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Forum: C450/C43 AMG
Today, 12:27 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,966
Posted By alexasa

sell first - patch later - after customers have...

sell first - patch later - after customers have done the homework for you. The ultimate way to beta test

seems far too common of practice these days in the software field
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
Today, 12:16 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,966
Posted By alexasa

wouldn't focus on anything below 2500 as they...

wouldn't focus on anything below 2500 as they probably weren't at WOT
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
Today, 11:56 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,966
Posted By alexasa

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

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/671x378/2019_mb_c43_amg_power_plot_1_09b775577a3d0c46b42b6c95e101e3b82b58b42f_7a5c2c181c9b533dd01feb5522ca9b9767490341.png...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
Yesterday, 05:28 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 66,530
Posted By alexasa

those are typically fairly concave - might be...

those are typically fairly concave - might be best to see if they can test with brake template too. stock height doesn't matter much
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
Yesterday, 04:31 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 66,530
Posted By alexasa

problem is inner clearance. that will rub inner...

problem is inner clearance. that will rub inner suspension at 35 - you would need a small spacer
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
Yesterday, 03:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,755
Posted By alexasa

Cars are not made there for us. We don't get...

Cars are not made there for us. We don't get anything lower than a c300 and our wages are paid decently no matter how menial the position. So your point - whatever that is - does not apply.
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
Yesterday, 01:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 521
Posted By alexasa

Always do so personally. Frowned upon my many who...

Always do so personally. Frowned upon my many who see the car as a status symbol. But symmetry and clean >
...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
Yesterday, 11:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 439
Posted By alexasa

whats the rear offset and width?

whats the rear offset and width?
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
06-17-2019, 03:57 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,966
Posted By alexasa

Yeah evidence just suggesting other wise - i...

Yeah evidence just suggesting other wise - i remember this thread. power curves are way different. Mr. AMG cites different turbos. Tunes aren't carrying over and performing correctly.. not to mention...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
06-17-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,966
Posted By alexasa

i have no faith in BMS - they constantly say...

i have no faith in BMS - they constantly say whack ass shiite
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
06-17-2019, 01:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,590
Posted By alexasa

how exactly is that indicative to a misfire?

how exactly is that indicative to a misfire?
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
06-17-2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 878
Posted By alexasa

lol were you revving and downshifting and...

lol were you revving and downshifting and blipping downtown as a hooligan again?

sucks either way
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
06-16-2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 588
Views: 168,310
Posted By alexasa

out for tacosss ...

out for tacosss


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Forum: C450/C43 AMG
06-16-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,966
Posted By alexasa

pretty sure the 19 has bigger turbos - no wonder...

pretty sure the 19 has bigger turbos - no wonder standard maps are not dong much - if anything

power delivery is completely different in the facelift - blow off noise - and many sources indicate...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
06-16-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 606
Views: 125,719
Posted By alexasa

rear ftment specs?

rear ftment specs?
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
06-15-2019, 07:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,362
Posted By alexasa

still dirty - raining everyday. spacers ordered...

still dirty - raining everyday. spacers ordered to fill her out a bit more

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Forum: C450/C43 AMG
06-14-2019, 04:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,362
Posted By alexasa

that's basically it.. i use a heat gun to heat...

that's basically it.. i use a heat gun to heat the glue surrounding and reuse the glue - i only need t open for about 15 minutes. i just reheat the glue to reassemble. Easiest screw up to do is...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
06-14-2019, 04:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,362
Posted By alexasa

Changing out spacers - 20mm front 12mm rear -...

Changing out spacers - 20mm front 12mm rear - will adjust ride height a bit while in there and get it aligned.

Then amber delete.. and seeing if sourcing this lip is possible.
...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
06-14-2019, 01:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,755
Posted By alexasa

test drive before you buy? sorry - probably...

test drive before you buy? sorry - probably coming off as a fanboy
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
06-14-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 178
Posted By alexasa

https://parts.mercedesbenzofdurham.com/a/Mercedes-...

https://parts.mercedesbenzofdurham.com/a/Mercedes-Benz_2018_C43-AMG-Base-Sedan-30L-V6-AT/_51506_6701947/REAR-SUSPENSION-SHOCKS--COMPONENTS-WO-AIR-SUSPENSION-Sedan/5779595.html
...
06-14-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 443
Posted By alexasa

also an uninformed response (because that...

also an uninformed response (because that measurement is only a ratio of the width of the tire - so a staggered set-up could easily require a difference in ratio greater than 5).

Tire diameter...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
06-14-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 1,133
Views: 368,539
Posted By alexasa

sensor there - cannot retrofit without losing...

sensor there - cannot retrofit without losing function from my understanding
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
06-14-2019, 06:45 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 66,530
Posted By alexasa

that would be far too short of a tire in terms of...

that would be far too short of a tire in terms of sidewall - 235/40/19 with a 265/35 for rear
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
06-13-2019, 09:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 655
Posted By alexasa

i'll see if my parts source can get it.. but i...

i'll see if my parts source can get it.. but i wouldn't hold my breath.
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
06-13-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 66,530
Posted By alexasa

those offsets are nice.. rear should be just...

those offsets are nice..

rear should be just about perfect. however that's a bit of stretch on the tires.
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
06-13-2019, 04:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 522
Posted By alexasa

other cars in this segment have a flap to open...

