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02-07-2017, 04:02 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 10,592
Posted By Bardman

Not that it matters much now, but I agree that...

Not that it matters much now, but I agree that stock dyno figure does seem very low. On a hot day on that very same dyno at VCM my stock 507 measured 300rwkw. Strange that yours measured so low.
...
03-24-2016, 07:41 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,059
Posted By Bardman

Thanks. Its worth the wait. When the next gen...

Thanks. Its worth the wait. When the next gen GT3 is released in the next year or two, its been all but confirmed they will have a manual option, which means quite a few GT4s should hit the market...
03-23-2016, 10:25 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,059
Posted By Bardman

Cayman GT4. :) ...

Cayman GT4. :)


http://i.imgur.com/X9ayuOD.jpg


Although I did sell my C63 to buy it. :D
11-08-2015, 06:38 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,782
Posted By Bardman

This too.

This too.
11-08-2015, 04:02 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,782
Posted By Bardman

Looks and sound. Was not a great purchase for me...

Looks and sound. Was not a great purchase for me though.
11-08-2015, 04:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,641
Posted By Bardman

Absolutely - check out the motor trend review of...

Absolutely - check out the motor trend review of it. Looks like an awesome car, and I would be grabbing a manual car while you still can. I quite like the Shelby gt 350 also - na v8 and a manual,...
11-05-2015, 02:10 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 13,050
Posted By Bardman

Asked and answered. Google it and you will find...

Asked and answered. Google it and you will find more.

I dont think Magnussen and Kleeman are a very good comparison in any case. Magnussen have a strong brand and a big foot print. As stated...
11-05-2015, 01:06 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 13,050
Posted By Bardman

This guys runs a Kleeman in his C63 BS. ...

This guys runs a Kleeman in his C63 BS.

https://mbworld.org/forums/members/51937-maverick1975.html
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
10-12-2015, 02:40 AM
Replies: 1,022
Views: 336,986
Posted By Bardman

Dude - the w205 coupe sh*ts all over the sedan. ...

Dude - the w205 coupe sh*ts all over the sedan. :slap: Its the complete opposite of the W204 where the sedan looks much better than the coupe.

Those wide rear fenders and 285 rears look awesome!...
10-05-2015, 10:00 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,277
Posted By Bardman

On the colour - my 507 is white with black...

On the colour - my 507 is white with black wheels, so I know what you mean. I was just looking for something different this time around.
10-05-2015, 09:59 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,277
Posted By Bardman

Thanks everyone. :) Its awesome to...

Thanks everyone. :)



Its awesome to drive. It doesn't have the torque of the C63, so you need to wind it up to get to the power band - so its a very 'active' drive. Cornering is amazing,...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
10-05-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,343
Posted By Bardman

Excess is around $3k I think with the flexi...

Excess is around $3k I think with the flexi excess approach (higher excess for reduced premium). But then you take off the $1.1k per year premium saving over your qbe quote and $3k shrinks very...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
10-05-2015, 06:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,343
Posted By Bardman

Try aami, just under $1600 with flexi excess.

Try aami, just under $1600 with flexi excess.
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
10-05-2015, 05:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,123
Posted By Bardman

:beatdeadh I know I'm flogging a dead horse...

:beatdeadh

I know I'm flogging a dead horse here, but here you have the achilles heel of the C63. Apply 700nm of torque to 265 rears and this is what you get. They gave the GT-S 295 rears for a...
10-05-2015, 04:58 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 13,050
Posted By Bardman

Its amazing how people can sh*t talk a product...

Its amazing how people can sh*t talk a product thats not even out yet. I met the person who designed this, and he impressed me with his motor sport history and product design experience.

I...
10-05-2015, 04:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 755
Posted By Bardman

What I found amazing about this race, is that the...

What I found amazing about this race, is that the GT4 was able to keep up with a W205 C63 in a quarter mile! (I say this as a new GT4 owner). I thought the C63 would smash it to the quarter. All I...
10-05-2015, 04:49 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,277
Posted By Bardman

And its arrived! Some not very awesome...

And its arrived!

Some not very awesome photos of it, but these are all I have at the moment.

http://i.imgur.com/X9ayuOD.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/28nXHQO.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/JBV6ASC.jpg
06-24-2015, 11:29 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 30,175
Posted By Bardman

Thumbs up Dammit! I can't edit my original message. :( ...

Dammit! I can't edit my original message. :(

*******************************************************
If you want to get in touch with Eddy, please email him at: [email protected]
06-24-2015, 11:24 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 30,175
Posted By Bardman

Hi Machine. Please be aware that this guy does...

Hi Machine. Please be aware that this guy does it for a hobby, not a business. He may be on holidays or just busy with other stuff, I don't know. I think you just have to wait for a reply.

To...
06-01-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,719
Posted By Bardman

The reason I didn't go distronic. Don't like the...

The reason I didn't go distronic. Don't like the filled in star.
06-01-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,719
Posted By Bardman

Nice car! I'm still undecided on whether I did...

Nice car! I'm still undecided on whether I did the right thing when I chickened out on Magno and went white. :)
06-01-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 16,764
Posted By Bardman

Softer throttle mapping (i.e. back to stock or...

Softer throttle mapping (i.e. back to stock or softer) whilst keeping power/torque increases and pronounced throttle blip. Its very hard to modulate throttle application with V5 tune, making clean...
05-22-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,277
Posted By Bardman

Thanks. I'm pretty hyped about it. Got the...

Thanks. I'm pretty hyped about it. Got the phone call today to confirm July build and September delivery. :)



Will definitely come back with feedback.



Thanks. Allocations of these...
05-21-2015, 07:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,359
Posted By Bardman

Interesting car journey. I went from the RS4 to...

