05-2021, 06:08 PM
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Progress. Nice to see you brought a decent car back from the edge.
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Old 11-05-2021, 07:00 PM
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I put coilovers on my X and lowered it 2". This required putting adjustable control arms on it so it could be aligned to spec.

I am having trouble finding these items anywhere online. Maybe Australia does not have them. I can get a full set of Coil oers that allow me a 3" lower or raise of the car.
Thank you for sharing though I appreciate all information.
If you lower on coil overs, would that make the springs softer as they are in a less compressed state on the front?
Do you have a picture of the 2" drop profile?


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Old 11-05-2021, 07:03 PM
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I would like to go lower with this, but then it would need coilovers, so for now it's good.

Only the rear adjustment is the usual culprit on these. Front camber is easy to adjust from the front shock absorber lower mounting point.

Thank you for taking the time to show me those pictures. I think it makes a nice difference. Did you change the rims from the factory 19" to brand name 20" as well or just different 19"?
I am looking at putting on the factory 20" staggered "Y" style of an E70. My current fit is all the same size rim front and rear five spoke 19".
My suspension change will be either a full set of coil over or just springs as you have done. Depends greatly on the shock absorbers condition when we look into it.
How far do you think your modification would work as in past a 35mm lower spring?

I know, many questions and I am probably a PITA, but help is where you find it.


Thanks Jeff


Oh, you mentioned some modifications to the W124 bolt and X53 hole, can you tell me what needs to be done?

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Both of the set's in pictures are 20". Going more lower than the 35mm, W124 bolt won't be enough, then camber kit's come in...


Mercedes bolt is way too long for starter. I had to do more thread for the bolt and lengthen groove for eccentric washer. Bolt hole need's to be widen to make room for the bigger eccentric to work.
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Old 11-07-2021, 01:06 AM
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Finally got around to installing a new power steering pressure hose. Was easier than I expected, since I could access the steering rack end banjo bolt after removing the right front splash guard (above front axle). I was thinking I would need to remove reinforcement plate.... but nope.
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Old 11-07-2021, 12:25 PM
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I am having trouble finding these items anywhere online. Maybe Australia does not have them. I can get a full set of Coil oers that allow me a 3" lower or raise of the car.
Thank you for sharing though I appreciate all information.
If you lower on coil overs, would that make the springs softer as they are in a less compressed state on the front?
Do you have a picture of the 2" drop profile?


Cheers, Jeff
Here's a photo showing the drop. I used BC Coilovers. I got one of the control arms from Russia. The other, toe arm I got was Megan Racing. I purchased both on Ebay. FCP sells the BC's, but so do a lot of others. I think you can buy direct from BC, but the shipping is probably a killer to Australia.
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Old 11-07-2021, 12:39 PM
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Wow when wife's car was that low was when the air spring popped.
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Wow when wife's car was that low was when the air spring popped.
Since I don't go off road with it, I decided I would improve the handling by lowering the center of gravity. She is much more "planted" like this. Ramps I used to take at 80 mph would be close to the edge with the higher ride height. Now, it's like riding on rails. Someday when I have the money I want to put 18" wheels and wider tires on it.
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I have a spare set of 18s. Nice model also. I bought for wife's old e53 but I put on stock tires before we sold it. I may use for a second set so I can upgrade tires and keep the current set for emergencies but I could see turning the spares into down payment toward the tires.
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I have a spare set of 18s. Nice model also. I bought for wife's old e53 but I put on stock tires before we sold it. I may use for a second set so I can upgrade tires and keep the current set for emergencies but I could see turning the spares into down payment toward the tires.
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