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03-18-2019, 09:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,483
Posted By Skizz

I have the base Burmester in my GLC43. I am...

I have the base Burmester in my GLC43. I am throwing $5k worth of caution to the wind and giving the upgraded Burmester 3D system a try in my GLE450 order (at the loss of the AMG exterior package)....
03-18-2019, 05:28 PM
Replies: 2,967
Views: 355,440
Posted By Skizz

MB Plano used to be my "home store". One of my...

MB Plano used to be my "home store". One of my good buddies was one of the head AMG techs there, but left to start his own shop. I was always treated like a king there for service, but although the...
03-17-2019, 03:30 PM
Replies: 2,967
Views: 355,440
Posted By Skizz

If you're from DFW, they've had quite a few of...

If you're from DFW, they've had quite a few of them at MB Dallas and MB McKinney, but they may have sold them by now and waiting on more. I drove both the 350 and 450 at McKinney, and I looked at...
03-16-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 732
Posted By Skizz

The metal weave is very nice. I like it. Is the...

The metal weave is very nice. I like it. Is the console trim piano black?
03-14-2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 834
Posted By Skizz

Damn. I'd like to have the V8, but don't have the...

Damn. I'd like to have the V8, but don't have the patience. I wish MB would quit making stuff I want. It's getting expensive.
03-13-2019, 06:43 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,322
Posted By Skizz

Very nice build, Greg. I'm anxiously awaiting...

Very nice build, Greg. I'm anxiously awaiting your comments, especially on real world, real owner/user E-ABC experiences, as mine will be about a month behind yours.
03-13-2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 2,967
Views: 355,440
Posted By Skizz

This may be one of those things that you can only...

This may be one of those things that you can only find out by getting with your dealer and seeing if netstar will allow it. The configurator is just an ordering guide, and is not always in sync with...
03-11-2019, 07:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 732
Posted By Skizz

Ouch. Wasn't told that when I was going through...

Ouch. Wasn't told that when I was going through the choices. Of course, I wasn't told a number of things........
03-11-2019, 06:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 732
Posted By Skizz

Just a heads up, and you may already know, on...

Just a heads up, and you may already know, on both Metal Weave and Aluminum trims the console is piano black, or so I was told, and told again. I considered the Metal Weave and grey gloss linden wood...
03-11-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 2,967
Views: 355,440
Posted By Skizz

Anyone have any idea what the dynamic is between...

Anyone have any idea what the dynamic is between the order being "locked" and turned red (or pink, I guess, wherein you can't change options or colors) on netstar and the production code "B3, no...
03-10-2019, 06:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 411
Posted By Skizz

I do like those coupes, but they are still a bit...

I do like those coupes, but they are still a bit pricey; they hold their values better than the sedan. For a second car (actually fourth car) that I won't drive much, I've kind of capped myself at...
03-10-2019, 06:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 411
Posted By Skizz

I had a friend that owned a 2015 with ABC that I...

I had a friend that owned a 2015 with ABC that I drove for a few weeks while he was driving my E63. I liked it enough that I started looking for one of my own (a few years old though, probably...
03-10-2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 411
Posted By Skizz

I have it on my order as well. Was one of the...

I have it on my order as well. Was one of the things that caused me to opt for the GLE450 over the new Cayenne. The S-class version of ABC is very nice and once I drove one with the option, I...
03-08-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,483
Posted By Skizz

I am curious about the interior trim on...

I am curious about the interior trim on Shrimpking's GLE......Is it gloss grey linden wood? And if so, is it piano black on the sliding console cover, or grey linden wood as well? Thanks.
03-07-2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,483
Posted By Skizz

Whoa. Nice. Oh man, I changed from white to...

Whoa. Nice. Oh man, I changed from white to selenite grey when I couldn't get the AMG exterior package, thinking the black wheel well and other trim would not look good with white. Seeing yours, I...
03-04-2019, 08:36 PM
Replies: 2,967
Views: 355,440
Posted By Skizz

Pre-heat option on german site

I was checking out the german configurator and noticed a pre-heat function for the cabin, operable through the fob. I know I live in Texas and don't need it much, but considering it's 25 degrees...
03-04-2019, 07:17 PM
Replies: 2,967
Views: 355,440
Posted By Skizz

I did not like my GLC at all. The run flats...

I did not like my GLC at all. The run flats absolutely sucked and with the AMG-lite suspension tuning, the thing was rougher than it needed to be. Which in turn made it one of the most buzzy and...
03-04-2019, 06:31 PM
Replies: 2,967
Views: 355,440
Posted By Skizz

MBUSA has their own way of thinking. One of those...

MBUSA has their own way of thinking. One of those guys should be following this thread a little closer. But like you said, some options are adopted later. I mentioned earlier that if I had more...
03-04-2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 2,967
Views: 355,440
Posted By Skizz

Yeah, a bit less buggy, but still doesn't conform...

Yeah, a bit less buggy, but still doesn't conform totally to netstar ordering.
03-04-2019, 06:26 PM
Replies: 2,967
Views: 355,440
Posted By Skizz

10000% agree. I raised hell over it about 200...

10000% agree. I raised hell over it about 200 posts back.
03-04-2019, 06:15 PM
Replies: 2,967
Views: 355,440
Posted By Skizz

That's logical and reasonable. I would have...

That's logical and reasonable. I would have hoped, that on a total redesign, they could have come up with some way, through blank-slate component placement/routing, to find room for an amp that is...
03-04-2019, 06:01 PM
Replies: 2,967
Views: 355,440
Posted By Skizz

Just goes to show: on German configurator you...

Just goes to show: on German configurator you can order rear power seats as a stand alone option. 7 seats are not needed for this option.

Looks like you have almost the exact GLC43 I had. ...
03-04-2019, 05:42 PM
Replies: 2,967
Views: 355,440
Posted By Skizz

I'm open to better suggestions or definitive...

I'm open to better suggestions or definitive answers. Seems that only MB program execs/engineers know, and they don't appear to feel like they owe anyone any explanations for the decisions/choices...
03-04-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 2,967
Views: 355,440
Posted By Skizz

That's what I was saying about ordering...

That's what I was saying about ordering differences across international lines. For example, in Europe, you can get the power second row seats as a stand alone option. In US, it can only be ordered...
03-04-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 2,967
Views: 355,440
Posted By Skizz

My understanding of it is that in Europe, the...

My understanding of it is that in Europe, the piped in sound is a stand alone option. It is not included with the AMG exterior package. You can't order the stand alone sound package with the...
03-04-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 2,967
Views: 355,440
Posted By Skizz

I was told it was because the AMG exterior...

