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Forum: C63/C63S AMG
06-17-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,627
Posted By AlexZTuned

That was me. When I see a Vette in the parking...

That was me. When I see a Vette in the parking lot, itís on like Donkey Kong. Donít be bitter just because you lost. Better luck next time, Gramps.
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
06-10-2019, 08:14 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 16,339
Posted By AlexZTuned

I havenít tried Cup 2ís but theyíre an r-compound...

I havenít tried Cup 2ís but theyíre an r-compound tire so they will be way better than stock PSSís (even in stock sizing). However, Iíd still recommend going up in size if youíre planning on tuning. ...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
06-02-2019, 04:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,074
Posted By AlexZTuned

Honestly, I wouldn't even sweat it. That's a lot...

Honestly, I wouldn't even sweat it. That's a lot for just establishing a relationship with a SA. I don't even think about it when I drop my car off for service (albeit, it's only been in 3 times...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
05-27-2019, 07:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 773
Posted By AlexZTuned

305 PS4Sís work great for me with just a Dinan...

305 PS4Sís work great for me with just a Dinan tune.
I can still induce some 2nd gear wheelspin when torque hits hard down low, but itís very controllable. Third gear feels solid, almost always...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
05-20-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 12,739
Posted By AlexZTuned

Itís honestly more like a 1 hour job. Iíve...

Itís honestly more like a 1 hour job. Iíve installed and reinstalled my Dinan piggyback multiple times in less than an hour.

5 minutes to unplug the negative battery (2 min for me). 10 minutes to...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
05-19-2019, 08:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,549
Posted By AlexZTuned

I thought the PS4Sís were the PSS replacement?...

I thought the PS4Sís were the PSS replacement? Iím surprised PS4Sís arenít standard for MY19 and Ď20.
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
05-05-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 12,481
Posted By AlexZTuned

No loss of sound for me. I still get the cracks...

No loss of sound for me. I still get the cracks and pops like before. I do agree that it feels like the ECU/TCU is still adapting and learning as I drive more. After installing the Dinan tune back,...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
05-03-2019, 09:41 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 12,481
Posted By AlexZTuned

Got this update done when I had my 17' Coupe in...

Got this update done when I had my 17' Coupe in for service. I didn't know about it until the SA ran my VIN and said there were a few updates available. I don't ever dive in auto, but the first thing...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
05-01-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,181
Posted By AlexZTuned

Because it's an AMG? V8's have defined the entire...

Because it's an AMG? V8's have defined the entire brand. There are lots of 6 cylinders that more than outperform the M177, but they lack emotion and sound - that sound and the engine is what...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
04-30-2019, 10:04 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,181
Posted By AlexZTuned

4Matic+ with drift mode is the best of both...

4Matic+ with drift mode is the best of both worlds. These cars already weigh so much with RWD, I don't see any issue with adding 100-150lbs to the curb weight in order to drive the front axles.
...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
04-30-2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,455
Posted By AlexZTuned

Wear and tear is exactly what it is... wear and...

Wear and tear is exactly what it is... wear and tear. In North America, consumables (brakes, tires, steering wheel...which is ridiculous just mentioning) are not covered under the standard factory...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
04-30-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,040
Posted By AlexZTuned

Well, that escalated quickly :y

Well, that escalated quickly :y
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
04-29-2019, 07:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,040
Posted By AlexZTuned

Is that an actual hole punched out of the turbine...

Is that an actual hole punched out of the turbine housing? :eek:

I donít think Iíve seen anything like that before. I was expecting to see a blown compressor or turbine wheel, but it looks like...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
04-27-2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,455
Posted By AlexZTuned

Fellas, I just dropped my 17' Coupe off at the...

Fellas, I just dropped my 17' Coupe off at the dealership for regular maintenance... and they just gave me a 2019 E300 with 280 miles on it. This is absolutely ridiculous. Who can be expected to be...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
04-25-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,903
Posted By AlexZTuned

Exactly this. A sedan is generally going to...

Exactly this. A sedan is generally going to outsell a coupe because it's a more practical car to own, has more space, useable backseats, etc.

The C63S Sedan also came out two years before the...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
04-25-2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,903
Posted By AlexZTuned

The Coupe has the same rear end as the E63S. Very...

The Coupe has the same rear end as the E63S. Very different setup to what's in the sedan. Wider tires, fender flares, better traction during acceleration and cornering despite weighing 100lbs more...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
04-25-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 691
Posted By AlexZTuned

I'd like to see some tubular headers, I'm...

I'd like to see some tubular headers, I'm surprised that people who install big Yabeela and Weistec turbos are still using factory manifolds. There are larger diameter OEM twin-scroll manifolds from...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
04-25-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,455
Posted By AlexZTuned

You talk a lot about time and money, yet youíre...

You talk a lot about time and money, yet youíre on here posting long, drawn out rants.

Please keep this thread open for entertainment purposes :popcorn:
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
04-23-2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 793
Posted By AlexZTuned

Sounds similar to MB dealers that were offering...

Sounds similar to MB dealers that were offering Renntech ECU tunes in-house. I inquired about it years ago and the dealer told me that the ECU warranty would still be void despite offering the tune...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
04-19-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 425
Posted By AlexZTuned

That exhaust pic is from a W204. Here is the W205...

That exhaust pic is from a W204. Here is the W205 diagram - the primary cats are right off the turbochargers (basically in engine bay), and secondaries at the end of the downpipe.

Youíre looking...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
04-18-2019, 08:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 425
Posted By AlexZTuned

Pics? I wouldnít replace the muffler, unless you...

Pics? I wouldnít replace the muffler, unless you want to lose the AMG tone.
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
03-30-2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 619
Posted By AlexZTuned

That looks so meaty. What are the specs on the...

That looks so meaty. What are the specs on the rear wheels?
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
03-28-2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,226
Posted By AlexZTuned

See Porsche 919.

See Porsche 919.
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
03-25-2019, 12:13 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,226
Posted By AlexZTuned

Agree with what everyone else has already said....

Agree with what everyone else has already said. The day the C63 has less cylinders than an M3 is the day AMG dies. If they go down the inline-4 route and this thing still ends up weighing more than a...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
03-16-2019, 11:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 756
Posted By AlexZTuned

Pretty respectable time, that's 2 seconds faster...

Pretty respectable time, that's 2 seconds faster than the last Black Series.
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
03-08-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 37,770
Posted By AlexZTuned

Man, those are by far the prettiest turbos out...

Man, those are by far the prettiest turbos out there for this engine. I know these are custom cast by Yabeela, but are the center sections from Precision Turbo? Dual ball bearing?
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
03-06-2019, 09:12 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 23,764
Posted By AlexZTuned

Several already have. I know of at least 2...

