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Forum: AMG GT
Today, 11:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 134
Posted By thebishman

I’m assuming that the ECU ‘re-map’ is obvious to...

I’m assuming that the ECU ‘re-map’ is obvious to a dealership service dept should there be a drivetrain issue?

Bish
Forum: AMG GT
Yesterday, 02:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 399
Posted By thebishman

I do, and would only recommend using the...

I do, and would only recommend using the designated jack points; none other.
Forum: AMG GT
Yesterday, 11:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 399
Posted By thebishman

This is the floor jack I’ve used for over 15...

This is the floor jack I’ve used for over 15 years: it’s high quality, (Danish); low profile and extended reach. A very good jack and worth every penny IMHO.

...
Forum: AMG GT
02-18-2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 399
Posted By thebishman

I only ever need to jack up one side of the car...

I only ever need to jack up one side of the car at a time to change wheels, work on the brakes, etc. so I never have any use to use jack stands. I use a very high quality hydraulic jack that I’ve...
Forum: AMG GT
02-18-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 399
Posted By thebishman

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

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

Prospective owners just need to wait a little...

Prospective owners just need to wait a little while after the car is available, when you'll be able to get it for MSRP. Oh, and avoid dealers that slap an ADM on a car as they are slim of the earth....
Forum: AMG GT
02-16-2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 786
Posted By thebishman

https://mbworld.org/forums/amg-gt/732535-amg-gtr-p...

https://mbworld.org/forums/amg-gt/732535-amg-gtr-pro-dealer-ordering-guide-available.html
Forum: AMG GT
02-16-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 535
Posted By thebishman

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

Anyone who is spending around $160K for a street car is going to be very interested in keeping the wheels brake dust free, as well as liking the larger rotors and distinct colour of the calipers;...
Forum: AMG GT
02-13-2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 535
Posted By thebishman

I know it adds $9K(?) but I think it will sell...

I know it adds $9K(?) but I think it will sell easier with the CCMs.

Bish
Forum: AMG GT
02-11-2019, 09:14 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,739
Posted By thebishman

To these eyes at least, Aston Martin’s have been...

To these eyes at least, Aston Martin’s have been beautiful cars for decades. But what awful nightmares were the designers having when they drew the latest models, especially that front end? Yuch! lol
Forum: AMG GT
02-10-2019, 09:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 285
Posted By thebishman

Schroth make their 4-point ‘Anti-submarine’ belt...

Schroth make their 4-point ‘Anti-submarine’ belt system that I think qualifies for most HPDEs.
Forum: AMG GT
02-10-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 285
Posted By thebishman

The above seats are the Racing Buckets that we...

The above seats are the Racing Buckets that we can’t get in the USA.
Forum: AMG GT
02-08-2019, 07:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,139
Posted By thebishman

I am no expert on these things, but I would allow...

I am no expert on these things, but I would allow my wheel supplier, using their expertise, to recommend what size wheels/offsets, etc. to purchase. Obviously the purchaser can tell them certain...
Forum: AMG GT
02-07-2019, 07:16 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 10,008
Posted By thebishman

So I have a GT R, and I’m not 100% sure that the...

So I have a GT R, and I’m not 100% sure that the OEM pads are the same in the GT S; although I suspect so. That being said the OEM pads in the GT R are actually a very good compromise for both Street...
Forum: AMG GT
02-07-2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,739
Posted By thebishman

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

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

Bish
Forum: AMG GT
02-06-2019, 07:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,324
Posted By thebishman

Very, very nice!

Very, very nice!
Forum: AMG GT
02-06-2019, 07:16 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,362
Posted By thebishman

Totally understand, Jerry. Thanks for the advice....

Totally understand, Jerry. Thanks for the advice.

Bish
Forum: AMG GT
02-06-2019, 07:14 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,739
Posted By thebishman

GHM hooked this ‘fish’ the first time I saw it in...

GHM hooked this ‘fish’ the first time I saw it in the ‘flesh’. I had an order in for Metallic Grey but was not going to be able to take delivery for many months. Found a car with the exact options I...
Forum: AMG GT
02-05-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,362
Posted By thebishman

Jerry, great stuff. Any chance of being able...

Jerry, great stuff.

Any chance of being able to share you invoice from the dealership so that we, (I), can take a copy to my dealer and try and have the screens installed gratis also?

Bish
Forum: AMG GT
02-04-2019, 02:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 274
Posted By thebishman

I drive mine on the street 100% of the time at 29...

I drive mine on the street 100% of the time at 29 psi F&R. Aids greatly in compliance with a minimal loss of handling IMHO.

Bish
Forum: AMG GT
02-03-2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,139
Posted By thebishman

I meant the calipers

I meant the calipers
Forum: AMG GT
02-02-2019, 04:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,139
Posted By thebishman

I think that would really clash with Solarbeam

I think that would really clash with Solarbeam
Forum: AMG GT
02-01-2019, 12:09 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 13,362
Posted By thebishman

Times 2!!! lol Fantastic job Ronac. Hoping...

Times 2!!! lol

Fantastic job Ronac. Hoping you can come up with a excellent duct for the rear also. I’m wondering if it might be a little more difficult due to the RWS system?

Lastly thanks for...
Forum: AMG GT
02-01-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,681
Posted By thebishman

Isn’t LC dead simple to use in the GT R? Be in...

Isn’t LC dead simple to use in the GT R? Be in Sport/Sport+/Race modes; come to a complete stop; push down on the brake pedal hard, and then floor the throttle. Revs rise to a pre-set and when you’re...
Forum: AMG GT
01-31-2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 13,362
Posted By thebishman

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

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

When will these be available for purchase?

Any thoughts on ducts...
Forum: AMG GT
01-31-2019, 11:14 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,681
Posted By thebishman

Have you tried using LC? Did it help from a dig?

Have you tried using LC? Did it help
from a dig?
Forum: AMG GT
01-30-2019, 07:41 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,681
Posted By thebishman

So at a Stop/Idling the clutches in the DCT are...

So at a Stop/Idling the clutches in the DCT are not engaged, hence I'm not at all sure why the car would be in 1st gear when idling, only to change to 2nd when your foot comes off the brake. ...
Forum: AMG GT
01-30-2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 647
Posted By thebishman

I had the car in for it’s annual service last...

