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    Default Loud, Low and Blue? W124 Build

    So you probably remember me from my last w201 build which caught on fire and burnt to the ground, rip.
    ( http://www.stanceworks.com/forums/sh...ad.php?t=69065 )
    BUT I recently I picked up a 1992 400e, In Berryl blue . Of course the asshole who sold it to me gave me the whole "It's a Mercedes, it's a masterpiece and was driven with care" shpeel and I didn't give a fack because I wanted it regardless. So it has ben two weeks and I just picked up a new tranny, Engine harness, secondary Air Pump, Intake hoses, and fuel pumps. All of them will be installed by next week hopefully and then the fun stuff shall happen. This build won't be as crazy as the last because IMO the w124 chassis deserves better Its probably just going to see some chrome 17's, bilstein B8's, cut R129 coils (not sure of those work on w124 as well), fabbed headers to a Catless 2.5 inch pipe to a quad exit (still unsure about what I'm going to do with the exhaust tho), and equal negative camber all around. I would love to someday bag this thing but funds aren't agreeing with me at the moment. Sorry for the potato quality and I don't have very may photos weirdly enough but heres a few...

    Here's a pic from work


    anotha one


    This was taken at like 3 am outside of some trap thots house


    This was the night I got the car and was peeling off that horrible AAA sticker lmao
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    Love the effort you put into the photos

    I'm in. But please keep your promise:


    Quote Originally Posted by 190Evan View Post
    This build won't be as crazy as the last because IMO the w124 chassis deserves better
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    Quote Originally Posted by loekaaz View Post
    But please keep your promise:
    <3 I'll try my hardest, but this one will probably see coilovers, seeing as CATuned just started making them for our cars... . But who knows... and those photos are the ones from my instagram taken on my phone, so that's that.

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    So during this last week the transmission went out on me, just like the last one. Internal clutches were a gonner. So I'm picking one up tomorrow and should have it swapped within a few hours. Then I've got some Bilstein B8's coming and ranger shocks for the rear. I'm on the look right now for some r129 front shock mounts and springs to match. Also I was wondering if anyone on here knows the specs of the w124 rear springs and also if swift makes a set similar to them.

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    keen to see progress. Can't wait till the day i can pick myself a saloon up

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    So I got this little old thing today


    And whilst driving home saw this clean little G


    AND I picked up this beauty as well, God I love a good Reuben


    Also, not sure if anyone even cares, BUT I started to make an apple cider beer with some friends and fuck is it good. Super easy and cheap to make, sitting around 9% alc.


    Then at the end of the day parked the benz next to this little guy at the workshop and got to work!


    More updates coming soon. Car should be running within the next few days. Then lows.

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    Tfw you drive 2 1/2 hours to pick up a trans, swap it in, and it's ruined as well


    But they are sending me another tomorrow the progress will continue

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    So I got the trans in last week and it was running really well besides a small spark issue and then the water pump went out BUT I got all of the parts ordered and also got to getting this thing low. For now the rear will be set up with for ranger shocks, 7 inch DIY camber arms, and cut r129 springs. The front is going to see Bilstein B8's, R129 strut mounts, and cut r129 springs as well. I'm on the hunt for a set of 20K springs for both the front and back but Swift and other companies don't seem to offer sizes similar to the stock width. Here's where I'm at now.


    I ran these springs for about a day until I realized they were doing literally nothing and the car was resting on the bump stops...


    Feel like my car looks out of place in this photo haha

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    So I got a few things in the mail this week

    Also put some of these arms together which should be good for about -12 with room for positive and negative adjustment

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    Angry

    So it sat like this for about a week and then I got the parts and got to doing the water pump

    BTW one of the worst jobs ever on the 400e, no room, stupid design, had to pull the entire front dressing off and it was just stupid. Here's a pic of the bad pump...


    Also you DO have to remove the radiator and tranny hard lines if anyone is interested.


    This thing was at our shop teasing me the whole time and I was hoping the owner would sell it but he wanted it, even with the thrown rod and blown HG...


    Here's a few pics I snapped of the 400 after fixing the pump with the new euro plate during our flood season, haven't been able to do much work because it's been raining like crazy and has been too cold.


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    So little update here, got some time off work and the rear end down! So I'm either going to go with a set of wide flatface wheels like the Work emotions in 18X10.5 et10 If I can find them


    a set of euroline DH's same specs



    or a set of style 5's 17X8 or whatever width they come in off of an old 5 series.



    My choice all depends on my tax return haha. Curious to hear your guys's opinions on these wheels on this chassis. Lemme know! Oh and here's the benz low... Btw that white patch is a bunch of stickers over a small dent from the previous owner, I just haven't gotten to takin them off yet haha, and they are hilarious up close.



