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03-06-2013, 03:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,878
Posted By e1000

http://www.mercedesroadside.com/roadside-assistanc...

http://www.mercedesroadside.com/roadside-assistance/side-nav/eligibility-and-coverage

It used to be free for the life of the vehicle, especially back on the 2002's. I'd call them and try to see...
03-06-2013, 03:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,878
Posted By e1000

Have you called MB Roadside assistance?...

Have you called MB Roadside assistance? 1-800-367-6372
02-12-2013, 05:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 602
Posted By e1000

FS: 2007 CLS 550

A friend of mine is selling his 2007 CLS550 in the LA area. Very clean and well kept car, I can vouch for both the car and the seller. Follow the craigslist link for more details!
...
02-10-2012, 06:13 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 11,930
Posted By e1000

Not sure if this was said yet, but IMO: ...

Not sure if this was said yet, but IMO:

MERCEDES BENZ OF NAPERVILLE SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
01-12-2012, 03:50 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,350
Posted By e1000

no such thing

no such thing
01-11-2012, 06:12 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,350
Posted By e1000

2012 CLS63 AMG 2012 DBS Coupe If I could...

2012 CLS63 AMG
2012 DBS Coupe

If I could get 2 more, only in addition to the first two:

2012 Rolls Royce Ghost
2012 Ferrari 458 Italia
01-09-2012, 03:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,656
Posted By e1000

did you even read my post?

did you even read my post?
01-08-2012, 07:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,656
Posted By e1000

The 2006 C350 absolutely has an OBD2 port. ...

The 2006 C350 absolutely has an OBD2 port.

The OBD2 port cannot be used to flash a new tune to the ECU.

IMO, many popular tuning companies are absolutely, positively NOT trustworthy, especially...
01-07-2012, 01:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 10,226
Posted By e1000

IMO, tough to say what was a better engine, the...

IMO, tough to say what was a better engine, the M111 or the M271. M111 responded better to mods but was less refined to the point that some said it sounded like a lawnmower. Not very Mercedes like....
01-06-2012, 10:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 10,226
Posted By e1000

I think he means the M272 3.5L..... although,...

I think he means the M272 3.5L..... although, some would then argue that a C55 exists.
01-04-2012, 03:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,025
Posted By e1000

not 100% sure but I believe the ball seat radius...

not 100% sure but I believe the ball seat radius on E-class bolts are also bigger.
12-20-2011, 08:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,015
Posted By e1000

Worked on my car too. Had to use my donut...

Worked on my car too. Had to use my donut without any of my tires being bad (long story) and the system immediately went off.
12-19-2011, 01:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,425
Posted By e1000

if you're looking to do JUST rotors, then forget...

if you're looking to do JUST rotors, then forget it, the OEM ones are the best. Otherwise, going to a BBK on a 4-matic is a real pain.
12-16-2011, 02:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 15,727
Posted By e1000

haha, awesome that's good to hear!

haha, awesome that's good to hear!
12-15-2011, 10:38 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 60,031
Posted By e1000

fixed

fixed
12-14-2011, 01:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 15,727
Posted By e1000

I was hoping you would have chimed in...

I was hoping you would have chimed in here!!!!!!!!!! Is it still going strong?

The bulb is an incandescant bulb with an amber "condom" on it to give it some color. It's there to provide some...
12-01-2011, 11:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,813
Posted By e1000

AFAIK, all 03's have the regular, non-sport...

AFAIK, all 03's have the regular, non-sport brakes.
11-30-2011, 04:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,088
Posted By e1000

Love Orion Blue. Very rare here in the US! Nice...

Love Orion Blue. Very rare here in the US! Nice car
11-29-2011, 03:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,557
Posted By e1000

W204 wheels need fairly large spacers to fit on a...

W204 wheels need fairly large spacers to fit on a W203
11-25-2011, 09:24 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 14,972
Posted By e1000

Congrats Glyn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Congrats Glyn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
11-21-2011, 04:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,483
Posted By e1000

Fred. I think we should name it Fred.

Fred. I think we should name it Fred.
11-18-2011, 12:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,369
Posted By e1000

Once the sensors are tripped they must be...

Once the sensors are tripped they must be replaced. If you check your pads regularly, you can zip tie them somewhere else and not insert them into the pad so you never have to replace them again.
11-18-2011, 10:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,369
Posted By e1000

if you're still getting the error, one of the...

if you're still getting the error, one of the sensors still need to be replaced. Depending on year, there are multiples. I believe for 06, it is on the front passenger and rear passenger caliper.
11-17-2011, 03:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,790
Posted By e1000

Just make sure your headlight switch is in the...

Just make sure your headlight switch is in the off or 0 setting before you get started and you'll be fine.
11-17-2011, 12:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,790
Posted By e1000

depends on how big your hands are. :rolf:

depends on how big your hands are. :rolf:
11-09-2011, 07:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 823
Posted By e1000

If you buy the entire control arm, it will be...

