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Show me your airmatics on lowering links

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by gunning, Jun 6, 2017.

  1. gunning

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    As stated, be good to see before and afters of w219's, 211's etc etc that run airmatic and the lowering links.

    I bought the renntec module for my cls55 years ago but due to being in Cornwall I couldn't be bothered to get somebody to fit it.

    I'm not sure I want to lower the cls though as it's not that kind of car... or is it?

    Show me more please guys!
     
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    Here's my 211 on adjustable links.
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    you could always go down the route of having it lowered via star.....and yes it is that type of car;)

    (Unlike a ML which is not that type of car, but it didn't stop me doing it anyway, used a lowering module though on that)
     
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    Lenny63 on here has lowered his 55 using links and Killerhertz went the star route.
     
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    What would you say is the best way to go, star or links?
     
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    Star, For one you don't have to mess about trying to adjust the rod on the Rear antiroll bar, Absolute pitta.
     
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    As Gav says above, but it all depends on how much of a 'drop' you want. I think stars parameters allow a max of 25mm where as the links allow more. Module is the most expensive route but allows the most flexibility.
     
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    Thanks for the info... I'll probably go star route then. Is it something all indies can do?

    Also more photos please as i wanted a rough idea of how it would sit with a 25mm drop. I don't want it to look silly and chavvy. Just a nice drop.
     
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    IMO the best drop is one where each arch front and rear is at the top of the tyres...or a small amount above. I don't think hiding the tyres in the arch is a good look...IMO.

    I think the car in post#2 is a little too low. But each to their own and that is certainly not a criticism.
     
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    Haven't Measured it, as i've never seen in the flesh a Non lowered e55 to remember.

    Brutus is sitting with the arch just at the top of the front tyre, and the rear arch very slightly higher. "on links btw" which i adjusted up as it was far to low when i 1st got it.

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    Thanks guys, I've decided to get it lowered via star as I can't be bothered with fitting the links. I only want a small drop anyway... 25mm would be fine.
     
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    Good decision. Without going down the links route earlier I'd choose Star too.
     
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    STAR would be fine for that amount
     
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    Mine after being lowered on STAR:

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    Ideal thanks, are the 55's lower as standard anyway compared to the 500?

    What drop was that 25mm?

    It really does look evil on black!
     
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    I have one lowering Renntech lowering module in stock that I can do you a cracking price on.

    The airmatic will be completely adjustable then.
     
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    Thanks Olly, I've decided to get it lowered by star.

    I remember the renntech module I was going to fit on the 55 and I just couldn't be assed with it all. It's a great system but as I don't need the car that low low I will settle for the small drop.
     
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    The bosses ML lowered using the max setting, not that its ever that low, completely impractical!
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    Have you managed to get it done??
     
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    Your ML looks lovely abb! You have done a lot of work to that!

    I have had it done... I'll upload a better photo when I'm out and about in it later. I wouldn't want to go any lower on the rear. Maybe the front a smidge
     
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