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06-29-2018, 03:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 286
Posted By komp55

ML550 High Flow Downpipes?

Does anyone know of a company offering upgraded down pipes for the ML550? Along the lines of being larger diameter tubing with higher flow cats (e.g., 200 cell) and mandrel bent?
04-25-2018, 10:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 325
Posted By komp55

Bluetooth - Duh!

I may be the last W164 owner on earth to install the major factory Bluetooth puck. My phone paired right up and I now have full phone integration with the car. Can't believe I waited so long to do...
Forum: W211 AMG
10-23-2017, 09:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 490
Posted By komp55

04-25-2016, 10:20 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 684
Posted By komp55

FS: 2015 Command DVD Navigation Maps C CLK G GL M and R Class

http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTExOFgxNjAw/z/npYAAOSwKfVXHSS1/$_0.JPG

Bought the 2015 DVD maps to update the navigation system for a recently acquired 164 ML, only to discover that the nav unit...
04-23-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 800
Posted By komp55

Widest 295/40/20 tire?

I've been running the Cont. DWS tires and have been very satisfied with them, but I can't help but think they are manufactured at the "smaller" end of tires of a 295/40/20 size, meaning a little less...
06-23-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 653
Posted By komp55

FS: 120 589 07 21 00 Factory Oil Dipstick Calibrated Tool

Selling a genuine factory Mercedes engine oil dipstick tool. With this tool, you can verify the correct level of your engine's oil instead of relying on the sketchy oil level sensor. Weird how...
09-30-2013, 11:33 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 247
Posted By komp55

FS: W211 E55 factory front catalsyts

I have the complete front factory catalyst sections from a W211 E55 available. Removed early on, these are low mileage and have been sitting in storage for several years.

A perfect way to return...
06-03-2013, 01:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 32,636
Posted By komp55

https://www.oediscountparts.com (http://<a...

https://www.oediscountparts.com (http://<a href="https://www.oediscountparts.com" target="_blank">https://www.oediscountparts.com</a>)
Forum: W211 AMG
04-29-2013, 06:25 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 17,398
Posted By komp55

A word to the wise. Carmax had a couple of...

A word to the wise. Carmax had a couple of vehicles I looked at extensively when I replaced my E55. So I looked at their warranty very carefully. Normally, before signing the purchase docs for the...
04-15-2013, 09:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 443
Posted By komp55

SOLD.

SOLD.
Forum: W211 AMG
04-15-2013, 09:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,994
Posted By komp55

All stuff listed for sale is sold. Thanks to all...

All stuff listed for sale is sold. Thanks to all purchasers.
04-11-2013, 09:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 776
Posted By komp55

SOLD!!!

SOLD!!!
04-11-2013, 09:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,006
Posted By komp55

SOLD!!!

SOLD!!!
04-11-2013, 06:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 443
Posted By komp55

FS: MB Factory Spark Plug Tools

Selling the genuine MB factory spark plug socket and plug boot puller tool as spec'd in the factory workshop manual. No need to wrestle removing tight spark plug boots anymore, or finding the right...
04-11-2013, 06:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,006
Posted By komp55

FS: NGK LFR7AIX Spark Plugs (E55)

These are the one-step colder spark plugs for the supercharged "55" kompressor engines. Highly recommended if you've added additional boost to your engine with pullies, are bumped the timing with an...
04-11-2013, 06:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 776
Posted By komp55

E55 Supersprint Exhaust

Selling Supersprint cat-back exhaust components, including part nos. 845133 (inlets to bolt directly to factory cats) 845103 (center resonator), and 845123 (rear connecting pipes). No rear mufflers....
Forum: W211 AMG
04-10-2013, 03:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,994
Posted By komp55

Still some goodies left!!!

Update:

The set of 16 NGK LFR7AIX spark plugs is still available. $75 shipped to the lower 48 only.
...
Forum: W211 AMG
04-04-2013, 10:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 626
Posted By komp55

Both items sold. More to come . . .

Both items sold. More to come . . .
Forum: W211 AMG
04-04-2013, 09:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 626
Posted By komp55

Update: Wipers blades are sold. ...

Update:

Wipers blades are sold.

Accessory drive belt is still available.
Forum: W211 AMG
04-04-2013, 06:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 626
Posted By komp55

FS: Blowing out some leftovers

Set of genuine W211 wiper blades:

http://i513.photobucket.com/albums/t335/morbidcurosity/Items%20for%20Sale/windhieldwipers_zps01bbff51.jpg...
Forum: W211 AMG
03-24-2013, 04:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,994
Posted By komp55

Update: Both sets of wheel spacers are sold....

Update:

Both sets of wheel spacers are sold.
Star / DAS is sold.
Evosport Phenolic spacers are sold.
ASP pullies are sold.
Crank pulley tool sold.
AMG flat hood ornament sold.

("sold"...
Forum: W211 AMG
03-23-2013, 06:03 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,994
Posted By komp55

Update: Both sets of wheel spacers are sold....

Update:

Both sets of wheel spacers are sold.
Star / DAS is sold.
Evosport Phenolic spacers are sold.
ASP pullies are sold.

("sold" means I've already received payment for the item); all...
Forum: W211 AMG
03-22-2013, 06:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,994
Posted By komp55

Never received your PM; please resend. Hood...

Never received your PM; please resend. Hood badge is still available.
Forum: W211 AMG
03-22-2013, 06:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,994
Posted By komp55

Update: Both sets of wheel spacers are...

Update:

Both sets of wheel spacers are sold.
Star / DAS is sold.
Evosport Phenolic spacers are sold.

("sold" means I've already received payment for the item); all stuff is on a "first to...
Forum: W211 AMG
03-21-2013, 03:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,994
Posted By komp55

Spark plugs and wheel spacers are sold.

Spark plugs and wheel spacers are sold.
Forum: W211 AMG
03-21-2013, 11:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,994
Posted By komp55

Yes, they go under the surge tanks and reduce...

Yes, they go under the surge tanks and reduce the temperature of the air coming into the engine through the tanks.
Forum: W211 AMG
03-21-2013, 06:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,994
Posted By komp55

Selling Leftover Goodies

My beloved E55 has sold and gone to a good home, so it's time to clear out a bunch of leftover parts and pieces accumulated over the 6 years I drove the beast. There's a bunch, so today let's start...
Forum: W211 AMG
03-07-2013, 10:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,822
Posted By komp55

I've had both Evosport shorties and MBH long...

