IMPROVE THE WAY MY R129 DRIVES
The R129 is known for its grand touring, sun-seeking traits; with strong galloping credentials to pull you to optimum speeds at a swift but graceful pace. Weighing in at 1700kg, the R129 is by no means light, rendering its performance good but not wild in all but the SL60 and SL73 variants. While fast in a straight line, there are key areas that will improve the handling and performance of your R129 SL that will bring it in-line with modern cars and its own modern technology (electric seats etc.).
R129 DRIVING IMPROVEMENTS
Bigger is Better:
All that technology comes at a cost to the weight of your R129 SL. Unfortunately, Mercedes-Benz didn’t recognise that the standard brakes don’t fill drivers with confidence. Our lead Modern Classic technicians believe that bigger brakes are key to improving the R129’s driving characteristics, as they instil confidence in the driver and allow you to corner and stop more efficiently.
UPRATED ANTI-ROLL BARS:
Improved, thicker and stronger anti-roll bars will reduce body roll and give you more confidence in your command of your R129 SL, enabling faster and sharper cornering.
IMPROVED EXHAUST SYSTEM
The standard exhausts offered by Mercedes-Benz are not performance-orientated and are more focused on emissions control. A performance orientated stainless steel exhaust will not only sound better, but improve the circulation of gases and thus increase performance.
LARGER TIRES & IMPROVED WHEELS
Opting for after-market wheels isn’t specifically about looks. An alternative, larger diameter will allow you to opt for a larger tire with bigger wall and wider surface area. This will radically improve the feel of your R129, offering a larger footprint and thus more feel for the road.
For more insight into how your R129 can be improved from a driving perspective, contact Tom via WhatsApp or Email.
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