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1996-1999 Mercedes Benz S500 RWD Rear Hydraulic Suspension Conversion Kit (MW1RB)
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1996-1999 Mercedes Benz S500 RWD Rear Hydraulic Suspension Conversion Kit (MW1RB)

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Product Overview
Kit Class: PREMIUM Warranty: LIFETIME

Convert Your Hydraulic Suspension To A Coil Spring Suspension. End Your Air Suspension Problems Forever...

Strutmasters 1996-1999 Mercedes Benz S500 Rear 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/struts and coil springs for less than the price of replacing one hydraulic strut.

This Conversion Kit Fits

1996 Mercedes S500 (RWD), 1997 Mercedes S500 (RWD), 1998 Mercedes S500 (RWD), 1999 Mercedes S500 (RWD)

Product Notes

  • Fits The W140 Chassis
  • Kit Does Not Fit 4-Matic Models with All-Wheel Drive
  • Made In USA
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • Made With Glide Ride Technology

Product Specifications

  • Year: 1996-1999
  • Make: Mercedes Benz
  • Model: S500
  • Brand: Strutmasters
  • SKU: MW1RB

Air Suspension Conversion Kit Includes

These are the components and materials you can expect to find shipped with your new purchase.

  • 2 Rear Shocks
  • 2 Rear Eibach Springs
  • New Mounts
  • All Necessary
  • Detailed Instructions

Shipping Info

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
Features & Benefits
Strutmasters Conversion Kits Save Money, Time and Headaches
1996-1999 Mercedes Benz S500 RWD Rear Hydraulic Suspension Conversion Kit (MW1RB) 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 american-made coil 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 Guys

The various parts that make up the air suspension system on the 1996-1999 Mercedes-Benz S500 RWD must always work together, or else the system is defunct. Strutmasters' air to non-air suspension conversion kit, made in America, eliminates this dependency 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 online installation videos that help them get the kit installed in about one hour per wheel. If further assistance is needed, Strutmasters' ASE certified experts offer technical support over the phone. The kit is a direct replacement, so no modifications are needed before it's installed. The quality parts are backed by Strutmasters' Lifetime Limited Warranty. Lastly, the kit is a fraction of the cost of the prices of dealership direct replacement and individual aftermarket part replacement.

How Do I know If My S500 Air Suspension is failing?

Look for these common symptoms that indicate a failed or leaking air suspension system in the 96-99 Mercedes-Benz S500 RWD. Early detection of a bad suspension is critical to avoiding total failure. A sudden uneven height difference between different sides of the S500 is a red flag.Typically one end is sagging while the other end is inflated. There may be a shifting lean from one side to the other. These imbalances, if not fixed promptly, will place a strain on the air compressor. The air compressor will eventually wear out. As a result, a suspension warning light will illuminate on the dashboard. If the S500 owner notices an inability of the vehicle to reach and maintain its proper ride height, they should have the suspension fixed immediately.


Overall Savings

How does this part compare to OEM parts and other competitive solutions?

  • $2,051

    in Savings

  • 79%

    Less Than Dealer

After Market Replacement Parts:

+ Rear Electronic Shocks ($180/shock)
+ Rear Hydro-Pnuematic Spring ($970)
+ Hydraulic Pump ($280)
= TOTAL: Over $2,580 (and that doesn’t even include replacing electronic components that are known to fail such as the height sensors).

Strutmasters Conversion Kit:

+ 2 Rear Shocks
+ 2 Rear Eibach Springs
+ New Mounts
+ Detailed Installation Instructions
+ Over-The-Phone Technical Support And A Limited Lifetime Warranty

Choosing the four-wheel air-suspension conversion kit for the 1996-1999 Mercedes Benz S500 RWD saves YOU over $2,085!

Our Price: 529!

Suspension Components List

The 1996-1999 Mercedes Benz S500 RWD is built with the following suspension components:

1996-1999 Mercedes Benz S500 RWD Hydro-Pneumatic 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. If your model has hydraulic springs/struts, then it is filled with hydraulic fluid instead of air to adjust the height and dampening of the vehicle.

1996-1999 Mercedes Benz S500 RWD Electronic Shocks (x2)- shocks whose dampening capabilities are controlled by the suspension control module.

1996-1999 Mercedes Benz S500 RWD 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.

1996-1999 Mercedes Benz S500 RWD Compressor- This vehicle is equipped with one air suspension compressor. The compressor is responsible for pumping up the air springs and shocks. When the air suspension starts leaking, the compressor is forced to run continuously to try and keep the air springs inflated. After a couple of days of running non-stop, the compressor will burn itself out. Replacing the compressor is a timely and expensive project to undertake.

1996-1999 Mercedes Benz S500 RWD Dryer Assembly- This vehicle is equipped with a dryer assembly. The dryer assembly is responsible for getting moisture out of the air lines. Once the air suspension parts start to leak, moisture will build up throughout the air system. Moisture damages the air suspension components from the inside out. The dryer must be replaced whenever the compressor is replaced to prevent further damage.

1996-1999 Mercedes Benz S500 RWD Suspension Control Module- This vehicle is equipped with a suspension control module. This module is the brain of the suspension system and it reads all of the signals that are being sent by the height sensors and determines if the vehicle needs to be raised or lowered.

1996-1999 Mercedes Benz S500 RWD 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.

Strutmasters Didn't Just Perfect the Converison Kit,
We Invented the Air Suspension Conversion Kit
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More Reliable Than Air Suspensions
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.
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No Modifications Required to Install
Our kits don't require any major modifications to your vehicle to install.
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The Original Conversion Kit
Strutmasters created the first conversion kit and has spent the past two decades perfecting it.
Engineered and Assembled
in the USA
Save time, frustration, and money with our air to non-air suspension conversion a kits. Find the best solution for your vehicle online or have our experts guide you through the process.
Technical Staff
From ASE-certified Master Techs to electrical engineers, you can rest assured that when you buy from us, you have all of our combined education and skill-sets backing your new suspension!
Installation Guides
and Videos
Watch easy-to-follow videos on how to easily install our conversion kits yourself. Prefer reading along? We have step-by-step installation guides just for you.

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Real Customers, Real Reviews
Read reviews from people just like you looking for the perfect solution for their suspension needs.
Name: | Location: Phoenix, AZ United States | SKU: MW1RB

I got this kit for my mechanic so i didn’t have to spend $1200 or more on hydraulic shocks. After replacing the old shocks, my 1995 S500 rides great. The only reason I gave this review 4 stars was because the mech said that it was a tough conversion and he did not see how it could be done in just a couple of hours (it took him about 7). From my perspective as the end user, it’s 5 stars all the way. The price was very reasonable (new shocks alone are about $110) and shipping was very fast.

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