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Discussion in 'General Mercedes-Benz Related Discussion' started by dry run, May 5, 2019.

  1. dry run

    dry run Senior Member

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    Hi,

    Very happy with my car and have added, rear spoiler, speaker and amp/sub up-grade, hard wired front and rear dash-cams and logo door lights. Now looking to spend some more money on improvements, So the question is with about £1200 to spend, should I go for 19" wheels (ex rubber) or a GAD/MSL remap?

    I've had 19" before and appreciate the comments on harsh ride/pot holes: but after 4.5 years with an E320 on 19's I'm quite happy with the set-up. Not a "speed merchant" but do like to blat it every now and again.

    Comments welcome. :)
     
  2. vtaylor78

    vtaylor78 Senior Member

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    You could probably have both , re-map and wheels.
    I’m not sure what Gad charge but would guess around £350-£450.
    Then that would leave funds for some Pre-owned wheels .
     
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    I'd take it on a nice road trip...
     
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    Tony Dyson Senior Member

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    if you're already very happy with your car then I would drop that surplus £1,200 into your pension fund and enjoy it later on in life!
     
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    £1,900 of trip for me as well
     
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    £1900 of pension for me
     
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    Which all proves the truth of the old adage:
    A car is a metal box in which you pour money.

    Trouble is, the box leaks.
     
  8. Wighty

    Wighty Senior Member

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    image.jpeg image.jpeg Ive got 2 words for you buddy mirroring the above road trip comments !
    Stelvio!
    Stelvio!
    Stelvio!
     
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    Craiglxviii Senior Member

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    CD190107-F02B-45C9-B471-2081C63E00D2.jpeg Not quite the Stelvio (we were too far West and didn’t have enough time)...
     
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    umblecumbuz Senior Member

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    That looks vey like the the Col du Mont Cenis, from Modane in France over the top to Susa in Italy.
    Driven that route many times.
     
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    Craiglxviii Senior Member

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    One passo too far north east- it’s the Col d’Echelle. Very good guess and top marks!
     
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    What size wheels and tyres do you have C? And the offsets?
     
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    Craiglxviii Senior Member

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    8.5J fronts and 9.5J rears; I cant remember the offsets sorry!

    Tyres are running 245/40fr and 275/35 rears.
     
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    Thanks. I have the same size tyres on the same diameter rim...but your offset must be much different to mine...they push out more, looking very nice I must say.
     
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    Gumtree’s finest IIRC! They do have a problem with clipping the arch rims when hitting a sharp bump though so I may need to recalibrate the rears 5mm higher.
     
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    OK, so decision is (at the moment), get wheels refurbed and live with the 18" AMG alloys (until tires wear out). get a remap from GAD and put rest into pension fund (yeah right). After the remap I may noy livethat lomg. :)
     
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    I just map it pal
     
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    Booked in with Gad Next Tuesday :) The drive back to Portsmouth should be interesting!
     
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    Great, I've not done mine, but I really want to. Let us know how it goes.
     
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    If I survive the drive home I will :)
     
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