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Forum: W211 AMG
01-11-2019, 05:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,873
Posted By Mikeki7

As far as I know its an on going issue. Renntech...

As far as I know its an on going issue. Renntech offers a tcu tune but there is really not enough proven info about it and then GAD motors which can do some crazy things but are super expensive and...
01-11-2019, 05:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 238
Posted By Mikeki7

They could be oem retrofits from a newer SL or an...

They could be oem retrofits from a newer SL or an aftermarket facelift that a Taiwanese company makes and sells on ebay. Either way looks good!
Forum: W211 AMG
01-10-2019, 09:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,873
Posted By Mikeki7

An aggressively tuned biturbo with downpipes will...

An aggressively tuned biturbo with downpipes will beat you every time on a highway pull. Drag strip is potentially other way around due to biturbos mct transmission killing your launch and what tires...
Forum: W212 AMG
12-27-2018, 07:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 257
Posted By Mikeki7

I believe that is stuff you can enable with a...

I believe that is stuff you can enable with a star diag outside of ecu so not sure renntech can enable those things. But ecu specific things that renntech may be able to do is cold start disable, rev...
Forum: W218
12-27-2018, 07:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,590
Posted By Mikeki7

A star diagnostic would be better suited to find...

A star diagnostic would be better suited to find the exact cause but usually a a bad sensor will throw a specific code, unless you have the oil in wiring harness issue then that can create random...
Forum: W212 AMG
11-09-2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 955
Posted By Mikeki7

You have to use a star diag to perform the...

You have to use a star diag to perform the procedure, it guides you through the process. After adaptation the transmission shifted a lot more smoothly, there is still jerkiness when cold but that is...
Forum: W212 AMG
11-08-2018, 10:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 955
Posted By Mikeki7

I have a w218 but from the top of my head, all...

I have a w218 but from the top of my head, all the camshaft position sensors needed to be replaced because they leaked oil into the wiring harness. Left the harness for some time but got tired of...
Forum: W212 AMG
11-08-2018, 09:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 955
Posted By Mikeki7

Hmmm no leaking coolant yet @ 103k miles, cant...

Hmmm no leaking coolant yet @ 103k miles, cant wait to do this soon lol!!! Might as well replace/rebuild the turbos whenever the issue occurs. Thanks for the info! Next to the m113k I am pretty...
Forum: W212 AMG
09-20-2018, 09:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,933
Posted By Mikeki7

Woww I am surprised I am hearing about this in...

Woww I am surprised I am hearing about this in this thread! Just checked the HPtuners website to confirm and they do indeed support obd2 tuning after a one time pcm modification on biturbo cars....
Forum: W212 AMG
07-27-2018, 12:24 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,278
Posted By Mikeki7

That picture is a computer rendering and from...

That picture is a computer rendering and from 2012. Looking at the latest car that still has the m278 engine (2018 cls550) and it has the same crappy intake tubes.
Forum: W218
07-27-2018, 12:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 402
Posted By Mikeki7

Nahhhh, its just not an amg, very respectable...

Nahhhh, its just not an amg, very respectable look if it did not have amg emblems but to each his own. Great wheels though.
07-24-2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,776
Posted By Mikeki7

Yes it was a pain and probably imposible to...

Yes it was a pain and probably imposible to install unless you remove the bumper. Required a lot of trimming and bending but still worth it over the price of the real thing.
07-24-2018, 05:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,611
Posted By Mikeki7

The facelift tailights 2015+ that have a darker...

The facelift tailights 2015+ that have a darker tint are full led. Taillights prior have a regular reverse light otherwise everything else led. Also euro lights have amber turn signals and usa is...
Forum: W212 AMG
07-08-2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 532
Posted By Mikeki7

If you pop the tweeters out and take a look at...

If you pop the tweeters out and take a look at the wiring, you will probably find dedicated wires for the led light. Looking at some ebay pictures it looks like there is a 3 pin connector going to a...
Forum: W212 AMG
05-27-2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 13,271
Posted By Mikeki7

I have had the 10 dollar overlay for over a year...

I have had the 10 dollar overlay for over a year now and it is exactly as I bought it. Sunlight doesn't reach it and its covered in clear coat, nothing is going to happen to it ever. Unless you buy...
05-24-2018, 10:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 253
Posted By Mikeki7

Dash speakers on a cls?????? There is only one...

Dash speakers on a cls?????? There is only one center speaker on the middle top of the dash and the grille is removable, though I don't think that speaker is used for music. Only voice commands and...
Forum: W212 AMG
05-22-2018, 05:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,534
Posted By Mikeki7

Mounting locations on my CLS with an escort...

Mounting locations on my CLS with an escort 9500ci mounted right behind the benz star. I did not add any leds in the interior, I only go off the added speaker behind the dash under the steering wheel...
Forum: W212 AMG
05-22-2018, 05:10 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 20,409
Posted By Mikeki7

The puller part number is in the instructions you...

The puller part number is in the instructions you attached. Looks like its around 50 bux, may have to try it next time I do spark plugs. Also the new part number ignition coils are much more sturdy...
05-22-2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 26,556
Posted By Mikeki7

They don't have the new one listed. You have to...

They don't have the new one listed. You have to email them and ask for the new unit and for what car to receive a quote.
05-17-2018, 08:52 PM
Replies: 1,146
Views: 134,485
Posted By Mikeki7

Video is up for the new unit. Not sure if its...

Video is up for the new unit. Not sure if its worth upgrading yet. Curious to know if you have to change out the existing wiring harness if you are upgrading from the old unit.
...
Forum: W212 AMG
05-14-2018, 06:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 401
Posted By Mikeki7

Carbon buildup is definitely a thing on the M157...

Carbon buildup is definitely a thing on the M157 especially on the intake valves. Because of direct injection no fuel additives touch those valves but oil still gets in there and you get carbon...
04-23-2018, 08:14 PM
Replies: 1,146
Views: 134,485
Posted By Mikeki7

I used this cable:...

I used this cable: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XKRZKC3/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

It was longer than I needed but no big deal, have the extra length in the center storage...
04-23-2018, 05:37 PM
Replies: 1,146
Views: 134,485
Posted By Mikeki7

My issue was not the mmi to aux cable but the red...

My issue was not the mmi to aux cable but the red and white rca to aux cable behind the unit.
04-23-2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 1,146
Views: 134,485
Posted By Mikeki7

I had the same problem and it was the rca to aux...

I had the same problem and it was the rca to aux cable, worked at first but once installed only sound from one channel. Bought a higher quality cable on amazon and everything worked great after that....
Forum: W212 AMG
04-15-2018, 01:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 803
Posted By Mikeki7

It is difficult to find a good quality setup, for...

