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12-12-2016, 10:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 434
Posted By RNBRAD

It could be a loose connection on the air line as...

It could be a loose connection on the air line as well. Doesn't necessarily mean the air bladder is bad. If there is a leak it should be sitting on the tire in the morning.
12-10-2016, 11:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,941
Posted By RNBRAD

Any premature tire wear issues?

Any premature tire wear issues?
12-10-2016, 11:04 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 28,982
Posted By RNBRAD

The E550 is so rare in my area, I'm the only one...

The E550 is so rare in my area, I'm the only one in my town with one and have only seen 3 w212 E550's ever. What makes them even more rare is a pano roof as they are a limited production as well....
12-10-2016, 09:22 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 28,680
Posted By RNBRAD

I noticed recently on my w211 the bottom side...

I noticed recently on my w211 the bottom side bolster on the drivers side has a few cracks. The large center is all leather. Wonder why they didn't do the entire surface of seat in leather? Also I'm...
12-10-2016, 04:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,160
Posted By RNBRAD

How did you acquire this car? Are you the tow...

How did you acquire this car? Are you the tow truck driver or the original owner? This damage totaled it so it was headed to the junk yard? That's a nice ride btw, great job!!
12-10-2016, 04:39 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,662
Posted By RNBRAD

The airmatic is incredible but they still worry...

The airmatic is incredible but they still worry me. I ride around in sport mode mostly so not benifitting much over the spring ride but the comfort ride for long trips, second to none. I've used my...
12-10-2016, 01:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 14,064
Posted By RNBRAD

I'm betting this sub install is not popular among...

I'm betting this sub install is not popular among W212 owners as a whole for a company to make such a tap. I'm assuming it's much like the harnesses that tap into factory systems for your aftermarket...
12-10-2016, 01:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,210
Posted By RNBRAD

Air ride on the 550's has been an issue and rotor...

Air ride on the 550's has been an issue and rotor warpage. Replacement bags the last few years have been much better. I had 1 leak when it was 3 months old so 6.5 yrs later still holding well. I've...
12-10-2016, 12:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,913
Posted By RNBRAD

FYI W211 Gas tank seal leaks

I have a 2004 w211 with 65k miles. Recently noticed gas smell inside cabin and outside when parked in the garage. It's mostly noticeable just after a full tank fill. Now I read on here that it's the...
04-18-2016, 12:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,163
Posted By RNBRAD

I agree. I still own drive a 211 and 212. My 211...

I agree. I still own drive a 211 and 212. My 211 is a lot less technical but the comfort and plush aspect of the interior of the 211 is superior. The tech in the 212 I've never used as it's way too...
04-18-2016, 12:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,851
Posted By RNBRAD

Turtle Wax makes a rock chip and scratch repair...

Turtle Wax makes a rock chip and scratch repair kit you can buy at Walmart for 15 dollars or so. Nothing works better. All you do is fill the scratch or chip with touch-up paint and make sure you put...
03-27-2016, 02:26 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 11,388
Posted By RNBRAD

Only occasional pop from my 212 pano going up my...

Only occasional pop from my 212 pano going up my drive at an angle when it's cold. Otherwise both my 211 and 212 are dead silent. These things are built to be quiet too. I was very impressed when I...
01-16-2016, 04:20 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,854
Posted By RNBRAD

The test was a result related to the weight...

The test was a result related to the weight difference. Get a 19'' rim that's lighter & stronger than the factory 18'' rim. I did notice about a 10% drop in ride quality and a 10% increase in road...
01-12-2016, 09:15 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 31,094
Posted By RNBRAD

The interior in the W213 is just wow!! I couldn't...

The interior in the W213 is just wow!! I couldn't design it any better myself. The exterior I'm still skeptical about and really need to see in person. Some pics have favor, some are screaming "watch...
01-12-2016, 08:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 14,064
Posted By RNBRAD

Good idea on shortening the floor legs, most...

Good idea on shortening the floor legs, most people would of scrapped the idea right there. As for tapping the signal internally, you must really despise a splice due to the extra effort but kudo's...
01-12-2016, 06:32 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 25,706
Posted By RNBRAD

Oh no kidding!!!! I did the same thing to see if...

Oh no kidding!!!! I did the same thing to see if I wanted to tackle it, I was like OMG no flipping way!! I'm definitely a savy DIY guy too. Those instructions look simple though for the 212. So has...
10-13-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 31,797
Posted By RNBRAD

2 separate enclosures, four 12's running off of...

2 separate enclosures, four 12's running off of two mrx-m55's at 2ohms. So about 1100 watts. This is in a 99 toyota 4 runner. Can't hear anything except metal rattling. lol
10-13-2015, 12:34 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 31,797
Posted By RNBRAD

I didn't quote Tonycpa last reply as it would be...

I didn't quote Tonycpa last reply as it would be the longest reply in mbworld history, lol. To answer a few ?'s I love the sound of the IDQ, very snappy, very quick, very good output for 95% of my...
05-31-2015, 11:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,472
Posted By RNBRAD

They still haven't replied, I'll try asking them...

They still haven't replied, I'll try asking them again or go another route.
05-29-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 14,434
Posted By RNBRAD

Wow great thread!! What's the cost of the program...

Wow great thread!! What's the cost of the program and multiplyer? My cars out of warranty so I could easily have MB service tech do the same thing but would love to be able to do this myself without...
05-29-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,230
Posted By RNBRAD

Totally agree, especially when I saw the...

Totally agree, especially when I saw the commercial on the C. You shouldn't have to be an enthusiast or fan to distinguish the difference. I'm both and have to take a close long look before I can...
05-28-2015, 11:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,472
Posted By RNBRAD

Mercedes moving to Valvoline Synpower?

Many of you guys know I'm an oil quality guru. Having said that I haven't kept up in recent years, I always figured Mobil 1 was the gold standard in Dino stock base oil quality and didn't see...
03-21-2015, 12:55 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,303
Posted By RNBRAD

I use Hibdon tires and run nothing but a Michelin...

