Info and Resources
Learn everything you need to know about this product.
Learn more about what this product does and why you may need it.
THIS KIT FITS
- 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 Suspension End Your Suspension Problems Forever...Strutmasters 2006-2013 Mercedes-Benz R500 Front Conversion Kit is the perfect solution to your rear suspension problems. Designed to be very affordable, you can convert your rear suspension to use standard shocks and coil springs for less than the price of replacing one Air Spring.
KIT CLASS: PREMIUM
- Saves Money
- Replaces Your Rear Air System
- All New Components
- Rides Great
- No Modifications Required To Install
- Easy To Install
- Premium Eibach Springs
- 2 Front Struts preloaded with Eibach Springs
- New Mounts
- All Necessary Hardware
- Detailed Instructions
- You will be unable to remove the service suspension light unless you convert all four wheels and purchase the module.
- This kit fits both 2WD and 4WD models.
How Does Strutmasters Measure Up?
2006-2013 Mercedes R500 OEM Replacement Parts:+ Front Struts ($496/strut)
+ Front Air Spring ($350/spring)
+ Front Mounts ($43/mount)
+ Air Compressor Assembly ($540)
= TOTAL: Over $2,300 (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)
+ Air Compressor Assembly ($520)
= TOTAL: Over $1,800 (and that doesn’t even include replacing electronic components that are known to fail such as the height sensors).
Strutmasters Conversion Kit:+ (2) Eibach coil springs
+ (2) Front passive hydraulic fluid struts
+ 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 $1,900!
**Prices were quoted directly from an actual Mercedes-Benz Genuine Original Equipment Replacement Parts site, results may vary**
- Our Price: $999.00!
Learn why Strutmasters is the best choice for your new kit.
Why Choose Strutmasters?
Why choose the Conversion Kit over replacing the air suspension system on your 2006-2013 Mercedes R500?The various parts that make up the air suspension system on the 2006-2013 Mercedes-Benz R500 must always work in unison. This dependence is expensive and inefficient. Strutmasters' air to non-air suspension conversion kit gets rid of it for good. The kit, made in America, comes complete with two new Eibach coil springs with mounts and two passive hydraulic fluid and gas shocks for the front. Customers appreciate that the kit is installed in about one hour per wheel, thanks to easy to follow instructions and online installation videos. If further assistance is needed, Strutmasters' ASE certified experts offer technical support over the telephone. The quality parts are guaranteed by the Strutmasters Lifetime Limited Warranty. But what is most attractive to our R500 customers is the low price. The kit costs a fraction of the prices of dealership direct replacement and individual aftermarket part replacement.
Is Your Suspension Failing?
How do I know if my 2006-2013 Mercedes R500 Air Suspension is failing?If the 2006-2013 is having trouble reaching and maintaining its proper ride height, the air suspension system may be leaking or going bad. Look for these common signs that indicate a failed suspension, before it's too late and vehicle total failure occurs. A sudden height variance between different sides of the vehicle is always a red flag. Look for any unusual sagging, one overly-inflated end, a lean from one side to the other, or even a “squatting down” appearance. These imbalances, if not fixed, will wear out the air compressor. As a result, the suspension warning light will turn on. Many drivers do not notice a suspension issue until this advanced stage. To avoid this expensive scenario, repair any suspension issue as soon as it's evident.
What kind of suspension does my 2006-2013 Mercedes R500 have?
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.
How does this part compare to OEM parts and other competitive solutions?
Less Than Dealer
Reviews and Videos
Read what customers like you thought of our product.
There are currently no reviews for this product
Watch helpful installation and walkthrough videos.
Ready to Order
Don't wait another minute to get your vehicle running in top condition. Order now to save big!