It is difficult to find a good quality setup, for the most part they are mediocre to low quality, and the question is always how long will they work. The hardware you want is a star c4, software if...
Forum: W212 AMG
04-12-2018, 10:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 803
Posted By Mikeki7

The AC controls are fully modifiable with star...

The AC controls are fully modifiable with star diag using xentry. You can do lots of things such as switch from 5 fan speed settings to 7 and even have the ac automatically turn on defogging if...
Forum: W218
04-12-2018, 10:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 828
Posted By Mikeki7

When was the last time spark plugs were replaced?...

When was the last time spark plugs were replaced? was the gap set correctly? whats the mileage of the car? or just maybe try a different dyno. It may or may not be a tune, maybe eurocharged can help...
Forum: W218
04-12-2018, 10:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 365
Posted By Mikeki7

Its the same youtube channel from the above...

Its the same youtube channel from the above videos,

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaX_vks1snsm8avb1G-W-SQ/videos?shelf_id=0&view=0&sort=dd...
Forum: W212 AMG
04-07-2018, 01:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 416
Posted By Mikeki7

Would of been nice to make the steering tighter...

Would of been nice to make the steering tighter without turning the suspension into a rock.
Forum: W212 AMG
04-06-2018, 06:31 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 14,165
Posted By Mikeki7

I used star diagnostics and a developer software...

I used star diagnostics and a developer software called vediamo to enable the option in the car, its not exactly user friendly and requires some learning. Everything else is plug and play if you have...
04-06-2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 987
Posted By Mikeki7

Xentry official installation has all the files...

Xentry official installation has all the files you need. Mainly .cff files.
Forum: W218
04-06-2018, 01:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 365
Posted By Mikeki7

I was thinking about getting the dynamic turn...

I was thinking about getting the dynamic turn signals done if I ever facelift to the 2015 euro taillights but I can only imagine the expense and having to ship the lights to europe and back. Also...
Forum: W212 AMG
04-06-2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 14,165
Posted By Mikeki7

I retrofitted folding mirrors in my cls63 and it...

I retrofitted folding mirrors in my cls63 and it was a fun experience. The hardest part is finding some used folding mirrors that also have blind spot etc to match the options your car already has....
Forum: W218
04-06-2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 365
Posted By Mikeki7

If you are referring to something like this then...

If you are referring to something like this then you have to physically open up the lights and modify them. It is kind of in the style of the amg gt euro tail lights, though startup sequences would...
04-06-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 987
Posted By Mikeki7

Someone can probably do it remotely if you had a...

Someone can probably do it remotely if you had a star diagnostic hooked up to the car and vediamo set up to flash software. This method lets you update almost all the modules in your car to a newer...
04-04-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,776
Posted By Mikeki7

No welding needed on the actual tips, just a...

No welding needed on the actual tips, just a plate between the 2 exhaust pipes to hold the tips in place. They slide into 2.5" piping and are very snug. I could have had the tips installed higher but...
04-04-2018, 02:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,776
Posted By Mikeki7

I purchased the brabus tips in the first post on...

I purchased the brabus tips in the first post on aliexpress and they were cast aluminum even though the description said stainless steel. With that I did not complain as the price compared to the...
03-31-2018, 10:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,280
Posted By Mikeki7

distronic has been an option since 1999 and will...

distronic has been an option since 1999 and will automatically keep a distance from the car in front and is available on 2012+ cls.
03-31-2018, 10:05 PM
Replies: 1,146
Views: 134,485
Posted By Mikeki7

You will just have to manually switch to aux....

You will just have to manually switch to aux. Half of the time my android unit wont properly switch to aux and it will end up in bluetooth or some other menu in the stock comand. Very clever though...
03-24-2018, 11:12 PM
Replies: 1,146
Views: 134,485
Posted By Mikeki7

Glad you got the aux issue figured out. For the...

Glad you got the aux issue figured out. For the usb cable I routed it down through the passenger side trim between the leather/plastic trim and the carpet right before the transition to the center...
03-19-2018, 03:02 AM
Replies: 1,146
Views: 134,485
Posted By Mikeki7

audio will work from the stock head unit, but not...

audio will work from the stock head unit, but not audio from the android unit unless you bluetooth stream so you still need the aux cable.
03-19-2018, 12:01 AM
Replies: 1,146
Views: 134,485
Posted By Mikeki7

That is unfortunate, you will have to buy one...

That is unfortunate, you will have to buy one then and connect it to the female aux on that mmi cable on the left of that picture.
03-18-2018, 10:58 PM
Replies: 1,146
Views: 134,485
Posted By Mikeki7

The aux cable should look like this ...

The aux cable should look like this

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/31LpCIxtaeL._SX300_.jpg

red and white plug into female red and white, and the aux plug plugs into the cars...
03-18-2018, 10:40 PM
Replies: 1,146
Views: 134,485
Posted By Mikeki7

There should be a female aux plug in on the...

There should be a female aux plug in on the harness, the unit gets audio through the aux so you have to wire it in a way that will connect to the cars factory aux. That aux is not for your phone.
03-18-2018, 10:24 PM
Replies: 1,146
Views: 134,485
Posted By Mikeki7

The fiber optics cable goes to the new harness...

The fiber optics cable goes to the new harness and into the head unit. The aux cable connects to the red and white rca plugs then you route it somewhere in the car.
03-14-2018, 12:27 AM
Replies: 1,146
Views: 134,485
Posted By Mikeki7

I used mtk droid tool, since the device uses a...

I used mtk droid tool, since the device uses a mediatek processor. Mine was pre rooted but I guess not all are. You need a computer and usb cable to hook up to the device.
Forum: W218
03-04-2018, 01:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,327
Posted By Mikeki7

Carbon buildup on intake valves, dirty intake...

Carbon buildup on intake valves, dirty intake filters, high intake air temp due to bad intercooler pump/s and boost leak / not reaching peak boost.
03-03-2018, 11:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 656
Posted By Mikeki7

m278 is an awesome engine, extremely similar to...

m278 is an awesome engine, extremely similar to m157 in terms of design and they share alot of parts. It also sounds great with a resonator delete and you will be getting 25-27 mpg on the highway!!...
Forum: W212 AMG
03-03-2018, 09:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,169
Posted By Mikeki7

Alternative to walnut blasting,...

Alternative to walnut blasting, https://www.bgprod.com/services/gasoline-fuel-services/gdi-fuelair-induction/
I have no experience with this product but from what I can see, either you spray valve...
Forum: W218
03-03-2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,327
Posted By Mikeki7

Check this thread for some recommendations:...

