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Forum: AMG GT
02-18-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 399
Posted By thebishman

I always jack my car up from the OEM rear jack...

I always jack my car up from the OEM rear jack placement pad; (as seen in your picture), and raise it high enough so that both F & R wheels clear the floor enough to change them; do work on the...
Forum: AMG GT
02-18-2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 786
Posted By thebishman

Prospective owners just need to wait a little...

Prospective owners just need to wait a little while after the car is available, when you'll be able to get it for MSRP. Oh, and avoid dealers that slap an ADM on a car as they are slim of the earth....
Forum: AMG GT
02-16-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 535
Posted By thebishman

Anyone who is spending around $160K for a street...

Anyone who is spending around $160K for a street car is going to be very interested in keeping the wheels brake dust free, as well as liking the larger rotors and distinct colour of the calipers;...
Forum: AMG GT
02-07-2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,739
Posted By thebishman

I flew from Kansas City to Columbus, OH. When I...

I flew from Kansas City to Columbus, OH. When I purchased the car I was reimbursed for my airfare. The dealership also shipped the GT R to me free and took my Z06/7 back free.

Bish
Forum: AMG GT
01-31-2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 13,362
Posted By thebishman

That looks fantastic! As AMG 17GT mentions, are...

That looks fantastic! As AMG 17GT mentions, are there issues with clearance when installed both with/without load on the wheels?

When will these be available for purchase?

Any thoughts on ducts...
Forum: AMG GT
01-27-2019, 07:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 246
Posted By thebishman

I’d have the differential checked. A noise at the...

I’d have the differential checked. A noise at the rear of the car that goes away under load could well be a diff issue.

Bish
Forum: AMG GT
01-26-2019, 05:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 598
Posted By thebishman

Notice on the picture of this 2016 it has...

Notice on the picture of this 2016 it has radiator protection screens that look great!
Forum: AMG GT
01-25-2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,362
Posted By thebishman

Dammit, Jerry. Sorry to hear about your foot. Get...

Dammit, Jerry. Sorry to hear about your foot. Get better soon.

As for the Renntech ‘solution’; well to my eyes it looks like s h i t e, your ‘chicken wire’ statement is apt! lol

I’m going to do...
Forum: AMG GT
01-14-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 782
Posted By thebishman

So do the GT Rs

So do the GT Rs
Forum: AMG GT
01-12-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 13,362
Posted By thebishman

Phil, I’m sorry what happened to your brakes...

Phil,

I’m sorry what happened to your brakes and the costs you’ll incur, but for anyone who has driven various cars on track, this was an event just waiting to happen. You received very poor...
Forum: AMG GT
01-10-2019, 09:34 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,362
Posted By thebishman

Fantastic stuff! Thanks so much! Bish

Fantastic stuff! Thanks so much!

Bish
Forum: AMG GT
01-10-2019, 09:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 609
Posted By thebishman

This parking advice is super important and I’ll...

This parking advice is super important and I’ll add one more thing: Always back into a parking space whenever you can using the camera to help guide you as to when to stop. This will avoid some...
Forum: AMG GT
01-06-2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 437
Posted By thebishman

If there’s an ECU update it is highly doubtful...

If there’s an ECU update it is highly doubtful that it would decrease performance and smoothness along with increasing turbo lag; so definitely get it done as the first step. Also remember that the...
Forum: AMG GT
01-05-2019, 11:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,459
Posted By thebishman

The guy; (or more likely pre-pubescent male), is...

The guy; (or more likely pre-pubescent male), is a 100% troll on these boards. He’s not worth one second of anyone’s time. Since he has never uttered even one positive thing about AMGs, I’m frankly...
Forum: AMG GT
01-05-2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 13,362
Posted By thebishman

Ronin, I have this complete waste of oxygen...

Ronin,

I have this complete waste of oxygen (AMG GTfan) on my ignore list, as he’s the ultimate troll. Has nothing to state positively about any AMG products, and apparently can only get it up...
Forum: AMG GT
01-05-2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 13,362
Posted By thebishman

Thanks for finding this, Ronin. Tikt make...

Thanks for finding this, Ronin.

Tikt make extremely high quality equipment and I bet these will work brilliantly. BUT, IMHO the intake at the front at least sits way too low and will be very easy...
Forum: AMG GT
01-03-2019, 09:44 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,362
Posted By thebishman

When you ordered, did both screens come...

When you ordered, did both screens come automatically or did you have to order two of the screens separately?

Looking forward to your pix, especially of the bumper removal and how the screens...
Forum: AMG GT
01-03-2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 13,362
Posted By thebishman

In Race mode you turn ESC ‘Off’; that is the only...

In Race mode you turn ESC ‘Off’; that is the only time that Traction Control (TC) is available to change using the yellow knob on the dash. So I’m assuming that you’re confusing ESC and TC when you...
Forum: AMG GT
01-03-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 13,362
Posted By thebishman

I was actually asking what mode you drive the car...