I had the car in for it’s annual service last November and there were no updates performed. I did ask also.
Forum: AMG GT
01-30-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,681
Posted By thebishman

That’s interesting John, I thought I had read in...

That’s interesting John, I thought I had read in the manual that the car is in 2nd at a stop when in ‘C’ mode. I’ll check this myself when it finally gets above 40dF! lol
Forum: AMG GT
01-29-2019, 09:11 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,681
Posted By thebishman

You are correct, my old friend; driver error...

You are correct, my old friend; driver error could well be the most likely reason. When I punch the throttle from a stop it's a pretty violent take-off in the GT R.

Bish
Forum: AMG GT
01-29-2019, 09:09 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,681
Posted By thebishman

Then you need to get your car checked; there is...

Then you need to get your car checked; there is absolutely no way that I experience a two second lag from a stand still.

If you are doing this; mashing the pedal when stopped, make sure you're not...
Forum: AMG GT
01-29-2019, 02:59 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,681
Posted By thebishman

There is essentially zero lag in my OEM tuned GT...

There is essentially zero lag in my OEM tuned GT R; at any speed. Perhaps the 'tuned' GT R which I think was advertised at 700 hp is far more 'laggy' than a stock car?

Bish
Forum: AMG GT
01-28-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,681
Posted By thebishman

True, and I get that, but the M6 was multiple car...

True, and I get that, but the M6 was multiple car lengths ahead at the start which I thought odd given that the GT R had equal HP, and is lighter. It vexed me! lol

Bish
Forum: AMG GT
01-27-2019, 07:06 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,681
Posted By thebishman

Looks like the M6 got an early jump. If they had...

Looks like the M6 got an early jump. If they had started at the same time I believe the GT R would have pulled out a larger gap.
Forum: AMG GT
01-27-2019, 07:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 246
Posted By thebishman

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

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

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

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

Notice on the picture of this 2016 it has radiator protection screens that look great!
Forum: AMG GT
01-26-2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,362
Posted By thebishman

I do agree that the chances are low of a radiator...

I do agree that the chances are low of a radiator puncture, especially in normal driving situations, but I think for road course events it is worth the money.

Bish
Forum: AMG GT
01-25-2019, 08:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 199
Posted By thebishman

Good info. I hope you’ve already had children!...

Good info. I hope you’ve already had children! lol

Bish
Forum: AMG GT
01-25-2019, 08:10 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,362
Posted By thebishman

Nache, I perhaps could have written my post...

Nache, I perhaps could have written my post better. I will have the dealership install the OEM cooler screens, or if I can’t get some financial assistance from MB USA, I’ll have a local high-end body...
Forum: AMG GT
01-25-2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,362
Posted By thebishman

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

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

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

I’m going to do...
Forum: AMG GT
01-22-2019, 12:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 335
Posted By thebishman

Inspect them visually yourself to look for...

Inspect them visually yourself to look for obvious cosmetic damage and in particular any cracks. If they are OEM wheels they should be forged iirc, and hence are strong. If they look fine and you can...
Forum: AMG GT
01-22-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,362
Posted By thebishman

This is huge news, Jerry! Thanks for telling us...

This is huge news, Jerry! Thanks for telling us this and please keep any additional news/advice coming.

I’m now hoping that others with ‘18s can receive the same treatment from MB.

Bish
Forum: AMG GT
01-21-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,362
Posted By thebishman

I’d like to see that also, Jerry. I checked the...

I’d like to see that also, Jerry. I checked the Renntech site but could find nothing re: cooler screens.

Bish
Forum: AMG GT
01-15-2019, 04:15 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 13,362
Posted By thebishman

Ray, I’m assuming you mean ‘bleed’, not ‘flush’;...

Ray, I’m assuming you mean ‘bleed’, not ‘flush’; yes?

If a person has their brake system flushed, (where the brake fluid is completely exchanged), too often, they are increasing the odds of...
Forum: AMG GT
01-15-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 9,835
Posted By thebishman

Personally I think that the rear end is very...

Personally I think that the rear end is very planted in the GT R, BUT the OEM SC2 tyres hate cold ambient temps so be careful if it’s below 50dF.

Bish
Forum: AMG GT
01-14-2019, 11:50 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,362
Posted By thebishman

I would take it to the dealership and tell them...

I would take it to the dealership and tell them that quality control screwed up and you want the other screen installed to match the one installed from the factory.
Forum: AMG GT
01-14-2019, 11:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 265
Posted By thebishman

The 4S is Michelin’s replacement for the Super...

The 4S is Michelin’s replacement for the Super Sport and is promoted by them as being superior in every regard. It’s a great tyre by all accounts.
Forum: AMG GT
01-14-2019, 11:42 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 13,362
Posted By thebishman

The pedal does go ‘soft’ during a true CCB...

The pedal does go ‘soft’ during a true CCB ‘burnishing’ procedure, but that has nothing to do with the brake fluid, rather you are conditioning and ‘out-gassing’ the pads themselves, that’s what...
Forum: AMG GT
01-14-2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,182
Posted By thebishman

‘Thanks! I’ll give this a try. Bish

‘Thanks! I’ll give this a try.

Bish
Forum: AMG GT
01-14-2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 518
Posted By thebishman

This is 100% a warranty issue I’d bet from poor...

This is 100% a warranty issue I’d bet from poor clear coating of the wheel at the factory. OP I’d call MB Customer support and escalate this plus go back and talk to the actual Service Manager.
...
Forum: AMG GT
01-14-2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,062
Posted By thebishman

I’m sure there are more ‘winter’ tyre choices...

I’m sure there are more ‘winter’ tyre choices available but the new ‘all season’ Michelin A/S 3 is very highly thought of over on the CorvetteForum. Great traction in wet and cold conditions compared...
Forum: AMG GT
01-14-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 782
Posted By thebishman

So do the GT Rs

So do the GT Rs
Forum: AMG GT
01-14-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 13,362
Posted By thebishman

Difficult to ‘cook’ SRF, even in an E63S wagon....

