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Old 07-25-2010, 01:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Army View Post
Great information but surely Mercedes gave a tolerance for these wheel base lengths?

I mean when you adjust the camber or the caster on the front suspension (or on the rear for that matter) you move the centre of the wheel to a different position - thus not all W123s sedans will have a wheel base of exactly 2795 mm - it will be something like 2795 mm +/- say 15 mm for example.

Does anyone know this tolerance?
It's probably a few cm's at most.

The caster calls for probably a 1.5 degree range. I doubt the front wheel moves forward that much.

Some dimension figures are also for Euro spec models with smaller bumpers. US dimensions are longer due to the larger US bumpers.
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