Author Topic: W113 Front Axle, Rear Axle  (Read 4784 times)

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W113 Front Axle, Rear Axle
« on: December 24, 2021, 23:45:36 »
Used Front and Rear axles. No calipers, but rotors/drums present. Not parting out at this time.
a) Front Axle $650 USD
b) rear axle $850 USD

Local pickup.

« Last Edit: December 25, 2021, 06:08:39 by cabrioletturbo »
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Re: W113 Front Axle, Rear Axle
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2022, 19:49:50 »
Is the rear axel still for sale?

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Re: W113 Front Axle, Rear Axle
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2022, 20:52:02 »
You may want to post the differential gear ratio. It should be stamped into a flat machined surface on the side of the diff.
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Re: W113 Front Axle, Rear Axle
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2022, 00:15:41 »
You may want to post the differential gear ratio. It should be stamped into a flat machined surface on the side of the diff.

Good idea, Cees. I am at the point to move this in storage, may as well do that now. I am however sure this is stock 1964 230SL diff, whatever the common ratio was for that model.
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Re: W113 Front Axle, Rear Axle
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2022, 01:21:10 »
Interested ( and am in Canada) but need rear diff ratio.  It’s stamped lower front drivers side on the diff housing.  Will likely be ( from Dr Benz, Lambton , Ontario) :” The lowest standard gearing in a 113 is 4.08  There is also 3.92, 3.75, and 3.69  3.75 was only available on 230SL's and is a drum brake axle. “

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Re: W113 Front Axle, Rear Axle
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2022, 15:47:00 »
I have got drum axle complete, then another diff internals. Reach me via PM for details. Let's see if I can help you anyhow.
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Re: W113 Front Axle, Rear Axle
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2022, 15:50:38 »
Is the rear axel still for sale?

yes it is available, I sent you a PM. Thanks.
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Re: W113 Front Axle, Rear Axle
« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2022, 16:06:19 »
the diff internals read 3.75 . assume the axle is the same, as both came from a 230SL resto.
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Re: W113 Front Axle, Rear Axle
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2022, 15:01:06 »
CABRIOLETTETURBO ( vendor):
   One of your replies is a bit confusing.  I think you are indicating diff ratio is 3.75 correct?  Kindly post a pic of stamping on diff housing pls.
   Below is pic of differential housing stamping (4.08) from my 1970 280 SL, as an example ( lower left side of housing….likely covered in road grime).

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Re: W113 Front Axle, Rear Axle
« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2022, 05:07:42 »
CABRIOLETTETURBO ( vendor):
   One of your replies is a bit confusing.  I think you are indicating diff ratio is 3.75 correct?  Kindly post a pic of stamping on diff housing pls.
   Below is pic of differential housing stamping (4.08) from my 1970 280 SL, as an example ( lower left side of housing….likely covered in road grime).

will check on sunday
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Re: W113 Front Axle, Rear Axle
« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2023, 19:23:36 »
So I guess I could not find the ratio on the diff drum. I will have another crack at it, as it may be on a completely different place since it is off of an ealry 230SL (middle bottom, rear of the drum). 
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Re: W113 Front Axle, Rear Axle
« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2023, 19:45:01 »
the diff internals read 3.75 .
Cabrioletturbo,
I've never had a differential open.  Where's the ratio stamped on the internals?  On some of the actual gears?  Just curious.

One of your replies is a bit confusing.  I think you are indicating diff ratio is 3.75 correct?  Kindly post a pic of stamping on diff housing pls.
Bshaunessy,
Do you also have a 230 now?  Or, are you looking for a gearing transplant doner to change the ratio inside your 280 differential/axle?

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Tech manual stuff on differentials:  https://www.sl113.org/wiki/DriveShaft/Differential
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Re: W113 Front Axle, Rear Axle
« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2023, 13:36:03 »
RWMASTEL / Rodd
  Have 1970 280 SL auto with a 4.08 diff.  I was looking for a lower ratio diff to transplant .  The ratio of the 230 diff in this post remains a mystery.

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Re: W113 Front Axle, Rear Axle
« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2023, 20:33:49 »
I've never done such work, but it seems on our forums people more often swap entire rear axles to get the diff ratio they want.  Maybe some experts will share what it takes to do a diff transplant in the axle assembly.  (Or, try a good search.)  It might be worth waiting on a disk brake axle with a desirable ratio already present.
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Re: W113 Front Axle, Rear Axle
« Reply #14 on: May 24, 2023, 17:06:45 »
RWMASTEL / Rodd
  Have 1970 280 SL auto with a 4.08 diff.  I was looking for a lower ratio diff to transplant .  The ratio of the 230 diff in this post remains a mystery.

Okay, okay. The ratio is coming...
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Re: W113 Front Axle, Rear Axle
« Reply #15 on: May 24, 2023, 20:58:43 »
Okay, okay. The ratio is coming...

Here is the long-awaited ratio.
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Re: W113 Front Axle, Rear Axle
« Reply #16 on: May 24, 2023, 20:59:52 »
I alos have the main diff gear @ 3.75. $500USD. Not sure what it take to retrofit. Ask Dan (Benzbarn).
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