other cars in this segment have a flap to open when at WOT - it seems this might be the case here too?
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
06-13-2019, 04:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,362
Posted By alexasa

thoughts on color for amber delete? was leaning...

thoughts on color for amber delete? was leaning towards: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00L9J2J6E/ref=ox_sc_act_title_4?smid=A10111992WJRYRFBZH9IS&psc=1

could go black too but that can look...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
06-13-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,412
Posted By alexasa

lol what? not at all. most people are in them as...

lol what? not at all. most people are in them as low as 600 ranging up to ~ eight hundred
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
06-13-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,677
Posted By alexasa

right - can't imagine that not adding strength...

right - can't imagine that not adding strength though

mine came off the same week i got the car so.. lol
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
06-13-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,677
Posted By alexasa

i'd be interested to hear/see if these new (19+)...

i'd be interested to hear/see if these new (19+) thic rimmed wheels are having any issues
...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
06-13-2019, 07:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,975
Posted By alexasa

at least a couple guys here have done it. ...

at least a couple guys here have done it.

i'm on their HAS Springs and ride is a lot more flat
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
06-13-2019, 07:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 655
Posted By alexasa

can't source in the US

can't source in the US
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
06-12-2019, 02:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 655
Posted By alexasa

Thoughts on this 2019+ Front Lip?

Not sure you would call it a lip.. but it's the first piece that looks good imo.

...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
06-12-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,266
Posted By alexasa

My badges are super even.. hmm ...

My badges are super even.. hmm


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06-12-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 739
Posted By alexasa

https://www.mercedesbenzofdurham.com/parts-catalog...

https://www.mercedesbenzofdurham.com/parts-catalog.htm

customer service here is great - they don't always have the lowest pricing though.
06-11-2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 2,016
Views: 869,457
Posted By alexasa

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

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/2000x870/img_3615_de3a099f117ae67f52eca83d8f5f6293e7ef2d32.jpg

...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
06-11-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 57,691
Posted By alexasa

can we get a c43 front splitter for the 2019+ ...

can we get a c43 front splitter for the 2019+

:D
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
06-10-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 709
Posted By alexasa

replace - front driver side looks worn anyways -...

replace - front driver side looks worn anyways - might be time to replace all of them - go non runflat
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
06-07-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 629
Posted By alexasa

looks better for sure

looks better for sure
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
06-07-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,362
Posted By alexasa

ty car is filthy actually - about 1000 miles or...

ty car is filthy actually - about 1000 miles or more since last wash

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Forum: C450/C43 AMG
06-07-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,364
Posted By alexasa

lol. sorry to hear - thanks for the heads up

lol. sorry to hear - thanks for the heads up
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
06-07-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,362
Posted By alexasa

going to be trying wider spacers n the rear this...

going to be trying wider spacers n the rear this weekend and need to let suspension settle and probably go a bit lower
...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
06-07-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 492
Posted By alexasa

at standard setting it doesn't like the tip of my...

at standard setting it doesn't like the tip of my thumb - have to use the pad of my thumb - gong to look for the setting to adjust t a bit more sensitive
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
06-07-2019, 07:57 AM
Replies: 588
Views: 168,310
Posted By alexasa

30 on sides and 50 on windshield

30 on sides and 50 on windshield
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
06-06-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,348
Posted By alexasa

TURTLE WAX SUPER HARD SHELL PASTE WAX (cause i...

TURTLE WAX SUPER HARD SHELL PASTE WAX (cause i had t laying around from dong wheels) + Meguiar's Quik Detailer Cleaner

paint on the 2019 came really good
...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
06-06-2019, 12:58 PM
Replies: 588
Views: 168,310
Posted By alexasa

low installed on 2019 - KW H.A.S, 25325087 ...

low installed on 2019 - KW H.A.S, 25325087

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Forum: C450/C43 AMG
06-06-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,677
Posted By alexasa

Hey - turned in my lease with 3 cracked wheels -...

Hey - turned in my lease with 3 cracked wheels - fixed by dealer - no charge on lease turn in for that.

also i've said it in other threads but this can all be avoided if you just spec standard...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
06-06-2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,266
Posted By alexasa

guessing that they are parallel to the trunk edge...

guessing that they are parallel to the trunk edge which then makes them appear crooked - they should be set with a slight angle upwards toward the middle to combat the optical illusion/shape of the...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
06-06-2019, 07:38 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,362
Posted By alexasa

i will probably tackle it sometime soon -...

i will probably tackle it sometime soon - definitely needs addressing
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
06-05-2019, 05:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,362
Posted By alexasa

car is actually filthy lol - but you're right.. ty

car is actually filthy lol - but you're right.. ty
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
06-05-2019, 05:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,362
Posted By alexasa

lowered - more impressed with improved handling...

lowered - more impressed with improved handling and body roll than even the look right now
...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
06-05-2019, 09:47 AM
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
06-05-2019, 07:38 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 11,468
Posted By alexasa

my 2016 definitely had a weird issue when not...

my 2016 definitely had a weird issue when not coming to a complete stop and not knowing what gear to be in - but that was the old 7 speed..

with the 2019 - i've noticed a considerable difference...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
06-04-2019, 03:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,348
Posted By alexasa

for cutting: Meguiar's 105 for polishing:...

for cutting: Meguiar's 105
for polishing: Meguiar's 205
for sealing: ADAM'S LIQUID PAINT SEALANT
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
06-04-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,514
Posted By alexasa

removed

removed
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
06-04-2019, 08:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,514
Posted By alexasa

custom approach is probably better than either...

custom approach is probably better than either option - remove baffles in stock box and replace intake tube - new filter (k&n) - gg

the BMS removes the ram air effect and makes it a hot air...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
06-04-2019, 08:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 784
Posted By alexasa

in my area - all of US? They use a third party...

in my area - all of US? They use a third party inspection that you can schedule ahead of time - potentially fix anything deemed wrong.

