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11-27-2012, 09:27 PM
Replies: 1,647
Views: 684,384
Posted By stevedel

Brabus Monoblock VI IIRC....that particular...

Brabus Monoblock VI

IIRC....that particular set are 21s.
08-03-2012, 06:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,215
Posted By stevedel

Offset is the measurement of where the wheel...

Offset is the measurement of where the wheel mounts to the center of the wheel. The larger the offset the more the wheel will tuck inside and the smaller the offset the closer the wheel will be to...
07-29-2012, 10:11 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 71,498
Posted By stevedel

Finally got this done yesterday. The most...

Finally got this done yesterday. The most difficult part was finding the right angle to fit the socket onto the bolt then finding the bolt after I dropped it. Lol. I'm very thankful for the video and...
07-09-2012, 10:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 71,498
Posted By stevedel

CPS left me stuck at the store for an extra 30-45...

CPS left me stuck at the store for an extra 30-45 minutes this afternoon. This is the 3rd time it's happened to me this year. I'm glad to see there is a video to reference. I sure would hate to get...
06-18-2012, 10:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,912
Posted By stevedel

i believe the stock tires sizes for those wheels...

i believe the stock tires sizes for those wheels should be 245/45/18 & 265/40/18.
05-21-2012, 09:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,568
Posted By stevedel

i'm well aware of the VW/Audi influence but for a...

i'm well aware of the VW/Audi influence but for a car of this caliber, it shouldn't feel like they dipped into the VAG parts bin when building the car.

99-05 Jetta/Golf (this is the shift gate i'm...
05-21-2012, 04:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,568
Posted By stevedel

i like the bentley, particulary the flying spur...

i like the bentley, particulary the flying spur but the one thing that bugs me about the newer ones is that the shift gate screams VW/Audi.
05-16-2012, 04:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,568
Posted By stevedel

since i am daily driving my car nearly 90 miles a...

since i am daily driving my car nearly 90 miles a day, i am seriously considering picking up a econo hybrid and then shopping for a clean 964 to toy around with. if i were to stay in the D class...
05-16-2012, 04:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 13,905
Posted By stevedel

assuming that the OP lives in the US, he wouldn't...

assuming that the OP lives in the US, he wouldn't have a SWB W220. IIRC the only SWB model that made it to the US was a 2006 S350. If he perhaps had that model, then legally he wouldn't be able to...
05-16-2012, 12:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 13,905
Posted By stevedel

i'm all for modifying/tuning/customizing cars,...

i'm all for modifying/tuning/customizing cars, but IMHO it makes little sense to build a car that was already built by the manufacturer and you can buy. unless the OP can acquire the parts for...
05-06-2012, 02:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 22,688
Posted By stevedel

Make sure the passenger side mirror is selected...

Make sure the passenger side mirror is selected as if you were to adjust it.
04-30-2012, 11:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,398
Posted By stevedel

not sure if it may have changed on later models,...

not sure if it may have changed on later models, but I have to aim my key at the IR receivers on my front door handles. If that hasn't worked for you, your receivers could be bad.
04-18-2012, 01:37 AM
Replies: 1,647
Views: 684,384
Posted By stevedel

O.Z. Opera II

O.Z. Opera II
04-18-2012, 01:19 AM
Replies: 1,647
Views: 684,384
Posted By stevedel

20x9.5 et35 245/35 all around. Final offset is 25...

20x9.5 et35 245/35 all around. Final offset is 25 out back with the spacer.
04-18-2012, 12:02 AM
Replies: 1,647
Views: 684,384
Posted By stevedel

a couple phone pics after putting 10mm h&r...

a couple phone pics after putting 10mm h&r spacers in the rear and lowering a bit more all the way around.

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http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v628/stevedeezy/Benz/d8e30d40.jpg

i like...
04-16-2012, 10:57 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 54,055
Posted By stevedel

^^ you're riding real low. I like it. I need to...

^^ you're riding real low. I like it. I need to throw up some updated pics since I put on spacers in the rear and went a little lower.
03-14-2012, 10:04 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 54,055
Posted By stevedel

Viet - are your fenders just rolled or pulled...

Viet - are your fenders just rolled or pulled too? Your rears fit awesome and I've been contemplating spacers for my car.
03-14-2012, 11:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,877
Posted By stevedel

Steering is back to normal now. Air in the system...

Steering is back to normal now. Air in the system must've worked it's way out.
03-13-2012, 10:12 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 54,055
Posted By stevedel

That is correct. You would only need 2 links for...

