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Finally got around to install them. Was going to just go with the new Renntech stuff but decided that I might as well put these in. I didn't put the Vossen's on yet. I want to get pics with the 19's on it first. I think it looks pretty nice with the factory 19's. I extended the fronts 10mm and shortened the rear 5mm. And from ground to fender it's 27in front and 27.5 in the rear. But it still looks like I should lower the front a tad...see what happens.

Those factory links are a bit of a bugger to try and just pull off or just a vise grip. I used this hose removal tool to pop off the links. The rear I took off the driver side rear wheel ( made it much easier to see what I needed to do), did the lower one first then removed the 2 10mm nuts, dropped sensor and removed link. I did warm up the ends since I decided to do them today in the cold and I didn't preheat my garage long enough.

Just wanted to show the tool that might help others do the job much easier then prying on them. I can see those sensor arms just snapping off. I also put a screw driver behind the plastic sensor for support while squeezing them off.



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Too dark out when I finished. Tomorrow will snap some pics with 19's, then install 22's, hopefully somemore pics. Adjust height if necessary.

Any of you lowered guys have ground to fender heights of what your driving at?
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Front is 25,2 inches rear is 26,3 inches from fender to ground :-)
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CTDK: That's ride height? Pics? only saw the snow setup pics.

Here is mine,let me know what you guy's think. Seems like I'm still in the nose bleed section but at this height it rides great. No tuna boat ride.

I came home to put on my Vossen wheels and low and behold my lugs are too long. I even asked but...........So it will just have to wait.

Maybe I'll play with it lowering it abit more but not too much more. Or maybe just leave well enough alone till I put the 22's on.





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Yeah thats the ride height i will take some in the morning its 10pm and dark here in sweden now:-) there is no problem driving like this, when i have to get over big speedbumps or stupid driveways i use the button inside to raise the car otherwise it hits:-)
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here is the pics not the best because it was getting dark outside and car wasnt washed











and here is picture from summer with the 22" inch wheels on it

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here is the pics not the best because it was getting dark outside and car wasnt washed











and here is picture from summer with the 22" inch wheels on it

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Thanks for the pics. You are definitly rolling low. Here is where my 22's sit. I'm just going to leave it alone the way it is.

Maybe If I had the Renntech steering control setup that you make changes from the dash, I'd ride with it lower when wanted. I usually fab up my own air ride setups but I'm not going to mess with this ride. I might put in some pnuematic switches to over ride the setup when parked to air it out.



The rear looks like it could go just a tad lower but I'll drive around and see how things settle. Fenders are rolled so they can stuff in the fender. The tire is up in the fender.

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THOSE VOSSON LOOK CLEAN MAN.. GOOD CHOICE...
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Thanks, couple of posts down are pics of the whole car.
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Yeah the renntech makes life easier, im ordering some new savini 22s next month for summer so hopefully i can go even lower than now in winter mode my old avarus 22s was offset 25 in the rear with spaceres to clear the brakes but the savinis will be 40/45
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I had Savini custom make a 6 lug setup for my truck. Has an odd 6 lug pattern too. Sold the truck 2 weeks ago to a guy in Texas. After I hit low 11's, I wasn't in the mood to cage it, . Didn't drive it much either in 4 years. Anyway the Savini wheels are super sweet. You'll be happy with those.

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CTDK, wow one of the best looking W221!!! Only one comment, replace that Benz hood emblem with one of those:

https://mbworld.org/forums/new-s-cla...t-quality.html
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i ****ing fell of the other day while drivin on the freeway hehe, i got one with the AMG logo on it, but all of the sudden it just fell of new one is allready on the way and will arrive next week, i hate the star but better have the star on for a week again than a big hole in the hood

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CTDK, wow one of the best looking W221!!! Only one comment, replace that Benz hood emblem with one of those:

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I did the flat hood badge with a different grill. I ordered the wrong grill on ebay. Wanted the one with more chrome and more bars. But I had it like this for about 6 hours and switched it back. Just didn't seem right. Could have been the height, looks etc...Just seemed like to much black and the big star in the middle of the grill. I also don't like the look of 2 badges so close to each other with the stock grill. But I seem to look at the star while i'm driving. Might put the flat one back on till I decide on what to do with the grill. Order a grill and cut the star out and make it smooth across with a 5 bar grill....I also have the lower mesh insert but need to get it done in black. Or color match everything.

I told myself when I bought this car I would leave it alone, I don't know what happen.....



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Hey NJ, you're definitely doing a good job on your ride. Its funny I told myself the exact same thing about not touching my s550 and now I've already changed my amber front indicators to clear ones. I changed the front grill, just like you I wasn't happy with the look so I ordered another one on eBay with the silver look (Cl style). Installed a Bluetooth Puck, which I'm super happy about. And now I'm thinking about getting a lorinser body kit with lorinser wheels. My question to you is when you dropped your ride and installed 22s , how much of a compromise did you deal with as far as the ride goes. I currently have the amg body kit with 19s amg wheels. It looks classy and its subtle. I'm really debating whether its worth the look upgrade with 21s and a rennentech lowering module. Id really appreciate your input as to whether it's worth doing these mods. Btw there's a sweet
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"sorry, trying mbworld mobile version on my droid x and it cut me off" - set of 2010 LED rear lights you can upgrade to for $430! Just thinking, not a bad idea for your next mod.

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The ride is actually great. The only thing you have to worry about with the 22's is the tires. You have to pay attention to where your driving and memorize the roads. Even when I'm driving my other rides I out it into memory where the road hazards are. I started off as a minitrucker from 20 years ago and plenty of slammed different rides with skinnies so it's something I'm use to. The suspension still has plenty of stroke to absorb the road but being carefull is a must.

If your one to not want to pay attention to where your driving all the time, I'd go 20's. I wouldn't even do 21's.
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Well, you solved my problem. I live in LA. Tons of potholes, coz our state is broke and our city council members don't care about the roads. I'll just stick with my AMG 19s for now. I had 18 inch brabus wheels on my last Mercedes (c class), hit a pothole and bent the front wheel. I bent it so hard that the tire got a big bubble in it. Brabus makes great quality wheels, it's not easy to bend their wheels.

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Wheel Size?

What size Rims ?
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Front is 25,2 inches rear is 26,3 inches from fender to ground :-)
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installed 4 washers on each side of the front sensor. dropped 0.75in. Now the front and rear have even tire / fender gap.
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installed 4 washers on each side of the front sensor. dropped 0.75in. Now the front and rear have even tire / fender gap.
Any chance you have picís of those washers installed?
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