If you buy the entire control arm, it will be complete with ball joint and bushings, no need to press new ones in. Any shop should be able to complete this, you'll need an alighment afterwards. Buy...
11-09-2011, 10:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,369
Posted By e1000

Jurid's are OEM. Akebono's are great, very low...

Jurid's are OEM. Akebono's are great, very low dust. I don't believe the rear pads are that expensive to begin with and they last a very long time, not something to try to save some money on. I...
11-08-2011, 02:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 764
Posted By e1000

:rolleyes: Even 17" wheels can rub....

:rolleyes: Even 17" wheels can rub. :rolleyes:
11-07-2011, 05:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,230
Posted By e1000

should, but if an instrument cluster has more...

should, but if an instrument cluster has more than a certain number of miles, it can't be adjusted to match the rest of the car and it won't work.
11-04-2011, 08:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,231
Posted By e1000

Which dealership are you going to? There are...

Which dealership are you going to? There are certainly bad dealerships and good dealerships in the Chicago area in my experience.
Forum: Kill Stories
10-17-2011, 02:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,723
Posted By e1000

:rolf:

:rolf:
10-16-2011, 09:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,615
Posted By e1000

heh. FYI, it's an I4, not a V4.

heh. FYI, it's an I4, not a V4.
10-14-2011, 07:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,442
Posted By e1000

Does it have a CEL? Sounds like it could be a...

Does it have a CEL? Sounds like it could be a coil pack
Forum: Kill Stories
10-12-2011, 04:18 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 19,873
Posted By e1000

:rolleyes:

:rolleyes:
Forum: Kill Stories
10-11-2011, 01:47 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 19,873
Posted By e1000

I'd like to see 1 example of BMW overrating a...

I'd like to see 1 example of BMW overrating a performance spec on it's cars. Need I remind you how "overrated" a 335i is?

You've got to be one of the most dilusional people I've seen at MBW. The...
Forum: Kill Stories
10-07-2011, 11:53 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 19,873
Posted By e1000

:bow: :y Now here's a man that knows what he's...

:bow: :y Now here's a man that knows what he's talking about.



Or CH, this guy is just full of ****.
Forum: Kill Stories
10-07-2011, 03:54 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 19,873
Posted By e1000

So let me get this straight, you're comparing a...

So let me get this straight, you're comparing a stock, 6-speed M3 (DCT is absolutely faster) against a modified CLK550 (pulley, tune) and the M3 still beats it out by the numbers......

Stock for...
Forum: Kill Stories
10-06-2011, 03:51 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 19,873
Posted By e1000

Not to feed a troll but........ WHAT? E92/90...

Not to feed a troll but........ WHAT?

E92/90 M3's are mid 12's at least at just under 115mph trap on street tires.

http://www.dragtimes.com/BMW-M3-Timeslip-14531.html

quit kidding yourself.
10-05-2011, 02:17 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 19,041
Posted By e1000

:popcorn:

:popcorn:
10-03-2011, 08:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 25,147
Posted By e1000

Is there a CEL? If so that's what you should...

Is there a CEL? If so that's what you should check first.
09-26-2011, 09:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,518
Posted By e1000

IMO......... stock grill...

IMO......... stock grill FTW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
09-26-2011, 03:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,040
Posted By e1000

any news? I'm considering these two tires

any news? I'm considering these two tires
09-25-2011, 10:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,567
Posted By e1000

2007 cars didn't come pre-installed with the...

2007 cars didn't come pre-installed with the phone pre-wiring so it might not be enabled. You need the phone feature to use the aux-in which the ipod kit works through. When you scroll through your...
09-24-2011, 09:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 992
Posted By e1000

lol, that's funny. My w203 C350 was named Sofia.

lol, that's funny. My w203 C350 was named Sofia.
09-22-2011, 07:25 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,078
Posted By e1000

Awesome! You're going to love it! :y :y Post...

Awesome! You're going to love it! :y :y Post pics!
09-22-2011, 02:57 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,078
Posted By e1000

Awesome!!!!! Congrats!!!!! What color/options?

Awesome!!!!! Congrats!!!!! What color/options?
09-21-2011, 12:42 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,078
Posted By e1000

what does his stepdaughter look like?????

what does his stepdaughter look like?????
09-16-2011, 09:45 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,558
Posted By e1000

:wall:

:wall:
09-15-2011, 02:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,558
Posted By e1000

lol, that battery had a good run!

lol, that battery had a good run!
09-14-2011, 12:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 10,294
Posted By e1000

20"s are just too big, you end up having to use...

20"s are just too big, you end up having to use odd tire sizes.
09-10-2011, 12:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,449
Posted By e1000

You need new bolts with each size spacer or else...

You need new bolts with each size spacer or else you'll risk tearing up your parking brake assembly. Switching to studs is an easy way to get around this, remember to get BALL SEAT lug nuts for your...
09-07-2011, 10:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 763
Posted By e1000

same

same
08-31-2011, 07:15 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 27,797
Posted By e1000

Easy killer. Never said you didn't work on your...

