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Author Topic: Withers' R107  (Read 4172 times)

Offline Withers

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Withers' R107
« on: Jan 22, 2014, 15:46:36 »
I might as well make a thread about my other girl.

1986 Mercedes Benz 560SL
Petrol Green
89k miles
Epsilon Southern Ways - 16x9.5 all around

The only mods I've done to it is cutting the springs (no coilover options available for this car) and add the early american bumpers. The wheels are classic Epsilons fit for a Corvette that I've squeezed in.

Current setup

560SL by jasonwithers, on Flickr


560SL by jasonwithers, on Flickr

Panning

Benz Rolling by jasonwithers, on Flickr


560SL by jasonwithers, on Flickr
Jason

Offline Withers

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Re: Withers' R107
« Reply #1 on: Jan 22, 2014, 15:49:19 »
This was the previous set up, HRE 504s, 17x7's. I meant to rebuild them into something truly amazing but never had the funds till I had already sold them :(


March 1st, 2013 by jasonwithers, on Flickr


February 10th, 2013 by jasonwithers, on Flickr


Polished and Waxed by jasonwithers, on Flickr


The Great Rivalry by jasonwithers, on Flickr


560SL Rolling by jasonwithers, on Flickr

I'm going to be so sad to see it go, but I have to sell it since my wife and I can no longer carpool.
Jason

Offline Withers

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Re: Withers' R107
« Reply #2 on: Jan 22, 2014, 17:55:50 »
How it originally looked. I think it fared the worst of all the European cars with the bumper regulations in the '80s


SL on the Marsh by jasonwithers, on Flickr


IMG_3381 by jasonwithers, on Flickr
Jason

Offline iGreek

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Re: Withers' R107
« Reply #3 on: Jan 30, 2014, 18:03:03 »
I dig it man. Real clean, simple, and classic. Those cut springs though...lol.

Is your username on Stanceworks the same one?

Offline Withers

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Re: Withers' R107
« Reply #4 on: Feb 04, 2014, 15:10:08 »
Yeah that's me.

You'd be surprised how well it rides on cut springs. They're not progressive so it really doesn't change the ride comfort at all. It's a hair stiffer maybe but still has plenty of travel.
Jason

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Re: Withers' R107
« Reply #5 on: Feb 04, 2014, 16:34:33 »
Nice ride.
Although it looks like you might need to fix that camber  :o

Offline D4N63R

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Re: Withers' R107
« Reply #6 on: Feb 04, 2014, 16:45:06 »
fuck yeah! love that... I would imagine the rear camber isnt adjustable and the front is probably pulled already. and the wheels wouldnt fit anyway! these dang herrafrush kids and there crazy wheels that dont fit.  ::)


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Re: Withers' R107
« Reply #7 on: Feb 04, 2014, 16:49:41 »
I doubt any of it is adjustable, but a cam bolt or modifications to the arms can correct that.
The way it sits it must eat tires like crazy.

Offline D4N63R

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Re: Withers' R107
« Reply #8 on: Feb 04, 2014, 16:56:56 »
toe eats tires, not camber. you do get some camber wear but not to the extent people think, you learn that in a hurry when you start slamming stuff beyond use..

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Re: Withers' R107
« Reply #9 on: Feb 04, 2014, 17:05:43 »
toe eats tires, not camber. you do get some camber wear but not to the extent people think, you learn that in a hurry when you start slamming stuff beyond use..

This is true, I was exaggerating with my "eat tires" comment my real point was the camber is way off and should be corrected  ;D

Offline D4N63R

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Re: Withers' R107
« Reply #10 on: Feb 04, 2014, 17:12:12 »
This is true, I was exaggerating with my "eat tires" comment my real point was the camber is way off and should be corrected  ;D

aint nobody gettin scene points for proper camber yo!

Offline Withers

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Re: Withers' R107
« Reply #11 on: Feb 11, 2014, 10:49:47 »
The camber is all natural, there's no easy way of correcting it. I don't drive it enough to put significant wear on the tires :)

I haven't measured it but it's not quite as severe as you might think

560SL by jasonwithers, on Flickr


The fronts are just rolled, I haven't done any fender work front or rear. It's hard to believe you can squeeze a 9.5" wide wheel under the front with that much rubber but it fits. I do rub on both the inside wheel well and on the fenders at full lock when parking but that's about it. Not enough to damage the fenders or the tires.
« Last Edit: Feb 11, 2014, 10:52:42 by Withers »
Jason

Offline Steaksauce

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Re: Withers' R107
« Reply #12 on: Feb 27, 2014, 12:01:26 »
Wow, this looks amazing, don't know how I've missed it over on Stanceworks

Offline Withers

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Re: Withers' R107
« Reply #13 on: Feb 27, 2014, 12:32:05 »
Thanks man :) I don't whore my car out that much over there, I just have a build thread that I update a couple of times a year.
Jason