    Side angle thooooo



    ALSO I plan on running around -17 camber in the rear and whatever the Silver Project camber plates I'm getting will give me in the front. Just puttin that out there in case it sways your opinion on the wheel choice. Lemme know what you guys think!
    OH and I might be grabbing a genuine full AMG kit minus the trunk spoiler for cheap, spoiler doesn't bother me because I have other plans

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    Dude you make me miss my old W124........ You should go for the three piece AMG monoblock thoes are sexy !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by W124_Starship View Post
    Dude you make me miss my old W124........ You should go for the three piece AMG monoblock thoes are sexy !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Thought about those, love them to death but I'm trying to do something new and that's why I proposed the works. Also three piece monoblocks are pricy $$$$$ Also I plan on running a wing that's not so purist friendly haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by 190Evan View Post
    Thought about those, love them to death but I'm trying to do something new and that's why I proposed the works. Also three piece monoblocks are pricy $$$$$ Also I plan on running a wing that's not so purist friendly haha
    Dude dont worry about the purists they need to just worry about their own cars........a wing ehhh What you should do is a stance DTM/EVO 2 wide body would be soo sick . When i get back state side i think ill build another w124

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    Quote Originally Posted by 190Evan View Post
    Thought about those, love them to death but I'm trying to do something new and that's why I proposed the works. Also three piece monoblocks are pricy $$$$$ Also I plan on running a wing that's not so purist friendly haha
    Please tell me you don't mean a ricer wing right?



    Quote Originally Posted by W124_Starship View Post
    Dude dont worry about the purists they need to just worry about their own cars........a wing ehhh What you should do is a stance DTM/EVO 2 wide body would be soo sick . When i get back state side i think ill build another w124
    Ehhhhh

    NO?!


    **INTENSIFYING HORROR MUSIC**





    Now, I am not a purist in any way. But when you follow this plan, I will get on a plane across the pond and slap you in the face personally.

    Crystal Green is one of the sexiest colors for the 124. And, espacially in combination with an AMG package (Gen1 AMG I guess) slapped on it, this thing will look like a legend.

    Wheels, well... Somehow the W124 is like a cameleon. It suits so many styles. (except retarded offset wide steelies ofcourse...).
    But, If you really need my vote; I would go for some vintage stuff.
    I would love to see a W124 done properly on C4 vette sawblades for example. A bit Lotus Carlton -style you know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by loekaaz View Post
    Please tell me you don't mean a ricer wing right?





    Ehhhhh

    NO?!


    **INTENSIFYING HORROR MUSIC**





    Now, I am not a purist in any way. But when you follow this plan, I will get on a plane across the pond and slap you in the face personally.

    Crystal Green is one of the sexiest colors for the 124. And, espacially in combination with an AMG package (Gen1 AMG I guess) slapped on it, this thing will look like a legend.

    Wheels, well... Somehow the W124 is like a cameleon. It suits so many styles. (except retarded offset wide steelies ofcourse...).
    But, If you really need my vote; I would go for some vintage stuff.
    I would love to see a W124 done properly on C4 vette sawblades for example. A bit Lotus Carlton -style you know?

    Loekaaz! This car is Berryl Blue not crystal green! But yeah I was looking at sawblades but their offset is a little high for my likings and I don't want to run 50mm spacers again. The amount of camber I'm planning on running will be too much for any wheel above +10 offset. I would't do the Evo kit because I have never seen it done truly perfect on a base model car and I don't have the money for body work and buying it in the first place. I think the kit looks best on the w201 chassis, where it belongs.

    I found a good AMG Kit that I'm looking at right now which should accent the car well when low.

    The wing is inspired by Tommk1's car (300ce zender). It a 326 power wing, So no it'n not a ricer wing but it is japanese.

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    Quote Originally Posted by loekaaz View Post

    Crystal Green is one of the sexiest colors for the 124. And, espacially in combination with an AMG package (Gen1 AMG I guess) slapped on it, this thing will look like a legend.
    Never even saw the crystal green but they are very similiar. Here's Berryl Blue
    Here's Crystal green

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    do what you like man!
    im in for updates! keep it up!

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    LOL at "its not a ricer wing but its Japanese" ROFL keep up the good work dude! build is coming along. And the 326 power wing will look sick AF on there!! cant wait to see that. i love how its going to look on tommk1's 124. Screw the MB purist and their opinions on wings. those same purist would snap if they saw you cutting your springs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SD202 View Post
    LOL at "its not a ricer wing but its Japanese" ROFL keep up the good work dude! build is coming along. And the 326 power wing will look sick AF on there!! cant wait to see that. i love how its going to look on tommk1's 124. Screw the MB purist and their opinions on wings. those same purist would snap if they saw you cutting your springs.
    Haha! True, I wouldn't consider it ricer but that's just my opinion and because of my influence of Japanese cars. Tom's car is looking so rad! Have you figured out the leak in your bag set up yet?

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    Bought a set of temporary wheels off of a friend! These will have to hold me over until I receive my tax return haha! the specs are 17X8.5 et35 with a 1.25 inch adapter. They should look nice with the camber I have planned for the rear. I'll keep ya guys posted!


    I've got the caps as well but because they are fake I don't want to go around repping fake BBS's lmao. These wheel also be seeing either blue or gold faces to match the paint of the car.

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    A sun-beaten Z8????? Damn.
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    do what you like man!
    cool cars

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    Quote Originally Posted by white out View Post
    A sun-beaten Z8????? Damn.
    Yeah....I don't know if they all were Alpina's but this one was and it was absolutely ruined, the owner always comes by the shop to get shit fixed, he breaks the thing weekly.

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    Just a photo at the bank to keep this build to date...

    Also I will be making some wood cupholder inserts that are stained to match the wood in placer of the little center console that I ****, If anyones interested after I get a few prototypes made I'll ship them for hella cheap. Right here

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