I was told it was because the AMG exterior package piped in synthetic engine noise into the cabin over the audio system, and engineers couldn't program it to function correctly through the 3D...
03-04-2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 2,967
Views: 355,440
Posted By Skizz

I wrangled with this issue with the dealer and...

I wrangled with this issue with the dealer and MBUSA, with MBUSA telling me it is what it is and no way around it. I made the the same arguments as you, but ultimately had to make the compromise: I...
03-01-2019, 06:58 PM
Replies: 2,967
Views: 355,440
Posted By Skizz

I agree, Greg. That does look nice and stately. ...

I agree, Greg. That does look nice and stately. And yes, I am getting pano. Why?
03-01-2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 2,967
Views: 355,440
Posted By Skizz

I like that espresso interior (from earlier pic);...

I like that espresso interior (from earlier pic); too bad they don't do an espresso headliner to match. I know some would think that it would be too dark, but I like the "cavey" feel. Hence, my black...
02-27-2019, 09:11 PM
Replies: 2,967
Views: 355,440
Posted By Skizz

I had a similar headache with the ordering...

I had a similar headache with the ordering process for the GLC43. The 350 was already out, but the 43 was a pain. The dealer let me order twice because netstar kept fouling things up, and the 43...
02-27-2019, 09:03 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,322
Posted By Skizz

Well, my salesman told me that at the training...

Well, my salesman told me that at the training session on the new GLE, he asked the reps (I *****ed and moaned about the exclusion, and even emailed corporate; no help). One of the reps told my...
02-27-2019, 07:40 PM
Replies: 2,967
Views: 355,440
Posted By Skizz

The downside to the R77 is all the room between...

The downside to the R77 is all the room between spokes to see the weak-ass brake package of the non-amg exterior trim. Hopefully the E-ABC will have something, at least on front, that looks better...
02-27-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 2,967
Views: 355,440
Posted By Skizz

CHeck out post #2427. That is basically my build...

CHeck out post #2427. That is basically my build with the R77. Thanks again, JoeMa!
02-27-2019, 07:33 PM
Replies: 2,967
Views: 355,440
Posted By Skizz

I ordered the R77 option, of course the most...

I ordered the R77 option, of course the most expensive stand alone wheel option. I have the RWB on my current GLC43, and cleaning between the spokes is a mother, even with my wand brushes. Once I...
02-27-2019, 07:26 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,322
Posted By Skizz

My GLE450 Build

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/556x809/gle450_build_final_2d45077afa36b79c391bc0e2444db2a72643a8aa.jpg
My Burmester 3D/AMG Exterior package compromise build. Color is...
02-27-2019, 07:14 PM
Replies: 2,967
Views: 355,440
Posted By Skizz

FWIW - I concur with Greg. I have all those aids...

FWIW - I concur with Greg. I have all those aids on my GLC43 and I have turned them all off. Personally, I couldn't stand them. I use the blind spot assist and 360 camera, both of which I will...
02-25-2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 2,967
Views: 355,440
Posted By Skizz

I found that to be the case at MB Dallas. Less...

I found that to be the case at MB Dallas. Less so at MB Plano. Not really at all at MB McKinney.
02-25-2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 2,967
Views: 355,440
Posted By Skizz

I can attest that the MercedesMe app for my 2017...

I can attest that the MercedesMe app for my 2017 GLC43 is so worthless, I quit bothering with it altogether. I was blindly hoping it would be better with a newer/different vehicle. I hate it that...
02-24-2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 2,967
Views: 355,440
Posted By Skizz

Greg to the rescue. That linked worked. Many...

Greg to the rescue. That linked worked. Many thanks, Greg, for all the input you share on this process. And thanks to all the other contributors, major and minor, as well. Through the collective...
02-24-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 2,967
Views: 355,440
Posted By Skizz

Konfigurator

When I tried to pull up the "Konfigurator" from the german site through the link posted earlier, it says the equivalent of document not found. Is there a new link I'm missing?

I'm kind of excited...
02-24-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 2,967
Views: 355,440
Posted By Skizz

Then maybe it was a pre-production issue. All I...

Then maybe it was a pre-production issue. All I know is what I saw in person and double checked, and it was enough to make me change from the grey linden to walnut to avoid the piano black. If I,...
02-24-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 2,967
Views: 355,440
Posted By Skizz

Then it's just my lack of technical prowess. Or...

Then it's just my lack of technical prowess. Or possibly patience. Maybe it was the UK site that didn't have it.........
02-24-2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 2,967
Views: 355,440
Posted By Skizz

Interior trim heads up

For those that are considering the base gloss grey linden wood trim: when I was at the dealer yesterday, they had a 350 with black leather and the grey linden trim (standard trim according to DOG),...
02-24-2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 2,967
Views: 355,440
Posted By Skizz

Wow, thanks JoeMa. The only thing I notice...

Wow, thanks JoeMa. The only thing I notice different is I got the black headliner, but you got it right on everything else. I was vacillating between the Selenite or the Mojave Silver. MB Dallas...
02-23-2019, 09:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 895
Posted By Skizz

I ordered it today. I have the lower end...

I ordered it today. I have the lower end burmester in my current GLC43. I'll compare/contrast here when my car comes in, in about two months :(
02-23-2019, 08:11 PM
Replies: 2,967
Views: 355,440
Posted By Skizz

Placed Order Today

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/585x702/build_excerpt_41a1417522751d523fbb655b5487eae2ee5dbda1.jpg
Placed my order today. The above is my final. Was going back and forth on...
02-20-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 2,967
Views: 355,440
Posted By Skizz

Dallas area

I'm in the Dallas area, and my dealer called me and said that one 450 and three 350's are in. Demo only, no sales. No e-abc. The dealer is getting them prepped and I will go drive the 450 around noon...
02-15-2019, 07:03 PM
Replies: 2,967
Views: 355,440
Posted By Skizz

You may be interpreting it correctly then. I do...

You may be interpreting it correctly then. I do know that I have a GLC43 (AMG-lite) and it does not have functioning tips. Maybe for the higher end GLE, they would add functioning tips for an...
02-15-2019, 06:41 PM
Replies: 2,967
Views: 355,440
Posted By Skizz

I don't think they are, as it was discussed a...

I don't think they are, as it was discussed a little earlier in this thread. My sales guy said that of the vehicles they were training on, non had the AMG exterior package.
02-15-2019, 06:35 PM
Replies: 2,967
Views: 355,440
Posted By Skizz

Burmester 3D/No AMG exterior

Spoke to my dealer yesterday while he was in "training" on the new GLE450 and had the ear of corporate guys. I have wanted the Burmester upgraded 3D system and found that this system could not be...
02-12-2019, 03:11 PM
Replies: 2,967
Views: 355,440
Posted By Skizz

Hmmmm.......I see in the latest DOG that it is...

