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05-01-2019, 11:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,614
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

I'm not a fan of the w205. Ipad on the dash....

I'm not a fan of the w205. Ipad on the dash. Super soft 'excuse me' exterior styling. Softer suspension tuning. No thanks.
01-19-2019, 10:30 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 120,397
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

I'm not sure what wire you are talking about, but...

I'm not sure what wire you are talking about, but it does need power. I have mine hooked into the panel by make brake lights on the right side. Test it with a tv or something to verify you're sending...
01-16-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 618
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

Mind giving a link for the parts you used? My...

Mind giving a link for the parts you used? My 2012 blower is noisy. I've been meaning to do something about it.
01-11-2019, 09:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 589
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

2012 was a weird year. if you have a m276 you...

2012 was a weird year. if you have a m276 you probably have a 7g+ but that means c350 most places. If you have a m272, its possible you have the 7g+ if you have late production. transition years its...
01-11-2019, 09:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 947
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

Dynos or GTFO

Dynos or GTFO
01-11-2019, 09:16 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,960
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

Nice progress. I love my 2012 350. Did the quad...

Nice progress. I love my 2012 350. Did the quad tips. Recently added a remote starter, but it's like -5C here now. Only thing I really want is a front lip. Did you add a rear view cam? Its pretty...
01-11-2019, 09:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,761
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

Looks nice. What did it cost to do all of this?

Looks nice. What did it cost to do all of this?
01-11-2019, 09:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 522
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

Nice. I need to do this on my c350... :\

Nice. I need to do this on my c350... :\
01-06-2019, 09:24 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 120,397
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

Did you set the camera on in the engineering...

Did you set the camera on in the engineering menu? If so I'd intercept the video feed where its still composite connection (RCA) and feed it to a TV or something just to verify the camera is...
01-06-2019, 12:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,627
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

Well, I got this installed on my facelift w204. ...

Well, I got this installed on my facelift w204.

To answer a few of my own questions
1) You can get a login to flash on their website. Just tell them you are an independent installer
2) The EIS...
12-14-2018, 09:56 AM
12-14-2018, 09:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,627
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

Did you require a dealer login to flash your...

Did you require a dealer login to flash your module and change settings?
12-19-2017, 09:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,713
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

2012 should be 7g+ both the c300 and c350 got it...

2012 should be 7g+ both the c300 and c350 got it that year.
02-23-2016, 05:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,505
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

As long as you stay in the same class of tire...

As long as you stay in the same class of tire you'll probably be fine. (If you have extreme performance all season on there, stick with that for example)
02-23-2016, 05:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,397
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

Staggered tires are a luxury vs sport model...

Staggered tires are a luxury vs sport model thing, not a 4 matic thing. If I lived in florida I'd run summers all year for sure.
02-23-2016, 05:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 985
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

They are nearly all lease returns. Doen't help...

They are nearly all lease returns. Doen't help that there was a new chassis recently so there are probably still quite a few w204's getting dumped for w205's. I'm in Chicago too, and it always seems...
12-09-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 76,932
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

Install was about $100. As for the rest, I had...

Install was about $100. As for the rest, I had about 1" cut off the pip coming off the tips. They welded in a collar to attach. Basically I brought the tips to them, said weld these on. They called...
09-29-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 12,636
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

Probably. The tire manufacturer will have...

Probably. The tire manufacturer will have acceptable rim widths on their site for the specific tire you want to use.
09-18-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 439
Views: 122,099
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

This in particular is why I'm so skeptical of...

This in particular is why I'm so skeptical of anything without before and after numbers. Its easy to fool people with throttle map changes. Harder to fool a dyno or timing lights.
09-03-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,211
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

I've noticed a few more around me. At they get...

I've noticed a few more around me. At they get older and cheaper you'll see them bought by people who are more likely to mod them. Nothing unusual. Just part of the circle of life with a luxury car.
09-01-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,409
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

Cheapest place is aliexpress. Kinda like chinese...

Cheapest place is aliexpress. Kinda like chinese ebay. Just cuts out the middle men on the vast majority of stuff you see.
09-01-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,670
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

Did you have to bake the lights to open them? I...

Did you have to bake the lights to open them? I had to do that to do a HID retrofit on my wife's car and it was kinda a PITA.
09-01-2015, 12:57 PM
08-31-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,476
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

I have one, but ended up being for pre-facelift...

I have one, but ended up being for pre-facelift models. Can't mount it on mine. Came from china, so not worth sending back.
08-31-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 409
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

I'd think the only thing you'd have to worry...

I'd think the only thing you'd have to worry about is the luxury vs sport models. Those will have different shocks as well as if you got the rare dynamic suspension package with the magnetic shocks.
08-31-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,670
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

Looks nice. what size cfl's did you get?

Looks nice. what size cfl's did you get?
08-05-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 19,838
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

Just go to the dealer and ask them to update the...

Just go to the dealer and ask them to update the firmware. If needed, make up some problem with the command system. For a 2012, not remembering the HD radio station is set to normal radio when you...
07-22-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 439
Views: 122,099
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

I hear you on not wanting to dump a ton of money...