I've had both Evosport shorties and MBH long tubes on my car. Simply no comparison in build quality and performance potential. MBH hands down. If you're serious about building power, the LTHs are...
02-21-2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 23,817
Posted By komp55

Did you consider going all the way and doing...

Did you consider going all the way and doing Brembo GT kits, front and rear? In addition to lighter discs, the calipers are lighter than the factory units as well.
Forum: W211 AMG
02-19-2013, 02:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 12,443
Posted By komp55

No, the wheels mount too far outboard; spacers...

No, the wheels mount too far outboard; spacers would push them further outward.
Forum: W211 AMG
02-19-2013, 09:20 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 12,443
Posted By komp55

I tried them; the 20's don't fit correctly as a...

I tried them; the 20's don't fit correctly as a result of offset issues.
Forum: W211 AMG
02-05-2013, 06:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,131
Posted By komp55

Sold. Thanks for all of the interest. Made for...

Sold. Thanks for all of the interest. Made for a fun weekend of wrenching taking these bad boys off for their new owner. :)
Forum: W211 AMG
01-31-2013, 01:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,719
Posted By komp55

That's different than what I was told yesterday...

That's different than what I was told yesterday by my local MB dealer. In a nutshell, that will not sell an ELW on any car that has gone through a wholesale auction, regardless of whether it's still...
Forum: W211 AMG
01-30-2013, 05:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,131
Posted By komp55

Feeler: MBH headers and X mid-section FS

Looks like my E55 is going to go, so I'm considering removing my MBH set-up before trading her in if I can be paid enough for them to justify me going through the process of removing them and...
01-16-2013, 12:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,336
Posted By komp55

I've been looking to buy an '09; what types of...

I've been looking to buy an '09; what types of issues are you having?
01-03-2013, 10:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,468
Posted By komp55

Your vehicle doesn't have iPod integration? My...

Your vehicle doesn't have iPod integration? My '08 does and it works and sounds excellent.
Forum: W211 AMG
12-31-2012, 06:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,140
Posted By komp55

I had my MB dealer install the factory iPOD...

I had my MB dealer install the factory iPOD integration kit in my '05, and the sound quality is fantastic. Maybe you got a bad install job?
Forum: W218
12-19-2012, 05:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,816
Posted By komp55

If you seek high quality repair work, look no...

If you seek high quality repair work, look no further than:

http://wheelcollision.com
Forum: W211 AMG
12-19-2012, 11:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,522
Posted By komp55

The Amazon seller is legit. These bulbs are...

The Amazon seller is legit. These bulbs are excellent.
Forum: W211 AMG
12-06-2012, 01:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,822
Posted By komp55

Agree with LTH/tune as first mod, but disagree...

Agree with LTH/tune as first mod, but disagree with the quoted statement. If done properly, it's a non-issue. The universal Bosch O2 replacement kit for our cars (Bosch part number 15733) is...
Forum: W211 AMG
12-03-2012, 05:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,116
Posted By komp55

Good question, but the easy answer is they're...

Good question, but the easy answer is they're cheap. I've yet to see a picture of one of those installed that looks like it fits right. Gaps and spacing is off on every one I've seen. But you get...
Forum: W211 AMG
11-18-2012, 04:55 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,587
Posted By komp55

FWIW, I would advise against using any 5" OD...

FWIW, I would advise against using any 5" OD diameter cat. Won't fit properly. Stick with those having a 4" OD.
Forum: W211 AMG
11-16-2012, 06:55 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,964
Posted By komp55

Yep. When the current administration chose to...

Yep. When the current administration chose to void valid contracts of GM bondholders and instead give substantial ownership of GM to the UAW (which is the primary reason that GM was on its knees in...
Forum: W211 AMG
11-16-2012, 06:10 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,967
Posted By komp55

Great fit; massive power. ...

Great fit; massive power.

http://i513.photobucket.com/albums/t335/morbidcurosity/IMG_0001_1280.jpg
11-13-2012, 05:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,727
Posted By komp55

That not's right either. For AWD, the overall...

That not's right either. For AWD, the overall tire diameters should be the same, front and rear, and I edited my post above to correct that, since that was what I meant. If the rear wheels are...
11-12-2012, 08:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,727
Posted By komp55

The rims are genuine MB AMG rims, part number...

The rims are genuine MB AMG rims, part number B66031084, in 20x10. I got lucky and found my set, used, on eBay. Because the ML550 is all-wheel drive, it requires the same size tire diameters, front...
Forum: W211 AMG
11-01-2012, 11:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,345
Posted By komp55

I'm pretty sure I have a factory original bracket...

I'm pretty sure I have a factory original bracket from my '05. PM me if you have an interest. Front tags are not required in my state.
Forum: W211 AMG
10-29-2012, 06:25 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,968
Posted By komp55

Brembo doesn't know how to engineer large...

Brembo doesn't know how to engineer large multi-piece brake discs and that's why they use lightweight hats on their GT kits. :rolf:
Forum: W211 AMG
10-25-2012, 09:28 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,968
Posted By komp55

Discs will be lighter, but the factory calipers...

Discs will be lighter, but the factory calipers still are overweight. Brembo GT calipers FTW. :)
Forum: W211 AMG
10-23-2012, 09:44 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,972
Posted By komp55

:D Yet another example of why a wheel...

:D

Yet another example of why a wheel having a genuine TUV rating is a good thing. The wheel crap coming out of China, India and other third world casting facilities is truly appalling. I'm...
Forum: W211 AMG
10-23-2012, 06:33 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,697
Posted By komp55

It was the son's Ferrari, given to him as a...

It was the son's Ferrari, given to him as a birthday gfit. Here's a link to a local report:

http://www.ajc.com/news/news/2-in-ferrari-crash-remain-in-grady-burn-unit/nSjC9/
Forum: W211 AMG
10-22-2012, 03:50 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,697
Posted By komp55

Toasted Ferrari F430

Sorry if this is a repost; I just saw this local story today.

A dumbsh*t father gave his 18 year old son a Ferrari F430. One week later, this is what is looks like now. Police said "speed" was...
Forum: W211 AMG
10-18-2012, 03:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 584
Posted By komp55

Why does the price make you tired?