That is correct. You would only need 2 links for the front since the rear is already adjustable.
03-13-2012, 01:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,877
Posted By stevedel

no clicking, popping or whining before or after...

no clicking, popping or whining before or after rack replacement and the reservoir is full.

i'm hoping it's not the pump but when searching for pumps online, is there really a $600 price...
03-13-2012, 12:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,877
Posted By stevedel

the power steering was fine prior to the rack...

the power steering was fine prior to the rack replacement. could it be possible that there may be air in the system?
03-13-2012, 10:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,877
Posted By stevedel

so i had my steering rack replaced and it is no...

so i had my steering rack replaced and it is no longer leaking, but now my steering is really heavy when i come to a near stop making it difficult to park. any ideas what might be causing this? i'll...
03-08-2012, 02:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,877
Posted By stevedel

so after doing some researching, it looks like my...

so after doing some researching, it looks like my car uses the regular MB fluid not the pentosin.

my next question would be if replacing the rack, will i need to flush the entire system? if so...
03-08-2012, 10:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,877
Posted By stevedel

steering rack

My power steering rack is leaking and I intend to have it replaced but need to know which is the correct fluid I should be using and how much is needed. Is there a difference between airmatic and...
02-24-2012, 09:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,147
Posted By stevedel

i'm completely envious of that guy. i would've...

i'm completely envious of that guy. i would've picked that up in a heartbeat and still have kept my 430 as a DD.
02-23-2012, 09:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 790
Posted By stevedel

The sunroof should tilt and slide. Push the...

The sunroof should tilt and slide. Push the button towards the roof to tilt and pull towards the rear of the car to slide.
02-23-2012, 02:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,147
Posted By stevedel

deal (steal) of the century!?!?

saw this in another car forum that i frequent.

V12TT for pre-facelift S430 price. (http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?5596975-Not-sure-what-I-was-thinking....S600-Biturbo-Content!) :eek:
02-18-2012, 09:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,940
Posted By stevedel

Almost never raise the car. Maybe the rare...

Almost never raise the car. Maybe the rare occasion that my wife drives the car, a really steep driveway or when washing the car so I can shine the tires.
02-17-2012, 09:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 986
Posted By stevedel

LOL...I saw that on my Facebook feed today. Did...

LOL...I saw that on my Facebook feed today. Did they say how they got the car out and how much the repair bill will be?
02-12-2012, 09:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,415
Posted By stevedel

it's too bad the newer style arms don't fit. i...

it's too bad the newer style arms don't fit. i guess i'll just order some bosch refills.
02-12-2012, 01:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,415
Posted By stevedel

wiper arm update

has anyone with an early '00 updated the wiper arms to the later model arms that accept the aero blades? if so, it it a direct swap? with the cost of the metal wiper blades, it's probably not much...
02-12-2012, 12:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,225
Posted By stevedel

if there is no problem with the system, it may...

if there is no problem with the system, it may just be that you're noticing that the rear fender arch is lower that the front fender arch since the rear wheels don't turn.
02-07-2012, 02:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,817
Posted By stevedel

here...

here (https://mbworld.org/forums/s-class-w220/91797-using-washers-drop-car.html) you go.
02-07-2012, 01:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,817
Posted By stevedel

the easiest/cheapest to lower your car would be...

the easiest/cheapest to lower your car would be to use the washer method or to purchase adjustable links. either way would be basically adjusting the ride height sensors of your car. personally,...
02-01-2012, 10:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 12,124
Posted By stevedel

my dealer quoted me right around the same and an...

my dealer quoted me right around the same and an indy MB shop quoted about $100 less. parts on azautohaus come to $450ish, so $600-$700 in labor is outright robbery. does anything need to be reset...
02-01-2012, 09:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 12,124
Posted By stevedel

bumping this to the top as my brake message just...

bumping this to the top as my brake message just showed up. are there any other parts that i'll need to complete the job besides pads, rotors & sensors?
12-27-2011, 09:39 AM
Replies: 1,647
Views: 684,384
Posted By stevedel

wheel size? 20x10.5? i'm running 20x9.5 et35...

wheel size? 20x10.5? i'm running 20x9.5 et35 245/35 and am nowhere near as flush as you.
12-22-2011, 05:51 PM
Replies: 1,647
Views: 684,384
Posted By stevedel

looks good. rear wheel/tire specs please. :y

looks good. rear wheel/tire specs please. :y
12-20-2011, 08:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,633
Posted By stevedel

one thing to keep in mind if/when re-wrapping or...

one thing to keep in mind if/when re-wrapping or dyeing your headliner is that you will need to do the same to your trim pieces (i.e. visors, grab handles, sunroof control/interior lighting switches,...
12-19-2011, 12:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,757
Posted By stevedel

couple questions: what is the offset of...

couple questions:


what is the offset of your wheels?

where are you rubbing? inside or outside of wheel?

are you lowered?
11-03-2011, 10:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,331
Posted By stevedel

i was daily driving a 95 jetta VR6 until i had a...

