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Old 08-17-2008, 07:53 PM
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Adding remote start...

I spoke to my installer today and I always wanted the ability to remote start my car...He said he believes that there is a module capable of doing this incorporating the existing OEM key. I said heck ya...go for it...I let you know the progress and if works well.

As far as the rest of the car...more pics Wednesday...A lot of the wiring is completed and the interior pieces are starting to get put back together.

We got a supposed tropical storm/hurricane coming through Wednesday @ 2am...so I've got to wait for that to pass before I can get out to his shop.
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Old 08-22-2008, 05:34 PM
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More pics...exterior and interior pieces coming together...

Some the pics came out crappy and don't do justice to seeing it in person...All put together, the finished project should look great. We've got another 2-3 wks but the wait should be worth it...

Front Driver Side Door (now in piano black)
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Door Handles (now in CF water transfer finish)
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Rear Driver Side Door (now in piano black)
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Side Exterior Trim (used to be chrome - now in CF water transfer finish)
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Gear Shift Hub (like the rest of the interior in piano black)
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MB Star on rear deck (in CF water transfer finish)
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Rear Bumper with CF water finish trim (Vorsteiner rear diffuser below)
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NOTE: We are pulling the exhaust tips and reshooting them chrome black exterior w/ matte black interior part of tip.

3/4 View of Rear Bumper
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Front Passenger Side Door (now in piano black)
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Front Bumper
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The Beast w/no hood (getting repainted)
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Old 08-22-2008, 05:37 PM
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Lookin good man. That's going to be one unique E when it's all said and done
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Old 08-22-2008, 05:58 PM
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You are gonna love the Focal speakers, are they the 165K2P? Mine are in the factory openings and sound really good. With your custom enclosures, they will be phenominal. Keep the pics coming, can't wait to see the finished job. What other amp(s) are you using?

CCW makes some fine wheels don't they?
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Old 08-22-2008, 05:59 PM
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So this is the reason why half of the countries CF supply is in such short demand.
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Old 08-22-2008, 06:05 PM
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this is f'in sick!
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Old 08-22-2008, 06:11 PM
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So this is the reason why half of the countries CF supply is in such short demand.
Looking for some CF for the Ducati..................dude says "AMGfan has it all"

The water transfer is *****. Killer brudda. Hell I'm excited and it aint even mine
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Old 08-22-2008, 06:29 PM
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You are gonna love the Focal speakers, are they the 165K2P? Mine are in the factory openings and sound really good. With your custom enclosures, they will be phenominal. Keep the pics coming, can't wait to see the finished job. What other amp(s) are you using?

CCW makes some fine wheels don't they?
Yup...love my CCW's. I'm using two Steg amps:

(1) K2/03 - 1750 X 1 in 2 ohms
(2) K4/02 - 125 x 4 in 4 ohms
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Old 08-22-2008, 06:42 PM
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Very Impressive

I'm not ashamed to admit my own ignorance - I really don't know poo about aftermarket sound systems. But I really wanted to chime in to say how impressed I am with the quality of work you are doing with your ride. All the CF trim is just awesome. And it looks like we have almost identical AMG style twin spoke rims finished in black, although I see you have a diffferent sent of rims going on soon. I have been absent form this board for a LONG time and it is good to be back on, seeing what everyone is doing. My 55 is doing well and I am finally back in the right frame of mind to just enjoy it. I can't wait to see pics of the finished CF trim!!!
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Old 08-22-2008, 08:44 PM
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I'm not ashamed to admit my own ignorance - I really don't know poo about aftermarket sound systems. But I really wanted to chime in to say how impressed I am with the quality of work you are doing with your ride. All the CF trim is just awesome. And it looks like we have almost identical AMG style twin spoke rims finished in black, although I see you have a diffferent sent of rims going on soon. I have been absent form this board for a LONG time and it is good to be back on, seeing what everyone is doing. My 55 is doing well and I am finally back in the right frame of mind to just enjoy it. I can't wait to see pics of the finished CF trim!!!
Welcome back PDC and thanks for the kind words...
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Old 08-26-2008, 04:28 PM
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Just some pics...getting there...

