Since R129 and W124 share many suspension components, I don't think I could find any better place to ask. I want to "upgrade" shocks/struts on my 1995 R129 SL500 to a "sport" shortened version, but there are NO options for R129 (other than a full special order B12 kit)
I'm willing to do an unorthodox experiment with W124 shocks/struts on this car, but need some preliminary measurements...
Does anyone here have some original W124 shocks and struts in the garage and could possibly offer me the measurements of these units fully extended A and fully compressed B? Front and rear if possible (rear off the non self leveling I'm assuming)?
Here is my thought process, after doing some numbers searching, Koni for example, for the front, does not differentiate between any W124 from 1985-1995, be it 260E or E500, so valving is not my concern, and physically, struts will bolt right up. Shaft lengths is the unknown for me...