Interesting car journey. I went from the RS4 to the C63, and a big part of me wishes I had stuck with the RS4. Agree with you on the RS5, I test drove one and it didn't grab me at all.

The RS4...
05-21-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,277
Posted By Bardman

Its done. Order is in and I have I confirmed...

Its done. Order is in and I have I confirmed allocation. Delivery date to be confirmed, but should be this year. :)

Have decided I will keep the 507 for occasional family duties as well...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
03-22-2015, 11:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,395
Posted By Bardman

This links to nothing:...

This links to nothing: https://mbworld.org/forums/c63-amg-c6...eply&p=6371770 (https://mbworld.org/forums/c63-amg-c6...eply&p=6371770)

I'd be cautious about drawing conclusions from one magazine...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
03-22-2015, 07:04 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,395
Posted By Bardman

Car goes from W204 with 255s and plenty of...

Car goes from W204 with 255s and plenty of traction issues to 265s with considerable bump in power / torque. PSSs / LSD are great, but they don't weave magic.

Cayman GT4 has 295 Pilot Sport Cup...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
03-20-2015, 12:07 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,395
Posted By Bardman

I have no doubt it will be a good car, perhaps...

I have no doubt it will be a good car, perhaps even "better" than the W204, but I look at it in the context of the environment its being released in.

Have they really lifted the bar with this car...
02-20-2015, 10:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,777
Posted By Bardman

Have heard of no such thing. I suspect there is...

Have heard of no such thing. I suspect there is nothing to it, as people would be raving about it on these boards, and haven't seen anything credible on this. Would be interested to hear feedback...
02-18-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,277
Posted By Bardman

Lol, I'm famous! :smokin:

Lol, I'm famous! :smokin:
02-12-2015, 10:33 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 16,695
Posted By Bardman

I have an LSD. Power / torque are great,...

I have an LSD.

Power / torque are great, but you need rubber on the road to transfer it into forward motion.

Cayman GT4 has 295 rears and 310 lb/ft torque, C63 has 255 rears and 442 lb/ft...
02-12-2015, 10:23 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,433
Posted By Bardman

Perhaps a reason not to turn traction control off?

Perhaps a reason not to turn traction control off?
02-09-2015, 10:09 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,277
Posted By Bardman

Buy two! :y I would definitely get...

Buy two! :y



I would definitely get behind the wheel of that 08 Cayman before you buy. I had an 06 Cayman S which was great, but coming from the C63 I know it would feel undercooked now. ...
02-09-2015, 09:54 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 16,695
Posted By Bardman

Slightly necro thread, but my main gripes are: ...

Slightly necro thread, but my main gripes are:

1. Lack of rear wheel traction. There is nowhere near enough rear wheel traction for the power / torque of this car.

2. The transmission. The...
02-09-2015, 08:51 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,433
Posted By Bardman

Bet that got your heart racing! I did the...

Bet that got your heart racing!

I did the exact same thing with my old man's BMW when I was a kid (borrowed it when he didnt know - no such thing as traction control in those days). As with you...
02-09-2015, 06:12 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,277
Posted By Bardman

I'm constantly surprised by the emotional...

I'm constantly surprised by the emotional attachment/detachment that people get to brands. I prefer to look at each model on its merits.

I love my current C63, but the new model looks like a...
02-05-2015, 10:40 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,277
Posted By Bardman

Some nice pics. ...

Some nice pics.

http://i.imgur.com/cbVbCKv.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/pRctYT4.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/SyNinjh.jpg
02-05-2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,277
Posted By Bardman

I agree that the rear wing could be ditched...

I agree that the rear wing could be ditched though. I'd learn to live with it. :)
02-05-2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,277
Posted By Bardman

Each to their own. I think 4.4s 0-100 is plenty...

Each to their own. I think 4.4s 0-100 is plenty quick. Its the same as the current C63.

I almost never tap into the full potential of my 507, I'm way over the speed limit before I feel I have...
02-04-2015, 05:47 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,277
Posted By Bardman

Next Car? - Cayman GT4

Just announced:

http://www.drive.com.au/motor-news/revealed-porsche-cayman-gt4-20150204-135jwp.html

This ticks a lot of boxes for me:

- Manual
- Naturally aspirated
- Handling and balance...
02-02-2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 20,595
Posted By Bardman

If you got the file incompatible with ECU error I...

If you got the file incompatible with ECU error I think its highly unlikely the ECU got flashed. Prior to flashing, it checks that the tune file matches the ID of the ECU. If they dont match you...
02-01-2015, 08:39 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 20,595
Posted By Bardman

If you get the "file incompatible with ECU"...

If you get the "file incompatible with ECU" error, I dont think it has commenced to flash the car, so I dont think you should have any problems with your ECU - no need to send to Germany.

I think...
01-04-2015, 09:24 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,826
Posted By Bardman

So it begs the question. Why does the C63, which...

So it begs the question. Why does the C63, which is being released after the GT-S not have the dual clutch box?

The GT-S is a "Grand Tourer" so you cant argue that its dual clutch would be not...
12-11-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,165
Posted By Bardman

Some questions are best left unanswered... :p: ...

Some questions are best left unanswered... :p:

Although with recent events I'm not sure Australian's have much to boast about.
11-23-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,489
Posted By Bardman

Agreed. My brief encounter with MBH was...

Agreed.

My brief encounter with MBH was sending Mike a PM asking whether his headers would fit RHD. I also asked whether he was still in business as his website was re-directing to an ISP.
...
11-16-2014, 12:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,270
Posted By Bardman

Do you get backfires with the V5 much? I can...

Do you get backfires with the V5 much? I can pretty much get them on demand, manually downshifting on an engine overrun. Its addictive, but feels like I might be damaging something?
11-10-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,625
Posted By Bardman

Why not run different compounds front and rear? ...

