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02-13-2019, 07:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,543
Posted By SoCalCLK

2017 C43 - Spark Plugs need to be changed at 50K...

2017 C43 - Spark Plugs need to be changed at 50K miles per dealer, Fletcher Jones Mercedes-Benz in Newport Beach. Quoted $580 before a 10% discount, for all 6 spark plugs and install. Final price...
01-25-2019, 02:59 PM
Replies: 464
Views: 171,015
Posted By SoCalCLK

Agreed. Thanks to your guys' help I contacted...

Agreed. Thanks to your guys' help I contacted Cassandra and purchased the MBUSA ELM for 2-years to 100K miles after the 4/50K Original Factory Warranty expires on my '17 C43 AMG Sedan. Got a quote...
Forum: Marketplace
11-28-2018, 03:14 PM
Forum: Marketplace
11-20-2018, 06:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 266
Posted By SoCalCLK

19" Authentic BRABUS Monoblock VI 2-Piece Wheels and New Continental Tires

FOR SALE: Full set of 4 authentic 19" BRABUS Monoblock VI 2-piece wheels with Continental DWS06 Tires, including Center Caps. They came off my W212 E-Class and the current tire size is: 245/35/19...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
08-13-2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,162
Posted By SoCalCLK

AWE is an excellent exhaust, car sounds like the...

AWE is an excellent exhaust, car sounds like the way it should. Bolder, deeper tone, without any droning. Will notice a smoother power delivery on the HWY, they claim +7 HP, which is a nice plus. Let...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
11-18-2017, 01:46 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 21,152
Posted By SoCalCLK

Posting pics of the AWE Touring Exhaust I got in...

Posting pics of the AWE Touring Exhaust I got in April this year. Great quality, sound and added performance. Highly recommended!...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
11-18-2016, 09:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,146
Posted By SoCalCLK

It would be great if there was a dyno test with...

It would be great if there was a dyno test with and without the 'Performance Exhaust'. For $1250 it would be better to invest in the AWE system, which has a clean, polished look to it and adds some...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
11-17-2016, 12:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,091
Posted By SoCalCLK

Nice post of the Brabus video, very helpful. I...

Nice post of the Brabus video, very helpful. I also saw the AWE-Tuning exhaust that utilizes the OEM factory exhaust tips.
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
11-17-2016, 12:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,760
Posted By SoCalCLK

Check out the C43 Exhaust from AWE-Tuning. It is...

Check out the C43 Exhaust from AWE-Tuning. It is a cat-back system and utilizes the OEM exhaust tips, which is cool if you have the Night Package, you get to keep the dark exhaust tips while...
02-22-2016, 09:56 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 18,809
Posted By SoCalCLK

Still going strong. High quality, great rumble...

Still going strong. High quality, great rumble and sound. When valets start it up, you know when it's coming. Highly recommended!
11-21-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,739
Posted By SoCalCLK

Haha, indeed it does, especially with a good...

Haha, indeed it does, especially with a good exhaust system!
11-21-2015, 12:04 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 23,558
Posted By SoCalCLK

Just wanted to post up that I visited OE Tuning...

Just wanted to post up that I visited OE Tuning today and got the ECU tune for my W212 2010 E550, with the N/A 5.4L Engine. Thanks again to Jeremy and Patrick for the quick, quality tune!

The car...
11-20-2015, 11:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,367
Posted By SoCalCLK

In general, yes, your car should sound a little...

In general, yes, your car should sound a little throatier and with more rumble than a stock E550 without aftermarket headers. Why not add a cat-back exhaust system and really complete the package?
...
11-20-2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,739
Posted By SoCalCLK

You've probably heard this enough, but go with a...

You've probably heard this enough, but go with a W212 E550!
Forum: Off Topic
06-18-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,179
Posted By SoCalCLK

Haha, it's back! Thanks my friend!

Haha, it's back! Thanks my friend!
04-20-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,668
Posted By SoCalCLK

Extended 2-year CPO warranty should be between...

Extended 2-year CPO warranty should be between $2200-2500.
04-20-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 978
Posted By SoCalCLK

Nice choice. One of the few alternatives I would...

Nice choice. One of the few alternatives I would take over the W212 E550. Gransport gives you the best of both worlds, coupe-like styling and 4 doors. Like a CLS, but different. Post some pics!
04-19-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,231
Posted By SoCalCLK

:y

:y
04-19-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,327
Posted By SoCalCLK

From my experience, the car doesn't burn oil, but...

From my experience, the car doesn't burn oil, but does seem to need a quart every so often. Mine was higher mileage (75,000+) when this became routine.
02-10-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 19,857
Posted By SoCalCLK

There's no comparison between a Mustang/Camaro...

There's no comparison between a Mustang/Camaro and a Mercedes E550 tuned bi-turbo. The Mercedes is class and the overall driving experience is more than about a 1/4 mile time.

I like your idea of...
12-27-2014, 02:41 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 23,558
Posted By SoCalCLK

Highly unlikely. A 5-7% gain in hp/tq isn't going...

Highly unlikely. A 5-7% gain in hp/tq isn't going to make that much of a difference. It's not like we're adding forced induction on a N/A car. I think MBZ builds these things with some flex room. The...
12-04-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,809
Posted By SoCalCLK

Great review, thanks for the real world...

Great review, thanks for the real world perspective!
12-03-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 11,362
Posted By SoCalCLK

Thanks for the feedback, buddy. The OE Tuning...

Thanks for the feedback, buddy. The OE Tuning seems to fit what I'm looking for. I'm in OC and they are in my backyard. I already have the Brabus exhaust, and this should complement the exhaust well....
12-03-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 11,362
Posted By SoCalCLK

How's the performance from a complete stop at a...

How's the performance from a complete stop at a red light? How about acceleration when going on an on-ramp on the hwy
11-04-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,326
Posted By SoCalCLK

That looks way clean. Love the split spokes!

That looks way clean. Love the split spokes!
Forum: Cigars
10-29-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 1,334
Views: 90,012
Posted By SoCalCLK

Any of you Gents going to Big Smoke Las Vegas...

Any of you Gents going to Big Smoke Las Vegas this year?
10-29-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 10,790
Posted By SoCalCLK

I have Keyless go, but it stil requires the key,...