I use Hibdon tires and run nothing but a Michelin on all my cars. I just bought a set from Hibdon and checked their price compared to tire rack. Hibdon was same price but included mount, balance, tax...
03-21-2015, 12:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 11,004
Posted By RNBRAD

I did have an Interstate battery last 8yrs 9...

I did have an Interstate battery last 8yrs 9 months in my 93 Honda Civic so I've had good luck with Interstate too. The thing with batteries though is driving habits and care. I Don't care how good a...
03-20-2015, 01:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 32,121
Posted By RNBRAD

My 2010 has 10k miles so I have opted to extend...

My 2010 has 10k miles so I have opted to extend intervals to every 2 years as I never will reach mileage change interval 1st. I honestly don't think the time intervals should really even apply on...
03-20-2015, 12:43 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,811
Posted By RNBRAD

My 211 is 11y/o and it's phenomenal, I just love...

My 211 is 11y/o and it's phenomenal, I just love the older body style as it is truely timeless. My 212 will be the same, I plan on keeping it till it wears out. That's the only way I get rid of cars....
03-20-2015, 12:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 11,004
Posted By RNBRAD

Good info on this thread. Let me add that...

Good info on this thread. Let me add that batteries are like politics for some people but have to agree the Odyssey is likely the best lead acid battery money can buy. Having said that I do not own...
03-19-2015, 11:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,231
Posted By RNBRAD

Airmatic is just a nice option, better ride and...

Airmatic is just a nice option, better ride and also sits lower in sport than the sprung counterpart so overall a better look if that's your thing plus the capability to lower relatively easy with...
03-19-2015, 01:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,231
Posted By RNBRAD

Touchless washes use a alkaline chemical that's...

Touchless washes use a alkaline chemical that's sucks the life out of any rubber or trim, I refuse to use them or any auto wash for that matter. Regular self serves in my area lack pressure that I...
07-10-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,929
Posted By RNBRAD

MB has a retrofit system that's pretty nice....

MB has a retrofit system that's pretty nice. Kinda pricey but you won't have these issues. These cars are full of safety features so it takes some investigation before doing these things. Not your...
07-06-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,224
Posted By RNBRAD

Actually I think the fan picks up cool air from...

Actually I think the fan picks up cool air from the rear floor vents and pushes it through the seat. I have noticed better cooling performance when my A/C fan was running faster. Try that and see if...
07-06-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,693
Posted By RNBRAD

This additive that is mainly used in oils and...

This additive that is mainly used in oils and greases can and does add remarkable benefits to our fuel systems and top ends. When you look at fuel additives, you will see many of the same ones used...
07-06-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,693
Posted By RNBRAD

That is exacly right!! Like I said and CEB...

That is exacly right!! Like I said and CEB doesn't believe, I was using Moly long long before it was put into commercial products. I saw the benefits and experienced them, no sales gimmicks and we...
07-05-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 630
Posted By RNBRAD

Yea I believe active lumbar nad possibly lateral...

Yea I believe active lumbar nad possibly lateral bolsters. Should be able to hear the air pump operating when manipulating it.
07-05-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,693
Posted By RNBRAD

I did. What you basically insinuated is that a...

I did. What you basically insinuated is that a consumer level product brings no added value. Added value is only brought to the table through the industrial/commercial side. That is how I perceived...
07-04-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,693
Posted By RNBRAD

What are you talking about? I'm talking about...

What are you talking about? I'm talking about Molydenum Disulfide!! It is not a snake oil!!! It's probably one of the most used anti-friction elements used in the world. From NASA, the military,...
07-04-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,625
Posted By RNBRAD

You have to look at the strength between the two...

You have to look at the strength between the two types. If a forged will bend a cast will bend much sooner. But if you buy an aftermarket rim, I suggest a 3 piece rim. This mean there are seperate...
07-04-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 23,486
Posted By RNBRAD

Yea I've been running my tune on a N/A 550 for a...

Yea I've been running my tune on a N/A 550 for a little over a week now. OMG, it's a different animal all together. Just a slight touch of the pedal now and this thing roars to life almost instantly....
07-02-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,054
Posted By RNBRAD

Yep that's how I got my w211. Some old lady...

Yep that's how I got my w211. Some old lady traded it in on a Toyota Avalon. I'm like really?
07-02-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,625
Posted By RNBRAD

They do. When I built mine I could of put the...

They do. When I built mine I could of put the authentic forged AMG 19's on my car for a whopping 10k. I thought I would get a forged rim that looks much better for about half that.
07-02-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,693
Posted By RNBRAD

Oil's with the (energy/resource conserving)...

Oil's with the (energy/resource conserving) within the API seal already have Moly. It's an awesome additive but not sure the MB engine needs it. The european Mobil 1 formula 0-40 does not have it....
06-18-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 23,486
Posted By RNBRAD

Ordered it straight from Jeremy at OE Tuning. I...

Ordered it straight from Jeremy at OE Tuning. I won't be able to test it for a while since I'm leaving on vacation tomorrow but I will when I get back. :)
06-18-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,213
Posted By RNBRAD

You guys will be in the same boat again for those...

You guys will be in the same boat again for those of you using the double sided tape. I don't care what brand, it won't hold. You have to use a silicone adhesive on those ends. Trust me!! Just find...
06-18-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 23,486
Posted By RNBRAD

It's on its way!!! I went ahead and got the tune...

It's on its way!!! I went ahead and got the tune loader.
06-16-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 23,486
Posted By RNBRAD

I've been waiting for my warranty to run out and...

I've been waiting for my warranty to run out and it just expired. Time for a tune!! What do I need to do in the OKC area?
06-16-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,301
Posted By RNBRAD

I was waxing my car in my garage after it had set...

I was waxing my car in my garage after it had set for a few days and it decided to let out a big pfffffft in my closed garage. OMG I had to change my drawers.
06-16-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,069
Posted By RNBRAD

Many reasons. Aesthetics for one, that's why they...

Many reasons. Aesthetics for one, that's why they decorate them and make them blend and look good with emblems, matching paint colors etc.. Hide all the rediculous amount of electronics these cars...
06-14-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 681
Views: 131,697
Posted By RNBRAD

2004 E320 50k miles Crankshaft Position...

2004 E320
50k miles
Crankshaft Position Sensor (easy $10 DIY fix)

It's my DD, just a fantastic car, love it!!
06-14-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 531
Posted By RNBRAD

I've replaced mine several times. I first bought...