Why not run different compounds front and rear? Its great to say that, but I'm looking for the explanation why. The only reason I am contemplating this is to add some additional traction in the...
11-10-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,387
Posted By Bardman

Weird. Mine has zone, and thats exactly what it...

Weird. Mine has zone, and thats exactly what it does (I'm in Australia for the record). Mine does not have Max Cool. Looks like they sacrifice one option for the other.
11-10-2014, 01:27 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,625
Posted By Bardman

I was suggesting running regular tyres up front,...

I was suggesting running regular tyres up front, and semi-slicks rear. I would think that traction control would kick in before a major slide like that - did he have it off?
11-10-2014, 12:01 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,625
Posted By Bardman

Is 9.5" what the standard 507 wheel is?

Is 9.5" what the standard 507 wheel is?
11-09-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,625
Posted By Bardman

Thanks for the feedback everyone, I'm leaving...

Thanks for the feedback everyone, I'm leaving towards the ADVAN Neova AD08R's as a good compromise between traction and day to day driveability.

Does anyone have feedack on fitting semi-slicks to...
11-09-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,625
Posted By Bardman

These look like track only tyres, no?

These look like track only tyres, no?
11-07-2014, 02:49 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 13,436
Posted By Bardman

I don't understand why they build sports cars...

I don't understand why they build sports cars with such good sound insulation in the first place. I'd go for more overall noise and hearing the actual engine over anything coming through the...
11-07-2014, 01:44 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,625
Posted By Bardman

These come in a 265/30/19 - again anyone have...

These come in a 265/30/19 - again anyone have feedback on fitment on stock 507 19's?
11-07-2014, 01:42 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,625
Posted By Bardman

Found these online: ...

Found these online:

http://www.yokohama.com.au/Tyres/ADVAN-Neova-AD08.aspx

It seems they have 255 or 265 or 275/30/19 combinations. Does anyone have feedback on whether the 265/275 tyres...
11-07-2014, 01:36 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,625
Posted By Bardman

I drive this car like a grandma when its raining...

I drive this car like a grandma when its raining anyway, so dont really need superb wet weather performance.
11-07-2014, 01:35 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,625
Posted By Bardman

For the NT01's how noisey is noisey as hell? ...

For the NT01's how noisey is noisey as hell?

One of the thoughts I had was to go semi slicks on the rears, and leave the fronts as regular road tyres. Dont know if this will cause problems? ...
11-06-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,625
Posted By Bardman

Was also contemplating the Michelin Pilot Super...

Was also contemplating the Michelin Pilot Super Sports, but the closest size I could find was 265/30/19 when the standard size is 255/30/19. Would the extra width cause problems? Would they give...
11-06-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,625
Posted By Bardman

Semi slicks?

I have been thinking about options for improving traction and it occurred to me the other day that I have not seen much discussion on here about use of semi slicks for the road.

Does anybody on...
10-27-2014, 12:49 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 54,502
Posted By Bardman

Nice. Would be good to hear how the install...

Nice. Would be good to hear how the install goes. I'm trying to source the parts internationally to bring the overall price of this into a bracket I can justify.
10-27-2014, 12:46 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 18,180
Posted By Bardman

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbull...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/1280x960/80-mercedes_benz_c63_amg_edition_507_15_dc0f2aa4469495cea80a0c99f5ac8a1c498a1f99.jpg

My best so far.
10-26-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 397
Posted By Bardman

Unless you are in the potential head bolt failure...

Unless you are in the potential head bolt failure range I would not think it was worth it. They usually cost a few grand a year, and tend to have limited coverage. So besides a head bolt failure,...
10-26-2014, 03:46 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,123
Posted By Bardman

Seems like little man syndrome to me. You should...

Seems like little man syndrome to me. You should look for other ways to compensate.
10-26-2014, 03:39 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,123
Posted By Bardman

Dude, you are just embarrassing yourself.

Dude, you are just embarrassing yourself.
10-23-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,123
Posted By Bardman

Nice one mr747 - where are you getting it fitted?

Nice one mr747 - where are you getting it fitted?
10-19-2014, 03:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,540
Posted By Bardman

Is the car new to you, or have you had it for...

Is the car new to you, or have you had it for 120k? If new to you, I would suggest that the vibration is quite normal. The C63 definitely vibrates when you are idling at the lights (not severe, but...
10-19-2014, 03:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,134
Posted By Bardman

Nice car! Odonnks, that's a...

Nice car!





Odonnks, that's a great shot of your car too!
10-19-2014, 03:16 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 9,315
Posted By Bardman

Thanks for the post guys, I have the same...

Thanks for the post guys, I have the same problem, but its not very loud and its very intermittent, so have not done anything about it. Will book in to get this fixed!
10-17-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,058
Posted By Bardman

Strange fixation. The lady doth protest too much?

Strange fixation. The lady doth protest too much?
10-16-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,492
Posted By Bardman

Are you sure that he uses difilippo for the C63? ...

Are you sure that he uses difilippo for the C63? I recall comments about custom fabrication of headers for C63s in one of his youtube videos.
10-16-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,492
Posted By Bardman

This is probably what keeps the sound under...

This is probably what keeps the sound under control...
10-16-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,492
Posted By Bardman

How does Sonny keep the noise under control with...

How does Sonny keep the noise under control with his custom headers?
10-16-2014, 02:43 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,421
Posted By Bardman

Glue = they are on for good. Double sided...

Glue = they are on for good.

Double sided tape = they will come off at some point. The leverage from pulling at the top of the paddle will mean they will start to come away at the bottom.
10-16-2014, 02:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,107
Posted By Bardman

How do this fit on? It looks like you need to...