Generally speaking - they seem very forgiving - my car was in...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
06-03-2019, 09:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,362
Posted By alexasa

more low inbound - scheduled for wednesday ...

more low inbound - scheduled for wednesday

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Forum: C450/C43 AMG
06-03-2019, 05:32 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 66,530
Posted By alexasa

don't run the 245/40 and 275/35 on ether - too...

don't run the 245/40 and 275/35 on ether - too tall - will cause steering numbness and more body roll - the 19x8.5 et 33 will need a small spacer to be safe.

personally both of those brands are...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
05-31-2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,210
Posted By alexasa

I went 44k on stock brakes, didn't replace...

I went 44k on stock brakes, didn't replace anything lol
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
05-31-2019, 08:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,023
Posted By alexasa

uh.. apple car play takes up the whole screen.. ...

uh.. apple car play takes up the whole screen..
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Forum: C450/C43 AMG
05-29-2019, 02:40 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,962
Posted By alexasa

I don't really understand all this mess. Rotating...

I don't really understand all this mess. Rotating mass/Unsprung weight account for more than body weight. The weight on all four corners probably barely makes up for running the spare - treating them...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
05-29-2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 712
Posted By alexasa

What's the residual and MF they are charging you?...

What's the residual and MF they are charging you? Seems high still, with that low of mileage.
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
05-29-2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,570
Posted By alexasa

2019 has audible blow off noise, FWIW

2019 has audible blow off noise, FWIW
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
05-29-2019, 06:32 AM
Replies: 1,252
Views: 187,945
Posted By alexasa

You're right, as far as I see. I noticed this the...

You're right, as far as I see. I noticed this the other day.
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
05-28-2019, 09:10 PM
Replies: 588
Views: 168,310
Posted By alexasa

I have suspension arriving in about a week. Other...

I have suspension arriving in about a week. Other than that just looking out for a front lip probably.
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
05-28-2019, 03:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,514
Posted By alexasa

I really think if they looked into it - they...

I really think if they looked into it - they would see all the parameters outside of spec and could infer there was either a malfunction or outside influence to achieve such.

But, I doubt it...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
05-28-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 588
Views: 168,310
Posted By alexasa

Big rump and it's first wash ...

Big rump and it's first wash

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...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
05-27-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,362
Posted By alexasa

Debadge of fender badges finally. And it's first...

Debadge of fender badges finally. And it's first wash. Paint is really good on this car for factory and no work.
...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
05-24-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,023
Posted By alexasa

From my understanding the one on the right hand...

From my understanding the one on the right hand side in the center armrest is the only port that work for that.
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
05-24-2019, 09:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,023
Posted By alexasa

Do you have it plugged into the right port? Only...

Do you have it plugged into the right port? Only one USB input in the glove works for these systems.

Other than that, I had to enable SIRI on the iphone side for it to work. Maybe a similar issue...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
05-24-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,362
Posted By alexasa

I tried blacking the grille last night but...

I tried blacking the grille last night but preferred it stock. Will leave the car how it is other than debadging the fenders. Pretty much just have the suspension to go on and that will seal the deal...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
05-23-2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 618
Posted By alexasa

Have analog gauges. I will try the slow approach...

Have analog gauges. I will try the slow approach and report back. Tach is definitely moving quickly. I had a C450, so the gears were longer and you could get it to 6400 rpm in pretty much any gear. ...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
05-23-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 689
Posted By alexasa

Are they able to give you any info on back...

Are they able to give you any info on back ordered items, etc.?

Sedan vs coupe is entirely different, but I placed order within a week of you, received build date in late April and took delivery...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
05-23-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 618
Posted By alexasa

2019 C43 fuel cut?

Hello,

looking to get some feedback on fuel cut experience in Sport+ while manually shifting..

The car seems to fuel cut VERY early even with the gas pedal depressed into that secondary...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
05-23-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,116
Posted By alexasa

weird that all that work did not resolve this...

weird that all that work did not resolve this issue. I would assume something faulty with head gasket and valve train (due to the fault codes and parts replaced). But if that were the issue this...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
05-23-2019, 08:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,362
Posted By alexasa

obsessed with this thing. tint made a world of...

obsessed with this thing. tint made a world of difference, gonna do the grille this evening for real this time lol

I need some tire dressing/cleaner pretty bad
...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
05-22-2019, 03:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,362
Posted By alexasa

Tinted 30 on all windows, 50 on windscreen ...

Tinted 30 on all windows, 50 on windscreen

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_3450_3004101fe6ebf695ae1eea8c86f136e31b6ab3d8.jpg
...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
05-22-2019, 12:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,362
Posted By alexasa

Thanks! I could not resist, the most...

Thanks!



I could not resist, the most competitive deals from the other choices in the German sphere would put me into the base engine version of the cars. Deal was too good to pass up and I...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
05-22-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,437
Posted By alexasa

US cars seem to have a carpet split that covers...