Check this thread for some recommendations: https://mbworld.org/forums/w212-amg/670568-looking-perfect-fit-heat-range-8-spark-plug-look-inside.html

Personally I would go for the latest p/n...
Forum: W218
03-02-2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,327
Posted By Mikeki7

I would probably start with spark plugs and make...

I would probably start with spark plugs and make sure to use dyno mode. Even with bad plugs and tune that torque figure is not right, maybe tires slipping on dyno or something is wrong with it. Not...
02-24-2018, 10:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 357
Posted By Mikeki7

Wow I personally would not trust a hyundai...

Wow I personally would not trust a hyundai dealership with my mercedes. If I bought a benz from a non benz dealership I would get a 3rd party warranty and exclusively use a benz dealer or a really...
02-24-2018, 08:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 357
Posted By Mikeki7

Damn that is pretty ****ty. Lane assist can...

Damn that is pretty ****ty. Lane assist can malfunction sometimes if there is dirt on the windshield where the camera is located. As for their diagnostic software it is usually very specific to what...
02-24-2018, 07:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 357
Posted By Mikeki7

Because upgrading is much more expensive and more...

Because upgrading is much more expensive and more labor intensive plus if this is the dealer they probably won't do it since the upgrade is not an official procedure but something a 3rd party would...
02-24-2018, 06:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 357
Posted By Mikeki7

The comand module would be the head unit, what...

The comand module would be the head unit, what are the symptoms? sometimes its just the screen that goes bad. Probably not worth upgrading from 4.5 to 4.7 because there is not a huge difference and...
02-24-2018, 06:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 357
Posted By Mikeki7

If it has an sd card slot then its ntg4.5, if...

If it has an sd card slot then its ntg4.5, if there is a fat CF card slot then ntg4. 02-2012 build date is 99 percent ntg4.5.
02-16-2018, 07:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,412
Posted By Mikeki7

Widely known that Mercedes underrates their...

Widely known that Mercedes underrates their horsepower figures, if a simple tune can add +100 wheel horsepower to the m278 then you can guess that the stock tune exists to comply with emission...
02-16-2018, 07:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,371
Posted By Mikeki7

0w-40 or 5w-40 if you live in a warmer climate....

0w-40 or 5w-40 if you live in a warmer climate. Then make sure its 229.5 approved.
02-05-2018, 12:26 AM
Replies: 1,146
Views: 134,485
Posted By Mikeki7

Pretty sure dsenela is talking about the setting...

Pretty sure dsenela is talking about the setting in the android unit that asks for a password not the factory engineering mode. Also @dsenela the device is already rooted, so if you know your way...
02-02-2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 562
Posted By Mikeki7

My brother's 2014 cls550 had them. My 2012 cls63...

My brother's 2014 cls550 had them. My 2012 cls63 does not, and I am pretty sure no amg biturbo has them, so I would think its safe to remove unless you are worried about some crazy oncoming puddle...
Forum: W212 AMG
02-02-2018, 07:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 391
Posted By Mikeki7

Wow thats crazy, never seen that before. My 2012...

Wow thats crazy, never seen that before. My 2012 cls63 seats dont get that hot and they automatically go down a heat setting after a certain amount of time. Though that burn looks external, doesnt...
Forum: W212 AMG
01-29-2018, 02:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 562
Posted By Mikeki7

Same thing on my w218 cls, painted metal above...

Same thing on my w218 cls, painted metal above the comfort box and subwoofer amplifier behind it. A bit strange but normal.
Forum: W212 AMG
01-22-2018, 05:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 313
Posted By Mikeki7

Without touching any factory wires, you can run...

Without touching any factory wires, you can run the power wire directly to the fuse box under the hood. There is already an opening in the firewall with wires going to the fuse box. Did this for my...
Forum: W218
01-19-2018, 04:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 292
Posted By Mikeki7

The little leather bar trim piece that is between...

The little leather bar trim piece that is between the center comand control and the climate control is attached with clips so you can pop it out, that will reveal the 2 screws holding in the climate...
Forum: W218
01-13-2018, 11:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 680
Posted By Mikeki7

To answer your pm, my car is a 2012 cls63 with...

To answer your pm, my car is a 2012 cls63 with 96k miles currently. I discovered the leaking sensor while cleaning around in my engine bay and then oil on my ecu when I was getting it retuned, though...
Forum: W218
01-13-2018, 03:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 680
Posted By Mikeki7

No amount of cleaning I do to the harness is...

No amount of cleaning I do to the harness is getting rid of the oil. A week later and I still see some oil on the ecu pins. 3 of the cam shaft sensors are factory and don't leak, the one that was...
Forum: W212 AMG
01-09-2018, 04:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,834
Posted By Mikeki7

+1 to mid city engineering. Have it installed in...

+1 to mid city engineering. Have it installed in my 2012 cls63 with the drone addon and everything works great with full oem functionality.
12-31-2017, 05:21 PM
Replies: 1,146
Views: 134,485
Posted By Mikeki7

It does not work that well at the moment. The...

It does not work that well at the moment. The location update is not often so your location is kind of jumpy, more jumpy then a ntg4.5 oem navi. I don't think it is a hardware issue though and its...
12-31-2017, 05:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 558
Posted By Mikeki7

You can clear the service history on your cluster...

You can clear the service history on your cluster if you flash new firmware to it with vediamo and don't backup the information beforehand. I accidentally did this myself but that info is not a big...
Forum: W212 AMG
12-31-2017, 04:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 628
Posted By Mikeki7

The weistec knock offs are a great value and fit...

The weistec knock offs are a great value and fit with no issues on a rwd car without having to remove the engine. But I dont know how well they fit on 4matic because the real weistec turbo pipes come...
Forum: W212 AMG
12-31-2017, 12:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 295
Posted By Mikeki7

A software update is not enough, they need to do...

A software update is not enough, they need to do a transmission adaptation which will correctly set the shifting values. It is a known issue that the transmission is jerky, especially when its cold.
Forum: W212 AMG
12-31-2017, 12:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 385
Posted By Mikeki7

Ask some tuners. I am sure they have cloned many...

Ask some tuners. I am sure they have cloned many S ecus and are able to create a mild ecu tune. I know renntech has a low boost tune option if you ask them.
12-21-2017, 07:41 PM
Replies: 1,146
Views: 134,485
Posted By Mikeki7

Yes, I rarely use the touchscreen myself. Some...