Easy killer. Never said you didn't work on your car either. Actually, I could care less who worked on your car.
08-31-2011, 05:51 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 27,797
Posted By e1000

haha, she never said she was doing the mods...

haha, she never said she was doing the mods herself...

Lol, honestly she could post about adding hello kitty stickers on her rear windshield and it would still get 100+ pages of posts around here....
08-29-2011, 07:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 11,781
Posted By e1000

The E9x M3 and E46 M3 are very different cars. ...

The E9x M3 and E46 M3 are very different cars.

I extensively test drove both cars and you can tell what my choice was by my sig.

If anyone thinks the M3 has no torque under 40mph, I'll happily...
08-24-2011, 12:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,462
Posted By e1000

lol, let me know

lol, let me know
08-24-2011, 02:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,462
Posted By e1000

I'm honestly not sure what happens if one decides...

I'm honestly not sure what happens if one decides to quit while the engine is on. I'd say if you get going, you'll be fine for the rest of the trip. It's not terribly far and you'll be around...
08-24-2011, 12:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,462
Posted By e1000

I think Glyn meant if the sensor fails...

I think Glyn meant if the sensor fails completely, your engine won't start.
08-23-2011, 01:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,462
Posted By e1000

My gut says it's the crankshaft position sensor. ...

My gut says it's the crankshaft position sensor. If you have an extended warranty, let them deal with it.
Forum: W218
08-23-2011, 12:31 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,594
Posted By e1000

Not true. Due to torque multiplication through...

Not true. Due to torque multiplication through the gearbox, it would still be better to shift at redline.
08-19-2011, 02:29 AM
Replies: 299
Views: 28,394
Posted By e1000

:slap: 1. Obviously, since these cars are...

:slap:

1. Obviously, since these cars are selling. They are more than just an upgraded motor and a few other pieces. The C63 is modified to a lesser extent, but remember, an estimated 80% of the...
08-18-2011, 02:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,473
Posted By e1000

Documentation on the warranty should state if...

Documentation on the warranty should state if it's transferrable or not.
08-15-2011, 01:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,128
Posted By e1000

Shouldn't hurt anything. The windshield washer...

Shouldn't hurt anything. The windshield washer fluid is down there, and the only thing electrical near there is the fog light and wiring. If you don't see it dangling you should be fine.

I...
08-12-2011, 01:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 16,527
Posted By e1000

holy..... MOLEY!!!!!!!!!!!

holy..... MOLEY!!!!!!!!!!!
08-10-2011, 09:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,812
Posted By e1000

I miss my w203. :(

I miss my w203. :(
07-28-2011, 04:25 PM
Replies: 604
Views: 87,186
Posted By e1000

BALL1N!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

BALL1N!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
07-05-2011, 02:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,929
Posted By e1000

Just go with stock rotors, they are great.

Just go with stock rotors, they are great.
06-27-2011, 10:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,824
Posted By e1000

yes if you deviate too far from the original OD

yes if you deviate too far from the original OD
06-27-2011, 01:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,824
Posted By e1000

what tire sizes did you use?

what tire sizes did you use?
06-26-2011, 11:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,659
Posted By e1000

may be possible from the original chrome key to...

may be possible from the original chrome key to the even newer style keys with the individual buttons on them but definitely not the pre 2007 key to chrome key.
06-26-2011, 10:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,659
Posted By e1000

Once a key has been programmed, it cannot be...

Once a key has been programmed, it cannot be "re-programmed" by anyone, anywhere.






There is a way to take a microchip from an old key and solder them onto a new key but it's very tricky...
06-15-2011, 08:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,912
Posted By e1000

sounds like you're getting wear patterns in the...

sounds like you're getting wear patterns in the form of concentric rings on the face of the rotor. This is normal and won't cause pulsation.

Your pulsation is either due to lateral rotor runout...
06-13-2011, 01:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,715
Posted By e1000

I believe things like exterior lighting is set at...

I believe things like exterior lighting is set at the federal level. Even if it CAN be a state mandated regulation, I believe the only state that really has done anthing with stricter than federal...
06-11-2011, 08:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,805
Posted By e1000

holy old thread

holy old thread
06-08-2011, 03:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 13,440
Posted By e1000

XF-R would be more comparable to an E63 IMO.

XF-R would be more comparable to an E63 IMO.
06-06-2011, 02:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,638
Posted By e1000

If there is no pulsation while braking, there's...

If there is no pulsation while braking, there's no need to turn or machine rotors. It's pretty rare that pulsation develops on the multi-piston sport brakes.
06-05-2011, 02:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,638
Posted By e1000

They're just trying to hustle you. Just like any...

