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02-04-2019, 05:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,581
Posted By threeMBs

Actually this is not correct. There was 2015-16...

Actually this is not correct. There was 2015-16 W212 E400 which is a "competitor" to W213 2017-18 E400, as W212 2012-14 E550 (2010-11 just no the same V8) is to W213 2019 E450 (...yes it is, as per...
02-01-2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,581
Posted By threeMBs

No apologies required. The discussion however is...

No apologies required. The discussion however is more appropriate in W212 forum in my opinion, as W213 owners here have already moved on.
02-01-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,581
Posted By threeMBs

What is the point of this tread? For a relatively...

What is the point of this tread? For a relatively recent luxury (not sport, hence "smooth", a.k.a. S class like, relatively vague steering) W212 owner to come to W213 forum and praise W212 with...
01-28-2019, 12:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 594
Posted By threeMBs

Absolutely not, as long as both front and rear...

Absolutely not, as long as both front and rear are in sync. (Speedo error is only relevant if one is on a legal speeding border line and 2 m/h is a decider in getting a speeding ticket or not.)...
Forum: W213 AMG
01-23-2019, 04:38 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 27,002
Posted By threeMBs

Tire Rack has Flow Ones in 20x9 et35. 20s will...

Tire Rack has Flow Ones in 20x9 et35. 20s will obviously clear and if lower offset is still needed then spacers will be required. They also have Sport Editions in 20x9.5 with front offset of et38....
01-17-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,779
Posted By threeMBs

Its a brand new for 2019 shade of white called...

Its a brand new for 2019 shade of white called "Iridium Silver"...sorry nothing personal just having some fun.
Forum: W213 AMG
01-17-2019, 12:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 665
Posted By threeMBs

BS...TireRack ships for free regardless if it...

BS...TireRack ships for free regardless if it goes to customer's home or to the installer of customer's choice. 295/30-20 tire will be at least $60 each to ship from Chicago say to San Diego or...
01-15-2019, 11:05 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,039
Posted By threeMBs

They will put on your spare if you have one,...

They will put on your spare if you have one, otherwise they will tow.
01-06-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 586
Posted By threeMBs

Check the Tire Rack (winter tire/wheel package...

Check the Tire Rack (winter tire/wheel package section). There are a number of choices in 18" including by Rial (one of Mb's OEM wheels suppliers), I.E. Rial M10 (looks OEM, uses OEM bolts) in...
12-27-2018, 09:16 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,718
Posted By threeMBs

Judge by your self: I have '15 SL550 since new...

Judge by your self: I have '15 SL550 since new and test drove '15 SL400 to make sure there was enough difference to warrant $20K price difference (there was for me). I also had C207 2010 "E550 coupe"...
12-19-2018, 02:25 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,088
Posted By threeMBs

MSRP price difference between E53 and similarly...

MSRP price difference between E53 and similarly equipped E450 is about $7K. When I speced E53 with about the same options as my recently (thanks to "2012 merc amg":), and just like him I was also...
11-05-2018, 10:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 554
Posted By threeMBs

I just did: he needs exactly 15mm spacers in the...

I just did: he needs exactly 15mm spacers in the rear to match the fronts, so that both front (without spacers) and rear (with 15mm spacers) will stick out the same 10mm vs. CLS' stock.
10-30-2018, 08:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 378
Posted By threeMBs

1. Go to any independent tire place for...

1. Go to any independent tire place for installation if you can not do it yourself. Chain stores often will not install underload tires due to liability. Dealer will not either.

2. Actually 97 XL...
10-30-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 378
Posted By threeMBs

These are OEM MB wheels. Mercedes does not...

These are OEM MB wheels. Mercedes does not manufacture its wheels. Germany's Ronal is one of the main Mercedes OEM wheel manufacturers. (Cromodora and OZ are the other two main ones).

Wheels and...
07-11-2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 462
Posted By threeMBs

You can still use 18" wheels with 235/45-18 tires...

You can still use 18" wheels with 235/45-18 tires which will fit and will satisfy your requirements.
06-22-2018, 01:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 482
Posted By threeMBs

Konigstiger, do you by chance have installation...

Konigstiger, do you by chance have installation instructions?
06-19-2018, 07:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 446
Posted By threeMBs

Yes on spacers. Above bolts are R13, and...

Yes on spacers.

Above bolts are R13, and while will be just fine, are more suitable for Audi OEM wheels rather than Mercedes OEM wheels.Try finding R14 a.k.a. Mercedes Ball Seat. R14 bolts are...
05-29-2018, 04:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,289
Posted By threeMBs

Plus with airmatic, one can use 20" wheels with...