Yes, I rarely use the touchscreen myself. Some apps don't work well with the knob but its good for the most part.
12-12-2017, 06:58 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 65,654
Posted By Mikeki7

thank you. I figured out the speed thing, was my...

thank you. I figured out the speed thing, was my smarttv module blocking the signal, once disabled it worked fine. Interesting on the canbus, I am using A and everything works great, tried B for a...
Forum: W212 AMG
12-12-2017, 05:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 539
Posted By Mikeki7

That tablet would be the easiest way of...

That tablet would be the easiest way of refreshing your car. Depends on if you only want oem though as the tablet runs android.
Forum: W212 AMG
12-12-2017, 05:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 539
Posted By Mikeki7

You would need to change the comand knob, head...

You would need to change the comand knob, head unit. screen. wiring harness, probably a new amplifier, and thats before having to code all of it to the car. Ask Chris the swede, he has done alot of...
12-12-2017, 05:14 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 65,654
Posted By Mikeki7

@calin.m and @chris does your speed indication...

@calin.m and @chris does your speed indication work? I get outside temp, rpm and all other info but the speed stays 0km dont know if its related to w218. Also I used canbus A for the wiring anyone...
12-09-2017, 02:20 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 65,654
Posted By Mikeki7

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

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/2000x1124-1/img_20171208_214248_c8e2905250cc39cd0a2c95f011a3dac16a30810d.jpg
12-09-2017, 02:15 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 65,654
Posted By Mikeki7

Ok guys I finally finished installing it on my 12...

Ok guys I finally finished installing it on my 12 cls63, was over a 2 day period and I love the end result. Used oem facelift front plate and bracket, lots of back and forth trimming the center wood...
Forum: W218
12-08-2017, 11:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 455
Posted By Mikeki7

and a harsher suspension on 2012-2013.

and a harsher suspension on 2012-2013.
11-28-2017, 04:57 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 65,654
Posted By Mikeki7

Very nice!! I have everything but the bracket,...

Very nice!! I have everything but the bracket, still awaiting delivery on that.
11-15-2017, 04:32 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 65,654
Posted By Mikeki7

Yes! I love the new mercedes interiors and am...

Yes! I love the new mercedes interiors and am very glad they are going in this direction. Was not a fan when the almost square ipad interiors came out.
11-14-2017, 10:18 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 65,654
Posted By Mikeki7

You can purchase it from Chris, carlife did...

You can purchase it from Chris, carlife did respond to me so no issues there and I believe they sell on aliexpress as well. The amg logo is a modification by chris. You would have to access the...
11-14-2017, 06:49 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 65,654
Posted By Mikeki7

The 10.25 inch screen wont actually fit the cls...

The 10.25 inch screen wont actually fit the cls without shaving down some of the wood trim (which is what I will do) or adding some kind of spacers. There is a 9 inch screen variant but i really like...
11-12-2017, 07:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 289
Posted By Mikeki7

Unfortunately you can't just swap ecus. They are...

Unfortunately you can't just swap ecus. They are vin coded to the car.
Forum: W212 AMG
11-10-2017, 07:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,289
Posted By Mikeki7

For some reason I thought you only get the 2...

For some reason I thought you only get the 2 small pipes and not the rest of the piping to the resonator. The price is not so bad then and you can always upgrade to the true downpipes in the future...
Forum: W212 AMG
11-10-2017, 04:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,289
Posted By Mikeki7

The mid pipes seem pointless to me, and over...

The mid pipes seem pointless to me, and over priced. You get 2 small pipes for 1.5k and you still have to buy their downpipes to be plug and play. Better to just get regular downpipes if you are...
Forum: W212 AMG
11-08-2017, 04:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,385
Posted By Mikeki7

Good job! you will definitely have to clean the...

Good job! you will definitely have to clean the pins here and there. I still had trace amounts of oil on my ecu pins a month after replacing a sensor. May want too save those updated sensors if/when...
Forum: W212 AMG
11-05-2017, 05:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,385
Posted By Mikeki7

Why not just clean the harness? I know its...

Why not just clean the harness? I know its tedious but the oil doesn't damage the wiring itself so the harness should be functional. Most of the electrical components are covered with protective...
11-04-2017, 09:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 437
Posted By Mikeki7

I have not done this but if I were to install a...

I have not done this but if I were to install a valved exhaust then I would probably make a hole in the spare wheel well which is plastic and add a rubber grommet for the wire to pass through and use...
Forum: W212 AMG
11-04-2017, 09:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,289
Posted By Mikeki7

Turbo back down pipes might not yield huge gains,...

Turbo back down pipes might not yield huge gains, but if you thought your turbo spool was loud with just downpipes, its even louder with turbo back dp, worth it just for that. Also the stock turbo...
Forum: W212 AMG
11-01-2017, 06:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,385
Posted By Mikeki7

My 2012 cls63 has around 92k miles and so far one...

My 2012 cls63 has around 92k miles and so far one camshaft position sensor leaked, oil made its way up to the ecu pins but caught it before I had any issues. There is an updated part number for these...
11-01-2017, 12:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 494
Posted By Mikeki7

I have one on my CLS63, the difference is...

I have one on my CLS63, the difference is enormous.. over 100 extra hp. Turbos boost higher, car pulls like an animal. Maintenance depends on how you drive, if you drive normally for the most part...
Forum: W212 AMG
11-01-2017, 12:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,385
Posted By Mikeki7

Star will give you a lot of info on why eco mode...

Star will give you a lot of info on why eco mode is not in a ready state. Always worth looking around the 4 camshaft position sensors for oil residue and disconnecting the ecu and checking to see if...
10-29-2017, 09:35 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 65,654
Posted By Mikeki7

Very nice video!!! Is the screen glass? if not...

Very nice video!!! Is the screen glass? if not might be worth finding a glass screen protector to improve the touch screen feel. Also will have to see if its possible to access the system files and...
Forum: W212 AMG
10-29-2017, 04:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,178
Posted By Mikeki7

My key fob will work through walls into my garage...

My key fob will work through walls into my garage and I remote start across parking lots especially if I put the key fob to my head before pressing the button. Don't know about 5-10 feet, @omega_jeff...
10-28-2017, 07:56 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 65,654
Posted By Mikeki7

I ordered a facelift cls frame but its shipping...

I ordered a facelift cls frame but its shipping from germany so will have to wait a bit. Received installation instructions from the seller and it appears to be truly plug and play, no splicing or...
10-28-2017, 07:11 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 65,654
Posted By Mikeki7

Thanks for the pictures! looks like the screen...

Thanks for the pictures! looks like the screen might need to be spaced out just a little on the cls or it might fit just barely. I take it the oem brackets should be very similar to these ones and...
10-27-2017, 04:56 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 65,654
Posted By Mikeki7

I think I am going to try the 10.25 inch screen...

