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How do I go about doing this 400E brake conversion on my 87 2.3? Is it expensive? Hard? Where do I get the "kit"?

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It's not a "kit." It's the replacement of the rotor and calipers from a '93 400E or newer (thicker rotors than '92) with alteration or replacement of the metal dust sheilds. You don't need to change the master cylinder or brake booster, the original one will work fine. The swap is a "bolt on" conversion for W201's that already have the ventilated front rotors from the W124, otherwise if your front rotors are the solid discs, then you should consider changing the spindles/control arm or be prepared to make some adjustments to prevent rubbing.
 

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One more note: You may want to go with a bigger rim size like 16" or 17" so it clears the calipers. Im not sure what offset you can go with on a 16" rim, but a 17" rim should definately clear.
 

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The 'lightweight' 16"x7" polished CLK wheels clear the 400E calipers, but they might not be your cup'o tea. I have a set on my 2.3-16, with the center powercoated black and rebuilt 400E calipers all around.

Here's a pic of the CLK wheel I'm referring to:


FYI: you'd also have to change the lugs if you were to go with the CLKs.
 
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