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W211 Supercharged E55 AMG by INTERPOL !3mB4iDBpWw - Thu, 09 Feb 2017 21:14:56 EST ID:pvFL2Y5B No.34795 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I finally got myself something fun to drive. I scared the hell out of myself 5 or 6 times on the way home the day that I got it.
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Beatrice Chaffingmerk - Fri, 10 Feb 2017 11:40:00 EST ID:bNYo6csI No.34797 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>I scared the hell out of myself 5 or 6 times on the way home the day that I got it.
Soo.... you almost nicked a curb or scratched it?

Also, how does your gigantic ass fit in it? Fucking clown cars man.
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Barnaby Pomblemetch - Sun, 12 Feb 2017 03:30:47 EST ID:c0mC/GHP No.34800 Ignore Report Quick Reply
one of the good mercedes, thank christ
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INTERPOL !3mB4iDBpWw - Mon, 13 Feb 2017 21:23:20 EST ID:pvFL2Y5B No.34801 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>34800

They accidentally overengineered it with forged pistons, rods and crankshaft thinking that the M113 assembly wouldn't hold up to nearly 20lbs of boost for more than a few years, and 11-14 years later they're outlasting the first run of 6.3 NA's they changed to in 2007. I've done Uber in it for the past few days just for kicks, kind of as a community service if nothing else. I've gotten all kinds of complements on it from everyone so far, they all jump when I break the rear tires loose at 55mph and I'm at 100mph in under 4 seconds from highway speed. Also found out that Uber doesn't give a shit how fast you go as long as there's no complaints, and I've gotten 10x 5 Star ratings so far. 12-15mpg, yeah but 493HP on tap is addicting.
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Isabella Dittingbanks - Tue, 14 Feb 2017 00:53:26 EST ID:c0mC/GHP No.34802 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>34801
0-60?
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INTERPOL !3mB4iDBpWw - Tue, 14 Feb 2017 20:57:29 EST ID:pvFL2Y5B No.34803 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>34802

4.3 seconds
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Augustus Brollywill - Tue, 14 Feb 2017 21:18:59 EST ID:lplEzglR No.34804 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I like the idea but aren't used German cars a nightmare to maintain?
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INTERPOL !3mB4iDBpWw - Wed, 15 Feb 2017 00:35:43 EST ID:pvFL2Y5B No.34805 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>34804

Every company builds something really reliable and every company also builds a model that's a complete bucket of shit. This one is pretty rock solid considering the drivetrain, and it shares some cheaper parts in the body with a standard E class which are used in Germany as police cars and taxi cabs. As far as maintaining them, they're pretty durable but when they do break, they cost a lot more to fix, even if you do it yourself. Once one of these are about 10 years old, little things here and there are going to start breaking, you just have to keep up with fixing them as much as you do keeping preventative maintenance done. The only thing that's a pain with German cars are their proprietary sockets and other tools you have to get to tear into a motor any deeper than the valve covers, but once you have those tools, you can start to make them pay for themselves by finding an 800$ basket case model, fixing it up and flipping it for a small profit.
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Esther Dollystone - Wed, 15 Feb 2017 16:03:58 EST ID:ekohtFzH No.34806 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>34805
>Every company builds something really reliable and every company also builds a model that's a complete bucket of shit.

Every Geo ever made was miles beyond everything else available in terms of quality, reliability, and performance. How does it feel to be this wrong?
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INTERPOL !3mB4iDBpWw - Wed, 15 Feb 2017 17:18:55 EST ID:pvFL2Y5B No.34807 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>34806

>A car company that began and ended it's life as an offshoot to a group of major automakers who were playing around with identity and badging.

I wasn't counting cars that were based off of other already existing and successful models. I'm technically wrong about the original air cooled beetles also, while we're talking about ancient history.
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Oliver Honeyfoot - Wed, 15 Feb 2017 20:27:13 EST ID:wvLr2LgJ No.34808 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>34806
>performance
those three cylinder 1.0Ls were good at...shaking, and fuel economy, I guess. <100hp not so much

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I can respect this interpol. If you have the means to maintain it that's cool. should be a sleeper too. would kill a new mustang gt I bet
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Caroline Fanville - Wed, 15 Feb 2017 21:45:54 EST ID:ekohtFzH No.34809 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>34807
>>34808
Geo is the best brand ever. Haters gonna hate.