I think I am going to try the 10.25 inch screen in my cls, the w166 screen does not appear to run the same software. There are other 10.25 screen variants but this one seems to have complete plug and...
10-14-2017, 08:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,776
Posted By Mikeki7

Thats right I forgot that the non amg is one...

Thats right I forgot that the non amg is one outlet for the muffler. Awesome on the purchase, would be greatly appreciated if you could measure the distance between the two holes and the diameter of...
10-14-2017, 07:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 626
Posted By Mikeki7

Yep 3 colors is more than enough, amber blue and...

Yep 3 colors is more than enough, amber blue and white, though the amber color is the brightest of the 3. Blue and white are more subtle, amber fits the theme with the rest of the lighted buttons but...
10-14-2017, 07:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,776
Posted By Mikeki7

Im curious on how the brabus tips would look with...

Im curious on how the brabus tips would look with the renntech diffuser, I always thought about doing the same thing but never gave it a second thought after installing an aftermarket exhaust. I am...
Forum: W218
10-14-2017, 07:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 831
Posted By Mikeki7

A tuner should be able to make many changes to...

A tuner should be able to make many changes to the ecu aside from power increase especially renntech. There is a value in the ecu that will change your pedal sensitivity, but you need renntech or a...
Forum: W218
10-14-2017, 07:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,655
Posted By Mikeki7

I wonder what would cause the ECU to freak out...

I wonder what would cause the ECU to freak out and store incorrect information in the first place. Was the ecu connector clean? no oil on the ecu pins?
10-14-2017, 07:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 189
Posted By Mikeki7

The reverse bulb is easily replaceable, find the...

The reverse bulb is easily replaceable, find the circular plug and turn it to remove the bulb, the individual leds are not replaceable.
...
09-23-2017, 05:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 973
Posted By Mikeki7

Yes and the hood is a completely different shape...

Yes and the hood is a completely different shape as well.

edit for comparison

...
Forum: W218
09-23-2017, 05:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 362
Posted By Mikeki7

Why do you need to replace your rear shocks? The...

Why do you need to replace your rear shocks? The non amg CLS is full airmatic while the amg is springs in the front and airbags in the rear.
Forum: W212 AMG
09-12-2017, 04:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,130
Posted By Mikeki7

What would be the solution to this issue? Isn't...

What would be the solution to this issue? Isn't there already a heat shield next to the turbos. How old was the coolant and oil when the issue occurred? My tuned 90k m157 hasn't had any of those...
09-09-2017, 06:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 580
Posted By Mikeki7

The mercedes Me adapter is not for the US market,...

The mercedes Me adapter is not for the US market, so you would not be able to buy it from a dealer, but if you get one on ebay you can probably get it to work if you register a non USA me portal...
Forum: W212 AMG
09-09-2017, 06:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 709
Posted By Mikeki7

The LSD was not part of Performance package, you...

The LSD was not part of Performance package, you will have to check your vin number and look for code 471 to see if you have LSD. On 2012-13 performance package will give you much stiffer suspension,...
09-08-2017, 06:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,867
Posted By Mikeki7

It will default to granny shifting if you drive...

It will default to granny shifting if you drive like a granny but the transmission is constantly learning so if you are driving aggressive while in granny mode, eventually it will switch to more...
09-06-2017, 09:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 787
Posted By Mikeki7

Hopefully the ecu is ok. You were probably...

Hopefully the ecu is ok. You were probably getting the misfire because of the oil seeping into the ecu causing some malfunction. The camshaft adjuster solenoids are not expensive and pretty easy to...
09-06-2017, 09:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,076
Posted By Mikeki7

Maybe an investment on your well being and...

Maybe an investment on your well being and happiness. 2012+ CL63s are awesome! besides being on an old platform and feeling a bit dated the drivetrain is great and the car still looks classy but it...
09-06-2017, 09:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,699
Posted By Mikeki7

in 2015+ cars benz switched the amg badge to the...

in 2015+ cars benz switched the amg badge to the left. Even though OPs car is not 2015 I like it because it adds to the troll effect.
09-06-2017, 09:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 31,902
Posted By Mikeki7

There can always be an update available for any...

There can always be an update available for any module in the car one would just have to check and the only way to do that is with a star diag and a daimler account or a friendly dealer/indy that has...
09-06-2017, 09:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,867
Posted By Mikeki7

Its just the nature of the MCT, it gets jerky but...

Its just the nature of the MCT, it gets jerky but if you have it adapted correctly it can be smooth as butter. As the clutches wear your adaptation is going to get offset. The procedure should be in...
09-04-2017, 06:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,175
Posted By Mikeki7

I too do not think the grill will fit. The middle...

I too do not think the grill will fit. The middle and bottom grill attach to each other so the diamond grill just wont work and the shape appears to be slightly different. I think there is an ebay...
09-03-2017, 05:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,699
Posted By Mikeki7

If I saw this on the street it would brighten up...

If I saw this on the street it would brighten up my day, so thank you for doing this I think it is hilarious! I would definitely try to run you at a stoplight.
Forum: W218
09-03-2017, 03:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,124
Posted By Mikeki7

I totally agree on dealer prices and its ok but...

I totally agree on dealer prices and its ok but 1k for an update is super expensive even for owning a benz. @amgboy916 you should get a quote from another dealership just to get a better idea on the...
Forum: W218
09-02-2017, 11:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,124
Posted By Mikeki7

wtf 1k for an update seems like robbery. Unless...

wtf 1k for an update seems like robbery. Unless they are doing something on top of the update, that is super not worth it. 1k to press a button to initiate an update is ridiculous. Even the labor for...
08-30-2017, 04:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,981
Posted By Mikeki7

Yes I meant adding an external equalizer or...

Yes I meant adding an external equalizer or adjusting the EQ on your phone. Not the greatest solution.
Forum: W212 AMG
08-28-2017, 08:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 535
Posted By Mikeki7

Yes looks like an error in mercedes parts system,...

Yes looks like an error in mercedes parts system, thats the the sensor that sits behind the grill on cars that have distronic.
Forum: W212 AMG
08-28-2017, 01:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 496
Posted By Mikeki7

You can disable lane assist in your cluster...

You can disable lane assist in your cluster before swapping over the wheel and you should be good, you wont have any codes. Make sure to unplug the battery before unplugging the airbag and as HPMan...
Forum: W212 AMG
08-28-2017, 12:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 496
Posted By Mikeki7

I thought that was the new s classes with...

I thought that was the new s classes with distronic that had self steering. May be wrong.
08-27-2017, 03:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 530
Posted By Mikeki7

Swap out all the lug bolts with a wheel lock from...