Hmmmm.......I see in the latest DOG that it is listed as $700 for both. Wonder when that'll change?
02-12-2019, 03:06 PM
Replies: 2,967
Views: 355,440
Posted By Skizz

Greg - I noted on your Feb 12 spreadsheet...

Greg - I noted on your Feb 12 spreadsheet (today's) that you have the leather dashboard and beltline at tbd and the MBTex at $700. On my previous spreadsheet, it had the MBTex at $450 and the leather...
01-11-2019, 10:14 PM
Replies: 2,967
Views: 355,440
Posted By Skizz

I think you're reading it wrong. AMG Line...

I think you're reading it wrong. AMG Line exterior is "Not with Burmester High End 3D Surround System (811)". The price diff is between the GLE 350 and 450 (350 = $2900; 450 = $3,250).
01-11-2019, 09:28 PM
Replies: 2,967
Views: 355,440
Posted By Skizz

The attached DOG may be the one you are referring...

The attached DOG may be the one you are referring to. Also has the U38 option cost. A few other little changes too, like the rear door power shades just got $200 more expensive. Just happened to pop...
12-19-2018, 08:11 PM
Replies: 2,967
Views: 355,440
Posted By Skizz

I did. What was less clear to me was that...

I did. What was less clear to me was that although it did give an aerial view at a certain magnification, it appeared to revert back to typical map view as it magnified closer. I'm really needing...
12-18-2018, 08:15 PM
Replies: 2,967
Views: 355,440
Posted By Skizz

I sent an email but not expecting a lot. The...

I sent an email but not expecting a lot. The dealers around here won't dig too much. They act clueless, but I suspect it just too much trouble for them when someone will buy the car without asking...
12-18-2018, 06:23 PM
Replies: 2,967
Views: 355,440
Posted By Skizz

Another thing my dealer couldn't confirm, nor...

Another thing my dealer couldn't confirm, nor could the corporate technology trainer he emailed, if the navigation feature has an aerial option (akin to Google Earth view) and if it is available no...
12-18-2018, 06:03 PM
Replies: 2,967
Views: 355,440
Posted By Skizz

That's what I mean. I want this but can't have it...

That's what I mean. I want this but can't have it with that. I wanted MBTex but couldn't get it with multicontour/massage seats (mainly to keep wife quiet). There are a few other examples as well....
12-18-2018, 05:54 PM
Replies: 2,967
Views: 355,440
Posted By Skizz

Look at the DG1 AMG Line Exterior package in the...

Look at the DG1 AMG Line Exterior package in the Option Package Section for the Dec 13 DOG. Caught me off guard too. Netstar brought me back down to earth.
12-18-2018, 05:45 PM
Replies: 2,967
Views: 355,440
Posted By Skizz

Just left the dealer. I know there are odd...

Just left the dealer. I know there are odd reasons for everything, but I just can't figure out why the AMG EXTERIOR package cannot be ordered with the 811 high end audio system. There just seems to...
12-14-2018, 07:22 PM
Replies: 2,967
Views: 355,440
Posted By Skizz

Was watching a youtube review by Autogefuhl that...

Was watching a youtube review by Autogefuhl that was conducted in Texas (reviewer noted car had a Michigan plate for some reason) in a red 450. I noticed that it had the wheels that are not offered...
12-13-2018, 07:53 PM
Replies: 2,967
Views: 355,440
Posted By Skizz

Wonder how far that'll go towards the rear window...

Wonder how far that'll go towards the rear window spoiler?

Was in your neck of the woods last month. Pounded a few down at the stickmen. Man, I love it up that way. Would move there in a second if...
12-13-2018, 07:28 PM
Replies: 2,967
Views: 355,440
Posted By Skizz

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbull...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/1001x816/gle_build_dec_13_756976004bda10353e9496221e6eb7702b3f6d1b.jpg
This is the build I'm trying to move on. Depending on how much the RWA...
12-13-2018, 06:51 PM
Replies: 2,967
Views: 355,440
Posted By Skizz

You M4 guys hassled me ceaselessly on the Dallas...

You M4 guys hassled me ceaselessly on the Dallas roadways! Of course, every Infiniti G30 and Mustang wanted a piece of me too; I hated it when my wife was with me! Sadly, the E is gone to a new...
12-13-2018, 06:24 PM
Replies: 2,967
Views: 355,440
Posted By Skizz

I actually have read all 1,500+ posts, but I...

I actually have read all 1,500+ posts, but I searched again to make sure I didn't miss anything. Like I said, I spent a lot of time in the W211 section. There's sharks in them waters;)
12-13-2018, 05:47 PM
Replies: 2,967
Views: 355,440
Posted By Skizz

Hi - new to this forum section, but not to...

Hi - new to this forum section, but not to mbworld. Am looking to build and buy the GLE450, and this forum has been a huge help with lots of great info. Thanks to all.

Visited dealer today and...
02-07-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 42,644
Posted By Skizz

I don't know if it's standard. When my GLC43 came...

I don't know if it's standard. When my GLC43 came Feb last year, it had acoustic windshield, but not front side glass(es). Acoustic glass is not offered in rear, as far as I know. IIRC, I took tsb to...
Forum: W211 AMG
12-17-2017, 05:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,080
Posted By Skizz

Appreciate it. Yeah, I take good care of it. ...

Appreciate it. Yeah, I take good care of it. Almost hate to see it go, but I don't really even take it out anymore. Better to let it go to someone that'll put hands on it like I did. And no, it...
Forum: W211 AMG
12-17-2017, 12:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,080
Posted By Skizz

Nothing in my pm box.

Nothing in my pm box.
Forum: W211 AMG
12-16-2017, 02:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,080
Posted By Skizz

Nah. Haven't even tried to sell it. Sitting...

Nah. Haven't even tried to sell it. Sitting covered at home in garage.
Forum: W211 AMG
09-07-2017, 11:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,080
Posted By Skizz

Of course you were the inspiration. Don't...

Of course you were the inspiration. Don't remember that I pm'd you about it? And about a few other things too. I've followed a couple of your DIY's. You've inspired me and many others. Much...
Forum: W211 AMG
09-07-2017, 01:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,080
Posted By Skizz

I just got the nav updated at the dealer. ...

