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Old 09-11-2017, 04:29 PM
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Coilovers and wheel fitment questions

So have a 2014 E350 I was trying to figure out what width/offset you can run up front I do not like poke but dont mind flush all I am really looking for is the et of the stock wheels I can figure it out from there but I cannot seem to find that info anywhere and really do not want to take a wheel off just to do this

Coilovers who has them and what are you running I have only found a few companies that even make them (Bc Racing, KW and Scale) would also consider just springs but cannot find ANY of those

any help would be appreciated
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The stock ET throughout the range of wheels that were available that year for non E63 AMG was 48. Wheels varied in width from 8.5" to 9. I have a 9" wheel up front with an ET of 37. 245/35-19 tires and a poke of about 1/4".


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I am in the same situation. I have a 2012 E350 sedan (RWD V6) and I am lowering it with 20 inch wheels.

Fronts are 9" with a +32 offset (255/35R20 97Y) and rears are 10" wide with a +40 offset (275/30R20 97Y). I was recommended these offsets by the wheel manufacturer. It is an aggressive fitment however they say it will fit correctly. If not however, it is not difficult nor expensive to have the hubs machined to provide a less aggressive offset. I'll cross that bridge when I get there hopefully later this week when my wheels arrive.

I want to get the car setup with the tops of the fender openings level with the tops of the tires.

With your tires, you need to be concerned about the load rating. The car has a requirement for 97Y. There aren't a lot of tires with a 97 or higher that you can run with matched model/tread front to rear. Most are 95 and lower. I have purchaed Continental Contisportcontact 5's front and rear.

Re the coilovers, I have just bought and received a set of compression/rebound adjustable Megan Racing Euro Series coilovers. They were USD$674.10 plus shipping on Ebay with a 10% coupon applied. If you can't find a 10% coupon, a 5% 'Pinch5' coupon can be used.

The seller I purchased from was awesome:

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Megan-Eur....c100033.m2042

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Hey, I am on BC coilovers BR Series. Both height and damper adjustable. I'm very happy with the ride, I'm raising it a bit as I need to adjust some camber. But I have BC Forged wheels as well. Here is a few for inspiration.




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Hey, I am on BC coilovers BR Series. Both height and damper adjustable. I'm very happy with the ride, I'm raising it a bit as I need to adjust some camber. But I have BC Forged wheels as well. Here is a few for inspiration.
Looks badass Becksan!

If you don't mind me asking, what are your wheel sizes, offsets and tire sizes?

Also, where did you buy your rear lip spoiler from please?

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Looks badass Becksan!

If you don't mind me asking, what are your wheel sizes, offsets and tire sizes?

Also, where did you buy your rear lip spoiler from please?

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Thanks!

20x9" ET30 Front (245/30/20) & 20x10.5" ET42 Rear (275/30/20) - Toyo T1 Sports, they are a bit more slim than the previous Hankook, can easily run 255 on the front with Toyo - I'm running some negative camber right now, but I am working on getting it back to factory specs as it went through the last set of tires a bit too fast

Trunk lip is from RW Carbon, they are a sponsor here on the forum, excellent customer service, highly recommend them. Just mention my car and they'll know


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Thanks!

20x9" ET30 Front (245/30/20) & 20x10.5" ET42 Rear (275/30/20) - Toyo T1 Sports, they are a bit more slim than the previous Hankook, can easily run 255 on the front with Toyo - I'm running some negative camber right now, but I am working on getting it back to factory specs as it went through the last set of tires a bit too fast

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That's great info. Thanks so much!

Very comforting to read about your fitments. My Koya wheels were recommended to be +30 front (20x9) and +42 rear (20x10). I'm also going to run 275/30R20 rears but my fronts are 255/35R20.

I have Continental Contisport contact5's. Wonder what the sidewall profile is like compared to the Toyo's? Hopefully they'll fit?!

You mention camber issues. What is your front and rear camber now, and what do you need to get it to? Are you using camber bolts front and rear? Any rubbing/scrubbing?

Cheers,
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Hey, I am on BC coilovers BR Series. Both height and damper adjustable. I'm very happy with the ride, I'm raising it a bit as I need to adjust some camber. But I have BC Forged wheels as well. Here is a few for inspiration.
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That's great info. Thanks so much!

Very comforting to read about your fitments. My Koya wheels were recommended to be +30 front (20x9) and +42 rear (20x10). I'm also going to run 275/30R20 rears but my fronts are 255/35R20.

I have Continental Contisport contact5's. Wonder what the sidewall profile is like compared to the Toyo's? Hopefully they'll fit?!

You mention camber issues. What is your front and rear camber now, and what do you need to get it to? Are you using camber bolts front and rear? Any rubbing/scrubbing?

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Yeah, it all depends on how low your car sits too. Mine is pretty low. I'm raising (longer springs) the back in order to get back to OEM camber as I'm running -2.7 rear right now and -2.4-2.0 on the fronts. So I'll be installing alignment bolts (OEM) part to adjust the front camber back to OEM specs.

The Toyo sidewall is a lot slimmer than the Hankook Ventus Evo, so I don't have any issues front and I won't even when getting rid of all that negative camber. I'm hoping to get it fixed within the next week to get the end result.
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20x9" ET30 Front (245/30/20) & 20x10.5" ET42 Rear (275/30/20) - Toyo T1 Sports,
Just out of interest Becksan, did you ever have any concerns that the car specifications require a 97Y XL load rating but the Toyo's are only a 90Y which is a fair step down in load rating?

The 255/35R20 fronts ended up being too big for the front of the car so I have to look at a 245/30R20. Unfortunately all the branded tires are 90Y, but the cheaper non-branded tires are 97Y, so that's what I am going with.

I don't want to have any issues with the insurance company denying a claim in the event of an accident.

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Didnt know a brand name Scale made coilovers for 4matic cars thanks. All i found was KW for 4matic. All others were only for rwd models.
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