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'93 Sportline Control Arms

I have a 1993 300ce Sportline with the 124.052 body. I'm looking to replace the front control arms and have run into a problem.
Everyone seems to list the Sportline control arm replacements in two groups for the 1993, as VIN 000000 to C017668 or from C017669 on up.
I happen to have VIN B905899. The problem is that no one carries the VIN 000000 to C017668 control arms, they all list them as out of stock.
Would anyone happen to have a source for VIN 000000 to C017668 Sportline control arms, or possibly what else would fit the car?
Thanks in advance.
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Sportline controls arms are going to be pretty much a dealer only part.

IIRC, the control arm bushings are not included with the dealer part. They must be purchased separately.
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Thanks for the feedback guys.

If I wanted to order a set of non-Sportline lower control arms and to then upgrade the arms with Sporteline bushings, what LCAs should I buy? Based on what I'm reading the only difference between the standard W124 LCAs and the Sportline LCAs is the bushing, it this correct?

Again, this is for an original, stock, '93 300CE Sportline.
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Nope, the A arm is physically different between Sportline and non-Sportline.

I would avoid Febi A-arms even if they did make a Sportline version. Last I heard, they were made in China.

I don't know of any aftermarket supplier of Sportline arms rendering them pretty much a dealer only item if you're looking to get new A arms.
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I'm pretty sure the only difference with Sportline LCAs is that the inner bushings are simply stiffer. I believe the chassis cutoff is to delineate between the LCAs with the replaceable and non-replaceable balljoints.

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IIRC, there is also a 124-330-06-75 Sportline bushing kit.

AutohausAZ sells it/used to sell it and is/was made by Lemfoerder who is most likely the OES to MB.

I would also suggest replacing the eccentric bolt just for the sake of safety. MB p/n#2013300018
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Nope, the A arm is physically different between Sportline and non-Sportline.
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I'm pretty sure the only difference with Sportline LCAs is that the inner bushings are simply stiffer.
Which side of the fence are we at, gentlemen?
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Sportline suspension bits.

Being a w124 coupe owner of two years there comes a time to begin refurbishing the 25 yo suspension; OEM front to back. After 10 months of scouring the earth for true OEM suspension components, mainly Sportline spec., it is my understanding the difference between the two is in a bushing's hardness. The "Shore durometer hardness scale" is often sighted.

Bit by bit new OEM Sportline front dampers were sourced, as was most everything else on both front/rear axles. A thorough rebuilding right down to new hardware where possible was the way north... In only one instance,,, new Sportline coil springs were substituted by Eibach street sport springs bought while in Germany. Lufthansa lov'd the weight. The rear swaybar was a mix and match with an E420 sedan IIRC. It's all good.

Here's a link to 124 Performance. http://www.w124performance.com/docs/...4_swaybars.pdf



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Thanks for the feedback guys.

If I wanted to order a set of non-Sportline lower control arms and to then upgrade the arms with Sporteline bushings, what LCAs should I buy? Based on what I'm reading the only difference between the standard W124 LCAs and the Sportline LCAs is the bushing, it this correct?

Again, this is for an original, stock, '93 300CE Sportline.

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Do you really really need Sportline-specific control arms? Are you going to go racing around a track?
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