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Old 10-19-2011, 10:55 PM
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Any info on this shop? Im in Vegas and looking for somewhat local shops.
If you're referring to Hyevon let me tell you they're legit. Serge is a sweetheart of a guy. I was sold on his knowledge and expertise on these cars from our first conversation and when I saw him work, all the positive things people say about him made sense.

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No I didn't but I looked through an old pm from Serge to get the info on how long it would take to do the install. Serge is in Hunnington Beach which is about 5 hours south of me. I may either do this mod next year or install the race heads with cams????
I know...I wish I was closer to SoCal, but life is what it is OT, but did you hear the Australian V8 supercars are coming to Austin in spring '13.??
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I know...I wish I was closer to SoCal, but life is what it is OT, but did you hear the Australian V8 supercars are coming to Austin in spring '13.??
At the new track? Btw do you know anyone with tickets to the series?
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Old 10-20-2011, 12:52 AM
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At the new track? Btw do you know anyone with tickets to the series?
Yeah...Circuit of the Americas or whatever...I don't think I personally know anyone with tix...All the season holders I know are going, and the only people I've heard have them are the ticket lottery winners...
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Yeah...Circuit of the Americas or whatever...I don't think I personally know anyone with tix...All the season holders I know are going, and the only people I've heard have them are the ticket lottery winners...
Damn ok cool thx
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They're going for around $350-500...Not sure if that's standing or seated LOL
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Anyone hear back from Serge?
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Hey Guys, Sorry its been taking a while to get back to all the pm's that I have been receiving. I am offering free information on how to do a coilover swap on your Mercedes. Please be patient..........
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Old 10-20-2011, 09:30 PM
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Originally Posted by sergs99m3 View Post
Hey Guys, Sorry its been taking a while to get back to all the pm's that I have been receiving. I am offering free information on how to do a coilover swap on your Mercedes. Please be patient..........
Aloha! I'm hoping to get this done when i pick up my e63 estate. It's a process...
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Aloha! I'm hoping to get this done when i pick up my e63 estate. It's a process...
Oh???? Nice nice homie! Can't wait to see how beastly you do up the AMG Wagon! I know it's going to turn heads just like all your other rides!
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Hey Guys, Sorry its been taking a while to get back to all the pm's that I have been receiving. I am offering free information on how to do a coilover swap on your Mercedes. Please be patient..........
Cool, patiently waiting! I already have the set picked out that I'm going to use. I just need the rest of the info and Part #s so I can get to collection parts.
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Cool, patiently waiting! I already have the set picked out that I'm going to use. I just need the rest of the info and Part #s so I can get to collection parts.
Which set?
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Old 10-21-2011, 03:32 PM
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Which set?
http://www.octanemotorsports.com/p48...duct_info.html
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Old 10-21-2011, 05:38 PM
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Cool. Looked up this place based on the coilover info. I suppose one is not limited to just the KW coilovers to do the conversion. Since I'm not planning to track it, I suppose an inexpensive option would be the way to go.
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I'd be careful, the mustang and IS-F guys haven't had anything good to say about KSport...That's all hearsay since I've never had them...
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Good to know. I was actually leaning towards the D2's, since they appear to be rebuildable in the US.
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Old 10-22-2011, 12:18 AM
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I'd be careful, the mustang and IS-F guys haven't had anything good to say about KSport...That's all hearsay since I've never had them...
I've read good and bad, just like most products out there. Luckily for me, I'm just a cruiser, not doing anything crazy, like racing. A good place that I was reading about COs is on a VIP forum. They have a lot of great insight on COs. I was looking at the D2s as well, until I read that they are made the same way as the KSports. So, might as well go with the cheaper ones of the 2, plus I remember reading about a bunch of pro drifters using KSports. Even though I won't be racing with them, at least I'll know they'll last a while.
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Cool. Looked up this place based on the coilover info. I suppose one is not limited to just the KW coilovers to do the conversion. Since I'm not planning to track it, I suppose an inexpensive option would be the way to go.
OUCH! I'd find a different place to get them from. I pulled up the ones I was going to get from Octane Motorsports and on the site you linked there was a $79 sales tax... HA! Not happening.
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Old 10-22-2011, 12:52 AM
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OUCH! I'd find a different place to get them from. I pulled up the ones I was going to get from Octane Motorsports and on the site you linked there was a $79 sales tax... HA! Not happening.
I just linked that site to see what type of coilovers were available.

I talked to a sponsor on the Honda-tech forum who's dealing KSports and D2s. Says he can get the MB ones for $939/$899 shipped to CA; willing to do better for a group buy.
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Old 10-25-2011, 02:30 PM
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can i get a parts list PM please. Thanks
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IMO I'd rather spend the extra couple hundred bucks to have an application designed/valved specifically for my car with a lifetime warranty and customer support. I'm referring specifically to KW's.
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Guys. I had D2s on my Evo for many years. They may not be the best riding setup but they for sure work great for qtr mile and other spirited driving you may want to do. In addition they are extremely light. I saved alot of weight compared to my HKS setup. Also the customer service is excellent. I had an issue with premature wear on a top perch. Ther sent me out both sides for free and followed up to make sure it worked out for me. AWD Motorsports broke just about every record in the Evo world using D2s. If they made a setup for the MB i would not have an issue buying it.
Just my 2 cents
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IMO I'd rather spend the extra couple hundred bucks to have an application designed/valved specifically for my car with a lifetime warranty and customer support. I'm referring specifically to KW's.
KWs are more than just an extra couple hundred bucks...they're about a thousand bucks more than what I've seen a set of D2s sell for. I don't think your reasoning makes sense, since other companies also offer coilover applications designed specifically for certain MBs, although they don't offer a lifetime warranty. Personally, I don't plan to track or race with my setup, so the coilovers are mainly to add stability and peace of mind that I'm not going to get stuck in an airmatic blowout.
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Personally, I don't plan to track or race with my setup, so the coilovers are mainly to add stability and peace of mind that I'm not going to get stuck in an airmatic blowout.
100% agree.
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Other than his 10/20 post, has anyone received a PM from Serge since then? Can anyone share the parts list with us? I understand the guy's busy, but if it's free info, what's the harm in sharing it openly? I really want to start planning this swap, but can't do so without knowing the specifics.
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