I have Keyless go, but it stil requires the key, which is battery powered. Mine ran out of juice last week and the dealer charged me $7 for the battery and the cashier even did the install, LOL
10-29-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,326
Posted By SoCalCLK

Showtime, post pics of the rims on the car when...

Showtime, post pics of the rims on the car when you have them on. Would love to see how they look like!
Forum: Cigars
09-20-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 1,334
Views: 90,012
Posted By SoCalCLK

Haha. Exactly. This thread is too great to die...

Haha. Exactly. This thread is too great to die out. I've recently had a LFD Cameroon Cabinet Chisel for a friend's birthday and I had forgotten how good those cigars are. Will remember to take some...
09-17-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 23,558
Posted By SoCalCLK

Well said, George, well said. This explains it...

Well said, George, well said. This explains it all in a nutshell.

I'm interested in the ECU Tune as I'm not sure what the 4 Map Pack and Flashloader is all about. OET, feel free to send PM.
09-17-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,484
Posted By SoCalCLK

No issues with 2010 E550, build date 4/2010. Pano...

No issues with 2010 E550, build date 4/2010. Pano roof has been quiet, lowered the car via Renntech V3 Lowering module and AIRMATIC has been great.

The car is solid, closes like a bank vault, and...
08-18-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,009
Posted By SoCalCLK

How about Benzo, as in "Me and Lorenzo rollin' in...

How about Benzo, as in "Me and Lorenzo rollin' in a Benzo"
08-18-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 23,558
Posted By SoCalCLK

Considering this tune. Going to Huntington Beach...

Considering this tune. Going to Huntington Beach for the install would be very convenient!
08-18-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 750
Posted By SoCalCLK

Both are excellent cars. Love the classic lines...

Both are excellent cars. Love the classic lines of the SL500!
08-15-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,023
Posted By SoCalCLK

I prefer the tune myself. I'm thinking of going...

I prefer the tune myself. I'm thinking of going with the RennTech ECU tune.
08-15-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,990
Posted By SoCalCLK

Those CLS whees look great on the E-class. Nice...

Those CLS whees look great on the E-class. Nice look with the lowering as well. Totally completes the look
08-15-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,318
Posted By SoCalCLK

Nice tint on the silver color. Mine's 35% all the...

Nice tint on the silver color. Mine's 35% all the way around
08-15-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,613
Posted By SoCalCLK

E550 Sport with Airmatic is great. Sporty and...

E550 Sport with Airmatic is great. Sporty and comfortable and adjustable with a lowering module. As someone mentioned earlier, you have a button to select "Airmatic Sport" or "Airmatic Comfort"...
07-14-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,297
Posted By SoCalCLK

Renntech has a good package with headers and an...

Renntech has a good package with headers and an ECU tune. Pair that with an exhaust and you got yourself a growling beast!
07-14-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 9,394
Posted By SoCalCLK

Agree with all the comments and thoughts on the...

Agree with all the comments and thoughts on the E550. I've added a Renntech V3 Lowering module and 19" Brabus wheels + Michelin Super Sports to sharpen up the handling and couldn't be more pleased....
07-14-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,958
Posted By SoCalCLK

Your E550 looks sweet, great stance

Your E550 looks sweet, great stance
03-22-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,135
Posted By SoCalCLK

The low rumble of the N/A V8 never gets old....

The low rumble of the N/A V8 never gets old. Especially with the exhaust. Like a modern day muscle car with class
03-22-2014, 03:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,135
Posted By SoCalCLK

550 FTW. No regrets!

550 FTW. No regrets!
01-12-2014, 02:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 714
Posted By SoCalCLK

Most likely the CV Boots, yes. I had the same...

Most likely the CV Boots, yes. I had the same problem in my 2002 CLK430 and it was the same clicking/clunking sound. No problems yet in my 2010 E550 sedan
01-12-2014, 02:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,529
Posted By SoCalCLK

Congrats on the sweet ride. Love the color. Tint...

Congrats on the sweet ride. Love the color. Tint the windows (Medium 35%) all the way around, lower the car 1" via Renntech V3 Lowering module, maybe upgrade the rims and you'll have a stand out E550.
12-22-2013, 07:36 PM
Replies: 442
Views: 73,140
Posted By SoCalCLK

K-A- don't take this the wrong way. Furthest...

K-A- don't take this the wrong way.

Furthest thing from "sport and driver oriented". You mean the Pontiac Aztek was closer to sportiness than the E550? I think your overuse of hyperbole undermines...
Forum: W211 AMG
12-17-2013, 01:42 AM
Replies: 1,165
Views: 413,401
Posted By SoCalCLK

Nice job, MJ. Those spark plugs are b!tch. 16 of...

Nice job, MJ. Those spark plugs are b!tch. 16 of them! How does the car feel now?
12-07-2013, 06:54 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,744
Posted By SoCalCLK

Actually, I believe starting in 2011, they were...

Actually, I believe starting in 2011, they were all 4matics. I could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure it began in 2011.

To the OP, a 12K hit sucks. That's on top of the extra costs of a 550. That...
12-07-2013, 06:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,241
Posted By SoCalCLK

Mandrus is better

Mandrus is better
12-07-2013, 06:37 PM
Replies: 442
Views: 73,140
Posted By SoCalCLK

Agreed. Choosing between either an E550 or BMW...

Agreed. Choosing between either an E550 or BMW 550i, you can't really go wrong. It's like splitting hairs. In the end, which one is easier/more interesting to live with? For me, it was and still is...
Forum: Off Topic
11-27-2013, 01:40 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,307
Posted By SoCalCLK

Happy Birthday again Vinh. Your birthdays are...

Happy Birthday again Vinh. Your birthdays are like a little reunion for those of us still around, LOL.
Forum: Off Topic
10-27-2013, 02:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,369
Posted By SoCalCLK

You guys ever see Locked Up Abroad on the Nat Geo...

You guys ever see Locked Up Abroad on the Nat Geo channel?
Forum: Cigars
10-25-2013, 02:40 AM
Replies: 1,334
Views: 90,012
Posted By SoCalCLK

I'll be in town for SEMA, not sure on Big Smoke....