Several already have. I know of at least 2 800+whp C63ís with unopened engines. Just bolt-ons, turbos, and fuel. Stock trans, stock heads and block/internals.

Not saying you wonít break anything...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
03-02-2019, 10:03 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 23,764
Posted By AlexZTuned

It depends on the gear. Coast at 1750 rpm in...

It depends on the gear. Coast at 1750 rpm in first gear and stomp the throttle and tell me how long it takes to light the rear tires up. I donít know about you, but Iím never flooring it at that low...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
03-02-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 886
Posted By AlexZTuned

Weistec has a kit for the M177 which comes with...

Weistec has a kit for the M177 which comes with silicon boots off the turbo outlet to install the dual nozzles, check it out:...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
03-01-2019, 01:22 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 23,764
Posted By AlexZTuned

A 4.0L is only small for a V8, but that doesn't...

A 4.0L is only small for a V8, but that doesn't make it a small engine. That video proves how little lag there actually is... comfort mode, 4th gear rolling in manual at 1500 rpm and there's full...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
02-26-2019, 07:23 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 23,764
Posted By AlexZTuned

Err no, the E63 is a wet sump M177 4.0L just like...

Err no, the E63 is a wet sump M177 4.0L just like the C63. Only the M178 4.0L engines in the GT's have a dry sump. The E63 does have different pistons, air intake, intercoolers, and a twin scroll...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
02-22-2019, 08:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 655
Posted By AlexZTuned

I have 305 PS4S's on my Coupe and it does pretty...

I have 305 PS4S's on my Coupe and it does pretty well with the Dinan tune. I can still get wheel spin in 2nd and 3rd if I'm not peddling it down low in the RPM at peak torque. But overall, it's a...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
02-19-2019, 10:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,938
Posted By AlexZTuned

Exactly. A Turbo S weighs 500+ lbs less than a...

Exactly. A Turbo S weighs 500+ lbs less than a C63S. And Porsche horsepower goes a long way, they have the weight over the rear wheels which makes for awesome traction with their RWD models... an AWD...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
01-25-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,667
Posted By AlexZTuned

I got mine for like $1700 or so shipped brand...

I got mine for like $1700 or so shipped brand new, that's not exactly overpriced garbage when you get a factory matching warranty on the drivetrain.

It's also not slow. I ran 11.5 @ 127 MPH on...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
01-21-2019, 08:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,667
Posted By AlexZTuned

The thing is, you'll be roasting the stock tires...

The thing is, you'll be roasting the stock tires by accident. Just tipping into the throttle at 2500-3000 rpm at low speeds you will light up the tires, the tune adds 150+ ft-lbs torque down low in...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
01-21-2019, 03:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,667
Posted By AlexZTuned

Itís not too good to be true. Turbochargers make...

Itís not too good to be true. Turbochargers make it extremely easy to add power with just a software tune. Add the fact that weíre working with a 4 liter V8, and you have a recipe for huge gains on...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
01-12-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,965
Posted By AlexZTuned

I probably shouldnít of hijacked the thread by...

I probably shouldnít of hijacked the thread by mentioning stock frame/hybrid turbos! Just curious whatís involved in a standard turbo swap for the M177. Yabeela turbos are huge (definitely custom...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
01-11-2019, 07:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,965
Posted By AlexZTuned

Does anyone have an install guide for turbo swaps...

Does anyone have an install guide for turbo swaps (EPC WIS)? I'm curious what's involved and how long it takes. Seems like it wouldn't take long to install stock frame/hybrid turbos with them sitting...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
01-10-2019, 10:24 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 57,341
Posted By AlexZTuned

Good to know, sounds like an OBD-II flash would...

Good to know, sounds like an OBD-II flash would be in my future... I assume boost by gear still works with flashed ECU's?

I'm curious what other features are in the works, an adjustable launch...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
01-10-2019, 09:06 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 57,341
Posted By AlexZTuned

Have you worked with anyone running upgraded...

Have you worked with anyone running upgraded turbos and just JB4 (no back end ECU flash)?

Iíd love to throw on a set of bigger turbos I have laying around, but donít want to ECU tune the car. And...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
12-22-2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,684
Posted By AlexZTuned

GAD does fully built blocks. Crankshaft is more...

GAD does fully built blocks. Crankshaft is more than likely stock, but it definitely has upgraded rods and pistons. Probably has stock heads since redline is still stock.
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
12-17-2018, 12:11 AM
Replies: 395
Views: 57,341
Posted By AlexZTuned

Dinan is an exception as their entire business...

Dinan is an exception as their entire business model revolves around their factory matching drivetrain warranty. They've also been around for nearly four decades, so they're not some fly-by-night...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
12-16-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 57,341
Posted By AlexZTuned

Please don't complain about a product being...

Please don't complain about a product being priced well... I'm sure BMS would be willing to sell you a JB4 for 3x more if you request it. ;)

People in the know understand that these warranties...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
12-15-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 19,942
Posted By AlexZTuned

Every time I drive in the rain I do a dance and...

Every time I drive in the rain I do a dance and say ďplease donít lock up my 4 literĒ and it works like a charm every time. Havenít locked up that motor even once! 😋
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
12-13-2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,582
Posted By AlexZTuned

We've waited a loooong time for this. Between...

We've waited a loooong time for this. Between this hand-held flashing and JB4, I have a new found excitement with this platform! Can't wait to see what people do stacking the two together.

Now I...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
12-10-2018, 03:29 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 57,341
Posted By AlexZTuned

+1!

+1!
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
11-20-2018, 03:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,380
Posted By AlexZTuned

He's saying they can't run in both KPH and MPH....

He's saying they can't run in both KPH and MPH. If you want to get a 100-200 KPH time, BMS needs to create a custom mode in Dragy set as 62 MPH - 124 MPH.
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
11-20-2018, 01:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,491
Posted By AlexZTuned

May be the minority here but I disagree. I think...

May be the minority here but I disagree. I think what weíll see with the W206 are more AMG model variations with different engine configurations. The C63 could be the inline-6 with mild hybrid, while...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
11-19-2018, 05:00 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 22,790
Posted By AlexZTuned

Drag radials should be available as an OEM option...

Drag radials should be available as an OEM option :D

I love how this thread was dead until October/November. And then we see back to back ET and trap speed records being broken with stock turbo's.
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
11-17-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,496
Posted By AlexZTuned

A very low or negative density altitude is 99% of...

A very low or negative density altitude is 99% of the reason he trapped what he did. Low DA/below sea level = denser air = more power. Add race gas to eliminate any possibility of knock or ignition...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
11-16-2018, 08:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,496
Posted By AlexZTuned

A tail wind will not have a significant affect on...

