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Forum: C450/C43 AMG
Today, 02:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,636
Posted By zibby43

Thatís exactly the point lol.

Thatís exactly the point lol.
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
Yesterday, 03:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,636
Posted By zibby43

Not the poster you're responding to, and please...

Not the poster you're responding to, and please pardon me because I'm just a dumb American with a Juris Doctor, but I'd like to inform you that all of the U.S.-bought C43s are built in Alabama. ...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
Yesterday, 02:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 835
Posted By zibby43

Man, that's brutal. Where I live, I could...

Man, that's brutal.

Where I live, I could fly an Apache down Main Street and the cops would just give an approving nod.
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
06-17-2019, 08:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,652
Posted By zibby43

Arenít those the values for *summer* performance...

Arenít those the values for *summer* performance tires?

The OEM 18 Conti RFTs are marked M + S. Theyíre the same tires equipped on C300 Sport models.

My C43 gas cap instructs 36 F, 35 R for...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
06-16-2019, 02:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,652
Posted By zibby43

When I had my '13 C63, I initially got my...

When I had my '13 C63, I initially got my summer/winter tire swaps done at an independent shop. I trusted that they set the tires at the proper PSI and my TPMS never went off so I thought all was...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
06-15-2019, 08:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,652
Posted By zibby43

I just go to the inside of the gas cap for the...

I just go to the inside of the gas cap for the optimal cold starting PSI.

Example:

My stock Conti RFTs have the M+S symbol on them. Gas cap on my sedan indicates for M+S-stamped tires: 36 (F);...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
06-15-2019, 07:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,636
Posted By zibby43

I have ventilated seats on my C43. I have never...

I have ventilated seats on my C43. I have never used them, and never will. It can get well into the 90-degree F range here, with high humidity, and I've just never felt compelled to use them.
...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
06-15-2019, 07:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,652
Posted By zibby43

Thanks for the review! Glad you're liking them so...

Thanks for the review! Glad you're liking them so far.

As far as the tire pressures are concerned, on the sedan, we're supposed to run 36 F and 35 R w/ all-season tires equipped. For summer...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
06-13-2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,652
Posted By zibby43

Looking forward to the report. The stock 18"...

Looking forward to the report.

The stock 18" SSRs and their stiff sidewalls follow the crown of the road like nobody's business.
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
06-12-2019, 12:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,263
Posted By zibby43

Iíve definitely seen car wash cloth fragments...

Iíve definitely seen car wash cloth fragments stuck to badging before. However, in my case, I hand wash my car. The crooked ďIĒ was just a factory defect.

Dealer ordered a new set of letters...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
06-09-2019, 03:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,296
Posted By zibby43

On the way over to the dealer, the car did not...

On the way over to the dealer, the car did not make the noise. Which was obviously super frustrating. Knowing I could not reproduce it that day, I skipped putting the car up on the lift.

It has...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
06-05-2019, 11:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,263
Posted By zibby43

Yeah man, that looks crooked. The C43 is crooked...

Yeah man, that looks crooked. The C43 is crooked as well. Mistakes can be made applying these badges. Just like how the "I" in my "BITURBO" badge is crooked.

That gangster lean to the badging is...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
06-04-2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,263
Posted By zibby43

There can be quality control issues with badges. ...

There can be quality control issues with badges.

I have to have my ďbiturboĒ badge replaced Friday.
...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
06-03-2019, 09:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,296
Posted By zibby43

Taking the car in for the diff. again tomorrow. ...

Taking the car in for the diff. again tomorrow.

Theyíll probably put it up on the lift this time. What a shame. The car drives so nicely but this noise is embarrassingly loud and annoying.
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
05-24-2019, 08:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,296
Posted By zibby43

Update (just going to keep updating this in case...

Update (just going to keep updating this in case itís useful to anyone else now or later):

- Whining noise from diff. is back and so loud now, I can hear it over talk radio

- Something sounds...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
05-20-2019, 08:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,296
Posted By zibby43

Thatís brutal! I think the folks that assembled...

Thatís brutal! I think the folks that assembled our cars are relatives.

I have had a similar list of quality control problems with my car, including stains leaching from the door panels, corroded...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
05-20-2019, 06:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,296
Posted By zibby43

Update: Had the car in today. 1) Technician...

Update: Had the car in today.

1) Technician drove my car and could hear the "dentist's drill winding up" noise during gradual 3rd gear pulls. I also heard the noise slightly while test driving a...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
05-19-2019, 03:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,296
Posted By zibby43

Many, many thanks for sharing that information. ...

Many, many thanks for sharing that information. All extremely helpful info. for when I take the car in tomorrow.

50 mph in 7-9th gear seems to be the sweet spot. They've already had to replace...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
05-18-2019, 08:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,296
Posted By zibby43

Yeah, it’s present when using about 50 lb-ft. ...

Yeah, it’s present when using about 50 lb-ft.

Turns out I have 2 noises: dentist’s drill from engine bay during slow 3rd gear pulls AND whiny resonant noise when cruising at 50 mph. Resonant whiny...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
05-18-2019, 01:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,296
Posted By zibby43

I'll give that a try. Thank you.

I'll give that a try. Thank you.
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
05-17-2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,296
Posted By zibby43

Update: Likely some kind of belt or bearing...

Update: Likely some kind of belt or bearing issue.

Taking it in Monday.
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
05-15-2019, 08:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,296
Posted By zibby43

Here you can really hear it. Sound is coming from...

Here you can really hear it. Sound is coming from engine bay during this gradual 3rd gear pull.

Normal, or some kind of belt issue . . . or problem with charging system?
...
05-14-2019, 08:12 PM
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
05-14-2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,296
Posted By zibby43

Iíve had floor mat hardware on order for months. ...

Iíve had floor mat hardware on order for months. Seems like Germany is hard up for parts right now.



That was my SAís first guess. The frequency is similar to when I had cupping on my tires...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
05-14-2019, 04:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,296
Posted By zibby43

Thank you. So, is there any consensus on whether...