I was actually asking what mode you drive the car in on the track: Race? If so ESC fully on? eSC Sport? Or ESC Off? It makes a huge difference especially to the rear pads because if you drive with...
Forum: AMG GT
12-31-2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,459
Posted By thebishman

The Mercedes CPO program is excellent, so...

The Mercedes CPO program is excellent, so personally I think paying an additional $5,000(?) for a car through a MB dealer is worth it just for the CPO warranty alone. I believe it’s 5 years and...
Forum: AMG GT
12-29-2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,362
Posted By thebishman

There was some suggestion months ago, and I can’t...

There was some suggestion months ago, and I can’t remember from whom, that MB would retrofit these on the ‘18 GT Rs gratis. But Jerry has been trying to get his dealer to do this/look into doing...
Forum: AMG GT
12-22-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,726
Posted By thebishman

The German manufacturers state two varying sets...

The German manufacturers state two varying sets of tyre pressures for their cars, one for sustained high speed usage +/- heavy loads, and an additional pressure for ‘normal’ driving conditions that...
Forum: AMG GT
12-14-2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 342
Posted By thebishman

It’s from the front end and is called the...

It’s from the front end and is called the Ackerman Effect and is normal on cars with wide, high performance tyres running certain alignment geometries. It’s more pronounced during cold weather,...
Forum: AMG GT
12-14-2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,324
Posted By thebishman

Agreed. I start my MPSC2 ZPs at 25psi F and 26psi...

Agreed. I start my MPSC2 ZPs at 25psi F and 26psi R on track. End up around 32psi at all four corners and handling is excellent. These are of course wider and ‘stickier’ tyres than the OEM SC2s that...
Forum: AMG GT
12-10-2018, 09:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 937
Posted By thebishman

Get your money back. I would not let them try to...

Get your money back. I would not let them try to figure out a 'work around'; you're asking for trouble.

Glad the car is now working.

Bish
Forum: AMG GT
12-09-2018, 11:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,206
Posted By thebishman

The GT R is not a competitor for the GT2 RS, but...

The GT R is not a competitor for the GT2 RS, but rather the 991.2 GT3.

The GT R ‘Pro’ is the 991.2 GT3 RS competitor at a 7:04 ‘Ring time, albeit I’m assuming using the MPSC2 ZP tyre, instead of...
Forum: AMG GT
12-08-2018, 12:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,206
Posted By thebishman

I strongly doubt the current platform could be...

I strongly doubt the current platform could be adapted to AWD, and it would add weight to the front of the car; not want you want to enhance handling on a road course. The next gen GT platform may...
Forum: AMG GT
12-07-2018, 09:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 550
Posted By thebishman

AMG 17GT: If you know a good PPF installer who...

AMG 17GT: If you know a good PPF installer who also installs Clearplex, it might be a good option to have it installed over your new windscreen?
Forum: AMG GT
12-01-2018, 02:06 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,846
Posted By thebishman

For God’s sake somebody buy this car! It’s...

For God’s sake somebody buy this car! It’s gorgeous and it’s a GT R; what’s left to say? lol

Bish
Forum: AMG GT
11-24-2018, 03:44 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,050
Posted By thebishman

So I use a fantastic independent shop for all of...

So I use a fantastic independent shop for all of the non-warranty maintenance on all of our vehicles. The guys that own/run it are ex-SCCA racers and only use top-of-the-line Hunter equipment, so I...
Forum: AMG GT
11-22-2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,357
Posted By thebishman

Wow; just wow! Thank God some owners drive them...

Wow; just wow! Thank God some owners drive them instead of keeping them covered in a humidity controlled room.

Bish
Forum: AMG GT
11-17-2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 994
Posted By thebishman

When I replace my OEM wheels with my track...

When I replace my OEM wheels with my track wheels, it can sometimes take 15-25 miles for the TPMS system to detect and ‘synch’ with the new sensors. Then the TPMS light obviously goes away. I suspect...
Forum: AMG GT
11-10-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,209
Posted By thebishman

Your response is somewhat odd sounding. ...

Your response is somewhat odd sounding.

Every thing I wrote in my response was from my recollection of reading about the BS from multiple sources, mostly foreign.

To enact “active aero”, (other...
Forum: AMG GT
11-03-2018, 02:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 498
Posted By thebishman

And this is the reason that cars like ours with...

And this is the reason that cars like ours with exposed side radiators need to have high quality OEM ‘screens’ installed at the factory ala the GT cars from Porsche.

Always my biggest worry about...
Forum: AMG GT
11-02-2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 494
Posted By thebishman

In Sport; Sport+ and Race mode you simply push...

In Sport; Sport+ and Race mode you simply push down hard on the brake and floor the accelerator. The revs will rise and hold until you let off the brake pedal. Just dont’ hold It like this too long...
Forum: AMG GT
10-31-2018, 05:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 846
Posted By thebishman

Car looks awesome. GLWS!!

Car looks awesome.

GLWS!!
Forum: AMG GT
10-29-2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 787
Posted By thebishman

It’s obviously photoshopped as the car is...