US cars seem to have a carpet split that covers that dead pedal area.. would have to buy a new carpet for that mod lol

Weird the subtle differences between the locations.
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
05-22-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 588
Views: 168,310
Posted By alexasa

Thanks! TSW Interlagos 19x8et30 w/ 235/40/19...

Thanks! TSW Interlagos 19x8et30 w/ 235/40/19 front and 19x9.5et48 w/ 265/35/19
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
05-22-2019, 08:28 AM
Replies: 588
Views: 168,310
Posted By alexasa

She's in to remedy the fishbowl look now. ...

She's in to remedy the fishbowl look now.

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_3431_12fd56dfcaefe1f8008ebd7a1289c32cc8b22051.jpg
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
05-21-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,362
Posted By alexasa

Grille blackout this evening and window tint...

Grille blackout this evening and window tint tomorrow.



Thank you!! haha all I wear outside of work are chucks.. have far too many of them too



I am just sealing it now with Adams...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
05-20-2019, 07:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,362
Posted By alexasa

wheels on and rear debadged. Kept the fenders for...

wheels on and rear debadged. Kept the fenders for now - mainly cause my body HURTS lol
...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
05-20-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 913
Posted By alexasa

On H&R springs? you definitely get a bit more...

On H&R springs? you definitely get a bit more room that way with the natural camber bringing in the top of the tire. 19x8.5 et 29, effectively.

8.5 definitely works but you're typically not going...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
05-20-2019, 09:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,362
Posted By alexasa

Small Mod Thread - 2019 C43 Sedan

Hello, just journaling here, feel free to ask questions or comments. I'll be making some slight comparisons in a short first impressions of the 2019 and going over some modifications for the new car....
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
05-20-2019, 08:35 AM
Replies: 588
Views: 168,310
Posted By alexasa

2019+ suspension has been revised and it is miles...

2019+ suspension has been revised and it is miles better than 2016-2018

It's actually astonishing how good the ride is.
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
05-18-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 1,252
Views: 187,945
Posted By alexasa

took delivery yesterday. wheels go on tomorrow. ...

took delivery yesterday. wheels go on tomorrow.

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/2000x1709/img_3353_1__21074a312868d6b8a14a0f67d9654d82f8e0a64e.jpg
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
05-18-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,033
Posted By alexasa

other than slight ride quality differences... the...

other than slight ride quality differences... the tire sizze options change pretty drastically just because of keeping rolling diameter within a certain spec and being very limited to the options of...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
05-18-2019, 05:42 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,267
Posted By alexasa

ride quality between c450 and 19 c43 is miles...

ride quality between c450 and 19 c43 is miles different..
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
05-17-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 913
Posted By alexasa

And anyone trying to fit wheels should read it...

And anyone trying to fit wheels should read it through. It doesn't take long and you will avoid asking a bunch of questions that are routinely asked and have already been answered. Fitment has not...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
05-16-2019, 12:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,184
Posted By alexasa

MB offers pull ahead program, which can usually...

MB offers pull ahead program, which can usually absorb 3-6 months payments if leasing another vehicle, depending on current promotion.

I would assume you would need to look into swap a lease type...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
05-15-2019, 04:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,080
Posted By alexasa

Production should start in June/July as they are...

Production should start in June/July as they are fulfilling the last of the custom orders for 2019 MY. Tack on at least a month for production and that would probably be the earliest. But, they have...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
05-15-2019, 08:04 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 66,530
Posted By alexasa

5 front, 10 rear

5 front, 10 rear
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
05-15-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 66,530
Posted By alexasa

Depends on tire size and I'd probably want to be...

Depends on tire size and I'd probably want to be lowered for that rear offset to work.

and the front needs a spacer. so not really lol
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
05-13-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,677
Posted By alexasa

How exactly would they even know that the rims...

How exactly would they even know that the rims are cracked? Not sure if it's because I have fleet but they literally never do inspection on vehicle lease turn ins on the spot lol

And, you'd have...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
05-02-2019, 04:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,677
Posted By alexasa

See if Mercedes of America wants to help you out....

See if Mercedes of America wants to help you out. My dealer had no budget left to help and I had to open a ticket through corporate to get some coverage on a similar issue.
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
04-29-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 844
Posted By alexasa

Doesn't seem like MB has updated their parts...

Doesn't seem like MB has updated their parts catalog for 2019 c43 or even c300. SO all accessory type parts, and otherwise, seem to be hard to identify with a part number.
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
04-25-2019, 04:16 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 66,530
Posted By alexasa

no, need spacers or more aggressive offset

no, need spacers or more aggressive offset
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
04-25-2019, 08:24 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,267
Posted By alexasa

I would/could recommend checking out the Macan....

I would/could recommend checking out the Macan. Unfortunately the base model comes with a standard 4 cylinder so you'll be paying close to C63 money for even the S model - which I'd say is NECESSARY...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
04-24-2019, 08:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 803
Posted By alexasa

no.

no.
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
04-24-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 803
Posted By alexasa

19x8.5 et34 w/ 5mm spacer 19x9.5 et50 w/ 5mm...

19x8.5 et34 w/ 5mm spacer

19x9.5 et50 w/ 5mm spacer

would work - c300 has different front suspension reducing inner clearance available.

go with 235/40/19 and 265/35/19
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
04-24-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 609
Posted By alexasa

They seem to go the same in real world...