How do this fit on? It looks like you need to glue them to your standard paddles? Doesn't look like a great design.
10-14-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,023
Posted By Bardman

This. Video footage is next to useless for...

This. Video footage is next to useless for locating the perp for such a low key crime as this. If its a serious crime, they can show on tv etc to try and get the public to identify the person, but...
10-14-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,196
Posted By Bardman

This quote sums it up. Concept engines and...

This quote sums it up. Concept engines and concept outputs. Lets see what actually gets put into production cars before we get too excited.
10-14-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 20,595
Posted By Bardman

Great. I had a similar error to you when...

Great.

I had a similar error to you when loading my tune. The fix was what I suggested earlier. Reset the device and generate the ID file again (and sending this to the tuner to apply the tune...
10-14-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 20,595
Posted By Bardman

Just to be clear: - When you plug in the device...

Just to be clear:
- When you plug in the device to your car for the first time to "ID" the vehicle, it simply downloads data from your car onto the device. No updates are made to the car
- You...
10-14-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 20,595
Posted By Bardman

Sounds similar to the problem I had with the ID...

Sounds similar to the problem I had with the ID file not being correctly generated.

You are already following up with EC, but if you are having trouble resolving with them, my suggestion would be...
10-14-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 12,659
Posted By Bardman

You got the silver wheels didn't you... :P

You got the silver wheels didn't you... :P
10-13-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,492
Posted By Bardman

If you can, try to listen to the valved exhaust...

If you can, try to listen to the valved exhaust before you go ahead. The IPE full exhaust (headers through to tips) sounds quieter than stock with the valves closed. IMO it doesn't sound good at...
10-13-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 30,175
Posted By Bardman

That's odd. Keyless go was a standard feature on...

That's odd. Keyless go was a standard feature on Australian spec 507s, obviously not for NZ ones. Its not a a RHD or Coupe limitation. Its a nice to have, never having to take your key from your...
10-13-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,492
Posted By Bardman

Nice update. Have you decided on headers...

Nice update.

Have you decided on headers yet? If yes, what brand?
10-13-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,443
Posted By Bardman

You could maybe make an argument for the sedan...

You could maybe make an argument for the sedan 507 retaining some value, as they had a very limited production run for it. But they are still making and selling the 507 coupe, all the way through to...
10-13-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 484
Posted By Bardman

I dont think this should be a suprise for anyone....

I dont think this should be a suprise for anyone. I would expect some cheap W204 coupes to be on dealers lots next year.
10-13-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 12,659
Posted By Bardman

Dude those ADV5.0's have a similar pattern, but...

Dude those ADV5.0's have a similar pattern, but look nothing like the 507 wheel.



I would say the BBS's have the same pattern, but a closer look means they are missing some of the nice...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
10-12-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,568
Posted By Bardman

You seem confused. I don't really...

You seem confused.

I don't really understand the logic behind getting a new C63 when you said your old one was undriveable in winter.

I also don't understand why you would consider waiting...
10-10-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,264
Posted By Bardman

Best sound clip to date. Recording is still...

Best sound clip to date. Recording is still muffled, but it did sound pretty good. I need to see / hear one in person!
10-09-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,234
Posted By Bardman

If I recall well, in that thread, Mike (from...

If I recall well, in that thread, Mike (from Mike's power-pipe fame) was working on a standardised solution for this, specifically for MBH headers. You should reach out to him and see how his...
10-09-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,234
Posted By Bardman

Check out what this guy has done. I am looking...

Check out what this guy has done. I am looking at doing something similar.

https://mbworld.org/forums/c63-amg-w204/530222-solved-my-too-loud-headers-problem.html
10-09-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 738
Posted By Bardman

Wasn't the multispoke the standard wheel on...

Wasn't the multispoke the standard wheel on performance pack cars?

I am biased but definitely think the black 507 wheels are the best OEM wheel for the C63 (and I've yet to see an after market...
10-09-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 8,458
Posted By Bardman

On that we are agreed, the launch colours for the...

On that we are agreed, the launch colours for the M3/M4 are terrible. There was a yellow M4 in the BMW dealership next to my work that stayed there for weeks and weeks. Surprised they sold it all.
10-09-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,778
Posted By Bardman

The 507 and standard C63 exhaust is the same. ...

The 507 and standard C63 exhaust is the same.

The problem with headers and standard cat back is that it can make your car really loud. Adding custom mid/back end provides options for toning down...
10-07-2014, 11:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,778
Posted By Bardman

Evolve is who I was speaking to. They were...

Evolve is who I was speaking to. They were trying to get Supersprint to fit RHD but they dont fit. Their solution was to use Cargraphic headers with Supersprint back end.
10-07-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 8,458
Posted By Bardman

How dare you use evidence and real world feedback...

How dare you use evidence and real world feedback to dispute theoretical calculations! Outrageous behaviour! :)


On to more important topics. Does anyone know what the f**k these two purple...
10-07-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,778
Posted By Bardman

I followed up on Supersprint, it looks like they...

I followed up on Supersprint, it looks like they dont fit right hand drive after all...

The company I spoke to ended up doing Cargraphic headers with Supersprint catback for the customer they...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
10-06-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,448
Posted By Bardman

Looking at the pictures of that VW, all I can say...

Looking at the pictures of that VW, all I can say is you get what you pay for.

Have a look at Wobble's W204 sedan (this is what it looks like done right):
...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
10-06-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,448
Posted By Bardman

I've no idea really what you are looking for...

I've no idea really what you are looking for here, but FWIW here is my response.

Reasons to do it:

- Will look better
- Will allow you to get a wider rear tyre and add some badly needed...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
10-02-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,031
Posted By Bardman

But my dealer in Toronto said they were coming...

But my dealer in Toronto said they were coming out with 4wd...

