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02-14-2019, 05:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,035
Posted By Jim Brady

I get your point on the financial side. It is an...

I get your point on the financial side. It is an easy comparison if you view both as comparable commodities. I don't think interiors by themselves make them comparable. I've seen a fair number...
02-13-2019, 05:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,035
Posted By Jim Brady

Out of curiosity why would one compare a G which...

Out of curiosity why would one compare a G which is a body on frame triple locking diffs for very rugged going with a unibody awd softened up ride and leather galore. Flame suit on.
02-12-2019, 04:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 672
Posted By Jim Brady

When I took delivery of my GLC63 I made it part...

When I took delivery of my GLC63 I made it part of the deal that I wanted a G Wagen and they found /had an allocation so that was 11-19-18. I turned down a black one that they had coming in as I...
02-12-2019, 02:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 672
Posted By Jim Brady

Ordered Polar White with Night package, Macchiato...

Ordered Polar White with Night package, Macchiato beige interior, build date second week in March. Living in Scottsdale AZ makes you regret black.
02-05-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 984
Posted By Jim Brady

I’ve had both in prior AMG models. The open pour...

I’ve had both in prior AMG models. The open pour ash actually looked cheap on the larger flat surfaces in my wife’s C45. Her new GLC63 went with carbon fiber and looks elegant.
Depends if you want...
02-02-2019, 09:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,153
Posted By Jim Brady

I’ve bought over 20 MB 12 which have been AMG’s...

I’ve bought over 20 MB 12 which have been AMG’s at Fletcher Jones. Never have I paid over window even on hard to get AMG’s. By developing a business relationship they reward loyalty like most...
01-26-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 391
Views: 80,898
Posted By Jim Brady

Perhaps I should have phrased this in the...

Perhaps I should have phrased this in the positive rather than the negative but brevity leaves some gaps. The CARB emission approval was signed off on 12/20/18 for the model year 2019 G 63. So it...
01-25-2019, 08:24 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 80,898
Posted By Jim Brady

Since there's a lot of speculation I went to one...

Since there's a lot of speculation I went to one of the accessible Govt web site to see if I could dig up some useful facts. The California Air Resources Board (CARB) which certifies emissions didn't...
Forum: AMG GT
01-14-2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 511
Posted By Jim Brady

Bingo! You have them trapped as the bases of...

Bingo! You have them trapped as the bases of denial is that it's not a MB wheel and it is. I'll PM you if you'd like. I have an identical set I bought for track use but changed my mind and used...
Forum: AMG GT
01-14-2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 511
Posted By Jim Brady

Mike, What was the bases of the warranty...

Mike,
What was the bases of the warranty denial? I've had MB compromise warranty issues when they cannot say for sure.

I noticed two things that point to lousy wheel cleaning that is, the...
Forum: AMG GT
01-04-2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 13,122
Posted By Jim Brady

MegaLoL, Like others I feel sympathy for your...

MegaLoL,
Like others I feel sympathy for your misadventure. I know you didn't intend for this to be destructive testing but thank you for sharing as this may bring some clarity to the braking...
01-01-2019, 03:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 722
Posted By Jim Brady

Clearplex is pretty much it. In my most recent...

Clearplex is pretty much it. In my most recent install the windshield wipers put a scratch all the way through the cycle. Never had that before and I've used Clearplex on three other cars. It is not...
01-01-2019, 11:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 722
Posted By Jim Brady

I've used "Clearplex" on my cars that do track...

I've used "Clearplex" on my cars that do track duty and have been satisfied as it more than doubled the life of the windshield before replacement. . Recently had it applied to AMG GTS and not happy...
12-31-2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 691
Posted By Jim Brady

Thanks. Good to know as none of the dealers have...

Thanks. Good to know as none of the dealers have G63's since there still at the VPC. .
12-31-2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 691
Posted By Jim Brady

I like the bull bumper better that euro models...

I like the bull bumper better that euro models and north American models.
12-30-2018, 04:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 859
Posted By Jim Brady

There is a sticker on the front windshield...

There is a sticker on the front windshield "ADDITIONAL OIL CHANGE" To protect the axle differential gears better, the oil must be changed once after the running in phase of 1,875 mi
Not a RWD.
Forum: Kill Stories
12-30-2018, 02:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,502
Posted By Jim Brady

I've owned both cars. E55 Bone stock best was...

I've owned both cars. E55 Bone stock best was 12.54 at 115 and I had several dozen runs all with stock tires. . Best I could get with C55 was 13.01 at 104mph. If the intercooler pump was bad the heat...
12-30-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 859
Posted By Jim Brady

Those numbers seem really strong given it's a...

Those numbers seem really strong given it's a slush box trans and all wheel drive. As soon as I get 1875 mi I'll have the diff fluid changed and have Dynocomp in Scottsdale do some pulls. I'm more...
12-22-2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 859
Posted By Jim Brady

I saw that but my window sticker says 469...

I saw that but my window sticker says 469 Horsepower 479 lb-ft of Torque.
Forum: AMG GT
12-17-2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,241
Posted By Jim Brady

CA John, I've watched that video many times....

CA John,
I've watched that video many times. Randy's and my line are the same except he's going 142mph into turn 8 and I'm doing 130. LOL.
Forum: AMG GT
12-16-2018, 08:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,241
Posted By Jim Brady

Benz, Do they runt the 2.3 mi configuration? ...

Benz,
Do they runt the 2.3 mi configuration? Proly need a few sessions to get the track down.
Forum: AMG GT
12-16-2018, 08:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,241
Posted By Jim Brady

CA John, I'm driving a GTS not a GTR! It has...

CA John,
I'm driving a GTS not a GTR! It has modest tune and track alignment with additional cooling by Dime engineering. I'm not able to run flat in 9. I'm apexing at 95- mph but putting the...
Forum: AMG GT
12-15-2018, 10:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,241
Posted By Jim Brady

Thank you for the info I'll look into it. I...

Thank you for the info I'll look into it. I thought I'd slow down and play golf and ya know what, after 30 years of being a track junkie you never lose the desire, skill maybe but not the desire.
Forum: AMG GT
12-15-2018, 08:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,241
Posted By Jim Brady

It looks like you got a killer deal on the GTR. ...

It looks like you got a killer deal on the GTR. Congrats! My last track day a WSIR there was a ton of VIper ACR's. It looked like they had both mechanical grip running Kumo's and Hoosiers and huge...
12-14-2018, 10:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 616
Posted By Jim Brady

I always look at the heart of the vehicle first....

I always look at the heart of the vehicle first. In this case the G55. If the audio is your thing then the G63, but really, an aftermarket system in the G55 will trump the G63.
12-14-2018, 03:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,645
Posted By Jim Brady

Just finished 800 mi round trip for Scottsdale Az...