Swap out all the lug bolts with a wheel lock from each company, that would really piss of the thief! Just kidding, your best best is probably an always powered on dash cam. Just spotting the camera...
08-27-2017, 03:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 859
Posted By Mikeki7

+1 on the biturbo. The engine is a torque monster...

+1 on the biturbo. The engine is a torque monster and compliments the heavy s class perfectly.
08-27-2017, 03:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,981
Posted By Mikeki7

Nothing wrong with a good paper cone speaker,...

Nothing wrong with a good paper cone speaker, they produce a great natural sound. The cones in the harman kardon are alumapreme which is some kind of metallic material created by harman. Many people...
Forum: W212 AMG
08-26-2017, 08:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 496
Posted By Mikeki7

There is a vibration motor in the steering wheel...

There is a vibration motor in the steering wheel with cars that have lane assist, I personally find lane assist useless and annoying so I have it disabled but yes the car will throw a code saying...
08-24-2017, 06:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,172
Posted By Mikeki7

A mercedes stamp and part number on the back of...

A mercedes stamp and part number on the back of the wheel, will also say made in germany.
08-23-2017, 10:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,779
Posted By Mikeki7

All fair points but both sides need to keep a...

All fair points but both sides need to keep a neutral standpoint until they gain experience, too much negativity. If powerstop released the same exact pads and put a 100 dollar price tag no one would...
08-23-2017, 09:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,779
Posted By Mikeki7

The list price is not a real thing its a made up...

The list price is not a real thing its a made up number, 50 bux is what they will always cost. I mentioned its possible that the brembo pads can be made in china. Also track pads shouldnt cost 3...
08-23-2017, 07:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,779
Posted By Mikeki7

I'm not on any particular side but I don't get...

I'm not on any particular side but I don't get the price argument. Replacement front and rear brembo pads were posted in another thread and each set was 50 bux and that wasn't special pricing. These...
08-20-2017, 04:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,844
Posted By Mikeki7

It would be wrong to say that is the only...

It would be wrong to say that is the only difference between the transmissions. I do not have a C63 but I do have a CLS63 biturbo with a tune which you can google the amount of power made and 91k...
08-20-2017, 03:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,844
Posted By Mikeki7

You are making a very general statement. There...

You are making a very general statement. There are 2 transmissions pre 2012 and 2012+. The MCT which was equipped on C63s 2012-2014 was designed with high power in mind and also designed for the...
Forum: W212 AMG
08-20-2017, 02:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 589
Posted By Mikeki7

Look at your ecu, should be a plug inside of a...

Look at your ecu, should be a plug inside of a drilled hole. Some tuners will use heat and open the casing instead but you are definitely tuned. You can also email various tuners and ask them to...
08-20-2017, 01:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,844
Posted By Mikeki7

Not sure if there are different version of the...

Not sure if there are different version of the MCT transmission but the biturbo cars push over 700 ft lb of torque and the transmission handles it fine, past 800 is when the clutches start to slip,...
08-20-2017, 01:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 757
Posted By Mikeki7

Pictures? What you are describing is a C3, no C5...

Pictures? What you are describing is a C3, no C5 knockoffs are available. C5 along with C4 work with every year model. GLWS!
08-14-2017, 03:07 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,713
Posted By Mikeki7

Pricing is really good but I would not be...

Pricing is really good but I would not be surprised if the brembo pads are made in china, some of their rotors are. But not a bad thing. Better prices.
08-14-2017, 02:54 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,713
Posted By Mikeki7

Thanks for the pricing info! Unfortunately it...

Thanks for the pricing info! Unfortunately it will still be hard to have a normal conversation with ignorant people.
08-13-2017, 07:41 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,064
Posted By Mikeki7

I believe the latest trans update for my 2012 was...

I believe the latest trans update for my 2012 was in 2014, not sure on the drive selector module but I definitely had an update and my car is a late 2012 production. The general consensus is that if...
08-13-2017, 07:23 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,064
Posted By Mikeki7

Might not be a factor but I know there are...

Might not be a factor but I know there are updates available for the drive unit selector module and the mct trans. Especially if you drive a 2012-2013. May or may not fix the issue, updates only take...
08-13-2017, 06:37 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,713
Posted By Mikeki7

Lol I knew the pads were for the rear the front...

Lol I knew the pads were for the rear the front brembo part number is P50127N and I wasn't able to find any for sale so I emailed brembo for a quote because I am curious. The point is people keep...
08-13-2017, 02:56 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,713
Posted By Mikeki7

Are you trolling or completely missed the part...

Are you trolling or completely missed the part where the brembo brake pads are always around that price?????????? How do you know they are discounted? The list price is different every website you...
08-13-2017, 02:16 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,713
Posted By Mikeki7

Actually those brake pads always range around...

Actually those brake pads always range around 50-60 bux. The 100 plus dollar figure is a markup just so that you feel better about your 50 dollars brake pads from brembo. I think he should of paid...
08-10-2017, 03:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,124
Posted By Mikeki7

@joe_quax damn something must of been really...

@joe_quax damn something must of been really wrong with that mct to overheat easily and pump out oil, never heard of that before.

@jeffDL what do you mean by hesitation, from initial throttle or...
08-09-2017, 05:28 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,713
Posted By Mikeki7

Conspiracy talk right there!!! If it was like 1...

Conspiracy talk right there!!! If it was like 1 post newly created accounts then I would call power stop shill.
08-09-2017, 04:49 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,713
Posted By Mikeki7

A couple of people are stuck on the pricing of...

A couple of people are stuck on the pricing of the pads. Does anyone know the cost of manufacturing brake pads and what the profit margins are??? The more expensive pads could have cost the same...
08-08-2017, 04:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 448
Posted By Mikeki7

Like another has mentioned the show needs some...

Like another has mentioned the show needs some time to gain traction. first season of Top Gear US was pretty garbage until the hosts became more comfortable with each other and it felt less scripted...
Forum: W212 AMG
07-31-2017, 03:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,188
Posted By Mikeki7

Nope, not as far as I can tell. The sports...

Nope, not as far as I can tell. The sports suspension is completely gone from 2014+, either its included in the car or they got rid of it, hard to know for sure but leaning more towards they got rid...
Forum: W212 AMG
07-31-2017, 02:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,188
Posted By Mikeki7

Im not a hundred percent sure either. I drive a...

Im not a hundred percent sure either. I drive a CLS but I think its pretty similar too the E class, check out the pdf in this thread

https://mbworld.org/forums/w218/454445-cls63-options.html
...
Forum: W212 AMG
07-31-2017, 01:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,188
Posted By Mikeki7

Just curious do you have the performance package...