Jk. :)

Can we put this topic to bed now?
10-01-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,879
Posted By Bardman

I had a baby in the mean time so have been a...

I had a baby in the mean time so have been a little distracted. :)

Will book it in the next few weeks.
10-01-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,995
Posted By Bardman

Agreed. The one that gets me the most is pulling...

Agreed. The one that gets me the most is pulling into a busy street. You want to get up to traffic speed quickly so you give it a little juice, then power cuts out and you end up bunny hopping into...
10-01-2014, 04:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,828
Posted By Bardman

Are you from Australia? It seems we (and maybe...

Are you from Australia? It seems we (and maybe some other countries, but not all strangely) get this message on start up. It basically shows you whether the seat belts in the back seat are fastened...
10-01-2014, 12:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,995
Posted By Bardman

Definitely looked like he panicked at the end. ...

Definitely looked like he panicked at the end. Quick step on the brakes and he would have been left with just a damaged ego rather than a damaged car.
09-28-2014, 04:36 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 12,137
Posted By Bardman

I disagree with you on this. Of course you can...

I disagree with you on this. Of course you can drive the car without losing traction everywhere, but in lower gears you really can't get the power down to the road that the car is capable of. You...
09-28-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 12,137
Posted By Bardman

Reviews have been pretty universally good on the...

Reviews have been pretty universally good on the way the BMW handles. Maybe you weren't driving it right? :)


Perhaps, just perhaps, AMG made the wrong decision? I know its difficult to...
09-28-2014, 04:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 859
Posted By Bardman

I found a few threads, but none of them had...

I found a few threads, but none of them had answers.


The closest I could find to your problem is this:

...
09-28-2014, 12:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,485
Posted By Bardman

The next suggestion would be to flash back to...

The next suggestion would be to flash back to stock with the my genius. If it stops then I would be on the phone to eurocharged, if it doesn't stop I would be on my way to the dealer.
09-28-2014, 12:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,485
Posted By Bardman

The traction light does not always come on, and...

The traction light does not always come on, and wheels don't always noticeably spin, especially on uneven surfaces - and what you are describing seems exactly like tc cutting in. I would 100%...
09-28-2014, 12:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,485
Posted By Bardman

What makes you say not traction issue? The...

What makes you say not traction issue? The throttle pedal mapping is very aggressive with v5. I have broken traction in 2nd and 3rd gear without really trying. Have you 100% eliminated traction...
09-27-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,655
Posted By Bardman

I answered your traction control question, I...

I answered your traction control question, I think you got what you were after. Can you perhaps try again to explain what this post is about. It doesn't really make sense.

One comment I will...
09-27-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 12,137
Posted By Bardman

Yes, they can retrofit the BS cooling system onto...

Yes, they can retrofit the BS cooling system onto a base c63.
09-27-2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 12,137
Posted By Bardman

Yet BMW seem to think a 275 is necessary on a car...

Yet BMW seem to think a 275 is necessary on a car with less power/torque. And MB run a 285 on the E63.


Spin it how you like, the 265 is going to be well underdone for this car. The forums...
09-26-2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 12,137
Posted By Bardman

So BMW does not have the same concerns? ...

So BMW does not have the same concerns?





Until the numbers come in, I'm going with whats been quoted.


In any case, what about all the other issues? How hard would it have been to put...
09-26-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 12,137
Posted By Bardman

The W204 is a great car which had some common...

The W204 is a great car which had some common complaints:




The MCT gearbox is not good enough
There is not enough traction in the skinny rear tyres
The rear fender flares are not...
09-26-2014, 12:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,186
Posted By Bardman

Yes, this is the quickest way to downshift...

Yes, this is the quickest way to downshift multiple gears. Pull and hold and it will skip the intermediate gears and as wobble said will select the lowest gear that won't bang you against the rev...
09-25-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,888
Posted By Bardman

All the release videos were underwhelming. Why...

All the release videos were underwhelming. Why not release a vid with one really hammering, get people excited?
09-25-2014, 02:50 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 20,595
Posted By Bardman

They may not. I originally generated my ID file...

They may not. I originally generated my ID file incorrectly. I sent it to EC and they sent me back a tune file that wouldn't load. I would have thought that if the ID file was not correct/complete...
09-25-2014, 02:31 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 20,595
Posted By Bardman

I think if you followed the instructions on the...

I think if you followed the instructions on the screen of the device, and you had the key in the second position (ie all dash lights on) when it asked for dashboard on, you should be fine.

If...
09-25-2014, 02:20 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 20,595
Posted By Bardman

Were you generating an ID file, or loading a tune?

Were you generating an ID file, or loading a tune?
09-24-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 12,137
Posted By Bardman

I use mine in manual mode constantly, I almost...

I use mine in manual mode constantly, I almost never use the paddles. I guess I miss my manual gear stick... (plus the shifter responds faster/better than the paddles) :(
09-24-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 12,137
Posted By Bardman

Not challenging your numbers, but traction and...

Not challenging your numbers, but traction and gearing (and shift speeds) are also factors.
09-24-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 20,595
Posted By Bardman

The stock tune is embedded in the tune file...

The stock tune is embedded in the tune file provided by the tuning company.

After you write the tuned file to your car, if you go back to the WRITE menu, you get two options - write tune or write...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
09-24-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,672
Posted By Bardman

Some nice quotes to read: "A...

Some nice quotes to read:


"A sophisticated engine cooling system ensures high performance even at ambitious race-track speeds."


"Be it automatic or triggered at the steering wheel paddle by...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
09-24-2014, 03:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,173
Posted By Bardman

Was referring to the mid 3 second 0-60 for the...