A tail wind will not have a significant affect on trap speed, and denser air certainly won't increase drag by any measurable amount (since we're not talking 1/2 mile or standing mile runs, nor are we...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
11-16-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,496
Posted By AlexZTuned

I believe it. Last week I ran 11.5 @ 127 mph with...

I believe it. Last week I ran 11.5 @ 127 mph with just a Dinan tune and 305 PS4Sís. I could feel the car start pulling timing in the back half of the track (4th gear especially) on every run, and I...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
11-14-2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,394
Posted By AlexZTuned

Between this release and JB4, itís is an exciting...

Between this release and JB4, itís is an exciting time for this platform!
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
11-11-2018, 01:21 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 22,790
Posted By AlexZTuned

Made it out to the track tonight, finally had...

Made it out to the track tonight, finally had some cool dry weather in Texas.

My only mods are a Dinan tune and 305 Pilot Sport 4S's on the rear. Full weight Coupe with a 1/4 tank gas.

11.5 @...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
11-09-2018, 09:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,261
Posted By AlexZTuned

Install a pair of 66mm turbos with external...

Install a pair of 66mm turbos with external wastegate dumps and turn it up to 35 psi.
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
10-29-2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 395
Views: 57,341
Posted By AlexZTuned

Yes, Dinan uses 4 connections. Two MAP sensor...

Yes, Dinan uses 4 connections. Two MAP sensor connections, and two boost pressure sensor connections. There are also a few piggybacks out there that have a 5th connector for the camshaft position...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
10-29-2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 312
Posted By AlexZTuned

Correct, MY2015ís do not have the performance...

Correct, MY2015ís do not have the performance meters like HP/Torque, G-Meter, etc. (only MY2016+).
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
10-28-2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 42,534
Posted By AlexZTuned

The OEM black chrome looks the best - itís in...

The OEM black chrome looks the best - itís in between the full chrome and the blacked out one. Iíd rather wait for that OEM piece to become available to retrofit.

...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
10-27-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 57,341
Posted By AlexZTuned

Mostly because I donít want catless downpipes so...

Mostly because I donít want catless downpipes so it seems lIke JB4ís adjustability would work with a mild upgraded turbo setup (600 whp on pump gas). I know theoretically bolting on upgraded turbos...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
10-26-2018, 06:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,025
Posted By AlexZTuned

I know the interior sound is now supplemented...

I know the interior sound is now supplemented with sound from the speakers like the E63S (which, as much as I hate to admit, sounds great inside), but I can definitely tell the exhaust is quieter...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
10-26-2018, 06:10 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 57,341
Posted By AlexZTuned

I know this is probably a bit premature to ask,...

I know this is probably a bit premature to ask, but could I use JB4 with upgraded turbos? Iím not looking to extract every last bit of power, just something conservative on pump gas and stock...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
10-25-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 631
Posted By AlexZTuned

Have you upgraded pads and fluid?

Have you upgraded pads and fluid?
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
09-28-2018, 09:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 613
Posted By AlexZTuned

Distronic is what youíre paying for. Autonomous...

Distronic is what youíre paying for. Autonomous cruise control is a really nice feature on highways, especially in traffic jams. Itís makes stop and go traffic way less stressful when you can let the...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
09-25-2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 395
Views: 57,341
Posted By AlexZTuned

This is the same style intake that PP-Performance...

This is the same style intake that PP-Performance made a few years ago - although theirs had additional heat shielding around the open filters.
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
09-18-2018, 09:30 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 57,341
Posted By AlexZTuned

Sign me up.

Sign me up.
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
09-17-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,061
Posted By AlexZTuned

Of those options, the Macan is by far the best...

Of those options, the Macan is by far the best driving SUV by a long shot. GLC63S has the best engine, but the interior is a bit dated already and the high cost would make me consider other options...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
09-13-2018, 08:57 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,619
Posted By AlexZTuned

I appreciate the insight. I get that weather in...

I appreciate the insight. I get that weather in Central Texas can get bad, but donít disregard the hurricanes and storms that hit the Northeast. Remember Hurricane Sandy? The Atlantic gets some...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
09-11-2018, 06:39 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,619
Posted By AlexZTuned

I’m originally from the north east (New York and...

I’m originally from the north east (New York and Boston) and the wet weather conditions are much worse than in Austin. Big rain storms, snow, ice, etc. In my 30+ years of living on the East Coast, I...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
09-10-2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,619
Posted By AlexZTuned

Your experience isnít relevant because your car...

Your experience isnít relevant because your car isnít a W205 C63. Different car, engine, and intake design. Apples to oranges.
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
09-10-2018, 08:53 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,619
Posted By AlexZTuned

Itís your word against everyone elseís. Youíre...

Itís your word against everyone elseís. Youíre the only person that was there to witness it. Youíre also the only person to publicly claim (and monetize) this happening on a W205 C63. Where are all...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
09-09-2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,619
Posted By AlexZTuned

The only way to hydrolock an engine is to drive...

The only way to hydrolock an engine is to drive through a pool of water deep enough to submerge the intakes. Weíre taking at least 3 feet deep of water.

Just use basic common sense. Driving in the...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
09-07-2018, 10:09 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,619
Posted By AlexZTuned

Itís the same if you hydrolock ANY engine. It...

Itís the same if you hydrolock ANY engine. It doesnít matter how much water got in, once itís locked up itís done. Especially on an AMG where itís hand built, itís not exactly an easy fix when the...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
09-02-2018, 02:37 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,249
Posted By AlexZTuned

Well, you certainly don't need more power. You...

Well, you certainly don't need more power. You could run the same tires as the ZL1. The Camaro runs on 305mm Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R tires which are R-compounds for track. My 305mm Michelin PS4S's...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
09-01-2018, 09:34 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,249
Posted By AlexZTuned

Alright fellas, I actually made it out to the...

Alright fellas, I actually made it out to the drag strip today at San Antonio Raceway (now Alamo City Motorplex) to test out my launch with the Dinan tune and the 305's for the first time. I was...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
09-01-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,249
Posted By AlexZTuned

I drive in manual 99% of the time. I came from 15...

I drive in manual 99% of the time. I came from 15 years or driving turbocharged manual cars, so I canít help but want to control every gear shift.

The solution is... get r-compounds or drag...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
09-01-2018, 08:05 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,249
Posted By AlexZTuned

Youíre grasping for straws here. I understand...

Youíre grasping for straws here. I understand wanting to justify your purchase and convince yourself you have the best, but letís be real.

Look at Dinanís dyno chart and see how ďsmoothĒ the stock...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
08-31-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 456
Posted By AlexZTuned

Go with the cheapest CF manufacturer you can...

