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Old 05-09-2002, 03:46 PM
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Originally posted by yhliem
I looked into upgrading my 16v brakes to 500E brakes. The 16v, as some of you may not be aware, uses the braking system from the W124 300E. In order to accomodate the 500E brakes, I would have had to shell out more money than it's worth.
Yes, the 16V has beefier brakes than the other 190's. I found the 16V brakes not bad on the track, with fade coming only after some real abuse. The thing that killed me was eating up a set of pads AND disks EACH day. $$...

Remember folks, the 500E uses R129 bits, including the geometery. The suspension of the 500E has little in common with the other W124 cars. Those bits don't just bolt on.
John Shellenberg
1998 C230 "Black Betty" 240K

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