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Ride Height

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My 65 230 SL sits with what apprears to be a noticable nose up postition. If the front were about 2" lower it would look nicer. The Aug 69 Tabeilenbuch lists three sets of front springs. Normal: 110 324 08 04 this is listed elswhere as 113... 113 321 04 04. Special: 113 321 05 34. Does anyone know the difference. It is not listed in the book by height. There seems to be version of each I, II, III & IV for different applications, e.g. w/AC. Any help out there as to which would lower my front-end?

Any chance the front is correct and the rear is sitting too low? I had that problem on my 1966 230SL and I replaced the rear compensator spring, it improved the handling and lifted the rear up at the same time. It took a while to get used to it sitting higher in the rear, but eventually I realized that it was SUPPOSED to be at that height and I had just gotten used to it sitting lower. Just a thought.

Are you sure that your car's problem is on the front? If It has the rear central silent-block "Gummilager, Hinterachsträgerbefestigung" in bad condition, the back of the car is lower than normal, and It gives to the car the nose up position. I noticed this effect when I changed the damaged silent-block of my car (part nº: 110 350 0675). Now the car position is O.K.
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