They're just trying to hustle you. Just like any other rotor out there, measure for minimum thickness. When I had my car I replaced the rotors every other pad change.
06-04-2011, 03:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,638
Posted By e1000

You're going to kick yourself when you find out...

You're going to kick yourself when you find out how easy it is to change the pads on a Sport Sedan.
06-02-2011, 05:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 20,796
Posted By e1000

https://mbworld.org/forums/c-class-w203/369639-int...

https://mbworld.org/forums/c-class-w203/369639-intermittent-key-remote-tale-intrigue-mystery.html
06-02-2011, 03:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 20,796
Posted By e1000

Did you recently get your car tinted? It could...

Did you recently get your car tinted? It could be the RF reciever in the car that's malfunctioning.
06-01-2011, 01:09 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,481
Posted By e1000

Bill I found it very difficult to sell my C350,...

Bill I found it very difficult to sell my C350, took several months posted with an asking price WELL below blue book, and even then I'd only get the most ridiculous lowball offers.
06-01-2011, 10:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,404
Posted By e1000

:popcorn:

:popcorn:
06-01-2011, 02:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,622
Posted By e1000

VTEC is a little different, it varies both valve...

VTEC is a little different, it varies both valve timing and lift, which a lot of systems don't. It's also a phase system, essentially letting an engine swap between 2 cam profiles, one conservative...
05-31-2011, 03:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,077
Posted By e1000

IMO, not worth it.

IMO, not worth it.
05-27-2011, 12:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,941
Posted By e1000

might be a little short but 31mm may just be long...

might be a little short but 31mm may just be long enough to fit for the trunk license plate lights.
05-15-2011, 11:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,605
Posted By e1000

Dont' use epoxy you'll never be able to replace...

Dont' use epoxy you'll never be able to replace that bulb again! If it forms a tight seal that should be good enough without locking in place.
05-06-2011, 09:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,267
Posted By e1000

:slap: what?

:slap: what?
05-06-2011, 08:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,267
Posted By e1000

:y

:y
05-06-2011, 06:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,267
Posted By e1000

AMG package maybe, but an AMG package does not...

AMG package maybe, but an AMG package does not make an AMG vehicle. Key is, if it was supposed to have the badge, it would come with it from the factory.
05-06-2011, 05:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,267
Posted By e1000

no do not put an AMG emblem on your car.

no do not put an AMG emblem on your car.
05-04-2011, 11:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,029
Posted By e1000

I don't believe you can Karo. As far as I know,...

I don't believe you can Karo. As far as I know, once an ECU is mated to an engine and started multiple times, it is not re-programmable to another engine.

You will need a new ECU from the factory.
05-02-2011, 03:38 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 23,235
Posted By e1000

It's a controller box and a wiring harness. You...

It's a controller box and a wiring harness. You end up with a plug in your glove compartment and control your ipod menu via steering wheel inputs. The ipod menus are relayed back to the display in...
05-02-2011, 02:44 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 23,235
Posted By e1000

I think so, I think after the M I'll go back to a...

I think so, I think after the M I'll go back to a Benz of some flavor.




Have you tried the iPod integration?
05-02-2011, 01:25 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 23,235
Posted By e1000

That I had to sell it. :(

That I had to sell it. :(
04-30-2011, 11:57 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 18,857
Posted By e1000

That looks great! Can't wait to see the final...

That looks great! Can't wait to see the final product
04-29-2011, 12:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,179
Posted By e1000

I doubt that it is, I would say VLT for the front...

I doubt that it is, I would say VLT for the front windshield is very high, >95%. The side windows and rear window have a bit more color but even then I'd say the VLT is higher than a film tint.
04-19-2011, 04:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,342
Posted By e1000

AMG is a decal added to stock brakes. Those are...

AMG is a decal added to stock brakes. Those are the stock rotors which are cross drilled, not slotted.

Rear window is most definitely tinted.
04-18-2011, 02:38 PM
Replies: 604
Views: 87,186
Posted By e1000

:y :y :y :y

:y :y :y :y
04-12-2011, 08:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 796
Posted By e1000

It should work immediately without any...

It should work immediately without any programming.
04-12-2011, 05:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,681
Posted By e1000

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlxl4wP83yg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlxl4wP83yg
04-12-2011, 05:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,470
Posted By e1000

Nice!!!!!! BTW they've never made a V6 M3.

Nice!!!!!!

BTW they've never made a V6 M3.
04-12-2011, 02:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,681
Posted By e1000

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svwGRJA28lY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svwGRJA28lY
04-03-2011, 09:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,573
Posted By e1000

Kleemann

Kleemann
04-03-2011, 03:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,358
Posted By e1000

Wow, that's dangerous. There's no feeling as bad...

Wow, that's dangerous. There's no feeling as bad as going for your brakes and not having them grab. It's terrifying.
04-01-2011, 03:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,227
Posted By e1000

http://www.usatoday.com/money/autos/2008-06-23-hyp...

http://www.usatoday.com/money/autos/2008-06-23-hypermilers-saving-gas_N.htm
03-27-2011, 10:03 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 19,152
Posted By e1000

don't mind, but I was really trying to capture...

don't mind, but I was really trying to capture the slight stretch you're running
03-27-2011, 03:40 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 19,152
Posted By e1000

:rolf: nice.