Was referring to the mid 3 second 0-60 for the C63S



Let's say I concede all that (I have never really focussed on 0-60 times, rather 0-100 times, and have seen none that better the quoted...
09-24-2014, 02:06 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 12,137
Posted By Bardman

According to MB figures it will be .1 seconds...

According to MB figures it will be .1 seconds faster 0-100.
09-24-2014, 02:04 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 12,137
Posted By Bardman

I'm just going off both manufacturers quoted...

I'm just going off both manufacturers quoted performance times.

BMW claim M3/M4 0-100 at 4.1 seconds

MB claim C63 0-100 at 4.1 seconds (4.0 for C63S)

Speculation about underquoting could...
09-24-2014, 01:19 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 12,137
Posted By Bardman

I dont believe the performance is understated. ...

I dont believe the performance is understated. They have no reason to do this, particularly when they are not quoting better than the competition.

Is nobody else disappointed with this...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
09-24-2014, 12:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,173
Posted By Bardman

I have a 507 and have read all the press reports...

I have a 507 and have read all the press reports I could on it. I was looking for confirmation that it was faster than stated, apart from some isolated reports, the consensus view seems to be it was...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
09-23-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,173
Posted By Bardman

People often say this (and the same for power...

People often say this (and the same for power figures), but real world 0-62 times and dyno tests never back this up. The base C63 will be the same as a M3/M4 and the C63S will be .1 second faster. ...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
09-23-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,173
Posted By Bardman

Press data (from post in W204 forum)

http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/mercedes-amg-c63-revealed-503bhp-plus-exclusive-pictures

Per my post over in W204:

Good news:


Standard locking diff
Performance exhaust an...
09-23-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 12,137
Posted By Bardman

Good news: Standard locking diff ...

Good news:


Standard locking diff
Performance exhaust an option

Disappointing news:


No real weight loss
09-23-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 20,595
Posted By Bardman

No problem. This is the reason I wrote it up. ...

No problem. This is the reason I wrote it up. The lack of clear documentation had me spending a lot of time tracking down info from various sources - thought it would be useful for others.
09-23-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 20,595
Posted By Bardman

This guy here used Parrallels to get it running...

This guy here used Parrallels to get it running on his Mac:

https://mbworld.org/forums/c63-amg-w204/543541-eurocharged-memorial-day-sale-group-buy-699-handheld-tune.html#post6093190

He...
09-23-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 20,595
Posted By Bardman

I should be flashing my car back to stock in the...

I should be flashing my car back to stock in the next week or two (i'm going to do a reverse dyno run with tuned file first and then flashed back to stock and do another run). I will post up the...
09-23-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 20,595
Posted By Bardman

Windows 7. I don't think the USB thumb drive...

Windows 7. I don't think the USB thumb drive comes with windows 8 drivers. If you need these I'm pretty sure the thread with the previous group buy has them (not labour day but the one before...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
09-23-2014, 04:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 991
Posted By Bardman

You are in the wrong section. You want the W204...

You are in the wrong section. You want the W204 section.


In any case, you push and hold the traction control button down for 5-10 seconds. This will switch off traction control completely...
09-22-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 20,595
Posted By Bardman

Thanks - I updated the original post with details...

Thanks - I updated the original post with details about activation.
09-22-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 20,595
Posted By Bardman

Yes, this is the old documentation I was talking...

Yes, this is the old documentation I was talking about. This is actually provided by DIMSport, EC just put their logo on it. Not to say that EC couldnt produce their own up to date version of the...
09-22-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 20,595
Posted By Bardman

This is exactly what I did. This caused the ID...

This is exactly what I did. This caused the ID file to not be generated correctly in my case which meant the tune would not load. I had to reset the device, generate an ID file again and get the...
09-22-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,127
Posted By Bardman

Is this your first MCT? I get a similar "lurch"...

Is this your first MCT? I get a similar "lurch" occasionally going from 2nd to 1st. It almost feels like the clutch is being re-engaged too quickly (like when you were first learning to drive a...
09-22-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,998
Posted By Bardman

Subbed!

Subbed!
09-22-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,065
Posted By Bardman

507 and Eurocharged V5 tune

Hi there. Some of you may have seen from this thread started by EAN:


https://mbworld.org/forums/c63-amg-w204/556452-wish-me-luck-4.html


that I have bought the Eurocharged V5 tune and have...
09-22-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,354
Posted By Bardman

The $1k price is not a buy it now price, its just...

The $1k price is not a buy it now price, its just the starting price for the auction.
09-22-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 20,595
Posted By Bardman

That's all I had for now. I'm sure I left stuff...

That's all I had for now. I'm sure I left stuff off. Feel free to add your own tips or ask questions, there is bound to be someone on here who can answer them. :)
09-22-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 20,595
Posted By Bardman

For those wanting to do a back to back dyno run...

For those wanting to do a back to back dyno run with before and after, the procedure I have from Eurocharged (with input from others):


- Do up to 6 dyno runs stock to ensure stock ECU learning...
09-22-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 20,595
Posted By Bardman

Changing to bullet points, as numbers keep...

Changing to bullet points, as numbers keep resetting...




Once you are fully up to date, you are ready to ID your vehicle. To this you plug into the OBD II port of your car. On the C63 this...
09-22-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 20,595
Posted By Bardman

When you are doing the update, it connects to...

When you are doing the update, it connects to remote FTP servers to obtain the update files. I had issues occasionally getting the FTP to connect. I managed to fix these by changing the FTP...
09-22-2014, 05:02 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 20,595
Posted By Bardman

Ok, so in some semblance of logical order, here...

Ok, so in some semblance of logical order, here they are:




When you get the device, it does not actually contain the tune. You need to obtain an ID from your car first, which gets sent as...
09-22-2014, 04:39 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 20,595
Posted By Bardman

Mygenius tips and tricks

So, I recently bought the Eurocharged V5 tune, and initially had some problems getting it to load. Part of this I would put down to impatience, but part I would put down to the poor and out of date...
09-19-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,481
Posted By Bardman

Nice one - what work have you done on your car? ...

