- Year: 2006-2013
- Make: Mercedes-Benz
- Model: R500
- Manufacturer: Strutmasters
- Product Type: 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
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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 4-Wheel Air Suspension Conversion Kit with Suspension-Light Module (MR14FM) 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 Guys
The air suspension system on the 06-13 Mercedes-Benz R500 is made up of various parts that must always function in unison. When one part stops working, the entire system is defunct. Strutmasters' air to non-air suspension conversion kit gets rid of this reliance for good. The kit, made in the USA, comes complete with two Eibach coil springs with mounts and two passive hydraulic fluid and gas shocks for the rear. The kit is installed in as little as one hour per wheel, thanks to detailed instructions and online installation videos. If further help is needed, ASE certified experts are available to provide technical assistance. The quality parts are more reliable than the originals; Strutmasters guarantees this with a Lifetime Limited Warranty. Lastly, the kit costs a fraction of the price of dealership replacement and individual aftermarket part replacement. All-around, Strutmasters' coilover suspension conversion kit is the smartest choice.
How Do I know If My R500 Air Suspension is failing?
If the 2006-2013 Mercedes-Benz R500 4Wheel is unable to reach and maintain its proper ride height, it may have a failed or leaking air suspension system. Look for the following signs that indicate the suspension system is going bad, before it's too late and total failure sets in. Any height variance is a red flag. This may look like one inflated end, one sagging end, an overall squatting appearance, or a lean from one side to the other. These imbalances, if not fixed immediately, will wear out the air compressor. Listen to the air compressor. Is it working? Is it running too often? At this late stage, suspension failure is advanced and a suspension warning light will illuminate on the dash. An expensive repair or direct replacement will be necessary.
How does this part compare to OEM parts and other competitive solutions?
Less Than Dealer
2006-2013 Mercedes R500 OEM Replacement Parts:+ Front Struts ($496/strut) + Front Air Spring ($350/spring) + Front Mounts ($43/mount) + Rear Electronic Shocks ($740/shock) + Rear Air/Hydraulic Spring ($430/spring) + Air Compressor Assembly ($540) = TOTAL: Over $4,500 (and that doesnât even include replacing electronic components that are known to fail such as the height sensors).
After Market Replacement Parts:+ Front Air Struts ($675/strut) + Rear Electronic Shocks ($110/shock) + Rear Air/Hydraulic Spring ($190/spring) + Air Compressor Assembly ($680) = TOTAL: Over $2,600 (and that doesn’t even include replacing electronic components that are known to fail such as the height sensors).
Strutmasters Conversion Kit:+ (2) Front passive hydraulic fluid struts preloaded with Eibach Coil Springs + (2) Rear Eibach Coil Springs + (1) Suspension Warning Light-Removal Module + (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 $1,000! **Prices were quoted directly from an actual Mercedes-Benz Genuine Original Equipment Replacement Parts site, results may vary**
Our Price: $899.00!
Suspension Components List
The 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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