i was daily driving a 95 jetta VR6 until i had a baby, then decided to drive the 220 everday.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v628/stevedeezy/Jetta/DSC05876.jpg
10-31-2011, 11:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 920
Posted By stevedel

not sure what side of town you're on, but the...

not sure what side of town you're on, but the indy that i've taken my W220 to was AutoXtreme Service (http://autoxtremeservice.com/) in Peoria off of Bell Rd and 91st ave. I've only taken my car...
10-10-2011, 01:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,088
Posted By stevedel

if i was driving a tuned 600TT, i would be...

if i was driving a tuned 600TT, i would be shopping for some type of lightweight, forged wheel.
10-10-2011, 10:54 AM
Replies: 1,647
Views: 684,384
Posted By stevedel

just tell her to press the "wife friendly"...

just tell her to press the "wife friendly" airmatic button on the dash and to not go past 70mph. lol. that's what i used to do.
09-29-2011, 12:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,338
Posted By stevedel

looks good :y

looks good :y
09-28-2011, 10:53 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 54,055
Posted By stevedel

i didn't take any measurements, so i can't say,...

i didn't take any measurements, so i can't say, but my mindset going in was to go as low as possible before my wife would kill me. :rolf: i like where the rear sits but will probably go another full...
09-27-2011, 10:51 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 54,055
Posted By stevedel

i've had my car lowered for 2 years now using...

i've had my car lowered for 2 years now using links from adjustableairride.com. ride quality is relatively the same after lowering but suffered due to having 245/35/20 tires. the car has been my...
09-05-2011, 11:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,908
Posted By stevedel

afaik...the visors has to be replaced. I've been...

afaik...the visors has to be replaced. I've been looking for a driver side replacement for a while now but don't feel like paying dealership prices for it.
09-05-2011, 11:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 13,661
Posted By stevedel

I've had their links on my car for 2yrs commute...

I've had their links on my car for 2yrs commute 35mi a day and have never had any issues. The dealership didn't give me any grief about them either.
08-31-2011, 10:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,781
Posted By stevedel

i got my links from...

i got my links from http://www.adjustableairride.com/index.php and have been driving with them for the past 2yrs without any problems.
08-06-2011, 04:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,296
Posted By stevedel

Yes, all 4 wheels. Here's the best picture I have...

Yes, all 4 wheels. Here's the best picture I have to show the fitment.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v628/stevedeezy/Benz/2.jpg
08-05-2011, 03:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,296
Posted By stevedel

I've been running 20x9.5 et35 with falken 245/35...

I've been running 20x9.5 et35 with falken 245/35 for almost 2yrs with stock fenders and the car is pretty low for a daily driver.
07-25-2011, 11:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,221
Posted By stevedel

yes, IIRC the door locks work via RF and the...

yes, IIRC the door locks work via RF and the windows use IR. i had my driver side replaced before at the dealer under warranty and it included a new door handle & paint. i assume the fix would not be...
07-20-2011, 05:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,221
Posted By stevedel

try both the driver and passenger sides. if it...

try both the driver and passenger sides. if it works on one side, you likely have a bad IR receiver.
07-09-2011, 05:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 12,252
Posted By stevedel

digital mph shows on the cluster of my '00. i...

digital mph shows on the cluster of my '00. i never use it though since i prefer the stereo controls on my steering wheel.
06-29-2011, 12:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,590
Posted By stevedel

nice stable; how do you like the W12?

nice stable; how do you like the W12?
06-14-2011, 05:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,888
Posted By stevedel

nice stance :y the rear looks dialed in...

nice stance :y

the rear looks dialed in perfectly and the fronts look like they might be able to come out just a tad. do you have an a$$ shot to show off the stance?
06-14-2011, 11:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,291
Posted By stevedel

wow...sun in sf:) sunset district? i'm originally...

wow...sun in sf:) sunset district? i'm originally from SF (west portal).
06-09-2011, 02:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,822
Posted By stevedel

mine is a bad safety restraint sensor on the...

mine is a bad safety restraint sensor on the passenger seat. light stays off when i'm alone but is on when my wife is with me. my tech said that it doesn't affect the functionality so i've been...
06-06-2011, 11:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,002
Posted By stevedel

you can always try to contact risk management...

you can always try to contact risk management (the city's or a the construction company's) to see if they will compensate for the damage to your wheel. take a picture of the pothole and send that...
06-01-2011, 05:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,747
Posted By stevedel

what color is the interior? I need a a driver...

what color is the interior? I need a a driver side visor to replace my sagging one.
04-25-2011, 11:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,454
Posted By stevedel

i think the typical tire size for a 20" staggered...

i think the typical tire size for a 20" staggered setup is 245/35 front and 275/30 rear. i run 9.5" on all 4 wheels with a more agressive offset which is why i chose a more narrow tire and a brand...
04-08-2011, 05:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,454
Posted By stevedel

i got about 9K on the rears using Falken 452 in...

i got about 9K on the rears using Falken 452 in 245/35/20. my front's got about 15-16K them and i'll be replacing those this weekend. i think it's just a combination of being lowered, having a heavy...
03-22-2011, 05:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,428
Posted By stevedel

IMO....it looks terrible. the moldings give the...

