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Would this diff work in a 280?

Started by MB_Mike, 05 September 2010, 07:11 AM

MB_Mike

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Mercedes-rear-differential-limited-slip-3-27-ratio-/230518810773?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item35abfde895

Thinking about the 280se "AMG" that I picked up, I thought this would be cool. I figure with the high gear ratio anyway this would simply make the car an LSD.
1987 Home market 560 SEL

Big_Richard

it would work in there.

I'd love to have that for my 6.9, it would make it into a bullet.

MB_Mike

Too bad I missed the auction.  :(

MT wouldn't all 6.9 have this? What is the typical ratio?
1987 Home market 560 SEL

Big_Richard

Quote from: MB_Mike on 05 September 2010, 08:39 AM
Too bad I missed the auction.  :(

MT wouldn't all 6.9 have this? What is the typical ratio?

Factory 6.9 diff ratio is 2.65:1 and they have an LSD as standard.

That diff would turn any 6.9 into a rocket but lower its top speed, not that its really much of an issue.

s class

That diff would fit in a 280SE, but I dont think it would be a good idea.  Standard ratio in a 280SE auto is 3.69.  Any ratio lower than that is going to lower the revs and labour the engine.  The 280 motor doesn't exactly have power to spare when shifting a 1650kg W116 around.  


[color=blue]'76 6.9 Euro[/color], [color=red]'78 6.9 AMG[/color], '80 280SE, [color=brown]'74 350SE[/color], [color=black]'82 500SEL euro full hydro, '83 500SEL euro full hydro [/color], '81 500SL

SELfor50

That would be farking unreal in a 6.9.  The 3.07:1 LSD is off tap (top speed lowered to about 210kph).

But this would lower it under 200 but it'd get there so damn quick.  Upset I missed this, seems like a great buy for whoever collected it.

Cam.