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What can I do??

Discussion in 'Tuning, Styling and Performance.' started by Ashley7719, Sep 21, 2018.

  1. Ashley7719

    Ashley7719 New Registration

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    Having just bought a low mileage c180k I would like to get better performance and handling, have done wheels and spacers so far would like to hear from other members what can be done. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. EmilysDad

    EmilysDad Senior Member

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  3. John Laidlaw

    John Laidlaw Senior Member

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    With that M271 engine it’s probably better left alone really.
    Handling can be improved greatly with decent tyres
     
  4. LostKiwi

    LostKiwi Senior Member

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    As above really. The m271 is fundamentally a strong engine but with a major weakness in the timing sprockets and chain.
    The normal tuning method for supercharged MBs is changing the supercharger pulleys and remapping.
    Suspension can be "upgraded" with lowering springs and dampers (though personally I've always found lowering springs destroy the ride).
    Spacers can ruin the handling of a car if used incorrectly.
     

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