Thank you. So, is there any consensus on whether it is indeed the interaction between the PE and turbo, or is it the differential? Don't know if there have been any new discoveries on your end...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
05-14-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,296
Posted By zibby43

I just saw this thread, thanks to someone...

I just saw this thread, thanks to someone directing me to it.

I just noticed the noise as well.

For those of you mentioning the Performance Exhaust as the culprit, is the noise still present...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
05-14-2019, 02:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 523
Posted By zibby43

Many thanks for the replies guys. I'm glad...

Many thanks for the replies guys.

I'm glad the video was helpful, and I'll check out the thread.
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
05-13-2019, 07:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 523
Posted By zibby43

Hereís a clip of the noise. About halfway...

Hereís a clip of the noise.

About halfway through the video, I downshift and you can hear the high-pitched, resonant whirring sound.

https://youtu.be/LxngQjqxv0M
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
05-13-2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 523
Posted By zibby43

Itís bone stock. Taking it in tomorrow. ...

Itís bone stock. Taking it in tomorrow.

Thanks for the reply. Normally I know exactly what is wrong with the car and I just have to rely on the dealer to perform the warranty work.

Taking it...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
05-12-2019, 11:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 523
Posted By zibby43

Faint whirring noise at cruising speed, off boost ('18 C43)

My C43 only has 3k miles. Have had the car for a little under a year. Just took it in for the first oil change. Everything went smoothly.

Since the car has been back, during these past few days,...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
04-12-2019, 02:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,255
Posted By zibby43

Very creative way of answering the question and...

Very creative way of answering the question and presenting the information. Enjoyed that!

Also very illuminating, as the scope you have for configuration is a bit greater than what I have on my...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
04-12-2019, 12:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 687
Posted By zibby43

Seconded. Caliper covers should be classified as...

Seconded. Caliper covers should be classified as a felony. They look tacky and cheap.

OP, avoid covers like the plague.
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
04-11-2019, 11:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,255
Posted By zibby43

Thanks for reading! Glad you enjoyed it. ...

Thanks for reading! Glad you enjoyed it.



You're about to have a hell of a lot fun once you cross over that threshold.

The C55 is the car that got me interested in the AMG brand to begin...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
04-11-2019, 01:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,255
Posted By zibby43

Thanks, SoCal! How are you liking your '19? I...

Thanks, SoCal! How are you liking your '19? I really like what they did with the LCI on this platform. The new rear diffuser and exhaust tips look special.
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
04-10-2019, 07:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,255
Posted By zibby43

Suspension in Comfort is almost a must with the...

Suspension in Comfort is almost a must with the roads here. The car's suspension is a bit strange in the sense that, the majority of the time, the ride quality it supple and smooth. But if you hit...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
04-10-2019, 05:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,255
Posted By zibby43

What's your go-to daily driving mode/setup? (Plus a short review)

My first year with my '18 C43 sedan has been very interesting. Some of you may remember the thread in which I referenced the issues the car was having (rotors and pads replaced due to corrosion,...
04-10-2019, 04:24 PM
04-08-2019, 03:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 732
Posted By zibby43

For 1 set, or 2? Iím assuming 1 set. Thanks.

For 1 set, or 2? Iím assuming 1 set.

Thanks.
04-08-2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 732
Posted By zibby43

Thanks for the reply. Theyíre in the OEM...

Thanks for the reply. Theyíre in the OEM packaging still (hard to see much), as theyíre brand new.

I figured most people knew what the OEM W205 all-weather mats look like. That said, for any...
04-06-2019, 09:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 732
Posted By zibby43

FS: Brand new OEM all-weather mats (black; front); 2 sets available

$50 a set (driver and passenger front included). These are for W205 sedans.

Located in IN. Buyer pays shipping.

PM if youíre interested.

I have 2 sets available. First come, first served.
02-12-2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 511
Posted By zibby43

Tires have been sold. Mods feel free to...

Tires have been sold.

Mods feel free to lock/remove. Thank you.
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
02-12-2019, 01:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 363
Posted By zibby43

Thatís what I am hoping will be the fix. I donít...

Thatís what I am hoping will be the fix. I donít want the damn thing breaking off every time I take out my floor mat to clean the carpeting underneath when I detail.

If the anchors were...
02-11-2019, 10:30 PM
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
02-11-2019, 10:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 363
Posted By zibby43

Floor mat anchor broke off - a few questions

I was installing some new OEM all-weather mats in my C43 sedan tonight and hit a snag. During the process of un-snapping one of the buttons on the driverís side mat, the anchor that the button was...
02-08-2019, 09:55 PM
02-07-2019, 03:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 511
Posted By zibby43

Have 4 extra like-new OEM RFTs that I'm selling (18")

Continental ProContact GX SSR runflat tires available for sale.

They're all-season tires. Staggered setup. Sizing: 225/45-18 (F) and 245/40-18 (R).

Willing to let the entire, like-new set go...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
02-05-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 790
Posted By zibby43

Yep. You are correct. Did the research to...

Yep. You are correct. Did the research to confirm. Thanks man!

http://www.advics.co.jp/eng/news/2015/15122301.html
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
02-04-2019, 09:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 790
Posted By zibby43

Who makes the front calipers for the C43?

Pretty beefy 4-piston calipers.

I would suspect a lot of the hardware is contracted out to Brembo.

Reason I ask is the front caliper architecture is a bit different from what Iím used to seeing...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
02-04-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,089
Posted By zibby43

Very nice find. My wheels are constantly...

Very nice find.

My wheels are constantly "brake dust black" instead of silver with gloss black lol.
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
02-03-2019, 09:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,243
Posted By zibby43

Thanks man. This was my first time getting to...

Thanks man. This was my first time getting to drive the car in anger in good weather, post break-in.

Itís an impressive piece of machinery. And Iím not impressed easily. As soon as I get my...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
02-03-2019, 05:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,243
Posted By zibby43

Weather broke and hit mid-60s here today. Went...