Difficult to ‘cook’ SRF, even in an E63S wagon. The more times brake fluid is flushed, the more chances of getting air in the system. This is why I only exchange the SRF in my car once a year at a...
Forum: AMG GT
01-14-2019, 11:47 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 13,362
Posted By thebishman

No. DOT 5.1 is silicone based iirc and is not...

No. DOT 5.1 is silicone based iirc and is not recommended in our cars as it can damage the braking system.

Bish
Forum: AMG GT
01-13-2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,062
Posted By thebishman

Your car is gorgeous; congrats.

Your car is gorgeous; congrats.
Forum: AMG GT
01-13-2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 13,362
Posted By thebishman

Castrol state that SRF needs to be exchanged,...

Castrol state that SRF needs to be exchanged, (flushed) every 18 months. Unless you’re tracking the car, in which case a quick bleed prior to each road course weekend is never a bad idea, you can...
Forum: AMG GT
01-12-2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 13,362
Posted By thebishman

So the GT R is supposed to come with OEM DOT 4...

So the GT R is supposed to come with OEM DOT 4 brake fluid. I’m not sure if all MB’s with CCMs come with DOT 4; I doubt it as I bet it’s car specific, not brake system specific. Regardless I’m sure...
Forum: AMG GT
01-12-2019, 05:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,272
Posted By thebishman

If you do this, please consider a before/after...

If you do this, please consider a before/after dyno of the car at the time of installation. Would be a big help to the forum.
Forum: AMG GT
01-12-2019, 05:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 293
Posted By thebishman

I’ve never understood why MB offers ‘fake’ CL...

I’ve never understood why MB offers ‘fake’ CL wheels. Odd. Thanks to all for letting me know what that damn part is also! lol
Forum: AMG GT
01-12-2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 293
Posted By thebishman

It looks like the top of an oil filter assembly...

It looks like the top of an oil filter assembly to me.

Bish
Forum: AMG GT
01-12-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,272
Posted By thebishman

They make both intakes for certain cars, and air...

They make both intakes for certain cars, and air filters for most.

Please be careful with using K&N ‘oiled’ air filters. They are generally fine when new, but it is common when they’re cleaned and...
Forum: AMG GT
01-12-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 13,362
Posted By thebishman

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

Phil,

I’m sorry what happened to your brakes and the costs you’ll incur, but for anyone who has driven various cars on track, this was an event just waiting to happen. You received very poor...
Forum: AMG GT
01-11-2019, 03:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,039
Posted By thebishman

Sorry about that, when I read your original post...

Sorry about that, when I read your original post I read it as 991.2, not 997.2.
Forum: AMG GT
01-10-2019, 09:34 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,362
Posted By thebishman

Fantastic stuff! Thanks so much! Bish

Fantastic stuff! Thanks so much!

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

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

This parking advice is super important and I’ll add one more thing: Always back into a parking space whenever you can using the camera to help guide you as to when to stop. This will avoid some...
Forum: AMG GT
01-10-2019, 09:26 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,039
Posted By thebishman

This is not the norm for 911 ‘Turbos’ which have...

This is not the norm for 911 ‘Turbos’ which have historically been poor re: % of retained value when used, especially compared to the GT variants. However the 991.2 versions have been quite hard to...
Forum: AMG GT
01-10-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,039
Posted By thebishman

This is simply dependent on which Porsche one is...

This is simply dependent on which Porsche one is talking about.

If a Porsche GT variant then yes, Porsche’s are going to hold a significantly higher % of MSRP at any given time versus say a GT...
Forum: AMG GT
01-09-2019, 03:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,182
Posted By thebishman

What are these “buttons for the phone” to which...

What are these “buttons for the phone” to which you refer?

We’re talking about the AMG GT console. Are U?
Forum: AMG GT
01-08-2019, 07:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,182
Posted By thebishman

And one more vote for the ‘old’ centre console....

And one more vote for the ‘old’ centre console. The new one looks like ****e IMHO; regardless of whether it features the Touchpad or Wheel.

Btw I’ve never used the Touchpad in my ‘18; just the...
Forum: AMG GT
01-06-2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 437
Posted By thebishman

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

If there’s an ECU update it is highly doubtful that it would decrease performance and smoothness along with increasing turbo lag; so definitely get it done as the first step. Also remember that the...
Forum: AMG GT
01-06-2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 13,362
Posted By thebishman

That’s a damn good point Jerry. I am going to...

That’s a damn good point Jerry. I am going to purchase the cooler protector screens this week, but will delay having them installed until we get closer to warmer weather, just in case I can find some...
Forum: AMG GT
01-06-2019, 01:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,459
Posted By thebishman

It was very early production cars, and there was...

It was very early production cars, and there was a recall for the transmission driveshaft. I imagine the vast majority, (all?) have had the upgraded part installed by now, but legally even a vehicle...
Forum: AMG GT
01-06-2019, 01:10 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 13,362
Posted By thebishman

This is true, Jerry, and IF the Pro brake ducts...

This is true, Jerry, and IF the Pro brake ducts fit the standard GT R I’ll get them for sure.

Caveats: I’m worried that the front brake ducts aren’t stand alone items like the above TIKT items,...
Forum: AMG GT
01-05-2019, 11:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,459
Posted By thebishman

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

The guy; (or more likely pre-pubescent male), is a 100% troll on these boards. He’s not worth one second of anyone’s time. Since he has never uttered even one positive thing about AMGs, I’m frankly...
Forum: AMG GT
01-05-2019, 08:52 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 13,362
Posted By thebishman

Ah, good point. I forgot the suspension was...

Ah, good point. I forgot the suspension was unloaded in the picture. Please let me know what you hear back. They make superb parts; (I know them from their C7 Z06 parts), but they are crazy, price...
Forum: AMG GT
01-05-2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 13,362
Posted By thebishman

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

Ronin,

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

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

Thanks for finding this, Ronin.

Tikt make extremely high quality equipment and I bet these will work brilliantly. BUT, IMHO the intake at the front at least sits way too low and will be very easy...
Forum: AMG GT
01-04-2019, 05:05 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 13,362
Posted By thebishman

MegaLoL: I do feel your pain regarding your...

