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Old 03-11-2002, 03:21 PM
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Question PICs on Maximum Revision On W124

Hi All,
I have an 89 merc (w124) and i would like to do the max revision possible on it ,externally and internally. I would like to know when the w124 chassis was stopped (which year) also i would like to see pics if possible.


The pics would help me in knowing waht exactly to buy a la lights , body cladding etc.

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Old 03-11-2002, 09:07 PM
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You must be from the U.K because you called a Mercedes a Merc. In the U.S., Merc (pronounced "merck") is our slang for a Mercury, a division of Ford.
We usually call a Mercedes a "benz", or shorthand on the site is MB.
The last year of the W124 in the U.S. was 1995, and the last revision debuted in 1994 models.

There is a nice thread where every member posted pictures of their cars. If you scroll down, you'll see it. There must be 10+ pages of owner's cars, and there are several pictures to look at.

It might be expensive to buy everything, but I believe you'll need the lower body cladding and license plate insert that showed up in 1991. Then starting on 1994 models, they got new completely painted bumpers, a new hood with recessed grill, European style headlights (yours probably already has these), new almost clear corners (lane change indicators) with a sliver of amber (93 and older corners were all amber in the U.S.), new trunk lid with chrome strip under star symbol instead on the long black plastic strip, new tail lights that are red and clear (93 and older tail lights are red, clear and amber).

Interior changes included more wood on the dash and doors (arrived in 1991??), and in 1993 the final interior changes included passenger side airbag, new armrest with flip up lid revealing a storage compartment, and a storage box on the center console under the armrest that has a locking sliding wooden door. I believe this was added because the passenger side airbag took the place of the glove box. This storage box was available on models prior to 93 as an option, but came standard from 93-95.

Last, a new engine was installed in 1993, the M104 3.2 liter engine in place of the 3.0 liter M103. This M104 engine continued in the W210 from 96-97, and a 2.8 liter version of the M104 was used in the 94-97 C280.

Just another encouraging word on trying the search function. This site has so much participation, that it seems everything has been discussed in great detail a lot. If you like discussions on oil, oil quality, synthetic vs. conventional oil, oil change intervals, changing oil when hot, etc., do a search. You'll spend more time reading these posts than sleeping. And you'll thank God for Larry Bible.
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I just went out for a run with my dog, and I'd like to change my mind. I think in the U.S. we usually call of Mercedes Benz a Mercedes. I lived in Japan for many years, and they call a Mercedes a "Benz".

On this website, feel free to call them whatever you want as everyone will know what you're talking about.

If you talk to any American in the general public and call your car a Merc, they will automatically assume you're talking about a Mercury.
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Old 03-12-2002, 10:30 AM
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maybe if you pronounce it merc (MERK) it would be a Mercury
If you pronounce it merc (MERSE) - short for mercedes???
Just a thought.
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Old 03-13-2002, 03:15 PM
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GREAT GUYS

I must say thank u for the info guys i will start on browsing the site for the pix u talked about and draw up a plan on the revisions my car needs.


i think i would settle 4 revising up to 92. since i like the lights already and the interior.


i'll paste some of pics very soon. This forum is da bomb. thanks guys.
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Old 05-27-2002, 11:58 AM
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have you done any mods to this yet, as I am looking to do the same
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Old 05-27-2002, 02:04 PM
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Revisions

I have done a few revisions but mostly cosmetic for now and basically in the interior. Iwill paste some pictures later . when i can get a digital camera.

REVISIONS
Exterior
Hella trafficators amber
15'' OZ Racing wheels
New tires :195/60/15
Sports kit on my boot
Viper car alarm with central locking kit
Rubber cladding(thin strips)
Bilstein HD Shocks front and rear
New Behr Radiator (for the tropics)



Interior
mahogany wood trimmings on dashboard
Sony deck- XR6500 CD Changer controller with remote control
Sony 10-CD Changer
Sony 230-watt speakers at the rear
Sony 100 watt 4'' speakers in front at stock positions
Rio Volt 250 MP3 Player console

All this would make lil sense without pics so let me get the camera and i'll send d pics ok?
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Old 05-27-2002, 02:10 PM
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Pic # 2

2nd pic i have for now showing the kit i put on the boot sprayed it to the same body color.
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Old 05-27-2002, 07:44 PM
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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/ebayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1831914679&r=0&t=0

If you really want to see a maxed-out 300E, just have a look a the link above. The only question is where you want to stop.
In my opinion, bad taste has no limit
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Old 05-28-2002, 10:47 AM
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The lower body cladding alone is going to run you around $1000.
Good Luck.
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Old 05-28-2002, 12:16 PM
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i think that going a bit too far
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Old 05-28-2002, 12:31 PM
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i think that going a bit too far
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Old 05-28-2002, 12:41 PM
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I wrote to the seller of that ugly benz and he replied saying that " I am sorry you can't afford it". What a load of bull...
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Old 05-28-2002, 02:15 PM
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GOLD headlamp wipers!! You know.. I never thought of that !! Now everybody will have them!!
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Old 05-28-2002, 03:21 PM
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Thumbs down UGLY IS DAT CAR?

I dont think this car does justice to the image Mercedes Benz is trying to project. Like u said Hisshadow, i think customizing the w124 in this way is going too far.


Maybe i am too conservative or my interests are different.........my own 2cents.
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