IMO....it looks terrible. the moldings give the car it's beltline that flow into the rubstrips on the bumper and around the car. if the rubstrips were shaved too, maybe it would look better, but it's...
03-16-2011, 05:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,729
Posted By stevedel

holy old thread :wootrock:

holy old thread :wootrock:
02-17-2011, 04:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,438
Posted By stevedel

i like wheel 3 too, but with a mess type wheel...

i like wheel 3 too, but with a mess type wheel you'll need to run a pretty agressive stance to make it look right.
12-23-2010, 02:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 20,075
Posted By stevedel

thanks! only 3 parts needed? - universal PSE...

thanks! only 3 parts needed?

- universal PSE
- cradle eliminator cable
- BT puck
12-23-2010, 01:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 20,075
Posted By stevedel

sorry to threadjack, but do i follow the same...

sorry to threadjack, but do i follow the same writeup for my setup if my 2000 S430 is equipped with this phone?

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11-19-2010, 09:41 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 53,237
Posted By stevedel

2000 S430 OZ Opera II 20x9.5 et35 (f/r) ...

2000 S430
OZ Opera II 20x9.5 et35 (f/r)
Falken 452 245/35/20 (f/r)
lowered with lowering links from adjustable airride and grinded off rear tabs
no rubbing

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11-01-2010, 11:51 AM
Replies: 1,647
Views: 684,384
Posted By stevedel

Because just like you stated your opinion, I...

Because just like you stated your opinion, I stated mine.

Besides, IMO...my car does not look have the fast and the furious or souped up suburu look. Eliminating the wheel gap when running low...
10-18-2010, 12:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,313
Posted By stevedel

this is a result of a low offset and wide tires...

this is a result of a low offset and wide tires so spacers wouldn't help in your situation. depending on how bad the rubbing is, you might be able to grind off the tabs where the rear fender meets...
10-13-2010, 04:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,295
Posted By stevedel

no problem, man. my wheels are OZ Opera II 20x9.5...

no problem, man. my wheels are OZ Opera II 20x9.5 et35 with 245/35 Falken 452s all around. a 37mm offset would look 2mm further inside the fenders than my wheels. IMO....it would be barely...
10-13-2010, 01:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,295
Posted By stevedel

yes, with a set of 245/35/20. it would tuck 2mm...

yes, with a set of 245/35/20. it would tuck 2mm more than mine.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v628/stevedeezy/Benz/stance2.jpg
07-28-2010, 06:30 PM
Replies: 1,647
Views: 684,384
Posted By stevedel

lovin' the stance and the overall look of your...

lovin' the stance and the overall look of your car :y

what are your wheel specs?
wheel size?
tire size?
offset?
03-23-2010, 11:30 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 13,734
Posted By stevedel

:bow::bow: nice work. that's my favorite modern...

:bow::bow: nice work. that's my favorite modern porsche. i'm keeping my eye on the prices of the 993s.

tusabes: your cutty is tight! :word: '69 right?
03-20-2010, 12:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,856
Posted By stevedel

authentic AMG wheels will have actual bolts that...

authentic AMG wheels will have actual bolts that hold together a 2 or 3 piece wheel rather than "rivets" on the replicas to give the appearance of a multi-piece wheel.

IMO....fake splits look...
01-15-2010, 11:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,111
Posted By stevedel

looks good :y

looks good :y
01-13-2010, 11:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,080
Posted By stevedel

i prefer the more agressive look of the lowered...

i prefer the more agressive look of the lowered stance w/out wheelgap. the rubbing is very minimal; i.e. entering a driveway with the steering wheel at nearly full lock. at stock height, the car...
01-13-2010, 09:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,080
Posted By stevedel

honestly, i don't know how much the wheels weigh....

honestly, i don't know how much the wheels weigh. as far as handling goes, i'd like to say it's comparable to stock, but the fact is i drive very leisurely to begin with and even more so now to be...
10-10-2009, 12:46 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,632
Posted By stevedel

the metal tab is right where the rear fender and...

the metal tab is right where the rear fender and bumper meet. if you can't see it right away, run your finger along the inside of the fender towards the rear, and you'll feel it. we took mine off...
10-10-2009, 12:18 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,632
Posted By stevedel

looks like you still have a tiny bit of...

looks like you still have a tiny bit of clearance. i assume you already cut off the metal tab, right? i would roll the fender first before trying a new tire size.