Nice one - what work have you done on your car?


You need to update your sig... :D
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
09-19-2014, 02:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,818
Posted By Bardman

In the wheels magazine article there is the...

In the wheels magazine article there is the following quote:



I find that an interesting statement. There has to be more to that than wider track and different suspension.
09-19-2014, 01:27 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 13,436
Posted By Bardman

Clearly not everyone.

Clearly not everyone.
09-18-2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 13,436
Posted By Bardman

They will do a coupe - it just gets released...

They will do a coupe - it just gets released later (as per the W204).
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
09-18-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,818
Posted By Bardman

More over here - looks like the Australian press...

More over here - looks like the Australian press embargo lifted.

https://mbworld.org/forums/c63-amg-w204/556846-w205-c63.html

Look at that torque number!

That render looks pretty good too.
09-18-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,145
Posted By Bardman

For some reason they rate the 507 as 507 HP but...

For some reason they rate the 507 as 507 HP but 373 kw. Some conversion jiggery pokery going on here.

That torque figure is surprising though. Given its 100kg lighter, this thing will move.
...
09-18-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 30,175
Posted By Bardman

PM'd you the contact details.

PM'd you the contact details.
09-18-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,879
Posted By Bardman

Great news! I got the tune loaded this morning. ...

Great news! I got the tune loaded this morning. I had incorrectly generated the ID file, so when the tune went to apply it didnt recognise the ECU properly. I regenerated the ID file, EC added the...
09-18-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 32,076
Posted By Bardman

I was occasionally getting this error updating...

I was occasionally getting this error updating mine. The way I fixed it was to change the FTP mirror. Go to the options menu on the PC software and change the FTP mirror from custom to Italian or...
09-18-2014, 01:35 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,879
Posted By Bardman

Check out the following quote from EAN: ...

Check out the following quote from EAN:



Its not just about peak gains. The gap between the graphs is what counts. Low RPM torque improvements have quite an impact on daily driving.
...
09-17-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,337
Posted By Bardman

I'm going to go against board trend here, and say...

I'm going to go against board trend here, and say that that car needs a lift!
09-17-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,879
Posted By Bardman

IMO this is a supply side issue rather than...

IMO this is a supply side issue rather than demand (other than the aggregate numbers of AMGs vs local cars are considerably smaller). No-one is offering custom tunes for AMGs (or those that do are...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
09-17-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,158
Posted By Bardman

There a few comments on the video about...

There a few comments on the video about understeer. That tyre squealing does sound like understeer to me. Is it? If so, why?
09-17-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,879
Posted By Bardman

Sure, I'll definitely update what I can once it...

Sure, I'll definitely update what I can once it gets loaded. I hope it gets sorted out overnight my time tonight (have to wait for an email back from EC).


I specified the following (I didn't...
09-17-2014, 04:22 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,879
Posted By Bardman

Just got back from the shop. Frustrating...

Just got back from the shop.


Frustrating day, I could not get the tune to load. I got an error "File incompatible with ECU". I am following this up with EC.


I did manage to get the before...
09-16-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,148
Posted By Bardman

For anyone interested, EAN (with P31) and myself...

For anyone interested, EAN (with P31) and myself (with 507) are doing before / after dyno runs with the V5 in the next day or two. I believe he/she will be posting up results, and I certainly will....
09-15-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,879
Posted By Bardman

This is the reason stated by EC: "That's...

This is the reason stated by EC:

"That's what I do here. The battery trick and the 4 runs after the flash are key... This is where it adapts."

Should mention, the suggestion is to have it...
09-15-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,879
Posted By Bardman

Nice one. I'm doing the same tomorrow. ...

Nice one. I'm doing the same tomorrow.

I've got a 507 sedan and will be applying the Eurocharged V5 tune.

Procedure I'm planning to run is:

- Do up to 6 dyno runs stock to ensure stock...
09-11-2014, 09:37 PM
09-10-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,214
Posted By Bardman

If you want to go down the "official" route, ask...

If you want to go down the "official" route, ask your dealer for the 44O package. Details attached. Even if you dont want to go official you can give this guide to an indy if you have the parts or...
09-10-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,435
Posted By Bardman

I can't imagine the fan engaging earlier would...

I can't imagine the fan engaging earlier would have any material impact on preventing limp mode. With the car doing everything it can to cool itself down (ie fan at max speed), it is not able to...
09-10-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 789
Posted By Bardman

Its a matter of time before the Americans "catch...

Its a matter of time before the Americans "catch up". Turbos, electric turbos, hybrids, then full electric cars. The NA engine is a dying breed. :sadwavey:
09-10-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,435
Posted By Bardman

I was quoted around AUD 5.5k to get it installed...

I was quoted around AUD 5.5k to get it installed by a MB dealer here in Australia. Was going to give it another summer to see if I can put up with the sound the cooling fan makes. If it was cheaper...
09-10-2014, 02:53 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,168
Posted By Bardman

But you will almost never see a post like this...

But you will almost never see a post like this unless you specifically request feedback. ie no-one is going to write a post saying "I have run my tune for 3 years and its all good!", you are much...
09-09-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,168
Posted By Bardman

Some comments on what you state as facts. ...

Some comments on what you state as facts.



Whilst no doubt it is possible for an expert to dig in to an ECU and determine that changes have been made, I doubt a regular service tech would...
09-09-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,296
Posted By Bardman

Doesn't appear to be an upgrade on the W204 C63...