Pic related, something a fly mothafucka would drive.
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INTERPOL !3mB4iDBpWw - Wed, 15 Feb 2017 23:00:30 EST ID:pvFL2Y5B No.34810 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>34808

It's not just the horsepower and handling either, I've driven cars as fast or faster that had 2 doors, but not even small block LS4's have anywhere near as much torque as this thing has, 516lb/ft just off of idle. So when you're going 60mph, to jump to 100mph takes just a bit over 3 seconds. it runs a low 12sec quarter mile from a standing stop, I watch the speedometer circle around like dial like a tachometer does on any other car. It's almost like it has no upper limits that are hindered by wind drag. The only thing it does faster is stopping with factory 8 piston floating Brembos with 14.7" drilled discs on the front, and 4 piston 12" drilled on the back. If you drove it like any other commuter car, the brake pads could very well last 100k miles. All this stuff being factory too, the only things you need to jump from 500 to 600HP is a tune, a smaller pulley for the supercharger, 550cc saturated injectors that replace the factory 450cc's, and a stronger belt tensioner.

If you have a min to spare, google "one man one engine", the motors are built from the bottom up by one person throughout the whole process. When they're done they sign the valve cover or the intake manifold on a plate. Mine is pic related.
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Caroline Fanville - Thu, 16 Feb 2017 00:34:24 EST ID:ekohtFzH No.34811 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>34810
>Still gets beat by a twin turbo s-10 with a 350.

I mean, it sounds nice and all but for the money, you could probably get better. The ones I've seen on craigslist are all well over 6k. A beat truck, 350+ parts and 2 turbos plus the work done yourself would still probably come out cheaper and faster. If speed it your concern.

>That said, fast cars are useless unless you race. A Prius will go 0-60 in 13 seconds. I drive normal cars at about the same.
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David Snodridge - Thu, 16 Feb 2017 00:56:07 EST ID:c0mC/GHP No.34812 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>34804
just like a girlfriend that has that tight pussy brother
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Cedric Hebblefodge - Thu, 16 Feb 2017 11:48:32 EST ID:jRu9dOQp No.34814 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>34811
my god you sound insufferably boring.
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Caroline Fanville - Thu, 16 Feb 2017 17:18:49 EST ID:ekohtFzH No.34815 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>34814
>Building something WITH YOUR OWN TWO HANDS hurr
>Throwing money to get the same.

I mean, I thought you guys were car guys. I'll still take my stock Geo Tracker. Thank you.
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INTERPOL !3mB4iDBpWw - Thu, 16 Feb 2017 17:33:23 EST ID:pvFL2Y5B No.34816 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>34815

I just wanted a higher baseline. The only way from here is up.
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Graham Sannerdid - Fri, 17 Feb 2017 03:02:04 EST ID:Ku5xT2af No.34817 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>34816
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Phoebe Dindersadge - Fri, 17 Feb 2017 14:45:29 EST ID:ekohtFzH No.34819 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>34816
I don't even know what you are getting at with this...
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INTERPOL !3mB4iDBpWw - Fri, 17 Feb 2017 17:36:38 EST ID:pvFL2Y5B No.34820 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>34817
>>34819

I was making a reference to his idea of taking an S-10 and building the motor to do the same for a lot less. I'm saying I wanted a higher baseline of everything else around the motor. If you run 500hp to a stock 7.5" rear end attached by 4 rusty shackles onto a set of leaf springs, he's going to break shit. I'd rather be out enjoying my car and knowing that a smaller supercharger pulley and a bigger heat diffuser can give me another reliable 100hp, I don't have to build anything up around it. That's what I meant by a higher baseline.
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Edward Honeystock - Sat, 18 Feb 2017 07:53:24 EST ID:D93dlUjp No.34822 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I'm always conflicted on this. As much as I like cool cars I don't like the modern complexity regulatory bullshit, and I also don't like repairs and maintenance. For me, ultimately, a car is an appliance, for the purposes of getting to work. I'll get my racing fix karting or at Vegas I guess.