raising the car would be an...
10-09-2009, 11:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,632
Posted By stevedel

do you have a shot of rear fitment from the rear?...

do you have a shot of rear fitment from the rear? i run a 245/35 on a 9.5 et35 and don't rub while tucking some tire. is the difference of the diameter between the 275/30 a big difference from the...
09-23-2009, 08:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,510
Posted By stevedel

i think it looks awesome and freshens up the look...

i think it looks awesome and freshens up the look of the front end :y
09-22-2009, 09:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 940
Posted By stevedel

my local dealer qouted me ~$800 for the auto...

my local dealer qouted me ~$800 for the auto dimming glass. my driver side mirror is permanently dim ATM and need to find a solution soon. does anyone know if it can be replaced with non-dimming,...
09-18-2009, 01:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,031
Posted By stevedel

watching that video again makes me less worried...

watching that video again makes me less worried about my ride height even after extending my links 2 turns to get rid of reverse rake look due to the lower rear fender arches. It also makes my car...
09-17-2009, 08:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,826
Posted By stevedel

needs to be lower :p:

needs to be lower :p:
09-15-2009, 05:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,080
Posted By stevedel

I think the stance might benefit with a 5-8mm...

I think the stance might benefit with a 5-8mm spacer in the rear, but I would probably have to raise the rear a smidge if I did. I may just adjust the front links 1 full turn to negate the appearance...
09-13-2009, 08:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 49,971
Posted By stevedel

bumping this up from the dead, as i just...

bumping this up from the dead, as i just encountered this issue.

i can only open the trunk manually via blade key in the tumbler. all 4 doors and trunk soft close work, 20A fuse reset didn't...
09-13-2009, 07:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,971
Posted By stevedel

these are the only wheels that i can think of...

these are the only wheels that i can think of that come close to your description, but alas, they are 5 spoke and 1pc.

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb220/ProjektB5/All4Wheels.jpg
09-13-2009, 02:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,080
Posted By stevedel

funny, that I wasn't even gong for or even though...

funny, that I wasn't even gong for or even though about a VIP look. just wanted a nice set of wheels with a god stance. the reason I mentioned putting my "flame suit" on, is because spacers, low...
09-13-2009, 11:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,080
Posted By stevedel

I kinda like the look of the fluted headlight...

I kinda like the look of the fluted headlight lenses on the non-AMG body and think it might look weird with updated tails and early headlights. I definitely need to get rid of the orange sidemarkers...
09-13-2009, 01:56 AM
Replies: 1,647
Views: 684,384
Posted By stevedel

The car is a 2000 S430. Wheels are OZ Opera II...

The car is a 2000 S430. Wheels are OZ Opera II 20x9.5 et35 with Falken 245/35 all the way around. I have more pics posted in my wheels and links thread.
09-13-2009, 12:10 AM
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Views: 684,384
Posted By stevedel

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09-12-2009, 11:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,080
Posted By stevedel

here are the non-camera phone pics

for the past 2.5yrs i rolled around like like this

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v628/stevedeezy/Benz/1-1.jpg

since new tires were necessary, i upgraded to these
...
09-12-2009, 01:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,080
Posted By stevedel

it was rubbing like crazy in the rear and would...

it was rubbing like crazy in the rear and would flex my front fenders at full lock, so it wasn't exactly practical. besides, the wife would've killed me since she sometimes drive the car too. we...
09-12-2009, 12:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,080
Posted By stevedel

finally got my wheels and links on

so after owning my 220 for about 2.5yrs now, i finally put on some wheels that i had for about a month now. my tires were worn on my factory wheels, so naturally i had to upgrade to plus sized wheels...
09-09-2009, 11:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 14,309
Posted By stevedel

i knew what you meant. :y i loved the way my...

i knew what you meant. :y i loved the way my Falken 512s looked, but they're loud and wear quickly.
09-09-2009, 10:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 14,309
Posted By stevedel

haha....QFT! back on topic....i just...

haha....QFT!

back on topic....i just purchased some Falken 452s in 245/35 for my 20x9.5s. i should have them from the tire shop tomorow. tire rotation FTW!
09-07-2009, 01:19 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 13,734
Posted By stevedel

that E30 is hot! :word: love look with the 3pc...

that E30 is hot! :word: love look with the 3pc wheels. :y

https://mbworld.org/forums/attachments/s-class-w220/165011d1252075567-post-pics-your-other-cars-carmelshow171.jpg
08-31-2009, 10:13 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 13,734
Posted By stevedel

i spy stretch & poke :D

i spy stretch & poke :D
08-27-2009, 12:00 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 13,734
Posted By stevedel

Yeah, the beetle is a '56, that I've had for...