I'll be in town for SEMA, not sure on Big Smoke. Would love to go, but I may have to be back home for that weekend. Let's hook up for a smoke during the week!
Forum: W211 AMG
10-17-2013, 02:58 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 28,501
Posted By SoCalCLK

Hey Yo!

Hey Yo! Survey says: "One more for the Bad Guy"!
Forum: Off Topic
10-06-2013, 12:16 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 8,527
Posted By SoCalCLK

This thread, Stiggs! Because everyone else has...

This thread, Stiggs! Because everyone else has moved on
Forum: Off Topic
10-06-2013, 12:33 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 8,527
Posted By SoCalCLK

Guess who's back? Back again

Guess who's back? Back again
09-29-2013, 07:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,988
Posted By SoCalCLK

Michelin all the way. You don't replace tires too...

Michelin all the way. You don't replace tires too often, and you won't regret the investment in Michelin tires.
Forum: Cigars
09-26-2013, 01:57 AM
Replies: 1,334
Views: 90,012
Posted By SoCalCLK

Nice post. I forgot about that blog. Cigar...

Nice post. I forgot about that blog. Cigar smokers are not the same as cigarette smokers!
09-21-2013, 01:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,203
Posted By SoCalCLK

Nice suit, buddy. Good quality, not like one of...

Nice suit, buddy. Good quality, not like one of those cheapie suits. The Stormtrooper white perfectly matches the black E550!
09-14-2013, 03:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 894
Posted By SoCalCLK

I'd volunteer my car, but I'm going to be at the...

I'd volunteer my car, but I'm going to be at the show already with a client.
09-14-2013, 03:40 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,639
Posted By SoCalCLK

The E-class is seen by many as a luxury sedan....

The E-class is seen by many as a luxury sedan. Opt for an E550, with the sport package, and one could even say, a sporty luxury sedan. Many people view an E-Class as a symbol of success, particularly...
09-14-2013, 03:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,430
Posted By SoCalCLK

I agree with RobbieRob. I have the Renntech V3...

I agree with RobbieRob. I have the Renntech V3 Lowering module and chose it because of the versatility and ease of use. I have mine lowered 1.25" in front and 1.15" in the rear with my 19" Brabus...
09-12-2013, 01:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,508
Posted By SoCalCLK

Still can't get over the headlights or the "bass...

Still can't get over the headlights or the "bass fish open mouth" where the DRL hockey sticks used to be.

But the HP numbers and 0-60 times are in supercar territory!
09-11-2013, 06:33 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,639
Posted By SoCalCLK

OP, congrats on the 550. You've noticed some...

OP, congrats on the 550. You've noticed some trends we've all noticed around here. Stick around and don't feed the trolls. You're the kind of forum member we need around here.
09-11-2013, 12:44 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,692
Posted By SoCalCLK

19"s Lowered with Airmatic via Renntech V3...

19"s Lowered with Airmatic via Renntech V3 Lowering Module. See sig
08-22-2013, 10:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 12,435
Posted By SoCalCLK

Wow, that's scary. I was considering a 2010 BMW...

Wow, that's scary. I was considering a 2010 BMW 550i, with the twin-turbo engine, but went with the Merc. Build quality has been great, no issues. Solid as a tank.
08-22-2013, 10:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,258
Posted By SoCalCLK

Exactly. I would check Yelp for ratings, reviews...

Exactly. I would check Yelp for ratings, reviews and recommendations. Typical pricing is $75 per dent, and since you have them both on the same side, you can probably get a discount. No need to call...
08-09-2013, 11:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,485
Posted By SoCalCLK

Those wheels look great on the W212. Classic mesh...

Those wheels look great on the W212. Classic mesh design
08-08-2013, 12:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,669
Posted By SoCalCLK

I went with 19"s and they fit perfectly on the...

I went with 19"s and they fit perfectly on the W212 E550 (see sig). The care came with stock 18" wheels and I felt that they were a bit small for the W212 Chassis. I went with a +1 to 19" and it fits...
08-07-2013, 11:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,528
Posted By SoCalCLK

I guess we are saying that the dry paper filters...

I guess we are saying that the dry paper filters filter air better than oiled cotton gauze. That being said, these V8 engines need to breathe! The OEM paper filter is the same, whether a V6 or V8...
08-07-2013, 01:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,528
Posted By SoCalCLK

Nice write up and useful pics. I've had K&N's in...

Nice write up and useful pics. I've had K&N's in my past Mercedes and have been itching to change the air filters myself again, especially now that I have the exhaust.
08-04-2013, 01:37 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 12,435
Posted By SoCalCLK

Agreed. The E550 at the end of the day has a...

Agreed. The E550 at the end of the day has a better ride quality, and true luxury feel on the highway and city streets.

The A6, can't shake the thought that it is an overdressed Volkswagen....
08-04-2013, 01:31 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 11,255
Posted By SoCalCLK

Although the elimination of the E550 model...

Although the elimination of the E550 model designation is a sad move, IMHO, it reflects the changing in tastes of the consumer. Years ago, the W211 E500 was sold right along the W211 E320 to appeal...
08-01-2013, 02:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,884
Posted By SoCalCLK

Those 19's are perfect. The design really makes...

Those 19's are perfect. The design really makes the car stand out. Nice classic and clean choice
08-01-2013, 01:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 14,991
Posted By SoCalCLK

What about the AEM DryFlow filters? They have a...

What about the AEM DryFlow filters? They have a bunch of applications for Mercedes. No oil, no MAF worries, right?
07-27-2013, 07:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,761
Posted By SoCalCLK

Some of the WALD stuff isn't too bad. They remind...

Some of the WALD stuff isn't too bad. They remind me of a Japanese BRABUS. But that new E-Class with the WALD kit looks like a freakin' Huyndai.
07-21-2013, 07:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 27,510
Posted By SoCalCLK

$1,200 seems a bit high for the 40K service. I...

$1,200 seems a bit high for the 40K service. I figured it would be between $400-600. Have you searched the Internet for a 20% coupon? That would save you $240.

In the end, for a major 40K...
07-13-2013, 09:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 40,582
Posted By SoCalCLK

Very nice, tasteful OEM mods. More MBZ owners...

