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Old 02-11-2019, 12:47 PM
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I did take a few pictures. 4 washer is the max it can handle without modified ball joint bracket.
-Jack up your front wheel that you are working on and use proper jack stand for safety.
-Simply undo the 10mm nut on top of the control arm. Drop the ball joint bracket
-Insert 4 x1/4" washer in the stud (#10 washer too small) ($1.50 bag of washers at Lowe's)
-tighten the 10mm bolt. You will need a needle nose pliers to hold the bracket from turning as you tighten the top nut.

I got a 0.75" drop in the front. It mostly even out the tire/fender gap from front to rear.
I will leave this drop until I put on 22's. Looks fine for the stock AMG 20's I just got the car so I will wait a few months to do 22's
If I do more more drop in the future. I plan to make my own ball joint brackets that will prob only cost $10. I will make a new thread on it then


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I did take a few pictures. 4 washer is the max it can handle without modified ball joint bracket.
-Jack up your front wheel that you are working on and use proper jack stand for safety.
-Simply undo the 10mm nut on top of the control arm. Drop the ball joint bracket
-Insert 4 x1/4" washer in the stud (#10 washer too small) ($1.50 bag of washers at Lowe's)
-tighten the 10mm bolt. You will need a needle nose pliers to hold the bracket from turning as you tighten the top nut.

I got a 0.75" drop in the front. It mostly even out the tire/fender gap from front to rear.
I will leave this drop until I put on 22's. Looks fine for the stock AMG 20's I just got the car so I will wait a few months to do 22's
If I do more more drop in the future. I plan to make my own ball joint brackets that will prob only cost $10. I will make a new thread on it then


Looks good. I personally think 20ís are ideal
for these cars. I had 22ís before and itís not
worth the troubles you have to deal with. Just be careful with 22ís because they can bend very easily.
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Originally Posted by fkong777 View Post
I did take a few pictures. 4 washer is the max it can handle without modified ball joint bracket.
-Jack up your front wheel that you are working on and use proper jack stand for safety.
-Simply undo the 10mm nut on top of the control arm. Drop the ball joint bracket
-Insert 4 x1/4" washer in the stud (#10 washer too small) ($1.50 bag of washers at Lowe's)
-tighten the 10mm bolt. You will need a needle nose pliers to hold the bracket from turning as you tighten the top nut.

I got a 0.75" drop in the front. It mostly even out the tire/fender gap from front to rear.
I will leave this drop until I put on 22's. Looks fine for the stock AMG 20's I just got the car so I will wait a few months to do 22's
If I do more more drop in the future. I plan to make my own ball joint brackets that will prob only cost $10. I will make a new thread on it then


Brother you are a life saver with this...

I just purchased an E55 and bought new tires for it...the factory spec tires are 245/40/18 on an 8 inch wheel in the Front and 265/35/18 on a 9 inch tail in the rear.

The problem is that the front 245/40's are fatter than the rear 265/35's...which looks just wrong. The rears are lower profile than the front.

So I switched the front to 245/35's and that gave the same profile as the rears...the problem is that it left a pretty large gap in the front fender.

I read your post, went to Home Depot, and spent about 10 minutes putting the washers in...and voila...problem solved...even gap front and back. Thanks again.

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I always heard of the washer trick..never unstood what they meant until that pic. Good job.
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