Just finished 800 mi round trip for Scottsdale Az to Newport Beach Ca. Hiway 21.1 mpg 80-85 mph. Driving stop and go in the OC 16.8 mpg. Proly will improve as car only has 1100 miles.
8 mpg is...
Forum: AMG GT
11-16-2018, 11:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,817
Posted By Jim Brady

Great write up on the GT3. High revving low...

Great write up on the GT3. High revving low torque are a ok on the track. No so good on the street which nearly every magazine writer misses. Nothing more boy racer is pulling into the club revving...
Forum: AMG GT
11-16-2018, 10:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 758
Posted By Jim Brady

Put a tune on the GTS and the Vette will be a...

Put a tune on the GTS and the Vette will be a distant memory. Welcome to the forum.
11-15-2018, 06:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 553
Posted By Jim Brady

Two observations. 1. How did the bumper guard...

Two observations.
1. How did the bumper guard get out of alignment.? I know G wagons are built like a brick shxt house. I'd get a PPI to see if there is any damage from a front end collision. . Was...
11-14-2018, 10:30 AM
Replies: 417
Views: 36,461
Posted By Jim Brady

reliable trusted source within MB. Corroborated...

reliable trusted source within MB. Corroborated in past with the delivery of other released vehicles. Didnít ask about 43ís.
11-13-2018, 11:38 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 36,461
Posted By Jim Brady

Hot off the Press, Shipping of MY19 GlC63C4...

Hot off the Press,
Shipping of MY19 GlC63C4 253.388, MY19 GLC634S 253.389, My19 GLC83W4 253.988 shipping of these vehicles will commence Wednesday, 11/14/18 for all Regions. Necessary Pricing,...
11-06-2018, 10:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,671
Posted By Jim Brady

You might be right my information is a year old. ...

You might be right my information is a year old. Mercedes of Temecula is part of Fletcher Jones who's the number one sales store in US so who knows how they tally. Just another store to look at that...
11-06-2018, 09:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,671
Posted By Jim Brady

Mercedes of Temecula gets the largest allocation...

Mercedes of Temecula gets the largest allocation of G wagons in the US apparently they are very popular with the Native American casino tycoons. My last visit they had G63's in every designo color....
Forum: AMG GT
10-30-2018, 09:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 558
Posted By Jim Brady

I was one of the 7 lucky CLK63 BS owners who took...

I was one of the 7 lucky CLK63 BS owners who took factory delivery and raced it in Germany with AMG support in the AMG Trophy Cup. Full factory support just like a real race team. When I got back...
10-18-2018, 12:58 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,161
Posted By Jim Brady

Glad you picked the back up camera over the motor.

Glad you picked the back up camera over the motor.
10-17-2018, 10:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,161
Posted By Jim Brady

GLC has reaped media awards as the best in class....

GLC has reaped media awards as the best in class. That said if you have the opportunity to drive the 63 and 43 back to back do so. As my wife said after her test drive there’s no comparison. The...
10-16-2018, 09:28 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 36,461
Posted By Jim Brady

Ordered a GLC63 in July, car is at VPC in Long...

Ordered a GLC63 in July, car is at VPC in Long Beach Ca since 10/3/18. Dealer called me and doesn’t know the hold up as it’s not emissions. I live in AZ so it’s not CARB issue.
Seems they are...
Forum: AMG GT
09-25-2018, 07:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 570
Posted By Jim Brady

This seems to have opened a whole can of worms if...

This seems to have opened a whole can of worms if you replace with aftermarket springs to lower the car. Is the car going to be any faster on a circuit? It would seem that a stiffer and lower spring...
06-28-2018, 01:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,175
Posted By Jim Brady

The GLC63 is in great demand right now. Dealers...

The GLC63 is in great demand right now. Dealers are not willing to discount in major metro areas as the allocations are hard to get and they're selling them at or near window. Chalk this up to the...
05-19-2018, 10:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 998
Posted By Jim Brady

I’ve got a ‘12 Bluetec with 136K miles. Had the...

I’ve got a ‘12 Bluetec with 136K miles. Had the adblue heater replaced under warranty and the oil cooler replaced split with dealer under good will as I had all the service records by the book. ...
04-11-2018, 06:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,423
Posted By Jim Brady

Currently I have 134,000 on my '12 bluetec. It...

Currently I have 134,000 on my '12 bluetec. It has not been without some issues(oil cooler leak and motor mounts) but it's still solid. I thought about doing the flush and 20/60 motorcycle oil but...
Forum: AMG GT
04-11-2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 902
Posted By Jim Brady

This is not to be construed as financial advice....

This is not to be construed as financial advice. Short answer is no. The "Note" is an unsecured investment vehicle for a promise to pay like a bond. The red flag is that they are sending this to...
Forum: AMG GT
04-10-2018, 07:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 902
Posted By Jim Brady

I think it's really sleazy. I got several and...

I think it's really sleazy. I got several and they already know your credit score so they are hocking this risky bet as if they're a bank. Just like their insurance deal with Liberty Mutual which is...
Forum: AMG GT
01-08-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 626
Posted By Jim Brady

I have over 1/2 of my car with PPF. I had mine is...

I have over 1/2 of my car with PPF. I had mine is storeage for three months no side effects.
Forum: AMG GT
01-08-2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 626
Posted By Jim Brady

Fit is perfect. It has a large AMG logo on the...

Fit is perfect. It has a large AMG logo on the from hood so it's easy to find the right orientation and to put on. You've got a $200k car and your going aftermarket product that does Mustangs. I...
Forum: AMG GT
01-07-2018, 11:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 626
Posted By Jim Brady

Car cover

I use the factory one. Fits and keeps the dust off as I'm in AZ.
Jimmy
Forum: AMG GT
11-22-2017, 06:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,000
Posted By Jim Brady

Thanks for the back handed complement. I knew...

Thanks for the back handed complement. I knew you'd bite! Give it some time and the depreciation will open the availablility to the track rats and millenials and we'll have more posts than a Nismo...
Forum: AMG GT
11-22-2017, 12:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,000
Posted By Jim Brady

track alignment specs

I have the Dynamic System and I believe it has a more aggressive camber setting than the standard fare. With that said I've added wheel spacers which gives me a little over -2 degs camber. The GTS...
Forum: AMG GT
09-22-2017, 11:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,893
Posted By Jim Brady

[QUOTE=sl600fanatic;7269385]Sorry but your...