Plus with airmatic, one can use 20" wheels with proper front size (in terms of load and sidewall) tires of 245/35-20 on W212.
05-24-2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 279
Posted By threeMBs

OP, 265/30-19 is an incorrect tire for W212 -...

OP, 265/30-19 is an incorrect tire for W212 - wrong diameter (too small) and wrong load. 265/35-19 is the correct tire, but will rub in most cases upfront. For 9.5" wide wheel, 255 (/35 for 19") is...
04-16-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 427
Posted By threeMBs

Highlighted above will not fit. You should...

Highlighted above will not fit.

You should have ran 255/35-19 (or at least 245/35-19) front and 285/30-19 (no issues for 4matic).

For maximum sidewall hight that fits, use 235/40-19 front and...
01-29-2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 607
Posted By threeMBs

^^^

^^^
01-24-2018, 08:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 607
Posted By threeMBs

Many, including myself, put larger diameter 20"s....

Many, including myself, put larger diameter 20"s. You can do a search and find all the details. 245/35-20 front and 285/30-20 rear fit without any issues. 255/35-20 is a very, very tight fit upfront...
12-23-2017, 07:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 741
Posted By threeMBs

OP, you are kidding, right? The oil filter can...

OP, you are kidding, right? The oil filter can not be seen from the outside, it’s inside the “black and not that shiny” filter housing! Unbelievable!
06-27-2017, 04:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,499
Posted By threeMBs

I use 20x10 et30 rear wheels with 285/30-20...

I use 20x10 et30 rear wheels with 285/30-20 tires. Your wheels are 20x11 et42 which is about identical outboard position to my 10" wide et30 wheels. I would NOT use rear spacers at all in your case,...
06-25-2017, 11:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,499
Posted By threeMBs

245/35-20 front with 285/30-20 rear is what I and...

245/35-20 front with 285/30-20 rear is what I and many others use on C218. The key is the offset. With 245/35-20 on 20x9, I use spacers to "make" it et20. One can easily use et25 as well. If using...
01-16-2017, 12:51 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,982
Posted By threeMBs

[QUOTE=Sunline;7026026]The SL 63 upper control...

[QUOTE=Sunline;7026026]The SL 63 upper control arm bolt is in the same position as the SL 550 regardless of ride height./QUOTE]

Interesting. I do not have picture of stock SL550, but...

the...
01-11-2017, 10:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,073
Posted By threeMBs

I used General G-Max AS-03 for this purpose....

I used General G-Max AS-03 for this purpose. Excellent all around tire (especially in the wet) at its price point, while being one of the lightest tires regardless of price (as light in this size as...
01-07-2017, 08:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 653
Posted By threeMBs

Was never a fan of most MB OEM wheels (forged or...

Was never a fan of most MB OEM wheels (forged or not) except for the original Monoblock II of way back and AMG VI 2pc from CL/S of late 2000s. Of course taste is personal and is not arguable.

An...
01-06-2017, 05:21 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,982
Posted By threeMBs

My comment was for a stock, non-lowered car. ...

My comment was for a stock, non-lowered car.

The last picture https://mbworld.org/forums/sl-class-r231/590475-photo-shoot-sl550-rohana-rf2-s.html still shows very minor poke, but its a "well"...
01-05-2017, 07:22 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,982
Posted By threeMBs

That's exactly how my car's rear looks also with...

That's exactly how my car's rear looks also with 285/30-20 tires.

However, the front gap on my car looks smaller due to taller 245/35-20 tires (vs. stock 255/35-19) - that's exactly the effect I...
01-04-2017, 11:14 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,982
Posted By threeMBs

One question, Kyle. How can you tell if customer...

One question, Kyle. How can you tell if customer has sport or non-sport springs? is it strictly by the VIN number? Or does one can tell which springs MB used based on options in a car: like Sport...
01-04-2017, 10:59 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,982
Posted By threeMBs

After doing more research and checking with a...

After doing more research and checking with a couple of dealers, I can clearly see that their parts departments are showing and carrying both sport and non-sport springs which can only mean that both...
01-04-2017, 10:30 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,982
Posted By threeMBs

Yes Wolfman this makes sense. Thank you. I...

Yes Wolfman this makes sense. Thank you. I checked my model year (2015) every place I could, did not see any mention of the "sport" suspension and judging by how high the car seats (especially rear...
12-30-2016, 10:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 380
Posted By threeMBs

The above provided info is not completely...

The above provided info is not completely correct. The OEM W212 (both E350 and pre-facelift E550) 18x9 rear wheels' offset is et54 and will require 10mm spacers (12mm and 15mm can also be used) to...
12-25-2016, 08:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,915
Posted By threeMBs

255/35 front and 285/30 rear (same as E63)...