Weather broke and hit mid-60s here today. Went out on a long drive. Depleted my gas tank to nearly empty and went to a different gas station than normal to fill up on 93 V Power. Waited until all...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
02-03-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,243
Posted By zibby43

So, I haven't had a chance to do some really hard...

So, I haven't had a chance to do some really hard WOT pulls from a stop.

But I've done some pretty aggressive WOT pulls from a roll and here are some things I've noticed:

1) The boost gauge...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
02-01-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,243
Posted By zibby43

Wait. There's a dealership?!

Wait. There's a dealership?!
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
01-31-2019, 10:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,243
Posted By zibby43

Fair point. Definitely a silver lining.

Fair point. Definitely a silver lining.
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
01-30-2019, 03:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,789
Posted By zibby43

Not only was your question answered, it was...

Not only was your question answered, it was elaborated on. So, that's a positive.

Are you in the U.S.? If so, your C43 is going to be built in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
01-30-2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,789
Posted By zibby43

Interesting stuff. Thanks for sharing. So you...

Interesting stuff. Thanks for sharing. So you had an issue with a US-built W205 as well.
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
01-30-2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,243
Posted By zibby43

Thank you for adding another valuable data point...

Thank you for adding another valuable data point suggesting all is behaving as normal.

I guess my next question is - what's the deal with this transmission needing so much time to warm up?

I...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
01-30-2019, 01:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,789
Posted By zibby43

And it is crap. My German-built C63, however, was...

And it is crap. My German-built C63, however, was only ever in service for 5 oil changes and tire swaps in 5 years. Thing was built like a tank.

I have two family members with an Alabama-built...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
01-29-2019, 11:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,789
Posted By zibby43

Thatís the way it should be. That used to be a...

Thatís the way it should be. That used to be a given with Mercedes-Benz. Iím thinking of going to Lexus - the most soulless, uninspiring, performance-lacking brand in the luxury segment. Because...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
01-29-2019, 10:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,789
Posted By zibby43

My Alabama-built C43 is the worst car Iíve had in...

My Alabama-built C43 is the worst car Iíve had in the last 10 years. Thatís including a lemon that BMWNA officially bought back from me.

Iíve been in Chicago taxis with better build quality.
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
01-29-2019, 03:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,122
Posted By zibby43

Told me to take it to the dealer. I was a huge...

Told me to take it to the dealer. I was a huge fan of MB and the brand, in general. But MBUSA's customer service has shattered my confidence in the brand. I don't know if it's irreparable damage,...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
01-29-2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,122
Posted By zibby43

I had a 2004 Accord Coupe that was built better...

I had a 2004 Accord Coupe that was built better than this hunk of crap lol. Here are some pics of the stains I was referring to above:...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
01-29-2019, 02:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,122
Posted By zibby43

I have been super disappointed with the build...

I have been super disappointed with the build quality on my '18.

And the ride is firm, which I'm fine with. But it's kind of a "flinty" or cheap-feeling firm.

Back to build quality - I had to...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
01-29-2019, 02:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,243
Posted By zibby43

I definitely felt that speed and ability to hook...

I definitely felt that speed and ability to hook up and put down the power when I initially got the car. It's one of the things that made the transition from the W204 C63 to the W205 C43 so seamless...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
01-29-2019, 01:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,243
Posted By zibby43

Happens when it's 50 F, too. Next? ...

Happens when it's 50 F, too. Next?



Thank you for that tip. I'll try that. That 7-8 mile range sounds about right. I'm at about 9-10 right now, and my commute is a few miles shorter.
...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
01-28-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,243
Posted By zibby43

Transmission takes a long time to warm up

Hey guys,

I've had this car since August now. Don't know if I like it anymore. I'm going to be writing a pretty compelling (sad?) post/thread (with plenty of photos) detailing how many things...
01-26-2019, 05:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 309
Posted By zibby43

Price drop: $40.00 and shipping to your area. ...

Price drop: $40.00 and shipping to your area.

Pics available for serious inquiries. Shipping from Indiana (46062).
01-22-2019, 11:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 309
Posted By zibby43

Canít edit the title but I found the driverís...

Canít edit the title but I found the driverís side mat.
01-22-2019, 10:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 309
Posted By zibby43

Have a brand new set (front and back) of OEM winter floor mats

That Iím selling for cheap.

$50 or best offer plus buyer pays shipping. PM if interested.

3 of the mats are brand new. Driverís side mat has been used, but is in excellent condition.
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
08-24-2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 252
Posted By zibby43

Perfect. Thanks Lazz! Seem to be building a...

Perfect. Thanks Lazz! Seem to be building a consensus here.
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
08-24-2018, 09:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 252
Posted By zibby43

Awesome. Thanks again for taking the time to...

Awesome. Thanks again for taking the time to share that. Not overly concerned at this point, this system is just so new to me that Iím trying to ascertain what is normal.
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
08-24-2018, 09:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 252
Posted By zibby43

These are W205 C43 brakes. Thanks for the...

These are W205 C43 brakes.

Thanks for the response.

So thereís no actual effect?
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
08-23-2018, 11:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 252
Posted By zibby43

Caliper (front) pin question - anybody else notice this?

Regarding my front calipers, my passenger side pins arenít quite flush with the caliper. On the driverís side caliper, the pins are flush.

Does this matter at all? Merely cosmetic? And does anyone...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
08-21-2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,507
Posted By zibby43

In reality, it's a 31/69 front to rear split,...

In reality, it's a 31/69 front to rear split, correct?
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
08-07-2018, 03:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 473
Posted By zibby43

I'm very confident that your oil is just fine. ...

I'm very confident that your oil is just fine.

There is nothing that distinguishes it, based on the labels, from the batch I bought over a year ago other than the green cap. And I don't blame you...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
08-06-2018, 11:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 473
Posted By zibby43

Yep. That's the right stuff! Meets the Merc...

Yep. That's the right stuff! Meets the Merc 229.5 spec.

And that makes sense regarding the cold weather performance of the 0W-40.
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
08-06-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 473
Posted By zibby43

If you could post a few pics of the labels on the...

If you could post a few pics of the labels on the container you purchased, that would be helpful.