I just got the nav updated at the dealer.
Maybe the car will speak to someone. Maybe it won't. Luckily most people won't need to win the lottery to afford one of our cars. When I bought mine,...
Forum: W211 AMG
09-07-2017, 01:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,080
Posted By Skizz

Thanks for the input. I'm aware of a 2007 that...

Thanks for the input. I'm aware of a 2007 that is probably in similar condition (unsure of P30 or other options or mileage) that was purchased for $25k. I am thinking that mine would likely bring...
Forum: W211 AMG
09-07-2017, 11:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,080
Posted By Skizz

Yeah, I've seen them kind of just languishing on...

Yeah, I've seen them kind of just languishing on the market. When I was looking, I specifically targeted the '09. They seem fairly rare, then add the P30, and they get really scarce. Then toss in...
Forum: W211 AMG
09-07-2017, 11:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,080
Posted By Skizz

Thanks Macedon. Too bad you're in so deep on...

Thanks Macedon. Too bad you're in so deep on yours. I think you'd be the type of person I'd want my car to go to.
Forum: W211 AMG
09-06-2017, 05:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,080
Posted By Skizz

Yeah, I've had my eye on it from the start, just...

Yeah, I've had my eye on it from the start, just to see what's what in the market. Luckily, mine is not my daily; I bought it and do what I do to it 'cause I really do love the car. It has a...
Forum: W211 AMG
09-06-2017, 04:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,080
Posted By Skizz

I did, but thought I would solicit input here...

I did, but thought I would solicit input here before posting for sale.

From what my banker tells me, NADA is mostly used by lenders as loan guides. Black book lists a range in the $30k area. KBB...
Forum: W211 AMG
09-06-2017, 03:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,080
Posted By Skizz

Damn near new. In some ways maybe better. Folks...

Damn near new. In some ways maybe better. Folks can't believe it's even got 56k miles on it.

Yeah, I know it's going to take that one person. I had to travel to get it, so hopefully that one...
Forum: W211 AMG
09-05-2017, 06:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,080
Posted By Skizz

Feeler/Pricing 2009 E63 P30

Moderators Please leave in this section as I am asking for input prior to my posting in classifieds. Thanks.

2009 E63, P30 performance package, Designo Graphite, 56k miles. Performance, audio...
Forum: W211 AMG
09-04-2017, 01:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,018
Posted By Skizz

I tried to get a phone vid, but it was pretty...

I tried to get a phone vid, but it was pretty worthless with my old S5. Wouldn't give you any real sense of what's going on that's germane to our discussion.
It has certainly been widely...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-28-2017, 06:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,018
Posted By Skizz

Huh. I wonder if the resonator is the mitigating...

Huh. I wonder if the resonator is the mitigating factor. I wouldn't think so, but...


Mine does bark on start up, but I just don't have that problem, well, me and my neighbors don't. It is...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-28-2017, 11:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,018
Posted By Skizz

My secondary cats are in place. The EC tune...

My secondary cats are in place. The EC tune codes out the primaries to show not available, I believe is the presentation. I pass in Texas with no problem. Makes perfect sense.

I have AR LTH's...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-28-2017, 11:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,018
Posted By Skizz

I agree with Infiniti. I had concerns before I...

I agree with Infiniti. I had concerns before I put on LTH's, but turned out to be one of the best things I've done. No rasp, no smells or fumes, and not loud at all until you get on it. I live in...
08-14-2017, 07:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 322
Posted By Skizz

Hmmm...Been thinking of selling my '09 P30. Been...

Hmmm...Been thinking of selling my '09 P30. Been wanting something a bit more exotic. But I still love my E and it shows in the way it's been maintained and mildly modded, correctly and...
08-10-2017, 08:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,078
Posted By Skizz

Hubba........

Hubba........
07-29-2017, 07:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 894
Posted By Skizz

AND???

AND???
05-25-2017, 08:12 PM
Replies: 667
Views: 58,043
Posted By Skizz

I've done some work on projects near his...

I've done some work on projects near his performance shop. Although I've never met him in person, from what I've seen firsthand, I'm inclined to believe.
05-18-2017, 07:44 PM
Replies: 667
Views: 58,043
Posted By Skizz

U sure your vette ain't dragging a 12" schlong...

U sure your vette ain't dragging a 12" schlong behind it?:p:


Funny, I've had an a** full of vettes myself. Yeah, everything you say is truth, but like I said, I guess I just don't need to go as...
05-18-2017, 07:23 PM
Replies: 667
Views: 58,043
Posted By Skizz

If I put on Daisey Dukes and a halter and look...

If I put on Daisey Dukes and a halter and look cloying over my reading glasses, can I take a pic with your CL?
05-18-2017, 05:45 PM
Replies: 667
Views: 58,043
Posted By Skizz

Oh man. Sold all the audio......ditching the...

Oh man. Sold all the audio......ditching the CL.......and here I was living vicariously though you.


Yeah, the vette'll be a blast, cheaper and looks pretty wicked. Still, I'm sad. I don't...
05-18-2017, 05:32 PM
Replies: 667
Views: 58,043
Posted By Skizz

In any event, that's a damn nice car. If I had...

In any event, that's a damn nice car. If I had money to burn, I'd buy it just to drive myself insane.


Whatcha gonna do with all that audio jewelry?
05-16-2017, 01:51 PM
05-13-2017, 02:58 PM
Replies: 667
Views: 58,043
Posted By Skizz

You've gone soooo far with it. I doubt many...

You've gone soooo far with it. I doubt many people would be able to take it from where it is to over the finish line like you can. I know the frustration; I have an old 72 big block 4 speed vette I...
05-13-2017, 02:21 PM
Replies: 667
Views: 58,043
Posted By Skizz

:eek::eek::confused::confused:

:eek::eek::confused::confused:
Forum: W211 AMG
05-10-2017, 09:21 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,605
Posted By Skizz

Me too. I've tried many different oils in...

Me too. I've tried many different oils in different set ups and found the same as you: some perform better than others in certain scenarios. It's good to share experiences we have and help others...
Forum: W211 AMG
05-10-2017, 07:57 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,605
Posted By Skizz

Me? No offense taken, and I appreciate the...

Me? No offense taken, and I appreciate the sentiment of not wanting to offend. Differences in opinion are just that. And google is also your enemy. True, it is where you find useful info. It is...
Forum: W211 AMG
05-10-2017, 01:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,018
Posted By Skizz

Yeah, the c's muffler's are different than the e,...

Yeah, the c's muffler's are different than the e, so I'm told. The c's are more like megaphones for a more purpose-built car, whereas they toned down the e because of the luxury factor. There was a...
Forum: W211 AMG
05-10-2017, 12:06 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,605
Posted By Skizz

Mobil1 0w-40, of course! It makes everything...