Very nice, tasteful OEM mods. More MBZ owners should upgrade like this
07-07-2013, 06:50 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 34,038
Posted By SoCalCLK

Congrats on the E550, welcome to the club! I have...

Congrats on the E550, welcome to the club! I have the HK system as well. Have you tried increasing the Bass and lowering the Treble? It's the only control they give us for the sound system. Other...
07-02-2013, 12:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,306
Posted By SoCalCLK

Congrats on joining the E550 club. It's a rock...

Congrats on joining the E550 club. It's a rock solid performer that is a velvet hammer
07-02-2013, 12:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,092
Posted By SoCalCLK

LOL, the exhaust on these cars can be pricey,...

LOL, the exhaust on these cars can be pricey, given that you have to buy 2 mufflers, etc.

I've heard of some shops going with a muffler (i.e. Magnaflow, etc.) and just using the stock "trapezoid"...
07-02-2013, 12:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,092
Posted By SoCalCLK

You can also call Mercedes-Benz USA and give them...

You can also call Mercedes-Benz USA and give them the VIN # and they can do the same. They used to mail you a copy of the original sticker, but they charge for that these days. I think they can still...
06-30-2013, 10:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,092
Posted By SoCalCLK

Frank, there are sensors in all four door...

Frank, there are sensors in all four door handles, that will open/close the vehicle at the slightest touch, provided that the key is close by. Hope this helps, and congrats again.
06-21-2013, 01:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,092
Posted By SoCalCLK

With the delivery of a freight train, I might...

With the delivery of a freight train, I might add. The V8 engine is smooth as silk. Nice avatar BTW!
06-21-2013, 01:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 795
Posted By SoCalCLK

You make a valid point here, my friend. It makes...

You make a valid point here, my friend. It makes the event more exciting and worth the time putting in the drive to get there. Not everyone has the same approach to marketing and eliminating old...
06-20-2013, 02:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 795
Posted By SoCalCLK

HRE Open House

Just wondering if any of you SoCal W212 gusy are planning on going to this thing. It's this Saturday, 6/22. Here's the thread on MBWorld:
...
06-20-2013, 02:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,469
Posted By SoCalCLK

Looking forward to it. Will there be tours of the...

Looking forward to it. Will there be tours of the facility?
06-19-2013, 11:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,080
Posted By SoCalCLK

Nice wheels. I think 19" would be perfect

Nice wheels. I think 19" would be perfect
Forum: W212 AMG
06-16-2013, 03:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,136
Posted By SoCalCLK

Looks sick. I like the grey color on the sides of...

Looks sick. I like the grey color on the sides of the spokes. Love the fact that the fenders don't rub with 20" sitting lowered. The W212 E-class is a man's car!
06-16-2013, 03:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,092
Posted By SoCalCLK

For an authentic OEM NAV, it's best to get it...

For an authentic OEM NAV, it's best to get it done by the dealer, that way you have some recourse. I've seen it as low as $249. If you think about it that's like 2 1/2 Tanks of gasoline, LOL.
...
06-15-2013, 12:44 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 18,955
Posted By SoCalCLK

Nappa Leather is the best. Nice!

Nappa Leather is the best. Nice!
06-15-2013, 12:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,092
Posted By SoCalCLK

If you're buying from an authorized MBZ dealer,...

If you're buying from an authorized MBZ dealer, then you shouldn't have to worry as the car is under a CPO warranty and has been reconditioned to spec. If you are buying elsewhere, a PPI is...
06-15-2013, 12:37 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 15,331
Posted By SoCalCLK

I have the "S" or "C" transmission choice on...

I have the "S" or "C" transmission choice on mine. I've gotten into the habit of selecting "S" each time I start the car. Too bad there wasn't a way for the car to remain in "S" after I shut it down...
Forum: W212 AMG
06-15-2013, 12:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,136
Posted By SoCalCLK

Nice wheels. They fit the W212 bodystyle well.

Nice wheels. They fit the W212 bodystyle well.
05-17-2013, 08:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,347
Posted By SoCalCLK

Glad to hear it, buddy. That's what this forum is...

Glad to hear it, buddy. That's what this forum is (was) about! Have a great weekend.
Forum: W212 AMG
05-16-2013, 06:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 25,845
Posted By SoCalCLK

Not that it weighs to much into the discussion,...

Not that it weighs to much into the discussion, but are there any weight savings from the 6.2L to the 5.5L engine? In other words, is handling better in the 5.5L E63 vs the 6.2L E63?
05-14-2013, 12:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,783
Posted By SoCalCLK

Hype, I forgot how loaded your car is. I think...

Hype, I forgot how loaded your car is. I think the person who is seeking a loaded W212 E550 will be willing to pay. E550s are rare to begin with.

As for the N/A 5.4L Engine, it might even be a...
05-14-2013, 12:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,982
Posted By SoCalCLK

Looks sweet, Corey. Those HRE wheels go great on...

Looks sweet, Corey. Those HRE wheels go great on that car. Now you just need to do it on a W212 Sedan!
05-14-2013, 12:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,347
Posted By SoCalCLK

Rob, I haven't had this problem with mine, but...

Rob, I haven't had this problem with mine, but what I ended up doing (since I like the car to stay lowered at all times/speeds) is on the Renntech software, select one of your Custom slots, click...
05-14-2013, 12:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,357
Posted By SoCalCLK

I got a Brabus Exhaust for my W212 E550 and...

I got a Brabus Exhaust for my W212 E550 and couldn't be happier
04-28-2013, 05:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 16,366
Posted By SoCalCLK

Well said. I don't want to get into a theoretical...

Well said. I don't want to get into a theoretical discussion on how many view Jap cars as appliances, but there are certain costs and expenditures that come with owning an E-Class, good or bad, it's...
04-27-2013, 06:21 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 39,407
Posted By SoCalCLK

Mash-up is right. Looks like a large C-Class and...

Mash-up is right. Looks like a large C-Class and Hyundai got together and mutated. The taillights remind me of a Toyota Avalon, and that big-star grille is just plain silly.

I'll stick with the...
04-24-2013, 05:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,263
Posted By SoCalCLK

I've got the same Renntech V3 Lowering Module as...

