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New addition to the stable. Low and slow😉

 
Old 11-04-2014, 05:31 PM
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New addition to the stable. Low and slow😉

Purchased this a few months back. It's a 2011 E350 4matic. Bought it in August and I'm just now getting around to modding it. I did the vogtland springs and had 3/4 round taken out of each corner. Put the 20x10 square setup niche Milan with 255/30/20 on all four. That way I could actually rotate them if I needed to.
3mm h&r spacer up front to clear the strut. Sits pretty flush as is. Will let springs settle for a week to see if it sits perfect or not. Plasti-dipped my bra and grill. I think it looks mean flat black but if I dislike later I'll just peel it off. If anything, it's saving my hood from rock chips
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Old 11-04-2014, 08:36 PM
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It looks nice but I'm not sure about the ride. There is only a rubber band for a tire.
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Old 11-04-2014, 08:47 PM
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Good luck keeping those rims straight... hope you dont have any potholes there in FL
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It's a pretty car, I know it's your ride, but IMO there's too much neg camber in the back and the wheel offsets look to be putting those tires right into the fenders.
Not an MB but one of the best things I ever added to my previous Accord was adjustable rear control arms, ensured perfect alignment in the back and an end to wearing out the insides of tires. I'm keeping an eye on my (stock) E350 to see if similar setup may be needed.
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Old 11-05-2014, 11:59 AM
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It also looks like the wheels are too wide for the tires. IOW, the wheel sticks out farther than does the tire side wall.

Perhaps that's the "look" the OP was going for.
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It's a pretty car, I know it's your ride, but IMO there's too much neg camber in the back and the wheel offsets look to be putting those tires right into the fenders.
Not an MB but one of the best things I ever added to my previous Accord was adjustable rear control arms, ensured perfect alignment in the back and an end to wearing out the insides of tires. I'm keeping an eye on my (stock) E350 to see if similar setup may be needed.
Yeah, I'd keep an eye on/adjust the rear wheels. Not sure if the camber is a safety issue as the complete surface of the tire is not in complete contact with the road. Just be careful that you don't go *** out on a sharp turn because of diminished grip.

Overall, I like the look. Most importantly, enjoy your E!
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Old 11-05-2014, 01:32 PM
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Yeah, I'd keep an eye on/adjust the rear wheels. Not sure if the camber is a safety issue as the complete surface of the tire is not in complete contact with the road. Just be careful that you don't go *** out on a sharp turn because of diminished grip.

Overall, I like the look. Most importantly, enjoy your E!

My understanding is that a slight negative camber is desirable for our daily drivers.
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Old 11-05-2014, 02:28 PM
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It's a pretty car, I know it's your ride, but IMO there's too much neg camber in the back and the wheel offsets look to be putting those tires right into the fenders.
Not an MB but one of the best things I ever added to my previous Accord was adjustable rear control arms, ensured perfect alignment in the back and an end to wearing out the insides of tires. I'm keeping an eye on my (stock) E350 to see if similar setup may be needed.
The 20x10 square setup if the exact look I was going for. I wanted the rims to be as flush with the fenders as possible without ANY rubbing. I achieved just that. The tires are narrow on the side walls but I've run this setup on an audi and a bimmer in the past and It worked well. I probably will invest in the rear camber adjustment as I don't want to go through tires like crazy.
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Why exactly did you have to do to fit the fronts?
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nice wheels man

And I recognize those buildings... I used to live in buckhead, tech grad
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It also looks like the wheels are too wide for the tires. IOW, the wheel sticks out farther than does the tire side wall.

Perhaps that's the "look" the OP was going for.
trying to give that hellaflush look. none of the mods are in any way attractive in my opinion, looks like a kids car.
The thing needed a polishing more than it needed any lowering.
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It also looks like the wheels are too wide for the tires. IOW, the wheel sticks out farther than does the tire side wall.

Perhaps that's the "look" the OP was going for.
If I had that setup, my wheels would have curb rash on the first day.
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How's the ride on the springs? I always lower my sportscars but don't want to make the sedan ride like crap.
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Looks great. If I had wheels/tires like that here in NY I would be getting new ones every month, so not an option for me. Enjoy.
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Love the wheels and the look - very nice and 2 wings

I have a e550 4matic -airmatic - just wondering if they would work on mine and is there any issues with the size that you have as driving and turning - if I only change the wheels to your size and not do any thing with suspension/spring
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Are these +55 offset? I'm thinking of doing these 20x10 front and 20x10.5 rear. But the 3MM spacer turns me off of this idea.
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Old 05-16-2015, 10:22 PM
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With negative chamber like i see on the pictures your inner tire will wear out in 6 month or sooner.
Also i am sure these wheels killing your MPG
But hey,this is your car ))
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DJ Hellfire with this setup that snosk8luke has would there be any rubbing when you turn the wheels all the way - I would not put on spacers.

Thank you again

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DJ Hellfire with this setup that snosk8luke has would there be any rubbing when you turn the wheels all the way - I would not put on spacers.

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If I had to guess I would say yes. But that's just a guess. 10" is a pretty wide wheel for the front of most vehicles this size. But the OP says he has no rubbing issues.
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Are these +55 offset? I'm thinking of doing these 20x10 front and 20x10.5 rear. But the 3MM spacer turns me off of this idea.
20x10 55et up front will not work on E550. It's going to hit the inner suspension. You will have to go for at least 40et.
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20x10 55et up front will not work on E550. It's going to hit the inner suspension. You will have to go for at least 40et.
Would you be kind enough and tell me specifics that I would need to go by - tires ,rim size - all square setup on 20" rims. 40et? what is it.


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Would you be kind enough and tell me specifics that I would need to go by - tires ,rim size - all square setup on 20" rims. 40et? what is it.


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I used to have 20x9 32et with 245/30/20 front and 20x10.5 42et 275/30/20 in the rear. This set up sits flush with our car. I have pics on some of my threads just to give you an idea how it sits.
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I used to have 20x9 32et with 245/30/20 front and 20x10.5 42et 275/30/20 in the rear. This set up sits flush with our car. I have pics on some of my threads just to give you an idea how it sits.
my car is 4matic e550 not sure that I could run staggered - that is why Im wondering on the widest setup all around. Thank you for the reply
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