[QUOTE=sl600fanatic;7269385]Sorry but your numbers are wrong. The ECU tune is 600+ lb ft torque not 500. Even with a 15% powertrain loss it would be way over 500 lb ft torque.[/QUOTE

SL,
Using...
Forum: AMG GT
09-20-2017, 01:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,893
Posted By Jim Brady

On the sidelines but thought I'd chime in. ...

On the sidelines but thought I'd chime in.

An ECU tune will bump the torque to 500 Lbs ft at the wheels which is more than a McLaren 720 so you will feel it. Torque is acceleration hp is top...
Forum: AMG GT
09-13-2017, 08:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 544
Posted By Jim Brady

Best guess, sounds like the ecu hit the torque...

Best guess, sounds like the ecu hit the torque limits. Happens in tuned cars where the limits are not reset given the rpm that you mentioned.

Jimmy
Forum: AMG GT
08-21-2017, 09:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 365
Posted By Jim Brady

Lug wrench (Radmutternschlussel) Part No. 000 581...

Lug wrench (Radmutternschlussel) Part No. 000 581 02 00xx
last numbers rubbed off the tag.
There's an adapter that goes over the faux knock off, so you'll need that too.
The adaptor should come...
Forum: AMG GT
08-19-2017, 06:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,750
Posted By Jim Brady

I am still having issues finding the correct...

I am still having issues finding the correct spacers for the front but they look fine without spacers (I have written about this in a separate thread).

Try Dynocomp Scottsdale AZ they have front...
Forum: AMG GT
08-18-2017, 12:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,102
Posted By Jim Brady

Not really. The quarter inch glass in that size...

Not really. The quarter inch glass in that size weighs about 35lbs subtract what a steel roof is so I'm guessing about 25 lbs.
If you have a dark color interior you'll be happy you got the pano...
Forum: AMG GT
08-17-2017, 10:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,593
Posted By Jim Brady

That's subjective call as I didn't buy the car to...

That's subjective call as I didn't buy the car to listen to music. I bought it for track days. I like it but I'm not an audiophile and could live without it and enjoy the car just as much.
Forum: AMG GT
08-15-2017, 11:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,593
Posted By Jim Brady

Is Solarbeam glossy

Yes to both.
Forum: AMG GT
08-15-2017, 12:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,593
Posted By Jim Brady

Is Solar Beam Yellow glossy

I have the Solarbeam yellow with carbon.
Forum: AMG GT
08-14-2017, 11:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,593
Posted By Jim Brady

Is Solar Beam Yellow glossy

Ditto tired of the Newporsche beach silver, black,white, boring, boring, boring. I ordered a Selenite Gray and when I took my wife to the dealer to show her how it looked with red, she told me I'm...
Forum: AMG GT
08-08-2017, 12:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,071
Posted By Jim Brady

Since your car hasn't been wired for the trickle...

Since your car hasn't been wired for the trickle charger and you don't have the proper lithium charger from AMG your dealer is correct in his mind. But I wouldn't make conclusions based on the...
Forum: AMG GT
08-07-2017, 12:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,071
Posted By Jim Brady

Trickel charger for Lithium Battery

Did your car come with a factory trickle charger which is a plug in pig tail in the trunk? Where did your dealer get the information they're telling you?
I would ask them why did AMG include a...
Forum: AMG GT
08-06-2017, 01:02 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,158
Posted By Jim Brady

I speak a little German and got the drift of the...

I speak a little German and got the drift of the article.
Props to Porsche but it seems they don't give you their best effort unless their back is up against the wall. Times have changed and the...
Forum: AMG GT
07-29-2017, 12:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,071
Posted By Jim Brady

Lithium battery

If you disconnect the lithium from the vehicle they can go a long time before they discharge for as much as 5-6 months. I had mine in storage for over 3 months and no problem when I reconnected it. ...
07-24-2017, 02:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 746
Posted By Jim Brady

Dan, Thanks for the input. Didn't know about...

Dan,
Thanks for the input. Didn't know about the chain tensioners.
07-21-2017, 08:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 746
Posted By Jim Brady

'12 ML 350 Blue high mileage should I keep

My 2012 350 bluetec has 114k miles which is the most miles I've ever put on a car. I usually change to something else at around 50K. But this SUV has been economical and a great daily driver that...
Forum: AMG GT
07-06-2017, 05:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,530
Posted By Jim Brady

Robbie There's a later test on Head to Head...

Robbie
There's a later test on Head to Head against a Jag F type where Randy turns the 1:27.04. Maybe Vic can post the link.
Forum: AMG GT
07-06-2017, 01:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,530
Posted By Jim Brady

Sl600 circling back, my thougts are sports cars...

Sl600
circling back, my thougts are sports cars must accelerate, handle and brake. So if you take the same driver (Randy Pobst) and put them on the same track (Willow Springs) how do they stack up....
Forum: AMG GT
07-03-2017, 08:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,530
Posted By Jim Brady

Sports cars drag racing scare bleu! I thingk too...

Sports cars drag racing scare bleu! I thingk too many on the boards are watching Street Outlaws. Porsche TT is stout in that shoot out with the epic launch ability. To really elimate the launch...
Forum: AMG GT
07-02-2017, 01:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,530
Posted By Jim Brady

Sl600fanatic, Nice post. AMG overbuilds their...

Sl600fanatic,
Nice post. AMG overbuilds their motors and warrants them for reasonable track use. Porsche doesn't. Don't know about McLaren, but their electrical and trans problems in the 12c gives...
Forum: AMG GT
06-29-2017, 06:47 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,618
Posted By Jim Brady

Side skirts and a BIG WING.

Side skirts and a BIG WING.
Forum: AMG GT
06-28-2017, 03:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,553
Posted By Jim Brady

Option Regrets

[QUOTE=California John;7193425]Are those times times when you were blocked by back markers? Or are those pretty straightforward times with no one blocking you? I can imagine how the difference in...
Forum: AMG GT
06-28-2017, 03:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,553
Posted By Jim Brady

Forum: AMG GT
06-27-2017, 06:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,553
Posted By Jim Brady

John, These are times with West Coast Racing...

John,
These are times with West Coast Racing which limits passing unless your running red group which requires safety eqt like cage, harness etc. My car is bone stock so I have to run with the blue...
Forum: AMG GT
06-26-2017, 05:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,553
Posted By Jim Brady

Option Regrets

Willow Springs (Big Track) mostly. It's a horsepower track with the only real heavy braking would be in turn one.
WSIR configuration favors the GTS where a track like Laguna Seca (Mazda Raceway)...
Forum: AMG GT
06-23-2017, 06:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,553
Posted By Jim Brady

My CF are especially good at out braking steel...

My CF are especially good at out braking steel shod Porsche GT-3's on the track of course.
Forum: AMG GT
06-14-2017, 11:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,348
Posted By Jim Brady

Amazing that the built in engieering in the GTR...

