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Taleb

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w111 ratio
« on: May 17, 2022, 14:34:25 »
hello everyone ,

anybody tell what is the mercedes w111 220 seb  1965 rear excel ratio , as I'm planning to changh the transmission to 5 speed .

thanks

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Re: w111 ratio
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2022, 16:54:27 »
Most of those cars have 4:10 gearing which is stump pulling low.
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Re: w111 ratio
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2022, 19:06:27 »
Most of those cars have 4:10 gearing which is stump pulling low.

So true.  The ratio is further aggravated by the diameter of currently available radial tires, whether on 13" or 14" rims.  I put a W108, 4.5 rearend in my coupe, just after purchasing it in April '92.  That rear-end combined with the tallest 14" tires available at the time, has made the car very enjoyable, whether in town or on the freeway (4spd manual trans model). 
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