Why does the price make you tired?
Forum: W211 AMG
10-17-2012, 05:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,144
Posted By komp55

Since Mann supplies the filter MB uses, it's a...

Since Mann supplies the filter MB uses, it's a no-brainer to use only original MB filters or Mann filters. Not much cost difference either.
Forum: W211 AMG
10-17-2012, 04:17 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 18,236
Posted By komp55

And your evidence for this statement is? ...

And your evidence for this statement is?

There's plenty of very satisfied MBH customers, whose headers actually fit, that might not agree with your opinion. Regardless, glad ARH is willing to...
Forum: W211 AMG
10-11-2012, 04:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,079
Posted By komp55

If these are worth only $350, I'll just leave...

If these are worth only $350, I'll just leave mine in the car when time comes to de-content the car prior to sale. :eek:
Forum: W219
10-11-2012, 11:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,385
Posted By komp55

I think Wheel Collision Center has the wheel you...

I think Wheel Collision Center has the wheel you need:

http://www.wheelcollision.com/mec013.htm
10-03-2012, 02:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,727
Posted By komp55

All in, with the used ML63 mufflers off...

All in, with the used ML63 mufflers off Craigslist, the new lower rear bumper cover, getting it painted, and miscellaneous hardware to correctly mount the exhaust, I'd guess about $1,500. I...
Forum: W211 AMG
10-03-2012, 11:36 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,503
Posted By komp55

Are there any deep lip wheels you haven't tried? ...

Are there any deep lip wheels you haven't tried? That seems to be the common denominator, all of the wheels have the deep lips. And deep lips is so '90's. I'm thinking back to the deepest of deep...
Forum: W211 AMG
10-02-2012, 01:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,555
Posted By komp55

They truly are automotive art, whether mounted on...

They truly are automotive art, whether mounted on the engine block or on the wall. :)
Forum: W211 AMG
09-26-2012, 11:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,579
Posted By komp55

The CarMax "MaxCare" service contracts are valid...

The CarMax "MaxCare" service contracts are valid from the original in-service date of the car, not the date you purchase the car. At least, that's how my local CarMax explained it to me a couple of...
Forum: W211 AMG
09-26-2012, 06:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,117
Posted By komp55

Hope you used DOT 4 Plus brake fluid and not just...

Hope you used DOT 4 Plus brake fluid and not just regular DOT 4. The SBC unit requires the better fluid spec.
Forum: W211 AMG
09-25-2012, 05:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,786
Posted By komp55

What Shardul said. You doing upgraded calipers...

What Shardul said. You doing upgraded calipers or just going to paint them?
Forum: W211 AMG
09-24-2012, 04:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,864
Posted By komp55

Welcome to the MBH Club. Don't forget to get a...

Welcome to the MBH Club. Don't forget to get a tune after they're installed; it's a whole new ballgame with LTHs.
Forum: W211 AMG
09-10-2012, 09:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,873
Posted By komp55

Let's just say that I would never send them a...

Let's just say that I would never send them a penny, let alone work on my cars. Maybe they've cleaned up their act, but leopards don't change their spots. Back when Hennesay was modifiying Vipers,...
08-30-2012, 06:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,728
Posted By komp55

Caveat emptor. Mounting brackets are missing on...

Caveat emptor. Mounting brackets are missing on the front calipers as pictured.
Forum: W211 AMG
08-30-2012, 06:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,749
Posted By komp55

Pilot Super Sports are not directional; you can...

Pilot Super Sports are not directional; you can run them on either side of your car. Great tires, I have them on my car. :)
08-10-2012, 03:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 933
Posted By komp55

FromM3toE55 = Excellent Seller!

Shipped item fast and was just as described. :y
08-09-2012, 11:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,554
Posted By komp55

My '08 ML550 uses 433 MHz as well. If you...

My '08 ML550 uses 433 MHz as well. If you absolutely, positively need to know what's on your wheel, have a tire shop dismount one tire and read the frequency off of the sensor. There are also...
08-07-2012, 09:25 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 850
Posted By komp55

FS: 19" AMG ML Wheels / Tires

Asking only about what the tires alone cost new:

https://mbworld.org/forums/wheels-tires/458887-ml550-amg-wheels-tires.html

PM if interested.
08-07-2012, 07:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,346
Posted By komp55

ML550 AMG Wheels / Tires

Sold!!!!


Selling a nearly pristine set of 19" AMG wheels, mounted with Continental DWS tires (7/32nd tread remaining), that came off my ML550. Great upgrade for the W164 chassis. Only $850...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-07-2012, 06:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,061
Posted By komp55

I don't know for certain, but I always thought...

I don't know for certain, but I always thought the crossover pipe ahead of the secondary cats was for balancing the exhaust pulses and maybe also for emissions control (in the event the efficiency of...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-06-2012, 11:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,061
Posted By komp55

Those are the perforated tubes that allow exhaust...

Those are the perforated tubes that allow exhaust gas expansion into the sound absorbing matting. I seriously doubt much, if any, restriction is created since the resonator is a straight through...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-06-2012, 09:54 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,007
Posted By komp55

I learned more about O2 sensors in our cars than...

I learned more about O2 sensors in our cars than I ever wanted to know when I was chasing down what turned out to be a failed O2 ground circuit in the ECU. If your front sensors aren't functioning...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-06-2012, 06:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,061
Posted By komp55

Center Resonator Crossover

The factory center resonator has always been known to have a crossover passage in it, allowing exhaust pulses to balance out. What I could never tell was how large the actual crossover port was.
...
08-03-2012, 06:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,816
Posted By komp55

There was another one being sold on Craigslist in...

There was another one being sold on Craigslist in the LA area about 3 or 4 weeks ago. The seller never responded; figured he was looking for a local sale only.
08-02-2012, 11:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,816
Posted By komp55

My experience with my '08 ML550 has been...

My experience with my '08 ML550 has been different. Nearly two years of ownership now with ZERO issues. I did purchase the extended CPO warranty when I bought it, and perhaps someday it will...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-01-2012, 02:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,895
Posted By komp55

Contribute something worth actually reading,...

Contribute something worth actually reading, written in coherent, actual sentences in English using appropriate capitalization and punctuation. That will make it easier for the reading-challenged...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-01-2012, 11:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,895
Posted By komp55

Funny picture of an old style E55 grille on a E63...