Yeah, the beetle is a '56, that I've had for about 14 years now. I daily drove that car for a few years then put it away when i needed something more reliable and modern. I've been driving VWs...
08-26-2009, 12:43 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 13,734
Posted By stevedel

my daily driver ...

my daily driver

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v628/stevedeezy/Jetta/4.jpg

my old school project

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v628/stevedeezy/P8080028.jpg
08-20-2009, 11:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 840
Posted By stevedel

Just make sure the film is the same brand as used...

Just make sure the film is the same brand as used on the other windows. Another thing I can think to cause color variance might be the film coming from a different roll, although the same brand....
08-20-2009, 02:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 840
Posted By stevedel

maybe they used a different film to tint that...

maybe they used a different film to tint that window. I would take it back to have it redone.
08-18-2009, 12:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,031
Posted By stevedel

I'd love to hammer my 220 like that :word: ...

I'd love to hammer my 220 like that :word:

But I don't have the balls to =(
08-05-2009, 08:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 14,455
Posted By stevedel

I said that because the general consensus in this...

I said that because the general consensus in this forum is to use a wheel with a factory offset than to use an agressive offset and have to roll your fenders to fit.

OP - have you posted pics of...
07-17-2009, 12:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,204
Posted By stevedel

so you see my point that the topic at hand is a...

so you see my point that the topic at hand is a debatable one. everyone is entitled to their own opinion and not everyone will agree.
07-17-2009, 08:54 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,204
Posted By stevedel

Obviously this is debatable because lots of...

Obviously this is debatable because lots of people have been running stretched tires without any safety issues, myself included, and you just argued the opposite.

Just sayin'.
07-16-2009, 11:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,204
Posted By stevedel

not all stretches are the same, which is why it's...

not all stretches are the same, which is why it's debatable. obviously putting a 205 on a 9" wide wheel would have more saftey concerns than the same tire on an 8" wide wheel. at which point does a...
07-16-2009, 04:50 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,204
Posted By stevedel

stretched tires are most commonly used to make...

stretched tires are most commonly used to make extra room inside of the wheel wells to accomodate a wider wheel while still being able to lower the car as much as possible. the look is subjective and...
07-15-2009, 11:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 894
Posted By stevedel

http://www.lakeshorewheelandtire.com/wheels/mbz-92...

http://www.lakeshorewheelandtire.com/wheels/mbz-92.JPG

these reps are only $549 for a set of 19x8.5 here (http://www.lakeshorewheelandtire.com/wheels/mbz-92.JPG); authentic AMGs will run nearly...
07-15-2009, 09:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,204
Posted By stevedel

http://www.rs-quattro.de/see09/IMG_0516.jpg ...

http://www.rs-quattro.de/see09/IMG_0516.jpg

http://www.rs-quattro.de/see09/IMG_0514.jpg

i don't know what the wheel specs are.
07-14-2009, 08:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,204
Posted By stevedel

how serious of a stretch are you thinking? this...

how serious of a stretch are you thinking? this (http://www.tyrestretch.com/) is a good place to start if you want to see how different size tires stretch on different widths. if i was to try going...
07-13-2009, 10:28 PM
Replies: 1,647
Views: 684,384
Posted By stevedel

diggin' the wheels :y car needs to be lowered...

diggin' the wheels :y car needs to be lowered though. non-staggered setup? do you have any side profile pics?
05-20-2009, 08:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,759
Posted By stevedel

that VW R32 parked next to it is even more...

that VW R32 parked next to it is even more retarded than the W220
05-20-2009, 08:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,759
Posted By stevedel

that VW R32 parked next to it is retarded.

that VW R32 parked next to it is retarded.
04-08-2009, 09:57 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,764
Posted By stevedel

is it like a custom air setup? can you choose...

is it like a custom air setup? can you choose your driving height? most importantly, how does it drive?
04-08-2009, 09:03 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,764
Posted By stevedel

what is involved in this kit? did you pull your...

what is involved in this kit? did you pull your arches to make additional clearance for your wheels to tuck?
04-02-2009, 11:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 14,455
Posted By stevedel

IMO, if you can get enough clearance by rolling...

IMO, if you can get enough clearance by rolling your fenders you the extra 12mm won't harm at all. However, a disadvantage to this would be that if you choose to sell the wheels down the road, you'd...
04-02-2009, 08:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 14,455
Posted By stevedel

while this may fit, this answer is too general...

while this may fit, this answer is too general without addressing width, tire size (sometimes brand as sidewalls may vary) and how low the car is.

i do agree to avoid using spacers if possible...
04-02-2009, 09:57 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,099
Posted By stevedel

i think you're forgetting that an et42 on an 8.5"...

i think you're forgetting that an et42 on an 8.5" wide wheels is not the same as an et42 on a 10" wide wheel. offset is the relation of the backspacing from the center of the wheel.

an et0 would...
01-28-2009, 06:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 880
Posted By stevedel

if you're rubbing the oustide of your wheel...