Mobil1 0w-40, of course! It makes everything work better:wwf:
Forum: W211 AMG
05-10-2017, 11:46 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,605
Posted By Skizz

[QUOTE=Skizz;7142450]Hmmm......I use M1 0w-40 and...

[QUOTE=Skizz;7142450]Hmmm......I use M1 0w-40 and sent a sample with 4,800 miles (quite a bit longer than I typically go - personal preference, nothing more) to Blackstone and report back said "Very...
Forum: W211 AMG
05-09-2017, 09:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,018
Posted By Skizz

I'm biased, of course. However, many feel that...

I'm biased, of course. However, many feel that the NA M156 is one of the best sounding engines from AMG. Tube it and x it, you've really got a nice soundtrack.
Forum: W211 AMG
05-09-2017, 07:39 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,605
Posted By Skizz

Nice. Speedriven, huh? Glad I won't meet you at...

Nice. Speedriven, huh? Glad I won't meet you at any local stop lights.


My tech buddy runs an M156 Weistec blown Stage 2. He still uses M1 0w-40 Euro. To each his own, I guess.
Forum: W211 AMG
05-09-2017, 06:36 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,605
Posted By Skizz

What have you done to your '55 beyond stock that...

What have you done to your '55 beyond stock that requires better oil than M1?
Forum: W211 AMG
05-09-2017, 06:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,018
Posted By Skizz

Yep, hachi and Infiniti have it right. LTH's,...

Yep, hachi and Infiniti have it right. LTH's, x-pipe. I still have my resonator though (put it back on). Tame when it should be, screamer when you want it to be.


BTW - nice catch E90Singh,...
Forum: W211 AMG
05-09-2017, 05:16 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,605
Posted By Skizz

Sorry. Wasn't aware that whether M1 0w-40 is the...

Sorry. Wasn't aware that whether M1 0w-40 is the same formula it used to be was the issue. For the OP, it is still one of the oils recommended by MB for the 2008 E63, among other oils. There are...
Forum: W211 AMG
05-09-2017, 04:29 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,605
Posted By Skizz

Hmmm......I use M1 0w-40 and sent a sample with...

Hmmm......I use M1 0w-40 and sent a sample with 4,800 miles (quite a bit longer than I typically go - personal preference, nothing more) to Blackstone and report back said "Very nice. No...
Forum: W211 AMG
05-09-2017, 04:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 475
Posted By Skizz

The part number is different. I had mine...

The part number is different. I had mine replaced by my tech buddy at dealership and although the non-P30 rears were readily available, he had to order the P30 and get shipped from Germany. Another...
05-07-2017, 10:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,711
Posted By Skizz

You're still family:)

You're still family:)
05-07-2017, 10:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,711
Posted By Skizz

Three Designo Graphite '63's in one thread. ...

Three Designo Graphite '63's in one thread. Gotta be a record.
05-07-2017, 01:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,711
Posted By Skizz

Wow. Someone needs to jump on this. Whole lotta...

Wow. Someone needs to jump on this. Whole lotta car for that price.
Forum: W211 AMG
05-05-2017, 06:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 758
Posted By Skizz

Have you gotten any input on noise or dusting on...

Have you gotten any input on noise or dusting on the Ferodo's? What have you used them on? I'm like you; the money isn't the main issue if I believe in the product, so wondering which car you had...
Forum: W211 AMG
05-05-2017, 12:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 758
Posted By Skizz

My experiences are fairly opposite of hachi's,...

My experiences are fairly opposite of hachi's, and that's why I chose the r4s. Street use was my main focus and I wanted quiet pads with good performance and wasn't worried about the bleeding edge...
05-04-2017, 05:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,409
Posted By Skizz

Thursday afternoon bump for a gorgeous car. GLWS!

Thursday afternoon bump for a gorgeous car. GLWS!
Forum: W211 AMG
05-04-2017, 04:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 758
Posted By Skizz

My '63 is my weekend car also. I went with...

My '63 is my weekend car also. I went with Porterfields. If you have a ton of brake dust currently, likely OEM. I pretty much had the same concerns as you, and settled on the r4s'. From what I...
04-26-2017, 08:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,630
Posted By Skizz

I've had mine for 1.5k miles or so and is fully...

I've had mine for 1.5k miles or so and is fully broken in. I am aware of the mechanical break in benefits versus electrical. I'm still not impressed with the Burmester either, but if you look at my...
Forum: W211 AMG
04-26-2017, 11:25 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,297
Posted By Skizz

Absolutely. I'll help any way I can. Feel free...

Absolutely. I'll help any way I can. Feel free to PM me as well.


What part of Texas are you in?
Forum: W211 AMG
04-25-2017, 08:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,297
Posted By Skizz

'09 P30 here that I've had a few years now. ...

'09 P30 here that I've had a few years now. Bought it from original owner and have around 56k on it now. It was under ELW when I bought it so had TONS of work done on it (including headbolts,...
Forum: W211 AMG
04-19-2017, 08:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 786
Posted By Skizz

Yeah, like I said: overkill. I know I don't have...

Yeah, like I said: overkill. I know I don't have to do it so often, I do it mostly out of obsession and just to do it. I've had my oil analyzed (Blackstone said when I waited after first buying it...
Forum: W211 AMG
04-19-2017, 05:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 786
Posted By Skizz

I've posted a few times here and on PL about my...

I've posted a few times here and on PL about my temps seeming high. I saw 123c in my hilly neighborhood after driving around it at 25mph. As soon as I got on the road and got airflow, temps went...
Forum: W211 AMG
04-08-2017, 05:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 643
Posted By Skizz

We just don't get to do as much tweaking as the...

We just don't get to do as much tweaking as the force fed boys do. As you can see in my sig, I've done some stuff. Updated with EC too. Not gonna spray it; just a personal choice.


My AMG...
Forum: W211 AMG
04-07-2017, 09:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 990
Posted By Skizz

From one modded P30 owner to another, GLWS! ...

From one modded P30 owner to another, GLWS!


BTW, you're price is too low! :p:
04-07-2017, 05:04 PM
Replies: 667
Views: 58,043
Posted By Skizz

Man, I know it sucks waiting and spending and...

Man, I know it sucks waiting and spending and waiting and spending, but once you get on the other side..........well, what a machine. And how lucky the car is to have an owner that is competent and...
Forum: W211 AMG
04-06-2017, 05:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 887
Posted By Skizz

What a beaut. Congrats.