I've got the same Renntech V3 Lowering Module as RobbieRob and must say it is the way to go. You can lower it as you like and raise it accordingly. Worth the money, IMHO.
04-24-2013, 05:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 16,366
Posted By SoCalCLK

The N/A E350 and E550 engines are solid...

The N/A E350 and E550 engines are solid candidates and should be able to meet your expectations of 200K miles. These engines are tanks.
04-13-2013, 09:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,534
Posted By SoCalCLK

Back on topic, I respect the fact that the OP is...

Back on topic, I respect the fact that the OP is seeking a W212 E550. These cars are rare birds indeed and very satisfying to own.

If I were the OP, I would go with the lower mileage E550, in this...
04-09-2013, 03:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,570
Posted By SoCalCLK

I added a Renntech V3 Lowering Module to adjust...

I added a Renntech V3 Lowering Module to adjust the ride height and lower the car by 1" all the way around. Works great with the standard E550 Airmatic suspension
Forum: Off Topic
04-02-2013, 01:19 AM
Replies: 418
Views: 24,525
Posted By SoCalCLK

It's too late. PS3 committed. PS4 next! :D

It's too late. PS3 committed. PS4 next! :D
Forum: Off Topic
04-02-2013, 12:11 AM
Replies: 418
Views: 24,525
Posted By SoCalCLK

Black Ops II - MERCS FTW! "Brought the pain,...

Black Ops II - MERCS FTW!

"Brought the pain, time to get Paid"
Forum: Cigars
03-31-2013, 11:53 PM
Replies: 1,334
Views: 90,012
Posted By SoCalCLK

This thread just rocks - best thread in MBWorld

This thread just rocks - best thread in MBWorld
Forum: Off Topic
03-31-2013, 11:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,145
Posted By SoCalCLK

Congrats buddy. She is a cutie! You will enjoy...

Congrats buddy. She is a cutie! You will enjoy fatherhood, it's a great fraternity
03-19-2013, 01:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,374
Posted By SoCalCLK

This sort of thing makes me not want to subscribe...

This sort of thing makes me not want to subscribe to mbrace!
03-18-2013, 11:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 11,512
Posted By SoCalCLK

The Vossens look way clean on the W212. Great...

The Vossens look way clean on the W212. Great choice and excellent photos.

BTW - I've lowered mine via Renntech Lowering module and it was worth it
03-18-2013, 11:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,141
Posted By SoCalCLK

2010 E550 owner here. I've got the Air suspension...

2010 E550 owner here. I've got the Air suspension and no complaints here. I lowered the car via Renntech Lowering Module V3. Not the cheapest option out there, but the most adjustable and very...
03-02-2013, 01:55 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 28,545
Posted By SoCalCLK

SG - Nice to see you are in the W212 owner's...

SG - Nice to see you are in the W212 owner's club. I had my front rotors replaced at 16K miles. I'm at 27K now, and all is well. Still, I feel that the rotors should last longer than what we have...
03-02-2013, 11:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,585
Posted By SoCalCLK

What a beauty with all the right options (P2,...

What a beauty with all the right options (P2, Pano roof, etc.). Enjoy the car and thanks for posting!
Forum: Cigars
02-21-2013, 10:02 PM
Replies: 1,334
Views: 90,012
Posted By SoCalCLK

Those cigars look phenomenal! :y

Those cigars look phenomenal! :y
02-16-2013, 04:47 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 27,737
Posted By SoCalCLK

Excellent, quality write-up. Thanks for putting...

Excellent, quality write-up. Thanks for putting in the effort to post this!

Great drop, very classy, very fitting for a Mercedes. H&R does a great job in balancing lowering the car versus slamming...
02-16-2013, 12:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,155
Posted By SoCalCLK

Nice wheels, Hype. Looks clean!

Nice wheels, Hype. Looks clean!
02-12-2013, 01:53 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,189
Posted By SoCalCLK

I'm on that one already! SkyFall FTW. They need...

I'm on that one already! SkyFall FTW. They need to bring the Gunbarrel sequence to the beginning again, enough alreadt
02-09-2013, 10:53 PM
Replies: 8,441
Views: 337,629
Posted By SoCalCLK

You sir, are a Scholar, a Patriot and a Good...

You sir, are a Scholar, a Patriot and a Good American. Thank you for posting this.
01-30-2013, 03:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,067
Posted By SoCalCLK

This happens quite a bit with the iPods. Whenever...

This happens quite a bit with the iPods. Whenever it does happen, I usually reboot the iPod (Hold the center button and menu button at the same time for 10 seconds) and then re-connect. The dealer...
01-21-2013, 07:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,046
Posted By SoCalCLK

Gotta love the factory air suspension. The rear...

Gotta love the factory air suspension. The rear gap on my car looks the same when the car is in "sleep mode". Slammed!
Forum: W218
01-21-2013, 07:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,843
Posted By SoCalCLK

Impressive times for a Luxury car! RENNTech stuff...

Impressive times for a Luxury car! RENNTech stuff is the best.
01-21-2013, 12:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,726
Posted By SoCalCLK

Sorry to hear about that freak sandstorm and the...

Sorry to hear about that freak sandstorm and the damage it caused to your car.

I would have a good detailer go through the car and see what they can do before you ditch it. You'd be surprised...
01-18-2013, 11:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,489
Posted By SoCalCLK

I refer lowering via a lowering module. Renntech...

I refer lowering via a lowering module. Renntech V3 has worked great for me. Totally customizable
01-18-2013, 05:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,317
Posted By SoCalCLK

Can't wait to see them on the car! Sweet choice!

Can't wait to see them on the car! Sweet choice!
01-18-2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,046
Posted By SoCalCLK

19"s are the way to in my opinion. Car looks...

19"s are the way to in my opinion. Car looks great, Res1dent!
01-18-2013, 04:58 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 14,760
Posted By SoCalCLK

Nice choice on the black F10. I was choosing...

Nice choice on the black F10. I was choosing between a Sapphire Black F10 2010 550i or the W212 E550 myself.

