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01-25-2018, 01:17 AM
Replies: 670
Views: 66,960
Posted By RoadHazard

can't believe this is where i'm reading about how...

can't believe this is where i'm reading about how SpeeDriven is closing up. That's horribly concerning, especially considering all the work they had just finished up for me in the fall. Any more...
07-08-2017, 09:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,205
Posted By RoadHazard

Now that's a steal. GLWS!

Now that's a steal. GLWS!
05-13-2017, 01:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,140
Posted By RoadHazard

If you guys have a W215 Carbon Fiber hood I'd be...

If you guys have a W215 Carbon Fiber hood I'd be extremely interested in purchasing it from you. Also would be very interested in a carbon fiber front grille.
04-18-2017, 04:42 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 23,339
Posted By RoadHazard

Heads are off and transmission is out. Engine...

Heads are off and transmission is out. Engine will be out in a few weeks for reassembly. Everything looks fairly healthy considering the lifetime of hard driving this car has been under!
Photography...
04-02-2017, 01:11 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 23,339
Posted By RoadHazard

Initially, our biggest concern was that the...

Initially, our biggest concern was that the camera spotted what looked like excess scoring on the cylinder walls. There was never really a compression issue, just burning oil, and they thought...
04-02-2017, 12:57 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 23,339
Posted By RoadHazard

Quick update - Bottom end is healthy, photographs...

Quick update - Bottom end is healthy, photographs to come. Regardless, Speedriven sent the turbo with the oil buildup back for an inspection anyway. A head rebuild is in order, and I'm thinking a bit...
03-17-2017, 12:07 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,548
Posted By RoadHazard

Bosch manufactured the OEM 65 injectors, so long...

Bosch manufactured the OEM 65 injectors, so long as you get the model number right it shouldn't matter if they're official MB or not.
03-15-2017, 07:17 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 23,339
Posted By RoadHazard

Looks like I'm in the same boat. Got some bad...

Looks like I'm in the same boat. Got some bad news, it seems my clutch packs have finally glazed over and are throwing slip codes in first at 700rpm. I'd normally just head down anyway and take the...
03-13-2017, 06:01 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 23,339
Posted By RoadHazard

I'll be staying at the WoodSpring Suites in...

I'll be staying at the WoodSpring Suites in Baytown, I'll hopefully arrive by Thursday night! It's snowing in Chicago today and tomorrow, so my goal is to leave Thursday morning and do my best to...
03-13-2017, 01:09 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 23,339
Posted By RoadHazard

Burning a bit of oil off WOT has always been...

Burning a bit of oil off WOT has always been normal, even prior to the turbo and injector upgrades. In fact, I'm almost certain Mercedes designed this engine to burn a quart every 3000 miles LOL. If...
03-11-2017, 01:36 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 23,339
Posted By RoadHazard

I reached out to Jerry from Eurocharged, but I'm...

I reached out to Jerry from Eurocharged, but I'm afraid there's just no time in my schedule for him to hit me with a new tune, however they seem very receptive to the idea and it may happen in the...
03-10-2017, 10:18 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 23,339
Posted By RoadHazard

Continuing with debugging! Doing my best to get...

Continuing with debugging! Doing my best to get all the kinks worked out before TX2K. My car took a stop at Dean's Performance in St. Charles, to get a second opinion from their tried and true...
02-28-2017, 05:19 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 23,339
Posted By RoadHazard

This is a fair criticism and I'll take it into...

This is a fair criticism and I'll take it into account. Prior to this setup, with stock tubos and injectors, this car was making 756lb/ft at the tires on a mustang dyno, which is why I'm willing to...
02-28-2017, 04:26 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 23,339
Posted By RoadHazard

The dyno itself read 611hp, however...

The dyno itself read 611hp, however [email protected] is confident that the real world whp is closer to 650. I can only confirm this with another dyno test, or by taking it to the dragstrip. Both...
02-27-2017, 09:18 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 23,339
Posted By RoadHazard

Hey guys. Long time no update! Bosch 440cc 65...

Hey guys. Long time no update!
Bosch 440cc 65 AMG injectors and Speedriven turbine wheels have been installed.
Here's a brand new dyno sheet for you all to judge.
https://i.imgur.com/1XCNnuF.jpg...
12-23-2016, 03:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 852
Posted By RoadHazard

This is really interesting. Any way to test just...

This is really interesting. Any way to test just how pure the filtered pentosin is compared to new product?

In all honesty though, when it comes to fixing ABC, new pentosin is a bargain compared...
10-18-2016, 03:16 PM
Replies: 670
Views: 66,960
Posted By RoadHazard

If it's any excuse, I heard Jo's been out sick...

