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Old 05-16-2001, 03:05 PM
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Does anyone know if the rear swaybar from the self-levelling suspension of the 500E fits a 1988 300TE?

How about the rear self-levelling shocks from a 500E into a 300TE?

I just took our wagon to the track and it understeers considerably.

Also I noticed that the torsion link between the swaybar and the lower-control arm/hub assembly is a metal rod for the 300TE ($22/each), and plastic (?) for the 500E. I'm thinking I should keep the metal ones?

Thanks in advance,

:-) neil
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Old 05-16-2001, 04:02 PM
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I hope I can help-the swaybar on a TE is T-specific, so I seriously doubt that the 500E piece would fit. As to the rear struts, the 500Es are valved quite a bit differently, and have several components not found on other W124s (like extension-limiting springs & secondary elastomers that stiffen things up when the strut's compressed)-they'd probably work, but given their considerable price (around $400 per) I'd want to hear someone else's success story before I jumped in and bought a set.

Have you contacted AMG? AMG's done Wagon conversions, so perhaps they'd know what could/would work.

Good luck!
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