I hear you on not wanting to dump a ton of money into upgrades anymore. I had about 10k in one of my cars before I wised up and realized I could just buy the performance I wanted from the factory and...
07-21-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,372
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

I know there is a WIS document specifically...

I know there is a WIS document specifically stating they should drain the TC as part of the transmission fluid change. Don't have a copy though. I'm still years away from needing that service.
07-21-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,372
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

Well you have a '12 c300, and its a 4 matic, so...

Well you have a '12 c300, and its a 4 matic, so you'll have a 7g transmission intead of the 7g+. However from previous threads on this the dealer is almost always wrong when they say there is no...
07-21-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,372
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

They're probably lying. Have them put the car on...

They're probably lying. Have them put the car on a lift and slowly rotate the engine while you look though the service hole. Make sure they do it with a wrench, not by bumping the starter. Its hard...
07-20-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 439
Views: 122,099
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

FWIW it really runs 14.8 @ 97mph stock. A...

FWIW it really runs 14.8 @ 97mph stock.

A C350 4matic stock runs 14.0 @ 101mph

Either that calculator is off quite a bit or the HP numbers MB is putting up are off a lot.
Car and Driver for...
07-10-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 439
Views: 122,099
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

Converting crank HP is going to be a guess at...

Converting crank HP is going to be a guess at best without a baseline run of the same car at the same dyno. Even then the car don't always make the advertised HP so your correction factor may be...
07-09-2015, 11:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,616
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

Confuses the hell out of me since how the hell...

Confuses the hell out of me since how the hell did they develop the ECU tune without the car on a dyno in the first place? You'd think that they'd have dyno runs as a byproduct of the R&D.
06-19-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 655
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

I wouldn't even blink twice at 105mph for a few...

I wouldn't even blink twice at 105mph for a few minutes. For sustained high speed driving your tires tend to be the biggest issue, but even then only the cheapest of the cheap would have trouble at...
06-19-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 929
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

Depends on which one you get. The perimeter well...

Depends on which one you get. The perimeter well just snap right in. The CF ones aren't 'official' and may work with the original brackets. They are different brackets fro the pre facelift models at...
06-15-2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,164
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

Sounds like they did a lot of unnecessary repairs...

Sounds like they did a lot of unnecessary repairs and then screwed something up while they had it apart.
06-15-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,909
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

You need to pull those clips into the vent to...

You need to pull those clips into the vent to release. And you need to pull strongly to get it to release.
06-09-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,001
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

Nice. I wish MB offered more colors like that in...

Nice. I wish MB offered more colors like that in the US. What did the wrap cost?
05-14-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 19,838
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

You need a firmware update. If you had your...

You need a firmware update. If you had your firmware updated after the 2013's came out you should have more options. Also the ability to enable command online, etc.
05-07-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 727
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

I'd imagine the coupe seats fitting, but the big...

I'd imagine the coupe seats fitting, but the big question is if the electrical connections are the same. I remember that being an issue with the c63 seats.
05-06-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,357
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

FWIW the trap times I've seen on the net match...

FWIW the trap times I've seen on the net match fairly well with the rated HP on calculators.
05-06-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,357
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

The actual number matters a lot less than the...

The actual number matters a lot less than the comparison from stock to tuned. Dyno, gear they ran it in, etc all can contribute to low observed rwhp. Still, that's a hefty correction factor. 30% is...
05-05-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 852
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

Thats a really good deal. From what I understand...

Thats a really good deal. From what I understand both the fenders and grill and grill are different. Once you change those you need a front bumper too. Good luck with it. Maybe the body shop can...
05-05-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,291
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

That's clear coat failure. Its something a high...

That's clear coat failure. Its something a high pressure nozzle could make worse, but shouldn't cause all on its own. If you still have factory extended warranty I'd pursue that.
05-05-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,357
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

What numbers are you quoting if not peak on your...

What numbers are you quoting if not peak on your dyno run? Pick a random rpm? I understand that peak numbers aren't the whole story, but 9hp is pretty disappointing. If you're talking about tweaking...
05-04-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,939
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

You can always check the service manual that came...

You can always check the service manual that came in your car. If it lists 39k interval, its a 7g, 79k its a 7g+. Other than that, the indents in the oil pan are different and they have different...
05-04-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,939
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

FWIW the '12 should have the 7g+. Hopefully they...

FWIW the '12 should have the 7g+. Hopefully they solved the transfer case issues with that one. The one people were having issues with was the 7g. Not to say the 7g+ isn't affect as well, but I...
05-04-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,261
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

Mercedes Benz W204 Sunglass Holder Black Original...

Mercedes Benz W204 Sunglass Holder Black Original A20481000419051 | eBay

Neat. I'm not sure $40 neat, but still neat. If I wore sunglasses more it might be worth it.
04-27-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 529
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

If you have an air compressor this works well ...

If you have an air compressor this works well
http://www.harborfreight.com/6-1-4-quarter-gallon-oil-extractor-46149.html
04-24-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,258
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

You can partially turn it off in the drive assist...

You can partially turn it off in the drive assist menu on your speedometer display. If you want to turn it completely off you have to go in to the service menu which I think is hold down hang up and...
04-22-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,258
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

Did you turn off TC?, Turn it off in the Service...

