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  • 2006 MERCEDES R500
  • 2007 MERCEDES R500
  • 2008 MERCEDES R500
  • 2009 MERCEDES R500
  • 2010 MERCEDES R500
  • 2011 MERCEDES R500
  • 2012 MERCEDES R500
  • 2013 MERCEDES R500

Convert Your AIR Suspension To A Coil Spring SuspensionEnd Your Suspension Problems Forever...

Strutmasters 2006-2013 Mercedes-Benz R500 4-Wheel Conversion Kit is the perfect solution to your suspension problems. Designed to be very affordable, you can convert your suspension to use standard shocks and coil springs for less than the price of replacing one Air Spring.



  • Saves Money
  • Replaces Your Rear Air System
  • All New Components
  • Rides Great
  • No Modifications Required To Install
  • Easy To Install
  • Premium Eibach Springs


  • 2 Rear Shocks
  • 2 Rear Eibach Springs
  • 2 Front Coilover Struts Preloaded with Eibach Springs
  • New Mounts
  • All Necessary Hardware
  • Detailed Instructions

Product Notes:

  • This kit does NOT include the module to remove the suspension warning light.
  • This kit fits both 2WD and 4WD models.

Price Comparison

How Does Strutmasters Measure Up?

2006-2013 Mercedes-Benz R500 OEM Replacement Parts:

+ Front Struts ($496/strut)
+ Front Air Spring ($350/spring)
+ Front Mounts ($43/mount)
+ Rear Electronic Shocks ($740/shock)
+ Rear Air/Hydraulic Spring ($430/spring)
+ Air Compressor Assembly ($540)
= TOTAL: Over $4,500 (and that doesn’t even include replacing electronic components that are known to fail such as the height sensors).

After Market Replacement Parts:

+ Front Air Struts ($675/strut)
+ Rear Electronic Shocks ($110/shock)
+ Rear Air/Hydraulic Spring ($190/spring)
+ Air Compressor Assembly ($680)
= TOTAL: Over $2,600 (and that doesn’t even include replacing electronic components that are known to fail such as the height sensors).

Strutmasters Conversion Kit:

+ (2) Front passive hydraulic fluid struts preloaded with Eibach Coil Springs
+ (2) Rear Eibach Coil Springs
+ (2) Rear passive hydraulic fluid shocks
+ Detailed installation instructions
+ Over-the-phone technical support and a Limited Lifetime Warranty

Choosing the rear air-suspension conversion kit for the 2006-2013 Mercedes-Benz R500 saves YOU over $1,200!

**Prices were quoted directly from an actual Mercedes-Benz Genuine Original Equipment Replacement Parts site, results may vary**
  • Our Price: $1,399.00!

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long-icon-questionWhy Choose Strutmasters?

Why choose the Conversion Kit over replacing the air suspension system on your 2006-2013 Mercedes-Benz R500?

The air suspension system on the 2006-13 Mercedes-Benz R500 is made up of assorted parts that must always function in unison. When one part stops working, the system itself follows suit. Strutmasters' air to non-air suspension conversion kit gets rid of this dependence while saving customers time, frustration, and money. The kit, made in the USA, comes complete with two new Eibach coil springs with mounts and two passive hydraulic fluid and gas shocks for the rear. Detailed instructions, online installation videos, and technical support from ASE certified experts help customers get the kit installed in about one hour per wheel. Strutmasters guarantees the excellent quality of its kits with a Lifetime Limited Warranty. If this isn't enough, the low price will seal the deal. Compared to dealership direct replacement and individual part replacement, this coilover suspension conversion kit costs considerably less money.

long-icon-xIs Your Suspension Failing?

How do I know if my 2006-2013 Mercedes-Benz R500 Air Suspension is failing?

If the 2006-13 Mercedes-Benz R500 is unable to meet and maintain its proper ride height, a failed or leaking air suspension system may be to blame. Look for the following signs that indicate the suspension is going bad, before it's too late and total failure sets in. The most noticeable signs are a sagging rear end, an inflated front end, a shifting lean from one side to the other, or an overall “squatting down” appearance. These imbalances, if not fixed promptly, will wear out the air compressor. Once the air compressor stops working completely, a suspension warning light will illuminate on the dashboard. At this point, suspension failure is advanced. The repair will be expensive and time-consuming.

long-icon-gearVehicle Components

What kind of suspension does my 2006-2013 Mercedes-Benz R500 have?

The 2006-2013 Mercedes-Benz R500 is built with the following rear suspension components:

2006-2013 Mercedes-Benz R500 Electronic Shocks (x2)- shocks whose dampening capabilities are controlled by the suspension control module.

2006-2013 Mercedes-Benz R500 Air Springs (x2)- commonly referred to as air bags, a plastic and rubber bag that is fitted on top of the strut that uses pressurized air as a cushion instead of a metal coil spring to hold a vehicle off of the ground and off of its wheels. These are the number one cause of all air suspension leaks. All air springs all go bad at about the same rate. If one is leaking, the others will not be far behind. For a proper repair, all of them need to be replaced at the same time.

2006-2013 Mercedes-Benz R500 Height Sensors (x2)- a linkage located near each wheel of a vehicle with any electronic suspension that, either mechanically or electronically, constantly measures the height of the vehicle, and reports this information back to the control module so that the computer can identify if changes in height need to be adjusted accordingly. The ride height sensor is a moving part, and like all moving parts, they will eventually wear out.

2006-2013 Mercedes-Benz R500 Air Lines- tubes that run from a compressor to the air springs, which carry pressurized air to the air bags.

2006-2013 Mercedes-Benz R500 Solenoids (x2)- usually L-shaped, these plastic components connect the electrical connection and lines of suspension components to the suspension control module on vehicles with active suspension. The solenoid regulates the air pressure for each air spring. Solenoids start to leak as they wear out causing the vehicle to sag or to lean. This will cause the ride height sensor to send a signal to activate the compressor in an attempt to inflate the air suspension and level out the vehicle. This excessive work load will eventually lead to total failure of the compressor.

2006-2013 Mercedes-Benz R500 Compressor Assembly- creates/sends pressurized air to active suspension components. When the air suspension starts leaking, the compressor/pump starts working harder to try to keep the system inflated. By the time air suspension leaks down completely, sitting the vehicle on its tires, the compressor will either have failed or be well on its way to full failure. Buying replacement struts and taking the time to install them only to find out the compressor still needs to be replaced can be very frustrating, time-consuming, and expensive.

2006-2013 Mercedes-Benz R500 Suspension Control Module- a computer which is responsible for the operations of the air suspension system and maintaining the vehicle’s correct ride height.

2006-2013 Mercedes-Benz R500 O-rings- although they are the least expensive parts of the air suspension, they are responsible for maintaining the seal where all of the air lines connect. Be sure to replace the O-rings when repairing any air suspension system.


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  • $3,101

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  • 69%

    Less Than Dealer

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