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Old 04-19-2006, 12:43 AM
High River Alberta Canada
 
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WTB 247 rear end for my '83 300CD or .. BIG wheels??

Hi folks,
Just got my first Mercedes diesel a couple of weeks ago. (1983 300CD)
Very happy with it, needs only minor stuff, lots of power but revs much too high on the highway and I want to set her up for top end.

So I am looking for a 247 rear end with not too many miles on it.
The car has 140k so I don't want to do a lot of work putting in a very worn rear end.
Best Regards Alberta Luthier

Last edited by Alberta Luthier; 04-23-2006 at 06:37 PM. Reason: better title for evolving idea
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Old 04-19-2006, 09:24 AM
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These car turns alot of rpm's.... if you turn 3,200 rpm's at 70 mph, that is O.K. What I am saying is ....do not rush into that change you are thinking about...Good Luck
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Old 04-19-2006, 02:04 PM
High River Alberta Canada
 
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Thanx for your input Gene2. I would be a lot happier if it turned 3200 rpm at 80 mph though Tack has been a bit intermitant and not working right now, but I think I may be turning more rpms than you suggest. It isn't lacking in power though, 0-60 in about 12.5 or 13 secs.
I am just making friends with her right now, and I am going to concentrate on getting all the little vacuum, electrical, and other odds & ends working right. But thought I ought to start shopping for a 247 rearend now, as it may be hard to find a good one that I can afford. And hopefully not too far away from southwestern Canada.
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Old 04-23-2006, 06:43 PM
High River Alberta Canada
 
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Bigger wheels instead of taller gears?

So I am finding the 300CD to be revving higher than I would like and having more than enough power.
What about going to 15" wheels/tires from the 14"? Have others done this?
Thanx Alberta Luthier
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