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06-17-2019, 08:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,129
Posted By m a x i m u s

I wonder if they accidentally packed the wrong...

I wonder if they accidentally packed the wrong springs in your kit when you bought it.
06-15-2019, 02:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 684
Posted By m a x i m u s

I had a similar issue. Ended up being a pinhole...

I had a similar issue. Ended up being a pinhole leak in the radiator.
06-07-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 820
Posted By m a x i m u s

I used EBC red pads all the time on my w202 c43...

I used EBC red pads all the time on my w202 c43 with no probs. Definitely lower dusting, can't remember if they were squeaky or not.
06-04-2019, 09:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,075
Posted By m a x i m u s

Thanks a lot for the info. I will most likely be...

Thanks a lot for the info. I will most likely be doing this in the coming months to redye my outside bolster. Good work!
06-04-2019, 12:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,075
Posted By m a x i m u s

Looking good still! Have you been getting in and...

Looking good still! Have you been getting in and out of your car regularly since the repair? Just wondering how much use the seat has gotten. Also, I know you said seat doctors sent you both black...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
05-31-2019, 02:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 336
Posted By m a x i m u s

G&N Motors in WLA.

G&N Motors in WLA.
05-29-2019, 08:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,088
Posted By m a x i m u s

I would be hesitant to buy a car that was a...

I would be hesitant to buy a car that was a rental. Also, the 2013 will probably depreciate less (maybe?) since it is already 3 years older.
05-28-2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 850
Posted By m a x i m u s

Lol

Lol
05-27-2019, 12:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 459
Posted By m a x i m u s

Maybe check salvage yards. There are salvage...

Maybe check salvage yards. There are salvage parts sellers on eBay. I actually bought some door trim pieces from them years ago for cheap.
05-10-2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,038
Posted By m a x i m u s

I think the all wheel drive of the Carrera 4...

I think the all wheel drive of the Carrera 4 makes a difference.
05-04-2019, 01:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 474
Posted By m a x i m u s

Just calculate it. The 35 or 40 number is the...

Just calculate it. The 35 or 40 number is the aspect ratio. The height of the sidewall is a % of the width. So for example to calc the sidewall height, multiply 275 x .35, or whatever the case may be.
05-02-2019, 11:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 628
Posted By m a x i m u s

IIRC if you shift all the way up through the...

IIRC if you shift all the way up through the gears, it will end up in full auto. I haven't done this is a very long time, though, but give it a try.
05-02-2019, 09:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 223
Posted By m a x i m u s

Thanks, guys. I'm gonna check out Stokes, it's...

Thanks, guys. I'm gonna check out Stokes, it's down the street from me.
05-02-2019, 11:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 223
Posted By m a x i m u s

Alignment shops in West LA

Hey, guys. Does anyone have a recommendation for a good alignment shop in or near West Los Angeles? I've been to a couple and they were terrible. Thanks.
04-06-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,075
Posted By m a x i m u s

Jesus, that looks amazing. I'm curious to see how...

Jesus, that looks amazing. I'm curious to see how it holds up. Not crapping on you, I'm just in a similar boat and was weighing whether to redye like you did or get new seat leathers. Nice work.
03-21-2019, 11:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 739
Posted By m a x i m u s

Good to know. I was going to try a gentle wet...

Good to know. I was going to try a gentle wet sanding, but if the pressure washer works, even better.
02-20-2019, 03:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 897
Posted By m a x i m u s

I remember seeing a post directing to a video for...

I remember seeing a post directing to a video for a DIY. Can't remember if it entailed column removal, though.
02-12-2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 539
Posted By m a x i m u s

Is this a kinder, gentler BLKROKT? This is no...

Is this a kinder, gentler BLKROKT? This is no fun. :D
02-02-2019, 12:55 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,228
Posted By m a x i m u s

Stop picking on South American countries. :rolf:

Stop picking on South American countries. :rolf:
02-01-2019, 04:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 319
Posted By m a x i m u s

Try cleaning off your wheel speed sensors. That...

Try cleaning off your wheel speed sensors. That worked for me.
01-31-2019, 03:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,389
Posted By m a x i m u s

Pretty cool. I love the M156 but also love mods.

Pretty cool. I love the M156 but also love mods.
01-27-2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 621
Posted By m a x i m u s

I haven't searched for a spacer, but I'd think...

I haven't searched for a spacer, but I'd think fabbing one up shouldn't be too difficult.
01-24-2019, 12:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 251
Posted By m a x i m u s

In the meantime, lockout your trunk with the...

In the meantime, lockout your trunk with the little key thing that slides into the remote. That should stop the trunk release from working.
01-19-2019, 04:30 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,592
Posted By m a x i m u s

Planning to add a G wagen or GTS.

Planning to add a G wagen or GTS.
01-18-2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 682
Posted By m a x i m u s

Did you recheck the fluid level after the lock to...

Did you recheck the fluid level after the lock to lock motion?
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
01-14-2019, 01:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 932
Posted By m a x i m u s

At least for the w204, 2 sets of tires and brakes...