They seem to go the same in real world conditions.. just depends on what you want from the car.
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
04-24-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 20,496
Posted By alexasa

Are people getting CEL's tuned? And those...

Are people getting CEL's tuned?

And those without issue not?

Just trying to understand what's going on here
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
04-24-2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,962
Posted By alexasa

The pzeros are garbage - maybe even more so than...

The pzeros are garbage - maybe even more so than the continental. aftermarket tires at least are your best bet. I'd recommend getting both wheels and tires so you can shelve the OEM equipment.

I...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
04-24-2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 526
Posted By alexasa

That's a good deal, tempted to call it great...

That's a good deal, tempted to call it great even. What kind of deal were you able to forecast on the 2020 m340?

I feel like the residual might be a bit off, but I'd be surprised if that discount...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
04-24-2019, 08:51 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,267
Posted By alexasa

I found that I can get better deals on mercedes -...

I found that I can get better deals on mercedes - I do have a fleet with them but it's always easier and lower monthly.

BMW used to be a lot more competitive - but lately if you want an M Sport...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
04-23-2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,267
Posted By alexasa

ATS-V coined with best chassis in the segment -...

ATS-V coined with best chassis in the segment - you're probably just driving the wrong ones.
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
04-23-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,962
Posted By alexasa

I had all the worse issues with tires that you...

I had all the worse issues with tires that you gents are describing, Went to an aftermarket setup and ran the same tires for 25k with not a single alignment issue. The OEM wheels that I have sat in...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
04-22-2019, 08:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 355
Posted By alexasa

You should not be mounting wider tires than come...

You should not be mounting wider tires than come stock on the stock wheels. They already max out the tire size recommended for the width of the wheel (225 on 7.5 and 255 on 8.5).

You'd be better...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
04-22-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 295
Posted By alexasa

you had wheels and spacers installed? specs or...

you had wheels and spacers installed? specs or links to the products used?
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
04-19-2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,832
Posted By alexasa

Cardinal red is actually the tits. c450 no...

Cardinal red is actually the tits. c450 no painted calipers here so they are looking beat to hell.
...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
04-19-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,334
Posted By alexasa

Yeah, you misunderstand. The lease rate would be...

Yeah, you misunderstand. The lease rate would be comparable if lease term/mileage were identical - I factored in the difference in purchase price. Obviously my payment will be less because purchase...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
04-19-2019, 08:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 609
Posted By alexasa

hope this helps.

hope this helps.
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
04-19-2019, 08:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,334
Posted By alexasa

seems high for such little usage of the vehicle....

seems high for such little usage of the vehicle. For instance - my purchase price is lower (61k MSRP with 7k discount) which would make my deal the same as yours before factoring in lease term and...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
04-18-2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,832
Posted By alexasa

The only way you got a 2019 build is if someone...

The only way you got a 2019 build is if someone else backed out of theirs and you were able to assume it and still in the time frame of potentially modifying some of the options.

I got one of the...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
04-18-2019, 06:36 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,832
Posted By alexasa

about 3 months. I'd expect July delivery. But it...

about 3 months. I'd expect July delivery. But it could easily be longer than that since it will be a 2020 and they haven't started building them yet
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
04-17-2019, 04:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,812
Posted By alexasa

yeah the new g20 m340 will probably beat the c43...

yeah the new g20 m340 will probably beat the c43 in driving dynamics. I would have tried to get one if timing was better.
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
04-13-2019, 06:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 889
Posted By alexasa

1. I do not see the sedan available with this...

1. I do not see the sedan available with this package in other countries.

2. the rear flics seem to have different part numbers between coupe/cab and sedan (OP is interested in ordering these as...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
04-13-2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 889
Posted By alexasa

In the US it's called the AMG Performance Studio...

In the US it's called the AMG Performance Studio Package (which includes the "AMG optics package")and is only available on the coupe - as to not confuse things further.

OP is asking for sedan and...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
04-13-2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 889
Posted By alexasa

100% this front splitter would never bolt on the...

100% this front splitter would never bolt on the 2019. The rear flics and side skirts are unchanged. And obviously the AMG rear diffuser spoiler won't work from pre facelift either.
...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
04-13-2019, 12:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 889
Posted By alexasa

2019. reading is hard.

2019. reading is hard.
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
04-13-2019, 08:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 889
Posted By alexasa

The side sills haven't changed but I haven't seen...

The side sills haven't changed but I haven't seen a front splitter option yet

Here are the side sills which should fit any AMG package w205 sedan:
...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
04-13-2019, 07:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,334
Posted By alexasa

the less aggressive upshifts are actually way...

the less aggressive upshifts are actually way better. That was probably one of the worst characteristics of the performance exhaust lol
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
04-12-2019, 07:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 687
Posted By alexasa

a proper powder coat job will run you at least...

a proper powder coat job will run you at least $400. It involves disassembling the brakes entirely and then reassembling and bleeding the brakes on re-install. As a shop I wouldn't even want that...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
04-11-2019, 07:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 523
Posted By alexasa

don't do it. No benefit at all.

don't do it. No benefit at all.
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
04-10-2019, 04:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,796
Posted By alexasa

So what's that like a finger gap at the minimum...