if you're rubbing the oustide of your wheel against the inside of your fender, the only way you'll eliminate the problem is to raise the car or to stretch a more narrow tire. keep in mind that the...
12-10-2008, 03:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 20,590
Posted By stevedel

lol....that would be hardcore if you did roll...

lol....that would be hardcore if you did roll like that. what did you have to do with the fenders? roll & slight pull? i think the offset completes the stance you have. :word:
12-10-2008, 02:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 20,590
Posted By stevedel

wheel specs

your car looks sick. i'm loving the stance. are you using lowering links, module or bags? do you drive your car at that height or did you "show drop" it?

can you please tell me what the specs are...
11-24-2008, 09:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 804
Posted By stevedel

those are what i plan to run once i am finally...

those are what i plan to run once i am finally ready to purchase some wheels. i have seen them on ebay in 20x8.5/20x10
11-19-2008, 08:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,759
Posted By stevedel

ask for a hand wash. please don't take throught...

ask for a hand wash. please don't take throught the $3.99 gas station car wash.

otherwise, i think the height looks good.
11-07-2008, 05:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 11,777
Posted By stevedel

what are these links that you speak of from the...

what are these links that you speak of from the dealership? similar to the adjustable airride lowering links? what parts & labor show up on your dealer invoice?
10-31-2008, 10:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,427
Posted By stevedel

both are bad, but atleast vinyl wrap is easily...

both are bad, but atleast vinyl wrap is easily reversible.

i'm not feeling the two-tone paint.
09-14-2008, 04:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 942
Posted By stevedel

i took a look at the wheels yesterday, and the...

i took a look at the wheels yesterday, and the seller was a housewife that that was selling the wheels for a friend that moved out of the country. she measured the wheels with a tape measure and...
09-13-2008, 01:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 942
Posted By stevedel

anyone running a non-staggered setup?

I am potentially considering a set of wheels that are 19x9.5 all around. Does anyone run a similar setup? Would you run the same size tire for all 4 or are you using a staggered setup? What is the...
07-07-2008, 04:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,640
Posted By stevedel

you can try carefully removing the lens from the...

you can try carefully removing the lens from the headlight and then painting the non-reflective bits of the inside of the headlight. the draw back to this is improper sealing when putting the lights...
06-20-2008, 10:53 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,300
Posted By stevedel

nice work. :y are the spacers on yet? what...

nice work. :y

are the spacers on yet? what are the final offsets and the width of your wheels?
05-28-2008, 04:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,607
Posted By stevedel

is that trim easily removed? if so, i would...

is that trim easily removed? if so, i would consider black chrome.

here's an example of a set of wheels that've been finished in black chrome.
...
05-20-2008, 04:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,110
Posted By stevedel

even a civic shouldn't be subjected to that :rolf:

even a civic shouldn't be subjected to that :rolf:
05-20-2008, 03:43 PM
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Views: 2,110
Posted By stevedel

lambo doors FTL :smash:

lambo doors FTL :smash:
05-19-2008, 04:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 960
Posted By stevedel

vandals suck does you you have glass...

vandals suck

does you you have glass coverage in your insurance policy? glass claims are usually $0 deductible.
05-19-2008, 01:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,090
Posted By stevedel

i'm a fan of the look of OEM plus, so i naturally...

i'm a fan of the look of OEM plus, so i naturally gravitate towards the AMG kit. my thought is that if it looks like the car came that way from the factory, then the look will always be timeless...
05-16-2008, 10:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,840
Posted By stevedel

maybe it's just the picture, but the cuts for the...

maybe it's just the picture, but the cuts for the "tint" strips look a bit uneven. i'm anal about stuff like that, so if they are, it would bug me.

otherwise, i like the smoked look on your black...
05-14-2008, 04:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 12,564
Posted By stevedel

have a vinyl shop wrap your car so you can remove...

have a vinyl shop wrap your car so you can remove it if you don't like it. i think there is an M5 running around like that locally to me.
05-12-2008, 04:32 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,984
Posted By stevedel

lookin' good :y i'd like to see a straight shot...

lookin' good :y i'd like to see a straight shot of the rear end.

did the rear bumper come without exhaust cutouts? i like the lines of the hidden, downturned exhaust on the 430s.
05-05-2008, 11:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,369
Posted By stevedel

those are the wheels i'm looking at :word: ...

those are the wheels i'm looking at :word:





:y what wheels are those? and are they really 2 or 3 piece?
05-05-2008, 06:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,369
Posted By stevedel

thanks! :y i'll peek around that thread. ...

thanks! :y i'll peek around that thread.

