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Sorry about the picture quality, I have 5 megapixels shots that seem to have distorted a bit when resized down to 25%.

Also, I'll be swapping out the front spacers installed in these pics to bring the front wheels in by 5mm.

I hope you guys like the set-up, but more importantly I hope this inspires some of you to add some nice plus sized wheels to your MLs. I'd love to see more personalized W163s!!





Old 22" OZ wheels:


Snow-tire set-up on black OEM AMG 18":
 

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They both look great, although I think I do like the old ones a little better...
 

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it looks nice but does it feel nice? How's the ride? Can you hit speed bumps without flying out of the seat or holding onto the steering wheel with two hands? I noticed you dropped your car, I have the stock 18's on H&R/Billstein combo and i can't stand the ride anymore
 

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Really nice set up. I bet you could use some nice chrome tips. :)

or maybe they are chrome... I can't tell from the shot.
 

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Wow, Bremmas look great on the ML55!!
 

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it looks nice but does it feel nice? How's the ride? Can you hit speed bumps without flying out of the seat or holding onto the steering wheel with two hands? I noticed you dropped your car, I have the stock 18's on H&R/Billstein combo and i can't stand the ride anymore
Actually, I don't find the ride that bad. I drive with 1 hand most of the time and never fly out of the seat. :) Then again, I'm used to lowered suspensions and low profile tires in all of my cars.
 

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Now, Irneet, read this post and read it over and over. If you get those 24inchers, here's how to do it - proportionate sizing makes a lot of difference. This is the way to do it, and if you ask porschenut, he didn't just he didn't just rush into this, even if he could have. It's very nicely done!

What width rims do you have on Porschenut? and why would you want to pull in the fronts some? Do the stick past the fenders?
 

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Now, Irneet, read this post and read it over and over. If you get those 24inchers, here's how to do it - proportionate sizing makes a lot of difference. This is the way to do it, and if you ask porschenut, he didn't just he didn't just rush into this, even if he could have. It's very nicely done!

What width rims do you have on Porschenut? and why would you want to pull in the fronts some? Do the stick past the fenders?
At the moment the fronts don't necessarily stick out. However, since the front bumper tapers in towards the center line, there's so much tire exposed that they appear to stick out relative to the rears. Essentially I'm trying to make sure that the whole package looks matched and conceptually I'm going for "OEM Special Edition" rather than "Aftermarket". It's really hardly noticeable but I'm so damn picky that I like to cause myself grief. :D

Next up for the black beast is new torsion bar bushings and some exhaust modifications.

& THANKS for the kind words fellas! :thumbsup:
 

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Look at his signature in his post at #11 above ^^^

...and the title of this whole thread! (LOL)
Weird, I was wondering why members kept asking me about the specs when I have them posted in my signature but you just keyed me into the fact that our signatures are only displayed on our first post of each page...

HLOU...the tires are 295/30/22's. I couldn't find anything wider although I'm pretty sure they'd fit with the right wheel combo.
 

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At the moment the fronts don't necessarily stick out. However, since the front bumper tapers in towards the center line, there's so much tire exposed that they appear to stick out relative to the rears. Essentially I'm trying to make sure that the whole package looks matched and conceptually I'm going for "OEM Special Edition" rather than "Aftermarket". It's really hardly noticeable but I'm so damn picky that I like to cause myself grief. :D

Next up for the black beast is new torsion bar bushings and some exhaust modifications.

& THANKS for the kind words fellas! :thumbsup:
I think that you, CAHEK and the other fella in MBWorld who researched this subject extremely thoroughly should get together and write a book on lowering the ML via the B'Stein/H&R way. It will be very informative. In fact, if you guys don't have time, I will do it (I have been collecting the various posts as well as I can!!) because a whole bunch of us, myself included, have no idea how to properly do this, mostly due to misinformation or conflicting info. What I have learned is that to have the right balance, it's not plug-&-play like the manufacturers seem to make it sound.

Here's my pledge to contribute: if anyone has anything to contribute to this W163 lowering experience, e-mail or PM me - I don't want nude pics of squating females (or males for that matter), please. Sometime by the end of the year, we will come up with a comprehensive write-up. I have no idea who "we" is, but it's going to happen.
 

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HLOU...the tires are 295/30/22's. I couldn't find anything wider although I'm pretty sure they'd fit with the right wheel combo.
Did you try them with load in the rear on road bumps?
Mine 285 are rubbing the fender, when as I mention in another topic, looks that on your truck the fender will cut right thru the thread.
 

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Looks good! I like them, they have a sporty but tough look. Good job!
 
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