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Old 06-30-2011, 10:08 AM
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New Shoes

Got some new shoes on the 300D. Refinished Centras with 205/55/16 Continental DWSs. Rides like one of those beds they have at Westin hotels -- soft but supportive.

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Old 06-30-2011, 10:47 AM
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what are the wheels from?
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Old 06-30-2011, 11:59 AM
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I think the Centras were made for the W126s primarily. I'm not sure if they were a dealer option or just aftermarket.
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1994 E500 199/Gray 82k
84 300D (Salty) Orient Red/Palomino 141k
88 300CE (Ersatzhammer) 904/Java 163k -- Turbo Technics twin turbo kit, AMG Gen I body kit, Sportline steering box and steering wheel, Sportline/Eibach /Bilstein Sport/500E suspension, Quaife LSD in 210 mm diff case, Silver Arrow brakes.
88 300CE Brabus 3.6 199 on Black 44k
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Looks nice.
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Nice. Never seen those on a w123 before.


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Old 07-03-2011, 01:35 AM
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Very nice. Always thought about centras on a W123, never saw it before.
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Old 07-03-2011, 04:14 AM
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I always thought that style Centra was used on the W126. at least that is the only models I saw it on back in the 80`s.

I have a set I bought off e-bay about 10 yrs ago. still out in the barn in their boxes. mine are just plain aluminum. the majority of those were chromed, and usually pealing.

they really look good in your W123. Did you have to use spacers? or did they just bolt on?

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Old 07-03-2011, 08:19 AM
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No spacers. ET 23 was a perfect fit. These used to be polished aluminum with chromed stars on the center caps. The refinishers didn't think these would polish well because time had left the surfaces uneven. So we went with standard MB silver paint and they were able to peel the chrome remnants off the stars and put about six hundred coats of gloss black paint on them. I toyed with color matching but didn't think that was right for a W123.

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1994 E500 199/Gray 82k
84 300D (Salty) Orient Red/Palomino 141k
88 300CE (Ersatzhammer) 904/Java 163k -- Turbo Technics twin turbo kit, AMG Gen I body kit, Sportline steering box and steering wheel, Sportline/Eibach /Bilstein Sport/500E suspension, Quaife LSD in 210 mm diff case, Silver Arrow brakes.
88 300CE Brabus 3.6 199 on Black 44k
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