MegaLoL:

I do feel your pain regarding your brake issue; it’s bloody frustrating and unfortunately an expensive lesson.

You are obviously an experienced ‘track’ driver; as am I. But I’ve never...
Forum: AMG GT
01-04-2019, 04:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 480
Posted By thebishman

Great commercial! Thx!

Great commercial! Thx!
Forum: AMG GT
01-03-2019, 09:44 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,362
Posted By thebishman

When you ordered, did both screens come...

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

Looking forward to your pix, especially of the bumper removal and how the screens...
Forum: AMG GT
01-03-2019, 09:40 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 13,362
Posted By thebishman

It really is super important to check the inner...

It really is super important to check the inner pads religiously as they do tend to wear faster, and perhaps taper more/quicker. That being said if you’ve still got at least 1/3rd thickness on the...
Forum: AMG GT
01-03-2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 13,362
Posted By thebishman

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

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

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

I was actually asking what mode you drive the car in on the track: Race? If so ESC fully on? eSC Sport? Or ESC Off? It makes a huge difference especially to the rear pads because if you drive with...
Forum: AMG GT
01-02-2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 13,362
Posted By thebishman

I do not think anyone in my run group would say...

I do not think anyone in my run group would say that I drive ‘moderately’! The pads are the OEM GT R pad version. From the second lap on after I have heat in the tyres I run each lap as fast as I’m...
Forum: AMG GT
01-02-2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 13,362
Posted By thebishman

Sorry to hear of this issue for you. As...

Sorry to hear of this issue for you. As WhiteBlack states it certainly looks as if something other than just excess heat may have contributed to the brake issues.

I have been very fortunate to...
Forum: AMG GT
12-31-2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,459
Posted By thebishman

The Mercedes CPO program is excellent, so...

The Mercedes CPO program is excellent, so personally I think paying an additional $5,000(?) for a car through a MB dealer is worth it just for the CPO warranty alone. I believe it’s 5 years and...
Forum: AMG GT
12-30-2018, 01:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 660
Posted By thebishman

That’s the hot psi I shoot for also on track; in...

That’s the hot psi I shoot for also on track; in fact iirc it’s what Michelin calls for. I generally start around 25/26 psi to get there. 28 psi on the street for additional ‘comfort’.

Bish
Forum: AMG GT
12-29-2018, 10:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 660
Posted By thebishman

For Arizona they’d be great given the weather you...

For Arizona they’d be great given the weather you guys have.

what pressures are you running on track btw?
Forum: AMG GT
12-29-2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,362
Posted By thebishman

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

There was some suggestion months ago, and I can’t remember from whom, that MB would retrofit these on the ‘18 GT Rs gratis. But Jerry has been trying to get his dealer to do this/look into doing...
Forum: AMG GT
12-29-2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,362
Posted By thebishman

I, (we?) would love to see many more pix of your...

I, (we?) would love to see many more pix of your install process, especially where you have to fit the screens on the coolers once the bumper cover is off.

TIA,

Bish
Forum: AMG GT
12-29-2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 660
Posted By thebishman

Excellent tyres these. Just watch the ambient...

Excellent tyres these. Just watch the ambient temps as you can’t get any heat in them on the street below 50dF. Also watch out for rain. When new they can handle light rain but a strong downpour and...
Forum: W213 AMG
12-28-2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,380
Posted By thebishman

You can also use your Private Lounge discount...

You can also use your Private Lounge discount (20%) if youre on the AMG Forum btw.
Forum: W213 AMG
12-27-2018, 11:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,380
Posted By thebishman

I am signed up for the Pro+ class in April at...

I am signed up for the Pro+ class in April at COTA. So the three day course. Hope to see a bunch of our old ‘Gray’ group there.

Hope you’re having a great holiday season!!

Bish
Forum: AMG GT
12-27-2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,362
Posted By thebishman

So it seems that >95% of the labour involved is...

So it seems that >95% of the labour involved is in removing and reinstalling the bumper cover, as it should only take minutes to clip the screens to the oil coolers. Do I have that correct?

Bish
Forum: AMG GT
12-26-2018, 09:41 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,362
Posted By thebishman

Can you describe in detail the installation...

Can you describe in detail the installation process? In particular how the screens attach?

Thanks for any additional info.
Forum: AMG GT
12-26-2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 546
Posted By thebishman

Can I ask where you are buying the R7s from? ...

Can I ask where you are buying the R7s from?

TIA,
Bish
Forum: AMG GT
12-23-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 754
Posted By thebishman

I’m not surprised tbh; I almost never see another...

I’m not surprised tbh; I almost never see another GT here in Kansas City.

I would like to see a further breakdown on the various models though.
Forum: W213 AMG
12-22-2018, 07:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,380
Posted By thebishman

I think you and I were in the Grey Group at LS. I...

I think you and I were in the Grey Group at LS. I was the other Brit in the group sharing a car with Adam from MBNA.

Hope to see you at COTA!

Bish
Forum: W213 AMG
12-22-2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,380
Posted By thebishman

‘You can get one free day if you’ve recently...

‘You can get one free day if you’ve recently purchased an AMG vehicle and haven’t previously used the VIN for an earlier course, plus an additional 20% off for being a member of the AMG Private...
Forum: AMG GT
12-22-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,726
Posted By thebishman

The German manufacturers state two varying sets...

The German manufacturers state two varying sets of tyre pressures for their cars, one for sustained high speed usage +/- heavy loads, and an additional pressure for ‘normal’ driving conditions that...
Forum: AMG GT
12-21-2018, 08:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 742
Posted By thebishman

I have the whole car wrapped in Xpel Stealth; my...

I have the whole car wrapped in Xpel Stealth; my car is GHM. The wrap does slightly diminish the effect of the paint, BUT the benefits of protecting the paint from damage is so great that I’d never...
Forum: AMG GT
12-21-2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,726
Posted By thebishman

31Psi F/R is the recommended ‘normal’ pressures...

31Psi F/R is the recommended ‘normal’ pressures for the GT R. Dropping the psi to 28 F/R does not hurt handling but does help ride compliance. I doubt it hurts tyre life either but I dont know for...
Forum: AMG GT
12-20-2018, 09:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 337
Posted By thebishman

You could save many thousands by purchasing...