255/35 front and 285/30 rear (same as E63) without any issues on any W212.
Forum: W212 AMG
12-24-2016, 05:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,119
Posted By threeMBs

Agree that with 15mm front spacers, yielding an...

Agree that with 15mm front spacers, yielding an offset of 22mm for stock 19x9 et37 wheels, fronts on non-lowered car would poke by about 8mm (or 1/3") at least. I think 5mm front spacers (for et32)...
12-22-2016, 08:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,643
Posted By threeMBs

An other choice is Continental's DW (not to be...

An other choice is Continental's DW (not to be confused with DWS) tires. These are excellent all around tires (with a special emphasis on ride quality), one of the lightest tires in our sizes and are...
11-22-2016, 03:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 586
Posted By threeMBs

Wheels will fit without any issues - fronts can...

Wheels will fit without any issues - fronts can easily move another 10mm out while rears another 5mm more out.
11-14-2016, 08:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 586
Posted By threeMBs

Front wheels will poke (stick out) by over 1/2"...

Front wheels will poke (stick out) by over 1/2" while rears will be too tucked in by at least 1/4". Need to run higher front offset of about et42 or best is avoid 9.5" upfront and use 9" max...
Forum: W213 AMG
11-06-2016, 03:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,736
Posted By threeMBs

I was saying the same each time a new E-class MY...

I was saying the same each time a new E-class MY came out - 1995, 2003 and 2010...but in all cases I was in within a year or so and never gave an outgoing model an other look again. However, this...
10-24-2016, 12:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,057
Posted By threeMBs

What a nonsense. Never trust a salesman.

What a nonsense. Never trust a salesman.
10-23-2016, 10:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 778
Posted By threeMBs

When installed correctly, which is really easy...

When installed correctly, which is really easy (as I recall from a different thread, a previous poster had "problem" with SB due to broken pins (obviously during installation) hence "warning"), I...
10-21-2016, 08:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 778
Posted By threeMBs

For this there's an easy fix - Sprint Booster,...

For this there's an easy fix - Sprint Booster, P/N SBME0012S. Its about $300 and takes less than 10min to install (and yes, its reversible).
09-28-2016, 09:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,447
Posted By threeMBs

With stock 8.5" front and 9.5" rear wheels, 15mm...

With stock 8.5" front and 9.5" rear wheels, 15mm front (for ET20) & 20mm rear (for ET28).
Forum: W212 AMG
09-26-2016, 11:42 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 14,728
Posted By threeMBs

The part numbers are the same as for all CLS (AMG...

The part numbers are the same as for all CLS (AMG and non-AMG) and for non-AMG E (for some reason they list only E350, but the parts fit E550 and E63).
For the 10mm front - 20556659, for the 15mm...
07-08-2016, 11:20 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,871
Posted By threeMBs

This thread is in W213 forum (not W212),...

This thread is in W213 forum (not W212), specifically about availability (or lack of it) of upcoming 2017 W213 E400 (most likely in the US).
04-10-2016, 03:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,118
Posted By threeMBs

Generally, yes. However, SL has a bit more room...

Generally, yes. However, SL has a bit more room upfront for wider and lower offset (ET) wheels while CLS has a but more room in the back for wider and lower offset wheels. You did not provide ET...
03-31-2016, 09:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 905
Posted By threeMBs

IMHO one can not run 5mm rear spacers safely on...

IMHO one can not run 5mm rear spacers safely on any of MB cars since the rear hub on most of them is about 7mm and the remaining 2mm are not enough to (even close to safely) seat a wheel on.

Stock...
03-29-2016, 08:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 905
Posted By threeMBs

For front you need H&R p/n 24556659 (12mm...

For front you need H&R p/n 24556659 (12mm spacers) or p/n 30556659 (15mm spacers).

https://www.ecstuning.com/Search/SiteSearch/30556659/ES1831838/
03-11-2016, 10:15 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,996
Posted By threeMBs

Fully agree. And as per chart above, it will be a...

Fully agree. And as per chart above, it will be a lot quicker too. I'm certainly switching from my '14 E550 to '17 E43 when it comes out about a year from now. Thanks, Gemancar1, for posting info.
08-01-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,713
Posted By threeMBs

As stated above, for R231 SL, with stock 19"...

As stated above, for R231 SL, with stock 19" wheels - 8.5" front and 9.5" rear - I would use 15mm front (for et20) and 20mm rear (for et28). H&R part numbers are DR 15mm 3055665 front and DR 20mm...
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