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Old 02-21-2001, 11:03 AM
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I was just wondering how many people here have W124 400E/E420...I just wanted to do a head count...it seems there aren't many of us...I am ONE...any more? plz reply!!!

PS I'll let you guys see this Carlsson front spoiler I found...what you guys think? looks pretty good right?



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Old 02-21-2001, 12:51 PM
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My wife has a 1995 E420
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Old 02-22-2001, 09:19 AM
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1994 E420. 80K miles. --Mitch
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Old 02-22-2001, 06:42 PM
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and me

94 E420 94.5k bought 01/10/01
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Old 02-22-2001, 11:48 PM
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92 400E 112k and many more to go. This car ROCKS!!
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Old 02-23-2001, 12:53 AM
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Geez, I seemed to have started a "bore-a-thon" with my cryptic response, so allow me to expand: my car is awesome. I had an '86 300E 5-speed and was really looking for more power. Boy, did I get it! (I do miss my manny tranny, though) I'm going to be doing some upgrades to it over the next several years, starting with 17" AMG wheels from TireRack, 225/45/17 tires (Bridgestone Potenza RE 730's??--I think Doc Fuentes has those on his), Eibach springs, Bilstein sport shocks. If I go completely insane (or win the lottery), swap out the airbox for Renntech one, swap out rear-end for 3.07 from older SL, rig for watertightedness, add some air ballasts and a rudder, and then: wings! This will be a land, sea, and air m'er f'er that NO ONE will want to mess with! (Or I could just get a 500E...) --Mitch
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Old 02-23-2001, 01:25 AM
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The Doc's in the house...
1995 E420 113K fun-tastic miles
17' Monoblocks, RE730's, Eibachs, and a lead foot.

Coming soon, in preparation for track use:
stainless steel brake lines, slotted rotors, and Mintex pads. (oh... what the heck... and a helmet too!)

Enjoy your rides, gang!

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Old 02-23-2001, 08:02 AM
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93 400e, awaken the tiger and let it hunt.

Just put the Euro lamps in today, but they forgot to send bulbs, and I can't bring myself to take them back out.

Anyone know where I can get some bulbs (hella 55/100?) in the Dallas area?

Jack
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Old 02-23-2001, 11:25 PM
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Congrats to new 400E owners...

I bought mine on 12/23/00, and simply love this car. As Mitch said, I too was looking for the Mercedes V8. My mods so far are 17" AMG 5 spoke replicas, Michelin 215/45 Sports, clear corners, Eibach lowering springs, Sportline sway bars, front and rear, K&N filters, cross drilled rotors (yes I read the thred, but wanted them anyway), Mintex pads, stainless steel lines, Alpine cd/changer, Infinity 3.5", 5.25", 6.5" Kappa series speakers, Infinity 12" Kappa sub, Alpine V12 5 channel amp, Phoenix Gold xs2500 amp. I just painted the front plastic grill insert black, turned out great, and ordered new chrome strips and hood emblem. Am ordering Euro lights tomorrow, and am looking for a good shifter level for an all black interior. Might do the chip sometime in the future.

I love driving this car!

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Old 02-24-2001, 12:00 AM
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Ah ha!

I was in Discount Tires Friday looking at some 17x8 Replica Alloys (AMG look) wheels. What size are yours? I am hearing that the 8 inch might be too wide, but you know, I have yet to hear someone say "yes, I put 8 inchers on and yes, they were too wide and yes, I am sorry." It seems like everyone I have seen respond to this question does so on a theoretical basis, which does not totally satisfy me.

What do you think? 8 inch too wide?

Jack
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Old 02-24-2001, 01:15 AM
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8 inch is on the max for this vehicle.(from what ive been told) I have 225/40/18 on 8 with an offset of 40.(I had them shaved from 35 to 40) Dude, I'll get pic's so all of ya'll can see it. No, there not AMG wheels, There better. Still working on Euro heads, and 94 tail lights. wait and see....
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Old 02-24-2001, 01:23 AM
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Yes, I put the 8" rims on, and they are not too wide for my taste. The car looks "healthy" with these tires and line up to the edge of the fenders quite well. This is a subjective interpretation of the setup, but I like the look and have had many compliments on the car already. I live in Iowa, so it isn't often to see a car set up this way.

Hopefully I'll post some pictures, and you can decide for yourself. Mechanically, there is no rubbing anywhere with the 215's, but was advised there might be some rubbing if I went wider.

By the way, did you have an opportunity to compare the AMG's to the replica's? I posted earlier how the replica's had a visually superior finish than the original AMG's when I purchased mine.

Also, Duck Muck, any other pictures of the spoiler? I would be interested in seeing different angles. You thinkin about getting one?

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Old 02-24-2001, 04:17 AM
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400E Headcount

Mine's a 92 400E, white with grey leather. I've added AMG Aero II 7.5 x 17 with 205 50 17 HTRZ2s and the Alpine trunk-mounted changer with factory wiring.

Does anyone know of a good transmission valve mod? I don't get a good downshift from a rolling start (ie expressway merging)? Will add a chip when I find a good one.

Euro lights are appealing, but I don't want to give up the automatic circuit monitoring system or wipers, so I'll wait until I can figure out a way to keep them with a Euro conversion.

R.
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Old 02-24-2001, 11:18 AM
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When you say you had them shaved from 35 to 40, you mean that you put spacers in to change the offset?

Jack
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Old 02-24-2001, 03:57 PM
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brianw,

Sorry, but that is the only picture of the Carlsson front spoiler that I have...I think it has since been taken off the Carlsson website. I like it very much, but am leaning more towards the updated AMG front spoiler for the 94-'95 W124.

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