:rolf: nice.
03-27-2011, 02:32 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 19,152
Posted By e1000

Thanks MJ! Haha. Threw away a lot of pics.

Thanks MJ! Haha. Threw away a lot of pics.
03-27-2011, 02:21 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 19,152
Posted By e1000

Here are some of my pics!!!!!! ...

Here are some of my pics!!!!!!

http://i1097.photobucket.com/albums/g349/se1000/DSC00155.jpg

http://i1097.photobucket.com/albums/g349/se1000/DSC00156.jpg
...
03-25-2011, 04:31 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 19,152
Posted By e1000

lol this place is going to be mobbed! I'll stop...

lol this place is going to be mobbed! I'll stop by, not sure which car I'll bring.
03-25-2011, 02:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,611
Posted By e1000

They're very bad. At least with other retailers...

They're very bad. At least with other retailers they're pretty upfront about delays. Don't forget the bulb temperature fiasco.
03-25-2011, 10:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,042
Posted By e1000

Final weight will also depend on the options you...

Final weight will also depend on the options you get. Not sure if the published numbers include all options or don't include any.
03-23-2011, 11:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,729
Posted By e1000

I agree with most of your statements but F1 cars...

I agree with most of your statements but F1 cars use 13" wheels not because of optimum performance but because of regulations.

With that said, in general, larger wheels will result in a harsher...
03-23-2011, 12:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,729
Posted By e1000

IMO, the combination of heavy chrome wheels,...

IMO, the combination of heavy chrome wheels, hitting a pot hole and being out of alignment and inexpensive tires are causing your issues.
03-23-2011, 12:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,729
Posted By e1000

Are your wheels chrome?

Are your wheels chrome?
03-22-2011, 06:12 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,810
Posted By e1000

+1

+1
03-22-2011, 06:05 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,810
Posted By e1000

Lol, just let me know when you want to borrow my...

Lol, just let me know when you want to borrow my coupe. I can drive the C350 for a while.
03-22-2011, 01:37 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,810
Posted By e1000

Scoop that suuuucks!

Scoop that suuuucks!
03-20-2011, 09:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,931
Posted By e1000

lol, I never left! Just get busy with work...

lol, I never left! Just get busy with work sometimes.
03-20-2011, 03:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,931
Posted By e1000

That's not a benz

That's not a benz
03-19-2011, 10:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,139
Posted By e1000

MB OEM window sin visors fit great.

MB OEM window sin visors fit great.
03-18-2011, 04:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,047
Posted By e1000

I believe SBC was used on the R230 SL and the...

I believe SBC was used on the R230 SL and the w211 E-class from 2003 to 2006 only. I don't believe MB is replacing those system in existing cars with a normal braking system.
03-18-2011, 11:50 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,810
Posted By e1000

Check out THIS LINK...

Check out THIS LINK (http://www.esstuning.com/products/E9x-M3-VT1%252d535-Supercharger-System.html).

Also, there is bolt-on tuning potential with the e9x platform. Full exhaust, tune, pulley and...
03-18-2011, 03:19 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,810
Posted By e1000

Yeah the guy is driving like an idiot, but it was...

Yeah the guy is driving like an idiot, but it was the best example of a downshift I could find. A single gear downshift is even quicker, once you pull the left paddle it's done. Hey John you should...
03-18-2011, 02:58 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,810
Posted By e1000

Check out 4:57 of this video...

Check out 4:57 of this video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EO5nY4tkmbs&feature=related). Car drops from 7th to 5th. Keep in mind this is a slow shift because it's droping 2 gears so you lose the...
03-18-2011, 12:00 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,810
Posted By e1000

take one for a spin you won't be dissapointed.

take one for a spin you won't be dissapointed.
03-17-2011, 08:56 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,810
Posted By e1000

Nicely done Chappy

Nicely done Chappy
03-17-2011, 08:44 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,810
Posted By e1000

SMG is a single clutch, electro-hydraulically...

SMG is a single clutch, electro-hydraulically actuated manual transmission

DCT (aka DKG, PDK) uses dual clutches, one for even gears and another for odd gears. Shifts are near instantaneous as...
03-17-2011, 04:36 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,810
Posted By e1000

Sorta, I still have the C350. Trying to sell it.

Sorta, I still have the C350. Trying to sell it.
03-17-2011, 04:28 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,810
Posted By e1000

LOL! and it's slower than your C55?!

LOL! and it's slower than your C55?!
03-17-2011, 04:19 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,810
Posted By e1000

not sure about the 6MT, the DCT Launch control...

not sure about the 6MT, the DCT Launch control dumps at up to 5K I beleive.
03-17-2011, 04:06 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,810
Posted By e1000

for old times sake. TOP!!!!!!!!!!!

for old times sake.

