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      06-24-2008, 11:56 AM   #45
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NICE! 38 hp is pretty damn good! Still more potential I bet.

I don't equate "higher quality fuel" and Mexico. lol. What fuel are you running? I thought the fuel down there was no bueno. Am I wrong?
Well, you can buy regular or premium. Premium is a great fuel in Mexico, octane is stated at 92 and they still us MTBE for oxygenizing. Al premium fuel comes from the USA especially made for Mexico. Regular is refined in Mexico. I donīt know all the details but I can certainly ask. And yes, with better fuel there is even more space to maneuver.
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One more thing I thought of.....

the ram air intake may yield you a bit on the dyno, but it should really shine at speed....when it is actually providing a ram effect! Too bad we can't get "in the field" measurements to see what the ram air does when "working" at speed. That would be cool. I bet when you are at speed, your HP increase is more than 38.
Don't know if its more HP at speed, I'm going to ask for a data sheet. Now, I know they dyno the car with a huge fan in front that sort of replicates front end wind at speed. Its a nice set up these guys have. The bottom line is that I do feel a very clear difference across the entire rev range as well as right off the bat. I raced another a 9114S that a cousine has and I used to have trouble outrunning it (although I always did) and this weekend we did it again and had NO trouble at all. Hahaha! I love the difference really.
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      06-24-2008, 03:50 PM   #47
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Well, you can buy regular or premium. Premium is a great fuel in Mexico, octane is stated at 92 and they still us MTBE for oxygenizing. Al premium fuel comes from the USA especially made for Mexico. Regular is refined in Mexico. I donīt know all the details but I can certainly ask. And yes, with better fuel there is even more space to maneuver.
Good to know...didn't know what you had for fuel there!

As for the ram intake....

Even though they use a fan, it prolly generates 20mph or so...nothing like 80mph you would get on the road! I bet it makes more hp when the ram effect kicks in!

Also, what intake did you get? Too lazy to dig back in the thread... lol
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Good to know...didn't know what you had for fuel there!

As for the ram intake....

Even though they use a fan, it prolly generates 20mph or so...nothing like 80mph you would get on the road! I bet it makes more hp when the ram effect kicks in!

Also, what intake did you get? Too lazy to dig back in the thread... lol
Got the Gruppe-M intake and you are absolutely correct about the fan!
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Nice.....I am sure I will be going down that road too...but I am trying to WAIT and do it slowly and savor every mod! lol. I don't even have the car yet and already ordered some crap! lol
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Yea I know the feeling!! I am still waiting (almost two years) for a Mercedes AMG to be completed. Looks like 4 more weeks though!!
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Yea I know the feeling!! I am still waiting (almost two years) for a Mercedes AMG to be completed. Looks like 4 more weeks though!!
Wow, now that's a wait! lol

I checked out the C63 Sunday night. I liked the interior a lot more than the M, esp the seats. I was so-so with the exterior styling. It was OK. Being as you can't even get the "track pack" (decent LSD, etc.) with it yet, I was like phuck it, I will stick with the M!

But, I HAD to check it out just in case you know. It was the only other car I was considering. Now I am more confident with my choice. For me, it will be a better all around car. One that is good around town, but also good at the track. Also, MB's "reliability", espec with electronics, etc. scares me.

On a side note, I almost bought an E55 a few years back...about every owner I talked to loved the car, but added they would DEFINATELY sell it before the warranty expired! That says a lot.

Not trying to bash on the MB's or your choice...just saying it was a factor for me in not purchasing an E55 back then, and also the C63 (let alone that I think the M is a better fit for me).
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Wow, now that's a wait! lol

I checked out the C63 Sunday night. I liked the interior a lot more than the M, esp the seats. I was so-so with the exterior styling. It was OK. Being as you can't even get the "track pack" (decent LSD, etc.) with it yet, I was like phuck it, I will stick with the M!

But, I HAD to check it out just in case you know. It was the only other car I was considering. Now I am more confident with my choice. For me, it will be a better all around car. One that is good around town, but also good at the track. Also, MB's "reliability", espec with electronics, etc. scares me.

On a side note, I almost bought an E55 a few years back...about every owner I talked to loved the car, but added they would DEFINATELY sell it before the warranty expired! That says a lot.

Not trying to bash on the MB's or your choice...just saying it was a factor for me in not purchasing an E55 back then, and also the C63 (let alone that I think the M is a better fit for me).
I generally agree with your points. I personally do prefer the M3 to the C63 that I have test driven. This MB is not a C63 or and E or anything like it, it is custom made and costs easily more than an a freaking F430 and is based on the prior C55 chassis (CLK front C-Class rear) with a very special engine, tranny, suspension, aluminum wide-body, quif diff with SL65 axel, etc..., etc..., and on and on as you may imagine for that price. Sort of like a C DTM AMG really.
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I generally agree with your points. I personally do prefer the M3 to the C63 that I have test driven. This MB is not a C63 or and E or anything like it, it is custom made and costs easily more than an a freaking F430 and is based on the prior C55 chassis (CLK front C-Class rear) with a very special engine, tranny, suspension, aluminum wide-body, quif diff with SL65 axel, etc..., etc..., and on and on as you may imagine for that price. Sort of like a C DTM AMG really.
Sounds nice man. An early congrats on your MB! 2 years is a hellava wait!
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So any update on the AA exhaust? Seems it has been a few weeks since AA posted about it and no word on when it will be released or pricing...
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So any update on the AA exhaust? Seems it has been a few weeks since AA posted about it and no word on when it will be released or pricing...
+1 I'm ready to purchase my exhaust but I'm waiting to see what AA has to offer. I don't know if I can wait much longer
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Sounds nice man. An early congrats on your MB! 2 years is a hellava wait!
Lots of time and lots of $$$!!! Sucks!!!!
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