So what's that like a finger gap at the minimum drop or rather maximum height in the rear?
...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
04-10-2019, 02:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,796
Posted By alexasa

Since you mention it, you're basically maxed out...

Since you mention it, you're basically maxed out in the front - what about the rear?

Just trying to get ready for what I'll tell the shop on initial install.
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
04-10-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,796
Posted By alexasa

I'd honestly be surprised if that's much...

I'd honestly be surprised if that's much different than an inch.
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
04-10-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 967
Posted By alexasa

There's this old adage that fat people should...

There's this old adage that fat people should wear vertical stripes not horizontal - as to help elongate their figure, and vice versa. Skinny/tall people should wear horizontal stripes to help widen...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
04-09-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 808
Posted By alexasa

Prepaid maintenance is worth it if you plan to...

Prepaid maintenance is worth it if you plan to have service done at the dealership. Which is sometimes worth it for the concierge type service you can get with the car being picked up and delivered...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
04-09-2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 20,496
Posted By alexasa

looks very clean indeed. Thanks for the...

looks very clean indeed.

Thanks for the feedback. I'll probably pick one up here shortly.
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
04-09-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 505
Posted By alexasa

I've ordered parts here before:...

I've ordered parts here before: https://www.mbdirectparts.com/index.php?p=catalog&mode=scat&scatgrp=exterior&scatsubgrp=appearance

Really good customer service - but I haven't seen much of...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
04-09-2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 11,468
Posted By alexasa

The W205 was the first automatic I've owned. I...

The W205 was the first automatic I've owned. I never had bucking unless allowing the car to come to a coast and then taking off again before stopping entirely (in auto mode of some variety). Car did...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
04-08-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,334
Posted By alexasa

I didn't have a c43 at all. Thanks for the...

I didn't have a c43 at all. Thanks for the assumptions though.

I'm not arguing either way - just pointing out a wagon is going to be louder on the inside by a considerable amount. I really...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
04-08-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,523
Posted By alexasa

I was able to negotiate MSRP at 400 over invoice....

I was able to negotiate MSRP at 400 over invoice. Something like a 10% discount. They lease well too.
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
04-08-2019, 07:49 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,962
Posted By alexasa

Get in touch with corporate. Your dealer can only...

Get in touch with corporate. Your dealer can only do so much.

I had such severe vibration from out of balance tires/wheels that the passenger seat would vibrate back and forth about a half inch...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
04-08-2019, 07:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,334
Posted By alexasa

please bare in mind a wagon is going to be way...

please bare in mind a wagon is going to be way louder on the interior - that's basically like driving around in a coupe/sedan with the rear seats down. The volume increases significantly.
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
04-03-2019, 08:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 778
Posted By alexasa

Under warranty it won't matter as long as you...

Under warranty it won't matter as long as you haven't tampered with the ECU. And there are two schools of thought both with decent support.

Either way, let the car get up to operating temperature...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
04-02-2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 696
Posted By alexasa

Crap tires. I shelved mine for lease turn in.

Crap tires. I shelved mine for lease turn in.
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
03-31-2019, 08:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,796
Posted By alexasa

This is pretty much what I'll end up doing if I...

This is pretty much what I'll end up doing if I don't get any decent responses. I can just see myself being overly anal with adjustment, that mixed with a lower cost makes a fixed spring reasonably...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
03-29-2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,796
Posted By alexasa

Yeah, taking delivery in May. Could not beat the...

Yeah, taking delivery in May. Could not beat the price or performance despite having a slew of issues on the previous car.

Playing with wheels and lowering...
...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
03-29-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,796
Posted By alexasa

Anyone with a 2019 Sedan lowered?

The non adjustable options for the sedans proved to have a non ideal reverse rake effect on pre-2019 MY (I have no reason to believe it would be any different on the 2019 but I am curious if anyone...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
03-28-2019, 04:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 570
Posted By alexasa

You don't think you can pull off a square set-up...

You don't think you can pull off a square set-up with the offset? That'd be my move.
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
03-28-2019, 04:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 570
Posted By alexasa

visually/aesthetically that wouldn't be ideal...

visually/aesthetically that wouldn't be ideal IMO. But nobody would probably notice. It would bug me though.
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
03-28-2019, 08:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,728
Posted By alexasa

100%. lowering the vehicle naturally increases...

100%. lowering the vehicle naturally increases camber. Camber will tuck the top of the wheel in allowing for more aggressive fitment.

Anyone lowered should not generally recommend sizes for...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
03-28-2019, 08:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 458
Posted By alexasa

This question does not apply to your circumstance...

This question does not apply to your circumstance solely. This same fitment question, "will x oversized tire fit on x wheel width" is answered across the internet. Literally. Google search and a...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
03-27-2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 807
Posted By alexasa

damn, definitely has some brown hues. Good...

damn, definitely has some brown hues.

Good think is you could easily wrap with a brushed vinyl in any color if necessary.
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
03-27-2019, 04:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 807
Posted By alexasa

Anthracite Oak is not an Option in the DOG that I...

Anthracite Oak is not an Option in the DOG that I can see for US.

Can you clarify the option? There is a grey oak that you might be referring to..
...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
03-27-2019, 02:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 458
Posted By alexasa

He's here from an SUV platform. For whatever...

He's here from an SUV platform. For whatever reason. Asking questions that have been answered a thousand times over across the internet because the answer isn't what he wants to hear.
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
03-27-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 741
Posted By alexasa

18's actually have a more aggressive offset than...

