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Old 05-15-2005, 06:24 AM
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riding heights for w123

i have a prblem in my europian car w123 model 200 year 1979 . it is unstable especially if there is wind . i changed the 4 tyres and the 4 shock absorbers and every thing need to be replaced . i made wheel aligment 5 times but still the same .
so i like to know the part number or the width of the front and rear shims of the springs for my model with the following options(sunroof and power steering).
also i like to know the riding heights for my car . is there a difference between (the distance between the tyre and the arch)for left and right at the rear . for my car there is 2.5cm difference is it normal .

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Old 05-15-2005, 09:26 AM
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You are probably in need of rear subframe mounts and a differential mount if they've never been changed.

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Old 05-16-2005, 02:20 AM
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thanks SOKOLOff
i think that the technitions had checked these parts .
but i like to tell you that i checked my father car which is the same model and i find that there is nearly the same difference.
do you know how i can get the size of the shims for my model with the options mentioned previouslly.
i have the CDs for w123 and it specify the size of the shims but the technitions say another sizes. The CDs are for american models and i dont no whether there is a difference between europian models and american models or not.
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Old 05-16-2005, 03:24 AM
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Replacing the front and rear sway bar bushings (and the rear links) on a car that old would make a great difference on windy roads.

The rear is easy, the front takes some time but the results are great. I have done it on three 123 bodies and twice on a 126 chassis.

Also check the steering damper. This will contribute to swaying of the car especially going over bumps in the road.


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