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Old 07-26-2014, 12:30 PM
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MY NEW R500 PROJECT



Bought it like this all stock with panoroof from the Swedish Hockey Pro Andreas Lilja who brought it home with him when he now moved back here.

So here is some of the plans for it:

Lowering
24" wheels
AMG front and back with OEM DRL led daylights
Lorinser sideskirts
Designo look on hole interior. Black/Biege like my S-class. It is ALL GREY now. Hate it.
Blacked out grill
Distronic retrofit
USA Comand replaced by new Euro 2.5 ntg comand
Mph to km/h AMG speedo
Farenheit to Celcius AC panel
2 headrestscreens
Facelift mirrors
Sport Wood/leather wheel
Metal shift paddles
4 x AMG pipes
and more to come...
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Old 07-26-2014, 12:34 PM
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Got some parts bought...



I have now bought one black interior and one biege interior to match them toghether to make it 2 tone designo look.



AMG rear bumper with diffuser for 4 pipes.



AMG front.
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Bought the sport Wheel.



AMG km/h cluster bought...
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Some more interior parts delivered...



Parts back from paint. Also got the new bumper grill insert and DRLs.



Mirrors back from paint..
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New buttons and airbag in black.



Newest Comand with new H/K amps and Cable kit.
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Got the Wheels...
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The front bumper LED Lights, is that a kit? Who sells it?
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This is awesome! Why did you end up buying two front bumpers? Did you find the one without lights first, and then you found one with the lights?

Also someone was selling the R63 rear bumper with diffuser? That's a pretty rare piece.

How involved was it to do the new headunit? I see a new amplifier and headunit but what else? Do you need a new rearview mirror for the microphone, backup camera, and rear seat entertainment to get everything to work?
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Thanx a million. Dont Think the intrest will be as big as the W221 build but I will do this thread anyway so hope some will like it at least...

2 front bumpers? What makes you Think that? The DRLs was bought new from Mercedes. Yes the rear was SUPER hard to find. Just super lucky to find one. Never seen one up for sale Before.

On the Comand side you need:

Comand
H/K amp
H/K Sub amp
Cablekit for reference how to pin the old Cable conector.
Bluetooth antenna
Subwoffer Cablekit
Antenna Spliter cable
Bracket

For rear Entertainment I dont go OEM since it is so outdated. I have new Android touchscreens instead. New S-class W222 look.
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Could your guys do one more CF diff ??
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Nice. Good luck to your build.
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What are your plans exactly with the interior? When I was searching for an R class, I had come across a few that had a "two tone" OEM interior... I believe they were usually Ash leather, but with black carpet, dash, doors, and top half including the headliner etc. (I think those very few two-tone Rs were the only ones that had the black upper panels and headliners, and I'm actually considering going that route to get the upper half of my interior in black, as an OEM solution I think would be so much better than having an upholstery shop do it aftermarket.) Are you doing something similar, or are you going to stitch together the two different colored leather panels too...?

I'm also going to have to shoot you a PM about that cluster!
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It will be all black inc carpet,dash,wheel,armrests and pilars. Then the seats will be biege and the upper part on the doors will be biege. I will take a black door panel and cut it in "half" and add the biege upper part to it. You will see.....
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Tried the Wheels on...Dont look oversized at all considering it is 24"...
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The wheels looks just perfect Your'e going to lower the car a little bit more I guess?
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Of course..It is not lowered at all here.
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Ah cool- didn't realize it's the same bumper. I saw two pictures so I thought it's two bumpers. But one was just before and the other was after.

That's crazy on the interior- I've thought about doing something similar myself with a black/tan AMG theme but didn't know if it's worth the effort and expense.

Those LEDs in the AMG bumper are really rare. I think they only made it for the 2009 R-Class Grand Edition but not 100% sure.

Thanks for the info on the Command update- quite a few pieces to make it work.

Looking forward to more- especially if you do the Distronic retrofit!
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Awesome, cant wait to see this one finished !!!
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This is super exciting.. I loved your W221 build.

You do NOT mess around, can't wait to see how it turns out.

First GenericSN's R-Class build, now yours.. I think I may be catching R-Class fever for my next big car.
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Wow, came here from the CL65 build... Your work is very impressive! I aspire to do things like this when I'm older (richer haha)!
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So.Time for the big house cleaning.........






And now starting installing the new parts.........



To be continued............
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