It’s obviously photoshopped as the car is undriveable if it were real.
Forum: AMG GT
10-19-2018, 11:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 651
Posted By thebishman

The adjustable wing on the GT R is nothing like...

The adjustable wing on the GT R is nothing like the awful spoiler on the C7 Z06/7 which essentially acts like an airbrake much above 140 mph.
I have had the GT R up to 140 mph at the end of the main...
Forum: AMG GT
10-19-2018, 06:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 651
Posted By thebishman

I cannot answer what angle the wing can actually...

I cannot answer what angle the wing can actually be adjusted to, but I can tell you that every GT R at the AMG Academy has the wing set to the maximum angle. During my first track weekend I had the...
Forum: AMG GT
10-17-2018, 06:57 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 8,558
Posted By thebishman

^ the CLK BS. One of the greats!! Thanks for...

^ the CLK BS. One of the greats!!

Thanks for the picture!!
Forum: AMG GT
10-15-2018, 06:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 985
Posted By thebishman

The CCBs are far superior in every respect versus...

The CCBs are far superior in every respect versus the iron brakes. If you can get them installed for the same price as the option costs definitely do it. On the street you will not wear out a rotor...
Forum: AMG GT
10-12-2018, 01:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,389
Posted By thebishman

Guys, ‘carnut1’ has openly shared with the group...

Guys, ‘carnut1’ has openly shared with the group that he suffers from Autism; hence his posts and even the way they are formatted are extremely idiosyncratic.
Forum: AMG GT
10-05-2018, 05:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,290
Posted By thebishman

Have to agree with Vic here. Even though my GT R...

Have to agree with Vic here. Even though my GT R isn’t lowered from stock, I’ve not had any troubles pulling in to driveways, etc. as I will always entre them at an angle. As for parking, the car has...
Forum: AMG GT
10-04-2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,290
Posted By thebishman

Looks great. Congrats.

Looks great. Congrats.
Forum: AMG GT
09-30-2018, 03:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,429
Posted By thebishman

As an owner for almost 12 months now, I can tell...

As an owner for almost 12 months now, I can tell you that this car is so special, and so good at everything it was designed to do, that it would be simple to actually diminish it in various areas...
Forum: AMG GT
09-24-2018, 09:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 571
Posted By thebishman

I’m wondering if the ride height sensors effect...

I’m wondering if the ride height sensors effect shock ‘valving’ in the magnetorheologic shocks. Meaning if a corner of the car is sitting lower than optimal or the other corners, the shock...
Forum: AMG GT
09-24-2018, 06:47 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,715
Posted By thebishman

Haven’t updated this thread in a long time, even...

Haven’t updated this thread in a long time, even though we’ve had the car to the track two times since my last post, and since it’s the end of the track season for me I thought I’d sum a couple of...
Forum: AMG GT
09-24-2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,858
Posted By thebishman

You bring up a great point re: the Porsche GT...

You bring up a great point re: the Porsche GT market and it’s ‘market adjustments’ which are rampant currently. No denying that they aren’t fantastic vehicles, but when I see ‘16 GT3 RS’ with <1,000...
Forum: AMG GT
09-23-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,858
Posted By thebishman

Your posts offer essentially nothing of value to...

Your posts offer essentially nothing of value to AMG GT/GTS/GTC/GTR owners. We get it, OK? You love Porsche’s and can’t stand AMG’s. Well good for you. Now do us all a favor and **** off.

Bish
Forum: AMG GT
09-22-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,858
Posted By thebishman

Carbon Fibre parts on the GT R: Front Wings,...

Carbon Fibre parts on the GT R:

Front Wings, (Fenders);
Roof;
Torque tube.

Not exactly what one would describe as “mostly” CF, but every kg lost is time gained on a road course. Overall the...
Forum: AMG GT
09-20-2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,112
Posted By thebishman

These were just released by Michelin. They are...

These were just released by Michelin. They are sized for the C7 Corvette Z06 and hence are slightly larger than the OEM Sport Cup 2’s that the GT R comes standard with in the US, but they are the...
Forum: AMG GT
09-19-2018, 03:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 786
Posted By thebishman

So you actually press ‘P’ for the gearbox, then...

So you actually press ‘P’ for the gearbox, then pull towards you on the Parking brake handle as you turn off the engine.
Forum: AMG GT
09-18-2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,858
Posted By thebishman

Steve Sutcliffe is an excellent driver. I would...

Steve Sutcliffe is an excellent driver. I would suggest that for most owners the GT R, of those four cars, might well be the fastest on that circuit; this because the GT R is so damn stable on a road...
Forum: AMG GT
09-03-2018, 12:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,991
Posted By thebishman

I found my ‘18 at a small MB dealership outside...

I found my ‘18 at a small MB dealership outside of a major metropolitan area. They offered me $5,000 more than any previous quote I’d received on my trade; threw in wheel/tyre insurance and paid to...
Forum: AMG GT
08-22-2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,298
Posted By thebishman

So if these are specific to the GT R, can you...