Did you turn off TC?, Turn it off in the Service menu? Brake torque?
04-22-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 341
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

Just search ebay. Should be able to get a real...

Just search ebay. Should be able to get a real one about $150 and a fake one around $100.
04-21-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,658
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

Dude, he's trying to help you. Might want to dial...

Dude, he's trying to help you. Might want to dial it down a notch.
04-20-2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 428
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

Does it smell sweet? White?

Does it smell sweet? White?
04-20-2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,258
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

If the claims are to be believed on a ecu tune,...

If the claims are to be believed on a ecu tune, I'd expect high 13's. 13.8-13.9 Maybe with bolt ons you could get another tenth. Not like there is a ton of power on the table for the c350. If it were...
04-20-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,028
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

I've done that on all my RWD/AWD cars. Its not...

I've done that on all my RWD/AWD cars. Its not like the jack points are the only safe places to jack a car. They're just easy to get to with the included trunk jack.
04-20-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 24,098
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

I worry much less about suspension than the brake...

I worry much less about suspension than the brake bias. When I went to non-staggered tires for my snows I noticed that the rear wanted to come around under hard braking more easily. Could have been...
04-17-2015, 05:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,937
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

I'd just hoof it down to a junk yard and try to...

I'd just hoof it down to a junk yard and try to grab one there.
04-16-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 590
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

With a c63 all you'd really need to do is...

With a c63 all you'd really need to do is debadge. Put a c300 badge on the back if you want to confuse them. The c63 is still a pretty conservative car that a non-car guy would have a difficult time...
04-15-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,020
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

You ever make it to the track?

You ever make it to the track?
04-15-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,616
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

I don't know why we don't even have before and...

I don't know why we don't even have before and after time slips. Those are frigging easy to get and would give at least some indication of the power change in an objective measure.
04-14-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,102
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

Get a tone generator program on a laptop and hook...

Get a tone generator program on a laptop and hook it up to aux on the stereo. use it to slowly change the tone and it will help you find rattles and buzzes that only really appear on the road. Take...
04-05-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 528
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

My '12 c350 remembers the setting too.

My '12 c350 remembers the setting too.
04-03-2015, 02:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 516
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

40hp-ish is small? Other than that they're...

40hp-ish is small?

Other than that they're practically the same car. Mileage difference isn't huge. The main factor would be that a 2012 is likely out of warranty while the 2013 most likely some...
04-01-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,524
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

https://mbworld.org/forums/c-class-coupe-c204/4663...

https://mbworld.org/forums/c-class-coupe-c204/466393-c350-exhaust-c250.html

This might help. Lots of wrecked c300s around.

(btw cool story bro is the the pic. Cool starry bra, cool story bro.)
04-01-2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,524
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

Would buying a exhaust of a wrecked c300 be an...

Would buying a exhaust of a wrecked c300 be an option? Then you just need to add the tips. I'm not sure how far back they're different. Might be as simple as changing the diffuser and bolting it up.
04-01-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 787
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

Its interesting that it streaks a lot more on the...

Its interesting that it streaks a lot more on the back stroke. Wondering if its possible that the wiper arm is slightly bent causing it not to have the correct angle in one direction?
04-01-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,228
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

The screen isn't exactly an easy reach while...

The screen isn't exactly an easy reach while driving. Touch might not be the best interface. Just a thought.
04-01-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 839
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

You can get a replica for like $150... They even...

You can get a replica for like $150... They even come pre-blacked out.
04-01-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 883
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

That's strange. If anything I'd expect a r32 to...

That's strange. If anything I'd expect a r32 to be more expensive to insure. Its definitely a hot rodder, young male car while the C class doesn't really attract that sort of attention. Wonder if...
03-31-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,706
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

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

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/468x314/80-94269d1317498379_magnaflow_quad_tip_exhaust_2012_5_0_15075_73e25407a3d4b8a508220b0197d3b74074cf4a19.jpg
03-31-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,706
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

Obviously it did. Let me break it down for you....

Obviously it did. Let me break it down for you. Earlier I said you can get a single SS tip for $50 and 4x50=200 for quads. To which you replied that you paid $400. 400/50=8. 8 tips. One for each...
03-31-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,706
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

I guess that joke went over your head. I actually...

I guess that joke went over your head. I actually find it funny how upset some people get over the badging.
03-31-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,706
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

That's what you get for ordering a 8-tip exhaust....

That's what you get for ordering a 8-tip exhaust. Bad way to try and convince people you have a v8.
03-31-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 595
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

Dash protectors are sooooooo ugly. Get the film...

Dash protectors are sooooooo ugly. Get the film instead.
03-30-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,748
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

I think you should put a "M" series badge on it...

I think you should put a "M" series badge on it and tell people it stands for "M"ercedes.
03-30-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,706
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

Well a single stainless tip being $50 isn't...

Well a single stainless tip being $50 isn't unusual. so 4x50=200.... Just saying. Part of the price is if you need the AMG stamp. Get generic quads and you can save some money. I just like knowing...
03-30-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,101
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

I would have just painted the star. Its not...

I would have just painted the star. Its not expensive to replace if you want chrome again.
03-30-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,939
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

Mostly because mercedes has overstated service...