If it's any excuse, I heard Jo's been out sick for like two weeks and there's a laundry list of vehicles they're building. E-Mailing has always been my best way to get hold of them. I wish you the...
10-11-2016, 01:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,119
Posted By RoadHazard

Undergrad here too, I'll be 20 in December. It's...

Undergrad here too, I'll be 20 in December. It's a hell of a car for young adults like us. The W215 V12TT was my dream car for a very long time, and that's the only reason I tolerate the abuse this...
09-07-2016, 08:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,266
Posted By RoadHazard

Hell yeah! If anyone can pull through with some...

Hell yeah! If anyone can pull through with some crazy turbo piping it's you. Is a rear mount turbo an option? If the m137 headers bolt right in, you could fab up some of those Technical Garage Sasaki...
09-02-2016, 05:27 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 23,339
Posted By RoadHazard

Hey Kamil! I'm going to the show tomorrow for...

Hey Kamil! I'm going to the show tomorrow for sure, tagging along with you and some of the AMG guys would be awesome. I'll PM you my number
08-08-2016, 12:03 AM
Replies: 670
Views: 66,960
Posted By RoadHazard

Jo and Marcin are the greatest people to work...

Jo and Marcin are the greatest people to work with, and SpeeDriven does amazing work. It's why I feel okay giving them all my money :)
08-07-2016, 11:53 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 23,339
Posted By RoadHazard

Oh, is there some kind of AMG club in the...

Oh, is there some kind of AMG club in the Chicagoland area I'm totally missing?

Either way, I got to park next to a Testarossa, 918 and Ford GT, so I can't complain. But I'll be in and out of...
07-15-2016, 08:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,200
Posted By RoadHazard

Oh hi, surprised you found us! I think it's...

Oh hi, surprised you found us! I think it's pretty cool what you've done. You've taken your own approach to your car without big tuner shop bolt-ons, and I'm glad it's working out for you! I'll...
07-15-2016, 07:04 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 23,339
Posted By RoadHazard

You bet I did. Those are some GIANT calipers and...

You bet I did. Those are some GIANT calipers and rotors!
07-15-2016, 02:00 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 23,339
Posted By RoadHazard

Officially in Chicago! After some work at...

Officially in Chicago! After some work at SpeeDriven, I've picked up one of their billet transmission pans. For street driving I have not noticed a difference quite yet. I'll post my thoughts after...
07-13-2016, 11:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,200
Posted By RoadHazard

Yeah I've been watching this dude for a while....

Yeah I've been watching this dude for a while. His horsepower estimates are super exaggerated, and I'm not a fan of how his car looks, but besides that his backyard mechanic approach is doing alright.
06-14-2016, 02:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,923
Posted By RoadHazard

Fraktv you can't be serious This is the COOLEST...

Fraktv you can't be serious
This is the COOLEST AND RAREST THING I've seen on the MBWorld classifieds in FOREVER.
I wish you the best of luck with your sale, this is the BEST way to spend 180k...
06-13-2016, 03:17 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 23,339
Posted By RoadHazard

I don't have much of a problem with a 100 shot or...

I don't have much of a problem with a 100 shot or so, but I don't think it's worth it, with the meth injection already in place. Also melting 24 plugs would be a bit of a hassle LOL.

Either way,...
06-10-2016, 12:41 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 23,339
Posted By RoadHazard

@Grip Grip Oh I did. It wasn't pretty, that's...

@Grip Grip
Oh I did. It wasn't pretty, that's why I didn't make any mention of it on here.
http://i.imgur.com/TzuW0Nh.jpg

Ran an 11.7 at 115, making me a little suspicious of another boost leak....
06-06-2016, 12:07 PM
Replies: 670
Views: 66,960
Posted By RoadHazard

Which company did you use to ship your car?

Which company did you use to ship your car?
05-24-2016, 07:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 882
Posted By RoadHazard

Rho plate V2 works perfectly - it's a tow hook...

Rho plate V2 works perfectly - it's a tow hook plate mount. I just run front plate-less because I hate the look but it's the least invasive option.
http://www.rhoplate.com/v2.html
05-12-2016, 08:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 709
Posted By RoadHazard

HOLY ****. It sounds SO ANGRY! Speedriven you...

HOLY ****. It sounds SO ANGRY! Speedriven you never cease to amaze me with your work.
05-09-2016, 04:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,518
Posted By RoadHazard

Well, I'll be sure to give you guys a call as...

