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Any modifications/adjustments I can make that will make my '03 ML rock less from side to side? I like the soft ride, but bumpy curves are annoying. I used to have a 97/98 ML320 and I feel it handled better, but the ride over bumps was harsh. Would stiffer shocks help my ML500? Stiffer springs? Would I get less rocking, but a harsher ride?
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Replacing the springs with a sportier rate unit would definately help to dial out some of the rolling you're experiencing. As with all things suspension, it is a trade off. With more neutral cornering comes a bumpier ride. There really isn't a way to truly get both.
 

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Thanks for the reply. I wasn't sure if the ride could be adjusted. As I thought, there is no free lunch. I know little about suspensions, so it's the springs I would need to change, not the shocks? I checked what the Tire link had. Of course there is more than one type. Would stiffer springs affect tire wear directly or indirectly via me driving it harder in corners?

I may stay with the roll since the ride on my old ML was bone jarring at times and I may no be able to predict what the ride will be like. That's what got me to test drive a newer model. Glad I made the switch. Much fewer problems, better ride, quieter.
 

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The newer ML's are far superior in terms of the overall package to earlier models. Way less issues. The springs will be what most affects cornering stability. Shocks will assist a little as will sway bars, but your ride will definately be compromised. Tire wear might increase indirectly.
 
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