Funny picture of an old style E55 grille on a E63 facelifted car. See how the bottom of the grille doesn't follow the contour of the new bumper cover? Fail.

The all black grille (for E63...
Forum: W211 AMG
07-27-2012, 09:07 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,165
Posted By komp55

Mike seems to be his own worst enemy when it...

Mike seems to be his own worst enemy when it comes to his business. I've also received no response to a couple messages I sent to him recently. It's a shame because MBH builds the best headers...
Forum: W211 AMG
07-24-2012, 03:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,305
Posted By komp55

You ought to at least have your listing show a...

You ought to at least have your listing show a picture of the spacers for the 55 (unless my car lost two cylinders without me finding out about it). :)

How do yours compare to the ones Evosport...
Forum: W211 AMG
07-21-2012, 05:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 8,300
Posted By komp55

Xenon Ballast Replacement

My driver's side xenon low beam went out, so I figured I would replace both bulbs with a pair of Osram Cool Blue Intense Xenarcs out of Germany. But fearing the worst, I had also bought a used...
Forum: W211 AMG
07-20-2012, 11:22 AM
Replies: 628
Views: 202,787
Posted By komp55

Regardless of whether is factory or aftermarket,...

Regardless of whether is factory or aftermarket, it's a horrible installation job - the gap between the bumper cover and the hood is about twice as large as it should be. Was the car ever in an...
07-19-2012, 01:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,007
Posted By komp55

I'm all for saving money too, but your...

I'm all for saving money too, but your aftermarket shop completely botched the repair. And the use of duct tape? Beyond belief.

My advice would be that if you plan to keep the vehicle for a...
Forum: W211 AMG
07-19-2012, 01:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,258
Posted By komp55

Every try searching? V8 Kompressor Emblem...

Every try searching?

V8 Kompressor Emblem Placement (http://lmgtfy.com/?q=unmolested+factory+original+badge+placement+/)
Forum: Test
07-18-2012, 04:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,214
Posted By komp55

test

test
07-18-2012, 02:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,790
Posted By komp55

These are the same units. If anyone is so...

These are the same units. If anyone is so inclined, here's a link to my DIY install that I posted in another of the forums here:
...
07-18-2012, 06:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,790
Posted By komp55

Programa supplied the ELMs to Renntech. The V2...

Programa supplied the ELMs to Renntech. The V2 with remote from Programa is the same as what Renntech sold.
Forum: W211 AMG
07-16-2012, 06:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,864
Posted By komp55

Don't forget that although its design and...

Don't forget that although its design and location are not optimal, there is in fact a crossover port in the factory resonator, so it's not like there is no crossover between cylinder banks at all.
Forum: W211 AMG
07-02-2012, 10:16 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 450
Posted By komp55

Spare driver's side airbox?

Anyone have a spare driver's side factory airbox they're willing to part with? I don't need anything other than the box itself. PM me if you've got something. Thanks!
Forum: W211 AMG
06-27-2012, 01:17 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,179
Posted By komp55

Good suggestion. Now is also a good time to...

Good suggestion.

Now is also a good time to closely inspect your motor mounts. If they're going bad or are already bad, the resultant engine movement will easily crack most headers.
06-25-2012, 11:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 17,116
Posted By komp55

Why would you want to downgrade from the AMG...

Why would you want to downgrade from the AMG 20x10 wheels, to the cheap and crappy aftermarket knock-offs, with smaller tires?
06-22-2012, 06:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,656
Posted By komp55

Mann supplies MB with its air filters. The Mann...

Mann supplies MB with its air filters. The Mann part number for the air filter is C3698/3-2 (set of 2). I just picked up a set of these myself and will be installing them this weekend. And FWIW,...
Forum: W211 AMG
06-21-2012, 02:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,098
Posted By komp55

RBM of Atlanta did an excellent job of repairing...

RBM of Atlanta did an excellent job of repairing my car's fuel system under my CPO warranty. No further issues following repair.
06-19-2012, 06:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,597
Posted By komp55

Yet another reason why it pays to buy the best...

Yet another reason why it pays to buy the best headers for the 55K platform. Nobody sells these to "upgrade." But when you're ready to move on to another vehicle, there will be a buyer for your...
06-19-2012, 06:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,910
Posted By komp55

I agree with this. I'm running the AMG 20x10's...

I agree with this. I'm running the AMG 20x10's (et46) and the front wheels' outer rim edges are at the outer edge of the fender. Tolerable, but I wouldn't go any lower than the et46 offset. But...
Forum: W211 AMG
06-18-2012, 09:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,753
Posted By komp55

+1. There's nothing wrong with AMG rims;...

+1.

There's nothing wrong with AMG rims; they are actually TUV approved, and I would trust them way more than most of the cheap crap wheels being sold these days.
06-18-2012, 06:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,656
Posted By komp55

164 830 02 18. Takes about 5 minutes max...

164 830 02 18.

Takes about 5 minutes max to remove air intake box in engine compartment (unhook two clips at top, lift box away from firewall and up), remove old filters, position new filters...
Forum: W211 AMG
06-14-2012, 05:35 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 11,625
Posted By komp55

LOL. It's hilarious; when I was in Germany I...

LOL. It's hilarious; when I was in Germany I quickly learned that Mercedes and BMWs over there are as common as Ford and Chevys are here. Kind of made me think about my car at the time (BMW) quite...
Forum: W211 AMG
06-14-2012, 04:49 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,573
Posted By komp55

Try this: ...

Try this:

http://www.lmgtfy.com/?q=akebono+onl...ts+catalog&l=1 (http://www.lmgtfy.com/?q=akebono+online+parts+catalog&l=1)
Forum: W211 AMG
06-13-2012, 11:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,134
Posted By komp55

That's the pictorial of the S55 cooling set-up,...

That's the pictorial of the S55 cooling set-up, not the E55, which does not have large low pressure cooler (item 110/10 in the pic). E55 plumbing is somewhat different.
06-13-2012, 09:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,211
Posted By komp55

Not "exactly." The set in the picture is...

Not "exactly." The set in the picture is installed on my car. :)
Forum: W211 AMG
06-07-2012, 04:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,851
Posted By komp55

I can't tell positively from the picture, but...