Well, I'll be sure to give you guys a call as soon as I'm settled in Chicago. A little trial and error sounds just fine to me
05-08-2016, 07:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,518
Posted By RoadHazard

Any chance there can be adaptions made for the...

Any chance there can be adaptions made for the W215 chassis?
05-07-2016, 07:26 PM
Replies: 710
Views: 81,520
Posted By RoadHazard

I'm sitting at about 90,500 miles. ABC pump's...

I'm sitting at about 90,500 miles. ABC pump's chattering with some other random problems but that's to be expected. I'm really thinking about stripping the entire ABC system and putting it on coils...
05-05-2016, 08:33 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 23,339
Posted By RoadHazard

Cleaned the intake filters today. Fun fact - the...

Cleaned the intake filters today. Fun fact - the rubber from the filters likes to melt onto the intake pipes. Crushed my fingers trying to separate the layers, but somehow I succeeded. Now a question...
05-05-2016, 03:32 PM
Replies: 710
Views: 81,520
Posted By RoadHazard

Never been better! I'll be moving to Chicago...

Never been better! I'll be moving to Chicago sometime in June, so the CL600's coming home to the windy city. I have no doubts it'll be over at Speedriven then :). Good luck with the LP560, it looks...
05-01-2016, 11:15 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,593
Posted By RoadHazard

16k isn't overpaying by a long shot. The vehicle...

16k isn't overpaying by a long shot. The vehicle we were discussing here was bottom of the barrel. I wish you luck with your CL600, enjoy it while it's trouble free!
04-25-2016, 04:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 720
Posted By RoadHazard

They are stock 55 kompressor calipers, they...

They are stock 55 kompressor calipers, they updated them when the 63 models came out, front and rear.
04-24-2016, 09:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 720
Posted By RoadHazard

I believe Tim's referring to the difference...

I believe Tim's referring to the difference between these rear calipers - I believe they must have updated them in 05 when the 65 AMG models came out. The calipers on my car would have been on a CL55...
04-03-2016, 03:34 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 23,339
Posted By RoadHazard

Just can't catch a break lol ...

Just can't catch a break lol
http://i.imgur.com/Nuj3rAW.jpg
03-30-2016, 12:38 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 23,339
Posted By RoadHazard

Spring is here, time for some updates. Firstly...

Spring is here, time for some updates.
Firstly I decided Kamil was right, and I switched back to the badgeless four fin grille. It looks the best IMO. I had it wrapped in a semi-gloss carbon fiber...
03-13-2016, 01:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,121
Posted By RoadHazard

You can't just say it sounds amazing and not post...

You can't just say it sounds amazing and not post a video! Let me hear it Matt!
03-12-2016, 11:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,653
Posted By RoadHazard

Yes they would - if taking apart and re-gluing...

Yes they would - if taking apart and re-gluing the headlight assembly is something you feel like doing.
03-10-2016, 05:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,021
Posted By RoadHazard

I'm in agreement, but I don't think 305's would...

I'm in agreement, but I don't think 305's would fit in the fenders of a 600 without some hefty massaging. What do you all think is the minimum offset for a 10.5 that won't rub the strut? Better...
Forum: W211 AMG
03-09-2016, 11:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,695
Posted By RoadHazard

Minnesota huh? If you're interested in some...

Minnesota huh?
If you're interested in some friendly roll-ons, count me in as competition!
Very interested in how your project will turn out, keep us updated! Best of luck!
03-09-2016, 08:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,021
Posted By RoadHazard

So then there's a difference in rear suspension...

So then there's a difference in rear suspension width between a 600 and a 65?
03-09-2016, 07:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,021
Posted By RoadHazard

Hijacking the thread a bit - think a 305/35 on a...

Hijacking the thread a bit - think a 305/35 on a 20/10.5" with 50mm offset would rub the strut? I know Racehorse has 10.5's in the rear, but his sits pretty flush with the fender. Thoughts?
03-08-2016, 07:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,117
Posted By RoadHazard

Can't believe you're selling it. On to new...

Can't believe you're selling it. On to new projects perhaps? Good luck to you, and good luck to the new owner of a proper low car!
02-22-2016, 07:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,533
Posted By RoadHazard

I'd love to pick this beast up if it's coming...

I'd love to pick this beast up if it's coming back to MN. Shame the money just isn't there. If I was ever in the market, this would be the car I would buy. Good luck with your sale, jpetro!
02-08-2016, 07:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,535
Posted By RoadHazard

Beautiful! GLWS!

Beautiful! GLWS!
02-07-2016, 09:49 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 23,339
Posted By RoadHazard

These current wheels are 8.5/9.5, ET31 in the...