BTW.... your car looks dope. i love those kinesis wheels. there is a guy running those on a VW R32 in my area.
05-05-2008, 05:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,369
Posted By stevedel

Thumbs up my thoughts exactly. i liked the stepped lip and...

my thoughts exactly. i liked the stepped lip and with the wheel being 2 or 3 pc, i'd have the ability to paint the centers whatever i'd like. my car is white/tan, so i was thinking of keeping it...
05-05-2008, 11:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,369
Posted By stevedel

anyone? ...

anyone?

http://www.stsmotorsport.co.uk/images/products/wheels/bbs/large/lm.jpg
05-04-2008, 09:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,369
Posted By stevedel

who's running mesh wheels?

is anyone running mesh wheels on their w220's? i know it's more of sporty wheel and would most likely require an agressive stance to pull off the look, but i'm curious to see how they look. any...
04-30-2008, 01:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,471
Posted By stevedel

mine does the same, except mine is for the...

mine does the same, except mine is for the passenger seat. i was told it would cost a lot to change out the sensor, so i've left it for now.
11-04-2007, 09:51 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,843
Posted By stevedel

i'm 31 and got it when i was 30. i felt it was...

i'm 31 and got it when i was 30. i felt it was time for me to get into a "grown up" car.
10-24-2007, 01:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,279
Posted By stevedel

car looks hot :y

car looks hot :y
10-23-2007, 11:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,115
Posted By stevedel

glad to know you figured it out. :y are you...

glad to know you figured it out. :y

are you still going to use the wheels? i'd love to see them on your car :zoom:
10-22-2007, 05:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,115
Posted By stevedel

Yes. MB (like VW/Audi) uses lug bolts to...

Yes.

MB (like VW/Audi) uses lug bolts to hold the wheel to the hub with the load being supported by the center bore. The center bore of the wheel needs to properly match the size of the hub. ...
10-22-2007, 01:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,115
Posted By stevedel

1.) Sounds like you solved the caliper issue by...

1.) Sounds like you solved the caliper issue by using a spacer
2.) Are the wheels/spacers hubcentric or do you have hubcentric rings mounted? Were the tires mounted/balanced properly? Are the...
10-19-2007, 07:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,741
Posted By stevedel

is the car lowered? if not, even with an offset...

is the car lowered? if not, even with an offset in the low 20s, the tires would poke past the fenders, but the wheels shouldn't be rubbing against the fenders unless your car is low enough to tuck...
10-19-2007, 11:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,741
Posted By stevedel

sounds like the offset is too low and pushing the...

sounds like the offset is too low and pushing the wheels out further than they should if it's rubbing against the fender. do you know what the offset and width of the wheels are?
10-13-2007, 01:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,464
Posted By stevedel

Gondon, 20 = wheel diameter 8.5 = wheel...

Gondon,

20 = wheel diameter
8.5 = wheel width
et 42 = offset (backspacing); this is usually measured in mm from the center of the wheel in either direction. A positive offset would be the...
10-13-2007, 02:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,844
Posted By stevedel

"don't build a car that you can buy"

"don't build a car that you can buy"
10-12-2007, 11:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,464
Posted By stevedel

I just looked at the wheel specs again. The...

I just looked at the wheel specs again. The fronts are 20x8.5 not 20x8 as I mentioned earlier.

benznodubz - What are the widths and offsets of your setup? Do you scrape a lot at that height?
10-12-2007, 06:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,464
Posted By stevedel

Thanks for the response. I definitely won't have...

Thanks for the response. I definitely won't have my S hammered like that CLK and I dont' plan on rolling my fenders for additional clearance. I posted that picture for reference of how the wheels...
Replies: 0
Views: 1,160
Posted By stevedel

Question W220 Tire Size/Offset Question

(crossposting from the W220 Forum)

Hello,

I am contemplating fitting some 20" AMG Aero II reps with the adjustable air ride links on my 2000 S430. The wheel specs are:

Front: 20x8 et 35...
10-12-2007, 04:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,464
Posted By stevedel

Question Tire Size/Wheel Offset question

Hello,

I am contemplating fitting some 20" AMG Aero II reps with the adjustable air ride links on my 2000 S430. The wheel specs are:

Front: 20x8 et 35
Rear: 20x10 et 42
...
07-25-2007, 12:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,392
Posted By stevedel

Were those pics taken on Geary? I was just up...

Were those pics taken on Geary? I was just up there last week.
06-11-2007, 11:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,387
Posted By stevedel

The simplicity of the wheel is what I like so...

The simplicity of the wheel is what I like so much. It's such a classic look that is virtually timeless on an MB. My thinking is that finding one in a staggered 20" set would be aggressive enough...
06-11-2007, 01:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,387
Posted By stevedel

Question 20" Monoblocks

Hello,

I am in the process of looking for some wheels. I've seen some 20" AMG Monoblock reps on ebay and was wondering if anyone of you guys have had any experience with these wheels? I 'm...
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