I can't tell positively from the picture, but those look like reps of the forged 19" SL65 wheels.

Here's a shot of the real ones I picked up used last year:
...
05-23-2012, 06:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,519
Posted By komp55

Not sure which dealers you're contacting, but...

Not sure which dealers you're contacting, but here's some pricing I found today:

Part Number66030870 Part NameTAILPIPE W16 MSRP$1,620.00Core$0.00Save$300.00Online Price$1,320.00
lower cover...
Forum: W211 AMG
05-23-2012, 01:23 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 14,960
Posted By komp55

I don't care what the new sub-forum is called,...

I don't care what the new sub-forum is called, and I'm sure you probably have a legitimate issue. It was yet another thread of this never-ending bickering that compelled me to make the suggestion...
Forum: W211 AMG
05-23-2012, 11:27 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 14,960
Posted By komp55

May I suggest you establish a "Whining" Sub-Forum...

May I suggest you establish a "Whining" Sub-Forum where all people who have allegedly been wronged by some nefarious vendor or board member may plead their cases? Maybe we could have a return to a...
Forum: W211 AMG
05-23-2012, 11:26 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,271
Posted By komp55

May I suggest you establish a "Whining" Sub-Forum...

May I suggest you establish a "Whining" Sub-Forum where all people who have allegedly been wronged by some nefarious vendor or board member may plead their cases? Maybe we could have a return to a...
Forum: W211 AMG
05-22-2012, 03:59 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 14,960
Posted By komp55

The plot thickens. :popcorn:

The plot thickens. :popcorn:
05-19-2012, 01:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,727
Posted By komp55

Mine is a 2008. The part number for the lower...

Mine is a 2008. The part number for the lower bumper panel with the quad exhaust cutouts is 164 885 50 25 (at least that's what worked on mine).
05-18-2012, 10:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,914
Posted By komp55

Four post lifts tend to be used more where you...

Four post lifts tend to be used more where you plan to store a vehicle under another vehicle raised up on the lift. Four posts offer less functionality if you want to service brakes, tires, and...
Forum: W211 AMG
05-18-2012, 07:06 AM
Replies: 3
LTH
Views: 1,065
Posted By komp55

+1 on MBH!

+1 on MBH!
05-17-2012, 06:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,579
Posted By komp55

I have the Autoengenuity laptop software with the...

I have the Autoengenuity laptop software with the OBD II cable and it works quite well for very basic tasks requiring readouts of data available through the OBD II socket like basic CEL codes. If...
Forum: W211 AMG
05-16-2012, 02:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 12,443
Posted By komp55

Looks great, and welcome to the BBS CH-R club. I...

Looks great, and welcome to the BBS CH-R club. I installed mine last month:


http://i513.photobucket.com/albums/t335/morbidcurosity/CH-R/BBSCH-R_4.jpg
Forum: W211 AMG
05-16-2012, 01:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,571
Posted By komp55

Perhaps yours was different than the Kleemann...

Perhaps yours was different than the Kleemann pulley I used to own. All I know is what I've held in my own hands, and the factory tool can be used as is on the Renntech pulley, but couldn't be used...
Forum: W211 AMG
05-16-2012, 01:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,571
Posted By komp55

If you actually read my post, you'd see the...

If you actually read my post, you'd see the no-brainer comment was made in reference was to "no drama" from a pulley standpoint. Needing to add a shim or two to obtain some additional clearance on...
Forum: W211 AMG
05-16-2012, 01:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,571
Posted By komp55

Their method of construction is similiar, but...

Their method of construction is similiar, but they're not identical. You cannot use the factory crank holder tool to install the Kleemann. You can use the tool on the Renntech pulley.
Forum: W211 AMG
05-16-2012, 06:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,571
Posted By komp55

Let's not forget Renntech pullies. Zero reported...

Let's not forget Renntech pullies. Zero reported issues ever; they're just a little pricey. You can never go wrong with a Renntech 168 or the much rarer 178. They can be installed using the...
05-15-2012, 02:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,727
Posted By komp55

They're pretty much flush. I considered the...

They're pretty much flush. I considered the factory fender flares, but it doesn't need them and IMO, looks better without them.
05-04-2012, 01:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,832
Posted By komp55

Zero issues with my '08 ML550, 56K miles. ...

Zero issues with my '08 ML550, 56K miles. Transmission has been / is flawless, but still glad I bought a 7 yr. CPO warranty when I bought the vehicle. ML550 has been the best MB I've owned yet.
Forum: W211 AMG
05-03-2012, 09:14 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 21,747
Posted By komp55

I can't remember, was Lowpro running nitrous like...

I can't remember, was Lowpro running nitrous like Rocket did for his pass?
Forum: W211 AMG
05-03-2012, 06:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,696
Posted By komp55

That's right, the length of the bolt head is not...

That's right, the length of the bolt head is not part of the measurement.
Forum: W211 AMG
05-03-2012, 06:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,070
Posted By komp55

You need a remedial EPC course. :smash: See...

You need a remedial EPC course. :smash: See attached; this took about 30 seconds, if that, to find and print to a PDF using EPC.
Forum: W211 AMG
05-02-2012, 01:24 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 21,747
Posted By komp55

Might want to budget more than $500. With the...

Might want to budget more than $500. With the stock exhaust manifolds out, it's a great time to replace the spark plugs and and motor mounts before installing the new headers. :y
Forum: W211 AMG
05-02-2012, 10:31 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 21,747
Posted By komp55

They're an option. I'm running mine with cats...

They're an option. I'm running mine with cats and MBH mid-pipes.
Forum: W211 AMG
05-02-2012, 06:36 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 21,747
Posted By komp55

MBH FTW. ...

MBH FTW.

http://i513.photobucket.com/albums/t335/morbidcurosity/MBH/MBH_1280.jpg
Forum: W211 AMG
05-02-2012, 06:16 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,879
Posted By komp55

You went with a 275/35/19 instead of the correct...

You went with a 275/35/19 instead of the correct size 275/30/19? The taller tire size has a diameter of 26.58". The car came stock with a 265/35/18, with a diameter of 25.3". That's an overall...
Forum: W211 AMG
05-01-2012, 04:44 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 16,535
Posted By komp55

Warranty Primer

Let's examine a representative pulley warranty from a well-known tuning company (do any other companies even offer a warranty on their pullies?):

RENNTECH WARRANTY
RENNtech warrants that all...
Forum: W211 AMG
04-30-2012, 09:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,635
Posted By komp55

Contact DPF. Their parts are on the fastest E55....

