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Old 03-12-2003, 04:17 PM
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Spring compatibility W123 W124

I have a W123, 1983 300TD-T which has two (2) nub rubber spring pads so changing spring pads will not lower the car much if at all. I see a lot of W124 springs for sale and wonder if there is any compatibility between the springs in the W123 and W124. I would like to lower the front of my wagon by 1 - 1.5 inches and leave the rear alone as it is perfect.

Perhaps the answer is to cut one coil out of my springs and reinstall with 1 nub spring pads.

Any help would be appreciated.


Mike Holbrook
1983 MB 300TD-T (aka -- Daisy)
Spring Valley, CA
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Old 03-12-2003, 05:30 PM
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The W123 car has MUCH larger springs than the W124 chassis, SO the springs won't interchange.

Cutting the springs by 1 complete ring will lower the car & also increase the spring rate.
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