At least for the w204, 2 sets of tires and brakes (pads) at 15k seems pretty normal.
01-02-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,167
Posted By m a x i m u s

I got a letter like bhamg did, and confirmed with...

I got a letter like bhamg did, and confirmed with MBUSA that it was sent in error. I then got another letter a few months ago saying parts would be available this March. We will have to wait and see...
12-06-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,930
Posted By m a x i m u s

That thing is dope, I had no idea something like...

That thing is dope, I had no idea something like this existed (of course, I never searched either). Thanks for sharing.
12-04-2018, 03:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 943
Posted By m a x i m u s

I like both but personally prefer my PFL. I like...

I like both but personally prefer my PFL. I like the "less refined" look of it.
12-03-2018, 05:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,374
Posted By m a x i m u s

Maybe clogged/leaking fuel filter/pump?

Maybe clogged/leaking fuel filter/pump?
12-01-2018, 03:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,987
Posted By m a x i m u s

Check the torque on your lug bolts.

Check the torque on your lug bolts.
11-30-2018, 11:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 664
Posted By m a x i m u s

I hear you, man. I guess for me there's something...

I hear you, man. I guess for me there's something about wedging myself into a utilitarian single seater with no creature comforts and getting stuck in with a 6 point harness. I dunno, in addition to...
11-30-2018, 01:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 664
Posted By m a x i m u s

Impressive. I personally didn't have fun taking...

Impressive. I personally didn't have fun taking my car out on a track day. Brakes were too mushy and tires weren't grippy enough for the kind of track driving I'm used to. I don't feel like modding...
11-30-2018, 02:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 683
Posted By m a x i m u s

Just curious, what makes an Edition 1 and Edition...

Just curious, what makes an Edition 1 and Edition 1?
11-29-2018, 07:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,603
Posted By m a x i m u s

The posting says is Sapphire Grey Metallic.

The posting says is Sapphire Grey Metallic.
11-26-2018, 08:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,144
Posted By m a x i m u s

I have no idea, but I assume you will have a...

I have no idea, but I assume you will have a better sense once you have the new item in your hands. Are there any diagrams online somewhere? That could help you see how that top piece attaches.
11-25-2018, 08:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 375
Posted By m a x i m u s

Just ordered some. I was surprised that Phil...

Just ordered some. I was surprised that Phil answered my email so quickly, and on a Sunday evening no less. FYI, he said RAD is going out of business. I bought the "OtisLA" ones, which he said are...
11-25-2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 375
Posted By m a x i m u s

Thanks, man, I will check out the site. The lug...

Thanks, man, I will check out the site. The lug bolts I was using came with my spacers off of Amazon. Honestly, I was wondering when they would break; they lasted about 1 year.
11-25-2018, 05:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 375
Posted By m a x i m u s

Just to close the circle: I took a closer look...

Just to close the circle: I took a closer look today and turns out I had 2 broken lug bolts in the left rear and the remaining 3 were backing themselves out. Basically, the wheel was hella loose and...
11-24-2018, 08:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 375
Posted By m a x i m u s

Thanks, Mort. This only happens in drive, though...

Thanks, Mort. This only happens in drive, though (not in reverse) and also happens when creeping during idle. I'm gonna take a closer look tomorrow, I'm hoping it's something dumb and simple.
11-24-2018, 05:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 375
Posted By m a x i m u s

Weird rubbing noise

Hey, guys. My car just literally started making a weird rubbing sound. It's hard to describe, but it sounds more like a rubbery rub versus a metallic rub, and it is rhythmic (same kind of rhythm like...
11-24-2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,291
Posted By m a x i m u s

Finally, a proper use of the word "fitment"....

Finally, a proper use of the word "fitment". Bravo!
11-23-2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 519
Posted By m a x i m u s

The engine cover can be (fairly) easily cracked...

The engine cover can be (fairly) easily cracked when someone yanks on it to remove it. As for curb rash on wheels, that can happen in a second from a parallel parking mistake. As for the front bumper...
11-21-2018, 08:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 449
Posted By m a x i m u s

Lol. Luckily, mine doesn't have that display on...

Lol. Luckily, mine doesn't have that display on the dash, otherwise my OCD would be kicked into overdrive.
10-31-2018, 09:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 980
Posted By m a x i m u s

Holy, that looks crazy. Does it have any odor or...

Holy, that looks crazy. Does it have any odor or smell to it at all? Maybe try to clean a tiny part of the stain with some kind of disinfectant and see it that removes it. Of course you will have to...
10-30-2018, 01:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,706
Posted By m a x i m u s

The stance on your car looks amazing. GLWS.

The stance on your car looks amazing. GLWS.
10-29-2018, 04:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,332
Posted By m a x i m u s

FWIW, KBB says about 28k not including warranty...

FWIW, KBB says about 28k not including warranty value. Of course people will pay what they want, but just an FYI.
10-27-2018, 12:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,120
Posted By m a x i m u s

Congrats and welcome. I used to have a 1999 C43...

Congrats and welcome. I used to have a 1999 C43 also, sorta wish I held on to it but that might just be nostalgia talking.
10-26-2018, 03:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,752
Posted By m a x i m u s

Thanks for the info, man. Costs less than I...