Contact DPF. Their parts are on the fastest E55. I think they're a vendor here.
Forum: W211 AMG
04-29-2012, 04:05 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 65,209
Posted By komp55

I don't have a dog in this fight, but your claim...

I don't have a dog in this fight, but your claim above dishonest at best and is pure speculation. No one has proven any of the products in question are defective, just as it also hasn't been proven...
Forum: W211 AMG
04-27-2012, 04:13 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 16,535
Posted By komp55

Obviously, FEDOR DEZYN predates your time on this...

Obviously, FEDOR DEZYN predates your time on this board. IB doesn't screen its vendors; they cash their checks and then only reluctantly ban them after the vendor has already screwed the requisite...
Forum: W211 AMG
04-27-2012, 03:53 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 16,535
Posted By komp55

Don't be ignorant. :smash: Carlsonn came out...

Don't be ignorant. :smash: Carlsonn came out with a smaller S/C pulley when the M113K platform was first introduced. It was written up in European Car magazine years ago:
...
04-27-2012, 01:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,251
Posted By komp55

Those are from an E55.

Those are from an E55.
Forum: W211 AMG
04-27-2012, 06:20 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 9,275
Posted By komp55

Satin? As in fabric? Really? :smash: Try...

Satin? As in fabric? Really? :smash: Try Satan. :wwf:
Forum: W211 AMG
04-26-2012, 05:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 17,740
Posted By komp55

In the interest of science, I'll spend $15 at my...

In the interest of science, I'll spend $15 at my online parts supplier and buy the dipstick you mention, compare its readings to those of the factory tool, and report my findings. I'm old school and...
Forum: W211 AMG
04-26-2012, 05:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 17,740
Posted By komp55

No, the factory tool is not designed to be left...

No, the factory tool is not designed to be left in the engine while it's running. It is calibrated in milliliters, and you compare the reading on the dipstick to the chart that's published in the...
Forum: W211 AMG
04-26-2012, 04:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 17,740
Posted By komp55

Buy the factory tool dipstick if you want to...

Buy the factory tool dipstick if you want to check the level manually. Unfortunately, it's not designed to actually remain in the engine like a traditional dipstick, but it works really well when...
Forum: W211 AMG
04-26-2012, 03:43 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 19,304
Posted By komp55

Are there any manufacturers or vendors of...

Are there any manufacturers or vendors of aftermarket Mercedes pullies that offer warranties covering engine damage if their pullies are used?
04-22-2012, 07:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,805
Posted By komp55

Why Women Should Not Be Allowed to Have Nice Wheels

This is one of the 20" AMG wheels I installed as part of my ML550 update project. My wife decided to introduce it to the curb:
...
04-20-2012, 06:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 28,195
Posted By komp55

Sorry I missed this conversion thread. Looks...

Sorry I missed this conversion thread. Looks great! I really considered going the tip route when I did mine last year, but ended up finding a used set of actual ML63 exhausts. Here's a link:
...
Forum: W211 AMG
04-17-2012, 05:16 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 19,304
Posted By komp55

You're too close and invested in this to be...

You're too close and invested in this to be entirely objective. That's why you needed some impartial advice about the best way to document your claim for product liability. Since the advice was...
Forum: W211 AMG
04-17-2012, 03:44 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 19,304
Posted By komp55

You might want to consider having an independent,...

You might want to consider having an independent, third-party shop do the inspection / diagnosis because BIP has a massive conflict of interest in this situation. There's no persuasive evidence BIP...
Forum: W211 AMG
04-16-2012, 01:45 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 19,304
Posted By komp55

This definitely bites given what you've been...

This definitely bites given what you've been through getting your car back on the road. Seems like welded ASP pullies are the only ones that haven't had issues at some point.
Forum: W211 AMG
04-10-2012, 06:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 8,263
Posted By komp55

The search engine is your friend. Learn to use...

The search engine is your friend. Learn to use it:

https://mbworld.org/forums/w211-amg/411605-e55-amg-kompressor-badge.html
Forum: W211 AMG
04-04-2012, 04:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,956
Posted By komp55

Not so. The CLS55 resonator also has a crossover...

Not so. The CLS55 resonator also has a crossover in it. It is a different design than the E55 resonator, but both have crossovers. I have a nice CLS55 resonator I'd be willing to sell if anyone...
Forum: W211 AMG
04-04-2012, 03:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 10,071
Posted By komp55

As an opening proposition, know that balanced is...

As an opening proposition, know that balanced is balanced. So regardless of the amount of weight required to achieve dynamic balance, if the wheel/tire assembly ends up balanced, then it is balanced...
Replies: 3
Views: 1,239
Posted By komp55

If the picture you posted is right side up, then...

If the picture you posted is right side up, then whoever installed that brake caliper is a moron because it's installed upside down.
03-29-2012, 10:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,002
Posted By komp55

Sold. Thanks to all who inquired.

Sold. Thanks to all who inquired.
03-29-2012, 10:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,579
Posted By komp55

Sold. Thanks to all who inquired.

Sold. Thanks to all who inquired.
03-28-2012, 06:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,312
Posted By komp55

Sold.

Sold.
Forum: W211 AMG
03-28-2012, 01:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,179
Posted By komp55

Here's a link to a DIY heat exchanger install - ...

Here's a link to a DIY heat exchanger install -

https://mbworld.org/forums/w211-amg/315735-diy-code-three-performance-heat-exchanger-install.html

Think there's $300 worth of time there?
03-28-2012, 06:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,579
Posted By komp55

Time for this to go. Only $25 plus shipping!!!! ...

Time for this to go. Only $25 plus shipping!!!! PM if interested.
03-28-2012, 06:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,002
Posted By komp55

This needs to go. $15 plus shipping. PM if...

This needs to go. $15 plus shipping. PM if interested.
Forum: W211 AMG
03-28-2012, 06:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,753
Posted By komp55

It's embarassing that they actually have the word...

It's embarassing that they actually have the word "Concave" molded onto the wheel face. Like someone looking at the wheel couldn't tell it has a concave shape. :smash:
Forum: W211 AMG
03-26-2012, 09:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 23,060
Posted By komp55

Yes. On my MBH LTs, cat clearance is very close...