I have a few quarts of the Mobil 1 0W-40 sitting around and can compare.

Also, won't your...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
08-05-2018, 03:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,167
Posted By zibby43

Mine does too. I'm pretty confident you can turn...

Mine does too. I'm pretty confident you can turn this feature off via the instrument cluster.
08-04-2018, 08:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 412
Posted By zibby43

A strong vacuum paired with a high-quality,...

A strong vacuum paired with a high-quality, thin-mouthed crevice tool.

Angle the crevice tool and keep it stable with your off hand as you go over the perforated leather sections to prevent...
08-04-2018, 08:23 PM
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
08-03-2018, 12:25 AM
Replies: 588
Views: 168,251
Posted By zibby43

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

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/742x620/0335ffc2_4e38_4dbd_9844_1b564e47ecef_e8c37c22f698266f21f1439883410cd2b38918c8.jpeghttps://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
08-01-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 588
Views: 168,251
Posted By zibby43

Fresh detail

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/2000x1504/c1e161c8_219b_42c0_aca2_2f4d4878d19f_d962103f52cc83f65d4ae13ba77d4e62b362ba13.jpeghttps://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulleti...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
08-01-2018, 01:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,076
Posted By zibby43

How rough are the downshifts? Because what...

How rough are the downshifts? Because what you're describing there is engine braking. Do the rough downshifts occur when braking gradually in C?

As far as the S+ issue is concerned, this is a...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
07-30-2018, 09:01 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,846
Posted By zibby43

I'm not even out of the break-in yet and coming...

I'm not even out of the break-in yet and coming from my old 6.2L W204, the C43 still feels plenty damn fast to me.

Thing just hooks up. When you get up in the revs though, it doesn't pull as...
07-30-2018, 06:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 656
Posted By zibby43

Anyone need a brand new set of OEM tires (18s) for cheap?

I have 4 brand new (just took delivery of tires on July 13th; only 200 miles on them), Continental ProContact GX SSR runflat tires available for sale.

They're all-season tires. Staggered setup....
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
07-30-2018, 05:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 441
Posted By zibby43

Runflat tires have notoriously stiff sidewalls. ...

Runflat tires have notoriously stiff sidewalls.

My advice would be to get rid of them ASAP. The ride quality is terrible and so is cornering performance.

The Michelins you are considering are...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
07-30-2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 791
Posted By zibby43

It's amazing how much unsprung weight can affect...

It's amazing how much unsprung weight can affect performance. In Car & Driver's instrumented test, the C43 with 19s took 11 feet longer to stop (171 ft) 70-0 than an 18-shod C43.

That said,...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
07-30-2018, 03:48 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,846
Posted By zibby43

Car & Driver has the C43 sedan at 4.1 seconds for...

Car & Driver has the C43 sedan at 4.1 seconds for 0-60:

Despite weighing an additional 66 pounds, our C43 test car shot past the C450 to 60 mph (4.1 seconds versus 4.5) on its way to a 12.7-second...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
07-30-2018, 12:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 791
Posted By zibby43

Just as a heads up, 20s are going to add some...

Just as a heads up, 20s are going to add some unsprung weight (slower acceleration) and the ride quality is going to suffer, too.

If you're more concerned about the look than the performance, then...
07-29-2018, 10:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 482
Posted By zibby43

Good deal! On my keys (hope KEY08 doesn't...

Good deal!

On my keys (hope KEY08 doesn't mind me using his photo :D), the only place I have room to apply the glue is on either side of the middle star point.

The outside ring is pretty flush...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
07-29-2018, 10:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 793
Posted By zibby43

They crushed it for me. That said, the old...

They crushed it for me. That said, the old rotors were pretty trashed, which is unacceptable on a new car. Was shocked to see the corrosion on the inside portions of the old rotors (which I...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
07-29-2018, 10:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,008
Posted By zibby43

Those are 100% on my radar as one of the 2...

Those are 100% on my radar as one of the 2 options I'm considering.

You have excellent taste my friend. Also considering straight up Pilot Sport 4S max performance summer tires with a dedicated...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
07-28-2018, 04:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,008
Posted By zibby43

Continental ProContact GX SSR (all-season, grand...

Continental ProContact GX SSR (all-season, grand touring runflats) on my '18 C43 with 18" wheels.

Only 500 miles on them as the car is only a few weeks old. These tires are severely lacking from...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
07-27-2018, 12:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 793
Posted By zibby43

I am absolutely amazed by how much better the...

I am absolutely amazed by how much better the pedal feel is now.

Before, when using my old, factory-installed rotors/pads, the brakes were almost like an on/off switch. The stopping power was...
07-25-2018, 04:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 482
Posted By zibby43

This is an awesome and ingenious procedure. ...

This is an awesome and ingenious procedure.

Any specific recommendations on the glue?
07-25-2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 482
Posted By zibby43

Update: Dealer said this was normal but to...

Update:

Dealer said this was normal but to let them know if it gets worse.

Both the keys on my new car ('18 model year) have the slight logo medallion wobble, and at least 1 of the keys on a...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
07-25-2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 793
Posted By zibby43

Some photos of the new brakes. The new...

Some photos of the new brakes.

The new rotors/pads: 1) Look better; 2) Feel better; 3) Sound better; 4) Perform way, way better (which surprised me the most)
...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
07-25-2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 793
Posted By zibby43

Same. Definitely a nice touch. Yes...

Same. Definitely a nice touch.



Yes sir.

[/left]
Me too. I really, really tried to give them a chance. But I kept driving and they kept staying relatively the same. It was taking away...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
07-25-2018, 04:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 793
Posted By zibby43

New rotors and pads 13 days after delivery; a brake(s) saga

I recently took delivery of my 2018 C43 sedan. Bought the car off the lot for several reasons: 1) my prior lease was ending; 2) I was getting a great deal; 3) the car was very, very nicely equipped...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
07-24-2018, 04:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 713
Posted By zibby43

Great question. My car is actually in the...

Great question.