What a beaut. Congrats.
Forum: W211 AMG
04-03-2017, 08:57 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,217
Posted By Skizz

Probably Suvneer. Gary is a vendor here. Got my...

Probably Suvneer. Gary is a vendor here. Got my GH lip from him. Nice stuff, good guy to deal with. [email protected] You can do an advanced search for this name, then just PM him.
Forum: W211 AMG
04-03-2017, 08:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,680
Posted By Skizz

AND I believe you may have SBC. If you change...

AND I believe you may have SBC. If you change rotors and pads yourself, danger Will Robinson! My E63 doesn't have SBC, but I understand that you need to be cautious when you have the pads/rotors...
Forum: W211 AMG
04-03-2017, 05:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 465
Posted By Skizz

I'm actually in Rockwall, but for all intents and...

I'm actually in Rockwall, but for all intents and purposes.......


Wish the AMG'ers of DFW were represented better. Meets and stuff....
Forum: W211 AMG
04-03-2017, 05:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 465
Posted By Skizz

Yessir.

Yessir.
Forum: W211 AMG
04-03-2017, 02:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 465
Posted By Skizz

Guess it was light in your area. I got blasted. ...

Guess it was light in your area. I got blasted. If you get it again, I'll hit my buddy up to see if he has an opinion. I'm sure he's seen it before at some point.
Forum: W211 AMG
04-03-2017, 11:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 465
Posted By Skizz

Any conclusions yet after the rain?

Any conclusions yet after the rain?
04-03-2017, 11:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,466
Posted By Skizz

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbull...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/1600x1200/80-dscn0758_090f7d872c7a52dd2d39e544e22d4f39c5d16841.jpg
Thanks. Out of the comments I get about the car, the most come about the...
03-31-2017, 07:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,466
Posted By Skizz

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbull...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/1600x1200/80-dscn9171_6d5e46ce6f7da745d4f6b7e26522622c35449e45.jpg

This is what mine looks like with some of the nannies and camera. I know...
03-31-2017, 07:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,466
Posted By Skizz

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbull...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/1600x1200/80-dscn9174_c7d3e57dd709c8a6441df369b5c853abdc6f7142.jpg...
03-27-2017, 02:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 11,309
Posted By Skizz

Good luck with getting the wheels changed. It...

Good luck with getting the wheels changed. It would definitely be at the dealer level. I tried to get my seatblets changed from silver to black. No go. Wanted to get the burl wood instead of the...
03-27-2017, 12:49 PM
Replies: 681
Views: 228,550
Posted By Skizz

I have the more aggressive one on my night...

I have the more aggressive one on my night package. I' thinking maybe that's it, and the configurator is deficient, again.
03-27-2017, 10:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 11,309
Posted By Skizz

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

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/1600x1200/80-dscn0760_cf9722be146f22d82afff41dde768a65746d821f.jpg
Another angle. Same crappy picture taking.
03-27-2017, 10:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 11,309
Posted By Skizz

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbull...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/1600x1200/80-dscn0756_bb851afc5ac783eaa264df6a3b407ddb0b438a83.jpg
Not a good pic, but selenite, night, 20" multi-spoke. I ordered it grey...
03-27-2017, 10:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,378
Posted By Skizz

^+1

^+1
03-27-2017, 10:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,225
Posted By Skizz

I have it. They are really just vented seats. I...

I have it. They are really just vented seats. I also have them on my E63, and they work about the same: not very well. MB is known for their vented seats being meh. My 2009 Avalanche cooled seats...
03-21-2017, 09:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 520
Posted By Skizz

I dunno dude. For your car, that's kind of...

I dunno dude. For your car, that's kind of screwing with perfection.....just sayin'.
Sorry, no help on sourcing them.
03-17-2017, 02:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,649
Posted By Skizz

Damnit. From the looks of the 2018 DOG, you can...

Damnit. From the looks of the 2018 DOG, you can get the designo black interior (971, nappa on the '18 DOG) now with black seatbelts. For 2017, the seatbelts were silver, as they are in my car. I...
03-16-2017, 06:30 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 13,552
Posted By Skizz

That's what mine looks like. It hadn't really...

That's what mine looks like. It hadn't really occurred to me that the logo is upside down or not. The thing that did occur to me is that the little mat is flimsy and bunches up/scoots around if...
03-14-2017, 06:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 527
Posted By Skizz

Yeah, I got to that, I was just wondering if the...

Yeah, I got to that, I was just wondering if the glc43 is different from other GLC's (and other MB's for that matter) in this regard; whether or not I had a setting turned off. I was kind of...
03-14-2017, 05:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 527
Posted By Skizz

Nah. On mine, it's the same in E, D, S, S+ or I....

Nah. On mine, it's the same in E, D, S, S+ or I. Unless in manual, no gear selection indication. Dumb.
03-14-2017, 05:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 527
Posted By Skizz

'43: Drive position indicator in cluster

My '43 is four days old (to me) and I'm still trudging through the manual. I did notice something tho and wanted to know if other '43 owners say it's the way it is: I drove two GLC 300 loaners and...
03-14-2017, 04:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,554
Posted By Skizz

Well, there you go. Thanks for pointing this...

Well, there you go. Thanks for pointing this out. If it were a snake.........
03-14-2017, 04:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,370
Posted By Skizz

I assume you are quoting this out of the manual. ...

I assume you are quoting this out of the manual. Could you please point me to where it is? I looked through the manual for my '43 and for the life of me I could not find this info. Thanks.
03-14-2017, 04:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,554
Posted By Skizz

I was reading the manual and haven't found where...

I was reading the manual and haven't found where a break in period (mileage) is recommended. Do you mind sharing where you found this info in the manual? Thanks
03-12-2017, 02:33 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 41,852
Posted By Skizz

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbull...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/1600x1200/80-dscn0755_601dcb1d7a16118b6212e8735c0a4f325f54cb4b.jpg...
03-10-2017, 12:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 850
Posted By Skizz

It's been going on for a while now. In my W211...

It's been going on for a while now. In my W211 E63, the oil temp is in centigrade and all other temps are Fahrenheit. An AMG tech friend can't even change it in SDS. However, his 2011 C63 is in...
03-09-2017, 01:08 PM
Replies: 681
Views: 228,550
Posted By Skizz

Rihallix - you're right, it looks great in black....

Rihallix - you're right, it looks great in black. I went ahead and ordered Selenite after almost settling on white. Now you're making me regret it!


FWIW, you may also want to post in the 2017...
03-09-2017, 01:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 756
Posted By Skizz

That sounds exactly like the build I was going to...