Thanks for the info, man. Costs less than I thought it would.
10-26-2018, 01:22 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,752
Posted By m a x i m u s

Hey, Chris. May I ask how much it cost you to...

Hey, Chris. May I ask how much it cost you to replace your ESL? I'm just curious because just this year I've replaced my alternator, fuel pumps and aux fuel filter and I'm wondering how much more...
10-22-2018, 04:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 734
Posted By m a x i m u s

If you are referring to the plastic part you...

If you are referring to the plastic part you grab, mine broke off. The new ones have a new thicker design.
10-08-2018, 10:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,383
Posted By m a x i m u s

Maybe I'm not listening to your video properly,...

Maybe I'm not listening to your video properly, but to me it sounds normal. I've had a similar sound since day one, and it's been many years and miles.
10-08-2018, 07:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 430
Posted By m a x i m u s

Actually, it seems to be a bulb that is on it's...

Actually, it seems to be a bulb that is on it's way out. I replaced it and so far so good.
10-08-2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 430
Posted By m a x i m u s

Check right rear brake lamp

Got this message today, so figured it was the bulb. Turns out it's not the bulb ... the socket itself for the brake lamp bulb doesn't work (all the other sockets work). I swapped bulbs around, etc....
10-04-2018, 10:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 657
Posted By m a x i m u s

I loved the RE11's, except that they would only...

I loved the RE11's, except that they would only last 4K miles. I guess it's time for me to do more burnouts with the PSS.
10-04-2018, 07:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 657
Posted By m a x i m u s

I'm looking forward to swapping my PSS for PS4S...

I'm looking forward to swapping my PSS for PS4S myself. Problem is these PSS' won't wear down! Lol. From what I've read, I believe the PS4S are damn good.
09-09-2018, 01:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 730
Posted By m a x i m u s

Nice. I like the white-lettered tires on the...

Nice. I like the white-lettered tires on the all-Black.
09-07-2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 865
Posted By m a x i m u s

Yeah, that sucks. I confirmed with MBUSA that the...

Yeah, that sucks. I confirmed with MBUSA that the recall letter was sent in error. Honestly, I'm surprised they replied so quickly to my email.
09-07-2018, 02:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 865
Posted By m a x i m u s

To follow up, I called Beverly Hills MB and they...

To follow up, I called Beverly Hills MB and they also told me no airbags are available (according to their database). SMH.
09-07-2018, 02:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 865
Posted By m a x i m u s

Looks like alphas were in Honda's and Acura's: ...

Looks like alphas were in Honda's and Acura's:

https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls/takata-alpha-air-bags-pose-increased-risk
09-06-2018, 09:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 865
Posted By m a x i m u s

I got the letter yesterday, but keep forgetting...

I got the letter yesterday, but keep forgetting to call my dealer. I'll give them a ring tomorrow and let you all know what the situation is for us in Southern CA.
09-06-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 449
Posted By m a x i m u s

My bumper does the same thing, although doesn't...

My bumper does the same thing, although doesn't rub. Maybe the easiest thing to do would be put a tiny piece of felt tape or something on the part that rubs?
08-28-2018, 11:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,176
Posted By m a x i m u s

Lol. Sounds very Buick.

Lol. Sounds very Buick.
08-28-2018, 09:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,176
Posted By m a x i m u s

So you have a Grand Edition too? Sweet!...

So you have a Grand Edition too? Sweet! Seriously, though, that's funny. Thanks for sharing. So the 507 option = Grand Edition?
08-28-2018, 04:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 962
Posted By m a x i m u s

At what rpm are you upshifting? The tranny won't...

At what rpm are you upshifting? The tranny won't upshift if the revs are too low, unlike an H-pattern box which, of course, you can upshift into any gear at any revs.
08-26-2018, 03:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 831
Posted By m a x i m u s

Nice wheels, OP.

Nice wheels, OP.
08-21-2018, 11:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 715
Posted By m a x i m u s

PJ, did you get a 204? (I remember you from the...

PJ, did you get a 204? (I remember you from the 202 board).
08-21-2018, 10:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,176
Posted By m a x i m u s

And wtf is a Grand Edition? The dealer is just...

And wtf is a Grand Edition? The dealer is just making **** up. Unless the previous owner's last name was Grand? Luckily, it's just a wrap, from what I read in the listing.
08-21-2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,176
Posted By m a x i m u s

Not a bad price for a 507. Only problem is being...

Not a bad price for a 507. Only problem is being seen in it as you drive home before you have a chance to put it back to stock. Lol.
08-13-2018, 08:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 682
Posted By m a x i m u s

Funny. My guess is OP is considering selling his...

Funny. My guess is OP is considering selling his CL wheels to someone with a C63.
07-24-2018, 02:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 912
Posted By m a x i m u s

From what I've read on these forums, the PFL and...

From what I've read on these forums, the PFL and FL front grilles fit, but the tabs are in different spots. I can't remember which thread I saw this in.
07-23-2018, 11:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,499
Posted By m a x i m u s

I'm curious, can someone briefly explain this?...