So if these are specific to the GT R, can you answer the question already asked: how do they install, and does the bumper need to be removed?
Forum: AMG GT
08-18-2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 821
Posted By thebishman

You can have the hp and torque, etc displayed...

You can have the hp and torque, etc displayed there if you’d like.

Bish
Forum: AMG GT
08-13-2018, 08:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,139
Posted By thebishman

An E Type is to me, still the most beautiful car...

An E Type is to me, still the most beautiful car ever made.

But as an ex-pat I grew up with them, and you never forget your first 'love'! lol

Bish
Forum: AMG GT
08-13-2018, 08:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 852
Posted By thebishman

I can do this, probably on Wednesday. Bish

I can do this, probably on Wednesday.

Bish
Forum: AMG GT
08-09-2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,112
Posted By thebishman

[[email protected];7524725]yea your...

[[email protected];7524725]yea your right Supersports standard.. w/Z07 package you get the cup2zp

I was running 28psi[/QUOTE

Thats too high Shalul. Start around 24/25 cold and you...
Forum: AMG GT
08-08-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 10,008
Posted By thebishman

decartesfool, (Claude): thanks for your reply as...

decartesfool, (Claude): thanks for your reply as you have extensive track experience and everyone can benefit from your expertise.

Unfortunately, the scenario painted by GM, and posted above by...
Forum: AMG GT
08-02-2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 623
Posted By thebishman

That is the perfect combo for the car. Purchase...

That is the perfect combo for the car. Purchase Chemical Guys ‘Matte’ car wash and Detailer and you’re done.

Oh, consider Clearplex for the windshield but make sure the installer has lots of...
Forum: AMG GT
08-01-2018, 11:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,441
Posted By thebishman

For someone who is not ever interested in taking...

For someone who is not ever interested in taking their car to the local road course, I 100% agree with keeping the GTS or something else like a TT-S. Both are far, far better ‘street’ cars than the...
Forum: AMG GT
08-01-2018, 08:37 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 8,558
Posted By thebishman

I know that you’re a vendor, but do you really...

I know that you’re a vendor, but do you really have to replicate the exact same post on two different threads every day?
Forum: AMG GT
07-30-2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,273
Posted By thebishman

It is useless trying to get a street vehicle to...

It is useless trying to get a street vehicle to perform like a true track car. I much prefer my GT R at 3600 lbs but with a full complement of safety and entertainment options that I enjoy during the...
Forum: AMG GT
07-29-2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,281
Posted By thebishman

The OEM pricing I received from John at Autoquest...

The OEM pricing I received from John at Autoquest was $316 per axle, so $632 for both front and rears.

Others may not agree but I think it's extremely important to properly 'burnish'...
Forum: AMG GT
07-26-2018, 09:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,273
Posted By thebishman

As someone who tracks the car my impressions are...

As someone who tracks the car my impressions are these:

The Ceramic brakes are excellent for many tracks and owners. You need to change to a very high quality DOT 4 brake fluid such as Castrol...
Forum: AMG GT
07-23-2018, 06:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 852
Posted By thebishman

With a discount I think the Titanium wheels were...

With a discount I think the Titanium wheels were going to be about $8K.

Bish
Forum: AMG GT
07-22-2018, 07:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 852
Posted By thebishman

So I always have a dedicated set of track...

So I always have a dedicated set of track wheels/tyres so that I can put them on to drive to the track and remove them after the weekend is done.

I tried to find a set of OEM Titanium wheels but...
Forum: AMG GT
07-17-2018, 11:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 652
Posted By thebishman

As above I think the spoke design is far too...

As above I think the spoke design is far too busy, and gold coloured rims on a GT R just don’t fit on any level.

Sorry.
Forum: AMG GT
06-28-2018, 04:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 619
Posted By thebishman

Peter, Check with Shalul one of the sponsors...

Peter,

Check with Shalul one of the sponsors here. Btw he has an allocation for a 2019 that’s about to lock!

[email protected]

Bish
Forum: AMG GT
06-26-2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 86,598
Posted By thebishman

Action shot

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/2000x1333/40088208_5603_4c28_b37f_1f08b81e38c6_4d8b9995f60e00a82848aafed401cfbd601b6dac.jpeg
Forum: AMG GT
06-25-2018, 06:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,260
Posted By thebishman

Eff me, Vic but I'd forgotten how damn awesome...

Eff me, Vic but I'd forgotten how damn awesome your Edition 1 looks!!!
Forum: AMG GT
06-23-2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,281
Posted By thebishman

An update: John Gaydos at Autoquest has just...

An update:

John Gaydos at Autoquest has just ordered me a full set of OEM CCM F & R brake pads, plus wear sensors for my GT R. I have plenty of pad left both front and rear after two track...
Forum: AMG GT
06-22-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 457
Posted By thebishman

So last night I shined a light through the...

So last night I shined a light through the driver’s side vent on my GT R. I can see light within the left front fender when shining he torch thru’ the upper portion on the vent, but not the lower. So...
Forum: AMG GT
06-13-2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 577
Posted By thebishman

I agree with you 100%. When I get a second set of...