Go with the cheapest CF manufacturer you can find. Or the most expensive. It seems that chances are, they're both the same.

Really though, there are many people with CF parts that are extremely...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
08-31-2018, 06:27 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,686
Posted By AlexZTuned

I'd have to agree with Nova. Maybe if Dinan had...

I'd have to agree with Nova. Maybe if Dinan had more updates or new product offerings to support the C63S they would have more interest. Right now, you only buy Dinan if you want to stay stage 1...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
08-31-2018, 06:15 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,249
Posted By AlexZTuned

DRGG, just look at the size of the stock...

DRGG, just look at the size of the stock turbochargers and you'll see what AMG's intention was with this engine - they die off up top and are sized/built for low end torque. No amount of tuning is...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
08-31-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,249
Posted By AlexZTuned

Check back in with us in a few months of running...

Check back in with us in a few months of running the tune and your stock tires have more heat cycles in them. Youíre one of the only people Iíve ever heard who owns this car say a tune actually...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
08-31-2018, 08:48 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,249
Posted By AlexZTuned

Iím not sure where you guys are getting this...

Iím not sure where you guys are getting this low-end torque decrease with a tune theory. Just look at the dyno chart posted here and compare the stock torque curve vs tuned. The tuned curve makes...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
08-31-2018, 01:08 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,686
Posted By AlexZTuned

That was a dumb rumor spread by a C43 owner who...

That was a dumb rumor spread by a C43 owner who has a JB4 on this forum. He said he heard from BMS themselves about C63S development, but was just stupidly just assuming it was coming since both the...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
08-30-2018, 09:49 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,686
Posted By AlexZTuned

Considering itís been over a year since the last...

Considering itís been over a year since the last post, Iíd venture to say they werenít successful.
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
08-29-2018, 08:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,753
Posted By AlexZTuned

The problem is once you feel that extra boost...

The problem is once you feel that extra boost come on, when it rips on highways and hooks, itís impossible to go back to stock after feeling that. Going back to stock tune would feel so anemic.
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
08-29-2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,753
Posted By AlexZTuned

Stock power is fine with traction. Itís when you...

Stock power is fine with traction. Itís when you add +100 ft-lbs torque with a tune that traction becomes an issue. We have small, fast spooling turbos that are sized for low end torque - when youíre...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
08-28-2018, 09:30 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,753
Posted By AlexZTuned

Yes, I test drove the C63S Sedan (and an M4)...

Yes, I test drove the C63S Sedan (and an M4) before I bought the Coupe. I almost bought the Sedan right then and there, but instead put down a deposit for the first Coupe allocation the dealer had...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
08-27-2018, 08:58 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,753
Posted By AlexZTuned

Yea, seriously? haha Comfort mode dials...

Yea, seriously? haha

Comfort mode dials things down a bit, but 90% of my driving is done with comfort suspension (with everything else in Race). Sport and Sport+ suspension is way too stiff for...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
08-27-2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,753
Posted By AlexZTuned

I felt it rides better and is more compliant on...

I felt it rides better and is more compliant on bumps. The chassis is much more composed, which gives me a huge amount of confidence. I actually felt more comfortable in the 991.2 Carrera than my...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
08-27-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,753
Posted By AlexZTuned

I have no interest in 991 Turbos. The 991.2...

I have no interest in 991 Turbos. The 991.2 Carrera with the twin-turbo 3.0L flat-6 is where itís at. Theyíre super tunable, sound great, are happy and worthwhile to rev out to redline, can even be...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
08-23-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,753
Posted By AlexZTuned

I want a 991.2 :)

I want a 991.2 :)
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
08-22-2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,753
Posted By AlexZTuned

I almost gave up on this car and sold it after...

I almost gave up on this car and sold it after tuning it. I hated the fact that it actually made the car slower by adding all that torque and power... it pretty much ruined the driving experience for...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
08-21-2018, 03:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 458
Posted By AlexZTuned

Sunroofs are standard on all US-spec C63S Coupe's...

Sunroofs are standard on all US-spec C63S Coupe's as well. I think only MY2015 C63S Sedans had the option for no pano-roof.

I originally didn't want the added weight on the pano roof with the...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
08-20-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,001
Posted By AlexZTuned

Fair enough. Just keep in mind, you donít see any...

Fair enough. Just keep in mind, you donít see any automotive publications performing instrumented tests at a drag strip. They all use GPS-based tools to measure acceleration (V-Box).
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
08-20-2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,001
Posted By AlexZTuned

Iíve personally tested Dragy at the dragstrip to...

Iíve personally tested Dragy at the dragstrip to compare its accuracy and itís 99.9% accurate. 10ghz GPS with accelerometers (to verify slope) is insanely accurate... weíre talking within hundreds...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
08-16-2018, 09:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 553
Posted By AlexZTuned

If you want a custom tune, go with whoever is the...

If you want a custom tune, go with whoever is the most credible, proven tuner that's local to you. Especially if they're within driving distance. A place that doesn't specialize in AMG's is not a...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
08-16-2018, 08:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,458
Posted By AlexZTuned

I don't recall where I read it, but you can see...

I don't recall where I read it, but you can see it in one of the launch/press pictures when they announced the W205 Sedan:

http://i58.tinypic.com/346vy9l.jpg
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
08-13-2018, 09:10 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 16,339
Posted By AlexZTuned

Happy to hear, enjoy! :y

Happy to hear, enjoy! :y
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
08-12-2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,458
Posted By AlexZTuned

And yes, as previously mentioned, trying to drop...

And yes, as previously mentioned, trying to drop weight on this fat pig is going down a rabbit hole. My Coupe weighed 4030lbs at the drag strip with half a tank of gas. Thatís getting very close to...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
08-12-2018, 01:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,458
Posted By AlexZTuned

The W205 C63S already comes with a carbon fiber...

The W205 C63S already comes with a carbon fiber driveshaft - although itís still a 2-piece unit. So probably not a ton of weight savings left there.

A lightweight lithium battery (as long as it...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
08-08-2018, 07:53 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,249
Posted By AlexZTuned

So does every other piggyback. How else are you...

So does every other piggyback. How else are you going to make power if youíre not adjusting boost, timing and AFR? All piggybacks work the same by intercepting sensor signals that trick the ECU into...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
08-05-2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,268
Posted By AlexZTuned

Probably means the plug fouled out from running...

Probably means the plug fouled out from running rich.
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
08-03-2018, 05:34 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 37,770
Posted By AlexZTuned

They're $8500 new. Not asking close to that, but...

They're $8500 new. Not asking close to that, but thanks.
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
08-03-2018, 03:14 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 37,770
Posted By AlexZTuned

I have a set of Stage 2 turbos for sale if anyone...

