2002-2012 Mercedes-Benz SL55 4-Wheel Hydraulic Suspension Conversion/Delete Kit With Light Fix (MX14FM)
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Convert Your Expensive Factory Suspension To Our Exclusive Coil Spring Suspension. End Your Active Hydraulic Suspension Problems Forever...Strutmasters 2002-2012 Mercedes Benz SL55 Four Wheel Hydraulic Suspension To Passive Coil Spring Conversion System is the perfect solution to your computerized suspension problems. Designed to be very affordable, you can convert your ENTIRE active hydraulic suspension to use passive struts and coil springs for less than the price of replacing ONE Original Equipment strut at the dealer.
Conversion Kit Features
- Saves Money
- All New Components
- Rides Great
- No Modifications Required To Install
- More Reliable Than Computerized Active Suspensions
- Easy To Install
- Premium American-Made Coil Springs
- Light Out Module
Active Hydraulic Suspension Conversion System Includes
- 2 Completely Assembled Front Struts
- 2 Completely Assembled Rear Struts
- All New Components
- Features Premium American-Made Coil Springs
- Suspension Warning Light Elimination Module
- Detailed Installation Instructions
This Conversion Kit Fits2002 Mercedes Benz SL55, 2003 Mercedes Benz SL55, 2004 Mercedes Benz SL55, 2005 Mercedes SL55, 2006 Mercedes Benz SL55, 2007 Mercedes Benz SL55, 2008 Mercedes Benz SL55, 2009 Mercedes Benz SL55, 2010 Mercedes Benz SL55, 2011 Mercedes Benz SL55, 2012 Mercedes Benz SL55
- This Product INCLUDES The Light Fix Module
The 2002-2012 Mercedes SL55 is built with the following suspension components:
2002-2012 Mercedes SL55 Active Hydraulic Struts (x4) - A long tube (similar to a shock absorber) that fills with hydraulic fluid forced in at varying rates of pressure determined by sensors on the vehicle. The strut is a perch for a metal coil spring, which helps support the weight of the vehicle. The struts on this vehicle are considered "active" because they can be adjusted hundreds of times a minutes electronically. Much like a shock absorber, the strut dampens vibration and bouncing caused by travel on rough road surfaces.
2002-2012 Mercedes SL55 Height Sensors (x4) - A linkage located near each wheel of a vehicle that electronically 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.
2002-2012 Mercedes SL55 Hydraulic Lines- Lines that carry fluid from a hydraulic pump to the vehicle's active struts in order to adjust the height of the vehicle.
2002-2012 Mercedes SL55 Hydraulic Pump- A mechanical pump that delivers hydraulic fluid to the active suspension components. The pump can burn up prematurely when leaks in the suspension system cause fluid levels to get too low.
2002-2012 Mercedes SL55 Suspension Control Module- A computer responsible for the operations of the active hydraulic suspension system and maintaining the vehicle's correct ride height.
2002-2012 Mercedes SL55 Rubber O-rings- Although they are the least expensive parts of the system, they are responsible for maintaining the seal where all of the hydraulic fluid lines connect. Bad Rubber O-rings cause leaks in the system and leads to part failures.
Suspension Failure Signs
Look for these indicators that the factory active suspension system in the 2002-2012 Mercedes-Benz SL55 is going bad: A sudden loss of three to five inches of ride height in either the front, rear or entire vehicle. A suspension warning light, at times with a chiming noise, is another sign. Sudden loss of power steering is another indicator of a problem. Vehicle owners can check for extremely low fluid levels in the hydraulic reservoir/pump; leaks around the struts themselves; or leaks at connection points in the hydraulic fluid lines. Experienced technicians tell us that when one major component of the system has failed, the others are right behind it. A complete overhaul of the factory suspension system on this vehicle can cost in the $9,000 to $11,000 range with Original Equipment parts and labor at the dealer. The high cost of suspension repairs on the SL55 is exactly why the Strutmasters suspension conversion kit is such a popular alternative.
OEM Replacement Cost
- Hydraulic Strut Assemblies ($1,790/strut) ) +
- Hydraulic Pump ($1,940)
- = TOTAL: Over $9,000 (and that doesn't even include replacing electronic components that are known to fail such as the height sensors).
Aftermarket Replacement Cost
- Hydraulic Strut Assemblies ($850/strut) ) +
- Hydraulic Pump ($1,230)
- = TOTAL: Over $4,600 (and that doesn't even include replacing electronic components that are known to fail such as the height sensors).