I agree with you 100%. When I get a second set of wheels, my street tyres on the OEM rims will be a set of PS4s in the 295 F and 335 R sizes.
Forum: AMG GT
06-13-2018, 06:54 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,715
Posted By thebishman

Some CCM brake info from John Gaydos at...

Some CCM brake info from John Gaydos at Autoquest:

Just had a great conversation with John who is with Autoquest in FL, who are the official importers of Surface Transforms (ST) CCM rotors. I...
Forum: AMG GT
06-12-2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,240
Posted By thebishman

Thanks for pointing that dumb mistake out on my...

Thanks for pointing that dumb mistake out on my original post. I meant to say the ambient temps; (60’s to low 70’s) were low. I’ll go back and edit that.

This last time at the track, temps were...
Forum: AMG GT
06-11-2018, 10:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,387
Posted By thebishman

A MB CPO is a fantastic long term warranty...

A MB CPO is a fantastic long term warranty program, so any issues that pop up you should use the dealership IMHO.

As for service, and if the car is sound you should only need maintenance once a...
Forum: AMG GT
06-07-2018, 04:57 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 10,008
Posted By thebishman

I'm not sure what you were told re: the CCMs, but...

I'm not sure what you were told re: the CCMs, but mine have absolutely no issues on track; none. Fantastic speed shedding ability lap after lap without any hint of fade. So far my pads are holding...
Forum: AMG GT
06-06-2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 263
Posted By thebishman

You need the European version of Mobil 1 0W-40. ...

You need the European version of Mobil 1 0W-40.

Let the Oil life ‘computer’ tell you when to change oil and filter, although I will be getting mine done at around 2K because I’m OCD about crap...
Forum: AMG GT
06-05-2018, 05:17 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,715
Posted By thebishman

Loss of talent more like Jerry! lol. Apparently...

Loss of talent more like Jerry! lol. Apparently there is a significant bump in the track at that point, and he was WOT in Track mode with all ‘nannies’ turned off. A recipe for disaster. The tyres...
Forum: AMG GT
06-04-2018, 07:06 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,715
Posted By thebishman

A quick update from my second track weekend with...

A quick update from my second track weekend with the car:

Tyres: I installed the optional R03 tyres on the car which we can't actually have delivered on the car here in the USA. They are the...
Forum: AMG GT
06-01-2018, 11:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,446
Posted By thebishman

Gorgeous car! Congrats.

Gorgeous car! Congrats.
Forum: AMG GT
05-16-2018, 04:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,549
Posted By thebishman

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbull...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/2000x1504/9b6c3dc3_98d1_4b6d_92be_35c583d406f4_8a8df65e07348a1e3ae30452fa1962205c7add36.jpeg
Twins! lol


Congrats on the car. Same story as...
Forum: AMG GT
05-16-2018, 04:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 906
Posted By thebishman

I’ve ‘known’ Shalul since our R35 GT-R days back...

I’ve ‘known’ Shalul since our R35 GT-R days back in ‘08/‘09. Remember those days, Vic? lol. He (Shalul) is a true gear head and car enthusiast who deserves our support whenever we can send him some...
Forum: AMG GT
05-07-2018, 01:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 699
Posted By thebishman

Interested to know if the clutches in the DCT...

Interested to know if the clutches in the DCT have been upgraded to deal with the increased torque also.
Forum: AMG GT
05-03-2018, 06:23 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,715
Posted By thebishman

There is no way unless an OEM brake line was...

There is no way unless an OEM brake line was installed incorrectly at the factory or was damaged after delivery, that the ‘rubber’ line is going to melt. Some individuals believe that a SS brake line...
Forum: AMG GT
04-29-2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,715
Posted By thebishman

Recent track experience with GTR.

So this weekend I had my first road course experience with the GTR at Heartland Park Topeka. It was a 'different' type of HPDE weekend in that only 'Advanced' drivers were allowed to take part as the...
Forum: AMG GT
04-27-2018, 10:52 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,281
Posted By thebishman

Btw IF this is just an issue with rear brake pads...

Btw IF this is just an issue with rear brake pads on someone who takes the car to a road course please remember the following:

I am not sure if the parking brake works off of the rear brakes on...
Forum: AMG GT
04-25-2018, 12:29 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,944
Posted By thebishman

Jerry do you know the steps to place someone on...

Jerry do you know the steps to place someone on ignore on this forum?

I really think Vic needs to step in here btw. Children needs ‘holidays’ to unwind you know! lol

Bish
Forum: AMG GT
04-24-2018, 01:25 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,944
Posted By thebishman

Listen little man, Why don’t you go and get...

Listen little man,

Why don’t you go and get yourself a Urology consult for what is obviously some issues with penile stature, because I and I’m sure many others are sick and tired of your constant...
Forum: AMG GT
04-24-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,944
Posted By thebishman

You really are such an arrogant and childish...