I'm curious, can someone briefly explain this? Thanks.
07-21-2018, 01:53 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,853
Posted By m a x i m u s

^^^Tires would last longer bc less wheel spin.

^^^Tires would last longer bc less wheel spin.
07-18-2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 773
Posted By m a x i m u s

I like what you did with the side skirts. Looks...

I like what you did with the side skirts. Looks good.
07-18-2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,853
Posted By m a x i m u s

If you are just driving your C63 well within the...

If you are just driving your C63 well within the limits, then cheap tires should be fine, function-wise.
07-13-2018, 09:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,113
Posted By m a x i m u s

My humble suggestions: maybe paint the grille and...

My humble suggestions: maybe paint the grille and mirrors white to balance it out? Otherwise I think the wheels themselves look great. Also, I do appreciate when other people mod their C63's, as mine...
07-12-2018, 09:22 PM
07-12-2018, 09:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,304
Posted By m a x i m u s

There's another piece that can go bad related to...

There's another piece that can go bad related to the alternator. I am blanking on what it's called, but maybe someone else can chime in.
07-12-2018, 07:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,304
Posted By m a x i m u s

Maybe it was a loose connector after your shop...

Maybe it was a loose connector after your shop reinstalled your alternator.
07-12-2018, 12:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,017
Posted By m a x i m u s

I assume you don't have a CEL?

I assume you don't have a CEL?
07-11-2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,017
Posted By m a x i m u s

Lol, Chris. No one ever believes me either when I...

Lol, Chris. No one ever believes me either when I post. As for the hot catch can, mine gets hot too. I always thought it was getting hot because it's next to the hot engine. Everything in my engine...
07-08-2018, 11:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 402
Posted By m a x i m u s

Sounds like you need a new alternator.

Sounds like you need a new alternator.
07-02-2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 443
Posted By m a x i m u s

Holy, man. Check eBay, I've seen single wheels...

Holy, man. Check eBay, I've seen single wheels for sale there (although I haven't looked recently).
07-01-2018, 01:34 PM
06-30-2018, 07:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 392
Posted By m a x i m u s

I would totally go if I still lived in Arlington....

I would totally go if I still lived in Arlington. Have fun, let us know how it goes.
06-30-2018, 05:14 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 14,536
Posted By m a x i m u s

OP, looks awesome. I love that lip. Did you get...

OP, looks awesome. I love that lip. Did you get it from Mode? I've been to their website and I didn't see any parts for the PFL.
06-29-2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,432
Posted By m a x i m u s

I was talking about the hat on the 1.5 piece...

I was talking about the hat on the 1.5 piece rotor, not the 2 piece rotor.
06-29-2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,432
Posted By m a x i m u s

Interesting, I didn't know the hat was aluminum....

Interesting, I didn't know the hat was aluminum. I thought the whole thing was iron.
06-28-2018, 11:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,432
Posted By m a x i m u s

The 1.5 are not true floating, they are basically...

The 1.5 are not true floating, they are basically 1 piece with holes in the hat.
06-28-2018, 09:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,405
Posted By m a x i m u s

Lol!

Lol!
06-28-2018, 09:25 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,452
Posted By m a x i m u s

I agree that it's a ***** to check the oil level...

I agree that it's a ***** to check the oil level in this car. It takes FOREVER for the oil to drain back down for an accurate dipstick reading, plus it seems super sensitive to ground level/angle....
06-26-2018, 10:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,295
Posted By m a x i m u s

My P30 sits at pretty much the same height as...

My P30 sits at pretty much the same height as yours on the H&R's, which was good to see. I was considering getting the springs myself, but apparently it wouldn't make much difference.
06-26-2018, 10:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,295
Posted By m a x i m u s

Looks really nice. Glad it worked out.

Looks really nice. Glad it worked out.
06-25-2018, 11:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,649
Posted By m a x i m u s

I don't think TheRock would fit in a C63 trunk....

I don't think TheRock would fit in a C63 trunk. Maybe flip the rear seats down?
06-23-2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 494
Posted By m a x i m u s

You need plug it into a PC and do it from there.

You need plug it into a PC and do it from there.
06-21-2018, 02:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 601
Posted By m a x i m u s

Just to close the loop, the problem was they sent...

Just to close the loop, the problem was they sent me the wrong star. They have sent me the correct one and it was simple to put together. I guess I'm not as dumb as I thought.
06-20-2018, 10:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,295
Posted By m a x i m u s

Curt, Not sure if this is helpful since I...

Curt,

Not sure if this is helpful since I did this on a w202, but the fronts were pretty easy. I just disconnected the lower wishbone and removed the spring. Of course, you will also need a spring...
06-20-2018, 01:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,295
Posted By m a x i m u s

Sorry ESR didn't work out. If you are handy, you...

Sorry ESR didn't work out. If you are handy, you could consider installing yourself. I installed springs on my w202 C43 by myself.
06-16-2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,295
Posted By m a x i m u s

Check ESR in Redwood City. This is my friend...