These current wheels are 8.5/9.5, ET31 in the front and ET40 in the rear. The old wheels were 8.5/9.5 ET35 all around. The old ones rubbed a little bit on bumps in the rear with 285 tires on the...
02-05-2016, 11:47 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,593
Posted By RoadHazard

I know you ran Carfax above, but here it is in...

I know you ran Carfax above, but here it is in Autocheck, where it is just as you described - very clean.
https://www.diigo.com/item/pdf/5gt7b/91bq?k=50471b974220d58a608161898248be97
Makes me...
02-04-2016, 11:47 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,593
Posted By RoadHazard

Oh you're interested in that "cheapest CL600 on...

Oh you're interested in that "cheapest CL600 on Autotrader!"
I'd be cautious with this particular car. First red flag for me is that it's being sold from a Ford dealer. This means it was likely a...
02-04-2016, 11:27 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,532
Posted By RoadHazard

The old coils were absolute garbage. When you get...

The old coils were absolute garbage. When you get a tune, you end up changing ignition timing, and with the original coil packs and voltage transformer being terrible even on stock timing, it's no...
01-28-2016, 02:13 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,271
Posted By RoadHazard

It's not normal, fastlife. As always, a vocal...

It's not normal, fastlife. As always, a vocal minority always skews the perspective of a population, or as the saying goes, "one bad apple spoils the whole bunch." It's a good thing that Jo or...
01-28-2016, 01:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,331
Posted By RoadHazard

Bringing up an ancient thread here, take a look. ...

Bringing up an ancient thread here, take a look.
https://mbworld.org/forums/cl55-amg-cl65-amg-cl63-amg-w215-w216/489289-blacked-out-w215s-2.html
01-26-2016, 11:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,146
Posted By RoadHazard

If I was in your position, I'd be far happier...

If I was in your position, I'd be far happier with an earthquake than having my ABC malfunction. Jokes aside, I'm glad you and your loved ones are alright.
01-23-2016, 01:26 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,916
Posted By RoadHazard

It's the dead-end line that comes out of the pump.

It's the dead-end line that comes out of the pump.
01-22-2016, 06:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 471
Posted By RoadHazard

I prefer Speedriven, though I have considerable...

I prefer Speedriven, though I have considerable bias. I believe that because they're a smaller tuner, they have more to prove, and they've done so with building the fastest V12TT's on the market. I...
01-22-2016, 06:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,916
Posted By RoadHazard

I've had my fair share of ABC issues too. I had...

I've had my fair share of ABC issues too. I had the entire main line and the pulsation dampener resleeved, which I believe is a more durable, cheaper alternative. If anything ever blows or the pump...
01-19-2016, 06:43 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 23,339
Posted By RoadHazard

The car is about as close to new on the paint as...

The car is about as close to new on the paint as possible. All swirls are out and it's a mirror finish. There's a few rock chips here and there, but that's 13 years of wear for you. This stuff is...
01-16-2016, 10:26 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 23,339
Posted By RoadHazard

I ended up going with a full paint correction and...

I ended up going with a full paint correction and Opticoat Pro. I'll get a video of gloss on Monday. Thank you Yelo Autosport for excellent detailing work!
http://i.imgur.com/xPnydDb.png
01-16-2016, 11:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,468
Posted By RoadHazard

handsome vehicle, welcome to the club! my first...

handsome vehicle, welcome to the club!
my first recommendation is lowering links. cheapest way to get a drop on an ABC equipped car.
01-16-2016, 11:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 742
Posted By RoadHazard

hi fastlife, i'm the current owner of the car,...

hi fastlife, i'm the current owner of the car, what kind of wheel details are you looking for? PM me.
01-13-2016, 10:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,775
Posted By RoadHazard

Oh hey, this is what you were teasing in...

Oh hey, this is what you were teasing in V12TTenthusiast's thread.
Is this the 1500+ HP package offered in your product guide? It's already on my wishlist :).
I honestly can't wait to see how this...
12-23-2015, 11:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,117
Posted By RoadHazard

This really doesn't look particularly scary, but...

This really doesn't look particularly scary, but a thorough examination of the service history should answer any problems regarding this car. I'd estimate it will finish at around 20k, maybe a bit...
12-17-2015, 09:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,056
Posted By RoadHazard

If you have a V12TT, you want Speedriven. Without...

If you have a V12TT, you want Speedriven. Without a doubt they have the most experience tuning the m275 engine and offer the most aftermarket support.
12-16-2015, 09:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 837
Posted By RoadHazard

I wish my dragstrip had that view! Solid runs...