I have a set of Stage 2 turbos for sale if anyone is interested. Compressor and turbine upgrades, capable of 700 whp. PM me if interested, theyíre pre-owned at a great price.
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
08-01-2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,041
Posted By AlexZTuned

I don't think there were many (if any at all)...

I don't think there were many (if any at all) C63S's in the states that shipped with Audio 20 instead of Command. Apple CarPlay is cool, but there's no way I'm replacing the entire Mercedes UI for...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
07-27-2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,481
Posted By AlexZTuned

Sounds like you need an ASR module or a secondary...

Sounds like you need an ASR module or a secondary cat delete. I'm sure Mercedes would have modified the exhaust on the facelift if it was more cost effective than pumping fake exhaust sounds through...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
07-27-2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,481
Posted By AlexZTuned

This makes me deeply sad. I immediately noticed...

This makes me deeply sad. I immediately noticed that pronounced induction because it sounded identical to the new E63S from the inside.

Who needs an ASR module when you can just crank fake engine...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
07-26-2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,481
Posted By AlexZTuned

Weíll have to wait for instrumented and...

Weíll have to wait for instrumented and independent testing to confirm. Mercedes still quotes the same 0-60 figures as the pre-facelift. And who knows what tires were fitted to these press cars......
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
07-25-2018, 07:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,481
Posted By AlexZTuned

Why would that be more fun? With the 7 speed, you...

Why would that be more fun? With the 7 speed, you rip through 1-3 gears at rapid speed and with the 9 speed, you're still breaking the speed limit at the end of 3rd gear. Same number of pops and...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
07-25-2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,481
Posted By AlexZTuned

Yea why didn't Mercedes make a bigger deal in...

Yea why didn't Mercedes make a bigger deal in pointing out a new 9 stage traction control ala GTR? Personally, of all the updates to the facelift, that's the most exciting feature to me. The...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
07-21-2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 622
Posted By AlexZTuned

:y https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=b4Xjtrv8VKs

:y

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=b4Xjtrv8VKs
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
07-20-2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 575
Views: 51,914
Posted By AlexZTuned

Yes, there are two h-pipes in the exhaust (only...

Yes, there are two h-pipes in the exhaust (only the first has a valve). It's purely for sound design. True dual exhausts (no crossover pipe), h-pipes, and x-pipes each generate very different exhaust...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
07-20-2018, 06:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 622
Posted By AlexZTuned

Ok, so that confirms limp mode via exhaust...

Ok, so that confirms limp mode via exhaust valves. You need to have those exhaust valves plugged back into the motors of the stock AMG mufflers (if you intend on returning back to stock), or you need...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
07-20-2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 622
Posted By AlexZTuned

Did you have the AMG performance exhaust with the...

Did you have the AMG performance exhaust with the exhaust button to switch modes?

Sounds like you got tricked into doing a full custom catback for no reason whatsoever (well, other than generating...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
07-17-2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,844
Posted By AlexZTuned

Havenít run it with Dinan yet. The added low end...

Havenít run it with Dinan yet. The added low end torque and power made it unuseable on the street with stock tires, so I threw on 305 PS4Sís on the rear which has helped tremendously.

My before...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
07-16-2018, 07:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,844
Posted By AlexZTuned

I ran it bone stock in April of last year with...

I ran it bone stock in April of last year with only 1500 or so miles on it. I didnít have Dinan installed until this year. I have a post somewhere on the forums when I ran it.
...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
07-16-2018, 03:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,226
Posted By AlexZTuned

Never. 95% of the time, Iím in Race Mode with...

Never. 95% of the time, Iím in Race Mode with comfort suspension and manual shifting.

On longer highway drives or traffic, I stick it in comfort mode (with auto stop/start disabled).

Rarely, I...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
07-16-2018, 02:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,844
Posted By AlexZTuned

Royal Purple Raceway in Houston, TX for the 11.1...

Royal Purple Raceway in Houston, TX for the 11.1 run Eurocharged did on tune + DPís.

I ran 11.6 @ 121mph stock (highest trap was 122), at New England Dragway in New Hampshire.
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
07-14-2018, 11:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,844
Posted By AlexZTuned

I ran 11.6 bone stock, full weight, stock tires....

I ran 11.6 bone stock, full weight, stock tires. Plenty of tune and DP only C63's are running 11.1-11.2 1/4 mile on pump gas. 10.9 is definitely possible with drag radials, full bolt-ons, and a tune...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
07-12-2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,268
Posted By AlexZTuned

Octane isnít your problem. If anything, just keep...

Octane isnít your problem. If anything, just keep topping off with more gas as you drive to dilute the fuel cleaner. I would not take the advice of beating the hell out of the car, in fact, Iíd do...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
07-09-2018, 01:25 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 35,155
Posted By AlexZTuned

So for the non-computer techs, are there any...

So for the non-computer techs, are there any stand out features or benefits to accessing this? Enabling video while driving and thatís it so far?

Iíd love to see some stuff around the car...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
07-09-2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,034
Posted By AlexZTuned

Just larger exhaust tips which are cosmetic only,...

Just larger exhaust tips which are cosmetic only, no changes to the exhaust itself. I think this is probably a poor recording.
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
07-08-2018, 04:03 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,533
Posted By AlexZTuned

Funny I noticed the wipers were skipping on my...

Funny I noticed the wipers were skipping on my Coupe earlier today when it started to sprinkle a little bit. I figured it was because it was a small sprinkle and the windshield was still pretty dry....
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
07-04-2018, 09:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,292
Posted By AlexZTuned

Donít use dyno mode on the street... itís for...

Donít use dyno mode on the street... itís for rolling roads only and will disable more than just your traction (ABS will be disabled). Definitely not recommended.

With traction fully off, there...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
07-04-2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,292
Posted By AlexZTuned

More than likely youíre in ESP Sport, not...

More than likely youíre in ESP Sport, not traction fully off. Hold down the ESP button like mentioned, and youíll fully disable traction control.
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
07-01-2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 19,027
Posted By AlexZTuned

Is Chrometec using the new OEM grill or is this...

Is Chrometec using the new OEM grill or is this another aftermarket version? I must say the grill looks much better on the pre-facelift cars with the original headlights.
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
06-22-2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 443
Posted By AlexZTuned

Curious why you would need this unless youíre...

Curious why you would need this unless youíre highly modified and getting excessive oil blow by. I havenít seen that issue with PS2 turbo builds and those are putting out 650+whp.
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
06-21-2018, 10:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 674
Posted By AlexZTuned

Two that I recall were making around 650whp and...

Two that I recall were making around 650whp and had drag radials on the rear. Running mid-10ís at around 131-133 mph. I think cutting a 1.5 60ft with drag radials on a sticky track may have had...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
06-21-2018, 03:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 674
Posted By AlexZTuned

No diff upgrades are available. Non-Sís (pre-2019...

