autumn 17 the work on the chassis started. Part of the chassis work was done at the end of the completion process.
gearbox / tires
We replaced the tires sized 215/75 R17.5 by new Michelin XZY 9.5 R17.5. These new tires are designed for onroad and offroad. In addition, the tires have an approval for use during winter. On the other side: New rims 6.75 x 5.17 are required. Rims are painted in black.
Important: This tire format has the official approval by Mercedes Benz.
The following pictures illustrate the size difference to the old tires. As a result, with the new tires we achieve nearly 4 cm more ground clearance and a 10% reduction in rpm.