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Old 10-31-2005, 12:56 PM
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Offroading in a W123: Fitting bigger tires.

All right this aint your normal question and I wont be offroading just off the tarmac. I just bought a 81 240D and live in a rural location with bad roads, I would like a little more clearance under the car. What is the largest tire I can fit under a W123? Can you mildly lift a MB? Along with the larger tires I will need to change to a lower diff, what are the lower diff ratios for a W123 and what vehicles are they in?

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Old 10-31-2005, 01:40 PM
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the ratio

on a stock 240 is 369. on the older cars some had 390. 15 " wheels were offered as a high clearance option with taller springs that raise the car about 2". i am guessing on the height.

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Old 10-31-2005, 09:13 PM
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Whats the largest size tires I can fit???

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Old 10-31-2005, 10:34 PM
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dunno

but i would guess about 195/85/15.

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