Mostly because mercedes has overstated service intervals in the past and the previous 7G was very sensitive to being serviced at the right time. Cheap insurance. There isn't really evidence to say...
03-30-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,939
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

Everything I've read says the 2012's should have...

Everything I've read says the 2012's should have the 7g+, not the 7g.


OP- Consider a 2012 c350. I got mine a heck of a lot cheaper than a 2013 c300. You get all the goodies, but lose the 4matic...
03-30-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,748
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

From what I understand, the sport package is sold...

From what I understand, the sport package is sold as an AMG package in some countries (SE asia I think).
03-25-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,506
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

Since nobody else is asking, why capacitor based?...

Since nobody else is asking, why capacitor based? I really need to do this.
03-25-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,859
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

From what I've read -MB is the most reliable...

From what I've read

-MB is the most reliable German brand (above average overall, particular models can be spotty)
-The w204 C class is one of the most reliable MB models, if not the most.
-The...
03-25-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,364
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

Painting my grill is going to be a spring project...

Painting my grill is going to be a spring project for me. I've done it on other cars and plasti-dip works great. Looks like OEM black plastic when you're done. (Matte slightly textured surface.) The...
03-25-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 937
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

Then do so immediately. You know its a winning...

Then do so immediately. You know its a winning play here. I don't think you can get one from MB if the factory warranty has expired (unless that MA law required them to). Either way make sure you...
03-24-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,138
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

Its a C class, not some exotic or something. DD...

Its a C class, not some exotic or something. DD rain, snow, or shine.
03-21-2015, 01:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 829
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

7 years? Mine are replaced years as they start...

7 years? Mine are replaced years as they start streaking. You must not have much call for using wipers.
03-21-2015, 01:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,424
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

Thing is if a shop balanced a wheel they should...

Thing is if a shop balanced a wheel they should have checked for a bent rim. Something that bent would be pretty obvious. Same with hubcentric rings. Its unlikely they got taken off and put back on...
03-20-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,883
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

I have the pano roof and I'm pretty 'meh' about...

I have the pano roof and I'm pretty 'meh' about it. I don't have rear passenger often though and the sticker on it is a little insane. If I had ordered it new I would have got the dynamic suspension...
03-20-2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,954
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

I like the bigger fins, but if you're getting a...

I like the bigger fins, but if you're getting a CF splitter, you really should have a CF diffuser.
03-20-2015, 05:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 832
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

Can you only hear the whining when the passenger...

Can you only hear the whining when the passenger seat is occupied?
03-18-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,713
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

No, the 7g+ was made without start stop....

No, the 7g+ was made without start stop. Especially in the US.

As far as "all" goes there are always weird production anomalies, but it 99.9% should have a 7g+ (I've read a few instances where old...
03-18-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,421
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

Void your warranty is just a misnomer. You only...

Void your warranty is just a misnomer. You only void your warranty so much as the aftermarket part is directly attributed to the problem at hand. I'd love to see them explain how a remote start...
03-17-2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 439
Views: 122,099
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

If I had a C300 I probably would have already....

If I had a C300 I probably would have already. However I have a C350 and stand to gain 6-7% power if their claims are accurate. With that narrow of a margin a dyno is the difference between proving...
03-17-2015, 06:13 PM
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Posted By TheRulesLawyer

I hope it works out for you. I'm just a little...

I hope it works out for you. I'm just a little skeptical given their history with transmission service issues. Granted I haven't heard much about 7g+ failures, but we're still talking about...
03-17-2015, 06:08 PM
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Views: 749
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

I don't buy 'lifetime' fluid no matter who is...

I don't buy 'lifetime' fluid no matter who is making the claim. Lifetime of the warranty maybe. Who knows, maybe its even 'okay' at 100k. However if you're hoping to have a 200-300k lifetime you...
03-17-2015, 05:04 PM
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Views: 122,099
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

That is a staggering oversimplification. Changing...

That is a staggering oversimplification. Changing boost on a turbo is more analogous to adding cams/headers/stroking a NA engine. IE you are actually changing the amount of air that the engine...
03-17-2015, 02:57 PM
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Views: 749
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

The 7g+ in 2012+ cars is scheduled for a 70k...

The 7g+ in 2012+ cars is scheduled for a 70k transmission service. However MB had recommended service intervals too long in the past. I'd rather change it early and pay a couple hundred in extra...
03-17-2015, 02:44 PM
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Views: 122,099
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

Sounds like you're talking about an entirely...

Sounds like you're talking about an entirely different engine. This is the M276. NA v6, 3.5l. No turbos or anything. Turbos make a huge difference in what you can expect out of a tune.
03-10-2015, 04:30 PM
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Views: 609
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

If he were using it to commute daily I'd worry....

If he were using it to commute daily I'd worry. (I know some idiots that leave spares on for weeks and months.) If you use a spare correctly for the time it takes to get to a shop I doubt you have...
03-09-2015, 04:48 PM
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Views: 76,932
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

Diffuser/brackets 2012 2013 Mercedes W204 C63...

Diffuser/brackets
2012 2013 Mercedes W204 C63 Sedan Original AMG Rear Diffuser C250 C300 C350 New | eBay

Quad tips...
03-07-2015, 04:29 PM
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Views: 541
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

Id check out power wheels pro ...

