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MY NEW R500 PROJECT

 
Old 06-10-2015, 03:18 PM
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Ty sir, i will repair as best I can and maybe look on ebay for a replacement. I assume other then mercedes directly, thats my best bet.
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Old 07-08-2015, 03:18 PM
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Not realy..Been working on the S65 finalizing it. And the R have been alot at workshop..
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Old 07-22-2015, 06:53 PM
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Beautiful build. Now I'm thinking I should get a R.
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Old 07-23-2015, 03:24 AM
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Thanx a million.You inspire me to continue.. And I can tell you I have BIG quality issues witht the 24" Wheels and Lexani dont even care to answer...
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I m a new french member looking for help

Hello , i m a new member , i m french et i have a R class 320 cdi 2007.
I'm looking for help i would Like to put new rear lights taillights , with 2010 models.
In France , There aren't many W251 so difficult to have informations.
I don't know if it possible ?
Tanks a lot,
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Old 08-18-2015, 06:39 AM
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Just read the thread and you have your answer...
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Hey Chris how are you are the Caliper/Rotors From the R63 Same as the Calipers/Rotors on ML63?

are the R63/Ml63 6Piston Front & 4Piston Rear?

Looking good by the way..
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Identical. Dont know.
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chris did you ever fit those brakes to the r? I thought the knuckles were different, unless you got the knuckles too?
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Old 10-08-2015, 03:16 AM
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Yes all mounted and fitted...Plug n play.
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i think the 07-12 ML, GL & R Carry The Same Brake Setup i'm thinking about doing this setup on my GL550?

But question is the Front 6 piston? or 4 Piston? Caliper Chris?
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the fronts are 2 piston, the rear are single piston. these are still a floating caliper and the calipers themselves are not much larger than the stock calipers. the rotors are a bit bigger than the stock brakes and mainly they are designed for some extra stopping power and less fade than the stock brakes. these use a larger stiffer caliper mounting bracket and a larger rotor with more surface area, but don't expect it to perform like a 6 pot or 8 pot fixed caliper mount big brake, there just a heavier duty version of the stock brakes, not really a big brake setup. the 2013 & up ml63 is a true big brake setup but I don't know that they'd actually bolt on to our models
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ah i see thanks but they do look good but the 2013 ML do look better..
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Newbie here, just want to say, I have a R320 and I love it, I also SERIOUSLY love what you're doing to your R500! I would love to do this to mine, however, not till it's my car.. Still, awesome work my friend, truly inspiring!
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Old 01-25-2016, 07:02 AM
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Hi, just discovered your post as I recently bought a R500 5.5 l
Well, just to tell I haven't got 1% of your genius and creativness, really impressive!
GLKs look good, I'm confident yours is going to become exceptional.
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Finally found the AMG IWC clock used for my car. Darn it was hard to find a used one.
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Chris, You're inspiring me to get an R instead of a GL and spend the difference on updating. Hows the project coming by now?

BTW I had issues with Asanti (Lexani is same company) too. Chrome peeling and pitting due to thin chroming at manufacture. They didn't give a rip. Very sad.

I had to strip and re-chrome the centers and replace all the outer barrels, cha ching. Luckily I found a place in Cali that makes the barrels so I didn't have to give them another dime. I would never buy this brand again.

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Old 03-17-2016, 03:12 AM
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Sold last fall. Doin a GLK and a E500 cab now.
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Hi Chris,

Do you know where I could possibly find a wooden steering wheel for my R500? I searched on websites here in Switzerland but couldn't find any.

By the way, is the swapping a difficult task, or can it be managed any dummy like me?
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Originally Posted by Chris The Swede View Post
Sold last fall. Doin a GLK and a E500 cab now.

Sounds like someone got themselves a nice R.


I almost got an Ecab myself, but ended up with the SLK instead. Thanks for sharing your adventures!
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Sold last fall. Doin a GLK and a E500 cab now.
I just stumbled in to this thread. How exactly did you get the new command unit to work? Were all the parts available or did you have to fabricate the harness? Did the stock backup camera work or did you have to replace it?

I am quite interested as I would love to switch mine to the newer unit. I have a 2007 R63.

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