I wish my dragstrip had that view! Solid runs though, very impressive! Glad to see it hooking up. What were the temperatures like and was the strip prepped? I feel bad for that white paint too with...
12-11-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 23,339
Posted By RoadHazard

Hey everyone - it's been a while. The car's...

Hey everyone - it's been a while. The car's garaged for winter now, even though there's hardly any snow. I'm debating what to get done before next spring, and I'm seriously considering treating the...
12-04-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,003
Posted By RoadHazard

I love when one of these pops up on the forums....

I love when one of these pops up on the forums. What I don't love is not having the money to buy it. Shucks, it's a gorgeous car, glws!
11-23-2015, 10:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,195
Posted By RoadHazard

If it's not normalizing the windows, then you...

If it's not normalizing the windows, then you have a far worse problem on your hands. Roll your window all the way down, then hold it for 5 seconds or so until you hear a faint click. Do the same...
11-19-2015, 09:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,002
Posted By RoadHazard

120k miles and it doesn't look the part. That...

120k miles and it doesn't look the part. That probably explains the reasonable price, though. Good find!
11-17-2015, 09:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 596
Posted By RoadHazard

Oh dear lord you do not want an 01 CL600. it has...

Oh dear lord you do not want an 01 CL600. it has the m137 v12, which has no turbos so mediocre tuning potential, issues with oil leakage, only 367hp, and is, in my opinion, the worst v12 mercedes has...
11-16-2015, 08:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,501
Posted By RoadHazard

Jesus, I've never been one for stance but I...

Jesus, I've never been one for stance but I REALLY WANT THIS CAR. Absolutely gorgeous. Asking price?
10-29-2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,449
Posted By RoadHazard

I've seen this car in person, it's a very clean...

I've seen this car in person, it's a very clean E63. GLWS!
10-13-2015, 06:20 PM
10-13-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,709
Posted By RoadHazard

That's gorgeous. The new S Coupe is nice but the...

That's gorgeous. The new S Coupe is nice but the rear window on it is TINY. One of the best looking w216's for sure.
10-09-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 830
Posted By RoadHazard

That's a photo of my EXACT car back when it was...

That's a photo of my EXACT car back when it was owned by 1995E320Cab on MBWorld. Those wheels came from OemWheelsPlus, item number MB522. I had a few durability issues with mine, but there's no doubt...
09-28-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 23,339
Posted By RoadHazard

That's a 5 hour drive for me, but I do intend on...

That's a 5 hour drive for me, but I do intend on heading to the track sometime before the season is over. I really want to get Hoosiers on the CLK 16's and do some runs, but I just haven't found the...
09-27-2015, 11:03 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 23,339
Posted By RoadHazard

http://i.imgur.com/cfeszkB.png Don't I feel...

http://i.imgur.com/cfeszkB.png
Don't I feel special! Four pieces of japscrap and the V12TT!
Jokes, though, I'll be on the VIP showcase this Saturday at the MNNI car show, if anyone happens to be...
09-27-2015, 10:48 PM
Replies: 710
Views: 81,520
Posted By RoadHazard

Here's the first real mod besides wheels and...

Here's the first real mod besides wheels and damage control. Even the cat is excited! I'm sure you can guess what's in the box.
http://i.imgur.com/oAwpBgl.jpg
09-21-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 710
Views: 81,520
Posted By RoadHazard

That thing is gorgeous! Bet the V12TT could still...

That thing is gorgeous! Bet the V12TT could still outrun that bad boy though, I can't wait to see what you have planned. You have some good taste, Kamil!
09-20-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 23,339
Posted By RoadHazard

Not bad. Quaife LSD in October, then one last...

Not bad. Quaife LSD in October, then one last track day before hiberation. It's been a good first year.
http://i.imgur.com/LJEzy39.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/5svrOWv.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/SrOddnn.jpg
09-17-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 23,339
Posted By RoadHazard

HE'S have been weighed, they sit at 28lbs front...

HE'S have been weighed, they sit at 28lbs front and 30lbs rear, identical to the old amg reps. A little dissapointed that they don't weigh less. Glad they're fully restored though, I'm heading off to...
09-16-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,469
Posted By RoadHazard

Welcome! Glad to have another member in the club....

Welcome! Glad to have another member in the club. As far as values go, I'm really hoping these 65's bottom out at 15k, and the 600's at 10k. I wish these things had a future as classics, but I'm...
09-15-2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 23,339
Posted By RoadHazard

http://i.imgur.com/GfIriO1.jpg ...

http://i.imgur.com/GfIriO1.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/HFBvfPV.jpg
09-15-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 23,339
Posted By RoadHazard

Update :naughty::naughty: ...