I've replaced mine several times. I first bought a EU model that allowed DVD video, then I ended up selling it cause I never watched it. It was plug and play. Then I bought a refurb unit from MB for...
06-14-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,532
Posted By RNBRAD

Yes corner lights

Yes corner lights
06-14-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,165
Posted By RNBRAD

That doesn't sound like a "knock" to me as in...

That doesn't sound like a "knock" to me as in piston slap. That sound like DI or maybe a single valve.
06-14-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,691
Posted By RNBRAD

I bought my 1st MB a 2004 E320 from a Toyota...

I bought my 1st MB a 2004 E320 from a Toyota dealership. The same guy that owned this dealership also owns the MB dealer a few miles away. An older lady traded it in in 2006 on an Avolon :eek: and...
06-11-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 17,725
Posted By RNBRAD

That should never be accepted as the "norm" for a...

That should never be accepted as the "norm" for a car to burn that much oil. If it's the standard across the board, there is a design flaw somewhere. If that much oil is getting past the rings, what...
06-02-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 55,388
Posted By RNBRAD

I needed something 3.5 or smaller based on the...

I needed something 3.5 or smaller based on the limited room. I opted for the cliff design es02 for their extreme sound quality and their size. I also considered the focal 3.5" midrange.
05-30-2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,038
Posted By RNBRAD

Yea I feel sorry for those guys that take their...

Yea I feel sorry for those guys that take their car to the dealer for everything. I had a crankshaft position sensor go out a couple weeks ago in my w211. It costs about 300 from the dealer to...
05-30-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 30,678
Posted By RNBRAD

One thing to take into consideration is not just...

One thing to take into consideration is not just the ride but also the noise factor as well as safety. 20's will significanly increase road noise, even over a 19''. Going a bigger rim you give up a...
05-25-2014, 12:42 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 23,074
Posted By RNBRAD

42, infection prevention director for a hospital...

42, infection prevention director for a hospital and 3 clinics.
05-23-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 55,388
Posted By RNBRAD

It wasn't a lot, not worth doing specifically for...

It wasn't a lot, not worth doing specifically for road noise.
05-23-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,283
Posted By RNBRAD

Looks great and good job on tire selection too!!

Looks great and good job on tire selection too!!
05-23-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,543
Posted By RNBRAD

Smart man with the silicone. Mine was lifting up...

Smart man with the silicone. Mine was lifting up from the factory tape job. I removed and used the 3m double sided tape, still didn't hold for long. I ended up using a combo black silicone adhesive...
05-23-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 936
Posted By RNBRAD

Yea but I thought the w212 didn't have the...

Yea but I thought the w212 didn't have the dusting problem of the 211? Mine stay clean all the time and is nothing like my 211. I put ceramics on my 211 allthough it helped it still gets pretty...
05-23-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 55,388
Posted By RNBRAD

That's where mine was too but mine was only...

That's where mine was too but mine was only resonation from the midbass driver causing the door panel to vibrate. It's gone, not a single rattle anywhere. The deadest car I've ever ridden in. My 211...
05-23-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 31,797
Posted By RNBRAD

Glad it went well, been wondering how it sounds....

Glad it went well, been wondering how it sounds. :y
05-23-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 936
Posted By RNBRAD

600 posts a mile stone? Been a member for 8...

600 posts a mile stone? Been a member for 8 years, so not many forum miles, kinda like my cars. Hype that pic is in my driveway. I took it but not sure where I posted it at, probably here at one time...
05-23-2014, 01:44 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 55,388
Posted By RNBRAD

The rest of the car doesn't really need...

The rest of the car doesn't really need deadening. Only reason I did the doors is the resonating I was getting from the midbass in the door. These cars are extremely quiet to begin with and when you...
05-23-2014, 01:28 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 31,797
Posted By RNBRAD

The pic doesn't show those wires since I changed...

The pic doesn't show those wires since I changed the wiring but didn't get an updated pic. Your PDF is correct.
05-23-2014, 01:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 936
Posted By RNBRAD

No I didn't buy from him. Mine were factory...

No I didn't buy from him. Mine were factory installed. Occasionally I browse eBay for the w212 and w211 just to see what kind of stuff they have out. Imagine my amazement when I figured out that was...
05-22-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 936
Posted By RNBRAD

I thought dang?

This guy has rims just like mine, but wait a minute that's my car. :eek: I should get commission from his sales don't you think? Least he was nice enough to block my tag out.
...
05-20-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,165
Posted By RNBRAD

Anytime a piston wall gets scored it's generally...

Anytime a piston wall gets scored it's generally one of two things. Either the wrist pin bearings are worn out of spec or it's a heat issue. Heat issue causes the piston to expand beyond the...
05-07-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,332
Posted By RNBRAD

Didn't you have a lowering module?

Didn't you have a lowering module?
05-07-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 9,390
Posted By RNBRAD

I can't say enough about the NA E550. Although...

I can't say enough about the NA E550. Although day to day driving I rarely use the available power except the occasional on ramp. One thing I truely love about this car is it is sooo quiet. I can...
04-13-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,986
Posted By RNBRAD

Good thing MB doesn't make airplanes !!

Good thing MB doesn't make airplanes !!
04-12-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,986
Posted By RNBRAD

While rolling down the highway at 75, I put car...

While rolling down the highway at 75, I put car in neutral, shut engine off as if it was in park and then restarted it. Put it back in gear and kept going. ESC warning gone, all back to normal.
04-12-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,166
Posted By RNBRAD

Thanks, it's 20%. Legal is 35% but they don't...

Thanks, it's 20%. Legal is 35% but they don't hassle us in Oklahoma.
04-11-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,166
Posted By RNBRAD

Hmm maybe it uses a proximety switch like a...

Hmm maybe it uses a proximety switch like a magnetic switch versus the typical pressure switch.
04-11-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,002
Posted By RNBRAD

Put a little belt dressing on it. Just a squeeky...