Daily driving a muscle car would be sweet but I don't want to put gas in it
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INTERPOL !3mB4iDBpWw - Sun, 19 Feb 2017 01:26:37 EST ID:pvFL2Y5B No.34826 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>34822

It depends on how much you get into the throttle, even dropping the hammer at every stop and letting it coast once I'm at speed, I haven't had the economy drop below 14mpg. Driving it normally like any other car, it hovers around 19-21mpg.That's in really hilly areas around where I live in the Ohio River valley.
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William Murdford - Sun, 19 Feb 2017 02:02:31 EST ID:ueApcpbO No.34827 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>34826
auto?
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Reuben Sinnerway - Sun, 19 Feb 2017 09:07:45 EST ID:6Ieme0xX No.34830 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>34826
I was more talking about the option of a muscle car--carberated V8 drinking gas. Your e class is a little fancy for my tastes

I mean I could buy a civic for two grand and bag it hard til it dies, that's fun too
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INTERPOL !3mB4iDBpWw - Mon, 20 Feb 2017 05:27:09 EST ID:pvFL2Y5B No.34841 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>34827

Yeah, they didn't make these in manual sadly. It would be nice to find out what bolts to that specific bellhousing that would allow a conversion if there is anything.
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Isabella Bimblehall - Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:05:09 EST ID:c0mC/GHP No.34844 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>34841
not even the psudeo manual?
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Charlotte Gonderdone - Mon, 20 Feb 2017 19:55:14 EST ID:ueApcpbO No.34845 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>34844
I think there's an option to change gears manually, it just doesn't make sense in an old fashioned single clutch auto. And because of the uncontrollable slip and power getting lost in the oil, it'll still use more fuel even if you change the gears yourself.
Autos are pretty bad overall. Any non-DSG auto should be banned tbh.
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INTERPOL !3mB4iDBpWw - Mon, 20 Feb 2017 20:36:17 EST ID:pvFL2Y5B No.34846 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>34844

Oh duh, sorry, yeah it does. It has 3 modes for the shifting: comfort, sport, and manual. The triggers are where my left index finger is and where my right one would be on the other side. The airmatic suspension has 3 modes also, Comfort, Sport, and Track (hit a bump = bite your tongue off). If you squint you can see to the left of the odometer is the gear you're in and to the right of it is the mode the transmission is in.
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INTERPOL !3mB4iDBpWw - Mon, 20 Feb 2017 20:39:07 EST ID:pvFL2Y5B No.34847 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>34845

The 5 speed in this is pretty durable, much more so than the 7 speed that replaced it. It's the same transmission they use in the 600 V12's so it has to tolerate about 740ft/lbs of torque all the time. Mine puts out 520 stock leaving room for mods without burning the thing up.
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Charlotte Gonderdone - Mon, 20 Feb 2017 21:17:05 EST ID:ueApcpbO No.34848 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>34846
Nice car bro. Im not even a fan, i had 2 4banger BMWs but all i basically feel is, I want that shit and see no reason not to want it.
Like when I see some other fast cars, I always immediately see a reason why I wouldn't really want them IRL, too revvy engine, too small size, etc but this Benz is the perfect car tbh.
Don't tell me anything negative about it if you've experienced any, it's just awesome.
It's a shame these mercs are now owned by Ghetto Jamals.
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Hamilton Greenridge - Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:35:43 EST ID:CFr7pRhc No.34851 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>34846
shiny armor all everywhere
those are some sweet gauges and an overall sweet ride
comfort, power and prestige
what more could you ask for
gotta love the depreciation of old mercs as well
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James Benkinlidge - Tue, 21 Feb 2017 23:36:39 EST ID:c0mC/GHP No.34862 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>34846
Ive been told first gear in that whines like an irish housewife

nothing bad, just the build
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INTERPOL !3mB4iDBpWw - Thu, 23 Feb 2017 01:25:03 EST ID:pvFL2Y5B No.34865 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>34862

They start out in 2nd gear unless you get way into it from a stop, Mercs have always been like that since forever. You don't hear the supercharger hardly at all unless you do a full intake system on it, they have so many baffles and air chambers to get rid of the screaming sound, you can hear some of them on Youtube videos.
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INTERPOL !3mB4iDBpWw - Thu, 23 Feb 2017 01:39:09 EST ID:pvFL2Y5B No.34866 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Also the gearing and final drive/ring and pinion ratio on this is as tall as 5th and 6th gears on an F body or Corvette. First gear tops out redlining at 7 grand right around 48-50mph, 2nd shifts at 75ish, 3rd is 105, I don't have enough balls to find the top end of 4th and 5th on public roads around here, but it's electronically limited at 155mph (google "gentlemen's agreement") They say it's like hitting a wall almost at 155 because it's still buttering on the power jumping about 10-15mph each second even at that speed, then it cuts out at the limiter. Thankfully the limiter is software only and is easily removed, I have no doubt in my mind that this is capable of sweeping past 200mph, I just can't figure out where I could do that anywhere nearby besides a track or something.


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