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heres the used stuff
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How's the bag job coming along. Later.

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Yep, update is in order!

Remember to show us pics. Its all about the pictures!

Is the kit going to have to be welded in or bolted in?
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You guys are so lucky.

We have so many laws around installing air suspension. It is totally illegal here to ride with that much camber...shame... it looks amazing.

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Sorry Guys no real updates. YET!!!!! I'm waiting on the kit to arrive. I contacted the guys at airbagit.com and ive just ben trying to make sure I get everything I need (right) the first time. The one pic I posted of the 2 tanks and compressor I may not use!!!! Plus it turns out a buddy of mine has a connection there so i'm trying to get a better deal!! As far as i'm concerned my kit is ON THE WAY. well see. i'm gonna give it a week and if nothing I may take things back back into my own hands. Today i'm putting on a new hood pad and a new drivers door check. I will update pics of that.. : )

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I don;t know how many times I have seen this done and it always ends in tears.
The bagged look is so old it has whiskers now .
The diff as never designed to run OR sit at such an extreme angle because the homokinetic joint is under extreme strain and will disintegrate before long. Especially with a 3.5 or 4.5 engine.
Next to fail will be the pivot arms center mount in the floor and the axles,when sticking up like dead dogs legs,will be forcing the mount down, eventually tearing it.
Any Qualified automotive engineer will have told you this,but anyone selling bags etc won't because they want your money and don't give a f u c k about your car and any compromise to safety etc they are causing.
The only real way to get the rear down is to install a W124 rear end assembly. You can then use you bags and the camber etc will remain the same. The constant velocity joints of the W124 diff can handle extreme angles with better reliabilty.
The five link style of the W124 diff gives a great ride .
The front end will have the lower control arms banging on the front axle if the car is driven that level.
A few lowered cars that are no longer lowered or have been broken up for parts.
The 250 S on the stand is the exception,being the only 250S or W108 in fact,that was ever fitted with air suspension at the factory
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WOW mercmad6.3 I'm really sorry to upset you.?!!! First off theres many different types of car enthusiast. Some who love to keep there car original. AND THATS FINE> and some who enjoy customizing their cars. To begin, when I bag my 72 sel 4.5 I WILL NOT DRIVE IT WHILE ITS SLAMMED> I understand its bad for it to be driver like that. It's more for while youre parked and at car shows. It gives it a different look. SOME LIKE IT, SOME DONT> theres no need to be set off like you are!! In the future I may put a solid axle in the rear or 5 link out of a w124. ALSO . how do you know those cars are now being parted out??? Im' going to do it right and Everything will be fine.

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Today i'm putting on a new hood pad and a new drivers door check. I will update pics of that.. : )
Def pics of these 2 jobs! I just ordered a hood pad and my drivers door check needs replacing too

Where did you get the door check from?
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Mercmad thanks for the nice pics. Later.

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I ordered the door check from the dealer. Remeber i work there : ) OEM 51.00 installed it today. With door pannel off. I also removed the window motor and regulator. the window would bounce on the way up. Found that the motor only conects with the regulator on the outer half of the teeth and the teeth were almost ground down to nubs.. so I removed the motor, pulled the 8 tooth gear off and fliped it over and pressed it back on. Now i have fresh new teeth and it works like a dream. Installed new door check and all is good. Never ending!!!

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