Amazing that the built in engieering in the GTR is overlooked and compared with only HP claims of lessor models. There is much that can't be added on GT/GTS.
The GTR has a revised cooling system...
Forum: AMG GT
05-29-2017, 07:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,232
Posted By Jim Brady

gen1 R8 V10 or GTS

R8's look too much like an Audi TT so any resemblense to an exotic is is only hype. It will not be mistaken by anyone for other than an Audi. Gen 1 Mid engine doesn't make this a track star. A gt-s...
Forum: AMG GT
05-25-2017, 05:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 816
Posted By Jim Brady

Practicality a 911 is better! Try putting golf...

Practicality a 911 is better! Try putting golf clubs in a 911. Not as engaging as a gt3 but you wouldn't know it the GT-S is faster than a 488. Overall the contradiction make this a crap article.
Forum: AMG GT
05-14-2017, 12:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,152
Posted By Jim Brady

If your not going to track the car forgo the...

If your not going to track the car forgo the Dynamic Plus. I didn't feel that much difference in ride quality on normal driving and I tested both on same road albeit it was fairly smooth.
Jimmy
Forum: AMG GT
05-08-2017, 11:13 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,534
Posted By Jim Brady

Randy Pobst, he said the same thing about the AMG...

Randy Pobst, he said the same thing about the AMG GT-S it was so good he wanted to make love to it!
Forum: AMG GT
05-08-2017, 11:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 367
Posted By Jim Brady

That's unfortunate sometimes events don't pan...

That's unfortunate sometimes events don't pan out. How many participants? Doesn't sound like the safety requirements held up the timing, so what should they have done for a better event?
I've...
Forum: AMG GT
05-06-2017, 10:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,878
Posted By Jim Brady

Oversteering drifts in the wet! Chris Harris is...

Oversteering drifts in the wet! Chris Harris is better than than that. A $250k GT3 RS is subjectively better than the GT-R and M4 GTS in Chris's opinion which is very well respected in the media. ...
Forum: AMG GT
04-20-2017, 06:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,348
Posted By Jim Brady

There are a lot of features that the GTR has that...

There are a lot of features that the GTR has that you just can't add on. So it depends on how you want to use your car.
Power upgrades stress the cooling system if your going the aftermarket...
04-19-2017, 02:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,212
Posted By Jim Brady

AMG did dozens and dozens of cars with matte...

AMG did dozens and dozens of cars with matte paint btw...[/QUOTE]

Very true, but only one matte silver Clk63 BS.
Forum: AMG GT
04-16-2017, 01:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,878
Posted By Jim Brady

CA John, Thanks for the video. I saw 133 at...

CA John,
Thanks for the video. I saw 133 at the end of 8 going into nine and that's without a huge wing!
Since we're bench racing I gave this some thought. As a comparison Pobst did a 1:25 dead...
04-16-2017, 12:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,212
Posted By Jim Brady

I know him and he's connected at AMG. I met him...

I know him and he's connected at AMG. I met him in Germany when the PL had the AMG trophy race which he hosted for the US contingent back in 07.
Forum: AMG GT
04-14-2017, 01:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,878
Posted By Jim Brady

My home track too. The aero will make the...

My home track too. The aero will make the difference through turn eight and I believe a GTR will pull 130+ and will do 1:24. Pro driver thought.
Forum: AMG GT
04-13-2017, 05:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,878
Posted By Jim Brady

[/QUOTE] Motor Trend July '15 had a head to...

[/QUOTE]

Motor Trend July '15 had a head to head test with Randy Pobst driving same day, same conditions same driver less than a second verses 991 trubo S. Also had a GTR Nissan far back. Later MT...
Forum: AMG GT
04-13-2017, 05:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,878
Posted By Jim Brady

Hmmm...not sure where you are getting your stats...

Hmmm...not sure where you are getting your stats from. The GTS is nearly always 4-5 seconds behind a 991 Turbo at most tracks. For example, EVO magazine fastest laps, lists the GTS as 4 secs slower...
Forum: AMG GT
04-10-2017, 07:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,878
Posted By Jim Brady

It's a short track but the car was over 8 seconds...

It's a short track but the car was over 8 seconds faster than the AMG GTS

http://fastestlaps.com/tracks/contidrom[/QUOTE]

Doesn't add up. Most tracks the GT-S is within a second or so of a...
Forum: AMG GT
03-31-2017, 08:10 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,081
Posted By Jim Brady

Now I have to ask the question, are the times...

Now I have to ask the question, are the times being guessed based from a roll or from a stop. Huge difference.
I thought Shift-Sector was from a roll. Mojave Mile is from a dead stop.
Based upon...
Forum: AMG GT
03-24-2017, 09:34 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,081
Posted By Jim Brady

Good luck. Won't go over 155.

Good luck. Won't go over 155.
Forum: AMG GT
03-17-2017, 12:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,600
Posted By Jim Brady

Really! Your deposit is not due tomorrow.

Really! Your deposit is not due tomorrow.
Forum: AMG GT
03-16-2017, 09:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,600
Posted By Jim Brady

Today I received some additional information on...

Today I received some additional information on the Hypercar which I'm passing on.
This should clarifies some of the posts in this thread.


"Dear Colleagues,
It is our pleasure to provide...
Forum: AMG GT
03-14-2017, 09:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,600
Posted By Jim Brady

Wassaby, The comment was tongue in cheek. But...

Wassaby,
The comment was tongue in cheek. But as a loyal AMG owner (12+) and twenty other MB from the largest AMG/Benz in the USA I can say with certainty they will be getting some for their best...
Forum: AMG GT
03-13-2017, 01:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,600
Posted By Jim Brady

What's your source? Any one on the forum receive...

What's your source? Any one on the forum receive their Project One brochure yet? I'm giving up my slot.
Looks like it's going to have four electric motors with front torque vectoring utilizing...
03-10-2017, 11:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,320
Posted By Jim Brady

Simple if you know what your doing not so much if...

Simple if you know what your doing not so much if your experimenting on someone else's ecu's.
Not an OBDll plug in reprogram that go for $500.
I think your paying for their experience and...
03-09-2017, 12:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,320
Posted By Jim Brady

Best mod you can do to CLK63 Bs. Downshifts...

Best mod you can do to CLK63 Bs. Downshifts keeps the trans in the torque band and a must for track use.
Forum: AMG GT
03-07-2017, 11:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,740
Posted By Jim Brady

After my first track event I knew this was a...

After my first track event I knew this was a great car. I visited the AMG factory and got the low down and saw how much more is on the table with the M178 which gave me some comfort if I wanted to go...
Forum: AMG GT
02-07-2017, 11:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 739
Posted By Jim Brady

Within Mercedes demography they CRUSHED IT! If...