Check ESR in Redwood City. This is my friend Rafael's shop. He also builds and races race cars. Not sure if he has an alignment pad at his shop, but I'm sure he could help you. Tell him Max sent you.
06-15-2018, 11:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,129
Posted By m a x i m u s

Glad to hear it's all fixed and good to go....

Glad to hear it's all fixed and good to go. There's nothing like the pain of waiting for your car to come back from the shop.
06-15-2018, 03:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,122
Posted By m a x i m u s

For the next time, the regular one piece rotors...

For the next time, the regular one piece rotors work fine. You don't have to get the 2 piece. And yes, scotch brite the hub, but honestly, it's not necessary. And yes, you don't have to remove the...
06-14-2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 913
Posted By m a x i m u s

Check your motor mounts and trans mount.

Check your motor mounts and trans mount.
06-12-2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 601
Posted By m a x i m u s

Thanks a lot. From what you tell me, I believe...

Thanks a lot. From what you tell me, I believe they sent me the wrong parts because the basket can't turn and lock into place, as it is barely even large enough in diameter to fill the hole in the...
06-12-2018, 01:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 683
Posted By m a x i m u s

That looks sick. Nice wheels, too!

That looks sick. Nice wheels, too!
06-11-2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 601
Posted By m a x i m u s

55 tech single fin grill question

Hi, guys. I just bought a single fin front grill for my PFL from 55tech. It comes with the star and star holder/basket thingy unassembled. I looked on youtube for a vid, but couldn't find one that...
06-08-2018, 09:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 535
Posted By m a x i m u s

Prob need a new switch.

Prob need a new switch.
06-08-2018, 01:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,705
Posted By m a x i m u s

Alternator. Just had mine replaced after I got...

Alternator. Just had mine replaced after I got the dash warning.
06-06-2018, 10:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,129
Posted By m a x i m u s

My first reaction was, "of course they would do...

My first reaction was, "of course they would do that, they are in the hospitality business." But after a minute, I realized that I have been (negatively) surprised before. Glad to hear they are...
06-06-2018, 10:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 816
Posted By m a x i m u s

But what about a bear claw?

But what about a bear claw?
Forum: Marketplace
06-02-2018, 04:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,313
Posted By m a x i m u s

What is the price? And color?

What is the price? And color?
Forum: Marketplace
06-02-2018, 04:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 589
Posted By m a x i m u s

I'm not seeing the price in this thread. How much...

I'm not seeing the price in this thread. How much are you asking? And are these Steel Grey, and complete mirrors with glass, etc? Thanks.
06-01-2018, 05:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,754
Posted By m a x i m u s

OP, sorry if I missed this somewhere in the post,...

OP, sorry if I missed this somewhere in the post, but even though JL said to remove the center piece, have you tried to put it back on? It might look better than plastidipping. Just a suggestion.
05-28-2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,987
Posted By m a x i m u s

Wouldn't that be due to a collapsed motor mount?

Wouldn't that be due to a collapsed motor mount?
05-27-2018, 05:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 421
Posted By m a x i m u s

I've done something similar, although not as...

I've done something similar, although not as fancy. I store my windshield sun screen in that space.
05-18-2018, 02:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 832
Posted By m a x i m u s

Did you try turning TC off?

Did you try turning TC off?
05-17-2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,720
Posted By m a x i m u s

Lol

Lol
05-17-2018, 02:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 522
Posted By m a x i m u s

If you mean that black B pillar, I believe you...

If you mean that black B pillar, I believe you can buy that piece separately.
05-15-2018, 08:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 442
Posted By m a x i m u s

Totally a guess, but maybe it's the new gas cap....

Totally a guess, but maybe it's the new gas cap. There seems to be some sort of vacuum pressure building up which is making it hard to open.
05-15-2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,462
Posted By m a x i m u s

Shane: the aspect ratio number represents the...

Shane: the aspect ratio number represents the height of the sidewall as a % of the width. That's why the 275 width is 30(%) and the 245 is 35(%).
05-11-2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 885
Posted By m a x i m u s

I'm impressed that you even have that kind of...

I'm impressed that you even have that kind of camera equipment.
05-04-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 537
Posted By m a x i m u s

I didn't use the OEM brackets on mine, I used...

I didn't use the OEM brackets on mine, I used long bolts, washers and nuts. Found the idea in a thread on here.
04-30-2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 532
Posted By m a x i m u s

Thanks, guys. My oil was a little overfilled. I...

Thanks, guys. My oil was a little overfilled. I removed some and now the car sounds better.
04-27-2018, 06:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 532
Posted By m a x i m u s

Semi-stupid Q re exhaust sound

Hi, guys.

I had my car fully serviced at my indy shop (motor oil and filter, trans, coolant, brake fluid, steering fluid, etc), and I swear that my exhaust sound (while driving only, start up bark...
04-21-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 493
Posted By m a x i m u s

I had my car fully serviced about a month ago...

I had my car fully serviced about a month ago from the indy shop I've been going to for over a decade, and noticed that the cost of trans fluid went way up also.
04-17-2018, 01:38 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,327
Posted By m a x i m u s

Looking really nice, man.

