Front Suspension updates

Bernie Benz b.benz at
Fri May 23 06:37:58 EDT 2003

The 200 Bentley, 40.13, Fig 5 shows the 3 damper rings and how to
diferentiate among them. 19mm, 15mm(441 411 109), and 9mm.  I don't have the
other two part numbers.


> From: DasWolfen at
> Date: Fri, 23 May 2003 01:06:15 EDT
> To: b.benz at
> Cc: 200q20v at
> Subject: Re: Front Suspension updates
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> In a message dated 5/22/03 10:48:39 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> b.benz at writes:
>> Thanks for the info, Keith.
>> As I recall, the 200 damping ring was made in 3 thicknesses, to allow side
>> to side leveling of the front suspension static ride height.
>> Please refresh my memory, what is the ECS system?
>> Bernie
> The ECS camber correction system replaces the oem concave support with a
> custom support that has an offset location for the upper strut mount. It uses
> a
> trimmed oem upper spring seat to allow everything to fit correctly.
> I agree that in 90% of the cases camber correction can be achieved without
> the use of an aftermarket system of this type but for those cars that cant
> this system is a fairly cheap and elegant solution. I have one V8 in the shop
> on
> a regular basis with a stock suspension that's at the limit of its adjustment,
> if it were lowered it would definitely need such a system.
> I checked the damper ring listing in both the US and Euro ETKA and there's
> no mention of differing thickness, perhaps they stopped supplying them.
> Keith

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