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03-03-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 628
Posted By zcct04

It doesn't look like you are in need of an...

It doesn't look like you are in need of an emergency repair. 4mm thickness is getting pretty close, and most sources suggest that 3mm is the minimum for normal street use. You started with about 12mm...
02-16-2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,487
Posted By zcct04

Unfortunately, the shapes needed for FL and PFL...

Unfortunately, the shapes needed for FL and PFL are not the same.
01-30-2018, 11:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 486
Posted By zcct04

Wheel Shopping: Separating Truth From Hype

Here's a good article on wheels. The MBWorld hardcores already know most of it but I think there are some insights here for everyone.

All cars have the wheel in common, though the wheels on our...
12-05-2017, 02:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,190
Posted By zcct04

Just because OPs sig says W205 and his photos are...

Just because OPs sig says W205 and his photos are a CLS, and just because the car in the photos seems to be in Vancouver while OP says wheels are in Toronto, and just because the pics look familiar,...
11-21-2017, 01:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 889
Posted By zcct04

Here's an interesting article that describes the...

Here's an interesting article that describes the initial reports of a couple unexpected airbag deployments and the subsequent investigation process. Good detective work!
Chronology of...
09-01-2017, 11:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,685
Posted By zcct04

I'm very impressed. Here's a brand new member on...

I'm very impressed. Here's a brand new member on his very first post. He's got a problem, and he's searched threads all the way back to 2013 to try to find a solution. Can anybody give this guy a...
09-01-2017, 03:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 888
Posted By zcct04

Stock tire is 235/40-18 front and 255/35-18 rear....

Stock tire is 235/40-18 front and 255/35-18 rear.
Your tires are 255/35/19 in the front and 275/30/19 in the rear

https://tiresize.com/tyre-size-calculator/

Tire diameter
Stock front/rear:...
08-28-2017, 02:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 486
Posted By zcct04

Not an easy search, but here are some links for...

Not an easy search, but here are some links for you:

https://mbworld.org/forums/c63-amg-w204/613348-e63-w212-wheel-fitment-c63.html
...
08-12-2017, 05:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,519
Posted By zcct04

This is a result of camber and toe-in. Well,...

This is a result of camber and toe-in. Well, actually, camber, toe and leadfoot.
Toe can be reduced. Camber isn't adjustable - can be changed a little using eccentric 'crash bolts', can be changed...
08-09-2017, 02:14 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,046
Posted By zcct04

The other key part of the link Jason shared is...

The other key part of the link Jason shared is this about the spec for brakes on new cars:
"FMVSS 135 says all vehicles under 10,000 lbs. gross vehicle weight (GVW), except motorcycles, must be...
07-25-2017, 01:31 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,612
Posted By zcct04

I hope you meant 'braking'! :D

I hope you meant 'braking'! :D
07-11-2017, 04:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,492
Posted By zcct04

I don't have ROKT's hi-dollar budget, but I found...

I don't have ROKT's hi-dollar budget, but I found an even cheaper way!

...
07-05-2017, 01:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 379
Posted By zcct04

Or maybe the AMG engineers put big pads and...

Or maybe the AMG engineers put big pads and rotors on the front and balanced them with smaller pads and rotors on the rear, cleverly sized so that they would both contribute the appropriate stopping...
04-14-2017, 12:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 495
Posted By zcct04

. . . and use the left/right arrows (also on left...

. . . and use the left/right arrows (also on left spoke of steering wheel) to cycle through the other functions.
04-14-2017, 12:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 351
Posted By zcct04

I presume you already know that the car is...

I presume you already know that the car is designed to allow you to easily select a "max" gear and prevent it from shifting up beyond that gear . . .
04-02-2017, 07:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 529
Posted By zcct04

Bah - I knew that. Didn't pay attention to who I...

Bah - I knew that. Didn't pay attention to who I was talking with. :hammer:
04-02-2017, 07:40 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,553
Posted By zcct04

Be very careful about reflashing after the dealer...

Be very careful about reflashing after the dealer has updated your software. Talk to EC, ask lots of questions, explain your situation clearly, and get their assurance that what you are doing is OK. ...
03-03-2017, 12:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,127
Posted By zcct04

I got uncomfortable running my DD at the limit...