That sounds exactly like the build I was going to do, Lux package, Polestar and all. I thought it was an awesome looking vehicle and liked the interior. Was going to do white on black interior with...
03-09-2017, 12:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,202
Posted By Skizz

That seems to be the case with most MB ventilated...

That seems to be the case with most MB ventilated seats. In the W211 forums, and maybe others, there are DIY's to make the ventilation more effective. Basically swapping bigger fans. I've found...
03-08-2017, 07:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 756
Posted By Skizz

Congrats, man, and welcome aboard. Like a...

Congrats, man, and welcome aboard. Like a songster once sang: the waiting is the hardest part. Mine is either at port or on a truck to the dealer, so mine's almost over. Hang in there and follow...
03-08-2017, 05:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,202
Posted By Skizz

Caveat: Not in Canada. FWIW, when I placed my...

Caveat: Not in Canada. FWIW, when I placed my first order, they weren't available. By the time it showed up, they were available, so I declined that vehicle and ordered another. The first order...
03-06-2017, 07:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,106
Posted By Skizz

White raven - Just curious. Were you looking to...

White raven - Just curious. Were you looking to buy a new small SUV and joined the GLC group as a research tool for your final choice of vehicle? If so, it seems safe to say that it sounds like...
03-06-2017, 05:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,316
Posted By Skizz

Me too!

Me too!
03-05-2017, 06:46 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,316
Posted By Skizz

Yep. True enough in 2012 they came out with a 7...

Yep. True enough in 2012 they came out with a 7 speed updated speedshift version, but it didn't show in the CL. Torque load was always an issue in the non-updated versions; I was talking to my AMG...
03-05-2017, 04:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,316
Posted By Skizz

Yeah, the CL65 has the 5 speed. In 2011, the 7...

Yeah, the CL65 has the 5 speed. In 2011, the 7 speed was added to the CL63, but not the '65. Don't think it could handle the torque of the '65, even though the '63 was no slouch. But I think once...
03-03-2017, 07:59 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 42,644
Posted By Skizz

The thing that gets confusing is that, at least...

The thing that gets confusing is that, at least in the US market, option code 851 (for acoustic glass or glazing) is not an orderable option. In other words, there is no box to check for it like...
03-02-2017, 07:51 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,757
Posted By Skizz

I have an E63 and purchased a GLC43, that is...

I have an E63 and purchased a GLC43, that is scheduled to be at the Baltimore port tomorrow. I looked at all the competitors and came back around to the GLC. Not necessarily due to brand loyalty...
03-02-2017, 12:57 PM
Replies: 667
Views: 58,043
Posted By Skizz

Cool. EC did a good job waking my car up and...

Cool. EC did a good job waking my car up and getting the most out of it for the mods that were done. And I concur, they have great CS. I'm anxious to hear what they can do to your v12. Hope it's...
03-02-2017, 12:51 PM
Replies: 667
Views: 58,043
Posted By Skizz

Any updates for us on the results of the EC...

Any updates for us on the results of the EC tuning?
03-01-2017, 08:53 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 42,644
Posted By Skizz

My '43 is still on the boat, scheduled for...

My '43 is still on the boat, scheduled for delivery at Baltimore port on Friday. Got my VIN and pulled the option codes. I have a code 840 (privacy glass) but no 851. Called my SA, told him what I...
02-27-2017, 07:55 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 13,756
Posted By Skizz

Preeeety slick. Thanks for sharing. I...

Preeeety slick. Thanks for sharing.


I will probably follow your lead. The only thing I may do a little differently is add some type for padding/thick foam tape between the bracket and bumper...
02-27-2017, 06:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,297
Posted By Skizz

FWIW, I got the three sunroofs on my wife's LR4...

FWIW, I got the three sunroofs on my wife's LR4 tinted with spectra photosync nano tint. Supposed to block like 99.5% of UV rays. The sunroof shades in the LR4 are laughable; much more porous (if...
02-27-2017, 12:33 PM
Replies: 667
Views: 58,043
Posted By Skizz

Dayum. Gorgeous. I'm kind of partial to designo...

Dayum. Gorgeous. I'm kind of partial to designo graphite..........
02-25-2017, 03:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,878
Posted By Skizz

Crap. I have to do exactly that on my DD 2009...

Crap. I have to do exactly that on my DD 2009 avalanche. I was sooo much looking forward to never having to screw with that again when I decided to buy a new DD. Now that I've ordered a GLC43,...
02-23-2017, 02:08 PM
Replies: 949
Views: 108,852
Posted By Skizz

Guess I got fairly lucky. I completed my order...

Guess I got fairly lucky. I completed my order mid-late-ish January for a build date of Feb 9. It's been built and is now headed to Baltimore scheduled to arrive March 2 on the Horizon Highway. I...
02-21-2017, 12:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 430
Posted By Skizz

https://ragtop.org/mbbrochures/2008/clclass.pdf ...

https://ragtop.org/mbbrochures/2008/clclass.pdf


I couldn't post specific page link out of pdf. Scroll to page 21 for interior trim options.
02-20-2017, 05:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 430
Posted By Skizz

I stand corrected. Further searches led me to...

I stand corrected. Further searches led me to the Black Ash option for a design interior for a 2008 CL class. Apologies for the misinformation.
02-20-2017, 05:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 430
Posted By Skizz

Looks exactly like mine and I looked on my VMI to...

Looks exactly like mine and I looked on my VMI to get the name and code number right. They may have used a different wood on CL class, but I don't think until later, and then the Ash was matte...
02-19-2017, 06:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 430
Posted By Skizz

I've got that trim on my E63. It's called black...

I've got that trim on my E63. It's called black birdseye maple, option code 732. Finding pieces to match is damn near impossible, but if your just doing a steering wheel, should be okay. Trying to...
02-19-2017, 01:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,297
Posted By Skizz

My order is Selenite with Pano. I have an E63...

My order is Selenite with Pano. I have an E63 that is designo graphite with pano. Obviously, I like the black panel of the pano and I've really had no issue with them being noisy; I keep them...
02-14-2017, 01:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 577
Posted By Skizz

I hear ya. I paid over book for mine. Best...

I hear ya. I paid over book for mine. Best overpayment I ever tossed down the toilet, tho. If I had room for another W211, I'd call the guy and see what kind of deal could be made, considering the...
02-13-2017, 06:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 577
Posted By Skizz

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2005-Mercedes-Benz-E-Class...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2005-Mercedes-Benz-E-Class-E55-AMG-/132086270938?forcerrptr=true&hash=item1ec0f48bda:g:w-AAAOSwEzxYeQqc&item=132086270938

Have you seen this one? Don't know anything about...
02-08-2017, 12:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,407
Posted By Skizz

I drove loaner GLC's a number of times, for good...

