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Old 11-12-2016, 06:48 PM
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@njsarn So on my ML I have 33 inches from ground to top of fender clearance on the back, and 32.5 on the front. If I adjust my torsion bars they will only change the front correct. not the rear. I dont want to be higher on the front I just want an inch or 2 more for the same tires you have.
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Old 11-12-2016, 11:26 PM
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ML430 2001
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Originally Posted by bigdaddyrobb View Post
@njsarn So on my ML I have 33 inches from ground to top of fender clearance on the back, and 32.5 on the front. If I adjust my torsion bars they will only change the front correct. not the rear. I dont want to be higher on the front I just want an inch or 2 more for the same tires you have.
Although MLs are designated as W163, there are differences between ML430 and the ML320 wheels so you will need to experiment with what you have. For example, 2001 the ML320 has 16" wheel whereas the ML430 has 17" wheels. Then there are other differences in designated factory tires: see the Forum thread on ML320 and ML430 > https://mbworld.org/forums/m-class-w...-vs-ml430.html

Good luck and have fun on your mods.
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Old 11-14-2016, 07:33 AM
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Can you tell me what is maximum height on stock diffs that ml320 2000 use ... I see some one go for 33 , other for 34 but arent the gears too long for such tires
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Old 12-01-2016, 02:45 PM
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My ML430 Lifted ended up on Google Maps in front of my shop.

https://www.google.com/maps/@42.9606...7i13312!8i6656
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Old 05-03-2017, 11:06 AM
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This is now May 2nd, 2017. It has been 6 months after the new KO2 tires 275/70R17 were put on. Besides the joy, good looks and better off road performance, there are a few things note worthy of mentioning.
1. The odometer is off by about 11%. Meaning driving at 70 mph is really 77.7 = 78 mph if you drive at 80 mph = 89 mph. Recall that above 80 mph the COPs can impound your SUV.
2. When you fill up the gas and figure your MPG you also need to multiply by 1.11. So the 250 miles is really 277.5 miles driven.
3. Fuel consumption also increased by about 5%. In town used to be 18 MPG now ~17 MPG.
4. The brakes and the rotor appear to be wearing faster. So measure the rotor thickness against spec. stamped on the rotor itself and be prepared for a rotor change.
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Old 05-11-2017, 12:15 AM
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Any idea what the axle gear ratios are in the MB diffs and if the transfer case can be swapped out with a part time both warner unit?
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Old 05-14-2019, 11:58 PM
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Finally started my project. Front torsion bars re-indexed. I have 15 inches of clearance under the front subframe with 285/70/17 (32.8" high) KO2 tires. I moved the splines 2 notches and replaced the bushings. You can tell from the pictures that the rear needs a lift. I just assembled the struts using all new components including Bilstein HD shocks and Bilstein springs and 20mm spacers. Can't wait to put them on.




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