Just curious do you have the performance package (red brake calipers)? I think those cars came with an even more uncomfortable suspension then on cars with the silver brake calipers.
07-28-2017, 06:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 999
Posted By Mikeki7

cars with hydraulic power steering obviously wont...

cars with hydraulic power steering obviously wont lose that in dyno mode, but if your car has electric steering then it can easily be turned off. If you are going to use it in 2012 plus car then...
07-28-2017, 05:36 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,064
Posted By Mikeki7

It should stay in the mode you are in with manual...

It should stay in the mode you are in with manual shifting if you hit the paddle, you are saying your car switches to M mode?? If you want to go back to automatic shifting just hold the up paddle. I...
07-28-2017, 12:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,064
Posted By Mikeki7

rev matching, updated tcu software??? I will make...

rev matching, updated tcu software??? I will make a video real quick will edit my post.
edit: here is a quick vid, the rpm needle barely moves and there is a faint jerk when changing modes. Not as...
Forum: W212 AMG
07-28-2017, 11:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 282
Posted By Mikeki7

plus one on the wavetrac though its about 500 bux...

plus one on the wavetrac though its about 500 bux cheaper buying it direct from wavetrac or any other dealer but weistec.
07-28-2017, 11:43 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,064
Posted By Mikeki7

Just to add some info, on my biturbo mct the rpms...

Just to add some info, on my biturbo mct the rpms stay identical when i switch between comfort and sport but I do feel the gear shift.
Forum: W218
07-26-2017, 03:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 456
Posted By Mikeki7

Just saw this posted on ebay. Might be what you...

Just saw this posted on ebay. Might be what you are looking for.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/19-Mercedes-E63-AMG-Black-OEM-Factory-Wheels-Rims-Tires-E350-E550-CLS550-CLS63/152638410688
Forum: W212 AMG
07-25-2017, 05:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,604
Posted By Mikeki7

The subwoofer layout in the wagon is different as...

The subwoofer layout in the wagon is different as well. Its an actual enclosure and a normal round subwoofer instead of the weird infinite baffle oval subwoofer in the sedan.
07-24-2017, 11:04 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,713
Posted By Mikeki7

there is also brake hardware in the box that is...

there is also brake hardware in the box that is made in china, stainless steel though. I believe the barcode changes when you have 2 products made at different locations in one package.
07-24-2017, 06:12 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,713
Posted By Mikeki7

I agree with you except that atleast the front...

I agree with you except that atleast the front powerstop pads are made in the USA. Do you trust your fellow american? Or oem mb pads made in united kingdom? I know there is a question of materials...
07-24-2017, 05:53 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,713
Posted By Mikeki7

Some of you guys are really stubborn but thats ok...

Some of you guys are really stubborn but thats ok because it brings further interesting discussion. Mercedes parts prices are super inflated even with a dealership employee discount, mercedes still...
Forum: W218
07-24-2017, 05:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,280
Posted By Mikeki7

Your brake pads are thicc!!! But seriously you...

Your brake pads are thicc!!! But seriously you still have a long way to go before needing a brake pad change, its possible there is just some debris between the rotor and brake pad creating the...
07-15-2017, 09:55 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,394
Posted By Mikeki7

No you don't replace any hard drives. You can...

No you don't replace any hard drives. You can order a telematic disc from any mercedes parts website but there are alot of part numbers and the dealer should know the right one. Its possible it can...
07-15-2017, 04:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,394
Posted By Mikeki7

I think it is possible to request the latest...

I think it is possible to request the latest update from mercedes headquarters and they push it to your vin number so when you go update the module using the online function with xentry it will give...
07-13-2017, 12:15 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,394
Posted By Mikeki7

You wouldn't need a new screen or other parts if...

You wouldn't need a new screen or other parts if you are staying in the same generation of navi (NTG4.5). It is not plug and play, the unit is coded to a specific car so if you are using a used unit...
07-12-2017, 11:23 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,394
Posted By Mikeki7

Only way to update the color scheme be it the...

Only way to update the color scheme be it the Head unit or the instrument cluster, is with star diagnostic coupled with vediamo/dts monaco plus a telematic disc for the head unit. Also pre requisite...
07-09-2017, 07:46 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 53,193
Posted By Mikeki7

Thanks for all the info! Which H/E did you go...

Thanks for all the info! Which H/E did you go with? I am thinking about installing one in my cls63 and that price seems pretty good.
07-03-2017, 12:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,708
Posted By Mikeki7

Sarcasm????? Double sided tape has come a long...

Sarcasm????? Double sided tape has come a long way, and the tape you get has a pretty high thermal limit for long term use (70C), I wouldn't worry about heat or losing adhesion. I went overkill and...
07-02-2017, 09:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,708
Posted By Mikeki7

But what the op is selling is that exact same...

But what the op is selling is that exact same piece attached to an oem button. Also its not a sticker, its a clear coated piece of carbon fiber.
07-02-2017, 07:23 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 86,036
Posted By Mikeki7

Its Robert Rossa. ...

Its Robert Rossa.

http://www.mercedes-amg.com/privatelounge/company/oneManOneEngine/plate/?id=1481

Everyone can check the correct names at the amg private lounge website, There are 18 pages of...
Forum: W212 AMG
06-27-2017, 05:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 621
Posted By Mikeki7

You should ask for a VMI from the dealer, it will...

You should ask for a VMI from the dealer, it will give you a lot of information on the car. If it was an executive car then it would probably show up as a corporate vehicle on the carfax and not...
Forum: W218
06-26-2017, 03:18 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,795
Posted By Mikeki7

Thanks for all the info!! A tcu tune would wake...

Thanks for all the info!! A tcu tune would wake these cars up but as far as I know, no american company has figured it out yet. GAD Motors can tune the tcu but not sure to what extent.

You have...
Forum: W212 AMG
06-26-2017, 03:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 761
Posted By Mikeki7

Your lifetime replacement is pretty crazy, I will...

Your lifetime replacement is pretty crazy, I will most definitely get pads for my next brake job from you guys.

I believe you are missing some year models for fitment so using the vehicle selector...
Forum: W212 AMG
06-26-2017, 03:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 511
Posted By Mikeki7

The fords do sound great, but the new 2018 Camaro...

The fords do sound great, but the new 2018 Camaro ZL1 1LE is in a league of its own vs the GT350r for a similar price tag.
06-20-2017, 05:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 845
Posted By Mikeki7

definitely awesome! Im guessing this can easily...

definitely awesome! Im guessing this can easily be adapted to the cls platform?
06-20-2017, 04:07 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,708
Posted By Mikeki7

Nothing against the seller and it would be great...

