As this has been quite a wide topic, hosted by Owner Doolar, I Think it would be time to lift this topic, Rear End
and what to use for performance enhancements.
I would like some input and knowlege about the differences. First what I found out about the drive shafts, there are
at least two shafts for the fitment on our 036 and 034, also there are shafts from the R129 variety wich apparently
will fit the V8 124's. Same length they are and does fit for Exchange/repair.
As you who have followed Doolar, know he broke/twisted one shaft on his E420! non ASR but only 280hp.
The shaft that Went "South" was the type with a 25mm dia. the 036 has the 32mm shaft and ASR, I do not
know what was available for the 500SL.
As i seems, the SL500 or SL600 later ones, I do not know when that happened, I have seen both SL60, SL600 and SL500
with the 25mm!!! shaft. I find that a bit strange, did MB trust the ASR or the ESP to do the "job" saving the shafts
I would also like some input on the differential, interchangability and strengthwise too.
I hope to have delivered soon '92 500SL drive shafts, I am about to rebuild the 400E rear end and by that
change to the 32mm shafts, I do not trust the OEM 25mm's to take the thrust from the W210 072 E50 motor.
I will be back when this and more knowlege comes up.