[200q20v] Suspension advice for a wagon

Shayne thequattroking at yahoo.com
Thu Jan 10 12:12:44 EST 2002

This has been a concern of mine as I recently had custom made springs and
custom valved HDs for my 280 SEL.  I have yet to drive it as I am now trying
to rig a Big Red setup.  I guess time will tell.  I will let you know how
they seat of the pants dyno works...although Bilstein graciously offered to
"work with me"...

Shayne P.

1972 MB 280 SEL 4.5
1984 4ksq
1986 MB 560 SEL
1991 v8q5
1991 200q Sedan
1992 S4

Parting:  1972 Mercedes Benz 280 SE 4.5

> And just what would you order a "custom-valver" to do with the "shock dyno"
> info that you have paid dearly for?
> You can not sucessfully tune the rebound damping of a shock independent of
> the spring/mass/friction of the suspension system, in part because
> mechanical friction adds to the shock's damping.  Sounds like the rapid
> wallet lightening will quickly heighten the sensitivity of the seat of the
> pants dyno, thus justifying the grin.

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