W212 E220d AMG sport lowering springs

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Hi does anyone have any advice on lowering a W212 E220d, it has the AMG pack so I think it has already been lowered by 15mm. I was thinking of lowering it a bit more as I think it would look really good. I have been told it could be lowered another 10mm or 20mm. Has anyone done this? I am concerned I might have trouble with drives, potholes, kerbs, speed humps etc. If anyone has done this, or has any advice I would really appreciate it. Is it more hassle than it is worth?

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I had the W212 E300 Bluetec in AMG sports guise previously , in my opinion that was about as low as was sensible. The front dam especially was prone to catching over kerbs or speed bumps. I often cringed as a heard the scraping! For me I’d leave alone, let’s see what others say
 
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Thanks very much John, that is what I thought, I would be really interested if anyone else also thinks going lower would be too much hassle
 

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Not tried it on an MB but every other car I've lowered I've regretted it as the ride gets too harsh.
 
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Thanks that was another concern, I just thought it would look the business with the body kit and lowered. If anyone has lowered one I would be interested in their advice. Maybe I will do it when it is much older and use as a track car
 

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Personally for me I wouldn't bother, I've done this in the past with other cars, and whilst they look good, totally crap for our road, especially for me living in the country. I never had issues with scraping, but with the 40mm drop, the ride was horrible. Maybe I am showing my age, but I think the AMG stance is perfect.
 

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I have a W212 with the AMG pack. I wouldn’t take it any lower. It’d look chavved up, silly AND hit every damn speed bump going.

It’s a no from me. These cars have classic styling. Don’t prole them up.
 

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I have a W212 with the AMG pack. I wouldn’t take it any lower. It’d look chavved up, silly AND hit every damn speed bump going.

It’s a no from me. These cars have classic styling. Don’t prole them up.
Also, the setup has been designed as a whole package, and also looks perfect, when you see some of these cars really low, the lose that design and it looks crap, with back breaking ride.
 
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Brilliant thanks for the advice everyone, I will be leaving it as it is!
 

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Brilliant thanks for the advice everyone, I will be leaving it as it is!

I would, or you'll be making the acquaintance of every speedbump on our roads.
 


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