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Old 08-28-2003, 07:02 PM   #1
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Pics of '97-'02 E Class with aftermarket sport grille w/flat badge???

I've been considering changing out my MB star with the aftermarket flat badge and installing a sport grille. I've read a couple of threads under the AMG E55 forum but it seems the pictures listed only include '03's. I was wondering if anyone here can post pics of their car that are not '03's. I'd like to take a look because it seems to me that the star on the sport grille's is a bit large? Anyone have any information on this? What grille do each of you recommend? Thanks.

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Old 08-29-2003, 07:09 AM   #2
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There you go.

Original photo courtesy of Jimmydagreek (now with hood star removed!)

Suggest reading the previous thread before you decide.
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Thanks for the pic. What thread are you referring to??? ...the E55 Forum thread??? By the way, what's the make of the grille on jimmydagreek's MB??? Thanks again. JJP
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i'm torn, at times it looks nice but i still think its a bit too big
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Old 08-29-2003, 02:00 PM   #5
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Thanks for the pic. What thread are you referring to??? ...the E55 Forum thread??? By the way, what's the make of the grille on jimmydagreek's MB??? Thanks again. JJP
LOL Actually I'm pretty sure its not Jimmy's ride (he's a Carlsson man) I've got the same pic (see below) without the sport grille - maybe he did a photoshop job on it....I added the flat badge

If you want more pics, try the W210 gallery on this site (I'm sure I've seen one there):

http://www.mbnz.org/

I don't know what brand it is but I know Lorinzer makes them. However, the reason why I suggested you read the thread is he was actually convinced not to install one - there's many very valid reasons there which I personally agree with but then again, its always personal preference.

Alex, there's more than just the "big" problem - I won't repeat what has already been said but suggest not getting torn anymore (your ride looks great without it don't wreck it).

Let me get back to u on the thread, its one of the older ones on this very board......................or else do a search on Jimmy's posts yourself (I'm having problems navigating this site
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Old 08-29-2003, 02:15 PM   #6
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Guys, here's the link:

http://forums.mbworld.org/forums/sho...threadid=41435


Another with some more opinions:

http://forums.mbworld.org/forums/sho...threadid=45489

Simply put, IMO it looks cleaner and classier without that grille - which suits the coupes more.
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thanks whitey, its just i think it looks okay on the silver car but benz's car to me doesn;t look good on it, i think if the star was smaller then it would be nicer, but alright i'm not going to do it.
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Old 08-30-2003, 01:24 PM   #8
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phew!

Got any new mods/pics Alex?
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no no mods yet, i bought those door sills but haven;t put them in yet, waiting for my updated mirrors so i can install at the same time,
i also had a thing in mind( i have my rear trunk mercedes benz light up one wired to the trunk light switch, i want to hook it up to the door switch as well so when i open the door it can turn on, i think i'm sure i can do this but just wnted to know and also can i turn the lights inside off and just have the door sills turn on at night? i wonder if i can do this?
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Old 08-31-2003, 02:39 AM   #10
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Connecting to the door switches sounds workable, as for not having the interior lights on, can't you just take the interior bulbs out (with no option to turn them back on tho')?
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thats the thing, i want to have the bulbs in so that i can turn them on when i need to, is there any way around this? that interior light swicth is hooked up to the door switch? even if the door is open it won;t read? maybe i'm not making sense
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I hear ya. Logically speaking (with no experience whatsoever :p ) can't you hook up the illuminated door sills to the wiring before they hit the lights (if that's not the case already) or does it somehow require the operation of the interior lights to turn itself on?????
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yeah in a werid way, i just i'll just find out when i go get it installed
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Thanks for the info guys. Still looking for some pics!!!!!! Anyone out there have them??? Preferably, a black E320??? Thanks again.

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Old 09-01-2003, 09:40 AM   #15
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OK dude, hang on to your G-strings - there's gotto be a reason why not many people have them. You should have tried the tuners' sites in any case. :o I apologize for briefly using this thread for a private board (but it happens all the time here, we just get so involved in each others ride.... ).

Here you go, get a load of these.....in black! In know, you have a '00+ but I've attached the pre-7/99 ones as well just for the benefit of others.

In order of appearance (1) Prestige (7/99+ i.e. yours) (2) Sport (up to 6/99) and (3) Elegance (also up to 6/99) - all from Schatz. IMO, the 99+ looks a whole lot better because of its sleeker shape.

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Old 09-01-2003, 07:30 PM   #16
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Your the man...no prob...I know you know how it is when you get an idea and want to see what it would look like. Anyhow, thanks again. JJP
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I know, just teasing. Should explore using Photoshop or other graphics software - at least u don't have to spend the bucks or look all over to see what the idea looks like. (BTW, the centre star were my creation - somehow I think Schatz does not provide the big star????)
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Look what I found!!!!!

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Your the man...no prob...I know you know how it is when you get an idea and want to see what it would look like. Anyhow, thanks again. JJP
MBZ12, found this while looking for something else - a real car and same body as yours........unfortunately not black
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Very nice! Thanks again, Whitey. I've made up my mind....sport grille it is. Now I have the chore of looking for the best deal....

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Hey guys, I never changed my grill but was considering it at one point. I was talked out of it by a lot of my homiez in here so I decided against it. I like my hood star and don't want to go to a flat badge. As for the CL type grill, someone once said, "it looks like the car is screaming, I'M A MERCEDES" and I think you can tell what it is without the grill. JMO...

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Let me blow your mind away: What about this grill?


Click the image to open in full size.

Honestly, I dig it

here's what it says "A stylish upgrade for W210 E-Class sedans! Add a CL500 style center star to your grile! Includes full grille (not grille surround) and center star! Easy installation and adds style to your car! We recommend adding flat badges (AMG or Brabus) with this purchase."
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it looks like the car is screaming, I'm a Mercedes
I'll claim credit on that... :p

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Doc,
I think I like it too....Have you seen it installed? It seems to me that the three point star is a bit large IMO. Don't know. I'd like to see it installed to get the real feel. Anyone have pics???? Or maybe some photoshop skills??? If so, I'd prefer it on a black MB. Thanks.

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I'll claim credit on that... :p

http://forums.mbworld.org/forums/sho...light=mercedes
That's right! Thanks Hank, I forgot there for a moment, lol...
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I think I like it too....Have you seen it installed? It seems to me that the three point star is a bit large IMO. Don't know. I'd like to see it installed to get the real feel. Anyone have pics???? Or maybe some photoshop skills??? If so, I'd prefer it on a black MB. Thanks.

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I haven't seen it for real but it'd be interested to see it photshopped
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