Nothing against the seller and it would be great if he sold for asking price. Sorry I was making more of a rant/general statement on the pricing of these things and what some vendors charge for this...
Forum: W212 AMG
06-20-2017, 03:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,120
Posted By Mikeki7

Its an ambient temperature sensor, my cls has the...

Its an ambient temperature sensor, my cls has the same plastic blockage with the sensor in it except my cooler is on the other side and exposed, there is nothing behind where the sensor is, just...
Forum: W218
06-20-2017, 02:50 AM
Replies: 427
Views: 130,273
Posted By Mikeki7

The ebay seller I bought from was auto.dcr. If...

The ebay seller I bought from was auto.dcr. If anything is wrong, it would be a huge hassle to return it to china so they will try their best to entice you with partial refunds. Also these are made...
06-20-2017, 02:18 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,708
Posted By Mikeki7

I cant believe how expensive this is. Im not sure...

I cant believe how expensive this is. Im not sure if the macarbon piece is full carbon fiber instead of aluminum or whatever material is used for the circle but in the OPs pictures on the reflection...
Forum: W218
06-19-2017, 03:00 PM
Replies: 427
Views: 130,273
Posted By Mikeki7

From order date my shipment took 11 days from...

From order date my shipment took 11 days from china to cali, will probably take a bit longer to get to florida. Looks like the going rate right now for the diffusers is around $600 but the key is to...
Forum: W218
06-18-2017, 06:42 PM
Replies: 427
Views: 130,273
Posted By Mikeki7

Very interesting method, I did not think of that...

Very interesting method, I did not think of that at the time, I ended up using a dremel and shaving all the parts that interfered with the diffuser, specifically around the 3rd brake light area and...
Forum: W218
06-17-2017, 08:40 PM
Replies: 427
Views: 130,273
Posted By Mikeki7

Lol nice, yeah the price is definitely worth all...

Lol nice, yeah the price is definitely worth all the trouble. I too had to take the bumper off to get correct fitment. I am guessing we have the exact same diffuser without any tabs.
...
Forum: W218
06-13-2017, 04:35 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,320
Posted By Mikeki7

I believe the intercooler was the same. Only...

I believe the intercooler was the same. Only difference was split cooling. There is an extra coolant reservoir next to the ecu for 2013 and up.
06-12-2017, 05:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 427
Posted By Mikeki7

If the car was registered in florida, then...

If the car was registered in florida, then probably a rebuilt title or manufacturer buyback. Still seems like a good deal. I requested the vin on the website and it emailed it to me, that vin is...
Forum: W218
06-11-2017, 01:52 AM
Replies: 518
Views: 78,727
Posted By Mikeki7

Awesome that this works on a stock setup. These...

Awesome that this works on a stock setup. These tire sizes were meant for this car. Will have to do the same come tire change.
Forum: W218
06-11-2017, 01:34 AM
Replies: 518
Views: 78,727
Posted By Mikeki7

suspension stock and no spacers? Any rubbing?...

suspension stock and no spacers? Any rubbing? More pics please, looks very nice. How much of an improvement vs the old rear 30 and front 35 setup?
06-11-2017, 01:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,511
Posted By Mikeki7

edit: do not want to hijack thread, put question...

edit: do not want to hijack thread, put question in the 305 up thread.
Forum: W218
06-09-2017, 11:58 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,795
Posted By Mikeki7

Let us know how the renntech tune feels. When i...

Let us know how the renntech tune feels. When i bought the car it was already tuned, i wasnt sure who the tuner was so i bought a eurocharged tune and according to them I had a renntech "low boost"...
Forum: W218
06-09-2017, 06:19 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,795
Posted By Mikeki7

Yep bought it off ebay. You can bargain with them...

Yep bought it off ebay. You can bargain with them using the best offer button, and you get a discount if you buy different carbon pieces from them like mirror covers etc. I believe there are 2...
Forum: W218
06-09-2017, 02:07 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,795
Posted By Mikeki7

Overall I am very happy, the diffuser looks epic...

Overall I am very happy, the diffuser looks epic in person but the install was a pain and yes i had to remove the bumper. Surprisingly bumper removal was super easy, so that was not an issue but i...
Forum: W218
06-08-2017, 03:24 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,795
Posted By Mikeki7

Yep I totally agree, no matter what you cant go...

Yep I totally agree, no matter what you cant go wrong with this car!
Forum: W218
06-08-2017, 01:57 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,795
Posted By Mikeki7

I can see where you are coming from and I see how...

I can see where you are coming from and I see how to some it could be an issue, I have been tuned since I owned the car and its very manageable, I mean its like any high power rwd vehicle where if...
Forum: W218
06-08-2017, 07:11 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,795
Posted By Mikeki7

Awd is very nice but a bit of a stretch to say it...

Awd is very nice but a bit of a stretch to say it doesn't make sense to get rwd. Its not that big of an issue and can be remedied with wider tires but both have their pros and cons. Stock form...
Forum: W218
06-07-2017, 06:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 722
Posted By Mikeki7

Any sagging in a day is definitely a leak. If it...

Any sagging in a day is definitely a leak. If it sags on one side then it is probably a strut, if it sags on both then probably a leak somewhere around the compressor area. If you don't hear the...
Forum: W212 AMG
06-06-2017, 03:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 809
Posted By Mikeki7

The turbos can also burn oil, and more likely to...

The turbos can also burn oil, and more likely to with age.
06-06-2017, 06:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,161
Posted By Mikeki7

I'm not sure about the non amg rwd, but on the...

I'm not sure about the non amg rwd, but on the cls63 tuned, you can easily spin through the first 2 gears on stock tires which are 285. One would think the wheel well is the same between amg and non...
06-04-2017, 06:13 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 65,654
Posted By Mikeki7

Great news! one day I hope to do this to my 2012...

Great news! one day I hope to do this to my 2012 cls.
Forum: W218
06-04-2017, 06:06 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,795
Posted By Mikeki7

yes the 2012-2013 did not come in awd and...

yes the 2012-2013 did not come in awd and congrats on purchase, the car is truly amazing.
06-03-2017, 09:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,161
Posted By Mikeki7

Yes traction is an issue on a tuned rwd biturbo...

Yes traction is an issue on a tuned rwd biturbo but only with traction control off and stock tires. The nice thing about the cls is you can put really wide tires without any rubbing and that would...
Forum: W212 AMG
06-03-2017, 09:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,044
Posted By Mikeki7

My M157 has 90k miles and has been tuned for half...

My M157 has 90k miles and has been tuned for half of its life. Haven't had any engine issues, still pulls like a dream. I wonder what kind of carbon build up I might have, does not seem to affect...
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