My car is actually in the shop right now getting all 4 rotors and pads replaced under warranty. Car is only 11 days old with less than 500 miles. The original rotors were caked...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
07-24-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 713
Posted By zibby43

Here's a procedure I like from StopTech (used a...

Here's a procedure I like from StopTech (used a modified version on my '13 C63 when I first got it):

For a typical performance brake system using street-performance pads, a series of ten partial...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
07-23-2018, 12:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 713
Posted By zibby43

Good point. Many thanks for the feedback!

Good point. Many thanks for the feedback!
07-21-2018, 06:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 482
Posted By zibby43

Informed the dealer of the problem today. The...

Informed the dealer of the problem today. The keys are brand new and I have 48 months of warranty left.

But thank you very, very much for that generous offer! If they give any resistance (I don't...
07-21-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 482
Posted By zibby43

Yep. Was given both keys at delivery. At the...

Yep. Was given both keys at delivery. At the same trusted dealer I've used for years. They look and feel identical to all the other keys I've examined so far, too (in terms of build quality,...
07-21-2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 482
Posted By zibby43

[/LEFT] Exactly that key and exactly that...

[/LEFT]

Exactly that key and exactly that star.

The star can wiggle back and forth within that recess. It's a tiny amount of travel, but I've seen it on 3 of the 5 keys I've examined now.
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
07-21-2018, 02:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 713
Posted By zibby43

Iíve been in C mostly since Iím still breaking...

Iíve been in C mostly since Iím still breaking the car in. But Iíll definitely try another mode to see if I notice a difference. Thanks for the suggestion.

Sometimes I donít hear it at all when...
07-21-2018, 04:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 482
Posted By zibby43

Three-pointed star logo on key fob wiggles/rattles a bit?

Note: This pertains to the key fob with the triangular "Panic" button.

Hey guys,

I'm probably the only one crazy enough to even pick up on something like this but I noticed that on my key...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
07-20-2018, 11:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 713
Posted By zibby43

Huge relief. Thanks!!

Huge relief. Thanks!!
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
07-20-2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 713
Posted By zibby43

Brakes groaning at very low speeds/parking?

Hey guys, quick question . . .

I have had my C43 for about a week now. Love the car so far.

At very low speeds, when applying the brakes fully (not gradually) to park, I hear this mild groaning...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
07-20-2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 599
Posted By zibby43

Thank goodness. Appreciate the reply. PS -...

Thank goodness. Appreciate the reply.

PS - Good luck, OP.
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
07-20-2018, 04:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 599
Posted By zibby43

Is the item for sale in this thread different...

Is the item for sale in this thread different than this?

https://www.dinancars.com/product/d440-0057-d-tronics-elite-performance-tuner-for-mercedes-c400-c45-c43/?series=&mid=C43%20AMG/
07-19-2018, 04:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 300
Posted By zibby43

TTT. Price Drop: $400 That's a steal...

TTT.

Price Drop: $400

That's a steal for anyone that needs tires. :smokin:
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
07-19-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 579
Posted By zibby43

Mercedes uses electric oil/water pumps as well as...

Mercedes uses electric oil/water pumps as well as electric fans in these engines. So, theoretically, even if you shut off the engine after WOT, the turbos are still being cooled correctly.

Of...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
07-19-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 32,209
Posted By zibby43

Not bad. Thanks for all the updates man. Much...

Not bad. Thanks for all the updates man. Much appreciated.
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
07-17-2018, 02:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 579
Posted By zibby43

Always, always wait until the fluids get up to...

Always, always wait until the fluids get up to temperature (i.e., the temperature readings turn from "blue" to "white") before you start to flog the car.

You want to make sure warm oil has made...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
07-17-2018, 02:38 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,107
Posted By zibby43

I had 2 E90 335i sedans: an '07 sedan with the...

I had 2 E90 335i sedans: an '07 sedan with the N54 (Dinan tuned), and a '10 M Sport xDrive (stock). I then had two F30 335i M Sport sedans (both M Performance-tuned with the M Performance brakes,...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
07-17-2018, 12:31 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,107
Posted By zibby43

Did I answer your question sufficiently about the...

Did I answer your question sufficiently about the upholstery choices?

Here is a thread re: retrofitting the PE -
...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
07-16-2018, 11:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,107
Posted By zibby43

Not at all. Indiana. And I got about $6k off the...

Not at all. Indiana. And I got about $6k off the MSRP of around $62k.



Multimedia package is a must-have, IMO. I think that guarantees the larger display screen. And I really like how the...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
07-16-2018, 08:55 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,107
Posted By zibby43

I was in the exact same position you are this...

I was in the exact same position you are this time last week.

I jumped on the Ď18 because the last time I went for a brand new redesign/facelift, there were some teething issues with the car.
...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
07-16-2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,087
Posted By zibby43

1. MB does not pump fake sound into the cabin on...

1. MB does not pump fake sound into the cabin on the W205 C43. That's a BMW thing.

2. The Performance Exhaust is, in my opinion, the single most important option on the C43 (if you like sound).
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
07-16-2018, 02:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 678
Posted By zibby43

Thanks for the reply! You're welcome!...

Thanks for the reply!



You're welcome! This photo is actually from another user on the board, I just re-posted it for context. :D



Well, I have the sedan, so that likely explains the...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
07-15-2018, 09:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 678
Posted By zibby43

Tire pressure question specifically for 18s w/ all-season tires

On the fuel door, there is a M+S section at the bottom.

Since my car came with all-season (grand touring) runflat tires, which have that M+S symbol, Iím under the impression that the F/R pressures...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
07-15-2018, 06:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 905
Posted By zibby43

Yeah, you definitely did a good job with your...

Yeah, you definitely did a good job with your break-in and the numbers ended up proving it.

Did you post your stock dyno on here? If so, I gotta go find that! I would love to see the baseline...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
07-15-2018, 03:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 905
Posted By zibby43

Thanks! Yep, those are the only two things the...

Thanks! Yep, those are the only two things the C43 is really missing. But, like you said, it makes up for those deficiencies with things like better grip for launching, much better transmission,...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
07-14-2018, 07:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 905
Posted By zibby43

Thanks munis!! I'm waiting to comment on the...