Put a little belt dressing on it. Just a squeeky belt.
04-11-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 17,725
Posted By RNBRAD

Drivetrain wise prolly won't find a more reliable...

Drivetrain wise prolly won't find a more reliable car than the TL or a Toyota product, but these E's are used for taxi's in other coutries for a reason. One thing the Benz will have over the TL and...
04-11-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 33,939
Posted By RNBRAD

Just remember the biggest single improvement you...

Just remember the biggest single improvement you can do to the system is deactivate the Logic7 processing. It sounds horrid!!!! Add a sub and maybe some tweets and it's night and day. Mid is a little...
04-11-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,986
Posted By RNBRAD

I've had it happen a couple times. It's always...

I've had it happen a couple times. It's always when I'm at highway speeds with the cruise control activated. If I then punch the throttle to the floor it happens. Not everytime but occasionally....
04-05-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,361
Posted By RNBRAD

I did a kelly blue book and it was close to 42k....

I did a kelly blue book and it was close to 42k. So you must be getting yours way below KBB.
04-05-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,438
Posted By RNBRAD

Hit us up with some pics of your new rims when...

Hit us up with some pics of your new rims when you get them on. GLWS!!!
04-05-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 11,079
Posted By RNBRAD

Staggered is really a high performance must for a...

Staggered is really a high performance must for a rwd car. You have to use a wider rear footprint to put the power to the ground but you dont want the width on the front that can cause tracking and...
04-05-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,361
Posted By RNBRAD

Yea mines loaded out cept for parktronic but I...

Yea mines loaded out cept for parktronic but I opted for the rear seat entertainment system and spent 6k on rims and tires. I put a custom stereo system I put a lot of money and time in as well. I...
04-04-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,361
Posted By RNBRAD

What's the going rate for a 2010 E550? Maybe I...

What's the going rate for a 2010 E550? Maybe I need to sell mine. ;) I've invested too much and only 10k miles so not much use for my money unless I keep it but everythings for sale.. Great car, had...
01-03-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 11,993
Posted By RNBRAD

I think LP has one of the nicest if not the...

I think LP has one of the nicest if not the nicest Benz on the board. I don't care if it's a replica in a way. The car world, especially the classic car world is full of replica's, 100% replica with...
01-03-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,059
Posted By RNBRAD

Tweet and mid are paralleled from same wire from...

Tweet and mid are paralleled from same wire from amp, so if it was a problem at the amp, both speakers would have it. I'm betting it's a moisture issue causing this. What I would like to know is if...
01-03-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,771
Posted By RNBRAD

Yes pano looks great. I wouldn't even consider...

Yes pano looks great. I wouldn't even consider white without it.
01-03-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,320
Posted By RNBRAD

It should come out further, I've heard of issues...

It should come out further, I've heard of issues with them sticking and not coming out all the way.
01-03-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,614
Posted By RNBRAD

It's a beauty, love the interior!!!

It's a beauty, love the interior!!!
12-24-2013, 09:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 507
Posted By RNBRAD

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year!!!

Only thing that stinks is our cars are a year older and less valuable, well that is if you sell it. Mine will be 4 y/o soon and just rolled over 10k miles. I need to driver her more. I guess I would...
10-04-2013, 04:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 586
Posted By RNBRAD

Blackmagic, same stuff I use on the tires.

Blackmagic, same stuff I use on the tires.
09-28-2013, 01:35 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 12,435
Posted By RNBRAD

My brother just leased a new 2013 335i. He was...

My brother just leased a new 2013 335i. He was tired of the turbo, injector issues from his 2010. He drove his 2013 for 1 month and has been in the shop for 2 months. 2 months solid, keep saying they...
07-25-2013, 08:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,518
Posted By RNBRAD

Thanks man, yea they are tinted.

Thanks man, yea they are tinted.
07-23-2013, 09:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,518
Posted By RNBRAD

A good excuse to invest in some aftermarket rims....

A good excuse to invest in some aftermarket rims. I have a 3 piece design, outerlip can be easily polished if it is curbed. If it is ruined, gouged beyond repair, it only cost 200 for the outer...
07-11-2013, 10:44 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 33,939
Posted By RNBRAD

https://mbworld.org/forums/e-class-w212/466958-sub...

https://mbworld.org/forums/e-class-w212/466958-subwoofer-amp-install-complete.html

https://mbworld.org/forums/e-class-w212/493003-w212-door-panel-removal-sound-deadened-speakers-replaced.html
07-09-2013, 09:37 PM
Replies: 3,353
Views: 935,622
Posted By RNBRAD

Haha, yea I just detailed it thoroughly, polished...

Haha, yea I just detailed it thoroughly, polished the lips, vacuumed, even polished the black ash lacquer.
07-09-2013, 07:04 PM
Replies: 3,353
Views: 935,622
Posted By RNBRAD

Frank, what did you use to smoke the tails?

Frank, what did you use to smoke the tails?
07-02-2013, 10:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,146
Posted By RNBRAD

Send me some info for the NA 550. Like what's the...

Send me some info for the NA 550. Like what's the gain and does it increase speed limiter? Can I change back and forth as many times as I like? Is there a limit to how many flashed I can do with the...
06-15-2013, 04:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,813
Posted By RNBRAD

I'm not sure what's causing it or if there is any...

I'm not sure what's causing it or if there is any rhyme or reason behind the difference. Is there a correlation to the higher the octane purchased the nicer or upscale the car being fueled is? I say...
06-14-2013, 09:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,813
Posted By RNBRAD

This is rediculous!!!!

Not sure what the deal here is but it may get expensive quick running premium (super) unleaded if this is a trend. This is really common in my area. This will cost 12 dollars more per tank than...
06-11-2013, 11:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,034
Posted By RNBRAD

Can't beat them for sure. Great all around tire!!

Can't beat them for sure. Great all around tire!!
04-26-2013, 07:25 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 39,375
Posted By RNBRAD

I don't know where to begin. It almost makes me...

I don't know where to begin. It almost makes me sick. I can live with the tail shape but the accentauted rear clip meh, not appealing. That front end looks like it come from another car. Kind of...
04-24-2013, 05:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 16,353
Posted By RNBRAD

I'll bet these motors will last longer than the...