Within Mercedes demography they CRUSHED IT! If you're a boomer you got it. if you're a Prius driving millennial it's like who were those old guys!
Seeing that brought back memories of John Kay...
Forum: AMG GT
02-07-2017, 02:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 915
Posted By Jim Brady

I've had no problem on my tracked AMG's with my...

I've had no problem on my tracked AMG's with my dealer and that's bringing it in for service with numbers on it! If you modify them, thats another story and you are on your own. I'm sure there are...
Forum: AMG GT
01-30-2017, 02:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 494
Posted By Jim Brady

Prototypes and GTLM got all the coverage with a...

Prototypes and GTLM got all the coverage with a great finish. Impossible to tell which drivers were in which cars.
Nobody cares a rip about Prototypes, It's GTLM and GTD which had good racing but...
Forum: AMG GT
01-27-2017, 12:11 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,932
Posted By Jim Brady

I thought I was special. I got the letter and a...

I thought I was special. I got the letter and a call. It's going to be closer to $2.5mm! Probably not going to get one based upon the sage advise on the board as to AMG's depreciating history. I...
Forum: AMG GT
01-24-2017, 05:13 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,932
Posted By Jim Brady

GTR's will be plentiful. GT3rs not so much. So...

GTR's will be plentiful. GT3rs not so much. So are you buying it for you or the next owner?
Forum: AMG GT
01-24-2017, 05:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 859
Posted By Jim Brady

So far AMG hasn't divulged in the press releases...

So far AMG hasn't divulged in the press releases what tuning changes were made to extract more power out of the M177/178 as configured in the E63s. As PeterU said the GTS is under rated but AMG is...
Forum: AMG GT
01-22-2017, 09:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 720
Posted By Jim Brady

Unless you are a track junkie I don't think the...

Unless you are a track junkie I don't think the GTR will reward the happiness you seek.
It will be another garage trophy until the next new model with more capability arrives.

I ask myself the...
Forum: AMG GT
12-14-2016, 05:21 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,302
Posted By Jim Brady

Lota haters on an MB forum when an AMG throws...

Lota haters on an MB forum when an AMG throws down an epic 7:11 on a car that you'll actually be able to buy! Rather than say good job the conspiracy theorist are practicing the fake news to...
Forum: AMG GT
10-30-2016, 12:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,258
Posted By Jim Brady

I understand the DIME turbo upgrade has larger...

I understand the DIME turbo upgrade has larger compressor and exhaust wheel which is different than compressor only upgrades on other tuners. Some of the magic is tuning the ecu so it doesn't exceed...
Forum: AMG GT
10-23-2016, 09:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,258
Posted By Jim Brady

I would like to see what the 60-130 mph times...

I would like to see what the 60-130 mph times would be. I think that's a better barometer of horsepower as it eliminates driver variables, sketchy dyno readings and launch control which optimizes...
Forum: AMG GT
10-23-2016, 12:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,258
Posted By Jim Brady

Dime

The Pirelli World Challenge will have a new class next year GT4. It will be focused on street cars unlike the GT3 version of (AMG, Porsche, McLaren Audi) which has become a factory race series. Dime...
Forum: AMG GT
10-15-2016, 07:36 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,692
Posted By Jim Brady

High reving low torque are great for track duty...

High reving low torque are great for track duty (GT3) but get tiring as a street car. Kind of like drivng a muscle car with 4:56 gears. Since your not going to track the car the GTS has more...
Forum: AMG GT
10-08-2016, 10:10 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,953
Posted By Jim Brady

Your situation is irreversible. Dump the car get...

Your situation is irreversible. Dump the car get a Porsche and see how you fair on Rennlist with your whining inability to deal with problems. The faithfull over there are even less sympathetic to...
Forum: AMG GT
10-08-2016, 02:54 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,953
Posted By Jim Brady

What do you want a trophy?! Germans don't care if...

What do you want a trophy?! Germans don't care if your a millennial.
Forum: AMG GT
09-03-2016, 06:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 614
Posted By Jim Brady

Virtually every tester has raved about it so if...

Virtually every tester has raved about it so if they wrapped it in bacon would that convince you.

When Randy Pobst turned a 1:27 at Willow Springs and you don't need to wear a kidney belt to drive...
Forum: AMG GT
08-30-2016, 06:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,394
Posted By Jim Brady

FWIW, They even let you run when it snows and it...

FWIW, They even let you run when it snows and it does. Only time I took FTD was in an all wheel drive Porsche. Sorry for the off topic.
Forum: AMG GT
08-29-2016, 10:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,394
Posted By Jim Brady

freefall, Thanks for posting. Nice driving and...

freefall,
Thanks for posting. Nice driving and it's great to see the GTS on the track. The GTS is made for WSIR with no loss in power at elevation. I can't wait as I'll be there Oct 1&2nd. ...
Forum: AMG GT
08-13-2016, 11:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,349
Posted By Jim Brady

In case you didn't get an owners manual, on the...

In case you didn't get an owners manual, on the passenger side of the upper front grill the top section pulls out. Behind it is a cover that folds out leaving the towing eye. Screw in the tow hook...
Forum: AMG GT
08-12-2016, 06:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,908
Posted By Jim Brady

True but he's upside down over $25K and he wants...

True but he's upside down over $25K and he wants to dump the S63.
Forum: AMG GT
08-09-2016, 09:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,908
Posted By Jim Brady

Hard to tell if it's a good deal, you told us...

Hard to tell if it's a good deal, you told us what the S63's deal is. What do they want for the GTS without a trade? My gut says they have about $10k more on their side of the ledger than you.
Forum: AMG GT
08-01-2016, 06:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,468
Posted By Jim Brady

I've had a number of Porsche turbo's and if you...

I've had a number of Porsche turbo's and if you need the AWD for the elements it's hard to beat unless it's got locking diffs. There was a time when I'd race anything that moved off a stop light and...
Forum: AMG GT
07-30-2016, 10:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,147
Posted By Jim Brady

Solar beam yellow is stunning. Yes I'm biased as...

Solar beam yellow is stunning. Yes I'm biased as I cancelled my Selenite Gray when I saw Solar in person. If you don't want attention stick with a more conservative hue. Great looking car heavenly...
Forum: AMG GT
07-25-2016, 06:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,412
Posted By Jim Brady

PM sent

PM sent
Forum: AMG GT
07-20-2016, 07:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 874
Posted By Jim Brady

Weistec's a sponsor of this Forum and I have a...