Looking really nice, man.
03-27-2018, 12:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 631
Posted By m a x i m u s

Interesting. I've actually never traded a car in...

Interesting. I've actually never traded a car in before. This is good info to know.
03-26-2018, 11:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 631
Posted By m a x i m u s

If the dealership gives you 32K for your trade,...

If the dealership gives you 32K for your trade, then that's close to 35K when you consider the sales tax savings. If you don't want to deal with a private sale, then I'd say just trade it in and...
02-18-2018, 04:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,915
Posted By m a x i m u s

I was looking at used G wagens, until the new one...

I was looking at used G wagens, until the new one got announced. Started gaining interest in the AMG GTS, or a Porsche GT4.
01-27-2018, 01:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,976
Posted By m a x i m u s

Looks great, OP. Rears are 275/35/18?

Looks great, OP. Rears are 275/35/18?
01-27-2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 398
Posted By m a x i m u s

I'm sure it's a combo of profit margin on parts...

I'm sure it's a combo of profit margin on parts and not wanting to deal with unknowns. They want to work on what they know, so they want to use known parts from sources they trust.
01-25-2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 628
Posted By m a x i m u s

Could be a small hole in your radiator or a hose....

Could be a small hole in your radiator or a hose. How's your coolant level?
01-24-2018, 11:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,021
Posted By m a x i m u s

+1. Weistec themselves told me the same thing.

+1. Weistec themselves told me the same thing.
01-15-2018, 02:41 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 13,962
Posted By m a x i m u s

I wonder if the car was stolen. But then again,...

I wonder if the car was stolen. But then again, doing burnouts in Times Square in a stolen car is probably not the smartest thing to do.
01-12-2018, 07:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 898
Posted By m a x i m u s

I did the same, except I went into the glove box...

I did the same, except I went into the glove box through the iPod integration kit hole on the side behind the panel, and then plugged into the outlet inside the glove box. No visible wires (hanging...
01-12-2018, 03:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 898
Posted By m a x i m u s

+1. Not sure if G Money means the cig outlet or...

+1. Not sure if G Money means the cig outlet or the cig wires, but I have mine plugged into the outlet in the glove box. Turns on and off with the ignition, and no wire splicing.
12-30-2017, 10:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,024
Posted By m a x i m u s

I personally wouldn't be worried. It is...

I personally wouldn't be worried. It is important, though, to either have an independent MB mechanic you trust or the ability to work on the car yourself (ie, avoid the dealership after warranty...
12-30-2017, 06:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,024
Posted By m a x i m u s

If you are looking to just get out of your C63 bc...

If you are looking to just get out of your C63 bc of its age and bc the factory warranty is ending, then I don't see why not. But I wouldn't compare the w205 C43 with your C63. It's not apples to...
12-27-2017, 06:19 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,882
Posted By m a x i m u s

Just got a letter from MBUSA. Replacement parts...

Just got a letter from MBUSA. Replacement parts should be available 3/2018 for Group 4.
12-23-2017, 06:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 564
Posted By m a x i m u s

Tranny mounts or drive shaft going bad.

Tranny mounts or drive shaft going bad.
12-06-2017, 08:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 668
Posted By m a x i m u s

I also had a beep like that but much slower...

I also had a beep like that but much slower tempo. I haven't checked recently to see if it still beeps, but this was 3 years ago and the car still is fine, FYI.
11-22-2017, 11:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,439
Posted By m a x i m u s

I personally would put the black one on the...

I personally would put the black one on the ashtray and the silver one on the trim.
11-21-2017, 07:01 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 96,090
Posted By m a x i m u s

I agree that checking the oil level in this car...

I agree that checking the oil level in this car is a major PITA. My readings are always inconsistent, and it takes forever for the level to change when I add oil.
10-23-2017, 01:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 556
Posted By m a x i m u s

My door arm rests look like the same material as...

My door arm rests look like the same material as the seats. I actually use the same leather cleaner on both. I think Lude was referring to the center console as being plastic, BTW.
10-20-2017, 02:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,885
Posted By m a x i m u s

Damn, nice! Congrats!

Damn, nice! Congrats!
10-20-2017, 02:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,257
Posted By m a x i m u s

I had my car detailed for the first time this...

I had my car detailed for the first time this past June. Not sure if it was leather conditioner or air freshener spray, but my car had that new Benz smell for weeks afterwards. I’ll have to ask him...
10-19-2017, 01:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 663
Posted By m a x i m u s

My old Honda Civic used to run hot all the time,...

My old Honda Civic used to run hot all the time, particularly during hot SoCal drives. I used to blast the heater periodically and it definitely lowered he coolant temp. This was decades ago, so I...
10-12-2017, 02:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,089
Posted By m a x i m u s

Lol. That’s a lot of rice!

Lol. That’s a lot of rice!
10-12-2017, 02:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 672
Posted By m a x i m u s

8k is a big difference. If you are only keeping...