You could save many thousands by purchasing custom, but OEM sized, wheels by a company such as Signature. The OEM AMG wheels are a great wheel but so overpriced imho.
...
Forum: AMG GT
12-18-2018, 06:54 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,362
Posted By thebishman

Jerry, Did you get anywhere asking MB via...

Jerry,

Did you get anywhere asking MB via your dealership regarding paying for the install on our '18's?

Bish
Forum: AMG GT
12-17-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,726
Posted By thebishman

My GT R is perfectly acceptable on the street on...

My GT R is perfectly acceptable on the street on it’s OEM tyres. I drop the psi to 28 all round instead of the recommended 31, but tend to drive in ‘Sport’ most of the time and drop into ‘Comfort’ if...
Forum: AMG GT
12-15-2018, 01:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,061
Posted By thebishman

Great looking car! Congrats. As for the...

Great looking car! Congrats.

As for the calipers I think I’d look into other colours. Have you thought about the OEM CCM yellow/gold?
Forum: AMG GT
12-14-2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 342
Posted By thebishman

You know, the RWS on the car took me about a week...

You know, the RWS on the car took me about a week to get used to. It really freaked me out for the first few days tbh! lol. Now I love how it feels at low speeds. I do not notice any ill effects on a...
Forum: AMG GT
12-14-2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 342
Posted By thebishman

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

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

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

Agreed. I start my MPSC2 ZPs at 25psi F and 26psi R on track. End up around 32psi at all four corners and handling is excellent. These are of course wider and ‘stickier’ tyres than the OEM SC2s that...
Forum: AMG GT
12-14-2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 739
Posted By thebishman

Thanks for response and I’m sorry for being...

Thanks for response and I’m sorry for being incorrect re: the alignment.
Forum: AMG GT
12-14-2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 739
Posted By thebishman

Thanks for the reassurance on this. Both of my...

Thanks for the reassurance on this. Both of my rears measured ftom the factory right atound -1.6 iirc and the fronts at -2.2.
Forum: AMG GT
12-13-2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 546
Posted By thebishman

I decided to just run the wider OEM tyre on a...

I decided to just run the wider OEM tyre on a second set of factory sized wheels. They of course fit fine without any rubbing, etc, plus they do fill up the wheel wells nicely.

I wonder what...
Forum: AMG GT
12-13-2018, 08:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 589
Posted By thebishman

I have nothing but very high praise for Signature...

I have nothing but very high praise for Signature custom wheels. They are custom made to your specs; fully forged; lightweight; super strong; look great and cost about half what wheel from many other...
Forum: AMG GT
12-13-2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 739
Posted By thebishman

So a couple of things: one: please drop your tyre...

So a couple of things: one: please drop your tyre pressures to something reasonable. They had them set at 40F and 42R!

two: I agree with Ronan about the rear camber discrepancy. The toe and caster...
Forum: AMG GT
12-13-2018, 12:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 550
Posted By thebishman

Clearplex will last far long than a “month or...

Clearplex will last far long than a “month or two’ when tracking the car, unless you drive every day on the track for those months. I personally have about 1500 track miles on the Clearplex on my...
Forum: AMG GT
12-13-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 739
Posted By thebishman

Thanks for the heads up. Next Spring when I have...

Thanks for the heads up. Next Spring when I have a few things done prior to track season I’ll have the underbody shields removed and take a look at everything.

BTW: were you just checking your...
Forum: AMG GT
12-11-2018, 08:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 688
Posted By thebishman

On reflection I think you’re right in that most...

On reflection I think you’re right in that most corners where I’ve experienced understeer have been slow to medium in nature, and as I’ve mentioned ad nauseum, a wider and ‘stickier’ tyre took care...
Forum: AMG GT
12-11-2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 9,835
Posted By thebishman

Great looking cars, guys! Now get them broken in...

Great looking cars, guys! Now get them broken in asap! lol
Forum: AMG GT
12-11-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 688
Posted By thebishman

For those of you thinking of placing a larger...

For those of you thinking of placing a larger rear wing on the car for track/handling purposes, here’s some food for thought:

My last two track weekends, I ran with the OEM rear wing at it’s...
Forum: AMG GT
12-10-2018, 09:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 937
Posted By thebishman

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

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

Glad the car is now working.

Bish
Forum: AMG GT
12-09-2018, 11:42 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,846
Posted By thebishman

I agree in that I was thinking maybe 500-750 GT...

I agree in that I was thinking maybe 500-750 GT Rs in the 2018 model year. At the most.

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

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

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

The GT R ‘Pro’ is the 991.2 GT3 RS competitor at a 7:04 ‘Ring time, albeit I’m assuming using the MPSC2 ZP tyre, instead of...
Forum: AMG GT
12-09-2018, 11:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,206
Posted By thebishman

I’ve only ever seen pictures of the ‘R’, but it...

I’ve only ever seen pictures of the ‘R’, but it does look incredibly similar to the SC2 ZP tyre doesn’t it? I suspect the ‘R’ is basically the same type of tyre as the ZP but in a non-RFT format with...
Forum: AMG GT
12-09-2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,846
Posted By thebishman

You are correct, Sir. Between a crappy cold;...

You are correct, Sir. Between a crappy cold; antihistamines and a couple of gin and tonics, my head was not in the game! lol

So Shalul. How many 2018 model year GT Rs were imported to the USA?...
Forum: AMG GT
12-09-2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,206
Posted By thebishman

What some people are (conveniently?) forgetting...

What some people are (conveniently?) forgetting is that the GT2 RS and GT3 RS runs were on the new Michelin SC2 ‘R’ tyre, which is much faster than an OEM SC2. So IF the ‘Pro’ had been run on the...
Forum: AMG GT
12-08-2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,846
Posted By thebishman

Shalul, Do you know how many GT R’s were...

Shalul,

Do you know how many GT R’s were imported in 2018?

Bish
Forum: AMG GT
12-08-2018, 04:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 550
Posted By thebishman

1: You keep the Clearplex product clean and...