Weistec's a sponsor of this Forum and I have a lot of respect for companies that put their hard earned money up on internet marketing program that is susceptible to all kinds of loons who can damage...
Forum: AMG GT
07-20-2016, 06:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 694
Posted By Jim Brady

It will be exclusive until the Black Series is...

It will be exclusive until the Black Series is released.
Forum: AMG GT
07-16-2016, 02:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 874
Posted By Jim Brady

Well yes and no. I ordered an Selenite Grey...

Well yes and no.

I ordered an Selenite Grey with red pepper interior which was built on 6-23-16.
Plan was to pick up at factory in Sindgelfingen.
When my wife saw the red pepper interior in...
Forum: AMG GT
07-16-2016, 01:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 874
Posted By Jim Brady

They will not comment on future products although...

They will not comment on future products although the question was asked as the 9 speed is an automatic, I wasn't too concerned.
The V12 will continue to use the 5 speed due to torque limitations...
Forum: AMG GT
07-15-2016, 08:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 874
Posted By Jim Brady

Visit to Affalterbach 7-14-16

I last visited AMG in 2007 when I picked up a CLK63 Black and I wanted to see the new engine facility that was just breaking ground at the time of my last visit. In 2008 AMG was building about 30,000...
Forum: AMG GT
07-10-2016, 04:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,113
Posted By Jim Brady

In '07 I watched the factory test drivers do the...

In '07 I watched the factory test drivers do the last of the break in miles
for 7 US Clk63 bs. They had to have a 1000 mi in them before the AMG trophy race. This was as much to marry the rear axel...
Forum: AMG GT
07-09-2016, 01:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,113
Posted By Jim Brady

Obviously, the rings haven't seated to the...

Obviously, the rings haven't seated to the optimum as the only place the oil consumption can go is past the rings or valve guides. Valve guides are rarely an issue in newer engines so I'd rule that...
Forum: AMG GT
07-02-2016, 12:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,193
Posted By Jim Brady

I'm beginning to notice your posts here and else...

I'm beginning to notice your posts here and else where tend to be a bit negative regarding the GT-S.
Why?
Forum: AMG GT
07-01-2016, 01:23 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 9,872
Posted By Jim Brady

I don't know if you've lived with a car like this...

I don't know if you've lived with a car like this on the street. I have and it's single purpose. Your friends if they're honest won't want to ride with you for more than one block. Your wife if you...
Forum: AMG GT
07-01-2016, 01:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,193
Posted By Jim Brady

If your not concerned about miles why not drive...

If your not concerned about miles why not drive something that feels great!
Forum: AMG GT
06-29-2016, 10:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,703
Posted By Jim Brady

On it's face your correct regarding Porsche...

On it's face your correct regarding Porsche marketing book. The difference is in the dealer network. The high demand models (GT3RS) for example are marked up to incredible levels unless your an...
Forum: AMG GT
06-28-2016, 04:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,703
Posted By Jim Brady

The $160K number doesn't include ceramic brakes. ...

The $160K number doesn't include ceramic brakes. Even at $170's it's a deal compared to the Porsche GT3RS which your not likely to see on a track as they're mostly garage queens. Waiting for some...
Forum: AMG GT
06-27-2016, 01:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 622
Posted By Jim Brady

Pardon my skepticism but if you have a rep from...

Pardon my skepticism but if you have a rep from AMG Customer Sports it must be off the books. Not trying to be a downer.
AMG is very protective of it's products and services and to market this as if...
Forum: AMG GT
06-22-2016, 12:59 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 26,463
Posted By Jim Brady

Mine is scheduled to be built 6-23-16 and it will...

Mine is scheduled to be built 6-23-16 and it will be a 2017. I expect a late July delivery.
What is a reasonable discount before I have to walk out. I ordered Ceramic brakes, Dynamic Plus, black...
06-17-2016, 05:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,135
Posted By Jim Brady

Call your MB dealer and speak to the warrantee...

Call your MB dealer and speak to the warrantee person. They're available.
Forum: AMG GT
06-14-2016, 04:49 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,648
Posted By Jim Brady

Don't think we'll get those seats in the US. ...

Don't think we'll get those seats in the US. Same was true of the CLK63 BS as not DOT approved.
Forum: AMG GT
06-12-2016, 05:04 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,969
Posted By Jim Brady

Thanks for posting, great times. Is you GT...

Thanks for posting, great times. Is you GT equipped with the Dynamic Plus and if so what tires are you running?
Forum: AMG GT
06-08-2016, 08:10 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,648
Posted By Jim Brady

Not long ago it was thought to be an unwritten...

Not long ago it was thought to be an unwritten agreement between Porsche and MB, Porsche wouldn't make Sedans and MB wouldn't make sports cars. Can I substantiate it, no, but many German's I talked...
Forum: AMG GT
06-01-2016, 01:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 706
Posted By Jim Brady

Depends on the engine. A "tune" for an ecu can...

Depends on the engine. A "tune" for an ecu can do three things (actually a lot more if you have a supercomputer) but most tuners are relegated to three, control amount of throttle or fuel, change...
Forum: AMG GT
06-01-2016, 01:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 706
Posted By Jim Brady

Thanks AHI, I've had many discussions with my...

Thanks AHI, I've had many discussions with my father-in-law who's a PHd petroleum engineer. All in the hopes of gaining more power:).
Forum: AMG GT
05-31-2016, 10:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 706
Posted By Jim Brady

Where are you located? Europe and Japan use a...

Where are you located? Europe and Japan use a different method of rating for octane (RON). If your using the ratings of Europe or Japan multiply by .95 and you'll have the US rating. There is a...
Forum: AMG GT
05-22-2016, 06:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,921
Posted By Jim Brady

It's going to be interesting to see which way the...

It's going to be interesting to see which way the AMG factory goes with the new GT-R model on engine power increases. My bet is bigger turbos.

The Weistec graph shows torque increase down low...
Forum: AMG GT
04-27-2016, 08:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,918
Posted By Jim Brady

How does this tune translate in 60-130 mph times...

How does this tune translate in 60-130 mph times before and after? Since some dyno's are more optimistic than others, acceleration times tend to remove many variables.
04-16-2016, 09:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,825
Posted By Jim Brady

There's a thread here from Carnac who published...

There's a thread here from Carnac who published the 500 number. Mario Spitzer of AMG told our group when I took delivery at the factory that there were only producing 500 world wide. The 700 number...
04-16-2016, 04:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,825
Posted By Jim Brady

There were only 500 produced world wide. 349 sent...

There were only 500 produced world wide. 349 sent to USA.
11-09-2015, 12:09 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 19,847
Posted By Jim Brady

I had two passengers my wife and the sales rep. ...