You really are such an arrogant and childish a*s*h*l*, f*c* off back over to RL where you belong and stop trolling AMG owners who not only love their cars AND Porsches, but all high performance cars...
Forum: AMG GT
04-24-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,281
Posted By thebishman

So 40 odd years ago you did run your cars on a...

So 40 odd years ago you did run your cars on a road circuit, and yet you still arrogantly and ignorantly come on here belittling someone for not knowing how to drive their car on the brakes, and...
Forum: AMG GT
04-23-2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,281
Posted By thebishman

Only a person who has never driven a car on a...

Only a person who has never driven a car on a road course would equate aggressive street driving with the forces inherent on a car at speed on a circuit. They just aren't even close.

When you've...
Forum: AMG GT
04-22-2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,944
Posted By thebishman

Besides the 991.2 GT3 RS being driven by a real...

Besides the 991.2 GT3 RS being driven by a real ‘Pro’, the car was shod with Michelin’s new SC2 ‘R’ tyre, that is even faster than the SC2 ZP’s that can be ordered on the GTR in certain markets. In...
Forum: AMG GT
04-21-2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,472
Posted By thebishman

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbull...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/2000x1504/ccb4a3a7_0412_4634_bb49_1c6653a53149_8c12037a685712741f793676e61585ef1284572b.jpeg
Forum: AMG GT
04-15-2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 10,008
Posted By thebishman

I respect your choice of brake fluid, and like...

I respect your choice of brake fluid, and like you I’ve been doing HPDEs for many years now, (since 1995). I’ve also used just about every high performance brake fluid out there, and I always come...
Forum: AMG GT
04-13-2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 10,008
Posted By thebishman

I’m not sure whether you have the normal SC2s on...

I’m not sure whether you have the normal SC2s on your car or the ZPs, but at the track I’ll be starting with 26 psi on the left and 25 psi on the right side; (my local track is counter-clockwise with...
Forum: AMG GT
04-02-2018, 10:29 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,357
Posted By thebishman

You may have already mentioned and if so sorry,...

You may have already mentioned and if so sorry, but what camera are you using? And is it attached to the rear cross member?

TIA,
Bish

Well ****e: you just answered as I was typing! lol
Forum: AMG GT
04-01-2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 10,008
Posted By thebishman

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbull...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/1500x2000/9cf9554b_7b6b_4a87_8560_9840c49f2420_1b8fd92af6b668a82077b298ce3dcffd12b37ae1.jpeg
Here are the factory settings that came on my GTR:
Forum: AMG GT
03-31-2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 10,008
Posted By thebishman

Peter(?), There are few people in the US who...

Peter(?),

There are few people in the US who received their GTR in time to take it out for track season last year, so road course reports are pretty much limited to the original magasine reports....
Forum: AMG GT
03-25-2018, 03:57 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,569
Posted By thebishman

There's no mention in my manual either Jerry, but...

There's no mention in my manual either Jerry, but tbh I didn't expect there to be as IF MB has made a change after production of the GTR commenced, it would only show up as a supplement either on...
Forum: AMG GT
03-25-2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,569
Posted By thebishman

“Hey. I just noticed only the green GTR’s have a...

“Hey. I just noticed only the green GTR’s have a differential change sticker...........”

You may be on to something with this Jerry. The GHM cars are the fastest you know! lol
Forum: AMG GT
03-24-2018, 07:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,325
Posted By thebishman

You got me: I do listen to MSNBC most of the time...

You got me: I do listen to MSNBC most of the time but switch to CNN during the commercials!! lol

I was just trying not to start a 'right' versus 'left' war on the forum!! lol
Forum: AMG GT
03-24-2018, 07:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 888
Posted By thebishman

That's what the warranty recommends

That's what the warranty recommends
Forum: AMG GT
03-24-2018, 04:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 888
Posted By thebishman

Very nice!

Very nice!
Forum: AMG GT
03-16-2018, 06:05 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 8,098
Posted By thebishman

That fact that the OEM exhaust is made from...

That fact that the OEM exhaust is made from titanium and already uses a 'bypass' system means I will never replace it. The exhaust sound of this car is already pretty iconic IMHO! lol

Bish
Forum: AMG GT
03-16-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,346
Posted By thebishman

I really hope a moderator checks this and places...

I really hope a moderator checks this and places him in ‘time out’ where children need to be at times.

if you don’t like a specific car, why even bother to take the time to post? Nothing else...
Forum: AMG GT
03-10-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 742
Posted By thebishman

Car looks awesome as is. Bronze wheels? Not so...

Car looks awesome as is. Bronze wheels? Not so much, but it’s just one person’s opinion. I much prefer a ‘titanium’ colour wheel on the car.

Bish
Forum: AMG GT
03-10-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,544
Posted By thebishman

It’s probably just me but IMHO those wheels look...

It’s probably just me but IMHO those wheels look terrible on the car.

Bish
Forum: AMG GT
03-04-2018, 11:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 839
Posted By thebishman

Wrap the whole car or at least any area that is...