1: You keep the Clearplex product clean and ‘waxed’ monthly with a special sealant/wax that your installer should give you. Rain sheets off nicely this way, and it helps protect the film which is...
Forum: AMG GT
12-08-2018, 12:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,206
Posted By thebishman

I strongly doubt the current platform could be...

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

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

AMG 17GT: If you know a good PPF installer who also installs Clearplex, it might be a good option to have it installed over your new windscreen?
Forum: AMG GT
12-05-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 429
Posted By thebishman

Place a separate post on the forum asking for thr...

Place a separate post on the forum asking for thr OEM sizes and offsets for the GT S wheels. Or call your local dealership parts dept would be my advice. I did a quick google search for you but drew...
Forum: AMG GT
12-04-2018, 08:40 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,631
Posted By thebishman

Tell them youre gojng to report the issue to the...

Tell them youre gojng to report the issue to the NHTSA as a safety issue. See if that gets them to fix it. First though I’d try another dealership.

Bish
Forum: AMG GT
12-04-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 429
Posted By thebishman

Definitely agree; OEM wheel sizing is the way to...

Definitely agree; OEM wheel sizing is the way to go.

Bish
Forum: AMG GT
12-03-2018, 09:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 429
Posted By thebishman

One more thing: many outlets will tell you to go...

One more thing: many outlets will tell you to go with a smaller width wheel as a narrower winter tyre will work better than a wider one. There’s obviously truth to this but imho, if you’re in winter...
Forum: AMG GT
12-03-2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 429
Posted By thebishman

I don’t know the exact OEM sizing of the GT S...

I don’t know the exact OEM sizing of the GT S wheels, but it should be pretty easy to find on the forum. I can however highly recommend Signature fully forged wheels for a very high quality; super...
Forum: AMG GT
12-03-2018, 02:03 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,846
Posted By thebishman

If a certain person bought that car and had it...

If a certain person bought that car and had it shipped to sunny southern CA, it would be in the sun almost year round!! Just saying!! lol
Forum: AMG GT
12-02-2018, 12:14 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,310
Posted By thebishman

Yep, that’s kind of what I’m thinking. Since the...

Yep, that’s kind of what I’m thinking. Since the front fenders (wings) are carbon fibre why not just change the mold to have the vents integrated actually into the fender itself, like the GT3 RS...
Forum: AMG GT
12-01-2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 937
Posted By thebishman

Your tuner needs to step up here and help you...

Your tuner needs to step up here and help you resolve this. Who did you obtain the tune from?

Bish
Forum: AMG GT
12-01-2018, 06:04 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,846
Posted By thebishman

Shalul, Pretty sure from the pix you posted...

Shalul,

Pretty sure from the pix you posted but did the car come with the side cooler screens?

Bish
Forum: AMG GT
12-01-2018, 06:03 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,846
Posted By thebishman

My car has the base Titanium wheels, and even...

My car has the base Titanium wheels, and even though I'm biased I really think they work best of all the three options on every colour.
Forum: AMG GT
12-01-2018, 06:00 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,310
Posted By thebishman

I agree about the stripes; I'd delete them for...

I agree about the stripes; I'd delete them for sure.

Not sure about the front wing vents; might need to see them 'in the flesh' as it were.

Bish
Forum: AMG GT
12-01-2018, 02:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 937
Posted By thebishman

So those transmission temps are fine. It appears...

So those transmission temps are fine. It appears that your ECU tune is ‘corrupting’ something software wise, i.e. the ECU and TCU are no longer ‘talking’ to each other correctly. Think about it: your...
Forum: AMG GT
12-01-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,310
Posted By thebishman

I’m not sure; hopefully WhiteBlack will mention...

I’m not sure; hopefully WhiteBlack will mention it.
Forum: AMG GT
12-01-2018, 02:06 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,846
Posted By thebishman

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

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

Bish
Forum: AMG GT
11-30-2018, 04:13 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,310
Posted By thebishman

So the press has reported no bump in hp, but...

So the press has reported no bump in hp, but WhiteBlack in the UK has noticed that the fuel consumption for the ‘Pro’ using the EU system is increased, hence the assumption that perhaps there has...
Forum: AMG GT
11-30-2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,310
Posted By thebishman

I’m wondering if the GTC will be the ‘new’ GTS? ...

I’m wondering if the GTC will be the ‘new’ GTS?

Re: 911equivilents:

GT = 911
GTC = 911 GTS
GTR = 911 GT3/GT3 RS

Thoughts?
Forum: AMG GT
11-30-2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,310
Posted By thebishman

Good find on the increased fuel consumption...

Good find on the increased fuel consumption figures, and I agree that the increased drag certainly at street speeds surely wouldn’t be that much greater? Hence a HP bump might be coming especially...
Forum: AMG GT
11-29-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,310
Posted By thebishman

When I wear out my existing set of track only...

When I wear out my existing set of track only MPSC2 ZP tyres, I’m going to get a set of Hoosier R7’s for the car. That should liven things up quite a bit! lol

Bish
Forum: AMG GT
11-29-2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,310
Posted By thebishman

Have to admit I’m a little underwhelmed also. It...

Have to admit I’m a little underwhelmed also. It is gojng to be a better track car what with the suspension changes, and the extra aero will help, but at what cost to street driveability?

I wish...
Forum: AMG GT
11-29-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,310
Posted By thebishman

No doubt the extra aero on the front; (dive...

No doubt the extra aero on the front; (dive planes and bigger splitter) help mitigate the understeer and the bigger rear wing keep the arse end planted better, but I feel that the fully adjustable...
Forum: AMG GT
11-28-2018, 12:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 647
Posted By thebishman

That would be great, thank you. Could you...

That would be great, thank you.

Could you also find out exactly where the V1 is getting 'hard wired' to? I've been meaning to install one of mine but haven't taken the time to identify a switched...
Forum: AMG GT
11-28-2018, 10:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 343
Posted By thebishman

Great find, thanks! Bish

Great find, thanks!

Bish
Forum: AMG GT
11-28-2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 647
Posted By thebishman

You’re right! I was being an idiot. lol. My build...

You’re right! I was being an idiot. lol. My build date was 10/17.

