Hey Need. I understand your frustration. I have been driving benz diesels since i could drive and i still do to this day. I have gone on many forums and asked exactly what you are asking and i can tell you that most people dont recommend modifiying the diesels. These arn't dragsters but they do have some great highway power which redeems it a little. Bottom line is that some mods are simple with high risks and others are expensive and just outweigh the cost of the machine your tuning. I would get it up to spec like someone here suggested, then play with the alda to get a little more oomph but its a car that can last forever if you just leave it how it is. Other options are maybe trying the w124 300d, that is what i have now and it has a big performance and handling jump up from the w123's. My honest suggestion tho is if you want power and you dont want to spend too much then go with a w124 300e, my fiance has a 91' and while my diesel was down i drove hers around and i was able to smoke most of the cars that wanted to play. It is pretty fast believe it or not and you can get a very nice one for very little money. Sorry Bud but getting the diesel to be a threat is just more headaches and money then its worth. I would love to burn those jap car driving asses in a diesel as much as you would but its just not in the cards.
Last edited by GimmeYurAMG; 09-26-2007 at 12:34 PM.
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