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Old 02-14-2009, 08:41 PM
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Old 02-14-2009, 11:21 PM
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Nice looks alot better, what method? and please post any more pics you have..
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Lower is better. Looks good!
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Looks nice man. I would lower the front another 1/2" though.
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Looks nice! If I touched the front....

it would only be another 10mm though. Make sure you get it realigned and that you have a camber kit in as well. Which method?
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Your car looks great, but yesterday I was following a SL500 on the motorway at about 90mph. It looked real low. Do you realise the car lowers itself up to 30mm above 60 mph. Do get any scrapping noises at speed?
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If done with the SDS...

(or a quality module) it knows this and keeps the height proper.
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Old 02-15-2009, 06:09 PM
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The picture was taken with my air suspension at the lowest point, when I’m on the highway (motorway) I place the air suspension on medium. No rubbing at all…….
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Are you sure its 30 mm? the 2007 SL manual puts the number at 12 mm (0.5")


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Your car looks great, but yesterday I was following a SL500 on the motorway at about 90mph. It looked real low. Do you realise the car lowers itself up to 30mm above 60 mph. Do get any scrapping noises at speed?
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Old 02-15-2009, 09:19 PM
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send Vadim at VRP and PM, he hooked it up for me.
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Old 02-15-2009, 11:55 PM
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Nice wheels BTW, good choice on choosing Vadim for mods/srvcs. Are those Monarch wheels?
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Old 02-16-2009, 12:24 AM
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Yes those are the new Monarch Wheels, Roy took good care of me.
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Old 02-16-2009, 01:05 AM
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Yes those are the new Monarch Wheels, Roy took good care of me.
What tire size are you running front/rear?
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Old 02-16-2009, 01:20 AM
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245/35/20 in front
285/30/20 in rear

when first installed I had 275/30/20 in the rear but i didnt like the look, gave it that streched tire look, the 285/30/20 makes it look fuller.
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245/35/20 in front
285/30/20 in rear

when first installed I had 275/30/20 in the rear but i didnt like the look, gave it that streched tire look, the 285/30/20 makes it look fuller.
ANy spacers? Also never though of 295/30?
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No Spacers, I think 295/30/20 would rub.....
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keep lowering the car more .... i can still see those ugly wheels .
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The lowering module I have is set to slam it every time I come to a complete stop and then raise it a little when in motion. Itís a cool lowering effect to have and people always notice it.
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245/35/20 in front
285/30/20 in rear

when first installed I had 275/30/20 in the rear but i didnt like the look, gave it that streched tire look, the 285/30/20 makes it look fuller.
285/30/20 were too streached on my rear wheels so I changed to 295/25/20 which look fuller but they're too low profile. I thought of 305/25/20 but they're not that much taller. I want to try 295/30/20 next but it will be close.
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Needs to be lower! Nice wheels man! What did you use to lower it?
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No Spacers, I think 295/30/20 would rub.....

i have 295's.. no problems.
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Originally Posted by bryanc4 View Post
i have 295's.. no problems.
Do you have 30's or 25's?
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Old 02-16-2009, 01:12 PM
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I currently have 285/30/20 in the rear with no issues. bryanc4 what car do you own and are they 295/30 or 295/25 ?
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E 63 Renntech, E55 Renntech, SL65, SL 55 030, ML, bunch of old ones--they come, they go...
I used 295/25 last time...

without incident (PS2). And although myu car was lowered, I didn't think the rear was quite low enough. No interference whatsoever.
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Michelin PS2 295/25/20 are 25.8" tall (which is the stock tire height) and 11.9" wide which works fine with no rubbing issues when lowered, but I find them to be too low profile. Goodyear F1 Asymmertic 295/30/20 are 27" tall and 11.9" wide which I think would be the perfect size, but it might rub when lowered. Has anyone tried 295/30/20 size?
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