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Old 02-10-2019, 11:32 AM
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Old 02-10-2019, 12:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Mercbenzking View Post
Saying that I donít like a car trend in America, means that I have a disdain against Americans?

Nice logic, Americans.
I like Americans more than the average European.
I donít like the British but that doesnít mean I dislike them. Iím just neutral towards them as I am neutral towards the Japanese.

I dislike the car culture in Japan as a whole (the many types of it and in many car categories).

I dislike the trend of many Americans lowering their cars beyond the normal.
I also do like many American car trends.

The guy who compared the factory lowering and asked me if I hated that too, I would have had to give a long answer, but short answer was that I didnít agree whith his logic and by default with the logic of many Americans that think like him.

Now stop acting like women, Americans.
Don't know if you are German and hope not as it would give our country a bad rap...
It's a bad move to generalize and worse not to have your facts straight. Not only are virtually all lowering components come from Germany, it is much more pervasive there than in the US. 10% would mean 17 million cars unless you specific about the W222 S-Class. The only difference is that US has no limitations as to what people can do to their cars while in Germany modifications has to be either TUV approved and/or use TUV approved and certified components.

This is an International forum, people talk about cars; the only time when I see bring up countries is when differences in models/specs are discussed.

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Old 02-10-2019, 12:56 PM
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HeyHey. This is one of the best leaders of a country the world has seen in 15+ years.
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OMG, let's talk about cars, not picking on countries or the people that live in them.
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Interesting video.
Questions:
1. The light strip under bumper, it does not turn on for reverse? Is it just for fog lights, and when / how does it turn on.
2. I was surprised that in comfort mode, the car sounded like the butterflies in the exhaust were open. Pop and crack in comfort mode would ruin it for me, i thought the valves only open in sport.
3. With the new 4Matic+, does this mean the car can now have the best of both worlds MBC?
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- The S-Cass always had the light in the bumper outside the US. We have that on the SL. I am trying to remember if that was for reverse/rear camera illumination.
- Valve is always closed unless in Sport Plus or Race mode on an AMG, but the exhaust is louder than a non-AMG in any mode.
- 4matic Plus is Airmatic only. Much better all wheel drive than non-AMG's since the torque distribution is variable and continuously adjusted for all wheels for maximum grip and acceleration. The results are phenomenal But no MBC compatibility...
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- The S-Cass always had the light in the bumper outside the US. We have that on the SL. I am trying to remember if that was for reverse/rear camera illumination.
IN THE VIDEO, WHILE THE CAR WAS BACKING UP, IT DID NOT LIGHT UP. I'M PRETTY SURE ITS A FOG LIGHT.

- Valve is always closed unless in Sport Plus or Race mode on an AMG, but the exhaust is louder than a non-AMG in any mode.
WOW, THE AUDIO IN THE VIDEO IN COMFORT MODE SOUNDED THE SAME IN SPORT WITH BUTTERFLYS OPEN.

- 4matic Plus is Airmatic only. Much better all wheel drive than non-AMG's since the torque distribution is variable and continuously adjusted for all wheels for maximum grip and acceleration. The results are phenomenal But no MBC compatibility...
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Old 02-18-2019, 10:15 PM
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I am a middle aged man who does not like all the crazy modifications either. I do enjoy putting K&N air filters on all my cars which I have done so on my S550e. I am into more tasteful mods. Looking to get an OEM Spoiler for my S soon. Stuff like window tint, lip spoilers, exhaust tips, clear bra, and other simple mods I am okay with though I don't think anyone would call window tint a mod. More of a must have. I did rock the Maybach S600 dual exhaust tips for a while but went back to stock. Gives the non sport pkg guys a great look. I truly believe all these cars look great with the look from factory. As I respect everyone's own opinion, I truly don't believe why anyone would start heavily modifying such an amazing car.



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Old 02-18-2019, 11:07 PM
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I donít modify any of my newer vehicles except to get rid of the run flat tires. On my older iron I search out and install every period accessory I can find. The 1957 Nash Metropolitan I am rebuilding now has the famous accessory ďFlying Into The FutureĒ naked lady on the hood. Might put one on my SL when I drive the Art Car Parade!


Very cool!!!!
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