Thanks munis!! I'm waiting to comment on the engine until I can put some more miles on it. I'm limiting the revs to about 4,500 rpm at the moment.



Haha yep; all I've wanted to do is go out...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
07-14-2018, 06:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 905
Posted By zibby43

[/left] Many thanks for all of the...

[/left]




Many thanks for all of the kind words, gentlemen! It is my first white car ever. It's gotten more attention in my first 2 days of ownership than my Iridium C63 did, that's for...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
07-14-2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 905
Posted By zibby43

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

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/2000x1504/image6_f7fc40c1a91177a68c2925055fb8aad4728baf6e.jpeg
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
07-14-2018, 05:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 905
Posted By zibby43

Thank you! How about now? Had some...

Thank you!

How about now? Had some formatting issues with duplicates sharing from Flickr. So I just uploaded them.
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
07-14-2018, 05:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 905
Posted By zibby43

Just took delivery of new '18 C43 AMG sedan

What a car. Turned in my W204 C63 yesterday. Thought there was a chance I'd be missing it massively by this time today. Not the case. I do miss it, but I'm definitely equally as thrilled with the...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
07-12-2018, 03:11 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 32,209
Posted By zibby43

Awesome! Really looking forward to watching your...

Awesome! Really looking forward to watching your build unfold. It's going to be a head turner, for sure.

Here's the link:
...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
07-12-2018, 03:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 760
Posted By zibby43

rokenr! Exactly! I enjoy his content. And his...

rokenr! Exactly! I enjoy his content. And his car collection lol. Completely agree. My policy is to drive a car before I make any conclusions about it. Sure, I'll have assumptions and...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
07-12-2018, 03:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 760
Posted By zibby43

Thanks for the reply! I had a good 5-year run...

Thanks for the reply! I had a good 5-year run with the W204. Never gave me any problems whatsoever. Oil changes and tire swaps only. Only reason I'm letting it go is because the lease is up (I...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
07-12-2018, 03:04 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 32,209
Posted By zibby43

Lovin' those plans man. Did you know that...

Lovin' those plans man.

Did you know that there's an upgraded/optional splitter for the '18 C43? I think that's what I'm going to be going with. I think I prefer the lower front fascia of the...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
07-11-2018, 02:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 964
Posted By zibby43

All I have where I live is 93 octane. Feel bad...

All I have where I live is 93 octane. Feel bad for those that can only get 91. Haven't seen 94 at the pump, however.
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
07-11-2018, 03:04 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 32,209
Posted By zibby43

Thanks for the info.

Thanks for the info.
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
07-10-2018, 05:06 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 32,209
Posted By zibby43

I'm about to take delivery of a 2018 C43 AMG...

I'm about to take delivery of a 2018 C43 AMG sedan on Friday. Will be turning my W204 C63 in. :mercy:

I am going to be modding the C43 to the max. Will only be using MB factory parts for the...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
07-10-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 760
Posted By zibby43

Yes sir, it will be an '18. Made the first...

Yes sir, it will be an '18. Made the first payment yesterday. Just waiting to take delivery at this point.

The PE is an incredible option. Love it. Congrats on the coupe; they're very sharp!
...
07-09-2018, 09:14 PM
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
07-09-2018, 04:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 233
Posted By zibby43

This is, unequivocally, the greatest thread in...

This is, unequivocally, the greatest thread in the history of automobile forums.
07-09-2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 300
Posted By zibby43

Feeler for those in need of 4 brand new tires (for 18" wheels)

It is very likely that I will have 4 brand new, Continental ProContact GX SSR runflat tires available for sale.

They're all-season tires. Staggered setup. Sizing: 225/45-18 (F) and 245/40-18...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
07-08-2018, 07:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 760
Posted By zibby43

Thanks for the reply. I considered the Ď19 as...

Thanks for the reply. I considered the Ď19 as well but those wonít start to arrive until September, so Iíd have to extend my lease.

Have a chance to get a pull-ahead if I scoop the Ď18.
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
07-08-2018, 06:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 760
Posted By zibby43

Current '13 W204 C63 owner, looking to pick up '18 C43 this week

As the title says, I currently have a '13 W204 C63. Have had it since August of 2013. Lease is up in August. I don't want to let the W204 go, but it's time.

Have considered all sorts of...
04-27-2018, 03:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 593
Posted By zibby43

Yep. Gas prices have driven up shipping costs...

Yep. Gas prices have driven up shipping costs lately. Shipping from Indiana to NY runs about $160 for all 4 tires, but $260 for a set of winter tires with around 3k miles on them is still a steal....
04-24-2018, 06:29 PM
04-23-2018, 12:26 AM
04-19-2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 593
Posted By zibby43

Good catch! The ones that were stacked up in 2 of...

Good catch! The ones that were stacked up in 2 of them were my old LM-32s. That was a mistake on my part when uploading photos. Thank you for noticing.

The Winter Maxx I already have wrapped up...
04-18-2018, 04:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 593
Posted By zibby43

Need these gone. Drop to $200.

Need these gone.

Drop to $200.
04-17-2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 442
Posted By zibby43

One of my driver's side seat bolsters (the one...

One of my driver's side seat bolsters (the one nearest the center console) started randomly squeaking this winter. Now that the temperatures have come back up a bit, the squeaking is gone. :nix:
...
04-17-2018, 03:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 593
Posted By zibby43

TTT. $250 is my starting point, feel free to...

TTT.

$250 is my starting point, feel free to make an offer. Need to move these to a happy new home.
04-15-2018, 07:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 593
Posted By zibby43

FS: Complete Set of 225/40R-18 Dunlop Winter Maxx XL Tires

Removed my winter tires from the C63 for the last time this past Friday. This was my second set of winter tires for this car. This set has only traveled a few thousand miles, tops. Needless to say,...
03-01-2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,083
Posted By zibby43

100% correct and can confirm this works, as it is...