I'll bet these motors will last longer than the body and most parts and also longer than most people want to keep a car. Every Benz motor that is cared for I would expect 200k without issues and...
04-15-2013, 07:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,647
Posted By RNBRAD

I was in the same boat with the 360 concave 10's....

I was in the same boat with the 360 concave 10's. I took the leap though. Very high quality product for sure.
04-03-2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 55,388
Posted By RNBRAD

Not sure I understand what you mean by the...

Not sure I understand what you mean by the decrease in tweeter power unless your thinking of series wired with mid? Anyway I wasn't really concerned about the factory drivers impedance, tweets 3.5...
04-02-2013, 04:41 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 55,388
Posted By RNBRAD

Well I took it out for a drive the other day...

Well I took it out for a drive the other day specifically focused on interior noise. The interior is particularly quiet anyway. I had the radio off and tried to focus on sound coming from my doors. I...
03-31-2013, 03:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,879
Posted By RNBRAD

Your opinion is flawed since it is based on a...

Your opinion is flawed since it is based on a Airmatic system that requires an air pump to control the change of the amount of air in the air springs and its not fast enough. I don't think you even...
03-31-2013, 02:36 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 55,388
Posted By RNBRAD

Let me get back to you on that to give you a more...

Let me get back to you on that to give you a more accurate evaluation. I've only drove my car one time since all this was done. I did however notice is was quiter while driving but I didn't really...
03-30-2013, 11:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,879
Posted By RNBRAD

So you refute Mercedes claim because you don't...

So you refute Mercedes claim because you don't think an air compressor is fast enough? Could it do it fast enough if the Airmatic system had perhaps an air storage tank? Lol. Watch this video and see...
03-30-2013, 07:27 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 55,388
Posted By RNBRAD

To seperate the door card from the door your...

To seperate the door card from the door your going to have to drill out all the rivets. Shouldn't be too terribly hard but your going to have to replace the rivets with some kind of screw. Also if...
03-30-2013, 07:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,879
Posted By RNBRAD

If it was that important, should of opted for the...

If it was that important, should of opted for the Airmatic. It's sport mode is incredible in control and handling. It actually adjusts the suspension to maintain stability and prevent body roll while...
03-26-2013, 11:05 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 55,388
Posted By RNBRAD

Small update. When putting the door panel back...

Small update. When putting the door panel back on, you will need to remove the rubber seal that is between the door panel and side window. When you remove the door panel it unfortunately stays...
03-26-2013, 03:12 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 55,388
Posted By RNBRAD

Your welcome fellas, thanks for the comments!!...

Your welcome fellas, thanks for the comments!! Just want to help fellow enthusiasts looking to do the same or similar and hopefully make their experience easier.
03-24-2013, 07:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,459
Posted By RNBRAD

Looks good!! I do like the tails as well. I had a...

Looks good!! I do like the tails as well. I had a place do my show truck like that but unable to find a place to do my W212 tails.
03-23-2013, 02:49 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 55,388
Posted By RNBRAD

W212 Door Panel Removal/Sound Deadened/Speakers Replaced

You guys know me, can never leave well enough alone, always doing something. Anyway been working on another project, thought I would share. Someone gave some instructions on door panel removal from...
03-10-2013, 09:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,922
Posted By RNBRAD

Hmm, never heard of such.

Hmm, never heard of such.
03-10-2013, 09:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,140
Posted By RNBRAD

Company's like Kleeman, Brabus, Carlsson make...

Company's like Kleeman, Brabus, Carlsson make lowering modules for the Airmatic. Just find one with the features you like and go with it.
03-02-2013, 12:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,136
Posted By RNBRAD

Exactly, or it could be something even worse like...

Exactly, or it could be something even worse like running into my Benz. :rolf:
03-01-2013, 05:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,136
Posted By RNBRAD

Funny stuff guy's. good one KA, I'm reall tempted...

Funny stuff guy's. good one KA, I'm reall tempted to put a little girl in my sig, but that may seem awkward as well. I had a good laugh though, lol.

I was thinking of the liability of something...
02-28-2013, 11:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,136
Posted By RNBRAD

Coming to a parking garage near you!!!

Valet parking built in.

http://biertijd.com/mediaplayer/?itemid=39089
02-21-2013, 08:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 901
Posted By RNBRAD

That silver 211 is just breath taking. I'd do...

That silver 211 is just breath taking. I'd do that to mine but then I'd be afraid to drive it anywhere.
02-20-2013, 10:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,336
Posted By RNBRAD

:rolf::rolf:

:rolf::rolf:
02-20-2013, 09:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,336
Posted By RNBRAD

Here's what I played. Had a few others as well. I...

Here's what I played. Had a few others as well. I can't believe I had fun playing with red dots on a screen. lol

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41S43M5FHYL._SY445_.jpg
02-19-2013, 07:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,336
Posted By RNBRAD

I have it for mine and it's great. I paid like...

I have it for mine and it's great. I paid like 1800 though. Comes with 2 remotes and 2 wireless headsets and central dvd player, can play 2 different movies at once. iPad's are nice, but for long...
02-17-2013, 09:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,638
Posted By RNBRAD

I guess it depends on the shopper cause when I...

I guess it depends on the shopper cause when I was looking at my E550, I was comparing it to the LS 460, 5 series and the A7. The GS and the A6 may be a competing option for some looking at the E,...
02-17-2013, 05:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,638
Posted By RNBRAD

Yea I would assume the Audi A6, Acura TL, Benz C...

Yea I would assume the Audi A6, Acura TL, Benz C class, Lexus GS, BMW 3, infinity G sedan all in that luxury sport sedan market. Compact to midsize arena. At least when I look at comparable cars from...
02-17-2013, 02:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,638
Posted By RNBRAD

I don't ever have plans on getting rid of my 550,...

I don't ever have plans on getting rid of my 550, so don't care if it fetches a premium used price or not. It will be like my 211, which I still have and love and in many areas I like it over the...
02-17-2013, 12:23 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 14,743
Posted By RNBRAD

They use different tuning parameters based on the...

