a rim shop where we do custom installs all the time. The latest setups weve done are 22 rears and 20 fronts on both the C6 Vette and a Lexus SC 430. I test fitted the 2022 setup on my SL and it was mouth watering to say the least. I could run 22s in the front as well but that lifts the car too much in the front. We just put 24s on a 300C Chrysler and it came out awesome. Keep in mind that on the benz
Quote Originally Posted by Ears I bought the BRA from a member here (he can chime in and be acknowledged if he wishes) on a lark. I have installed it only once and it does prevent the hood from being opened unles removed. I posted the ONLY picture I think that exists just to gig Nobby... You got me as well Looking at the front with those two black spoiler things sticking up on the bonnet I thought
Quote Originally Posted by A&Ls300SL You got me as well Looking at the front with those two black spoiler things sticking up on the bonnet I thought it was where the name Ears came from Nickname has been with me for many more years than my car is old and was bestowed on me by a friend... Like the Bra Id even like to have the hardtop ski racks etc just to complete the package but cant make myself spend
Quote Originally Posted by nobby Mike Mike Mike.....just when I thought you were growing as an SL owner you come up with this idea. Euros to US style bumpers. Sacrilege. And Nobby I thought you knew so much about 107s You do know that the 1973s have Euro bumpers with bumperettes. Right Im going for this look in black minus that license plate. httpwww.benzworld.orgforumsatta...at-450slsm.jpg My modifications
Posted by Stashman94 I bought a 1985 380SL a couple months back and one of the control arm mounting tabs are almost completely broking off of the front subframe on the drivers side. I was hoping someone would know a place or website to purchase a subframe so I can hopefully replace this before it turns catastrophic. Thank you guys very much. One hand holding session for each new member. httpwww.benzworld.orgforumsr-c1...ka-egv107.html
I recently replaced a cracked front subframe on my 380sl. I found one from a wrecking yard here in so cal for 300. This particular yard specializes in MB. Definitely buy a complete subframe bushing kit. Also consider looking at your gear box while you are working on the front subframe. I replaced mine. Its.a pain to access again later.
you said earlier be careful not to splash brake fluid onto any painted surfaces when you remove the reservoir.  Then pour some clean brake fluid into the reservoir (while holding it at eye level) and see if fluid flows freely through both ports in the bottom.  If it doesn&39t - you may have the same problem.    __________________  Jeff Klepac - Immediate Past President mercedes
Quote Originally Posted by mknmike Heres all I have on the list so far. Not too much but not bad for a single day. - trunk rubber mat (lfedje) - distributor cover (lfedje) - ECU Including its harness (MBG) - Fuel Pressure Regulator (MBG) - Blower Motor (mikewerks) - Windshield Washer Fluid Bottle (RadioTek) - Whole Sound System (RadioTek) - front speakers (RadioTek - front bumper - AC Controls & knobs
Realized today that I didnt install the idler arm bushing I bought to do while doing the rest of my front end work. Luckily I had not finished torquing everything or taken the car off the jack stands. Took about an hour. Took the lower nut off and pulled out the lower bushing with channel locks. I then put a deep socket just smaller than the sleeve into the sleeve and knocked the top bushing and the
The smog pump for my car was the same as a buick riviera and cost a fraction of the price for a mercedes smog pump. The things have a tendency to seize if they sit so spray some lube or something in there. I have to pull the thing apart completely and clean it every 2 years for smog. Wow Nobby I never saw those carpeting picture looks real nice. Luckily my carpet is in decent shape for now though I
I can weld to some degree but not upside down with the car 8 inches above the ground and an engine that leaks so much oil that my garage is under consideration as a Superfund Site. Trust me I am not worried about rust on the subframe. The subframe and front underside of the car is entirely and completely coated with rustproofing oilgrease of not less than 14. The UNDERCOATING hasnt seen water in years.
My front rotors were gone at 32000 miles...lots of loud squeeeking from 5-0 mph at complete stop from the fronts....pads were replaced at 27000 so I have somewhat new pads on the new rotors and problem was solved...
