Installing KW Clubsport Coilovers on my moms C63 AMG
C63 AMG rear carpet clips
Last but not least, we put the carpet back in place and install all the clips holding it down.
Lowered C63 AMG
And that’s it! We can now enjoy our lowered, better handling C63 AMG!

Here is a list all of all the torque specs for this installation:

  • Front strut to strut tower: 24 ft lbs
  • Front strut to knuckle (top): 74 ft lbs + 90 degrees
  • Front strut to knuckle (bottom):52 ft lbs + loosen + 74 ft lbs
  • Front Sway link to strut/sway bar: 72 ft lbs
  • Rear shock top: 11 ft lbs + 26 ft lbs
  • Rear shock bottom: 41 ft lbs + 60 degrees
  • Rear LCA to knuckle: 59 ft pbs + 90 degrees
  • Rear Sway link to LCA: 15 ft lbs + 180 degrees
  • Rear Sway link to sway bar: 37 ft lbs
  • Rear Caliper: 85 ft lbs
  • Rear brake pad wear sensor connector: 5.9 ft lbs
  • Lug nuts: 95 ft lbs

How does this suspension work to convert mom’s car to drifting?  The cars overall balance is much better.  Body roll, dive and squat are greatly reduced as is understeer. All of this makes the car much easier to drift, especially once we adjusted the damping. The car is still big and heavy but it can now drift without so much of the weight transfer tricks that we were using.  As another plus, the car is greatly improved for grip driving as well. As a mom plus factor, the ride quality can also be adjusted to be smoother than stock!

Please don’t tell my mom what we are doing, she is going to kill me!

Sources

KW Suspension

5 comments

  1. Mercs make for a great drifting car base, they normally have huge caster from the factory, Merc is all about that highway stability.

    But welding the diff on moms car… ouf.

  2. I truly love the idea of an automatic car with a welded diff.

    Even moreso a 204 Mercedes, those are among the last quality cars they made.

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