Wrap the whole car or at least any area that is exposed to damage. Since you’ve started with Suntek, use it for the rest of the coverage. Do not use two different types of film on the same vehicle. ...
Forum: AMG GT
02-27-2018, 12:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,833
Posted By thebishman

Only because as I get older I’m trying to give...

Only because as I get older I’m trying to give people the benefit of the doubt more often. Unfortunately in his case, you’re spot on so I’m going to stop.

There’s just something so sad about...
Forum: AMG GT
02-23-2018, 04:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,251
Posted By thebishman

You have to switch fluids ASAP; I strongly...

You have to switch fluids ASAP; I strongly suggest Castrol SRF. Also, invest in some better pads for road course work for sure. Bed everything in before you go and you’ll be much happier.

Member...
Forum: AMG GT
02-18-2018, 04:12 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,024
Posted By thebishman

Sorry but I don't agree. If some moron...

Sorry but I don't agree.

If some moron installs a tune incorrectly and buggers up the AFR so that the car runs way too lean under boost, yes the motor will 'pop' soon after the install....
Forum: AMG GT
02-17-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 432
Posted By thebishman

Car looks awesome. Ask to ride along for the...

Car looks awesome. Ask to ride along for the ‘road test’! lol
Forum: AMG GT
02-17-2018, 12:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,024
Posted By thebishman

The initial high idle speed could well be the ECU...

The initial high idle speed could well be the ECU adapting to the new tune parameters; it should return to a normal level after you’ve driven for a while. If it doesn’t it needs to be troubleshooted...
Forum: AMG GT
02-12-2018, 08:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,847
Posted By thebishman

I am really surprised that vendors aren’t coming...

I am really surprised that vendors aren’t coming up with programming solutions for items such as this. I had my F10 M5 re-programmed remotely to have multiple items switched to the ‘European’ mode....
Forum: AMG GT
02-04-2018, 06:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,866
Posted By thebishman

I don’t know the official answer to that, but...

I don’t know the official answer to that, but there is only a very small volume of oil in those lines so when mixed with fresh oil, the % of contamination would be extremely small. Far more likely to...
Forum: AMG GT
02-04-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,061
Posted By thebishman

Great looking car. Welcome to the GHM GTR ‘club’!...

Great looking car. Welcome to the GHM GTR ‘club’! lol
Forum: AMG GT
02-04-2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,557
Posted By thebishman

I don’t find it silly at all. There have been...

I don’t find it silly at all. There have been multiple times that I’ve held bags, etc. in both hands and having the ‘kick to open’ feature has been very convenient. Used it yesterday in our Volvo.
Forum: AMG GT
01-31-2018, 04:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,043
Posted By thebishman

Consider warranty, or out of warranty costs and...

Consider warranty, or out of warranty costs and whether you have a Macca dealer close by also.

Good luck with your decision; it’s going to be a tough one.

Bish
Forum: AMG GT
01-27-2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,149
Posted By thebishman

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbull...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/2000x1504-1/35f7141f_75c3_4f1c_a74a_d5ff222dc19d_01f2106fdb7b43e67034fa8d8129fe1f2da7df11.jpeg



If you want the highest quality lug nut...
Forum: AMG GT
01-24-2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,040
Posted By thebishman

From what the AMG tech mentions, it’s a one-off....

From what the AMG tech mentions, it’s a one-off. Meaning to me at least that this isolated car had one wire mis-routed around a metal bracket. I’m going to check my car, but this issue doesn’t bother...
Forum: AMG GT
01-20-2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,040
Posted By thebishman

Chaffed wire causing increased electrical draw...

Chaffed wire causing increased electrical draw causing flat battery?

As others mentioned above: if multiple warning lights are being triggered from different systems it’s generally some kind of...
Forum: AMG GT
01-19-2018, 12:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 667
Posted By thebishman

Jerry, I agree that I wish there was a dedicated...

Jerry, I agree that I wish there was a dedicated list re: supplied items with each iteration of the GT models.

Manual: paper version is at home; I have the electronic version along with the...
Forum: AMG GT
01-19-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,013
Posted By thebishman

Looks fantastic. Congrats!

Looks fantastic. Congrats!
Forum: AMG GT
01-18-2018, 10:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 817
Posted By thebishman

There are many of us here who protect vast...

There are many of us here who protect vast quantities of the car when brand new to,prevent paint chips. Find the best Xpel Ultimate and/or Suntek Ultra installer nearby and look at options.

Bish
Forum: AMG GT
01-17-2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 843
Posted By thebishman

Jerry, I’ve heard of people having ‘regular’...

Jerry,

I’ve heard of people having ‘regular’ PPF placed on the windshield. I had half of a windshield covered in Xpel Ultimate as a trial but it was highly distorting so I had it removed...
Forum: AMG GT
01-16-2018, 10:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 843
Posted By thebishman

https://clearplex.com/ I have used it on...

https://clearplex.com/

I have used it on multiple cars over many years. It does a great job of protecting the windshield from all but the absolute worst of road debris. Only once have I had road...
Forum: AMG GT
01-14-2018, 02:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,090
Posted By thebishman

Shalul is 100% a stand up Sales Manager who I can...