Update :naughty::naughty:
http://i.imgur.com/zPLE0TM.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/ZeuRwib.jpg
09-09-2015, 10:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,280
Posted By RoadHazard

My recommendation is a 8.5/9.5 with a 35mm...

My recommendation is a 8.5/9.5 with a 35mm offset. I think it's as close as you can get with very minimal rubbing. Here's an example with my CL600. However, I'd be more worried that the spoke pattern...
09-09-2015, 10:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,382
Posted By RoadHazard

if the vin checks out and everything is...

if the vin checks out and everything is documented, it seems far more likely that the badge was just removed. your question should be answered as soon as you pop the hood.
09-02-2015, 11:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,894
Posted By RoadHazard

I want to. I took another scan over Kamil's old...

I want to. I took another scan over Kamil's old build thread today and it made me feel bad that I've never gotten a chance to take it down to the strip. This might be the last time this year. If the...
09-02-2015, 07:18 PM
Replies: 388
Views: 45,170
Posted By RoadHazard

Slow CL600 owner butting in here. I'm very...

Slow CL600 owner butting in here.
I'm very happy seeing a M275 break into the 9's. I don't care if it's NOS, race fuel, or if it's just a jet turbine strapped to the trunk. The point is that we're...
08-26-2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 23,339
Posted By RoadHazard

Turns out it is only the left front and rear that...

Turns out it is only the left front and rear that is mismatched, so I won't be recoloring the wheels any time soon. I am actually very happy with the finish, at least for now, so until I sort the ABC...
08-21-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 23,339
Posted By RoadHazard

I weighed them. However, the previous owner was...

I weighed them. However, the previous owner was an absolute idiot. It appears that one of the rear faces is mounted on one of the front barrels, and one of the front faces is mounted on one of the...
08-19-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 23,339
Posted By RoadHazard

How so? The outer and inner barrels are two...

How so? The outer and inner barrels are two different colors, but I see no weld marks that would say widening to me. The wheels are staggered, though, 8.5/9.5. What kind of weight discrepancies...
08-19-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 23,339
Posted By RoadHazard

Whoops, forged aluminum.

Whoops, forged aluminum.
08-18-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 23,339
Posted By RoadHazard

The black reps were a good look, too bad potholes...

The black reps were a good look, too bad potholes bent and cracked them in 50 places. The HRE's cast aluminum should be lighter and more durable, even if they don't look as good.
08-14-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 23,339
Posted By RoadHazard

I love that shirt. I pretend it stands for Twin...

I love that shirt. I pretend it stands for Twin Turbo rather than Turbo Tim's, but no big deal. In other news, I've managed to **** up the surprise I had planned for you all today. Here it is....
08-14-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 23,339
Posted By RoadHazard

Apologies on the goofy grille. I'm working on it...

Apologies on the goofy grille. I'm working on it :P:
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/2000x1124/80-20150806_132006_0518bd2a3852889fb30958645dcc3028fac04b28.jpg
08-14-2015, 01:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,709
Posted By RoadHazard

Hey Marcin, I'm interested too. Lining this up...

Hey Marcin, I'm interested too. Lining this up for next summer is something I'm very keen on doing. Let me know.
08-13-2015, 11:00 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 23,339
Posted By RoadHazard

End of Summer Update! Wheel nightmare...

End of Summer Update!

Wheel nightmare continues. I picked up some Roderick RW-4's, since I found a set with perfect fitment. Got em mounted on brand new Nitto NT555's for that grip, and everything...
07-05-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 704
Posted By RoadHazard

Amazing, congradulations! I like how Alaska...

Amazing, congradulations! I like how Alaska celebrates the 4th of July. Wish Minnesota had something like that, LOL.
06-30-2015, 11:51 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 23,339
Posted By RoadHazard

Very true. However, I really like how 20's fill...

Very true. However, I really like how 20's fill out the wheel well, and it's a sacrifice I'm willing to make considering how infrequently it's driven.
06-29-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 23,339
Posted By RoadHazard

Another Update: Cracked Wheels. I'm putting...

Another Update: Cracked Wheels.

I'm putting the sound issue to the side for now to deal with the wheels. Front Passenger rim has a two inch crack from the inside lip. Might be repairable, but the...
06-17-2015, 01:30 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 23,339
Posted By RoadHazard

Alright, update time. I've been lazy and I...