No diff upgrades are available. Non-Sís (pre-2019 model year) get a mechanical diff while the Sís get an E-diff.

Iíve only heard of a few people that have busted their diffs, but they were all on...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
06-21-2018, 03:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,953
Posted By AlexZTuned

You can unplug the Dinan piggyback from the...

You can unplug the Dinan piggyback from the harness and plug in the bypass plug in its place in less than a minute, it should have been included when you bought the piggy. Just leave the harness...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
06-17-2018, 02:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 793
Posted By AlexZTuned

I don't want to pile on, because I love my C63S...

I don't want to pile on, because I love my C63S Coupe... a lot. But, I just don't see myself buying the W206 as its replacement. Not because it'll be a hybrid, in fact I see that as a HUGE bonus...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
06-15-2018, 10:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,530
Posted By AlexZTuned

Sanch my man... V6? Flat six! ;) Iím...

Sanch my man... V6? Flat six! ;)

Iím probably going to pickup a 991.2 to replace the C63S. The base Carreraís are a steal right now and the Sís are going to drop hard once the 992ís come out.

I...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
06-13-2018, 07:48 PM
Replies: 575
Views: 51,914
Posted By AlexZTuned

I appreciate you're trying to help, but you can't...

I appreciate you're trying to help, but you can't compare your exhaust to what we have on the C63. This is an entirely different drivetrain, engine programming... We obviously have a different...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
06-13-2018, 07:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,209
Posted By AlexZTuned

I've driven a B8 RS4 and owned a B5 S4 for over a...

I've driven a B8 RS4 and owned a B5 S4 for over a decade in various states of tune (350 HP-700+ HP). I haven't driven this latest RS4, but based on my previous drives and the fact that the engine...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
06-13-2018, 05:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,209
Posted By AlexZTuned

The RS5 is the complete opposite of an engaging...

The RS5 is the complete opposite of an engaging drive. I like Audiís, but their RS cars are so soft and boring. Yes, AWD rocks off the line, but itís a one-trick pony. Theyíre all understeerey, a...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
06-13-2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,530
Posted By AlexZTuned

Yes, the C63 BS seems unlikely this generation,...

Yes, the C63 BS seems unlikely this generation, but there will be a C63R to compete with the BMW M3/M4 GTS (or maybe a tier lower against the CS).

Itíll be the last hurrah for the W205, so weíre...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
06-11-2018, 09:48 PM
Replies: 575
Views: 51,914
Posted By AlexZTuned

Yea it's odd, I tested the sim on the h-pipe...

Yea it's odd, I tested the sim on the h-pipe valve to force it open. I tested the idle and it still gets quieter the harder you press on the brake. So either the ECU is controlling and overriding the...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
06-11-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 575
Views: 51,914
Posted By AlexZTuned

In Sport+ and Race with the OEM exhaust button...

In Sport+ and Race with the OEM exhaust button on, I canít hear any difference at idle either. But I can physically see the valves opening fully when I switch it with the ASR. Sport+ and Race mode...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
06-11-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,913
Posted By AlexZTuned

Is this car getting upgraded clutch packs? ...

Is this car getting upgraded clutch packs?

Also, Iím curious if you guys have any plans on using the new G-Series Garrett turbos. The G25-550 and the G25-660 are probably the highest flowing most...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
06-11-2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 575
Views: 51,914
Posted By AlexZTuned

Itís relatively straight forward. With the car...

Itís relatively straight forward. With the car off and not powered (key not in ACC), pop your trunk and then lock the car with your MB keyfob. If it doesnít lock, donít worry. Move the MB keys away...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
06-11-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 575
Views: 51,914
Posted By AlexZTuned

You may want to try uninstalling, drive around...

You may want to try uninstalling, drive around with the OEM valve programming for a bit, and then re-installing the ASR (obviously be sure to follow the sleep procedure when installing). When you...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
06-10-2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 575
Views: 51,914
Posted By AlexZTuned

So I reinstalled the ASR module last night and...

So I reinstalled the ASR module last night and tested it and everything is working properly now. Stock open and ASR open buttons are working as intended, and I wonít even bother touching or testing...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
06-10-2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 16,339
Posted By AlexZTuned

I run 32 psi rear/34 psi front with 305ís in the...

I run 32 psi rear/34 psi front with 305ís in the rear and it feels great. I ran that pressure on the stock tires as well and it hooked up nicely.
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
06-09-2018, 08:58 PM
Replies: 575
Views: 51,914
Posted By AlexZTuned

If you have a 2016 or later, you can see it on...

If you have a 2016 or later, you can see it on the HP/TQ display in Dynamic Select. There is no warning/message or even a fault code (because it's a soft fault). The HP will be capped at 350 HP on...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
06-09-2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 575
Views: 51,914
Posted By AlexZTuned

Ok, so quick update. I unplugged the ASR and went...

Ok, so quick update. I unplugged the ASR and went back to stock and everything is back to normal now (no more limp mode). With the unit unplugged, the OEM/Stock setting with the exhaust button on now...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
06-09-2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 575
Views: 51,914
Posted By AlexZTuned

Ok guys, I feel the need to post an update on my...

Ok guys, I feel the need to post an update on my ASR module. I have a 17' Coupe and the module which has worked perfectly up until today.

Now, when I click between "Stock/OEM" and "Fully Open" and...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
06-09-2018, 12:20 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,331
Posted By AlexZTuned

He works as head aerodynamics engineer at...

He works as head aerodynamics engineer at Mercedes-AMG... in his head.
06-07-2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,526
Posted By AlexZTuned

Thanks for the laugh. You want to talk logic?...

Thanks for the laugh. You want to talk logic? You're posting in the wrong sub-forum (2015+ C63S), even after multiple people guided you to the correct place to post? Then you become hostile and...
06-07-2018, 02:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,526
Posted By AlexZTuned

Itís sarcasm. My mistake, your 37k AMG is the...

Itís sarcasm. My mistake, your 37k AMG is the same as a base model CLA with a few options. Look, the reason youíre getting these responses is because 1. Youíre asking very specific questions about a...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
06-07-2018, 12:20 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 15,644
Posted By AlexZTuned

Itís a soft code so it will not trigger a CEL....

Itís a soft code so it will not trigger a CEL. And yes, my HP/TQ gauge shows full power (and I have a Dinan tune).
06-07-2018, 07:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,526
Posted By AlexZTuned

And this is what happens when W204ís get cheaper...

And this is what happens when W204ís get cheaper to buy than a brand new Civic...

Go to the W204 forum and good riddance. Jeez.

