I would like to get larger wheels for my 1981 300TD to lower highway RPM and that will make it look nice. I'm looking to get educated on this issue and receive advice as well as rims that will fit the car.
Thanks, I remember that thread. So that answers the style and availability question however its not clear what the size limit is before I run into major clearance issues. Will this adequately lower the engine's RPMs? I don't know what the best RPM would be but I imagine right at 2700RPM (engine's peak torque rpm) would be best at 70mph.
1. Plug & play (get corresponding speedo to ensure accurate speed reading)
2. Slightly slower acceleration (not much), slightly better MPG (if mostly performed on the highway) and lower RPM. MPG and acceleration are relative, depending on vehicle condition and manner of driving.
Haha, yeah something like the above. LOL JK It seems to me that these vehicles are not going to get significantly better MPG however, how would it affect engine life and keep carbon in the engine, turbo and exhaust to a minimum?
Also, I've been searching and its been difficult to find any 2.88 differentials. How much is a fair price?
OK so I finally got around to doing the flex discs after just replacing both rear calipers and pads. I have the bolts off, the 2 screws for the center bearing off, and the sleeve that took a 46mm wrench.
The &#$&^ drive shaft will not come down and I cannot get the shaft to move enough to go...
Well today my friend checked his coolant, and their is oil in the water :crybaby2: So we know the head gasket is on its way out. Other then that the car is running pretty good. I was wondering if anyone out there knows of someone in the SF Bayarea that would be able or should I say willing to...
I am still getting small drips of water into the spare wheel well and rear washer bottle areas of my wagon.
I know its nothing to do with the rear or side window seals as I have checked them and fixed any problems.
The service manual explains that the "rear venting system" may need resealing...
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