Date registered: Dec 2005
Vehicle: W211 E320 Bluetec R129 SL500 - $1300 car ........ Ford F350 6l
Location: CA Bay Area
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Our W211 wagon has front struts and rear air bags.
I put 18" on it and thanks to superior suspension it is acceptable on our bumpy roads.
Don't think you'd like 18" wheels on W124.
When I had W124 as daily driver, for long time ride was really bad and later I found that sway bar bracket crack the way very hard to notice with the car standing.
Still with W210, W211 I can let the steering wheel go and the cars will stay in the lane for at least 1/2 mile. With W124 you need to hold the wheel as car likes to make his own decisions.
29 years old W124 is still with my family and it is shame that bulletproof engine and tranny are coupled to deteriorating interior. Those diesels are not appreciated in CA, so very likely the car will end on junk yard, with perfectly running engine.
Last edited by Kajtek1; 03-28-2016 at 09:56 AM.