Date registered: Jun 2004
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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