They use different tuning parameters based on the targeted S buying audience preferences and many other variables. My understanding is these system have pro audio control but it's not at the drivers...
02-17-2013, 12:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,638
Posted By RNBRAD

I really think the global economy is guiding the...

I really think the global economy is guiding the changes. With the limited 550 sales I can understand, problem is they need to the offer the other 550 premium items in the new model. What will MB do...
02-16-2013, 10:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,638
Posted By RNBRAD

That means the E550 will be even more exclusive...

That means the E550 will be even more exclusive and will probably see a nice premium in resale value. Good thing for current owners but bad for those looking to purchase one.
02-16-2013, 12:49 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 14,743
Posted By RNBRAD

I was just wondering. Was reading about how...

I was just wondering. Was reading about how Harmon through Mercedes design uses the plastic weave panel to capture and cancel sound reflections off the glass in the W212. I always wondered why it...
02-15-2013, 10:47 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 14,743
Posted By RNBRAD

Hey KA, just curious as I think Harmon works with...

Hey KA, just curious as I think Harmon works with BMW much like MB. Does your dash have that weird looking mesh plastic like your W212 did?
02-15-2013, 07:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,155
Posted By RNBRAD

Yea those are nice!!! I like the multi spokes,...

Yea those are nice!!! I like the multi spokes, not that I'm biased or anything, just sayin. :D
02-15-2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 14,743
Posted By RNBRAD

I have something similiar to that. They are...

I have something similiar to that. They are absolutely awesome for spot free rinse. I use mine to wash and rinse my truck engine (all chrome). The spray pressure isn't very good, but for rinsing,...
02-14-2013, 11:44 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 14,743
Posted By RNBRAD

Thanks. Just the self serve bay at your local car...

Thanks. Just the self serve bay at your local car wash or pull into a Water Wizard 2.0. In other words, touch less car washes. Use spot free rinse, then you can use the blo dryers to dry your car,...
02-14-2013, 06:56 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 22,593
Posted By RNBRAD

(Ricer: from the latin word Ricarius meaning to...

(Ricer: from the latin word Ricarius meaning to suck at everything you attempt)

A person who makes unecessary modifications to their most often import car (hence the term "rice") to make it...
02-14-2013, 04:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,188
Posted By RNBRAD

Hype, I bet it would be interesting to be a fly...

Hype, I bet it would be interesting to be a fly on the wall at any of your neighbors house. :rolf: Looks nice, I liked the orange tho too. Was cool while it lasted!! :y
02-14-2013, 04:18 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 22,593
Posted By RNBRAD

Well then buy a 550. Then you can put your wife...

Well then buy a 550. Then you can put your wife and 3 kids in there, trunk full of groceries, and smoke the next ricer on your way home and tell the kids to wave bye bye to him!! :zoom:

Funny was...
02-14-2013, 02:31 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 22,593
Posted By RNBRAD

Honestly, not too many ricers I even have to...

Honestly, not too many ricers I even have to worry about, don't even have to mash it that hard. When I raced my brothers 335i, I just dropped it down with the paddles. Off the line I didn't stomp it...
02-14-2013, 12:40 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 14,743
Posted By RNBRAD

Hand washing is unavoidable in instances where...

Hand washing is unavoidable in instances where the car is so dirty that you have to literally rub the dirt off breaking its surface tension hold on your paint. I have never hand washed my benz or...
02-13-2013, 10:56 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 14,743
Posted By RNBRAD

Wow, I've never butchered a words spelling that...

Wow, I've never butchered a words spelling that bad, I wasn't even close. I blame the Shamwow commercial. :rolf:
02-13-2013, 08:52 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 14,743
Posted By RNBRAD

You know I have used Cali dusters for years, just...

You know I have used Cali dusters for years, just did my 550 front to back the other day. My cars, especially my truck sits for long periods of time and just gets dusty in the garage. I hate pulling...
02-13-2013, 08:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,708
Posted By RNBRAD

Man that purely sucks. I was headed to Phoenix in...

Man that purely sucks. I was headed to Phoenix in my brand new Honda Civic, when I smacked a tumble weed at 80mph with my front clip. Oh man put a nice swath of 1000 scatches in a basketball sized...
02-13-2013, 08:11 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 14,743
Posted By RNBRAD

The only reason I let them do it is because it...

The only reason I let them do it is because it was free. They gave my 1st three changes free. Well somethng happened and they didnt count the first two, one was at 1000 miles, second at 3k. I took my...
02-13-2013, 07:26 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 14,743
Posted By RNBRAD

Nice car KA. Better get ready for some buffing...

Nice car KA. Better get ready for some buffing experience, it will help you sleep better at night. It's hard to see a hairline scratch or smudge then try to sleep. Even the dealer hazed my paint with...
02-08-2013, 07:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,803
Posted By RNBRAD

Supply and demand I guess.

Supply and demand I guess.
02-08-2013, 03:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,803
Posted By RNBRAD

Interesting but true. When I purchased my E550...

Interesting but true. When I purchased my E550 there was only 2 in my entire state and i was actually the 1st to purchase one of the new w212 550 models. They are very rare as compared to the BMW....
02-06-2013, 11:35 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,651
Posted By RNBRAD

There may be some options but not sure. The MOST...

There may be some options but not sure. The MOST system is not a Benz proprietary design and pretty sure I've seen a company that makes a Toslink adapter for it. Im sure it can be done, just need an...
02-06-2013, 01:08 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,651
Posted By RNBRAD

FWIW the tweeters are pointed directly at your...

FWIW the tweeters are pointed directly at your chest, so not much off axis. The only way to improve on this system, is to go all out. That means scrap the amp and all it's internal processing. Tap...
02-06-2013, 12:35 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,651
Posted By RNBRAD

Well like I say, not really sure what matrix they...

Well like I say, not really sure what matrix they are using but doesn't matter. They just call it a "metal matrix"
with pure aluminum being used....
02-06-2013, 12:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 773
Posted By RNBRAD

Looks stellar!! I could be anywhere in the world...