I got uncomfortable running my DD at the limit without real safety gear - roll cage protection, multi-point harness, fire system, fuel bladder, etc. I got wallet pains thinking about the investment...
02-25-2017, 11:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,089
Posted By zcct04

This is why people are ragging on you. A sampling...

This is why people are ragging on you. A sampling of search results using P30 LSD:

https://mbworld.org/forums/c63-amg-w204/647745-2013-c63-p30-p31-vin-data-card.html
...
02-08-2017, 06:50 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 23,339
Posted By zcct04

http://jalopnik.com/the-cadillac-ats-vs-cooling-sy...

http://jalopnik.com/the-cadillac-ats-vs-cooling-system-is-a-masterpiece-of-1787045357

This is an interesting discussion about cooling on the ATS-V. Sounds in places like the 440 package....
01-30-2017, 02:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,929
Posted By zcct04

Lighten up guys. The quote in his sig is from a...

Lighten up guys. The quote in his sig is from a real post by someone (someone else!) several years ago. So bizarre that you've GOT to laugh at it.
...
01-25-2017, 12:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,873
Posted By zcct04

I'm not a PFL expert (I have a 2012), but I don't...

I'm not a PFL expert (I have a 2012), but I don't think there is any difference in the caliper size or the rotor size with the OEM performance brake package - it's just a 1.5 piece rotor instead of a...
01-22-2017, 12:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,478
Posted By zcct04

in your 335i?

in your 335i?
01-20-2017, 02:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,773
Posted By zcct04

For info about wheel sizes and offsets, check out...

For info about wheel sizes and offsets, check out the FAQ thread in the stickies.

https://mbworld.org/forums/c63-amg-w204/611126-official-w204-amg-faq-including-stickies.html
01-09-2017, 11:57 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,984
Posted By zcct04

Clearly not written by a Texan . . . :)

Clearly not written by a Texan . . .
:)
01-07-2017, 09:16 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,984
Posted By zcct04

I'm in Houston. It's 25F outside this morning -...

I'm in Houston. It's 25F outside this morning - one of perhaps three days a year that all-seasons would be nice. Down here it makes more sense to just stay on summers.
12-30-2016, 02:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 286
Posted By zcct04

If you'd be interested in the OEM CF spoiler,...

If you'd be interested in the OEM CF spoiler, BLKROKT has one posted:
search for OEM Carbon Fiber Rear Spoiler for P31 Performance Pack (coupe)
...
12-01-2016, 09:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,177
Posted By zcct04

Start here - http://www.nyrsccasolo.com/ and...

Start here - http://www.nyrsccasolo.com/

and maybe also here - AutoX4U.com | Everything Autocross in NJ, NY, & PA

SCCA is a good place to explore car control (drifting is just as much fun - and...
11-22-2016, 01:19 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 46,073
Posted By zcct04

Anything that is moderately stiff, weatherproof...

Anything that is moderately stiff, weatherproof and easily cut and trimmed will work.
11-21-2016, 07:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,177
Posted By zcct04

It's worth noting that the Police Academy site is...

It's worth noting that the Police Academy site is a pretty tight course which generally favors small and light cars. You might try again the next time the BMWCCA or the SCCA has an event at the dog...
11-12-2016, 06:00 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 10,773
Posted By zcct04

Was doing great till I got to the price. :eek:

Was doing great till I got to the price. :eek:
11-07-2016, 07:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,304
Posted By zcct04

That looks like it was a terribly sudden stop....

That looks like it was a terribly sudden stop. You OK?
11-01-2016, 12:43 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,285
Posted By zcct04

Multiple posts? Jeez, we're all a little cranky...

Multiple posts? Jeez, we're all a little cranky this morning.

First post asked about a specific car. Second post asked about the long distance purchasing, something that many of us have wrestled...
10-27-2016, 01:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 669
Posted By zcct04

It all depends on where you measure. OP thinks he...

It all depends on where you measure. OP thinks he is (was?) getting 550 to the wheels. Getting to 530 with just the tune is possible - at the flywheel. It takes a bunch more (BLKROKT's "supercharger,...
10-24-2016, 12:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,340
Posted By zcct04

Here's the AutoTrader posting for the OP's...