8k is a big difference. If you are only keeping it for a year, and if the 2011 is outside the range for the old headbolts (or if they were replaced with the new ones), id get the 2011. Of course,...
10-03-2017, 04:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,804
Posted By m a x i m u s

C63 has a noticeably longer hood bc our engine is...

C63 has a noticeably longer hood bc our engine is noticeably larger. Honestly, I think our cars look somewhat weird with the longer hood. If that chick’s car looks visually balanced from the side,...
09-12-2017, 02:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,084
Posted By m a x i m u s

I run 40 all around.

I run 40 all around.
09-12-2017, 12:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,690
Posted By m a x i m u s

As3 is fine for the street. I had 2 sets in the...

As3 is fine for the street. I had 2 sets in the past. Great wear life.
09-12-2017, 12:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 394
Posted By m a x i m u s

Are you low on fluid?

Are you low on fluid?
09-08-2017, 07:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 880
Posted By m a x i m u s

That's hilarious.

That's hilarious.
09-05-2017, 12:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,120
Posted By m a x i m u s

Since the 204 is old already, I'd say move on to...

Since the 204 is old already, I'd say move on to a completely different car. By the time you buy the 204 C63 in a couple of years, the 205 C63 will have been out for 4 years or so already. But like...
08-15-2017, 04:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 21,524
Posted By m a x i m u s

I always wondered what the "3", etc...

I always wondered what the "3", etc meant!
08-15-2017, 04:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 766
Posted By m a x i m u s

I agree. I the only thing I was impressed with at...

I agree. I the only thing I was impressed with at the track was straight line acceleration. Of course mine is stock except for V5 tune.
08-15-2017, 01:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,018
Posted By m a x i m u s

Not normal, but my tech told me it is harmless.

Not normal, but my tech told me it is harmless.
08-10-2017, 12:52 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,327
Posted By m a x i m u s

Damn, well no wonder it's so stable on track ......

Damn, well no wonder it's so stable on track ... that rear wing is huge! Very nice.
08-09-2017, 02:03 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,327
Posted By m a x i m u s

Nice job, OP. Car looks super stable on the track!

Nice job, OP. Car looks super stable on the track!
08-07-2017, 08:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 739
Posted By m a x i m u s

The older AMG's had plaid. If done right, it...

The older AMG's had plaid. If done right, it probably will look good, but I wouldn't overdo it. Also, I'd hate to not have the alcantara.
08-07-2017, 01:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 751
Posted By m a x i m u s

Our cars ding just as easily as any other car....

Our cars ding just as easily as any other car. But PDR is quick, inexpensive, and readily available.
08-07-2017, 12:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 747
Posted By m a x i m u s

I know everyone has their own preferences and...

I know everyone has their own preferences and makes their own choices, but as a previous owner of the W202 C43, I am flabbergasted that AMG would use the C43 name on the new W205.
08-06-2017, 06:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 323
Posted By m a x i m u s

Are you the original owner of the car? If not,...

Are you the original owner of the car? If not, maybe the previous owner got a new key and for some reason didn't program the ignition bc the car has keyless? I don't have keyless go, so I'm...
08-04-2017, 10:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,105
Posted By m a x i m u s

IIRC mine went at about 10k miles. Previous owner...

IIRC mine went at about 10k miles. Previous owner had the repair done under warranty and it was MB documented (I called MBUSA to check before I bought it).
08-04-2017, 12:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 384
Posted By m a x i m u s

Smoke test. Or spray some brake cleaner and see...

Smoke test. Or spray some brake cleaner and see if the idle changes. I'd start with valve cover gasket, head gasket, PCV.
08-03-2017, 06:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 380
Posted By m a x i m u s

Can't really see from the pic bc it's dark, but...

Can't really see from the pic bc it's dark, but the mufflers are adjustable. If you look under the car, you can rotate at the joints where it meets the exhaust pipes coming off the headers.
08-03-2017, 12:33 AM
08-03-2017, 12:23 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,516
Posted By m a x i m u s

I'm personally thinking to get a G wagen. I live...

I'm personally thinking to get a G wagen. I live in a congested area so never even get to open up the C63, but I still love AMG's. Plus, the G wagen seems to keep its value bc they never change it.
08-03-2017, 12:21 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,516
Posted By m a x i m u s

I was thinking you've had the E for a long time!

I was thinking you've had the E for a long time!
07-30-2017, 11:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 670
Posted By m a x i m u s

I meant mount the plate so it's pointing towards...

I meant mount the plate so it's pointing towards the center of the car versus towards the wheel. There should be multiple mounting points for the plate so you don't have to mount the tow hook exactly...
07-30-2017, 10:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 670
Posted By m a x i m u s

I don't have PDC but from the pics I've seen, I...

I don't have PDC but from the pics I've seen, I believe if you just mount the plate in board then it should be clear.
07-29-2017, 01:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,188
Posted By m a x i m u s

When I saw this I was like, "oh, things are...

When I saw this I was like, "oh, things are getting interesting in here now!", until I realized what the "steel cage room" thread was all about. Lol.
07-27-2017, 10:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,153
Posted By m a x i m u s

Brake dust.