100% correct and can confirm this works, as it is exactly what I do.
02-22-2018, 07:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 515
Posted By zibby43

All PMs replied! Thanks for the interest so far...

All PMs replied! Thanks for the interest so far gents.

UPDATE: The AMG Door Pins (Front) are SOLD PENDING FUNDS.
02-22-2018, 03:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 515
Posted By zibby43

FS: Brand New OEM 507 Edition Gear Selector + OEM AMG Door Pins & More

Hello,

Had 2 of these items up for sale a while back but I didn't get the right offer.

I am selling 1 brand new, never-installed, OEM 507 Edition Gear Selector. Lowest price I could find...
10-03-2017, 06:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 794
Posted By zibby43

Haha it's definitely the former. I still love my...

Haha it's definitely the former. I still love my W204. She only has 18,750 miles on her.

You're correct re: shipping. However, if someone offers my full asking price for any of the smaller...
10-02-2017, 10:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 794
Posted By zibby43

I've shipped farther but totally up to you. ...

I've shipped farther but totally up to you.

All PMs replied.
10-02-2017, 07:57 PM
10-02-2017, 06:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 794
Posted By zibby43

Parts Mini-Blowout! FS: New OEM 507 Gear Selector, OEM AMG Door Pins & Winter Tires

I have for sale the following:

1) Brand new, never installed, OEM 507 Edition Gear Selector

Price: $270

2) Brand new, never installed, OEM AMG Door Pins (Front)

Price: $90 for the pair
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
08-22-2017, 05:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,328
Posted By zibby43

I had a chance to attend the Basic course at COTA...

I had a chance to attend the Basic course at COTA in June of 2015 and it was, without a doubt, one of the best automotive-related experiences of my life.

Everything about the course was run at a...
08-13-2017, 09:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 312
Posted By zibby43

PM sent. Thanks!

PM sent. Thanks!
08-13-2017, 06:45 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,509
Posted By zibby43

Right on. Makes sense. Thanks for all the...

Right on. Makes sense. Thanks for all the additional info. Good stuff.
08-13-2017, 06:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,799
Posted By zibby43

Kriston, amazing work, as usual! Glad to see...

Kriston, amazing work, as usual! Glad to see you're still around. Been a while since I've been on the board.

The new wheel is gorgeous. :y All of the AMG W205 steering wheels look and feel...
08-13-2017, 06:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,509
Posted By zibby43

Thanks for the info. Do you by chance know when...

Thanks for the info. Do you by chance know when the updates became available?

And why are the dealerships hesitant to apply the updates? Appreciate the info.
08-13-2017, 06:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,509
Posted By zibby43

Yep. I wanted to make sure that the issue was a...

Yep. I wanted to make sure that the issue was a non-factor in P. I haven't tried N yet.

However, I did try to replicate the issue yesterday by driving the exact same route in M before ending by...
08-12-2017, 10:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 312
Posted By zibby43

And to clarify, I'm looking for the external door...

And to clarify, I'm looking for the external door handle part numbers. Thanks.

Driver's side rear. USA.
08-12-2017, 06:54 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,509
Posted By zibby43

Just happened to me too. Drove in M mode to my...

Just happened to me too. Drove in M mode to my destination.

Upon arrival, I was stopped with foot on brake in D, switched one mode at a time from M to C and when making the last selection from S...
08-12-2017, 05:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 312
Posted By zibby43

Door Handle Part Numbers?

Been a long time since I posted, but it feels good to be back.

Anyway, does anyone have the part numbers for the LCI W204 door handles (with Keyless Go)?

And furthermore, if anyone has...
10-07-2016, 01:40 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,402
Posted By zibby43

That car is stunning. Congratulations and drive...

That car is stunning. Congratulations and drive the wheels off that thing!
10-05-2016, 07:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,772
Posted By zibby43

Grille is SOLD. Everything in the first...

Grille is SOLD.

Everything in the first batch has been sold.

Thanks to everyone who expressed interest and thanks to the buyers for the great transactions.

Will update this thread with the...
10-03-2016, 09:54 PM
10-02-2016, 02:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,772
Posted By zibby43

Bump. And a price drop to get this last item...

Bump. And a price drop to get this last item sold before the next batch gets posted.

Brand new OEM 507 Edition Grille: $550
10-01-2016, 02:40 AM
09-30-2016, 09:13 PM
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Posted By zibby43

Good question. I do not know off the top of my...

Good question. I do not know off the top of my head, but perhaps another member can chime in here?

507 Grille Price Drop: $590 OBO

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09-30-2016, 12:09 AM
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Views: 1,772
Posted By zibby43

Update: ROW air boxes are SOLD. Last...

Update: ROW air boxes are SOLD.

Last remaining item is the brand new OEM 507 Edition grille.

If you want a beautiful gloss black grille that will never have paint that chips or flakes and fits...
09-28-2016, 11:54 PM
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Views: 1,772
Posted By zibby43

The outline of the OEM 507 Edition Grille is...

The outline of the OEM 507 Edition Grille is gloss black material, not chrome.

And if you have a black, single-blade grille on a pre-LCI car (i.e, pre-2012), it 1) did not come on your car from...
09-28-2016, 03:45 PM
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Views: 1,772
Posted By zibby43

Wednesday updates: Everything that was sold...

Wednesday updates:

Everything that was sold yesterday is about to be shipped via FedEx this afternoon (just waiting for a hail storm to end). These parts will go out to their new homes today.
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09-27-2016, 03:54 PM
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Views: 1,772
Posted By zibby43

Yes sir, I will ship to the UK. UPDATES: ...

Yes sir, I will ship to the UK.

UPDATES:

All PMs replied to.

Diffuser is sold.

Side vents are sold.
09-27-2016, 12:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,772
Posted By zibby43

All PMs have been replied to. Also, I forgot...

All PMs have been replied to.

Also, I forgot to mention, I will update the thread if an item has been sold and is no longer available.
09-26-2016, 11:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,772
Posted By zibby43

Yep, I sure can. What would you like to see, in...

Yep, I sure can. What would you like to see, in particular? It's a direct replacement for the OEM lip.