I had two passengers my wife and the sales rep. It was a coupe and the sales rep had a better view and said it was a 650. It was a more than 1/2 a car and pulling but who cares. No trophy just...
11-08-2015, 10:37 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 19,847
Posted By Jim Brady

I had put a deposit down on a C450 and asked my...

I had put a deposit down on a C450 and asked my sales rep to get me one to test drive so I could validate my decision. He called last week and we took it out with my wife driving the first few miles...
10-14-2015, 09:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,523
Posted By Jim Brady

Evosport tunes came from Powerchip. They left...

Evosport tunes came from Powerchip. They left town shortly before Evosport....in the middle of the night.....as the Ca Air Resources Board closed in.:eek::eek:
10-13-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,347
Posted By Jim Brady

GeoGeo I didn't do the valve body hence no...

GeoGeo
I didn't do the valve body hence no trans flush. I think the intervals with track use should be twice as frequent. Seems that the flush really woke up the trans.

Most of my track days is...
10-09-2015, 11:48 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,479
Posted By Jim Brady

If your only looking at the transmission your...

If your only looking at the transmission your missing a big part of the difference.
The BS has a seam welded chassis and is designed for heavy track use. The C63 has cooling issues when pushed on...
10-08-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,347
Posted By Jim Brady

Transmission Service

My second most recent track day I noted my transmission was slow to up shift. I have 22k miles with a fair number of track days. I also upgraded to the rev matching program from Weistec but didn't...
11-13-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,636
Posted By Jim Brady

I'm in. Jimmy

I'm in.
Jimmy
10-07-2014, 01:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,377
Posted By Jim Brady

Just finished two days on the track at Willow...

Just finished two days on the track at Willow Springs with the adjustable control arms with the West Coast Racing group.

My initial impression on the street was a huge improvement, but it far...
08-15-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,377
Posted By Jim Brady

Sorry I don't. lowering back slightly not the...

Sorry I don't. lowering back slightly not the front. I'm not certain you would want the specs until I find out if they work.:)
08-14-2014, 01:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,377
Posted By Jim Brady

I did have the H&R springs which lowered the car...

I did have the H&R springs which lowered the car and were fine for the street.
The other problem with lowering the car is that the shock travel is compromised and you hit the bump stops which causes...
08-11-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,377
Posted By Jim Brady

Nice write up Steve. I'm happy to hear your as...

Nice write up Steve. I'm happy to hear your as satisfied with the adjustable rear control arms as I was. It just transforms the car in being able to put the power down. If you want a mod that will...
07-06-2014, 01:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,822
Posted By Jim Brady

Agree, keeping mine, I think this is one you've...

Agree, keeping mine, I think this is one you've seen :).
03-31-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 978
Posted By Jim Brady

Spacers are fine and help fill out the wheel...

Spacers are fine and help fill out the wheel wells no negatives in using them.
The ride quality is dependent on the shock setting not the springs. As someone else opined over an inch and you'll be...
03-30-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 978
Posted By Jim Brady

You can drop an inch without too much drama. It...

You can drop an inch without too much drama. It improves looks but doesn't really help handling. Some of the replancement springs stiffen the chassis for track duty. I found the problem with...
01-28-2014, 11:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,702
Posted By Jim Brady

I like Vipers, raw, powerful, good looking but...

I like Vipers, raw, powerful, good looking but your post came off sounding pretty negitive on the BS which automotive designer's rank as one of the 100 best looking cars ever ...so your comment on...
10-25-2013, 04:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,829
Posted By Jim Brady

Automotive designers listed the CLK63 bs as one...

Automotive designers listed the CLK63 bs as one of the top 100 best designs. Looks wise it's still an attention getter.

I've run head to head with the C63 bs on track and I have to admit the C63...
10-18-2013, 06:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 554
Posted By Jim Brady

They figured out cooling issues and I think I...

They figured out cooling issues and I think I posted it somewhere.
10-16-2013, 12:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 554
Posted By Jim Brady

Ya,Street car with minor mods, Exhaust, H&R...

Ya,Street car with minor mods, Exhaust, H&R springs and stock Pirelli's. It was the car that they later build into the World Challenge car. Racecar did low 1:20s with a stock motor!
10-15-2013, 01:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 554
Posted By Jim Brady

WSIR use to be the fastest in the WEST. Cal Speed...

WSIR use to be the fastest in the WEST. Cal Speed way would be faster with its banking. Road America is faster which is east of the Rockies.
WSIR is one of my favorite high speed tracks with plenty...
10-14-2013, 01:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,425
Posted By Jim Brady

Since you have an aftermarket pulley you might...

Since you have an aftermarket pulley you might want to check into this a little further as to why this happened. Belts don't normally shread without some other pulley alignement issue.
09-24-2013, 01:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,722
Posted By Jim Brady

Sprins, We found on more than a number of tuned...

Sprins,
We found on more than a number of tuned cars that would go into limp mode when driven on the track through high speed corners. It seems that the ecu tuning had some impact on the rear yaw...
09-18-2013, 11:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,722
Posted By Jim Brady

I drove my car from the AMG showroom in...

I drove my car from the AMG showroom in Affalterbach to the Sachenring for three track days with AMG. The car was designed for the track and warranteed unlike porsche and BMW.
The car was designed...
09-17-2013, 01:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,343
Posted By Jim Brady

The H&R "sport springs" stiffened the rear 10-15%...

The H&R "sport springs" stiffened the rear 10-15% which didn't help the rear traction. They achieved the lowering by adjusting the spring perches same as the stock one.
PM me if intested, I have a...
09-10-2013, 08:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,735
Posted By Jim Brady

Thank Baloo for the input. I went with the...

Thank Baloo for the input. I went with the Michelin Latitudes also and will report back after I have some mileage on them. I need to dial in the tire pressures for now.
Big O tire beat Tirerack's...
09-07-2013, 01:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,735
Posted By Jim Brady

Tire Options after OE's

My '12 350ML bluetec is approaching 40k miles on the OE Conti LX sport (hardly sport) M&S are worn on the outer edge even though there's about 5/32 left across the tread. Not the car but my driving...
04-09-2013, 01:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,765
Posted By Jim Brady

MBBS racing effort is separate entity from...

MBBS racing effort is separate entity from Evosport Engineering as it has to be to make economic sense. World Challenge is not a cheap date and I doubt most would be able to guess what it takes to...
03-11-2013, 08:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,077
Posted By Jim Brady

Check for leaking shock. I had a twichy feeling...

Check for leaking shock. I had a twichy feeling at the track sometime ago and it turned out to be a rear shock leaking.
03-05-2013, 12:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 942
Posted By Jim Brady

No, these are Evosport control arms that are used...

