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    Quote Originally Posted by charlestonfrech View Post
    So your car is pretty happy with the wheel sizes and ET?

    I have a w123 300d sedan and have been looking at a set of 17x7.5 ET35 up front and a 17x8.5 ET35 out back?

    Any input or thoughts on that?

    Car is gorgeous, I wish mine was a TD.
    I think you'll end up needing spacers front and rear with those offsets. My fronts are 17x8 et38 and the scrape they tie rods when turning. My rears are 17x9 et30 and you can't stick a piece of paper between my inner wheel well and my wheel. Hope that helps.

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    Car looks great! also love the cleanliness of the garage.


    Quote Originally Posted by mike-81-240d View Post
    Found my exhaust leak... Downpipe is split in two pieces... New one should be here Thursday thanks to summit racing.

    Also she likes to whore out and hog the garage.

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    What paint did you use for the headlights? I wanna do that to my euros when I buy new lenses.

    1989 Chevy Camaro RS | 1981 Mercedes 500SE AMG

    Quote Originally Posted by Skraight. View Post
    And don't let the **** from the guy above get to you, he said he is saving up to buy a del sol lol.

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    Hell yeah i want a wagon too
    1987 Saab 900s

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    Quote Originally Posted by 12ammkv View Post
    Car looks great! also love the cleanliness of the garage.
    Thanks! The garage Is my dad's pride and joy, he's so OCD about it.

    Quote Originally Posted by RubbderDucky View Post
    What paint did you use for the headlights? I wanna do that to my euros when I buy new lenses.
    I used a krylon gloss grey from home-depot, I think I may go darker when I get my next set of headlights for a project.

    Quote Originally Posted by Anderson Auto View Post
    Hell yeah i want a wagon too
    Wagons are so practical man!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike-81-240d View Post
    Thanks! The garage Is my dad's pride and joy, he's so OCD about it.

    I used a krylon gloss grey from home-depot, I think I may go darker when I get my next set of headlights for a project.


    Wagons are so practical man!!!!
    I meant for the yellow reflectors, my bad, didn't explain myself properly. Lol.

    1989 Chevy Camaro RS | 1981 Mercedes 500SE AMG

    Quote Originally Posted by Skraight. View Post
    And don't let the **** from the guy above get to you, he said he is saving up to buy a del sol lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RubbderDucky View Post
    I meant for the yellow reflectors, my bad, didn't explain myself properly. Lol.
    Ahhhhhh yes that was krylon yellow stained glass paint.

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    I went with a 15x8 et15 on my 300d, ordered today

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike-81-240d View Post
    Ahhhhhh yes that was krylon yellow stained glass paint.
    Thanks boss, you are the man. Loving this thing.

    1989 Chevy Camaro RS | 1981 Mercedes 500SE AMG

    Quote Originally Posted by Skraight. View Post
    And don't let the **** from the guy above get to you, he said he is saving up to buy a del sol lol.

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    How did the rear speaker install go? Im gonna go with boston acoustic S45 on the front as they go right in and have no issue with the grill. I have scoured the net trying to find a newer post about this and yours is the very recent. Any info you could provide would be great!

    AJ

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    Looking good man. Why not real bbs' though?

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    That thing looks mint! Only thing is that for some reason those wheels don't seem to fit in the looks... Maybe it's because your running such a small profile tires without being actually that "low" if you know what i mean? At that height i would prefer a bit meatier look but thts just my opinion regardless I like the overall look! Followed you on hipstergram
    Last edited by Jazka_; 03-24-2013 at 07:02 PM.

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    I like it. Got a classy feel to it

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajohansson View Post
    How did the rear speaker install go? Im gonna go with boston acoustic S45 on the front as they go right in and have no issue with the grill. I have scoured the net trying to find a newer post about this and yours is the very recent. Any info you could provide would be great!

    AJ
    The rear speakers were cake, took 8 mins tops each side including solder time.

    Let me know what you'd like to know and I'll try my best to describe it.

    Quote Originally Posted by RubbderDucky View Post
    Thanks boss, you are the man. Loving this thing.
    Thanks man! Best of luck on the 126!

    Quote Originally Posted by SlowProgress View Post
    Looking good man. Why not real bbs' though?
    I just stumbled onto these on craigslist one day and texted the guy... He ended up saying a price I couldn't resist, so they'll work for now till I plan my next wheel attack. I don't know where I sit with these wheels because after all they are not direct reps of RS's they're more of a RS/RC090 hybrid, yet they're produced by a legit wheel manufacturer(koenig). I have no doubts about the structure of the wheels and I've only owned BBS, ATS, Barrock, and Mercedes wheels before.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jazka_ View Post
    That thing looks mint! Only thing is that for some reason those wheels don't seem to fit in the looks... Maybe it's because your running such a small profile tires without being actually that "low" if you know what i mean? At that height i would prefer a bit meatier look but thts just my opinion regardless I like the overall look! Followed you on hipstergram
    I get what you're saying, I orginally wanted staggered 16's, but I think once she's bagged the 17's will look perfect tucking in the wells while parked.

    Quote Originally Posted by thefuzz View Post
    I like it. Got a classy feel to it
    Thanks!

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    By the way it was prime weather today.


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    dangg....i would seriously would like to get those for a daily....except they cost 40grand over here...

    I like it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by blink_me92 View Post
    dangg....i would seriously would like to get those for a daily....except they cost 40grand over here...

    I like it!
    Holy.... 40k? Wow top dollar for a turbo wagon here is about $15-20K. I paid $4500...

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    Thanks for the info on the speakers. I think im gonna run new wire too.

    I think your ride would look sick with the MB round euro headlights.

    AJ

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajohansson View Post
    Thanks for the info on the speakers. I think im gonna run new wire too.

    I think your ride would look sick with the MB round euro headlights.

    AJ
    I had low spec euros on both of my old sedans.


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    love the car, i know a guy in eugene who buys and sells a ton of those cars, happen to remember the dudes name?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dieselwillis View Post
    love the car, i know a guy in eugene who buys and sells a ton of those cars, happen to remember the dudes name?
    Can't say I know, I'm not really in Oregon very often... Too many veggie oil freaks down there.

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    I broke out my SLR again yesterday. Rolling shots on wednesday.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mike-81-240d View Post
    I broke out my SLR again yesterday. Rolling shots on wednesday.
    Dammit I better free up my plans


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    http://www.superturbodiesel.com/

    Have you checked those forums? Your TD has a lot of free hp and torque left:p

    Might be interesting for you to look in to!

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    This thing looks beautiful, me and my father have nice 190 reasonably dropped on a set of fake bbs' plans for something real when funds allow, but just bought myself a really nice white w124 wagon and your car is great inspiration

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