Yes. On my MBH LTs, cat clearance is very close even with a 4" diameter case.
Forum: W211 AMG
03-26-2012, 12:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 23,060
Posted By komp55

I ended up deciding to get the best and pop for...

I ended up deciding to get the best and pop for the 300 metallic substrate Random Tech converters. They flow only about 40 cfm less than theri 100 cell cats, and over 200 cfm more than their...
03-26-2012, 06:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,312
Posted By komp55

W211 E55 Front Bumper Assembly

Selling a complete with fog light and all attachment parts fully assembled genuine AMG front bumper assembly from a W211 E55. Also includes correct front splash shield that fits to bumper assembly. ...
03-26-2012, 06:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,002
Posted By komp55

W211 Factory E55 Grille

Selling my factory original W211 E55 grille. $65 plus shipping. PM only if interested.

http://i513.photobucket.com/albums/t335/morbidcurosity/eBay%20for%20sale/e55frontgrille-factoryOEM.jpg
03-26-2012, 06:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,579
Posted By komp55

W211 Matte Black Grille

Selling my W211 Matte Black Grille. $95 plus shipping. PM if interested.



http://i513.photobucket.com/albums/t335/morbidcurosity/E55/matteblackgrille.jpg

...
Forum: W211 AMG
03-16-2012, 07:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,659
Posted By komp55

If you have a brake micrometer, measure the...

If you have a brake micrometer, measure the thickness of the rear discs at two or three locations across the friction surface. So long as your discs are not below the minimum specified thickness for...
Forum: W211 AMG
03-13-2012, 04:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,965
Posted By komp55

You're lucky you must live in an area where...

You're lucky you must live in an area where emissions testing is lax. Just saying if you'd gone the cat route and extended the rear O2s, this thread wouldn't exist. And your car would be just as...
Forum: W211 AMG
03-13-2012, 04:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,965
Posted By komp55

IMO, install a pair of quality high-flow metallic...

IMO, install a pair of quality high-flow metallic cats after the headers, add downstream O2 bungs, and you're good to go. Lots of sellers on eBay for the elbow shaped extenders mentioned in some...
Forum: W211 AMG
03-10-2012, 01:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,007
Posted By komp55

I've done the install 6 different times now and...

I've done the install 6 different times now and that's exactly why I always advise having spare studs and nuts on hand before doing the headers. :)

Which headers did you install?
03-08-2012, 05:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,755
Posted By komp55

It breaks my heart because I have a v2 with...

It breaks my heart because I have a v2 with remote, but Programa - manufacturer of the lowering modules for Renntech, is now selling its leftover new v2s, with remotes, for only $950:
...
Forum: W211 AMG
03-06-2012, 05:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,007
Posted By komp55

For future reference to DIY header installers,...

For future reference to DIY header installers, here are the MB part numbers:

Gasket 112 142 01 80 (8 req.)
Stud 272 990 00 05 (16 req.)
Nut (M6) 112 142 00 72 (16 req.)
...
Forum: W211 AMG
03-06-2012, 04:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,329
Posted By komp55

I'm running MBH long tubes and cats with an OE...

I'm running MBH long tubes and cats with an OE tune. Downstream sensors are extended and on. No CELs, no issues.
Forum: W211 AMG
03-05-2012, 05:19 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 16,703
Posted By komp55

My time on this board goes back to 2006 and since...

My time on this board goes back to 2006 and since then I've read about many pulley installation "mishaps." The vast majority of the cases always involve installation error of some sort followed, of...
Forum: W211 AMG
03-04-2012, 09:21 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 14,237
Posted By komp55

So I exited the stone age and went out and bought...

So I exited the stone age and went out and bought an iPod Classic this weekend since I didn't want to have my phone "hardwired" to the auxillary port while I'm driving. I tranferred a couple of...
Forum: W211 AMG
03-02-2012, 10:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,671
Posted By komp55

Maybe it's the just install work, but several of...

Maybe it's the just install work, but several of the pics I've seen show uneven or overly large gaps between the hood and the top of the bumper cover. Agree, it's a decent knockoff for the money...
Forum: W211 AMG
03-02-2012, 12:38 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 14,237
Posted By komp55

Wish I'd known about that one. I paid a few...

Wish I'd known about that one. I paid a few bucks more for the factory piece.
Forum: W211 AMG
03-02-2012, 11:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,671
Posted By komp55

I resisted doing this for a long time, but...

I resisted doing this for a long time, but there's seriously no doubt the E63 bumper cover really freshens up the appearance of the car. I'm just waiting for a few more parts to arrive and getting...
Forum: W211 AMG
03-02-2012, 11:35 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 14,237
Posted By komp55

Dealership charged me 3.5 hours labor for the...

Dealership charged me 3.5 hours labor for the install. Probably would have taken me 5 or 6. $99 is the current list price for the kit, plus with later model Apple iPhone and iPods, you also need...
Forum: W211 AMG
03-02-2012, 11:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,671
Posted By komp55

$756 for the cover.

$756 for the cover.
Forum: W211 AMG
03-02-2012, 11:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,671
Posted By komp55

E63 Bumper Cover Project

Pretty stoked. Looky at what the friendly FEDEX driver left at my house today:

http://i513.photobucket.com/albums/t335/morbidcurosity/E63%20Front%20Bumper%20Installation/frontbumpercover.jpg
...
Forum: W211 AMG
03-02-2012, 10:54 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 14,237
Posted By komp55

I DIY'ed my Renntech lowering module, but was...

I DIY'ed my Renntech lowering module, but was hesitant about tackling this one since I have a known history of breaking interior trim pieces. :) Felt this one was best left to a pro.
Forum: W211 AMG
03-02-2012, 10:40 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 14,237
Posted By komp55

iPod Integration Kit

I'm probably the last one to the party, but I had my dealer install the iPod integration kit in my '05 earlier this week. All I can say is I have no frickin' idea why I waited so long to get this...
Forum: W211 AMG
02-29-2012, 01:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,322
Posted By komp55

Give the dude his shipping money back

Another caveat emptor story. Just didn't expect it to be about one of our own:

https://mbworld.org/forums/wheels-tires/437122-warning-buyer-beware-cls55-rims-member-tbal.html
Forum: W211 AMG
02-28-2012, 07:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 23,060
Posted By komp55

The best aftermarket hi-flow cats are made by...