Alright, update time. I've been lazy and I haven't posted half the **** I should have, but now it's time to dump. First off, I took it over to DB Performance in Rogers MN for their Dyno Day. This was...
05-26-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,833
Posted By RoadHazard

mind if i ask what packages came with the car...

mind if i ask what packages came with the car from factory?
05-19-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,535
Posted By RoadHazard

Coil packs refer to the ignition coil on the...

Coil packs refer to the ignition coil on the engine, used to ignite the fuel through the spark plugs. A M275 V12 Engine has two coil packs, each coming in a set of 6 on each side. The original...
05-12-2015, 03:03 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 23,339
Posted By RoadHazard

Alright, I got a plan. I'm gonna keep the Asanti...

Alright, I got a plan. I'm gonna keep the Asanti Grille on for a little bit, maybe a month or so. I got a photography student lined up looking to build a portfolio, get some shots with the Asanti...
05-11-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 23,339
Posted By RoadHazard

I might try unscrewing the Asanti Logo on the...

I might try unscrewing the Asanti Logo on the front, but I'd have to replace it with something since the mesh doesn't run all the way behind, and I don't think a 3-pointed star would fit. I'm having...
05-08-2015, 11:44 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 23,339
Posted By RoadHazard

Hm. I'm still on edge about the grill, I get...

Hm. I'm still on edge about the grill, I get incredible airflow with this one. I'll look for some single slats that might get better flow than the one I have. I have some photos of it all cleaned up,...
04-30-2015, 09:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,299
Posted By RoadHazard

If they won't let you take it to a mechanic, or...

If they won't let you take it to a mechanic, or even get a PPI, walk away. There are better CL63's out there. If the dealer isn't going to let you get it inspected, it clearly means something is...
04-30-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 23,339
Posted By RoadHazard

Hi everyone! Thread update! Sorry for the late...

Hi everyone! Thread update! Sorry for the late response, I finally got the pieces back from the powdercoating guys yesterday. Here's the grille, hood cowl and bumper grille, for reference. Excuse the...
04-15-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 23,339
Posted By RoadHazard

JL Motoring offers a CF lip at 389. it seems like...

JL Motoring offers a CF lip at 389. it seems like your photos, Kamil, are in their gallery too. Is JL's lip the same lip you used?
04-14-2015, 10:59 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 23,339
Posted By RoadHazard

I appreciate the ideas Boosted, but I'm not...

I appreciate the ideas Boosted, but I'm not confident in my abilities to paint either of these myself. The grill set itself was insanely hard to find used, and the price of a brand new one is way...
04-14-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,819
Posted By RoadHazard

ahahaha

ahahaha
04-14-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 23,339
Posted By RoadHazard

It's update time! Nothing too new, I didn't end...

It's update time!
Nothing too new, I didn't end up getting the single fin painted - it would have cost more than the grille itself was worth, it gets awful airflow, and it's already been replaced...
04-14-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 710
Views: 81,520
Posted By RoadHazard

I never ended up getting the single fin painted,...

I never ended up getting the single fin painted, the shop quoted me $250. I figured it wasn't worth it, with the Asanti grill on its way. The Asanti is going in for a powder-coating once I find a...
04-04-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 23,339
Posted By RoadHazard

Fair enough TwinTurboTim - you may have me beat....

Fair enough TwinTurboTim - you may have me beat. For now.:naughty: But I'd love to stop by and take a look at your work. NE Minneapolis ain't too far for me, pm me an address and hopefully I can come...
04-02-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 23,339
Posted By RoadHazard

Anyone like cold starts? Cold Start

Anyone like cold starts?
Cold Start
04-02-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 23,339
Posted By RoadHazard

Hello! Got another update for you all. I wasn't...

Hello! Got another update for you all. I wasn't able to get a detailing session in before C&C, but a soap up and hose down has her looking sharp.

http://i.imgur.com/vdfbIGm.jpg...
04-02-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,512
Posted By RoadHazard

I'm thinking I might get em tried out - but I'm...

I'm thinking I might get em tried out - but I'm not seeing much of a difference between them and the links currently on the car. First I gotta find $200 lying about.
03-31-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 23,339
Posted By RoadHazard

Just called Automotive Concepts MN - hopefully...

Just called Automotive Concepts MN - hopefully they can fabricate something for me. I picked up a single slat front grille with the frame just now, I'll see what they can do with that for me. As for...
03-31-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 23,339
Posted By RoadHazard

Update 1: Just got back into the Twin Cities,...