Thanks for sharing your build date also. Interesting that at Service A1 one week ago I was told that there were no updates...
Forum: AMG GT
11-28-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,298
Posted By thebishman

I will simply buy the parts and pay a top notch...

I will simply buy the parts and pay a top notch body shop to install them IF MB refuses to retrofit them. Since the total number of GT Rs sold must be fairly low, and given the fact that all of the...
Forum: AMG GT
11-28-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 357
Posted By thebishman

Since the car should still be under warranty...

Since the car should still be under warranty unless it’s been modified/tuned in certain ways, I’d take it to a Mercedes dealership with an AMG tech for the PPI.
Forum: AMG GT
11-27-2018, 11:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 647
Posted By thebishman

Can you share the date of manufacture of your...

Can you share the date of manufacture of your car? I ask because I just had my annual service, (A1) done last week and I was told there were no updates available. My car was made 10/18.

Thanks.
...
Forum: AMG GT
11-27-2018, 11:26 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,298
Posted By thebishman

Jerry, Fantastic work! As soon as you get MB...

Jerry,

Fantastic work! As soon as you get MB approval I’ll get to work on getting them installed also.

Keep us informed!

Bish
Forum: AMG GT
11-27-2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,050
Posted By thebishman

Dont forget guys/girls: tomorrow we should...

Dont forget guys/girls:

tomorrow we should find out all about the ‘Pro’ from the LA Auto show.

Bish
Forum: AMG GT
11-27-2018, 02:56 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,050
Posted By thebishman

You’re right!! Sorry about that as the reply was...

You’re right!! Sorry about that as the reply was for you.

Bish
Forum: AMG GT
11-27-2018, 01:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 891
Posted By thebishman

I may be completely wrong here but doesn’t the...

I may be completely wrong here but doesn’t the Lemon Law only apply within the first 12 months and the first owner of the vehicle?

Regardless this car needs the transmission replaced and it should...
Forum: AMG GT
11-26-2018, 05:38 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 9,835
Posted By thebishman

Personally after owning a GT R for a year there...

Personally after owning a GT R for a year there is no way I'd forfeit it for a TT-S.
Forum: AMG GT
11-25-2018, 04:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 508
Posted By thebishman

If the dealer is reputable and you agree on a...

If the dealer is reputable and you agree on a price I would ask for this: get a PPI at a MB dealership that has an AMG tech, AND negotiate a CPO as part of the deal. Excellent ‘insurance’ IMHO.
Forum: AMG GT
11-25-2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,050
Posted By thebishman

That is because of the wider tyre you’re running....

That is because of the wider tyre you’re running. Understeer is a problem, (that may/may not be helped by more front negative camber), when running the OEM Sport Cup 2. At least in my experience.
...
Forum: AMG GT
11-24-2018, 03:44 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,050
Posted By thebishman

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

So I use a fantastic independent shop for all of the non-warranty maintenance on all of our vehicles. The guys that own/run it are ex-SCCA racers and only use top-of-the-line Hunter equipment, so I...
Forum: AMG GT
11-23-2018, 09:28 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,050
Posted By thebishman

Ray, CCMs or Iron brakes? Did you...

Ray,

CCMs or Iron brakes?

Did you purchase a shim kit to get a more aggressive alignment?

Bish
Forum: AMG GT
11-23-2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,050
Posted By thebishman

http://www.pagidracing.com/en/product-search/race-...

http://www.pagidracing.com/en/product-search/race-products/racing-brake-pads/vehicle.html

John Gaydos at Autoquest mentioned to me iirc that the RSC1 is the compound many use on the Porsche PCCBs,...
Forum: AMG GT
11-23-2018, 05:53 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,050
Posted By thebishman

Agreed you’re not going to screw anything up;...

Agreed you’re not going to screw anything up; certainly not with just a couple of track weekends a year on the GT R.

The A7 is known to be ‘quicker’ than the R7, but it wears much quicker, yes?
Forum: AMG GT
11-23-2018, 05:49 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 23,780
Posted By thebishman

Please place the same tyre at all four corners;...

Please place the same tyre at all four corners; don’t mix and match.
Forum: AMG GT
11-23-2018, 05:47 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 9,835
Posted By thebishman

Call and speak to the New Car Manager. That’s...

Call and speak to the New Car Manager. That’s probably who your salesman would have to check with anyway.

Bish
Forum: AMG GT
11-23-2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,050
Posted By thebishman

You’d be placing more ‘stress’ through the...

You’d be placing more ‘stress’ through the suspension components running the R7, although I doubt anything would break. Certainly everything would need to be checked often, and as Porsche mentions in...
Forum: AMG GT
11-23-2018, 12:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 633
Posted By thebishman

OP: There appears to be snow on the flat bed...

OP: There appears to be snow on the flat bed trailer, and given where you live I suspect the temp is low? If so, and if that GT R is on its OEM SC2s it’s a recipe for disaster. Michelin state not to...
Forum: AMG GT
11-22-2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,357
Posted By thebishman

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

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

Bish
Forum: AMG GT
11-22-2018, 03:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 361
Posted By thebishman

Looks great. The Sottozero are excellent high...

Looks great. The Sottozero are excellent high performance winter tyres. I’ve used them on two different M5s and was able to get through 4-6” of snow without issue.

Bish
Forum: AMG GT
11-22-2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,050
Posted By thebishman

Since you are going to be using Hoosiers, you...

Since you are going to be using Hoosiers, you might want to think about getting the Pagid RSC1 brake pads instead of the OEMs. Talk to John Gaydos at Autoquest. He can get them.

And you’re right...
Forum: AMG GT
11-22-2018, 11:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 647
Posted By thebishman

Definitely a trip to the dealership needed. Keep...

Definitely a trip to the dealership needed. Keep us informed!

Bish
Forum: AMG GT
11-22-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 694
Posted By thebishman

Yep, I have a local ‘race shop’ that does...

Yep, I have a local ‘race shop’ that does everything on my car non-warranty related that would have cost me about the same. But I believe in keeping the annual MB service appointments current just...
Forum: AMG GT
11-22-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,050
Posted By thebishman

I am speculating completely here, but a loaded GT...