A few more:

365419...
09-26-2016, 08:30 PM
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Views: 1,772
Posted By zibby43

Photos: 365421...

Photos:

365421 (http://s1099.photobucket.com/user/zibby43/media/image2-7_zpsss7uuffh.jpg.html)

365422 (http://s1099.photobucket.com/user/zibby43/media/image5-1_zpsf6fvtifa.jpg.html)

365423...
09-26-2016, 08:21 PM
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Views: 1,772
Posted By zibby43

C63 Brand New Parts Blowout (Good Stuff ITT; OEM Parts, Cosmetic, Tuning, etc.)

Well, I have had these brand new parts (never been installed, most have never even been removed from the box) for a while but I never got around to starting my build in a timely fashion.

They are...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
02-24-2016, 01:31 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 14,057
Posted By zibby43

Before the CLA45/A45 came out, there were people...

Before the CLA45/A45 came out, there were people saying, "WTF? An AMG car with a turbocharged 4-cylinder?"

I didn't buy an AMG just because the motor was assembled by one technician. I wanted a...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
02-23-2016, 09:37 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 14,057
Posted By zibby43

I actually like this move. A lot. Instead...

I actually like this move. A lot.

Instead of having some "faux" AMG similar to BMW's M Sport line, we now have another true AMG option. AMG has worked on every material/important component of...
09-08-2015, 12:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,553
Posted By zibby43

Don't let random bad drivers like that deter you...

Don't let random bad drivers like that deter you buddy. It is an absolute blast to drive these cars out on the track. It is the perfect environment to exploit the C63's true potential.
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
09-05-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,149
Posted By zibby43

The W205 is just flat-out performing. Thanks for...

The W205 is just flat-out performing. Thanks for posting, Ira.

Kudos to AMG for continuing to make these cars more dynamic while still allowing them to retain the signature AMG characteristics...
09-04-2015, 01:46 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 22,909
Posted By zibby43

Dang man, the car looks perfect as is. The 507...

Dang man, the car looks perfect as is. The 507 package pairs so, so well with Iridium Silver.

If it were me, I wouldn't touch it lol.

Congrats.
09-02-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,113
Posted By zibby43

You're absolutely right about that. I kind of...

You're absolutely right about that. I kind of hope that's the issue because it is such an easy fix.

Regardless, good luck and let us know what you're able to find out!
09-02-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,113
Posted By zibby43

I know this sounds like an insane question but is...

I know this sounds like an insane question but is the staggered setup installed correctly?

Many years ago, Discount Tire once put one of my wider rear tires up front (leaving one of the skinnier...
09-01-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 8,557
Views: 3,401,387
Posted By zibby43

Such a tastefully modded and well-executed C63. ...

Such a tastefully modded and well-executed C63. Everything is on-point.

A classic. :y
08-28-2015, 11:24 PM
Replies: 8,557
Views: 3,401,387
Posted By zibby43

Beautiful ride and gorgeous photo! Welcome to...

Beautiful ride and gorgeous photo! Welcome to the board and congrats on the new beast!
08-28-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,658
Posted By zibby43

Those are the new "AMG Performance" Recaro bucket...

Those are the new "AMG Performance" Recaro bucket seats. They're available in the new W205 C63 sedan, the C205 C63 coupe, the CLA45, and the AMG GT/GT S.

I've had several chances to experience...
Forum: W212 AMG
08-25-2015, 10:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,412
Posted By zibby43

I've never had a limp mode issue on the track...

I've never had a limp mode issue on the track with my '13 C63. But it is definitely an issue with some of the MCT-equipped cars.

Nonetheless, AMG now offers an OEM upgraded cooling kit (and it...
Forum: AMG GT
08-25-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,891
Posted By zibby43

Always better to be safe than sorry! :y

Always better to be safe than sorry! :y
08-25-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 8,557
Views: 3,401,387
Posted By zibby43

So clean and shiny! Those wheels are gorgeous...

So clean and shiny! Those wheels are gorgeous too - a perfect fit on your car.



Thank you Dome! Truly appreciate it. Looking forward to more photos of your beast as well! Your rolling...
Forum: AMG GT
08-24-2015, 11:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 915
Posted By zibby43

373175...

373175 (http://s1099.photobucket.com/user/zibby43/media/img1a74edf2039510d435477e6824d824d8_1_en_GB_TIFF_zpskedulv73.jpg.html)

More specifically:

Setting treble, mid-range, and bass

1) Call...
Forum: AMG GT
08-24-2015, 11:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 915
Posted By zibby43

Are there no settings accessible via the COMAND...

Are there no settings accessible via the COMAND interface?

Straight from the manual:

Calling up the sound menu

You can select various sound settings while in radio mode or another media...
Forum: W212 AMG
08-24-2015, 02:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,412
Posted By zibby43

BTW, you should have access to an AMG menu via...

BTW, you should have access to an AMG menu via the display in the center of the gauge cluster.

Once in the AMG menu, you can choose between different screens to monitor both your oil and coolant...
Forum: W212 AMG
08-23-2015, 11:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,242
Posted By zibby43

A simple modification with a very powerful visual...

A simple modification with a very powerful visual impact. Looks great!

Question, can the trim alone be replaced (without the leather-stitched airbag cover)?

Wouldn't mind seeing "Airbag"...
Forum: W212 AMG
08-23-2015, 11:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,412
Posted By zibby43

Completely normal, based on my experience with...

Completely normal, based on my experience with the platform. Turbo motors run hot.
08-23-2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 8,557
Views: 3,401,387
Posted By zibby43

Teaser for Part 1 of a 2-part photo shoot. Many...

Teaser for Part 1 of a 2-part photo shoot. Many thanks to @napcarphotography for the amazing shots!

Mods are now being installed. Post-modification photo shoot coming soon. :D

373179...
08-23-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 8,557
Views: 3,401,387
Posted By zibby43

Such a cool photo Dome. :y Welcome to...

Such a cool photo Dome. :y



Welcome to the board. Great color combo.



Really like the blacked out look on the pre-LCI car.
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