Looks stellar!! I could be anywhere in the world and see that car and go "hey, they're goes Hype" and no doubt I'd be correct!! :D
02-04-2013, 02:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,082
Posted By RNBRAD

I've experienced the same thing. When I stomp on...

I've experienced the same thing. When I stomp on it, only when the cruise control is engaged though, it does exactly that and gives a dash warning. Keying off and on the car resets it but no...
02-04-2013, 12:38 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,651
Posted By RNBRAD

I guess everyone has their idea of what's ideal....

I guess everyone has their idea of what's ideal. Most competitors are leaving kicks as they cause a rainbow effect in the stage height and are using a-pillar and dash designs., see link below. Like I...
02-03-2013, 12:27 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,651
Posted By RNBRAD

No no offense, you just never stated as to what...

No no offense, you just never stated as to what you based your belief on. I thought it was based on the cap being on the tweet but was unsure. All I was getting was a statement with nothing...
02-03-2013, 12:00 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,651
Posted By RNBRAD

I pulled the trunk cover to expose the amp. All I...

I pulled the trunk cover to expose the amp. All I was able to verify is the actual color of wires for the tweeters run to the amp only thing I don't know is how the plug on top of the amp comes out....
02-02-2013, 11:14 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,651
Posted By RNBRAD

What makes you think it doesn't? Verified...

What makes you think it doesn't? Verified visually by chance? It would be good to have definitive proof. I was assuming based on the frequencies played through my 6.5. A mid will generally come in...
02-02-2013, 09:03 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,651
Posted By RNBRAD

I'm talking the factory tweets. I've never pulled...

I'm talking the factory tweets. I've never pulled out a set that didn't have a cap built into it and most system use the cap as the "only" crossover for the tweeter. Of course aftermarket you have to...
02-02-2013, 11:52 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,651
Posted By RNBRAD

Good stuff!!! Most any and all tweeters will have...

Good stuff!!! Most any and all tweeters will have an inline capacitor acting as a filter (1st order) 6db per octave. The cap rating is based on frequency start of attenuation and also speaker ohm...
01-13-2013, 07:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,316
Posted By RNBRAD

Oh yea I think those will look really sweet!!

Oh yea I think those will look really sweet!!
12-29-2012, 09:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,260
Posted By RNBRAD

Thanks guys!! Yea those rims are off my 212. I...

Thanks guys!! Yea those rims are off my 212. I really liked the looks of them and they bolted right up on the w211, so I thought what the heck.
12-28-2012, 07:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,260
Posted By RNBRAD

No problem. W211 is absolutely mint. 40k actual...

No problem. W211 is absolutely mint. 40k actual miles. I know I need to drive it more. My 89 truck has 60k actual miles.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v329/RNBRAD/W211_zps4a721593.jpg
...
12-28-2012, 02:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,260
Posted By RNBRAD

Sorry, missed this post. As long as this car...

Sorry, missed this post. As long as this car doesn't give me any major problems I expect to keep this car between 10 to 20 yrs or more. I'm not like most and those that know me know I never trade...
12-25-2012, 10:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,000
Posted By RNBRAD

Only car I've ever raced was a 2009 335i. I...

Only car I've ever raced was a 2009 335i. I pulled it at any speed.
12-23-2012, 03:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,099
Posted By RNBRAD

Guys I copy to CD then to the HDD of the car. Not...

Guys I copy to CD then to the HDD of the car. Not sure about DVD's but sure it is just because the car is incapable of reading it for transfer, techology related. Love if it could burn my DVD-Audio...
12-23-2012, 03:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,178
Posted By RNBRAD

It's a 99 model W210. Hard to tell without seeing...

It's a 99 model W210. Hard to tell without seeing the oval headlamps.
12-22-2012, 01:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,178
Posted By RNBRAD

Here's a picture of my buddies set-up. He had the...

Here's a picture of my buddies set-up. He had the W210 E320 and pulled 2 motorcycles, those 2 in front of it, all over the U.S. with this thing. Motorcycles weighed around 1200lb combined and trailer...
12-22-2012, 12:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,251
Posted By RNBRAD

I have to agree. I work in the medical field and...

I have to agree. I work in the medical field and sometimes scratch my head as to why we do some of the things we do, but somehow somewhere somone was killed because of it. I remember many years ago...
12-11-2012, 03:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 720
Posted By RNBRAD

I think MB does their homework or HK is doing it...

I think MB does their homework or HK is doing it not sure. But this "idea" has been used for many years among the aftermarket guru's. I still can't believe the sound quality that can be had from the...
12-11-2012, 01:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 720
Posted By RNBRAD

Mercedes-Benz introduces Midbasses in foot wells

Sounds pretty interesting!!

...
12-01-2012, 02:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,552
Posted By RNBRAD

Too funny, I've thought this forever. Car leaks...

Too funny, I've thought this forever. Car leaks like crazy. I always have to pull out the mist detailer spray and wipe the streaks out when I get home from the car wash. Rediculous, especially with...
11-23-2012, 02:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,753
Posted By RNBRAD

Is it outside, inside? Texture difference?

Is it outside, inside? Texture difference?
11-23-2012, 02:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,747
Posted By RNBRAD

That is correct, it adds another level of...

That is correct, it adds another level of difficulty and the metalic does have to lay just right or it will refelct light in a different way making it look darker or lighter than the factory color....
11-20-2012, 07:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,446
Posted By RNBRAD

What happen to Mercedes as being the class leader...

What happen to Mercedes as being the class leader in design and engineering? This light ring led thing has been beat to death and everyone is doing it and mercedes is just now implementing it? Do...
11-14-2012, 06:52 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 21,875
Posted By RNBRAD

That's some hard work, guarantee'd!!

That's some hard work, guarantee'd!!
11-04-2012, 08:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,260
Posted By RNBRAD

These tweeters have really good off axis...

These tweeters have really good off axis response. You will notice I did maintain some of the angle which puts the tweets aiming right about the inside shoulder of the person on the opposite side....
11-03-2012, 07:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,260
Posted By RNBRAD

Thanks!! Here's one with the pinch bracket...

