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Old 07-22-2008, 08:48 PM
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The Beast is in pieces...in cosmetic and audio surgery...:)

The car is tore apart:

1. ALL chrome trim has been stripped and refinished with a faux carbon fiber finish.
2. The audio system is getting reworked to include all Focal front and rear stage speakers and STEG amplification.
3. The rear deck is being modified to include 2 low profile Exile 12" subs and STEG amplification.
4. The trunk will be lined with alacantra and carpet with embossed AMG logos and AMG blue lit accents.
5. All the interior wood pieces has been stripped off and are getting refinished in piano black.
6. The front grill was replaced with CL carbon fiber faux finish (star is missing in photos but that is also in CF finish).
7. The CCW rims have been repainted with with gunmetal center mesh and black glossy lips (the pics don't do them justice).

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haters crazy
I like the CCW's
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Old 07-22-2008, 09:36 PM
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what steering wheel do you have? I have an o4 and mine doesn't look like that (at least around the wheel itself is different)...lmk where i can get it please.

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Is that the rear sway bar? If so why'd you drop the rear sub? NICE!! trick it out!!
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Is that the rear sway bar? If so why'd you drop the rear sub? NICE!! trick it out!!
Damn...I just noticed that...If it is one I might just try and integrate one into the trunk. The original sub design was 1 sub enclosure with a JL13W7 powered by a JL 1000/1...I play a lot of golf and wanted my clubs to fit but the weight of the sub enclosure only on one side was significant.

This sub enclosure attached to the rear deck will now hold 2 low profile Exile subs amplified by a STEG amp into 2ohm mono setup. I can still fit golf clubs and the weight is distributed evenly across the trunk.
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Bro what are you doing adding all that weight to the car.


Just kidding enjoy.
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Bro what are you doing adding all that weight to the car.


Just kidding enjoy.
Albert...by doing this I'm actually reducing the weight ! The subs/enclosure and STEG amps will reduce weight by 20lbs.
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hey buddy i have an e500 wagon that i redid the whole sound system on and i have two questions,who did the trim panel around your head unit and does your cd changer slot still open and close without the command being there if so how did you get it powered???? please help me!
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Just curious but how does STEG stack up against Audison top of the line series?
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I actually like the wheels!!!

Can't wait to see how everything turns out...

BTW...+1 on the which steering wheel is that question....
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Just curious but how does STEG stack up against Audison top of the line series?
From what I've heard in demo vehicles and independent literature they seem to stack up pretty well. I believe the STEG seems to be more ballsy but with sound quality top notch.
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hey buddy i have an e500 wagon that i redid the whole sound system on and i have two questions,who did the trim panel around your head unit and does your cd changer slot still open and close without the command being there if so how did you get it powered???? please help me!
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not stock.
wheels came out nice... excited to see it "done"
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dam man im dying to see your car... let me know which one of these mondays tuesdays when your free.. id love to go meet up with u and check it out.. i go to tampa couple times a month.. once a week or so
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what steering wheel do you have? I have an o4 and mine doesn't look like that (at least around the wheel itself is different)...lmk where i can get it please.
looks like it's MP design wheel...
performance products has them... but since they are overpriced, try other dealers...
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are you shaving the door handles - thus making your car lo-lo style - hahaha - j/k - i think it is going to look hot! those wheels looks 100x better than before.

any pics of your previous set up? I was thinking of doing a single sub but now you have my rethinking my idea. I was thinking of going with Elemental Designs.

can't wait to see the finished product!
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are you shaving the door handles - thus making your car lo-lo style - hahaha - j/k - i think it is going to look hot! those wheels looks 100x better than before.

any pics of your previous set up? I was thinking of doing a single sub but now you have my rethinking my idea. I was thinking of going with Elemental Designs.

can't wait to see the finished product!
Mike...I was almost pulling the trigger on shaved door handles, but I opted just to get the chrome trim on the handles refinished.

As far as the rear sub...go with the under the rear deck. It will look cleaner...just make sure that they sound deaden the top part and put foam between the bottom part of the deck and the top of the sub enclosure.
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great project. it should look great when it's all done.
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Those CCWs looks 100x better than your old ones.

Good job!

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Cool upgrades. Keep us up to date with more pics.
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Thanks guys for all the comments...I'll post more pics in later stages. The next round of mods will probably be to extend the alacantra to the dash and get the seats reappholstered...I'm thinking of getting a diamond cut pattern (ala Continental GT style) with contrasted stitching.

They've already quoted me about $3500 for front/rear seats and door trim. I'm still waiting for the dash trim upgrade quote.
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