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As to the 1974 240D I bought recently: is there a correct measurement for rear wheel lip to center of the rear wheels, or something similar, so I can see if it is sitting too low? My dad thinks it is in the rear, but I can't decide, it appears to more or less sit level to me. I think we're just used to newer cars like my 140 S Class having their rears way up in the air.

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My 240D sits pretty low, too, especially under a load. This is usually not a problem. You may want to install a set of new bilstein's and , of course, check your center mount on your differential.

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I liked the look of my neighbor's 123 diesel, the rear of which sits lower than mine. When we checked the part numbers we found he had weak rear springs. :)

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