The W212 had a more comprised ride and felt roomier. Either one would be a great...
01-13-2013, 06:33 PM
Forum: Cigars
01-12-2013, 12:44 PM
Replies: 1,334
Views: 90,012
Posted By SoCalCLK

Nice. I'm due for an upgrade soon as was looking...

Nice. I'm due for an upgrade soon as was looking at a Motorola Droid 4, with the hard keys. I've been using Blackberries for 8 years and can't used to the virtual keys.

I had a Nat Sherman that I...
01-12-2013, 01:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,010
Posted By SoCalCLK

Looks pretty clean. This is where an ELM like a...

Looks pretty clean. This is where an ELM like a Renntech V3 comes in handy, to customize the drop
12-26-2012, 04:44 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 18,809
Posted By SoCalCLK

E550 feels different. Mid-range power and top-end...

E550 feels different. Mid-range power and top-end power are improved. Car seems to hold the gears longer and the downshifts are phenomenal. Overall, the 5.4L V8 is able to breathe more and estimated...
12-26-2012, 04:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,003
Posted By SoCalCLK

Nice post. Always good to hear how our cars do...

Nice post. Always good to hear how our cars do against real world street competition.
12-22-2012, 05:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,660
Posted By SoCalCLK

Those look like the real thing. W212 FTW!

Those look like the real thing. W212 FTW!
Forum: Cigars
12-22-2012, 05:29 PM
Replies: 1,334
Views: 90,012
Posted By SoCalCLK

Great advice here, spoken like a man who knows...

Great advice here, spoken like a man who knows the truth!

Congrats on the upcoming baby girl, btw. I know people are always thinking about having a son, but for a Dad, having a baby girl is...
12-22-2012, 12:31 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 51,424
Posted By SoCalCLK

Looks sweet! :y

Looks sweet! :y
12-20-2012, 11:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,728
Posted By SoCalCLK

That's happened to me a couple times, mainly on...

That's happened to me a couple times, mainly on the passenger side. But to answer the OP's question, yes my windows auto roll-up whenever I flick the switch. No need to hold it down.
12-20-2012, 11:26 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 9,905
Posted By SoCalCLK

Thanks for the invite, I'm busy the 29th, but...

Thanks for the invite, I'm busy the 29th, but will try and make it out for the January meet
12-20-2012, 08:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,233
Posted By SoCalCLK

Wow, talk about a winter wonderland. The engine...

Wow, talk about a winter wonderland. The engine must love the cold, crisp air!
12-15-2012, 07:12 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 18,809
Posted By SoCalCLK

Finally got the Brabus wheels cleaned up and...

Finally got the Brabus wheels cleaned up and installed with Michelin Pilot Super Sports. Looks and feels great. Will attach some pics and revise the sig pic once I get a chance to take some decent...
12-15-2012, 06:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,973
Posted By SoCalCLK

E550 FTW. You'll love the larger displacement and...

E550 FTW. You'll love the larger displacement and smooth power curve of the E550. Plus it's a rarer car and you'll enjoy the added internal amenities and features
11-29-2012, 02:47 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 20,221
Posted By SoCalCLK

Is anyone else around here annoyed that the gas...

Is anyone else around here annoyed that the gas cap/door on the W212 is plastic? On my W209 CLK55 it was metal, which is the way it's supposed to be!

On the positive side, I guess there are some...
Forum: Cigars
11-24-2012, 01:01 AM
Replies: 1,334
Views: 90,012
Posted By SoCalCLK

Happy Thanksgiving guys. Hope you were able to...

Happy Thanksgiving guys. Hope you were able to enjoy some great cigars with your family and friends. I had a My Father Le Bjiou and it was excellent with some 25-year Armagnac.
Forum: Off Topic
11-15-2012, 04:06 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,307
Posted By SoCalCLK

Happy Birthday, AML! Yes, I'm still subscribed to...

Happy Birthday, AML! Yes, I'm still subscribed to this thread! Now you can order a cold beer along with that delicious bowl of pho tai
Forum: Off Topic
11-15-2012, 04:03 AM
Replies: 418
Views: 24,525
Posted By SoCalCLK

Nice thread revival. Not yet. Will probably get...

Nice thread revival. Not yet. Will probably get it eventually, but I have busy and not been on the PS3 lately.
11-13-2012, 02:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 828
Posted By SoCalCLK

I've put a BRABUS exhaust on mine and couldn't be...

I've put a BRABUS exhaust on mine and couldn't be happier. A clean, deep sound, with quality workmanship and installation. Please see thread:
...
Forum: Cigars
11-08-2012, 06:01 PM
Replies: 1,334
Views: 90,012
Posted By SoCalCLK

Big Smoke Las Vegas

Are any of you guys going to be at Big Smoke in Las Vegas this Saturday? If so, let me know
11-08-2012, 02:22 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 22,344
Posted By SoCalCLK

Right. Ouch.

Right. Ouch.
10-30-2012, 05:48 PM
Replies: 442
Views: 73,140
Posted By SoCalCLK

I think most potential buyers compare the E550...

I think most potential buyers compare the E550 and BMW 550i. Especially now that both have twin-turbo charged engines. The BMW is more tech-oriented and handles better, but the Mercedes is easier to...
Forum: Cigars
10-30-2012, 01:43 AM
Replies: 1,334
Views: 90,012
Posted By SoCalCLK

We need to rename this thread the Good Life...

We need to rename this thread the Good Life thread!
Forum: Cigars
10-23-2012, 02:15 AM
Replies: 1,334
Views: 90,012
Posted By SoCalCLK

That's a very good cigar. They started carrying...

That's a very good cigar. They started carrying them at the local Total Wine here in Orange County and I picked some up. Smokes just like you described
10-20-2012, 06:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,109
Posted By SoCalCLK

Nice ride, fully loaded! I got all the options...

Nice ride, fully loaded! I got all the options that you have except the multi-contour seats. E550 is a great daily-driver
10-20-2012, 02:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,351
Posted By SoCalCLK

I agree with this. Whenever I begin to find Audi...

I agree with this. Whenever I begin to find Audi interesting again, I go to the dealership and look at the car and can't help but think, "Why am I contemplating overpaying for a dressed-up...
10-20-2012, 02:12 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,116
Posted By SoCalCLK

997 Targa is a great choice. The Aston Martin and...

997 Targa is a great choice. The Aston Martin and Maserati are cool as well, but in the end the classic style of the Porsche and the reliability win it for me. Post some pics!
10-08-2012, 01:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,331
Posted By SoCalCLK

His car does look sick in person! My driving...