Id check out power wheels pro
http://www.powerwheelspro.com/shop/index.php?cPath=23

They have a ton of replica wheels if you're looking for AMG styles.
03-06-2015, 06:32 PM
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Views: 1,093
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

Not much. They're just tips after all. Do an X...

Not much. They're just tips after all. Do an X pipe or resonator delete at the same time if you're looking for sound.
03-06-2015, 02:25 PM
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Views: 11,559
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

You know what, I'll just go out in the garage...

You know what, I'll just go out in the garage tonight and look at the ones I took off. I seem to remember them having more cross bracing, but its been a long time since I looked at them. I know for...
03-06-2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,559
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

Weird. I wonder if its because I have a C350? ...

Weird. I wonder if its because I have a C350?

The stock part numbers are
A2048854414
A2048854514

in EPC (C350, not c63)

Though when I googled that part number for images, it looks like a...
03-06-2015, 11:10 AM
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Views: 11,559
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

Yup. When I pulled the brackets out and compared...

Yup. When I pulled the brackets out and compared them (FL models) I couldn't tell the difference between them and the new ones I got for the AMG diffuser.

Pre FL are different.
03-06-2015, 11:08 AM
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Views: 5,632
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

No kidding. If I could unlock the AMG sport...

No kidding. If I could unlock the AMG sport shifting modes, and get S+ etc in my car it would be worth a go. Or the more relax TC settings.
03-06-2015, 11:04 AM
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Views: 3,020
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

Time to get a LSD now? :zoom:

Time to get a LSD now? :zoom:
03-06-2015, 11:03 AM
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Views: 5,632
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

Wow... that pretty hard core for such a small...

Wow... that pretty hard core for such a small improvement.
03-05-2015, 11:56 AM
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Views: 3,020
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

That would be really neat as an option. That way...

That would be really neat as an option. That way if you're concerned about extra wear from more power or more aggressive shifting you can just put it in normal mode for your daily commute.
03-05-2015, 11:32 AM
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Views: 743
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

Found a couple places that claim to offer w204...

Found a couple places that claim to offer w204 covers.

http://www.topcar-athens.com/product/for_mercedes_c-class_1993-2007_w202_w203_100__custom_fit_full_set_leatherette_seat_covers
...
03-04-2015, 12:48 PM
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Views: 1,093
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

Yes, provided you get the c63 style diffuser....

Yes, provided you get the c63 style diffuser. They are weld on tips. You'll have to have muffler shop install them. Cost me around $100 to get them welded on.
03-04-2015, 12:55 AM
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Views: 1,093
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

Not 100%, but close enough that unless you have...

Not 100%, but close enough that unless you have them side by side and look closely you won't notice. The biggest deal is you can't tuck them in quite as much as the AMG tips. Looks fine, but they do...
03-02-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 743
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

Ahh, I didn't drill down through their site. I...

Ahh, I didn't drill down through their site. I know some folks that used them before, its real leather replacement covers and the quality was really nice. Plus you get to pick and choose colors, etc....
03-02-2015, 12:17 PM
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Views: 720
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

Not the case. Mine asked for it at about 7500...

Not the case. Mine asked for it at about 7500 miles. Mine is specced for 10k according to the manual.
03-02-2015, 12:08 PM
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Views: 743
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

I'd just go do something like this. ...

I'd just go do something like this.
http://katzkin.com/
03-02-2015, 12:06 PM
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Views: 311
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

Have you drained the fuel? If the engine cranks...

Have you drained the fuel? If the engine cranks and you have spark, fuel is the likely issue. Fuel will go bad sitting for a long period of time.
03-02-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,423
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

I've seen them on e-bay, but only for the...

I've seen them on e-bay, but only for the pre-facelift models.



I probably would have got an E had the price been the same. I like the look of the C a little more, but the rear seats on the E...
03-02-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 72,472
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

Just hook it up directly to the parking lights or...

Just hook it up directly to the parking lights or whatever circuit you want it powered on at the same time. Maybe the Daytime running lights? If you have the little module that came with the stock...
03-02-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 439
Views: 122,099
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

What an odd power curve with the bump just before...

What an odd power curve with the bump just before redline. This is the before dyno, right?
02-28-2015, 02:37 AM
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Views: 720
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

Mine did this last time. I wonder if it has...

Mine did this last time. I wonder if it has anything to do with resetting the service interval the dash instead of a star unit. Wouldn't be surprised.
02-28-2015, 02:32 AM
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Views: 663
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

Didn't get on this one, but all my leather cars...

Didn't get on this one, but all my leather cars got lexol.
02-26-2015, 05:28 PM
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Views: 122,099
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

This is the one you should test. I'll just assume...

This is the one you should test. I'll just assume the c350 has similar results and there are a lot less of us.
02-25-2015, 04:17 PM
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Views: 122,099
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

No offense, but prove it. Its all just words...

No offense, but prove it. Its all just words until someone has a dyno sheet or at least timeslips.
02-24-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 439
Views: 122,099
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

Oh thank god someone is finally doing this. I...

Oh thank god someone is finally doing this. I would have settled for timeslips at this point.
02-24-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 72,472
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

I knew china would come through eventually. ...