What a PIA. Removed top nuts first after putting car on stands. Had to deal with the expansion tank which was a pain. Old shocks came off like a breeze. Difficulty getting the new ones on. Tricky fit but the front shocks are done. And OMG am I impressed with the Bilstein HDs up front. Got rid of creaks stabilized the ride ride height up about an inch handles the corners better. Overall very impressed.
the frt valve on the outside is very different looking compared to the old unit I have seen both. Looks like mercedes did a complete overhaul on the design just kept the price the same. there is one on ebay right now (used) and it is the old version. I have a picture of the new one and they are definately different. I just have not experienced any abc lights coming on at all. Can you estimate how long after you started to notice the hissing that the lights came on tks
Quote Originally Posted by benzportland Im too embarrassed to admit this to anyone in person but would like to get it off my chest. Recently I was driving in San Francisco after it had rained. I was approaching a very nice looking young couple dressed formally (tux evening gown flowers etc). They were standing near the edge of the sidewalk. Neither I nor my passenger noticed the huge lake-size puddle
I believe 11K is a fair price. You are wise to get a pre-purchase independent inspection. If you go through with the purchase you should establish and maintain a relationship with an independent MB trained shop as they are likely more familiar with servicing cars of this era and will offer better hourly rates. You should check out the Recommended Repair Shops forum for shops in your area httpwww.benzworld.orgforumsu-s-...a-atlanta.html
and this is what it is supposed to look like on a 89 560SL I have seen other 8889 560SLs and I do not see this gap where there is a slight overlap and hides the shock completely out of sight. Can anyone else confirm this one way or the other Thx The 380SLs had a gap like that -- your photo looks like the way my 1983 380SL is. I wonder if they sourced you the bumper shocks for a 380SL Or perhaps mercedes
Quote Originally Posted by BLACKOUTnismo I bought them for my 09 frontier with just 2 coilover spacers. Without them my alignment was unable to be performed properly. Just be weary of the 290 charge that the dealer wants to install four bolts. Your best bet is to install the bolts yourself then take it to the dealership afterwards. Edit The bolts are 18 a piece. total cost came to about 80 for the
Here are a series of shots with the thing disassembled. Through the front wheel wells we see...nothing They completely removed the front sub-frame and lashed the motor in with a spare dockline or something. LOL This gave me a good view of the mounting tabs for the lowers as well as everything else. They look pretty clean to me. I asked Carlos the Cuban Genius to wire-brush it and give the whole thing
Thanks so much for your concern everybody. Im concerned too. Its just that now is not the time. He needs the rack and Im on night-shift and besides -- it is already re-mounted I see now that I should have waited another week to do this big job or rather have this job done. Starting this coming Friday I am off for eleven days straight and could devote myself to it completely go find welders and order
Here are some pics of the conversion. There is a complete write up some where but I could not find it. It may be on the mercedes Heritage site. Car would look ridiculous with what you propose but it is yours.
Quote Originally Posted by rowdie Here are some pics of the conversion. There is a complete write up some where but I could not find it. It may be on the mercedes Heritage site. Car would look ridiculous with what you propose but it is yours. Think u 4got the pix there R..