His car does look sick in person! My driving style is like yours, and I've decided to go with 19's. It's a mix of sportiness and comfort. But the 20's look awesome!
10-08-2012, 01:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,331
Posted By SoCalCLK

I think those wheels look great. It makes it look...

I think those wheels look great. It makes it look like an S-Class! Five-spokes are a clean design and match the car nicely. They look great in 20"s.
09-18-2012, 01:04 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 18,809
Posted By SoCalCLK

It was great seeing your car in person. It looks...

It was great seeing your car in person. It looks sick. The rims are a great match to the color of the car. Thanks for coming out. Let's do it again soon!
09-08-2012, 09:20 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 70,808
Posted By SoCalCLK

Someone needs to do the conversion and let us...

Someone needs to do the conversion and let us know. Also, in the pictures of the Straight LED vs. Hockey Stick LED, the front bumper cut-outs seem to be different shapes. How would that work?
09-07-2012, 03:08 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 18,809
Posted By SoCalCLK

Yeah, I'll be there

Yeah, I'll be there
09-02-2012, 04:25 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 18,809
Posted By SoCalCLK

Okay, we're meeting up next Saturday, Sept. 8th...

Okay, we're meeting up next Saturday, Sept. 8th at the Crystal Cove shopping area in Newport Beach at 9:00am in front of Starbucks. Some of you may remember that this was the original location for...
Forum: W212 AMG
08-26-2012, 05:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,839
Posted By SoCalCLK

I got a Recaro one in black for my W212 E550....

I got a Recaro one in black for my W212 E550. Looks great in a black interior and is easy to load them in and out
08-21-2012, 03:21 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 18,809
Posted By SoCalCLK

I'm down with that. We could meet at the top of...

I'm down with that. We could meet at the top of the parking structure near the Yardhouse. Let's see who else wants to roll



Saturday morning breakfast works good too. We can meet up near the...
08-19-2012, 03:22 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 56,911
Posted By SoCalCLK

Ying Yang Twins FTW! That songs bangs on the...

Ying Yang Twins FTW! That songs bangs on the Harmon Kardon
08-16-2012, 12:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,693
Posted By SoCalCLK

Oh I absolutely agree. The new E550's should be...

Oh I absolutely agree. The new E550's should be named the E460. :D
08-15-2012, 04:12 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 18,809
Posted By SoCalCLK

Weeknights after 7pm work for me as well....

Weeknights after 7pm work for me as well. Thursdays work great. Saturday mornings as well.

We should think of a place in Irvine or Newport, preferrably near a place that serves cold beer.
08-15-2012, 04:08 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 18,809
Posted By SoCalCLK

Sorry, but I've been busy. My apologies for not...

Sorry, but I've been busy. My apologies for not responding to your request sooner. I was going to recommend contacting your favorite Authorized Distributor, or Brabus directly. Glad to hear that you...
08-13-2012, 11:53 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 18,809
Posted By SoCalCLK

That's probably a good idea. Mainly for the...

That's probably a good idea. Mainly for the locals. I'd like to check out your car as well! What/when did you have in mind?
08-12-2012, 12:00 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 18,809
Posted By SoCalCLK

Thanks, Troy. That was my goal when choosing an...

Thanks, Troy. That was my goal when choosing an exhaust. I've got clients to take around during the week and a baby (my daughter) during the weekend. I wanted something clean and OEM. Brabus has a...
08-11-2012, 06:44 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 18,809
Posted By SoCalCLK

BRABUS Exhaust on W212 E550

I finally got around to getting the BRABUS Exhaust for my 2010 W212 E550. I purchased it and had it installed at BRABUS in Irvine. Those guys are first class all the way. I also got the BRABUS...
Forum: Off Topic
08-10-2012, 03:13 AM
Replies: 3,102
Views: 97,035
Posted By SoCalCLK

This forum was Facebook before Facebook, ROFL....

This forum was Facebook before Facebook, ROFL. Stern screwed us on the Chris Paul deal. He's gotta let this deal pass!
Forum: Off Topic
08-10-2012, 02:40 AM
Replies: 3,102
Views: 97,035
Posted By SoCalCLK

Drex has been asleep at the wheel! Dwight to...

Drex has been asleep at the wheel! Dwight to Lakers and Bynum to Sixers. We gotta go to a game this season
08-09-2012, 01:45 AM
Replies: 3,015
Views: 1,671,323
Posted By SoCalCLK

Nice pics. I like those LED taillights too.

Nice pics. I like those LED taillights too.
Forum: Cigars
08-09-2012, 01:01 AM
Replies: 1,334
Views: 90,012
Posted By SoCalCLK

Those are some sick pics. That's like having a...

Those are some sick pics. That's like having a man-cave in your Suburban. Freaking awesome. Nice Sig, BTW. I have a Walther and was thinking of a Sig Sauer next.

I'll meet up with you guys in...
Forum: Off Topic
08-08-2012, 12:24 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 11,331
Posted By SoCalCLK

I just ordered mine. Thanks for the great promo,...

I just ordered mine. Thanks for the great promo, Genicolor. Very easy website to use and I was impressed that you have all the OEM color codes. Looking forward to using this product
08-07-2012, 08:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 934
Posted By SoCalCLK

Congrats, Frank!

Congrats, Frank!
08-06-2012, 12:37 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 17,722
Posted By SoCalCLK

I just had the Brabus door pins installed and it...

I just had the Brabus door pins installed and it was basically the same issue. The fronts are way easy to install, but the rears involved removing the door.

I agree with the OP, leave it to the...
07-31-2012, 11:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,628
Posted By SoCalCLK

That's pretty awesome mileage dude. I just...

That's pretty awesome mileage dude. I just averaged 27mpg to San Diego and back in my 550 and I'm pretty stoked, LOL
07-31-2012, 11:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,418
Posted By SoCalCLK

RennTech tune FTW. I'm going to do it for my N/A...