I knew china would come through eventually.
http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Top-quality-Car-LED-logo-Light-For-BENZ-Car-Badge-Light-Auto-Led-Light-Auto-Emblem/32234584010.html

Looks like a pretty...
02-24-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,093
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/high-quality-exhaus...

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/high-quality-exhaust-tips-muffler-tips-fitting-for-BENZ-C-CLASS-W204-C63-AMG-style-07/1685960099.html

Where I got mine if you feel like paying less. Right around...
02-20-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,286
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

You autocross the c350? I assume that's what your...

You autocross the c350? I assume that's what your plate is about.
02-20-2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,253
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

Mine have a deflector inside the pipe to divert...

Mine have a deflector inside the pipe to divert gasses to the other side of the h.
02-20-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,253
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

Gotcha. Weird since we should have the same frame...

Gotcha. Weird since we should have the same frame as the C63 and they have dual exit out of the muffler.
Replies: 2
Views: 483
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

Can you even get steelies? I know it wasn't an...

Can you even get steelies? I know it wasn't an option for my c350, but I have larger front brakes. I have the continental extreme winter contact on mine and its been great. As for wheel size- usually...
02-20-2015, 03:01 PM
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Views: 1,253
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

The h tips are the ones that fit correctly....

The h tips are the ones that fit correctly. Otherwise your installer will angle them, or have to fabricate something. You can cut off some of the straight length to adjust how much it sticks out.
02-19-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 630
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

FWIW you can actually get more oil out with an...

FWIW you can actually get more oil out with an extractor. You don't have the bolt lip to worry about. That's assuming you're using it correctly of course.
02-19-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 744
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

Yah, its hard to be anal and have a black car. My...

Yah, its hard to be anal and have a black car. My last car was black and I told myself never again. Ended up with a black MB though. Can't be picky when you buy used.
02-19-2015, 12:02 PM
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Views: 3,182
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

I got snows on a RWD c350 and its been no drama...

I got snows on a RWD c350 and its been no drama in the snow. Plenty of that here in Chicago. Only real issue is if you try to go through stuff that you don't have ground clearance for. Then the...
02-19-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,111
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

Might be possible with an ECU flash. I know the...

Might be possible with an ECU flash. I know the tunes adjust the shift behavior as well.
02-19-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 397
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

The wheels are going to be the wrong bolt...

The wheels are going to be the wrong bolt pattern. 215/55 r 16 is the recommended size for 16" wheels. The tires would probably work as the diameter is really really close. You just need to get new...
02-12-2015, 05:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,107
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

Not if he's talking the 2012+ models. The c300...

Not if he's talking the 2012+ models. The c300 has a lot more to gain since its heavily restricted stock.
02-12-2015, 02:02 PM
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Posted By TheRulesLawyer

http://mb.jack-nicholson.info/

http://mb.jack-nicholson.info/
02-12-2015, 01:40 AM
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Views: 1,329
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

Since you're buying used, and a 08-10 model... ...

Since you're buying used, and a 08-10 model...

Yes the gps is worth the extra money, especially at used prices. New... eh its just weird not to have it in a car like this.

You update via dvd....
02-12-2015, 01:20 AM
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Views: 389,506
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

Just had mine updated. Shows 13.22.00. However I...

Just had mine updated. Shows 13.22.00. However I don't have any of the new command online stuff, just the sirus weather. I was looking forward to the bluetooth DUN stuff. Any ideas?

This might...
01-23-2015, 06:16 PM
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Views: 10,532
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

Nice thing with the c350 is it got the new engine...

Nice thing with the c350 is it got the new engine in 2012 instead of 2013 for the c300. I picked up a 2012 c350 for far less than the 2013 c300s were going for locally. However no 4matic.


Nav...
01-23-2015, 12:50 PM
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Views: 27,551
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

Hasn't really been the case for me before. Both...

Hasn't really been the case for me before. Both are pretty conservative designs though. They'll age gracefully. FWIW I already think the w204 looks a little old fashioned. That's part it being...
01-23-2015, 11:09 AM
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Views: 27,551
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

I like the w204 more in sport trim. Especially...

I like the w204 more in sport trim. Especially from a vehicle dynamics perspective. A w204 luxury model vs a w205 I'd probably pick the w205. The glued on 'we couldn't figure out where to put it' nav...
01-21-2015, 11:09 AM
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Views: 731
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

Yah keyless ignitions are one of those things...

Yah keyless ignitions are one of those things that seem so stupid in concept when you're looking at an options list, but so nice in actually use. However It seems like all German makes are like that-...
01-20-2015, 06:02 PM
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Views: 731
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

In my experience its an uncommon option. When I...

In my experience its an uncommon option. When I was looking I just had to load up the pics of the model I was looking at and search the interior photos. The xenon lights are even rarer. Managed to...
01-19-2015, 02:04 PM
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Views: 5,632
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

I would guess he got a AMG firmware disc from EPC...

I would guess he got a AMG firmware disc from EPC and flashed his car with a star unit. Or at least that's my take from the google translation.
01-14-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 951
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

Yah happened to every car I've had. Solution is...

Yah happened to every car I've had. Solution is to get a garage that's above freezing so that melts off overnight.
12-02-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 23,880
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

I have those tires. There fine and all, but to...