Brake dust.
07-26-2017, 01:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,040
Posted By m a x i m u s

I agree that AMG never should've named the 205...

I agree that AMG never should've named the 205 the C43. Such sacrilege. I mean, come on, there are so many other numbers they could have used.
07-25-2017, 09:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,338
Posted By m a x i m u s

Assuming the tank is full, though. In my rental...

Assuming the tank is full, though. In my rental experience, a lot of times the tank is less than half full.
07-25-2017, 11:04 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,338
Posted By m a x i m u s

76 station on Pico and Barrington in West LA...

76 station on Pico and Barrington in West LA sells 100 octane, FYI.
07-24-2017, 08:53 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,620
Posted By m a x i m u s

Lol!

Lol!
07-24-2017, 01:22 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,622
Posted By m a x i m u s

DD mine as well, as I did my old W202 C43. Of...

DD mine as well, as I did my old W202 C43. Of course, I work from home and if I need to go to me office, it's 1 mile away. But I drive to the gym every day and other errands. Great car. Only...
07-23-2017, 03:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 574
Posted By m a x i m u s

^^^ This could be another reason also. I love the...

^^^ This could be another reason also. I love the GTI. I actually had one in high school and wouldn't mind having the R now.
07-22-2017, 08:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 574
Posted By m a x i m u s

Probably no sunroof to make the chassis more...

Probably no sunroof to make the chassis more rigid, a la the old M3's with the track package.
07-21-2017, 03:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,359
Posted By m a x i m u s

A friend of mine just dumped his M5 for a QF....

A friend of mine just dumped his M5 for a QF. I'll have to ask him how it's going.
07-20-2017, 02:44 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,607
Posted By m a x i m u s

Maybe put the car up on a lift and see if the...

Maybe put the car up on a lift and see if the noise can be replicated.
07-20-2017, 02:03 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,607
Posted By m a x i m u s

This started all of a sudden, or is this car new...

This started all of a sudden, or is this car new to you?
07-20-2017, 01:46 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,607
Posted By m a x i m u s

Does the noise change with driving speed, or is...

Does the noise change with driving speed, or is it constant?
07-20-2017, 01:27 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,607
Posted By m a x i m u s

I've posted this suggestion in the past and it...

I've posted this suggestion in the past and it sounds dumb, but for me it was my passenger seatbelt metal tab hitting against the plastic side of the passenger seat. It only happened when driving bc...
07-20-2017, 01:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 333
Posted By m a x i m u s

I saw some window button decals on eBay or Amazon...

I saw some window button decals on eBay or Amazon (I don't remember), but some reviews weren't the best. Maybe there is something similar for console buttons.
07-19-2017, 06:36 PM
07-18-2017, 09:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,182
Posted By m a x i m u s

Thanks, Mort. I actually had the vendor send me...

Thanks, Mort. I actually had the vendor send me 40mm bolts (they accidentally sent me 44mm).
07-18-2017, 01:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 857
Posted By m a x i m u s

Car looks great. What is the trade in value? $15?

Car looks great. What is the trade in value? $15?
07-17-2017, 02:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,517
Posted By m a x i m u s

For the record, I really do like KOSMOS' clock...

For the record, I really do like KOSMOS' clock mod. My initial reply was not a joke.
07-17-2017, 01:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,532
Posted By m a x i m u s

Agree that it's a write off. Glad you are ok.

Agree that it's a write off. Glad you are ok.
07-16-2017, 04:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,517
Posted By m a x i m u s

Sweet. Count me in on the group buy.

Sweet. Count me in on the group buy.
07-16-2017, 04:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 376
Posted By m a x i m u s

+1. Reboot the phone and re-pair to BT.

+1. Reboot the phone and re-pair to BT.
07-16-2017, 02:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,423
Posted By m a x i m u s

I know it's an old post, Blkrokt will be proud...

I know it's an old post, Blkrokt will be proud that I used the search function, lol! Thanks for the reply. I spacered my car today and now it looks like I need to drop it a smidge (when the wheels...
07-16-2017, 01:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,423
Posted By m a x i m u s

Did you install coilovers or just springs? I'm...

Did you install coilovers or just springs? I'm thinking to lower my car also with H&R springs only, but not sure how much of a drop I would get with my P30 (I've read that the P30 is slightly lower...
07-15-2017, 09:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 278
Posted By m a x i m u s

Thanks.

Thanks.
07-15-2017, 08:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,182
Posted By m a x i m u s

Holy hell, man. You all make it sound so easy to...

Holy hell, man. You all make it sound so easy to cut off a few mm from the bolts, but I give up. Tried a hack saw at first, but that wasn't going anywhere. Then I tried a metal cutting wheel, and...
07-15-2017, 04:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 278
Posted By m a x i m u s

Parking brake shoes

The parking brake is located only on our right rear? Or is it both rears? Thanks.
07-13-2017, 05:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,182
Posted By m a x i m u s

Thanks, Paulcw. Looks great. The sidewall doesn't...

Thanks, Paulcw. Looks great. The sidewall doesn't look as tall as I thought it would. Those are 35 aspect ratio?
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