Shalul is 100% a stand up Sales Manager who I can highly recommend. I had my order in for a GTR with him until I decided to purchase a car I found on the ground and immediately available. He was...
Forum: AMG GT
01-14-2018, 01:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,001
Posted By thebishman

So my car came with the net to stop things in the...

So my car came with the net to stop things in the hatch area from flying towards the front during a rapid stop, but there’s no ‘roll-up screen’ to cover up items in the hatch area from prying eyes.
...
Forum: AMG GT
01-10-2018, 04:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,299
Posted By thebishman

Historically the AMG variants perform poorly...

Historically the AMG variants perform poorly versus the Porsche GT line for example. But the GTR is probably the first AMG that directly competes with a specific Porsche product, that being the...
Forum: AMG GT
01-09-2018, 02:33 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,342
Posted By thebishman

Agate Grey has always been one of my favourite...

Agate Grey has always been one of my favourite Porsche colours. If you think it looks “brown” you need to see an Ophthalmologist stat.
...
Forum: AMG GT
12-20-2017, 12:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,958
Posted By thebishman

It’s a stiffly sprung car even in Comfort mode,...

It’s a stiffly sprung car even in Comfort mode, but perfect acceptable for the level of performance. Personally I drop the psi down to 29 psi F/R to add a little more compliance.
Forum: AMG GT
12-07-2017, 06:29 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,791
Posted By thebishman

There are loads of new GT3 drivers paying ADMs to...

There are loads of new GT3 drivers paying ADMs to get the car that they want. Why should a GTC 1st Edition be any different in certain markets?

Let’s congratulate the new owner on his gorgeous new...
Forum: AMG GT
11-28-2017, 04:06 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,839
Posted By thebishman

There is no finite number to be produced as per...

There is no finite number to be produced as per MB. That being said, the months long delay whilst produced cars were held up at the VPCs has really lowered the number of 2018s that can be produced...
Forum: AMG GT
11-25-2017, 02:20 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,197
Posted By thebishman

He’s wrong of course. Distronic Plus is a ‘smart’...

He’s wrong of course. Distronic Plus is a ‘smart’ cruise control; it exerts no influence on changing lanes. Blind Spot monitoring won’t even physically stop you from changing lanes when a car’s in...
Forum: AMG GT
11-19-2017, 03:49 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 18,199
Posted By thebishman

Soulsea, those are great!! Car looks so hot in...

Soulsea, those are great!! Car looks so hot in the White colour.

What % tint do you have on the windows?

I bought one yesterday btw. Supposed to be delivered on the 27th; I can't wait.

Bish
Forum: AMG GT
11-19-2017, 01:31 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 18,199
Posted By thebishman

Looking awesome Soulsea!

Looking awesome Soulsea!
Forum: AMG GT
10-30-2017, 07:12 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,881
Posted By thebishman

Absolutely gorgeous car! Congrats! Driving...

Absolutely gorgeous car! Congrats!

Driving impressions when you get the time please.

Bish
Forum: AMG GT
10-30-2017, 07:08 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 18,199
Posted By thebishman

Soulsea, really looking forward to your thoughts...

Soulsea, really looking forward to your thoughts re: street driving attributes ASAP

Bish

PS: car looks awesome. Lots more pix please
Forum: AMG GT
10-25-2017, 09:49 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,042
Posted By thebishman

I’ve had to send the wife out for more confetti...

I’ve had to send the wife out for more confetti I’m so exited for you and other recent owners. And damn jelly! lol

You know the worst thing about the cars not being released months go is the fact...
Forum: AMG GT
10-25-2017, 04:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 850
Posted By thebishman

First of all, I own a 2015 Z06 with the FE7...

First of all, I own a 2015 Z06 with the FE7 option. (Sorry I just noticed that my 'Garage' had '13 listed. Must have hit the wrong damn keyboard button again! lol).

Secondly I’ve driven a 991.1...
Forum: AMG GT
10-20-2017, 04:13 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,963
Posted By thebishman

Serge, I’ve learned a great deal from...

Serge,

I’ve learned a great deal from ‘fastmd’ in this thread as even though I’ve had loads of cars protected via a ‘clear bra’, like you I thought that a matte film over a matte painted car would...
Forum: AMG GT
10-20-2017, 03:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,588
Posted By thebishman

Are you 100% certain of what you speak, both...

Are you 100% certain of what you speak, both above and your previous post?

I ask because I’ve been led to believe, as well as read, that ECU’s/TCU’s are constantly adaptive in modern high...
Forum: AMG GT
08-12-2017, 10:57 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,159
Posted By thebishman

Will look great in the Carrera White, and a very...

Will look great in the Carrera White, and a very nice build. Mine, if I had been able to get an allocation without the typical Porsche GT purchasing BS, would have been very similar.

Bish
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