I have those tires. There fine and all, but to say there is no difference in feel.... you just must not be very sensitive. Its little softer over bumps and expansion joints. Mainly the steering feel...
12-02-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 688
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

I'd be a little concerned with all the fluids...

I'd be a little concerned with all the fluids sitting for so long. Lubricants don't get circulated and seals that normally get a constant bath of oil etc may be dry. moisture that gets driven out...
11-11-2014, 12:50 PM
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Views: 673
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

I think you need to be in the w205 section.

I think you need to be in the w205 section.
11-11-2014, 12:49 PM
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Views: 618
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

You'll probably need new wheels. I got a set of...

You'll probably need new wheels. I got a set of wheels for about $112 ea + continental winter studless tires + TPMS + free mount and balance for about $1200 shipped. You can mount tires on the stock...
11-11-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,849
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

If you're going to fake it, at least put it in...

If you're going to fake it, at least put it in the right spot.
11-06-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,712
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

How is the back lip on the weather tech mats? I...

How is the back lip on the weather tech mats? I was reading elsewhere that its really low on the c series leading to melted snow sloshing out the back under acceleration where all the under seat...
10-31-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,691
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

If you look at official accessories you can get...

If you look at official accessories you can get AMG all over your car. Valve caps, door pins, etc. They're more than happy to help you AMG up your car. That's the official stuff.
10-31-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,026
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

There is a pretty fair chance that you'll hit...

There is a pretty fair chance that you'll hit snow around then. In the Chicago area you'd probably be fine. They clear the road quickly. Just stay off them while it is actually snowing. The real...
10-31-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,691
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

After getting into an argument with an AMG owner...

After getting into an argument with an AMG owner about this, I started paying attention while on the road and saw quad tips stock on cars that made norther of 200hp if they're lucky. Real common on...
10-31-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,691
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

FWIW you'll get a very different response on the...

FWIW you'll get a very different response on the AMG subforum. A sizable portion of C63 owners seem to think that if you don't own an AMG model there should be nothing that says AMG or mimics the AMG...
10-08-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,207
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

Yet we can have front tints in Illinois, home of...

Yet we can have front tints in Illinois, home of making everything illegal over 'officer safety'.
09-23-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,491
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

C63 diffuser with quad tips. ~$400-500 AMG door...

C63 diffuser with quad tips. ~$400-500
AMG door pins $50

spend the rest on the HID conversions. I think they were $400-500 IIRC.
09-22-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,400
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

I wonder if all the antenna needed to detect the...

I wonder if all the antenna needed to detect the fob are even in the cars without it?
09-19-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 44,644
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

This is a 6 year old thread.

This is a 6 year old thread.
09-11-2014, 04:21 PM
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Views: 673
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

IIRC you'll need the brackets as well as the amg...

IIRC you'll need the brackets as well as the amg diffuser for the earlier models. or at least the brackets are different.
09-10-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 673
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

Well you don't have a diffuser really, but you...

Well you don't have a diffuser really, but you should be able to install the pre-face lift c63 diffuser. Sport package normally means you have the AMG bumper.
09-08-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,481
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

You mean the maps or the firmware? Maps you can...

You mean the maps or the firmware? Maps you can order online and do yourself. The firmware the dealer has to do.
09-08-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 622
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

Why I don't bother. How To Remove Wheel Locks...

Why I don't bother.
How To Remove Wheel Locks Without a Key - EricTheCarGuy - YouTube
09-08-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,626
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

http://www.mwl-law.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/...

http://www.mwl-law.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/diminution-of-value-in-all-50-states.pdf

Diminished values varies a lot from state to state. Being able to claim DV on your own insurance is rare,...
09-08-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 20,085
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

I feel you. I posted my c350 with quads and the...

I feel you. I posted my c350 with quads and the c63 diffuser on reddit awhile back. No AMG badge, still had the C350 on the trunk. Specifically so I wasn't 'pretending' to be anything. Still got tons...
09-08-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 20,085
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

I like it, but I'm sure some AMG owner somewhere...

I like it, but I'm sure some AMG owner somewhere is throwing a fit about it.
08-11-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,422
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

Interesting... that looks like the fuel pump...

Interesting... that looks like the fuel pump software recall that I still need to do on my '12 c350.
08-11-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 810
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

I just play the music off the SD card slot. The...

I just play the music off the SD card slot. The HDD is only for ripping CDs from what I've been able to find. Silly restriction.
08-04-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,438
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

Yes it fits, but you'll have gaps on the inside...

Yes it fits, but you'll have gaps on the inside of your current tips. I put mine on before driving down to the exhaust shop.
07-31-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 766
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

Usually its hard to tell has they tend to wear...

Usually its hard to tell has they tend to wear slowly rather than have a catastrophic failure. For me I usually can tell on the highway as the car starts to feel floaty and takes longer to settle...
07-31-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 20,085
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

Those strips look nice. If I ever have to do a...

Those strips look nice. If I ever have to do a hood repaint maybe I'll have it done.
07-31-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,335
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

Only for the c350. The c300 still had the m272 in...

Only for the c350. The c300 still had the m272 in one post face lift year.
07-24-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 23,880
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

I live in Chicago. 6-12" isn't uncommon. 3-4"...

