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STD Exclusive: 15mm sway bar, the unauthorized biography.
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Re: STD Exclusive: 15mm sway bar, the unauthorized biography.
Call the Classic Center and find out (the number is in the picture above). They said there were 5 available in Germany and all 5 were ordered within 3 days. Winmutt and I got one each, who got the other three I have no idea.

I couldn't wait to install it.

Tool list:
Jack, stands, wheel chocks.
17mm socket for the tires
17mm wrench to hold the link end
13mm socket for the bushing caps

The R&R guide can be found here: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.pauldrayton.com/uploadfiles/merc/Service/W123/w123CD2/Program/Chassis/32-310.pdf">http://www.pauldrayton.com/uploadfiles/ ... 32-310.pdf</a><!-- m -->
Note that steps 4/11 can be skipped, the bar will go out and in easily with the exhaust in place. Just spin the bar around so that it is pointing towards the rear. Do not forget to apply new loctite to the bushing cap bolt threads.

Time to complete: 30minutes from the car leaving the ground to the car touching down. Very easy

Now is also the perfect time to upgrade to the metal links, using the plastic links will not hurt,

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Cornering is definitely better and much more flat. I haven't taken it to it's limit yet but it seems worth the money so far. Big Grin


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06-13-2008, 05:54 AM
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Re: STD Exclusive: 15mm sway bar, the unauthorized biography.
$190 for me, the price is goung up, they quoted me $260. There is now ONE left and the price for that one will be $260 they told me.
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06-13-2008, 05:12 PM
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Who did you talk to? If you are an MBCA member they will give you a discount.
06-13-2008, 06:16 PM
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Re: STD Exclusive: 15mm sway bar, the unauthorized biography.
I talked to Woody. They said that the prices had just been adjusted two days ago, but gave me a discount when I told him that you and winmutt had just bought some for way less.
1979 240D- 'Sporty 240', 313K miles - GT2260V turbo, 4 speed manual with shorty knob, Air/Water Aftercooler, Many other Mods.

1982 300SD - 232 K miles - 'Big Black'

1986 F-250 4x4 6.9 Diesel, 150K miles - No turbo kit......Yet!

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06-13-2008, 06:36 PM
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Re: STD Exclusive: 15mm sway bar, the unauthorized biography.
Ah, winmutt talked to Tom and I talked to Scott.

Sounds like they realized how rare its become.
06-13-2008, 11:38 PM
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Re: STD Exclusive: 15mm sway bar, the unauthorized biography.
I got mine yesterday. I'll put it in next weekend when I do my front end rebuild, vogtlands and engine mounts. Should be a busy weekend. Big Grin
1979 240D- 'Sporty 240', 313K miles - GT2260V turbo, 4 speed manual with shorty knob, Air/Water Aftercooler, Many other Mods.

1982 300SD - 232 K miles - 'Big Black'

1986 F-250 4x4 6.9 Diesel, 150K miles - No turbo kit......Yet!

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06-19-2008, 07:29 PM
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Re: STD Exclusive: 15mm sway bar, the unauthorized biography.
bgkast Wrote:I got mine yesterday. I'll put it in next weekend when I do my front end rebuild, vogtlands and engine mounts. Should be a busy weekend. Big Grin
Talk to vstech and get him to sell you a TD front sway bar so you can do that while you are in there.
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06-19-2008, 08:39 PM
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The front bar is deeper work than I want to go (Drain some coolant, remove booster, remove battery tray, etc). All of which are doing great as-is right now.

I tossed the car around a quite a bit more than normal yesterday and I couldn't get any tire slide so I'm happy with the better ride of the 15mm rear bar for now. Smile

I'll switch to the progressive rate rear springs whenever I get around to swapping my slightly rusty left trailing arm some day.
06-20-2008, 02:33 AM
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Ya I am in the same boat about the work to do it. I may however be installing some 1/2 nub spring pads in the front to fix my rear rake from the Vogtlands once and for all, at which point I will do it. It could be even next year before that happens. I had planned on doing it when the engine was out, however that was the last thing on my mind at the time.


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