Thanks!! Here's one with the pinch bracket holding tweet.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v329/RNBRAD/photo4.jpg
11-03-2012, 04:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,260
Posted By RNBRAD

Replaced Tweets In A Pillars

For those that halfway care what their stereo's sound like, I really believe this worth every penny. You will not regret this little minor modification in the slightest. Now granted the rest of the...
11-03-2012, 01:29 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 21,875
Posted By RNBRAD

What in the flip have you done? You've lost your...

What in the flip have you done? You've lost your freakin mind!!! I'm really J/K. I freakin love it!! How are the seems in the door jams, hood and trunk though? did they do ok in that area? 2 things...
11-02-2012, 08:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,589
Posted By RNBRAD

Nice work on the motor!! Do you do you own port...

Nice work on the motor!! Do you do you own port and polish?
10-31-2012, 11:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,752
Posted By RNBRAD

Beautiful car, just needs a sub!!!:y

Beautiful car, just needs a sub!!!:y
10-31-2012, 11:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 797
Posted By RNBRAD

What about for the 5.5?

What about for the 5.5?
10-21-2012, 03:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,819
Posted By RNBRAD

I guess I didn't realize it had a dipstick. I...

I guess I didn't realize it had a dipstick. I don't think the 211 has one as I could never find it and always checked the oil on dash display.
10-21-2012, 03:37 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 44,248
Posted By RNBRAD

Hmm, wonder why they changed that? So they went...

Hmm, wonder why they changed that? So they went to a single battery then? That battery in the trunk is a beast, just like the one in the 211. Perfect for a big amp anyway.
10-19-2012, 10:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,378
Posted By RNBRAD

Welcome aboard!!! Car looks great and keep us...

Welcome aboard!!! Car looks great and keep us posted on the updates with pics when you can. Rims is def a hard decision cause they are as my wife said, "like shoes to a dress". In other words very...
10-19-2012, 09:59 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,116
Posted By RNBRAD

Oh man that's a nice ride and I bet a blast to...

Oh man that's a nice ride and I bet a blast to drive. Your going to have a hard time choosing which car to drive from day to day. Man it must be a tough life with those hard decisions. lol. :y
10-19-2012, 12:42 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 31,797
Posted By RNBRAD

I do have an update for anyone interested in...

I do have an update for anyone interested in doing the same thing. Instead of grabbing the signal after the amp there is some low level 6v signals going into the amp. They are the very small brown...
10-19-2012, 12:39 AM
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Views: 44,248
Posted By RNBRAD

Thanks for the replies. I do have an update for...

Thanks for the replies. I do have an update for anyone interested in doing the same thing. Instead of grabbing the signal after the amp there is some low level 6v signals going into the amp. They are...
10-16-2012, 10:27 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 44,248
Posted By RNBRAD

Tj check my amp install link. ...

Tj check my amp install link.
https://mbworld.org/forums/e-class-w212/464955-w212-amp-install-sub-come.html

Internal box volume is exactly 1.05 ft/3. Sounds killer and long live the Banshee!! :)
10-14-2012, 03:36 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 44,248
Posted By RNBRAD

I do have a lot of craftsman tools for sure, I...

I do have a lot of craftsman tools for sure, I love their stuff. :y I spent about 20 to 25 hours over a few week process to complete it. I struggled with how elaborate I wanted to go but the more...
10-14-2012, 12:31 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 44,248
Posted By RNBRAD

Subwoofer/Amp install complete!!!

Finally got it done and it sounds absolutely phenominal!!! I used the existing front tie down loop bolts to secure the box in place. Trunk interior integrity was maintained. This can be removed in...
09-27-2012, 06:52 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 31,797
Posted By RNBRAD

I ran kicker comp 12's back in the day then...

I ran kicker comp 12's back in the day then switched to the XPL's to which I still have. Totally marketed wrong as the XPL were the best SQ sub kicker ever made, yep even better than the solo rounds....
09-27-2012, 05:18 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 31,797
Posted By RNBRAD

I've been a devoted kicker sub user for 23yrs,...

I've been a devoted kicker sub user for 23yrs, was a member of the KCG (kicker competition group) in the 90's cause of the success I had on the competition circuit using their subs. Just really a...
09-27-2012, 03:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,764
Posted By RNBRAD

Did that impact not warrant airbag deployment?...

Did that impact not warrant airbag deployment? Maybe not enough intrusion to set off the triggers on the front end.
09-27-2012, 03:01 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 31,797
Posted By RNBRAD

I'll just build it myself. I already bought...

I'll just build it myself. I already bought carpet that's an almost exact match to the trunk and I may use a little vinyl and personalize it. Your box numbers are dead on. I like to build my own and...
09-27-2012, 09:40 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 31,797
Posted By RNBRAD

Yea Rob using the battery is definitely the way...

Yea Rob using the battery is definitely the way to go since it is right there. The IDQ will go in a perfect 1 cubic foot enclosure which is considered the best size box for that sub for overall...
09-26-2012, 11:34 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 31,797
Posted By RNBRAD

W212 amp install, sub to come.

Well the time has come to add some low bass. I haven't purchased audio gear in quite some time so I was carefull with my selection as much has changed and old school high end equipments is mediocre...
09-15-2012, 05:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 18,716
Posted By RNBRAD

For "switched power" is that switched with the...

For "switched power" is that switched with the car or the stereo? I'm assuming car as an auxillary with stereo would be unlikely but sure would ike one. Also I think with the Kicker amps, they have...
09-13-2012, 11:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,769
Posted By RNBRAD

Anytime a dealer delivers a car to you out of...

Anytime a dealer delivers a car to you out of state, they need to make sure every detail is accurate. If it is not, it is now a good time for them to learn the hard way. I'd make them pick the car...
09-13-2012, 11:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 21,292
Posted By RNBRAD

Painting is the way to go if you know a painter...

Painting is the way to go if you know a painter than does them. I had my show truck done in 1993 and they still look superb today.
09-01-2012, 10:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,171
Posted By RNBRAD

Yep happened to me on my second day. My dad test...

Yep happened to me on my second day. My dad test drove my car not being use to it and snagged a tall curve. He pulled over it before I could stop him. Nice grinding crunch sound, I was literally sick...
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