18's actually have a more aggressive offset than the 19's in the rear by 3mm. I would probably recommend a 10mm (a 12mm would be fine too).

The front is the same, but 12mm up front looks like...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
03-27-2019, 02:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 314
Posted By alexasa

yes. nothing mechanically has changed in that...

yes. nothing mechanically has changed in that area.
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
03-27-2019, 08:58 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 66,530
Posted By alexasa

That's gonna be fairly conservative fitment with...

That's gonna be fairly conservative fitment with no spacers being lowered.
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
03-27-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 458
Posted By alexasa

no, stay within specs. You can fit it but...

no, stay within specs.

You can fit it but it will be of no benefit to you and the sidewall bulge will be horrendous. Increased width of tire on a wheel that is too narrow does not increase you...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
03-26-2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 741
Posted By alexasa

12mm is too aggressive if you're not lowered. ...

12mm is too aggressive if you're not lowered.

Once again BMS more interested in a sale than providing good information to customers.
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
03-26-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 458
Posted By alexasa

I would not run a 295 on 9.5.

I would not run a 295 on 9.5.
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
03-25-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 807
Posted By alexasa

looks normal

looks normal
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
03-22-2019, 08:04 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,632
Posted By alexasa

Can you verify that when in individual (custom...

Can you verify that when in individual (custom settings) that when the transmission setting is least aggressive, whatever they call that there, it still does this?
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
03-20-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 950
Posted By alexasa

so what's the benefit of them again? If you...

so what's the benefit of them again?

If you have a nail, a patch kit can be carried for conventional tires - that's literally the only circumstance that results in a different outcome.
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
03-18-2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,072
Posted By alexasa

No Loaner? uhh what are you driving. That is...

No Loaner? uhh what are you driving. That is completely unacceptable.

and to think you'd have better luck in a ghilbi seems silly even with this going on. That's easily the best way yo waste...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
03-05-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 798
Posted By alexasa

Mercedes Benz of Tampa gives me great deals.

Mercedes Benz of Tampa gives me great deals.
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
03-05-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,762
Posted By alexasa

the excessive pops and cracks are just annoying...

the excessive pops and cracks are just annoying to me. Rather more sound via a song not a percussion ensemble.
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
03-01-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 20,496
Posted By alexasa

Evidence, contextual at that too, please. You...

Evidence, contextual at that too, please. You have done nothing to prove the open air design for the consumer.

And try doing so in your own thread.
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
03-01-2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,299
Posted By alexasa

Loving the blacked out grille, really suits the...

Loving the blacked out grille, really suits the car perfectly in white
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
03-01-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,762
Posted By alexasa

performance exhaust is for the crackles and pops...

performance exhaust is for the crackles and pops (which I personally hate when tuned in and not naturally occurring)

If you want a nice sounding exhaust and don't need those characteristics, get...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
03-01-2019, 05:37 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 20,496
Posted By alexasa

Get out of here, you posting in a competitors...

Get out of here, you posting in a competitors thread is just sleazy.

Your intake might have higher peak numbers but will surely get heat soaked from the engine bay easier and faster.
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
03-01-2019, 05:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,069
Posted By alexasa

Took control of the last allocation set for...

Took control of the last allocation set for southeast about 10 days ago and is due for second week of may delivery

There is a ton of inventory of cars sitting around but that would mean they stop...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
02-28-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 1,252
Views: 187,945
Posted By alexasa

Where are you located? I apparently got the...

Where are you located?

I apparently got the last allocation in the southeast
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
02-28-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 1,252
Views: 187,945
Posted By alexasa

They either don't have an allocation or this...

They either don't have an allocation or this could be true. Going to check on my order placed about 10 days ago and see.
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
02-26-2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 780
Posted By alexasa

Contact them, they are most likely using a...

Contact them, they are most likely using a hubcentric ring to bring the bore to a 66.56 on both variations of these wheels and simply don't list it.
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
02-26-2019, 07:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,192
Posted By alexasa

I had a ton of issues like this. MB ended up...

I had a ton of issues like this. MB ended up covering everything after much dismay. There has been an on and off lawsuit in regards to their wheels and tires since 2006, IIRC.

I ended up sitting...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
02-22-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 780
Posted By alexasa

8.5 is fine, it's just hard to generally...

8.5 is fine, it's just hard to generally recommend because offset has to be super specific and every wheel has a bit of a different lip design, etc which can make or break a fitment that is already a...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
02-22-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 20,496
Posted By alexasa

those look miles better

those look miles better
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
02-21-2019, 03:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 780
Posted By alexasa

Do what your user name says and skim the thread,...

Do what your user name says and skim the thread, I literally listed ~15 sets of wheels that fit off the shelf.
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
02-21-2019, 03:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 780
Posted By alexasa

https://mbworld.org/forums/c450-c43-amg/679412-c45...

https://mbworld.org/forums/c450-c43-amg/679412-c450-c43-wheel-fitment-guide.html
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
02-21-2019, 12:37 PM
Replies: 1,252
Views: 187,945
Posted By alexasa

ha! right? literally can't compete with pricing...

ha! right? literally can't compete with pricing and performance so I can't even be upset. Thanks! I hope to drop this one but we'll see.
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
02-20-2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 1,252
Views: 187,945
Posted By alexasa

Whelp, never thought I'd be back in a MB but deal...

