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Old 05-06-2002, 07:45 PM
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W 126 Exhaust Upgrade

hey, ive got a 1988 126 with the 3.0 liter engine and i want to upgrade the exhaust system on it. Im looking for a little more power, but mainly i want that throaty mercedes sound. Do you guys have any ideas on what i should do?? remove resonator? What happens if i remove the cat? i was just thinking about heading down to tuffy and having them make me a custom setup but im not sure whats safe to replace/remove. any ideas/suggestions??
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Old 05-06-2002, 08:01 PM
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Don't forget the legal aspects.

You might consider adapting a performance exhaust system designed for a 300E.

The best performance modification is to sell the SE and buy a 420SEL or 560SEL. Even a 300SDL will outrun a 300SE.

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Old 05-06-2002, 09:02 PM
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there is nothing wrong with the 300sel. I too would like to know of any exhaust upgrade for the 300sel. I like the inline 6 engine on the car and is not as cluttered as the 420+.
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Old 05-06-2002, 09:18 PM
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Who said anything was wrong with the 300SEL?

About the only thing sacred in the exhaust system is the oxygen sensor. If you replace the exhaust system, make a provision to reinstall it. In the same place will be nice so you don't have to futz with the wiring.

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Old 05-06-2002, 11:06 PM
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Removing the resonators won't do much since they are designed to remove annoying frequencies from the exhaust note. You'll get the most change from the muffler, such as a Remus or Magnaflow. Although with a 6-cyl, not sure what kind of growl that would be.

Performance won't change much at all --
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