Here's the AutoTrader posting for the OP's Pompano Beach ebay listing.
http://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-sale/vehicledetails.xhtml?listingId=436894850

Asking price is $44,900.
08-07-2016, 11:31 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 46,073
Posted By zcct04

That pretty closely matches my experience. I'm...

That pretty closely matches my experience. I'm not seeing any value from the air guide on my 2012 cpe - I'm fine on the streets but a road course on a hot day will quickly drive up engine oil temp...
07-22-2016, 12:48 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 20,626
Posted By zcct04

Well done Mazspeed! Thanks for not feeding the...

Well done Mazspeed! Thanks for not feeding the alligators.
07-20-2016, 01:07 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 20,626
Posted By zcct04

Gimme numbers. How much dyno improvement did you...

Gimme numbers. How much dyno improvement did you see, and how much Boostane did you add between the tests?
07-13-2016, 12:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,240
Posted By zcct04

Sad - but I think you can get there a lot faster...

Sad - but I think you can get there a lot faster than any of the rest of us!
06-30-2016, 01:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,608
Posted By zcct04

Take a look at Spec Racer Ford. More expensive to...

Take a look at Spec Racer Ford. More expensive to get into than Miata or old P-car, but hold their value well and are much more economical to run and much cheaper to fix if/when something gets bent.
06-15-2016, 12:05 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 25,088
Posted By zcct04

Watch the video at 14:16 - yeah, night landings...

Watch the video at 14:16 - yeah, night landings on the boat will certainly qualify as demanding! Awesome!!

Great stuff - thanks for sharing.
05-26-2016, 01:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 407
Posted By zcct04

HELP - being overrun by zombie "Thanks" icons!

What's happening with the "Thanks" icons at the bottom of the posts? It looks like a new icon gets added with each new post. Pretty soon w'll be buried!
05-17-2016, 01:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,300
Posted By zcct04

Tire treadwear rating vs grip

We all know that a lower treadwear rating provides a grippier tire, but I've never seen anything that quantified the relationship.

There's a very good article in the June SportsCar (the SCCA...
04-23-2016, 10:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 882
Posted By zcct04

It would look like you were running an inflatable...

It would look like you were running an inflatable spare on the rear :-)

Actually not that bad, but the skinnier wheel and skinnier tire in the rear would not look good and your traction would...
04-22-2016, 02:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,513
Posted By zcct04

TPMS sensors have a small internal battery. I...

TPMS sensors have a small internal battery. I gather that some manufacturers ship the sensors in "sleep" mode to conserve the battery charge, and they have to be activated to take them out of sleep...
04-19-2016, 01:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,513
Posted By zcct04

Did the TPMS work after you left the shop and...

Did the TPMS work after you left the shop and before you stopped 2 miles later for gas? If that's the case, I'm totally puzzled.

Two probable causes. One is that it takes a while for the new TPMS...
04-05-2016, 05:44 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 12,674
Posted By zcct04

Ha - you and the Donald bragging about your big...

Ha - you and the Donald bragging about your big "stuff." :-)

I forgot about your brakes - that's a definite show-stopper for 18's.
03-20-2016, 08:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,575
Posted By zcct04

OEM Wheel and tire info - for the record

OEM wheel sizes and offsets (same for 18” and 19”)
- Front is 8” width with +45 offset, rear is 9” with +54 offset
- C63 hub center is 66.6mm
- Bolt circle is 5 x 112 mm (corrected)

OEM tire...
08-09-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 46,073
Posted By zcct04

I just finished fabbing a blockout plate for a...

I just finished fabbing a blockout plate for a 2012 coupe. Finding carbon on short notice wasn't doable so I tried first using acrylic (plexiglas). I found some smoke-gray stuff that looked pretty...
03-01-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,520
Posted By zcct04

I got this in a note from an AMG rep in their...

I got this in a note from an AMG rep in their Private Lounge forum:

The high level explanation is- C mode means Controlled Efficiency, starts in 2nd gear, shifts sooner and smoother, defaults to...
03-01-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,520
Posted By zcct04

Shift points are different: S+ shifts at...

Shift points are different:
S+ shifts at redline (7,200 rpm)
S mode shifts at 6,800 rpm
C mode shifts at ___, probably under 6,800 but I never drive hard in that mode and really don't know. Can...
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