- Year: 2006-2013
- Make: Mercedes-Benz
- Model: R500
- Manufacturer: Strutmasters
- Product Type: Rear Conversion Kit
Air Suspension Conversion Kit Includes
These are the components and materials you can expect to find shipped with your new purchase.
All of our products have shipping options available to guarantee you get your part in a timely and affordable manner.
- Next Business Day: Delivery typically by 10:30 a.m.
- 2 Business Days: Delivery typically by end of day
- 1-5 Business Days: Delivery based on distance to destination
Manufactured, Packaged and
Shipped in North Carolina, USA
All of our conversion kits are manufactured, packaged and shipped from our warehouse right here in Roxoboro, NC, USA. We believe in providing the highest quality parts, such as premium springs, to ensure our customers only need to buy the right product once.
Features & Benefits
Strutmasters Conversion Kits Save Money, Time and Headaches
2006-2013 Mercedes R500 Rear Air Suspension Conversion Kit (MR1RB) is the perfect solution to your air suspension problems. Designed to be very affordable, you can convert your air suspension to use standard.
Our Conversion Kits are built to improve the performance and stability of your ride. Converting to a non-air suspension system gives you a more reliable ride.
Our kits don't require any major modifications to your vehicle to install.
Only Strutmasters offers premium springs on our conversion kits. Notice the difference with a better, smoother ride!
All of our kits come with easy to install instructions so you or your mechanic can get your car up and running faster than ever.
Why Choose Strutmasters Instead Of Those Other GuysThe various parts that make up the original air suspension system on the 2006-2013 Mercedes-Benz R500 must always function in sync. When one part stops working, the other parts follow suit. Strutmasters' air to non-air suspension conversion kit, made in America, eliminates complicated electrical components for good. The kit comes complete with two Eibach coil springs with mounts and two passive hydraulic fluid and gas shocks for the rear. Customers appreciate the detailed instructions and Lifetime Limited Warranty that come with each kit. If further assistance is needed, Strutmasters' ASE certified experts are available to offer technical support over the phone. Lastly, the cost of the kit is a fraction of the prices of dealership direct replacement and individual part replacement. It's no surprise why the majority of R500 owners switch to non-air suspension using our coilover kit when their air suspension system fails.
How Do I know If My R500 Air Suspension is failing?An improper ride height is the most obvious sign that the air suspension system on the 2006-2013 Mercedes-Benz R500 is going bad. Early detection of a failed or leaking air suspension is critical to avoiding total failure. Look for these sudden height variances in the R500: one sagging end, one inflated end, a “squatting down” appearance, or a slight lean from one side to the other. Any of these imbalances, if not fixed promptly, will wear out the air compressor. If the air compressor has stopped working completely, suspension failure is advanced. A suspension warning light will illuminate on the dashboard. Many unfortunate R500 owners do not realize there is a suspension problem until it is too late. A repair or replacement is very expensive.
How does this part compare to OEM parts and other competitive solutions?
Less Than Dealer
2006-2013 Mercedes R500 OEM Replacement Parts:+ Rear Electronic Shocks ($740/shock)
+ Rear Air/Hydraulic Spring ($430/spring)
+ Air Compressor Assembly ($540)
= TOTAL: Over $2,800 (and that doesnât even include replacing electronic components that are known to fail such as the height sensors).
After Market Replacement Parts:+ Rear Electronic Shocks ($110/shock)
+ Rear Air/Hydraulic Spring ($190/spring)
+ Air Compressor Assembly ($680)
= TOTAL: Over $1,200 (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) 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 $2,200!
**Prices were quoted directly from an actual Mercedes-Benz Genuine Original Equipment Replacement Parts site, results may vary**
Our Price: $499.00!
Suspension Components ListThe 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 vehicleâs 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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