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Old 04-23-2012, 03:45 PM   #79451
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kev, in reference to our fb discussion, it sounds like (from the benz forums) the stock springs are damned hearty. i'm going to order new spring seats and new shocks and bump stops and we can start there... take a coil out of each spring and see where he sits.

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The old spring (19 years old) was sent down to Coil Spring Specialties.

It was tested and the spring rate was found to be 344 lb./in.

This compares to the factory specification fo 344 lb./in. Amazing.
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Old 04-23-2012, 03:55 PM   #79452
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As said in last text. I ain't got shit going this weekend.. Road trip it is if your down.

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Old 04-23-2012, 04:04 PM   #79453
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Road trip for what?
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Old 04-23-2012, 04:06 PM   #79454
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w00t!!!

also sounds like MB springs (and springs in general) don't get THAT much softer (if any softer at all) over time.

so i'm gonna get shocks and those little spring pads and bump stops and we'll cut a coil or 1.5 and make wilhelm look sick.

then it's getting the monoblocks, pulling the tires off, selling the 2 good tires and then re-clearing them. i'll order new tires when the rims are done and i know the fitment will work (might need spacers, kinda worried about that steering arm but the 17's will be giant so i should be ok)
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Old 04-23-2012, 04:11 PM   #79455
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When are we leaving? lol
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Old 04-23-2012, 04:13 PM   #79456
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right now?
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Old 04-23-2012, 04:16 PM   #79457
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Old 04-23-2012, 04:21 PM   #79458
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lol this is why you're awesome :)

hmmm..... 6.5 hours to kentucky.....
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Old 04-23-2012, 04:26 PM   #79459
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Sounds like a day trip. We'll be back noon Sat ez mode... well maybe not cuz he'll need to be awake to give us the wheels but close enough
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Old 04-23-2012, 04:31 PM   #79460
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ya. could do a friday night run and sleep in on sat but that's a LATE night.

would be easier to get up at the asscrack of dawn and run down there and back.

i feel like we are pretty much obligated to take wilhelm :) for the "this is what those are going on" factor.
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