RennTech tune FTW. I'm going to do it for my N/A 5.4L engine. I can only imagine how it will be for the twin-turbo engine!
07-31-2012, 01:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,947
Posted By SoCalCLK

Prior Design makes a clean looking kit. The front...

Prior Design makes a clean looking kit. The front bumper looks almost exactly like an E63 front and the rear looks like it was meant to be on the car. Now you just need a Brabus Exhaust back there...
06-24-2012, 11:30 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,467
Posted By SoCalCLK

Okay, I pulled the trigger on the RennTECH V3...

Okay, I pulled the trigger on the RennTECH V3 lowering module. I got it installed at an authorized Renntech dealer in Southern Cal. It's everything its advertised to be and is simple to use and...
06-13-2012, 07:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,189
Posted By SoCalCLK

You're absolutely right. I've had my suspension...

You're absolutely right. I've had my suspension in "Sport" mode and its stayed like that, even after shutting down and starting up the car.

The Transmission is the one that I have to click to go...
06-11-2012, 04:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,678
Posted By SoCalCLK

Road and Track got a 0-60 time of 4.6 seconds for...

Road and Track got a 0-60 time of 4.6 seconds for the N/A 5.4L V8. Qtr-mile came at 13.1 seconds. Not sure how reliable this is, but it certainly looks good on paper, LOL.

Years from now, when the...
06-11-2012, 01:55 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,666
Posted By SoCalCLK

:rolf: :rolf: :rolf: Back on topic, how...

:rolf: :rolf: :rolf:

Back on topic, how about tuning/mod options? Have you guys seen how many body kits/wheels/exhaust is out there for our W212s? I'm really digging Prior Design's body kit for...
06-09-2012, 01:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 20,495
Posted By SoCalCLK

That looks great. The aluminum on the steering...

That looks great. The aluminum on the steering wheel really brings out the accents on the A/C vents and the dash. Very nice!
06-08-2012, 03:40 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,890
Posted By SoCalCLK

P2 with Distronic FTW!

P2 with Distronic FTW!
06-08-2012, 03:38 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,890
Posted By SoCalCLK

That's a sweet deal. Congrats, my friend. I love...

That's a sweet deal. Congrats, my friend. I love the classic, brown leather interior. Reminds me of my Uncle's car back in the early 1980's.

16K miles, with OEM Warranty and CPO Warranty for a...
Forum: Cigars
06-04-2012, 10:35 PM
Replies: 1,334
Views: 90,012
Posted By SoCalCLK

If you're in LA this Fall, I'll hook up with ya...

If you're in LA this Fall, I'll hook up with ya for a drink and a smoke! :y
06-03-2012, 01:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,599
Posted By SoCalCLK

Those rims look great. I've always liked that...

Those rims look great. I've always liked that type of design, especially with the rivets showing. Now we need a photoshop with those rims on a W212!
06-03-2012, 01:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,683
Posted By SoCalCLK

:word: W212 is a class act and solid Mercedes. I...

:word: W212 is a class act and solid Mercedes. I get into it and sometimes feel sorry for the schnooks out there on the 405 FWY, LOL. Congrats on the new ride and thanks for posting the pics of them...
05-31-2012, 01:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,467
Posted By SoCalCLK

Nice ride, Yosheego. The W212 (like most cars)...

Nice ride, Yosheego. The W212 (like most cars) looks so much better lowered on the right set of rims.

It's too bad you aren't closer to Southern California. There's a couple tuners out here that...
Forum: Cigars
05-19-2012, 11:53 AM
Replies: 1,334
Views: 90,012
Posted By SoCalCLK

Happy Birthday, man! Those Arturo Fuente BTLs are...

Happy Birthday, man! Those Arturo Fuente BTLs are delicious. The Padrons too. That's a sweet stash of Single Malts you've got there. Balvenie 12-year doublewood is my standard go-to scotch. Let us...
05-13-2012, 04:10 PM
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Posted By SoCalCLK

That's a sick photo of the GT-R. Looks like a...

That's a sick photo of the GT-R. Looks like a magazine shot. How did the car perform at the track?
05-11-2012, 06:15 PM
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Views: 1,260
Posted By SoCalCLK

Wagon is an excellent choice. With BMW not...

Wagon is an excellent choice. With BMW not selling the 5-Series wagon in the US and Audi not selling the A6 Avant in the US, Mercedes once again stands alone in providing a full-size wagon for their...
05-09-2012, 02:08 AM
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Views: 226,194
Posted By SoCalCLK

Subscribed. Konigstiger, you are the man!

Subscribed. Konigstiger, you are the man!
05-07-2012, 08:59 PM
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Views: 4,101
Posted By SoCalCLK

Great insights. Once the warranty is up, the new...

Great insights. Once the warranty is up, the new E-class starts looking a whole lot better.

That being said, Congrats on the choice of the E! I was looking at S-Classes myself, but didn't like the...
05-04-2012, 12:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,467
Posted By SoCalCLK

Well said, Bud. I was thinking the same thing. As...

Well said, Bud. I was thinking the same thing. As much as the new bi-turbo, direct injection 4.6L engines are appealing, ultimately, I preferred to go with the tried & true M273 engine, with the 5.4L...
Forum: Cigars
05-04-2012, 12:39 AM
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Views: 90,012
Posted By SoCalCLK

Those Joya de Nicaragua 1970's are indeed...

Those Joya de Nicaragua 1970's are indeed full-bodied. It's interesting to note that as they age, they lose a little of that power, but still smoke really well.

A friend of mine had one of those...
05-03-2012, 06:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,964
Posted By SoCalCLK

Good idea. What kind of fuel injector cleaner do...

Good idea. What kind of fuel injector cleaner do you use? Or do you have the dealership do it? I've heard good things about Chevron Synthetic FI Cleaner as well as Redline.
05-03-2012, 03:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,964
Posted By SoCalCLK

Interesting article. Thanks for posting this.

Interesting article. Thanks for posting this.
04-19-2012, 01:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,467
Posted By SoCalCLK

Thanks man! LOL, Black E550's rock! ...

Thanks man!



LOL, Black E550's rock!



Will do, once I get the Brabus rims on. I like these OEM rims better than some of the other ones that came out for the E-class.
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