Bad Mercedes S430 Suspension? 5 Reasons to Convert to Coils

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The Mercedes S430 served as the German automaker’s flagship sedan in the first half of the 2000s. Incredibly popular, the S430 was the top-selling luxury sedan in North America several years in a row.

Like other Mercedes cars of the time, the S430 featured the company’s trademark Airmatic suspension. Airmatic was truly pioneer technology, and among the best of its kind in the entire industry.

The problem, however, is that like most air suspensions, even the Airmatic’s days were numbered from the beginning.

Incredibly complex systems made up of moving parts tend not to last. As a result, S430 owners were left with cars that sag and lean, nose-dive and bounce at stops, or fail completely and sit on the ground.

While you can take your car to the Mercedes dealer and have Airmatic components replaced, converting that car to coils is a much cheaper and perhaps a more preferable option. Let’s explore why.

Your Mercedes S430 Will be Safer

Driving around on a bad suspension isn’t just uncomfortable, it’s really unsafe.

Cars with compromised components take longer stop and don’t respond as well when handling. Your suspension is arguably your primary safety device.

For that reason (and many others), you should never put off repairing your suspension.

However, repairing your faulty air suspension might be so expensive you’d be tempted to gamble. Replacing just one of your air bags can cost upwards of $1,000!

On the contrary, converting all of your struts to coils costs less than $900.

Once you install your new struts, you’ll notice the difference right away. Shorter stopping distance. Tighter handling.

With a genuine Strutmasters conversion kit, you don’t have to choose between your financial and physical safety.

Things Will Be Smoother


If you’re considering changing out your air suspension, chances are it’s been a while since you’ve actually had a smooth ride.

Think back to when your car was newer. You’d glide over every dip and bump in the road, feeling it just enough to know it’s there but not enough to care.

These days, you’re probably used to bracing for impact at every pot hole.

Prepare to go back to the way things used to be. The patented Glide-Ride Technology has been engineered to provide a smooth ride that rivals your original air suspension.

You’ll see that your S430 takes corners with ease once again. Most people are amazed at just how much more responsive their car feels after converting.

No More Bottoming Out

Do you tense up or recoil in terror at the site of speed bumps? Have you worked out just the right angle to get your Mercedes S430 out of the driveway without scraping?

A bad suspension does many terrible things to your car. However, one of the worst is allowing your car to “bottom out” going over speed bumps or in and out of driveways.

Bottoming out puts your entire car at risk. You can puncture a hole or even completely tear out expensive and essential parts to your car.

When you convert your S430 to a new coil suspension, you eliminate the risk of bottoming out. This means you can back out of your driveway with confidence.

You’ll Enjoy Driving Your Mercedes Again



Perhaps the worst part of driving a Mercedes S430 with a bad suspension is the constant worry. Once you’ve dealt with a dying air suspension, you know what you’re in for. Endless expensive trips to the dealer.

It is simply a matter of time before the next time that warning light comes on.

In addition, you as a good driver will compensate for that bad suspension. You’ll start braking earlier than other cars, or driving painfully slow over speed bumps.

Once you convert your car to coils, however, the worry is over. The Strutmasters Limited Lifetime Guarantee means that as long as your car is on the road, you will have working struts.

That means you can stop worrying and get back to enjoying driving that fine automobile.

When you’re ready to convert your S430, click here to get the 4-Wheel Air or Hydraulic Suspension Replacement kit. If you’re unsure of exactly what you need, that’s okay! Call (866) 610-9848 where our team of Suspension Experts is standing by to help you get just what you need!