Whelp, never thought I'd be back in a MB but deal was too good to pass and nothing really competes IMO. Went super standard spec for the most part:
...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
02-19-2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 970
Posted By alexasa

That fitment should be perfect for the rear, if...

That fitment should be perfect for the rear, if the suspension is at full droop it won't be indicative to the actual fitment when the wheel/suspension has load on it. camber will naturally set the...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
02-19-2019, 04:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 970
Posted By alexasa

You can make these fit. A machine shop can shave...

You can make these fit. A machine shop can shave the hub for the rear (although camber from lowering will likely take out most of the extra fitment you have). and a simple 3 mm spacer will give...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
02-18-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 569
Posted By alexasa

2019 Lease Numbers

Hey,

Looking for some feedback regarding lease numbers for 2019+ Sedans (if you have a coupe feel free to specify and respond anyways - I'm sure there are others who would be happy knowing).
...
02-18-2019, 06:09 AM
Replies: 4,918
Views: 684,584
Posted By alexasa

seems really pricey. most people were getting 16%...

seems really pricey. most people were getting 16% off MSRP on c450's. so I'd take that into considering an depreciate from there,
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
02-17-2019, 07:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 691
Posted By alexasa

considered a designo option, it's listed in the...

considered a designo option, it's listed in the Dealer Ordering guide (DOG) but not on the website. Get in contact with your SA for ordering.
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
02-16-2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 1,252
Views: 187,945
Posted By alexasa

thanks guys, keep it rolling! Still...

thanks guys, keep it rolling!

Still shopping but seems like I need to place an order pronto
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
02-15-2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 1,252
Views: 187,945
Posted By alexasa

What's the total time from ordering a sedan and...

What's the total time from ordering a sedan and receiving you guys are experiencing?

Maybe data on both altered builds and fresh builds?
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
02-13-2019, 12:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,623
Posted By alexasa

crank numbers shown :p:

crank numbers shown :p:
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
02-09-2019, 04:46 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,007
Posted By alexasa

I'd be tickled if all they end up doing is...

I'd be tickled if all they end up doing is plugging the nipple that vents to atmosphere to "fix" this issue. Good luck, I wouldn't be worried about it. Should bake off after 5 minutes of driving.
...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
02-07-2019, 07:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,086
Posted By alexasa

Here I am wishing you could get the deeper tone...

Here I am wishing you could get the deeper tone without the cracks and pops (which I guess a cat back with standard exhaust is the best way to do this). Find them annoying and childish for a car that...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
02-06-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,084
Posted By alexasa

It's not like the standard seats are all that...

It's not like the standard seats are all that comfy.

My body ached after ~2 hours in the seat.
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
02-05-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 975
Posted By alexasa

Yes standard are analog gauges. Call the SA and...

Yes standard are analog gauges. Call the SA and see if the car is still in a stage that can be altered. Usually options can be added/removed afterward.
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
02-05-2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 428
Posted By alexasa

Won't ever fit on the front. Unless your...

Won't ever fit on the front. Unless your stanceboi nation it won't ever fit on the rear either.

You need to be more like et40-50 depending on tire and low
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
02-04-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 889
Posted By alexasa

you have to run the car/headlights for it to...

you have to run the car/headlights for it to evaporate, FWIW
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
01-31-2019, 05:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,059
Posted By alexasa

Looks like a replica of the OE optional lip....

Looks like a replica of the OE optional lip. Would def go with the OEM option.
...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
01-30-2019, 01:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,351
Posted By alexasa

Who has a 2019 tune?

Who has a 2019 tune?
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
01-29-2019, 02:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,695
Posted By alexasa

C43 and c300 sport share just as many panels as...

C43 and c300 sport share just as many panels as the Audi A4 and S4.

Argument invalid.
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
01-28-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 13,142
Posted By alexasa

I've had the dealer strip the oil pan plug on my...

I've had the dealer strip the oil pan plug on my previous car. Required an entire new pan apparently. Very annoying and frustrating.

Would easily go for the vacuum method if DIY'ing with the only...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
01-28-2019, 04:56 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 15,552
Posted By alexasa

Most of these results are far from "official" and...

Most of these results are far from "official" and anything posted that isn't an actual drag slip take with a grain of salt. That being said others have achieved mid to low 1.7's at that same track...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
01-26-2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,695
Posted By alexasa

Audi build quality is superior. C43 driving...

Audi build quality is superior. C43 driving engagement/visceral feedback is better. One is basically the grown up mature version of the other.

Brakes are marginally better on the Audi. Performance...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
01-24-2019, 08:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,351
Posted By alexasa

There are many parts to a turbo. It's very...

There are many parts to a turbo. It's very possible that only one of these parts was exchanged with the newer model. (different compressor housing, different exhaust housing, compressor turbine,...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
01-22-2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 1,252
Views: 187,945
Posted By alexasa

I usually negotiate the deal when ordering. That...

I usually negotiate the deal when ordering. That deal is good when taking delivery unless there is better values to be had in the current month. win win
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
01-18-2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 638
Posted By alexasa

sounds like good service to me. I'd be...

sounds like good service to me.

I'd be looking to make sure they didn't repair the bumper, etc. as opposed to replacing it. I've seen that before. But, paint alone is like a week long process.
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