TOP!!!!!!!!!!!
03-17-2011, 04:02 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,810
Posted By e1000

Yeah Pete sold his E46 M3. He's got an Audi of...

Yeah Pete sold his E46 M3. He's got an Audi of some flavor now.
03-17-2011, 03:59 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,810
Posted By e1000

clutch delay valve

clutch delay valve
03-17-2011, 03:57 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,810
Posted By e1000

There is but it's not restrictive and doesn't...

There is but it's not restrictive and doesn't need modification on e9x M3's
03-17-2011, 03:36 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,810
Posted By e1000

C63 is an absolute maniac in a straight line. ...

C63 is an absolute maniac in a straight line. With the 030 development package and LSD, it's very quick around a track too.
03-17-2011, 03:35 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,810
Posted By e1000

just tell her to shift when she thinks the engine...

just tell her to shift when she thinks the engine is about to explode through the hood. I'm kidding.
03-17-2011, 03:31 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,810
Posted By e1000

Absolutely considered the C63. Wonderful car. ...

Absolutely considered the C63. Wonderful car. Brutish acceleration. I just liked the M3 better.
03-17-2011, 03:26 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,810
Posted By e1000

Auto works well, just let it do it's thing. Have...

Auto works well, just let it do it's thing. Have you had some seat time in a DCT equiped car? Just let me know and I'll shoot down there this weekend!! The question here is, do you want your wife...
03-17-2011, 03:24 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,810
Posted By e1000

Sport EDC is too harsh, I like Normal when...

Sport EDC is too harsh, I like Normal when driving agressively and stay in Comfort most of the time.

The power button doesn't add power it just increases throttle response. BTW you can set the...
03-17-2011, 03:10 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,810
Posted By e1000

Do not be afraid to take it to 8.3k.

Do not be afraid to take it to 8.3k.
03-17-2011, 03:08 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,810
Posted By e1000

Thanks Scoop!!!! It's a 2011. Love it.

Thanks Scoop!!!! It's a 2011. Love it.
03-17-2011, 03:04 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,810
Posted By e1000

heh, you're missing the fact that due to gearing,...

heh, you're missing the fact that due to gearing, 5k rpm in your car does not equal 5k rpm in my car. If you take the numbers off of the tach, your shift points and mine are probably pretty similar,...
03-17-2011, 02:46 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,810
Posted By e1000

So are you saying the C55 can hit published 0-60...

So are you saying the C55 can hit published 0-60 times without maxing out every gear?

I'm willing to bet with my DCT I'll be able to consistently be pretty close to that number day in and day out....
03-17-2011, 02:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,381
Posted By e1000

+1

+1
03-17-2011, 02:17 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,810
Posted By e1000

E9x M3's get to 60 in about 4.2s. Anyone who...

E9x M3's get to 60 in about 4.2s.

Anyone who tells you a car has low torque and is therefore slow, is an idiot.
03-17-2011, 02:15 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,810
Posted By e1000

I love my DCT. It's nothing short of incredible.

I love my DCT. It's nothing short of incredible.
03-17-2011, 02:02 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,810
Posted By e1000

Funny you posted this thread, I just got a E92 M3...

Funny you posted this thread, I just got a E92 M3 back in July! BTW, I also moved to Irvine, we should meet up for a beer, I'd be willing to make the trip down to SD.
03-17-2011, 12:48 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,810
Posted By e1000

SCOOP!!!!!!!!!!! Long time!!! PM...

SCOOP!!!!!!!!!!! Long time!!! PM ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
03-16-2011, 10:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,206
Posted By e1000

You realize you dug up a thread from 2001 right?

You realize you dug up a thread from 2001 right?
03-16-2011, 10:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 10,401
Posted By e1000

Don't cross the streams.... never cross the...

Don't cross the streams.... never cross the streams.
03-13-2011, 06:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,247
Posted By e1000

Interesting question. These days I order...

Interesting question. These days I order ballasts from vvme. Cheap ballasts are cheap ballasts, I'm not sure, but I'd say anything south of $200 is made in the same or similar sweat shops in china....
03-13-2011, 02:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,247
Posted By e1000

Customer service is just about the worst you can...

Customer service is just about the worst you can imagine. It's a bunch of bonehead kids running around trying to make a buck. There have been problems with ballasts failing depending on how that...
03-12-2011, 11:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,247
Posted By e1000

lol no. Actually go there and you'll find out. ...

lol no. Actually go there and you'll find out. Bunch of boneheads that don't know how to treat customers at all. After one trip no one would ever buy from them again.
03-11-2011, 05:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,183
Posted By e1000

Best to find a good independant shop that takes...

Best to find a good independant shop that takes customer supplied parts
03-10-2011, 02:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 724
Posted By e1000

Is it just to put on a euro plate? You don't...