PS: I hope your piggy bank is full when the headbolts snap on...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
06-07-2018, 07:29 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 15,644
Posted By AlexZTuned

Reinstalling the sims again is not going to...

Reinstalling the sims again is not going to magically clear the soft code thatís now stored in your ECU. Generally, once youíre in limp mode, youíre at the mercy of a dealer (or a shop with the...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
06-05-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,964
Posted By AlexZTuned

Have fun with RaceChip, that company is a joke. I...

Have fun with RaceChip, that company is a joke. I tried them before Dinan, they sent me two units - both had no effect on the car. In fact, the first unit they sent was loaded with the wrong file and...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
06-04-2018, 07:56 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 15,644
Posted By AlexZTuned

Did you follow the install instructions I posted?...

Did you follow the install instructions I posted? Or did you just unplug the plugs?

1. Park and lock vehicle. Determine the range of the keys (pro-tip: I put the keys in a Faraday cage to easily...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
06-02-2018, 09:55 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 15,644
Posted By AlexZTuned

You need to jack the car up a bit to reach the...

You need to jack the car up a bit to reach the h-pipe valve. The two rear valves are easy to get to.

Here's a pic of an AMG performance exhaust exhaust someone posted on here, I just highlighted...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
06-01-2018, 08:24 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 15,644
Posted By AlexZTuned

Quick update. I just installed the sim on the...

Quick update. I just installed the sim on the h-pipe valve and gave it a test. Unfortunately, I don’t think it made any difference. Any increased volume I hear is more than likely placebo, and...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
06-01-2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,507
Posted By AlexZTuned

Itís not adjustable but that would be a great...

Itís not adjustable but that would be a great feature to have if a tuner can figure it out.
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
06-01-2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 575
Views: 51,914
Posted By AlexZTuned

Alright guys, I just installed the sim on the...

Alright guys, I just installed the sim on the h-pipe valve and gave it a test. Unfortunately, I donít think it made any difference. Any increased volume I hear is more than likely placebo, and...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
06-01-2018, 08:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 399
Posted By AlexZTuned

We have air-to-water intercoolers. Maybe you...

We have air-to-water intercoolers. Maybe you could spray the heat exchangers to cool the water? If youíre really keen to add something, look into a killer chiller (using the AC to chill the IC...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
05-31-2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,807
Posted By AlexZTuned

Subscribed :y

Subscribed :y
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
05-31-2018, 12:10 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,331
Posted By AlexZTuned

So AMG only cares about protecting their high...

So AMG only cares about protecting their high dollar AMG customers... who cares about the peasants driving their $90k C63S's. Also, that should not cost a dime out of any owners pockets. This should...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
05-31-2018, 12:05 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,331
Posted By AlexZTuned

This is a very common occurrence on the F80/F82...

This is a very common occurrence on the F80/F82 M3/M4. They have a horizontally mounted oil cooler below the front bumper that gets nailed by any rocks, debris, etc.
...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
05-27-2018, 07:52 PM
Replies: 575
Views: 51,914
Posted By AlexZTuned

So I got my ASR yesterday and installed it today....

So I got my ASR yesterday and installed it today. Sounds just like it did when I had the sims installed, so nothing new to report other than it still sounds badass. At low speeds in the parking lot...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
05-25-2018, 10:24 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 15,644
Posted By AlexZTuned

If the electronics are not asleep and you...

If the electronics are not asleep and you disconnect the plug, or the car wakes up while the plug is disconnected, the ECU may throw a code which reduces engine power. This is for safety, because if...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
05-23-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 682
Posted By AlexZTuned

Sedans are assembled at the factory in Alabama,...

Sedans are assembled at the factory in Alabama, while Coupes are assembled in Germany.
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
05-22-2018, 08:11 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 15,644
Posted By AlexZTuned

I'll be trying this out once my ASR module gets...

I'll be trying this out once my ASR module gets here.
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
05-22-2018, 06:09 PM
Replies: 575
Views: 51,914
Posted By AlexZTuned

Yep, mines in Jersey too.

Yep, mines in Jersey too.
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
05-21-2018, 07:42 PM
Replies: 575
Views: 51,914
Posted By AlexZTuned

That's really odd only 2018's are affected, I...

That's really odd only 2018's are affected, I think you guys should reach out to Daniel. If the valves are physically and visually wide open, I don't understand why there isn't that obvious increase...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
05-20-2018, 10:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,509
Posted By AlexZTuned

I posted this before, so I'll just copy and paste...

I posted this before, so I'll just copy and paste here:

All of this comes from MB's official DOG (dealer ordering guides):

C63S vs. C63:

- Front bumper A-Wing is painted black on the C63S...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
05-19-2018, 01:07 PM
Replies: 575
Views: 51,914
Posted By AlexZTuned

Like I've mentioned, I've been driving around...

Like I've mentioned, I've been driving around with the valves open via the simulators and there is a huge difference down low in the rpms. Free revving probably isn't the best way to hear the...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
05-19-2018, 08:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 582
Posted By AlexZTuned

https://mbworld.org/forums/c63-c63s-amg/648965-rem...

https://mbworld.org/forums/c63-c63s-amg/648965-removing-resonator-c63s-perf-exhaust.html
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
05-18-2018, 02:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 539
Posted By AlexZTuned

There are plenty of Ď17 Coupes out there that...

There are plenty of Ď17 Coupes out there that have had ECUís flashed, so IĎd suspect it was tampered with by the last owner and tuner.
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
05-18-2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,003
Posted By AlexZTuned

Well thatís borderline insane. With a better 60...

Well thatís borderline insane. With a better 60 ft and that trap speed, itís a solid 9 second car. GAD is the tuner to go to when money is no object and you just want a setup that WORKS. Iím sure...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
05-17-2018, 05:52 PM
Replies: 575
Views: 51,914
Posted By AlexZTuned

I only have two of them and they're currently...

I only have two of them and they're currently being used for the two rear valves. Once I get the ASR, I'll see if I can force the H-pipe valve open with one of them.
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
05-17-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 575
Views: 51,914
Posted By AlexZTuned

The H-Pipe valve is whatís closing when you press...

The H-Pipe valve is whatís closing when you press on the brake. I donít know of anyone who has tried forcing it open, but Iím planning on testing one of my simulators on it when I get my ASR module...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
05-16-2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 528
Posted By AlexZTuned

Perfectly normal for this type of brake/pad. Mine...

Perfectly normal for this type of brake/pad. Mine has developed a squeak coming to a stop also. You could always try rebedding by doing several back to back high speed stops, it'll deglaze the brakes...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
05-16-2018, 04:34 PM
Replies: 575
Views: 51,914
Posted By AlexZTuned

Mine left on May 7th as well. USPS says "We have...