I live in Chicago. 6-12" isn't uncommon. 3-4" happens all the time. Not quite Canadian levels of snow probably but we get honest to god snow storms. Not that 1-2" and it melts off the the afternoon...
07-24-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 960
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

I've run across luxury packages that had the...

I've run across luxury packages that had the sport grill and ornament installed. Its possible that they are indeed luxury models. Unlikely they'd have two like that. The dealer I went to had 1 out of...
07-24-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 479
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

Well in theory anyways. There are plenty of CPO...

Well in theory anyways. There are plenty of CPO horror stories out there. At the very least you have a legal club to beat them with if they don't do it.
07-24-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,436
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

So was it a real C63 to start?

So was it a real C63 to start?
07-24-2014, 11:42 AM
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Views: 23,880
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

I don't get the hate for RWD in snow. I used to...

I don't get the hate for RWD in snow. I used to drive a corvette through the winter. It was my only car and was out in heavy snow storms frequently. It did just fine. I fact I preferred the failure...
07-24-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 389,506
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

You're thinking of maps, not the command...

You're thinking of maps, not the command software. The actual command firmware disc is pretty cheap if you can find the PN, but I don't think it does you any good without a STAR unit. Try ebay, etc...
06-26-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,684
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

I'd say either wait until 2016 for a w205 (buying...

I'd say either wait until 2016 for a w205 (buying a first year car is a no-no. Leasing.... maybe) or pick up a lightly used 2012+ c350 or 2013+c300.

As for c350 vs c300 I'd say go drive them and...
06-18-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 439
Views: 122,099
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

This is hilarious since you seem to be the #1...

This is hilarious since you seem to be the #1 cheerleader for kleenman in the absence of any proof of gains.
06-18-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 439
Views: 122,099
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

My opinion on HP numbers is put up or shut up. If...

My opinion on HP numbers is put up or shut up. If you don't have dyno numbers you shouldn't be going around making claims. Butt dyno is notoriously unreliable and people who have just plunked down a...
06-13-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,561
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

Did the dealer try to charge you for a 'detail'...

Did the dealer try to charge you for a 'detail' prior to delivery? That was a line line along with the usual doc fees when I bought mine.
06-13-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,783
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

Find a small pebble. Remove valve stem cap. Place...

Find a small pebble. Remove valve stem cap. Place pebble in cap. Screw cap back on. No damage, just annoyance.
06-11-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,670
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

I like it personally. The HID projectors look...

I like it personally. The HID projectors look better balanced that way. You should be able to pick up a couple CFL rings for under $50 I'd expect.
06-10-2014, 11:39 AM
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Views: 12,857
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

I had the same issue with a subaru a long time...

I had the same issue with a subaru a long time ago. There was water collecting inside the front passenger door. Apparently the drain holes had been painted shut. They cleared them up and no problems.
06-10-2014, 11:35 AM
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Views: 5,561
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

If you were buying I would say Benz all the way....

If you were buying I would say Benz all the way. Since you're leasing I'd just say drive both and get the one you like best. I think the 2012+ w204 is a little nicer inside, but the BMW will have...
06-09-2014, 02:48 PM
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Views: 1,745
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

If you're to track days I wouldn't worry too much...

If you're to track days I wouldn't worry too much about paddle vs stick. You'll be focusing on corner entry points, brake points, etc. Plenty to keep your attention without worrying about picking up...
06-09-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,745
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

Be careful. Most insurance companies will not...

Be careful. Most insurance companies will not cover you if you wreck on the track. If you want to blow your mind, buy a set of DOT-R race tires.
06-08-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,968
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

I'd rather have the lighted sills. There are a...

I'd rather have the lighted sills. There are a little on the cheesy side. I saw they awhile ago and showed them to the wife. Got the eye roll.
06-08-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,212
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

Looks nice. I think I actually like them better...

Looks nice. I think I actually like them better than the c63 tips. How much were the tips?
06-03-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 184,684
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

Only powering while need apparently causes some...

Only powering while need apparently causes some issues with the CCD image? I don't remember exactly, but people who tried the reverse lights were having issues.
06-03-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 184,684
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

The normal size blade fuses. There are mini and...

The normal size blade fuses. There are mini and maxi ones as well.
06-03-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,050
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

I'd love to see how Cadillac's numbers are...

I'd love to see how Cadillac's numbers are changing. They have been trying to lose the 'grandpa' car image for awhile now. I figure they and MB are in a similar spot. They both made luxury cars, not...
05-15-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,106
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

I have this one PORTER-CABLE 7424XP 6-Inch...

I have this one
PORTER-CABLE 7424XP 6-Inch Variable-Speed Polisher - Power Polishing Tools - Amazon.com

You'll probably want a velcro disc
Amazon.com: Astro Pneumatic 4607 5" PU Velcro Backing...
05-13-2014, 11:51 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,566
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

Wish I lived in Socal. I'd go in and dyno my car...

Wish I lived in Socal. I'd go in and dyno my car before and after with OE.
05-13-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,791
Posted By TheRulesLawyer

I don't think so. When I took mine off, the...

I don't think so. When I took mine off, the brackets looks identical to the ones I had purchased to replace them.
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