I drove loaner GLC's a number of times, for good lengths of time, when my E63 was getting the headbolts done, and some other stuff at the dealer. In my experience, the truck is not high enough for...
Forum: W211 AMG
02-07-2017, 08:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 541
Posted By Skizz

Yeah, boy, I missed the boat on that option. ...

Yeah, boy, I missed the boat on that option. Assume not available in the states for the E63's. At least from what I can find.


Love the white/black combo on W211's.
02-07-2017, 08:27 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 41,852
Posted By Skizz

If you can get a copy of the waiver, could you...

If you can get a copy of the waiver, could you possibly post it, please? I'm in the 'states and haven't taken delivery yet, but in the event the issue isn't relegated to right hand vehicles, would...
02-05-2017, 06:02 PM
Replies: 2,139
Views: 339,752
Posted By Skizz

M156's only. 2007 - 2011ish.

M156's only. 2007 - 2011ish.
Forum: W211 AMG
02-03-2017, 05:06 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 43,270
Posted By Skizz

Yeah, but at least he used the search feature.:y

Yeah, but at least he used the search feature.:y
Forum: W211 AMG
02-03-2017, 11:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 412
Posted By Skizz

I never knew about the movie car database until I...

I never knew about the movie car database until I saw that South Park episode and started googling to see if I could find it. Looks like our cars get a little tv love every now and again.
Forum: W211 AMG
02-02-2017, 08:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 412
Posted By Skizz

Silly & Irrelevant, but on South Park I saw...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/721x538/80-e63_in_southpark_2_314e2d325c4fa014c3b4dc6f57ba67c2843c4560.jpg...
02-02-2017, 11:09 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 39,645
Posted By Skizz

FWIW, I had the same issue on my Avalanche, and I...

FWIW, I had the same issue on my Avalanche, and I used a product called Glass Scrub I had laying around. I bought it for removing hard water spots left from the PO on the pano glass on my E63. ...
Forum: W211 AMG
02-01-2017, 05:33 PM
Replies: 307
Views: 98,821
Posted By Skizz

He built the fastest E63's too! :naughty::D

He built the fastest E63's too! :naughty::D
01-25-2017, 10:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,370
Posted By Skizz

No idea about the issue, but wonder where you can...

No idea about the issue, but wonder where you can do 130 mph while filming your dash:bow:
01-24-2017, 11:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,365
Posted By Skizz

FWIW, I has this issue with Bosch Icon blades on...

FWIW, I has this issue with Bosch Icon blades on my Avalanche, of all things. It was bad. I had previously purchased a product called "Glass Scrub" to get some water stains off the pano glass on my...
Forum: W211 AMG
01-20-2017, 12:47 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,916
Posted By Skizz

Yeah, it's normal. I hit up everyone I could...

Yeah, it's normal. I hit up everyone I could about it because I felt my car's oil temp ran a little hot. Posted about it here, on PL and had many discussion about it with the lead AMG tech at my...
01-10-2017, 02:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 699
Posted By Skizz

^ Amen.

^ Amen.
01-05-2017, 07:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 514
Posted By Skizz

Your emphatic response leads me to believe you...

Your emphatic response leads me to believe you work at a dealership. Thank you for putting it straight.
01-05-2017, 07:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 514
Posted By Skizz

Just ordered '43 - Anyone try to order something off the menu?

First, I want to thank the members of this section for their posts and sharing their experiences. I've relied on it for info and analysis before placing my order today for a 2017 GLC43. I'm active...
Forum: W211 AMG
01-04-2017, 12:05 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,916
Posted By Skizz

The problem goes up to early 2011, I believe. ...

The problem goes up to early 2011, I believe. Dchl21 is correct; tons of info in W204 forum. Consensus is that if you don't plan on DIY'ing, find a good indy. I've read that typical costs run...
Forum: W211 AMG
01-03-2017, 12:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,262
Posted By Skizz

OP - Thanks for the post. Always interesting to...

OP - Thanks for the post. Always interesting to see how folks who upgrade their audio do it. I didn't do mine DIY this time as my fabrication skills just aren't worthy, but I did structure the...
12-29-2016, 07:16 PM
Replies: 667
Views: 58,043
Posted By Skizz

Well, I'll be..... have a good friend in...

Well, I'll be.....

have a good friend in Waco and been working down there quite a bit. Know it well.

You gotta let me know who can handle an audio install like that. I've got a good group...
12-29-2016, 06:31 PM
Replies: 667
Views: 58,043
Posted By Skizz

See Texas plates. You a fellow Texan, or is that...

See Texas plates. You a fellow Texan, or is that from PO?

After all this, still have a plan for that incredible audio install?

All kinds of interesting sounds...........

Congrats on getting...
Forum: W211 AMG
12-23-2016, 10:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 340
Posted By Skizz

If you want to sell your stock P30 wheels, let me...

If you want to sell your stock P30 wheels, let me know. PM me and lets discuss. Thanks
Forum: W211 AMG
12-14-2016, 11:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 567
Posted By Skizz

I have a 2009 and don't know if it works...

I have a 2009 and don't know if it works differently for that MY, so take my experience for what it is worth.

I just had my windshield replaced because my original was pitted pretty badly and I...
Forum: W211 AMG
11-10-2016, 09:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 852
Posted By Skizz

I'll offer an opinion, but please take it as my...

I'll offer an opinion, but please take it as my opinion only. Audio is very subjective and your, or any others, mileage may vary.

I assume you are talking about the Access component set and not...
11-03-2016, 12:16 PM
Replies: 2,139
Views: 339,752
Posted By Skizz

Wow....stunning wagon; modified, maintained and...

Wow....stunning wagon; modified, maintained and documented the right way. Someone will be getting a hell of a car. GLWS.
Forum: W211 AMG
10-28-2016, 11:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,504
Posted By Skizz

If I read your post correctly, with LTH's, you...

If I read your post correctly, with LTH's, you lose the primary cats. The rest you can keep. That's what I did. LTH's, no primaries, stock the rest of the way back. You will most likely need a...
Forum: W211 AMG
10-27-2016, 04:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 648
Posted By Skizz

I like it. I would prefer a shorter run on mine...

I like it. I would prefer a shorter run on mine as well.
Forum: W211 AMG
10-26-2016, 04:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 648
Posted By Skizz

Generally it is to keep oil out of the intake...

Generally it is to keep oil out of the intake manifold from blowby as much as is practicable, thereby reducing detonation and lowering of octane. All that means less (or unstable) power delivery. ...
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