No, these are Evosport control arms that are used on their World Challenge car.
They have adjustable rear camber.
03-03-2013, 11:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 942
Posted By Jim Brady

Ok, so I just spent two days at Willow Springs...

Ok, so I just spent two days at Willow Springs dialing in the shock settings. I don't need no stinking Nurburgring settings! This car rocks with the new control arms!
03-01-2013, 08:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 942
Posted By Jim Brady

Nurburgring shock settings

I seem to recall and couldn't find it in search what the compression/rebound settings were for the Nurburgring run for the CLK63 BS.
Anyone know? I'm doing a high speed track day and wanted to...
02-08-2013, 09:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,048
Posted By Jim Brady

I seems to remember that JrCart's trailer get...

I seems to remember that JrCart's trailer get broken into while at Weistec? Their Garage Keepers Policy should cover the loss. Still sucks as the insurance company will try to weasel out of it.
01-17-2013, 01:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,836
Posted By Jim Brady

The MSRP is $2999 plus and it requires about four...

The MSRP is $2999 plus and it requires about four hours labor and alignment for the install. You might check as they were offering some intro pricing.
The key is the set up as they do it on a flat...
01-17-2013, 11:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,836
Posted By Jim Brady

I've had the new Evosprport control arms for over...

I've had the new Evosprport control arms for over a week and I'd like to share my initial impressions.
First, my prior suspension up grades were H&R sport springs and a competition alignment well...
11-29-2012, 08:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 894
Posted By Jim Brady

Can you confirm that the event is on the "Big...

Can you confirm that the event is on the "Big Track" and not the Streets.
10-30-2012, 01:21 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,314
Posted By Jim Brady

Driving a bit more just turned 16,001.

Driving a bit more just turned 16,001.
Forum: W210 AMG
10-24-2012, 06:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,716
Posted By Jim Brady

There is a duel certifcation process, one for the...

There is a duel certifcation process, one for the car and one for the driver.

The car is tech'd and certified to a certain speed depending on safety equipment.
The driver is also assigned a speed...
10-10-2012, 12:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,114
Posted By Jim Brady

"I was intereested in the price at 180k" ditto to...

"I was intereested in the price at 180k" ditto to Rage2. Intro was 230k, out the door was 275K. Pass on that.

Saw one defy the law of physics at Calif Speedway on Sunday...totaled!:eek:
Well...
10-02-2012, 11:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 877
Posted By Jim Brady

275 PSS ft ok but you need at least 2 deg neg...

275 PSS ft ok but you need at least 2 deg neg camber. 305.s no with spacers. What wheel widths are you running?
You can run an 11x19 with a 305 Corsa no problem.
Forum: W210 AMG
09-30-2012, 09:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,716
Posted By Jim Brady

Very good times. Outstanding to break into the...

Very good times. Outstanding to break into the 150s.
09-15-2012, 09:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,036
Posted By Jim Brady

I'm confused, are the other dyno runs you posted...

I'm confused, are the other dyno runs you posted other vehicles?

First rule of modding, run the baseline so you know where you started from. The dyno is only a number, how's your 60-120 times...
Forum: W210 AMG
09-10-2012, 02:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,716
Posted By Jim Brady

I've done the Mojave Mile many times and it is a...

I've done the Mojave Mile many times and it is a very well run event. It's a great way to unleash the top speed in a safe enviorment as well. There is usually a heavy Ford GT turn out and they...
09-10-2012, 01:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,231
Posted By Jim Brady

Too bad no one has gone head to head on a circuit...

Too bad no one has gone head to head on a circuit with equal drivers so we can start a huge debate how unfair the results are. No doubt the Cbs improvments and refinements have made it more...
08-21-2012, 12:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 923
Posted By Jim Brady

Nice numbers Earl, congrats. 144 trap speed is...

Nice numbers Earl, congrats. 144 trap speed is serious HP are you running stock internals?
07-27-2012, 12:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,247
Posted By Jim Brady

Richard Hammond sustained a major head injury...

Richard Hammond sustained a major head injury when he crashed a rocket car on Top Gear. Some say ....it caused brain damage! All we know is that the BS was the best driving car Clarkson has ever...
07-21-2012, 01:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 877
Posted By Jim Brady

Corsa's tend to heat cycle over time and get hard...

Corsa's tend to heat cycle over time and get hard losing grip. With some heat in them there still better than just about anything else that specs for the car. Their availability is now problematic...
07-20-2012, 07:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,475
Posted By Jim Brady

On a circuit a BS is faster than a 997tt.1 we've...

On a circuit a BS is faster than a 997tt.1 we've tested em at WSIR. We've yet to find a stock 997tt to break 1:30.

I've witnessed a 997tt.1 go head to head on the autobahn with the Clk63bs,...
07-20-2012, 12:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,475
Posted By Jim Brady

Most of the origional buyer of the BS came from...

Most of the origional buyer of the BS came from porsche's. Personally I've had 8 porsche's of various types. Don't miss anyone of them.
My BS maybe available if you want red.
07-18-2012, 05:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,363
Posted By Jim Brady

looks like the M3 kicked my ass in the video.! ...

looks like the M3 kicked my ass in the video.! FWIW, I was on a cool down lap and exiting the track.
07-15-2012, 02:48 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,948
Posted By Jim Brady

Ber, Your question is OT, but no response gives...

Ber,
Your question is OT, but no response gives some the impression it has some truth which recreates a conundrum if I do respond with the typical back and forth. I'll give you the Cliff notes and...
07-13-2012, 03:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,948
Posted By Jim Brady

Sorry sometimes in paraphrasing the engieering...

Sorry sometimes in paraphrasing the engieering threory is lost in translation. Bottom line they duplicated the failure on the dyno and designed a fix.
07-13-2012, 02:02 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,948
Posted By Jim Brady

High Track temps

Evosport engineering has the fix as it's not the transmission thats overheating but the engine oil sensor. Without going in to technical details I'll try and summarize what I've learned.

The...
07-03-2012, 01:59 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,083
Posted By Jim Brady

rage, Thks, haven't spent enough time as one...

rage,
Thks, haven't spent enough time as one day isn't enough to analyze the suspension in the new CBS, my new theory is to soften the springs and with the latest generation shocks which react...
07-03-2012, 01:37 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,083
Posted By Jim Brady

I have another Black Series. It should be on the...

I have another Black Series. It should be on the track soon.
06-30-2012, 03:49 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,083
Posted By Jim Brady

I just spent the day in a C63 BS with a 100+...

I just spent the day in a C63 BS with a 100+ miles and here is my observations. I have a CLK63BS so these are first hand impressions not what I read.

Engine- power is a toss up don't see one over...
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