Well looks like I'm going ahead with the upholstery change. I decided to go low key and just go with Black Alcantara on the A, B, C pillars, the headliner, door leather inserts, center seat inserts, and bottom part of door panel (the part that looks like it was covered with lame speaker grill cloth).

The upholsterer is going to try to do some double stitching to match the stock stitching on the leather seats on the headliner and the seat inserts.

PIC of Current Door (w/ upgraded piano black wood trim)
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Rear Trunk (w/ rear deck subwoofer enclosure)
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Those items in the trunk - flares, fire extinguisher, Mobil Oil, high intensity LED flashlight, Fix a Flat cannister, First Aid Kit are going to be part of the a trunk floor ( instead of spare tire)...It's going to be setup in a fitted floor panel.

Part of the Wiring
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The trunk MB emblem in carbon fiber water transfer

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The Front Passenger speaker location with Focal 6.5" speaker
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Center Channel Location
Replacing the puny 3.5" stock speaker with a 5" center channel speaker
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Reworked A pillar with new integrated tweeter pod
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Old 08-26-2008, 04:52 PM
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Looks great!
I like the carbon fiber pieces and the sound upgrades.
Please post more pictures when it is done.
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Is the carbon fiber water transfer a real carbon fiber lay or is carbon fiber look,


pretty unique,

great work
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Looks sick.
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Old 08-26-2008, 05:12 PM
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Is the carbon fiber water transfer a real carbon fiber lay or is carbon fiber look,


pretty unique,

great work
It's a carbon fiber look...I could have gotten a carbon fiber inlay but the fit would be an issue, especially on the interior pieces and the smaller exterior trim pieces.

The only real carbon fiber is the front lip spoiler, rear Vorsteiner diffuser and the side view mirror covers.
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I just got a call from my installer and he informed me that the OEM leather next to the current perforated inserts would need to be replaced because of stitching issues. So we decided to go with ultra black faux leather...God this stuff is so damn soft and supple (and more durable than our regular OEM leather). The headrests would need to be redone in ultra leather, too.

Man this project is out of control...F it...life is too short.
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project looks great !!! keep us posted !!!
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Wow - that is fantastic work
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Old 08-27-2008, 02:54 PM
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Man this project is out of control...F it...life is too short.
I'm cruising to Tampa for a demo of that system when it's done.
Life indeed is too short, spend away man, live the dream.

Maybe a Central FL/Tampa meet is in order?
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This looks like a true show car! VERY NICE!!
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looks great, can't wait to see more
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I love the Piano black interior. Are the interior parts hard to take off?
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nice very nice. i went with two sets of the Focal kp2, two JL10w6's, arc audio eq in the glove box, 2 arc audio 300.2 and a arc audio 1000.1 for the 2 subs. all i can say is that it's the most amazing system i have ever had in a car. hope you ejoy yours as much as i do mine. i still wish i had replaced my stock command as i have a pioneer z3 in another car and it is far better than the MB command
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wow, that is alot of work.....

great progress so far and looking forward to more pics
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Pics from today (8/29/8)

The "raw" sub box (w/exterior coat of resin)
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Sub Box w/ front Alcantara and Exile subs installed
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3/4 View of sub box w/4 mounting points to rear deck
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Sub box installed
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Interior View of top of subbox
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Roof Pods disassembled (the plastic parts are being refinished piano black and headliner is getting changed to black alcantara w/french stitching)
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Another closeup of the door handle w/ CF finish
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Another closeup of front bumper w/ CF trim finish
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The repainted hood (stone chips gone...sweet)
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The wheel well compartment battery for fix a flat, flares, LED flashligh, firstaid kit, Mobil Oil quart, fire extinguisher.
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Wheel well partially dismantled
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Front fender getting ready for re-install
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