Is it just to put on a euro plate? You don't need a whole new trunk just the license plate holder.
03-09-2011, 08:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,247
Posted By e1000

screaming "OH HERRROOOOO" you get the idea. ...

screaming "OH HERRROOOOO"

you get the idea. Don't bother. Be patient and order a kit... from someone else.
03-09-2011, 08:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,247
Posted By e1000

Personally been there and I'd rather walk through...

Personally been there and I'd rather walk through south central LA naked holding a poster that says the N word.
03-09-2011, 01:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,934
Posted By e1000

:word:

:word:
03-07-2011, 08:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,174
Posted By e1000

Yeah that's the one that plugs into the iPod...

Yeah that's the one that plugs into the iPod control unit. The other side of that harness plugs into the back of your head unit and then the stock wiring harness plugs into the new one.
03-07-2011, 02:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,174
Posted By e1000

I believe it will work for command, but FYI...

I believe it will work for command, but FYI you're missing the wiring harness that comes along with it. Key about the wiring harness is moving over the optical connectors from the original harness...
03-03-2011, 12:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,118
Posted By e1000

Of course!!! I lurk a good bit, especially if...

Of course!!! I lurk a good bit, especially if it's on a topic that interests me. I did a lot of due dillegence before I bought my C350 and part of that was being comfortable about the durability...
03-03-2011, 11:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,842
Posted By e1000

lol, why did you even ask which dealer if you...

lol, why did you even ask which dealer if you were going to reply with this?

Not everyone is a DIY'er and these prices are very fair for both Service A and B.
03-03-2011, 11:49 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 26,943
Posted By e1000

Spark plug replacement on the M272 is very easy...

Spark plug replacement on the M272 is very easy and straightforward without the need of any special tools or equipment beyond what every DIY'er should already have.

M272 only requires 1 plug per...
03-02-2011, 12:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,118
Posted By e1000

also look in the R171 SLK forums, I believe some...

also look in the R171 SLK forums, I believe some very early M272 equiped cars had oil consumption issues there as well.
02-08-2011, 12:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,047
Posted By e1000

correct, single beam reflector housing xenons. I...

correct, single beam reflector housing xenons. I beleive they were only offered for a short period of time before they switched to the BIX design.
02-08-2011, 12:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 12,329
Posted By e1000

$260 is a fair price.

$260 is a fair price.
02-07-2011, 09:58 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 9,465
Posted By e1000

Thanks Karo!! Lol Phil, I'll order them when...

Thanks Karo!!

Lol Phil, I'll order them when I get back next week.
02-07-2011, 09:34 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 9,465
Posted By e1000

Little cosmetic things here and there. I...

Little cosmetic things here and there.

I think when I get closer to the warranty being up, I might do something major for some more power.
02-07-2011, 09:27 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 9,465
Posted By e1000

Thanks! You make a decision yet?

Thanks! You make a decision yet?
02-07-2011, 09:23 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 9,465
Posted By e1000

I think it'll settle a bit over time. I JUST got...

I think it'll settle a bit over time. I JUST got them put on this past weekend, and have put only about 50 miles on them.
02-07-2011, 09:15 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 9,465
Posted By e1000

Eibachs are...

Eibachs are GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.cyberchun.com/files/M3/eibach/DSC00115.jpg

http://www.cyberchun.com/files/M3/eibach/DSC00118.jpg
...
02-07-2011, 12:56 AM
Replies: 305
Views: 19,684
Posted By e1000

Funny that you mention that Splinter, that's one...

Funny that you mention that Splinter, that's one thing the bosch's are good at, but certain other projectors are very poor at.
02-03-2011, 01:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,708
Posted By e1000

:word:

:word:
02-02-2011, 08:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,073
Posted By e1000

No, that was for a 2.5L C230 6-speed. You're...

No, that was for a 2.5L C230 6-speed. You're right I meant middle of 4th gear.

In your case, you're seeing the benefit because with the 3.07, you are just getting started with 4th gear before you...
02-02-2011, 03:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,073
Posted By e1000

Sorry I had to read that sentence twice before I...

Sorry I had to read that sentence twice before I figured out you had made something up.

I never said shorter gears were a bad thing, just think they're useless on a C-class. You keep saying I'm...
02-02-2011, 03:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,073
Posted By e1000

Right. Good point. However, unless grossly...

Right. Good point. However, unless grossly mis-geared, it's a common misconception that shorter gears will improve acceleration. This is not one of those cases. Actually, looking at the numbers,...
02-02-2011, 11:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,073
Posted By e1000

This is key. Within each gear, there...

This is key.



Within each gear, there would be a slight difference, but each gear would also end earlier. The result would be zero difference given a reasonable speed range.



Maybe. Too...
02-02-2011, 10:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,697
Posted By e1000

lol, classic example of a mod gone terribly...

lol, classic example of a mod gone terribly wrong. Hate to say it, but I was right. A lack of planning leads to cpbeasly here hocking his mistake to forum members.