Update 1:
Just got back into the Twin Cities, made it in one peice. The front grille, however, didn't. That's cheap Chinese plastic for you. ...
03-29-2015, 12:33 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 23,339
Posted By RoadHazard

Talking The Fastest Benz in Minnesota

Hello MBWorld,
I figure this is as good a time as any to introduce myself. My name is Jason, and I live in St. Paul, Minnesota. As of March 27th, 2015, I am the proud new owner of Kamil's Speedriven...
03-27-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 710
Views: 81,520
Posted By RoadHazard

Flying down to purchase the car today! Think I...

Flying down to purchase the car today! Think I should just continue this thread, or start up a new one? Either way, I got some good plans in mind. Should be a good year!
03-26-2015, 01:33 AM
Replies: 2,139
Views: 349,518
Posted By RoadHazard

Yeah, with that color combo and that asking...

Yeah, with that color combo and that asking price? Fat chance. Drop it down to 36k and maybe you'll get my attention.
Replies: 7
Views: 2,455
Posted By RoadHazard

Gorgeous, this is hands down my favorite of the...

Gorgeous, this is hands down my favorite of the model updates.
03-24-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,800
Posted By RoadHazard

Is this the one for sale for 70k on ebay? I feel...

Is this the one for sale for 70k on ebay? I feel like you'd be on the losing end of the deal on almost every c63, except for the 2014s.
03-24-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,393
Posted By RoadHazard

I'd rather sell for low than part out, these cars...

I'd rather sell for low than part out, these cars are stupid rare as it is. It's easier to pull M275's from s65's anyway, there's way more of them. The more w215 cl65s that stay on the road, the...
03-23-2015, 10:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 256
Posted By RoadHazard

mbworld classifieds tends to be for enthusiast...

mbworld classifieds tends to be for enthusiast cars - not so much the base models. I'd recommend checking AutoTrader, Ebay and Craigslist if you want to look for a clean example. MBWorld isn't the...
03-23-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 2,139
Views: 349,518
Posted By RoadHazard

aha! a fellow Minnesotan! Welcome to the AMG...

aha! a fellow Minnesotan! Welcome to the AMG club. I'm a Sears Imports guy myself, but they're not the ones with the e55 wagon. Congrats on the purchase, I'd love to see some photos!
03-21-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 745
Posted By RoadHazard

congrats! post some pics when you pick it up...

congrats! post some pics when you pick it up please! :)
03-21-2015, 12:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,996
Posted By RoadHazard

Donating an immaculate, extremely rare car?...

Donating an immaculate, extremely rare car? Someone is one hell of a philanthropist.
03-21-2015, 12:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,996
Posted By RoadHazard

i see. i didn't realize the designo package made...

i see. i didn't realize the designo package made it so valuable! Would you have any examples of cars sold for a similar value? I'm curious now
03-20-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,996
Posted By RoadHazard

excuse my ignorance, but what makes this CLK55 a...

excuse my ignorance, but what makes this CLK55 a collector's special? What makes it worth 10x as much as the other CLK55 on ebay?
03-19-2015, 09:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,393
Posted By RoadHazard

shame, i thought your price was fine. mind if i...

shame, i thought your price was fine. mind if i ask what you sold it for?
03-19-2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,393
Posted By RoadHazard

congrats! that was pretty quick. hope the sale...

congrats! that was pretty quick. hope the sale goes well.
03-18-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 745
Posted By RoadHazard

Kinshi has one for sale, in the socal area. His...

Kinshi has one for sale, in the socal area. His car is clean, I'd check it out. Mileage is higher than what you're looking for, but it's well taken care of....
03-17-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,393
Posted By RoadHazard

pretty sure the lifetime warranty is offered by...

pretty sure the lifetime warranty is offered by the manufacturer, now that the part is no longer distributed exclusively through mercedes-benz. i believe it applies to the updated left and right...
03-15-2015, 11:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,393
Posted By RoadHazard

Gorgeous car, I'd be very interested if I wasn't...

Gorgeous car, I'd be very interested if I wasn't already buying Kamil's 600. Well priced, too. GLWS!
03-10-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,779
Posted By RoadHazard

one hell of a price to pay for exclusivity! GLWS,...

one hell of a price to pay for exclusivity! GLWS, I'd love to see some pics!
03-09-2015, 10:05 PM
Replies: 710
Views: 81,520
Posted By RoadHazard

Nope! Buyer Here. Put a deposit down, should...

Nope! Buyer Here.
Put a deposit down, should pick up the car around the end of March once Kamil gets the title in hand.
I'll give you guys some more info on me when that happens, looking to...
03-02-2015, 09:32 PM
02-13-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 21,825
Posted By RoadHazard

Hi, sent you a PM, interested in the car. Bump...

Hi, sent you a PM, interested in the car. Bump from me :)
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