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Old 08-22-2002, 09:56 AM
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Question eibach pro kit springs on 225/45/17in - will it rub the fenders?

good day mates!

i need your "proffesional" and personal experience advise.

i'm planning to put eibach pro-kit springs on my E220 W124.

Current set-up:
225/45/17in tires
stock springs & shocks
spring pads : front- 3 bumbs & rear- 2 bumbs.

from what i've gathered, the drop on eibach springs will be about 1-1.25 in.

If I switch to eibach pro-kit springs with the same tires & spring pads, is there a possibility that the tires will rub the fenders, under normal & daily driving conditions?

if there is a possibility, will the use of thicker spring pads solve it?

valuable inputs will be highly appreciated.

thanks.

dennis

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Old 08-22-2002, 03:04 PM
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Roll the fenders

Hard to say, without first knowing the offset of your "aftermarket" wheels. If they have standard offsets they quite possibly MAY rub when you have a FULL passenger load or a load in the boot or full tank of petrol. But will probably be okay when its just you though. The trick is to roll those fenders. SUBMAN did a post to benzsport.com with photos of how to roll your fenders. I "rolled" my rears on my 400E with a HAMMER .
You have to be careful and really know/watch what you're doing. Just did a little of the lip at a time and gradually closed it up against itself. Turned out great, no chipping,flaking, rusting, etc.
Before trying to correct with pads, I'd first trying the roll trick.
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Old 08-25-2002, 02:55 AM
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same pad set up with the pro kit...I just posted on this about a week ago also. It dropped it a lot more than I had expected. It looks like those 205/55/R16s dimpled the fenders. I would suggest rolling them or slightly rolling them. 225/45/R17s might hit. Could you tell me your rim offset, and width, maybe I can do some calculations? I have a 225/45/R17 mounted on a 8 inch wide rim ET28. I can check for you.
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