I am speculating completely here, but a loaded GT R in the US runs about $200K. I expect the BS to start at a minimum of $250K. It remains to be seen how many GT R BS cars are brought to the US, and...
Forum: AMG GT
11-22-2018, 11:25 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,050
Posted By thebishman

Well there are reports of a GT R ‘Roadster’...

Well there are reports of a GT R ‘Roadster’ version being made in the future, so you can keep that in mind.

May I ask you the following? The GT C is as fast on the street and will handle just...
Forum: AMG GT
11-21-2018, 07:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 694
Posted By thebishman

Just had Service A1 done today. Cost: $294. (I...

Just had Service A1 done today. Cost: $294. (I knew I should have taken my own bloody Mobil 1! lol).

Bish
Forum: AMG GT
11-21-2018, 07:23 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,050
Posted By thebishman

You Sir are a lucky man! I will anxiously await...

You Sir are a lucky man! I will anxiously await your thoughts, and yes I definitely agree that the ‘Pro’ will be an even better road course monster.

I really cant see MB not selling it over here...
Forum: AMG GT
11-21-2018, 07:17 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,050
Posted By thebishman

Ronac, they simply ‘destroy’ the OEM Sport Cup...

Ronac, they simply ‘destroy’ the OEM Sport Cup 2’s in the handling and traction dept. IMHO. Driving as you do in the canyons I think you’d see a major difference. Obviously as RFT’s they have less...
Forum: AMG GT
11-21-2018, 07:00 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 12,356
Posted By thebishman

Vic, the new M5 looks, and sounds from your...

Vic, the new M5 looks, and sounds from your review, simply awesome. As you know and like yourself, I’ve owned every iteration of the M5 since my 2001 E39 and loved them all. If I get tired of the GT...
Forum: AMG GT
11-21-2018, 01:28 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 12,356
Posted By thebishman

Competition, Vic? Other thoughts on the car thus...

Competition, Vic? Other thoughts on the car thus far, especially versus the E63S?
Forum: AMG GT
11-21-2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,050
Posted By thebishman

1: In the USA a full set of Michelin SC2 ZP...

1: In the USA a full set of Michelin SC2 ZP tyres, (the RO3 option) runs $1,700; or exactly half your quote of 3,000 Euros. These tyres will last a full run session and makes the GT R much quicker....
Forum: AMG GT
11-21-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 556
Posted By thebishman

Hat

Hat
Forum: AMG GT
11-20-2018, 07:33 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,050
Posted By thebishman

I still strongly suspect we’ll see a Black...

I still strongly suspect we’ll see a Black Series, released during the ladt year of the current car.

Bish
Forum: AMG GT
11-20-2018, 07:31 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,050
Posted By thebishman

1: As an owner that has only identified...

1: As an owner that has only identified understeer on the OEM tyres as the main track issue, ( my car has the CCM brakes), and which was cured by going with the option tyres, I’d be very interested...
Forum: AMG GT
11-19-2018, 07:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 556
Posted By thebishman

The OP is talking about the hats, not the rotors.

The OP is talking about the hats, not the rotors.
Forum: AMG GT
11-18-2018, 05:16 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 9,835
Posted By thebishman

This doesn’t just effect GT type owners though,...

This doesn’t just effect GT type owners though, correct? Aren’t E63s, etc. also being held for extended periods of time? Those are AWD cars that with decent winter tyres on them can be used in most...
Forum: AMG GT
11-18-2018, 12:41 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 9,835
Posted By thebishman

I am not trying to be a conspiracy theorist here,...

I am not trying to be a conspiracy theorist here, but until the current administration I cannot remember any previous years when cars were held for months, many times multiple months, before being...
Forum: AMG GT
11-18-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 766
Posted By thebishman

Former ‘15 Z06/7 owner here. I’ve also owned both...

Former ‘15 Z06/7 owner here. I’ve also owned both a 2001 and 2004 Z06, primarily for road course duties.

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

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

When I replace my OEM wheels with my track wheels, it can sometimes take 15-25 miles for the TPMS system to detect and ‘synch’ with the new sensors. Then the TPMS light obviously goes away. I suspect...
Forum: AMG GT
11-14-2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,837
Posted By thebishman

RHD and a NSW license plate = Australia

RHD and a NSW license plate = Australia
Forum: AMG GT
11-14-2018, 05:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 448
Posted By thebishman

Personally I find that wheel design hideous. I...

Personally I find that wheel design hideous. I can only hope that it was made that ugly just to show how intricate the 3-D printing can be.

That being said, I’m sure that 3-D wheel printing will...
Forum: AMG GT
11-13-2018, 11:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,057
Posted By thebishman

You are correct sir. I didn’t pay close enough...

You are correct sir. I didn’t pay close enough attention.

Bish
Forum: AMG GT
11-13-2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 673
Posted By thebishman

There have been reports that a GT R ‘Roadster’...

There have been reports that a GT R ‘Roadster’ will be released, but why anyone would buy one versus the GT C is beyond me.

Recent reports of a base version of the GT with the I6 engine also...
Forum: AMG GT
11-12-2018, 03:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 332
Posted By thebishman

Please never, ever mix different types of tyres...

Please never, ever mix different types of tyres front and rear; it's a recipe for disaster.

The R888s will be noisier on the street and worse in the rain.

Bish
Forum: AMG GT
11-12-2018, 03:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,057
Posted By thebishman

Ouch. Of course the bloody idiots left thousands...

Ouch. Of course the bloody idiots left thousands of $'s in CCM brakes just sitting there!! lol
Forum: AMG GT
11-10-2018, 10:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 475
Posted By thebishman

When I turn off the A/C on the console, there is...

When I turn off the A/C on the console, there is a rapid increase in the temperature of the air coming out of the vents. In FL I would think that the temp and perhaps even more so the humidity noted...
Forum: AMG GT
11-10-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,209
Posted By thebishman

Your response is somewhat odd sounding. ...

Your response is somewhat odd sounding.

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

To enact “active aero”, (other...
Forum: AMG GT
11-09-2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 475
Posted By thebishman

What was the ambient temp when you were cycling...

What was the ambient temp when you were cycling the A/C off/on?
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