Mercedes W201 / W124 coilover set – MTSGWMB01

Mercedes from the ’80s and’ 90s are synonymous of an extremaly reliable cars. Relatively simple mechanically constructions and angular design tempting with its timelessness make these prestigious cars still popular. Among model lovers there are many people who, along with giving their cars a new life, give them a bit more contemporary character and bring them closer to the ground. In contrast to its main competitor, BMW, Mercedes stylistically had little to do with dynamics. Rather, these cars were chosen as taxis rather than sports cars. However, also from this environment we heard signals about the need for sports suspensions. We’ve had lowering kits in our offer for a long time. However, users’ appetite was not fully satisfied.

One of a kind coilover set

Our kit evolved the MTSGWMB01 coilover suspension. W201 and W124 have quite unusual, although characteristic for Mercedes from that era, suspension design. The most widespread solution is the McPherson at the front, and the spring and damper are separate elements on the rear axle. In Mercedes, the latter occurs on both axles! Has this unusual solution made it difficult to create the suspension? No. Our designers managed to cope with this asignment, creating a set that allows even such a structurally solved car to be lowered.

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MTSGWMB01 set

When you buy the MTSGWMB01 kit, you get 4 sport shock absorbers, 4 springs and 4 specially designed height adjustments. After all, this is the pillar of the whole idea of the coilover suspension. Without these small elements, it would be impossible to adjust the height of the car to your liking. The great role of this small component is emphasized by the fact that the rear adjustment has been redesigned so that changing the height of the car gives even better results. The optimization of its shape, combined with the extension of the working length of the thread, significantly increases the range of the change of car height.

Height adjustment

Redesigned height adjustment widens the range of changing the height of rear axle.

For those for whom the coilover suspension for the W201 and W124 is confusingly similar to the lowering kit, we hurry to explain that this similarity is deceptive. The addition of height adjustment was not the only change. What you cannot see at first glance is the redesigned front shock absorber. The result of a series of tests and meticulous calculations by our designers is the design of the front shock absorber with an even shorter stroke of work. This allows to work even more efficiently, even with maximum lowering. And it is significant, even reaching the level of -75mm for the front axle. The use of other springs, structurally adapted to the specifics of the coilover suspensions, is also obvious. Although this is ‘different’ than the other sets, it is still a full-fledged coilover suspension. So it had to have what the other sets from our offer have. Therefore, the springs for the MTSGWMB01 were naturally made by Eibach for us. However, here the engineering loop effectively influenced the development of the kit. The new design of the springs in the form of a reduction in their free length is a straight path to the desired intensive lowering. The closure of the entire process was the optimization of the shape of the rear spring so that it perfectly harmonized with the redesigned rear height adjustment.

Eibach springs

New design of the springs, made by Eibach.

MTSGWMB01 is currently the only coilover suspension for Mercedes in our offer. Certainly not the last. And already extremely popular. The demand for this set is consistently high. This contributed to placing it high in the queue of sets awaiting TÜV certification. The test process was successful and the suspension already has a certificate that can be downloaded by any user from our website.

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Mercedes W201 / W124 coilover set - MTSGWMB01
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Mercedes W201 / W124 coilover set - MTSGWMB01
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A detailed description of a MTSGWMB01 coilover suspension for Mercedes W201 / W124, with changes that has appeared in its design
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