Mine left on May 7th as well. USPS says "We have received notice that the originating post is preparing to dispatch this mail piece." So hopefully should have it by the weekend, definitely not any...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
05-15-2018, 09:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,392
Posted By AlexZTuned

There are air-to-water intercoolers for each...

There are air-to-water intercoolers for each bank.

https://blog.mercedes-benz-passion.com/wp-cb4ef-content/uploads/2048_faroC63-_MG_7471.jpg...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
05-14-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 445
Posted By AlexZTuned

How are you measuring and logging throttle...

How are you measuring and logging throttle position? I see in the COMAND settings, you can go to Dynamic Select and then Vehicle Data and it will bring up a graphic that shows both throttle...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
05-14-2018, 07:26 AM
Replies: 575
Views: 51,914
Posted By AlexZTuned

So was your car in comfort mode when you shot...

So was your car in comfort mode when you shot that video?
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
05-13-2018, 07:17 PM
Replies: 575
Views: 51,914
Posted By AlexZTuned

Wouldnít surprise me if he didnít know or even...

Wouldnít surprise me if he didnít know or even notice how idle speed and sound increases in Sport+/Race.
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
05-13-2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 16,339
Posted By AlexZTuned

I personally would not go with Sport Cup 2ís....

I personally would not go with Sport Cup 2ís. Aside from their super high wear rating, theyíre very temperature sensitive, take long to get up to temp, and their wet traction is very poor compared to...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
05-12-2018, 04:57 PM
Replies: 575
Views: 51,914
Posted By AlexZTuned

I told myself I could wait a little longer before...

I told myself I could wait a little longer before doing the secondary cat delete. But after hearing this, oh man... now I'm looking up local exhaust shops :D
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
05-12-2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 575
Views: 51,914
Posted By AlexZTuned

That sounds freakin awesome. I don't hear any...

That sounds freakin awesome. I don't hear any rasp, just way more volume with the OEM tone :y
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
05-12-2018, 09:11 AM
Replies: 575
Views: 51,914
Posted By AlexZTuned

Maybe you didnít install it correctly :rolleyes: ...

Maybe you didnít install it correctly :rolleyes:

Listen to the video that was just posted with headphones, when itís fully open itís much deeper and louder. If yours doesnít sound like that when...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
05-11-2018, 10:26 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 39,836
Posted By AlexZTuned

Your ECU flash will get wiped with this update...

Your ECU flash will get wiped with this update because it updates both the ECU and TCU. I have a sneaking suspicion the reason you don't have as pronounced pops is because of your Velos tune......
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
05-11-2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 575
Views: 51,914
Posted By AlexZTuned

Yea, that sounds way louder. I drove 2+ hrs from...

Yea, that sounds way louder. I drove 2+ hrs from Austin to Houston today with the valves open and had no complaints at all... in fact, Iíve decided that I need to do the secondary cat delete. Then I...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
05-11-2018, 11:11 AM
Replies: 575
Views: 51,914
Posted By AlexZTuned

I havenít received mine yet, but Iíve been diving...

I havenít received mine yet, but Iíve been diving with the valves open with the simulators and it is definitely louder at low RPMs. More frequent and louder pops and cracks in Sport+ and Race mode....
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
05-11-2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,873
Posted By AlexZTuned

All signs are pointing to AWD for the next gen...

All signs are pointing to AWD for the next gen M3/M4, so itís possible the W205 will be the last RWD C63. Honestly, Iím all for it. I love the idea of being able to select RWD/drift mode when I feel...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
05-11-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,873
Posted By AlexZTuned

I drove the E63S with the 9 speed and it felt a...

I drove the E63S with the 9 speed and it felt a bit snappier, but I didnít like having so many gears to downshift when I wanted power. I prefer to paddle shift almost all the time, canít help it...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
05-11-2018, 10:07 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,873
Posted By AlexZTuned

+$50k more fun though? Iíll admit an upgraded...

+$50k more fun though? Iíll admit an upgraded turbo GLC would be a riot though!
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
05-11-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,873
Posted By AlexZTuned

I actually like the look of the GLC63S, the Coupe...

I actually like the look of the GLC63S, the Coupe variant not so much (screams X6 to me).

Iím actually in the market for a CPO Porsche Macan S/Turbo to replace my wifeís BMW E93, so the GLC got my...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
05-10-2018, 10:07 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,873
Posted By AlexZTuned

Yes, but then I'll be driving an SUV :p: But...

Yes, but then I'll be driving an SUV :p:

But really, I'd sacrifice 100lbs of weight savings if it meant we could have 4matic +... It would be like an E63S on steroids.
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
05-10-2018, 09:57 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,873
Posted By AlexZTuned

This is nothing new. Unfortunately, many tuners...

This is nothing new. Unfortunately, many tuners do this and use factory rated numbers to measure and compare their gains. The reality is pretty much all stage 1/tune only ECU flashes and piggybacks...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
05-06-2018, 04:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 433
Posted By AlexZTuned

Nothing screams quality like a $139 grill from...

Nothing screams quality like a $139 grill from China.
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
05-03-2018, 08:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,603
Posted By AlexZTuned

I don't disagree. In fact, I'd be surprised if...

I don't disagree. In fact, I'd be surprised if the module actually did any actual damage itself. But the fact that the module interacted with the CAN-BUS/ECU to control an engine function (dynamic...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
05-03-2018, 03:59 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 51,459
Posted By AlexZTuned

That looks sexy. How much did that cost you?

That looks sexy. How much did that cost you?
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
05-03-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 681
Posted By AlexZTuned

I drive in manual 99% of the time, but I come...

I drive in manual 99% of the time, but I come from driving performance manuals over the last 15 years and it's what I'm used to. Normal auto mode is just so boring to me. I don't like shifting gears...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
05-03-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,603
Posted By AlexZTuned

Sucks about your situation, but ď100ísĒ is a bit...

Sucks about your situation, but ď100ísĒ is a bit of an exaggeration. Unfortunately, it sounds like this module (as cheap as it may be) interferes with the CAN-BUS which means it interferes with the...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
05-02-2018, 05:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 894
Posted By AlexZTuned

I'd take a 3.8L V8 with hybrid power. I think AMG...

I'd take a 3.8L V8 with hybrid power. I think AMG knows their customers well enough to know that ditching the V8 in the C63 would infuriate their loyal customer base and would eliminate that major...
Forum: C63/C63S AMG
05-02-2018, 05:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 767
Posted By AlexZTuned

Looks like it's the opposite of fully loaded....

Looks like it's the opposite of fully loaded. What a confusing, odd spec. It's literally a stripper ED1 with no HUD, Distronic, 360 camera/park assist...

I've never seen a 17' Coupe that has full...
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