Quote Originally Posted by BrooklynMatt Good morning all. Ive been lurking here for quite some time and am finally posting in need of a little help. I am wrapping up some work on the front end and just completed an overhaul of the front brakes. New pads rotors and hoses and a rebuilt caliper on the RH (US pass) side. My trouble is the rotor on the RH side does not spin freely due to the pads dragging
Apparently M-benz of chattanooga Tennessee has completely replaced the entire Convertible system last year. He supposibly hit a deer and it totalled the convertible. So as of right now the entire convertible is suppose to be new including all the actuators The Main pump underneath the spare tire was the only thing he had replaced that was a remanned part. After seeing How they repainted the car I can
Quote Originally Posted by JuiceDD Apparently M-benz of chattanooga Tennessee has completely replaced the entire Convertible system last year. He supposibly hit a deer and it totalled the convertible. So as of right now the entire convertible is suppose to be new including all the actuators The Main pump underneath the spare tire was the only thing he had replaced that was a remanned part. After seeing
I now have a SL65 front bumper to sell. It is complete ready to bolt on. Includes inner frames and reinforcement new fog lights new 5 mesh grilles headlight washer doors tow hook door. Ready to R&R on your car. It is 744 brilliant silver. I bought it used a few months ago. Painted and assembled to put on a SL55. Its got a few miles and few minor rock chips but pretty immaculate overall. It has front
Quote Originally Posted by okbarnett I now have a SL65 front bumper to sell. It is complete ready to bolt on. Includes inner frames and reinforcement new fog lights new 5 mesh grilles headlight washer doors tow hook door. Ready to R&R on your car. It is 744 brilliant silver. I bought it used a few months ago. Painted and assembled to put on a SL55. Its got a few miles and few minor rock chips but pretty
I didnt change the shocks they were changed a few years ago and are Bilstein HDs. Tie rods sway bar bushes engine mounts and the front engine shock were also changed. I couldnt get to the left engine shock because of access problems but Ill change that when I replace the exhaust system and am able to remove the down pipe from the manifold - that should make it easier to access the shock. The front engine shock was completely shot...there was no damping capability at all.
I used the Meyle brand I got them from mercedessource. They have a nice little DIY booklet that I used that came with the kit. Ive used other Meyle components they seem to be of excellent quality. In the DIY booklet they suggested removing the tie rod connection at the wheel side which will make it easier to drop the subframe. I was replacing the tie rods so I completely removed them. I didnt have
Quote Originally Posted by cbrinkley71 It all started with a simple brake squeal... I though it was just time to replace the pads (I have only owned the car a few months). I wanted to check the rotor thickness before I ordered new pads. Turns out my pads are fine but...rotors are well below minimum spec and the metal clip that holds the dust seal on the calipers are corroded to almost nothing and falling apart. Since I am replacing rotors I might as well replace bearings. The car only has 73K on it so maybe I didnt need to. The rebuild kit was 23 per side I havent found rebuilt calipers for less than 100 each. I figured I might as well give the rebuild a try I might learn something. Well then...since you are opening everything up....may I recommend new flex brake lines. they might look good on the outside but they are still old.....40 years old. Youll need at least a liter of DOT 3 or 4 brake fluid for a complete flush and may I suggest you do a quick flush first before you change your lines and rebuild your calipers....no point in fouling them once they are re-newd. A pressure bleeder in recommended for flushing...it will save your master from abuse. You can buy one or make one. The DIY 20 brake bleeder httpwww.benzworld.orgforumsr-c1...elf-bleed.html
Quote Originally Posted by reno4u2 I need to replace the stainless steel cover on the front bumper on my 560SL. Found a complete bumper on CL for a 1979 450SLSLC. Will the stainless steel cover fit on mine Thanks much... Yes everything EXCEPT the bumper shocks should be correct (US model to US model). Be very careful when you removeinstall those covers...I did it with wooden blocks to carefully bend
I think that when the time comes to do any of this work I am going to remove the front subframe and completely rebuild it. I have the spring compressor. I am starting to pick up parts as I see targets of opportunity.
Time to do my brakes as well. But its funny you mention fingers. I only have 9 left. They dont grow back. At 55 I am going to let my Indy do the work. Like 800.00 for the complete job. New Pads and Rotors up front. 2005 SL55.
Our remanufactured shocks come with new ball joints. They will only cost you 650.00 each. Let me know if you need any more information or have any questions. Thanks Adam Air Suspension Kits Air Shocks Suspension Parts Struts - Arnott Industries adamarnottinc.com Quote Originally Posted by madjack4 Hi wondering if anyone has found a supplier for the ball joints that are pressed into the front abc strut both sides are worn out on mine merc only supply complete struts at 1200 aprox each thanks