Doesn't appear to be an upgrade on the W204 C63 in any way? Not sure why someone would go from a C63 to this.
09-09-2014, 04:05 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,435
Posted By Bardman

I've not seen any alternatives other than going...

I've not seen any alternatives other than going the upgraded cooling system (C63 package 440 - there is a thread on this on this site). I saw someone mention in another thread the MKB cooling...
09-08-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,483
Posted By Bardman

You upgraded to a 507! Nice one. :y JK -...

You upgraded to a 507! Nice one. :y

JK - looks great. Car definitely looks the business now. :zoom:
09-08-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 957
Posted By Bardman

Have not seen these before. They look great! :y...

Have not seen these before. They look great! :y Where did you get them?
09-06-2014, 01:36 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,356
Posted By Bardman

507 is standard width, only the black series is...

507 is standard width, only the black series is wide body, with increased tyre widths to go with it.
09-05-2014, 12:49 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,356
Posted By Bardman

Dude - that is crazy talk. Next you will be...

Dude - that is crazy talk. Next you will be saying that your SLS is better than a C63. After all its just another M15X engine, the rest is just "fluff"... :smokin:
09-04-2014, 03:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,217
Posted By Bardman

The full exhaust doesn't have primaries, but does...

The full exhaust doesn't have primaries, but does have 200 cell secondaries:

http://www.cargraphicts.com/en/products/exhaust-systems/for-mercedes/c-class/w204/c63-amg/

It looks like Gyrex had...
09-03-2014, 11:29 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,356
Posted By Bardman

To my knowledge, the only material differences...

To my knowledge, the only material differences between the BS and the 507 are:

- Improved oil cooler
- Wider rear tyres (actually the only one that counts for me)
- Improved suspension
-...
09-03-2014, 03:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,217
Posted By Bardman

I'm pretty sure that that sound is all down to...

I'm pretty sure that that sound is all down to the exhaust. This exhaust does include headers, however, so you would definitely want a tune to go with it to get the most out of it and to remove any...
09-03-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,504
Posted By Bardman

OP wont admit it, but here he is! :D ...

OP wont admit it, but here he is! :D

http://i.imgur.com/rb3hPzh.jpg
09-02-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,504
Posted By Bardman

lol. Seriously though, does anyone know...

lol.

Seriously though, does anyone know what those flaps are doing? Are they optimising air flow? I hope they are not cosmetic as they are ugly as sin, and would seriously prevent me from...
09-02-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,356
Posted By Bardman

Lies! :slap: I'll be the first to admit...

Lies! :slap:

I'll be the first to admit that the 507 is a parts bin special, but its more than just a hood and a tune.

You get:
- aluminium hood with vents
- tune
- forged wheels (imo the...
09-02-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,504
Posted By Bardman

Lol - is that you in the Biggles outfit in that...

Lol - is that you in the Biggles outfit in that photobucket account? :slap:

Back on topic, the one thing I really dont like in the M3/M4 is this part highlighted in red. For some reason it...
09-02-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,217
Posted By Bardman

That vid is of Gyrex from this site. He sold the...

That vid is of Gyrex from this site. He sold the exhaust (presumably to return car to stock before selling the car).

His selling post is here:
...
09-02-2014, 04:12 AM
Replies: 8,552
Views: 3,399,169
Posted By Bardman

Nice - looks great!

Nice - looks great!
09-01-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 8,552
Views: 3,399,169
Posted By Bardman

Do you mind posting some more pics of the car? I...

Do you mind posting some more pics of the car? I have not seen many "real" pictures of this colour.
09-01-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,550
Posted By Bardman

This guy has done it: ...

This guy has done it:

https://mbworld.org/forums/c63-amg-w204/490430-mercedes-benz-c63-amg-sls-mods-pp-perform.html

Big claims, but looks like some surgery required, so not sure about 8k...
09-01-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,550
Posted By Bardman

Can someone explain what is going on here? SLS...

Can someone explain what is going on here? SLS intake is replacing the standard C63 intake? I presume for HP/TQ gains? What is that ugly blue cover doing though?
09-01-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,994
Posted By Bardman

If saving 300k per year was a requirement for...

If saving 300k per year was a requirement for buying an amg, amg would be out of business. Life is not a rehearsal - sure save for tomorrow, but live for today as well.
08-31-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 501
Posted By Bardman

What's your intended use? My last car had a TV...

What's your intended use? My last car had a TV in it, and I didnt really use it at all. There just doesn't seem to be many times when the best thing you could be doing is sitting in your car...
08-29-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,663
Posted By Bardman

I would definitely get more time in an E63 before...

I would definitely get more time in an E63 before going ahead. If they wont let you drive that wagon, I would try a sedan to feel how it drives.

On the track day I went on they had C63 507s,...
08-28-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,663
Posted By Bardman

Take it for an overnight test drive if you can. ...

Take it for an overnight test drive if you can. Hard to tell from a brief drive if thats all you did. Having driven E63s on a track day, however, I would give it a miss. Has none of the character...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
08-28-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 13,900
Posted By Bardman

My guess is magnetic suspension, not air...

My guess is magnetic suspension, not air suspension.
08-26-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 23,374
Posted By Bardman

Oil cooler is the only thing I would go for, I...

Oil cooler is the only thing I would go for, I think you have the perfect C63 then.

This is not an icon of me dry humping pics of your car... :boink:

:D
08-26-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,313
Posted By Bardman

Check out what this guys has done: ...

Check out what this guys has done:

https://mbworld.org/forums/c63-amg-w204/530222-solved-my-too-loud-headers-problem-new-post.html

I am looking at doing something similar (will be custom as...
08-26-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 30,175
Posted By Bardman

I think I PM'd everyone who was waiting. ...

I think I PM'd everyone who was waiting. Apologies for the delay, I was just being lazy... :D
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