The best aftermarket hi-flow cats are made by Random Technology. They offer three versions of their 4" bullet shaped cats, two are metallic with a 100 cell matrix(race) and a 300 cell matrix...
Forum: W211 AMG
02-28-2012, 10:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 953
Posted By komp55

I got this message awhile back and the dealer...

I got this message awhile back and the dealer replaced the auxillary battery under the hood as the repair. No problems since then.
Forum: W219
02-27-2012, 06:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,785
Posted By komp55

For any new owners thinking about adding a...

For any new owners thinking about adding a Renntech lowering module to their cars, here's a link to a Renntech ELM DIY install:
...
Forum: W211 AMG
02-24-2012, 05:25 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,384
Posted By komp55

Stunning! :y

Stunning! :y
Forum: W211 AMG
02-23-2012, 06:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,341
Posted By komp55

I think he meant this. :)

I think he meant this. :)
Forum: W211 AMG
02-22-2012, 05:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,341
Posted By komp55

Nobody thinks of Kleemans as shorties; shorties...

Nobody thinks of Kleemans as shorties; shorties are those that actually bolt up to the existing stock system. As others have said, they're mid-length headers that eliminate the primary cats. ...
Forum: W211 AMG
02-22-2012, 01:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,341
Posted By komp55

I think that the first and most...

I think that the first and most "bang-for-the-buck" mod is a good set of LT headers (I'm dividing the header universe into shorties that bolt to the factory exhaust and then everything else). ...
Forum: W211 AMG
02-20-2012, 05:36 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 16,703
Posted By komp55

I was relying on the truthfulness of your...

I was relying on the truthfulness of your previous post. :eek: Rim lips outside the fender and undersized load rated tires are still a massive fail IMO. Be safe, my friend. :y
Forum: W211 AMG
02-20-2012, 05:12 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 16,703
Posted By komp55

Stretch or no stretch, IMHO the et30 offset...

Stretch or no stretch, IMHO the et30 offset doesn't work in the rear; you've got your rim edges outside of the rear fenders and that's a disaster waiting to happen. One good pothole shot here in the...
Forum: W211 AMG
02-19-2012, 06:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,804
Posted By komp55

Go back and make certain you've fully seated all...

Go back and make certain you've fully seated all of the spark plug wire boots on their spark plugs. You should either hear or feel a definite click when the boots snaps into place. The boots are a...
Forum: W211 AMG
02-17-2012, 06:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,662
Posted By komp55

Okay, progress. I'm thinking it's either...

Okay, progress.

I'm thinking it's either #160 or #170 in the drawing. Opinions? I'm liking #160, the lower baffle.
...
Forum: W211 AMG
02-17-2012, 06:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,662
Posted By komp55

I was in a lane that I had to exit from, so going...

I was in a lane that I had to exit from, so going around wasn't an option. Even with a 63 upgrade, I'd still need the black plastic flap to direct the airflow and cover the driver side of the HE. ...
Forum: W211 AMG
02-17-2012, 05:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,662
Posted By komp55

Truck tire scrap meets front bumper; wins.

So it's night, and I'm commuting home up the Interstate. Of course I'm probably following the pick-up truck ahead of me too closely, and I end up paying the price. I see him brake and swerve, and the...
Forum: W211 AMG
02-16-2012, 02:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,602
Posted By komp55

This really sucks; where abouts in the ATL did...

This really sucks; where abouts in the ATL did this happen?
Forum: W211 AMG
02-14-2012, 03:43 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,424
Posted By komp55

Try initially posting in a literate manner (e.g.,...

Try initially posting in a literate manner (e.g., consider using English as a first language) and maybe we'll be able to actually read your question and then tell you to use the search function. ...
Forum: W211 AMG
02-14-2012, 02:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,019
Posted By komp55

It's amazing the various shameless ways vendors...

It's amazing the various shameless ways vendors bump three month old threads about their products. Consider this another bump for you. :)

PS: When will the CV-3s be available in 19" fitments?
Forum: W211 AMG
02-13-2012, 10:52 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,587
Posted By komp55

For any fence-sitters out there, take advantage...

For any fence-sitters out there, take advantage of this opportunity. Whether you're looking for your first set of headers, upgrading from shorties, or even upgrading from some of the other...
Forum: W211 AMG
02-09-2012, 10:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,722
Posted By komp55

I did. Sent you a PM on PS. Long story short,...

I did. Sent you a PM on PS. Long story short, the garage that was doing some final CPO extended warranty work shorted out my downstream O2 heater circuits in the ME unit. After extensive effort to...
Forum: W211 AMG
02-09-2012, 10:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,722
Posted By komp55

When I bought mine a few years back, I paid about...

When I bought mine a few years back, I paid about $375. Best price I've seen lately is about $435.
Forum: W211 AMG
02-09-2012, 07:03 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,612
Posted By komp55

Here's a shot of an E55 muffler sitting next to a...

Here's a shot of an E55 muffler sitting next to a CLS55 muffler. Note that the exhaust hanger brackets are lined up, so actual additional length of the CLS55 tips is just over 1". You can also see...
Forum: W211 AMG
02-09-2012, 06:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,722
Posted By komp55

Good guess, but wrong. Running this Supersprint...

Good guess, but wrong. Running this Supersprint resonated X-pipe (which you can just see the inlet side of in the original picture posted):
...
Forum: W211 AMG
02-08-2012, 05:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,722
Posted By komp55

Thanks, I installed those masterpiece MBH parts...

Thanks, I installed those masterpiece MBH parts myself. The MBH mid-pipes fit perfectly, making for a clean and easy install. :y
Forum: W211 AMG
02-08-2012, 03:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,722
Posted By komp55

Excellent choice of headers! :y Since you say...

Excellent choice of headers! :y Since you say you're doing the MBH mid-pipes at the same time, your install should be very straight forward, with no welding required.

If time is of the essence...
Forum: W211 AMG
02-08-2012, 08:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,266
Posted By komp55

The larger H&R spacers are good and I didn't...

The larger H&R spacers are good and I didn't think to mention them. They have machined lips which allows the wheel to sit on the spacer as though it were sitting on the actual hub.
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