Funniest part is he leaves off...
02-01-2011, 01:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,023
Posted By e1000

Can you hear it when the car is idling and you...

Can you hear it when the car is idling and you are standing in front of the car? What year is your car?
01-31-2011, 03:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,348
Posted By e1000

Here's where I have to deliver some bad news. ...

Here's where I have to deliver some bad news. EVERY set of genuine 6000K Philips Ultinon's I've seen, create a slight purple-ish light instead of a cool white/blue light. I've never seen genuine...
01-31-2011, 02:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,348
Posted By e1000

Interesting point. Keep in mind the different...

Interesting point. Keep in mind the different flavors of Philips bulbs.

Just off the top of my head, here are the types of D2S bulbs:

85122 - 4300K, Original HID bulb, tends to color shift as...
01-31-2011, 02:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,348
Posted By e1000

Some ebay examples: This listing...

Some ebay examples:

This listing...
01-31-2011, 02:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,348
Posted By e1000

There are a lot of fakes, but here's how to...

There are a lot of fakes, but here's how to identify genuine Ultinons.

This is what the bulb will look like. It should be identical in appearance from the bulbs you pull from your car, save for a...
01-31-2011, 02:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,348
Posted By e1000

yeah. I think I found the auction you were...

yeah. I think I found the auction you were looking at, and those are rebased to a 9006 base. It wouldn't have fit in your projector housings.
01-31-2011, 02:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,348
Posted By e1000

Right, any D2S bulb will fit in your car. Any...

Right, any D2S bulb will fit in your car. Any bulb from Philips, Osram, Sylvania or GE will be of high quality.

Some problems with cheap HID bulbs are bad optics, improper alignment, poor output...
01-31-2011, 02:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,348
Posted By e1000

Almost. You CAN run a D2S bulb in a H7 housing...

Almost. You CAN run a D2S bulb in a H7 housing with an adaptor ring.



Right, if your car has OEM BIX's, just buy original D2S Ultinons. There is no reason to rebase a D2S bulb with another...
01-31-2011, 12:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,348
Posted By e1000

So did you drop an aftermarket HID kit in for...

So did you drop an aftermarket HID kit in for your low beams? If they're completely stock, you shouldn't need a rebased bulb.
01-27-2011, 11:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 643
Posted By e1000

Yeah you need a genuine multiplexer or a really...

Yeah you need a genuine multiplexer or a really good knock off.
01-27-2011, 11:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 643
Posted By e1000

MB STAR with developer mode. You'll need the...

MB STAR with developer mode. You'll need the software and a good multiplexer.

You'll be able to do almost everything you want except load engine tunes. AFAIK MB Bosch ECU's can't be tuned via...
01-27-2011, 11:11 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,818
Posted By e1000

Take the door panel off, look for a thick rubber...

Take the door panel off, look for a thick rubber patch covering the window switches. User rubber or silicone around the switch to stop the buzzing, push the rubber seal back into place. Replace...
01-27-2011, 10:49 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 19,684
Posted By e1000

I'm only going to say this once, and I'm not ever...

I'm only going to say this once, and I'm not ever going to argue about it, but you really should do every single last modification to the engine if you're going to go down this particular route. ...
01-27-2011, 10:23 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 19,684
Posted By e1000

:rolf: Was I the only one that caught this????...

:rolf: Was I the only one that caught this???? :rolf::rolf::rolf::rolf::rolf:

Makes you wonder.
01-27-2011, 10:13 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 19,684
Posted By e1000

Mike, we're supposed to have had a truce, so I...

Mike, we're supposed to have had a truce, so I hope you don't read this the wrong way. If you do, oh well.

If you're comparing your GS-R (I think that's what it was off the top of my head) to...
01-27-2011, 09:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,177
Posted By e1000

Neither. It simply disables all the electronic...

Neither. It simply disables all the electronic nannies.
01-27-2011, 09:09 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 19,684
Posted By e1000

I'm in all day meetings and I come back after the...

I'm in all day meetings and I come back after the drama!!!!!! :wall: :wall: :wall: :wall: :wall: :wall: :wall: :wall: :wall:
01-26-2011, 05:57 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 19,684
Posted By e1000

Hey I'm just wondering since none of my replies...

Hey I'm just wondering since none of my replies seem to be sufficient for you either. More silly names, got to hand it to you, at least you're creative.

If you're looking for a pattern, I really...
01-26-2011, 04:51 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 15,441
Posted By e1000

that's not a valid VIN, can you check again?

that's not a valid VIN, can you check again?
01-26-2011, 03:45 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 19,684
Posted By e1000

uh, just exactly how are they "proven"...

uh, just exactly how are they "proven" better?
01-24-2011, 10:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 662
Posted By e1000

Although the frequent on-off cycles will shorten...

Although the frequent on-off cycles will shorten the life of HID's, they will still last quite a while.
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