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Interesting colour choice!

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classifi...1501?logcode=p

Someone actually looked at their '55 and thought - "You know what would look great on this? Red wheels"
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Terrible choice of wheel color.
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Hi Matty

He/she should of carried on & sprayed the engine cover the same .

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p.s. where are you in the West Midlands ??
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He needs to paint the sid mirrors red, think he's trying to be a Porsche GT3 RS.


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He needs to paint the sid mirrors red, think he's trying to be a Porsche GT3 RS.

Now that's classy!
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He needs to paint the sid mirrors red, think he's trying to be a Porsche GT3 RS.

I thought of this immediately too, I also thought they'd look better on my Graphite 55 to have this kinda colour combo :P
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These are the kind of cars I like to aim for though - many people will dismiss it based on that alone, so they're hard to shift, leading to good bargaining power. Would only cost £300-400 to change the wheels back too.

Although I'm really dissapointed I missed out on this:

http://www.pistonheads.co.uk/sales/3062453.htm

Good price, Bilstein dampers, uprated headers and the LSD too - not to mention a lovely rare paint job and cheap price. Shame


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p.s. where are you in the West Midlands ??
I'm in West Bromwich
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These are the kind of cars I like to aim for though - many people will dismiss it based on that alone, so they're hard to shift, leading to good bargaining power. Would only cost £300-400 to change the wheels back too.

Although I'm really dissapointed I missed out on this:

http://www.pistonheads.co.uk/sales/3062453.htm

Good price, Bilstein dampers, uprated headers and the LSD too - not to mention a lovely rare paint job and cheap price. Shame
I'm in West Bromwich

Damn - and unless I'm very mistaken, one of our members car's as well - Legin, you sell your baby?!??!




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Yes John its my baby and I guess a prompt to say something. Once I decided it was time for a change then the rest is history. I really enjoyed the slk for nearly 3 yrs which is something of a record for me.
I had some plonkers showing interest but then I got a decent chap who certainly got it at a good price as a result and its in caring hands.
I always rated the mystic blue as a great and of course exclusive hue and so does the new owner but in the end I finally succumbed to the racer in me so want to go back to a more raw driving experience but this will be sometime next year and possibly a manual 997 or some such we will see.

It has been a pleasure dealing with and meeting people on this forum and I wish you all well with your prized slk,s.

FWIW I will be listing some of the bits that I took off or never used soon like the flat btm 030 steering wheel (not going for a song !), unused boxed slk 350 eibachs, windeflector and the wiechers strut brace.
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Legin, how would you rate the modifications - LSD, suspension and headers especially?

LSD isn't cheap! And I'd be interested to hear how well it worked alongside the electronic TC?
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Legin, how would you rate the modifications - LSD, suspension and headers especially?

LSD isn't cheap! And I'd be interested to hear how well it worked alongside the electronic TC?
Matty, The LSD really hooks up out of tight corners and generally tightens things up, it has no negative affect on the TC which I found to be poor as it just shuts things down and not a patch on BMW or porsche equivalents. In the end it depends on how demanding you are as to whether its worth the cost of an LSD but Quaife is the one to get if you do.

Suspension is good as it stops the front end crashing into low speed bumps being a gas damper and doesnt overheat like the standard rears do (really badly) and excellent vfm.

Headers (shorties) are a waste of money imo, truth is 10bhp ? in 360 is barely discernable and so it proved also the AMS headers look great on the outside but are really badly finished internally so I had to finish then myself with a welder and burr set. Do sound quite nice though.

Secondary cat delete ie empty the cans was good cheap mod and more benefit than shorties I would guess !
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£1500 (+fitting) for the LSD is fairly expensive, would you say it was worth it?

Does deleting the 2nd cat impact emissions at all? And did you do this as well as removing the centre silencer (X-pipe?). I ask because I removed the centre silencer on my GTA and it sounded great - but removing the cat on top of this sounded *terrible* ! Gave an odd metallic 'rasp'.

But I suspect leaving the centre silencer, yet removing the cat(s), would give noise PLUS gains, but emissions and the subsequent MOT could cause problems??
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£1500 (+fitting) for the LSD is fairly expensive, would you say it was worth it? It would be for me as an ex lotus s/c honda owner so Im guessing for you as well. The price you quote is probably Birds and far too expensive. It could be done elsewhere for £1500 all in, I did it myself for £1000 with new bearings.

Does deleting the 2nd cat impact emissions at all? yes but not that will affect your MOT. And did you do this as well as removing the centre silencer (X-pipe?). No. I ask because I removed the centre silencer on my GTA and it sounded great - but removing the cat on top of this sounded *terrible* ! Gave an odd metallic 'rasp'. I prefer euro v8 to US v8 so resonator stays. Dont remove the cat but empty it, if you do this there is a silencing effect from the gas expansion plus its cheaper easier and looks stock. There are no resonances or booming you will like it, some will say its still too quiet.

But I suspect leaving the centre silencer, yet removing the cat(s), would give noise PLUS gains Yes but its the drop in the ocean arguement again, but emissions and the subsequent MOT could cause problems?? No it will be fine
I think you would have been well suited to my car. Oh well.
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Hi Legin

Sorry to jump in but are you saying a xpipe will not make that much difference sound wise & just empting the centre Cats will . Im looking for a little bit more sound but not toooo much . As the car is driven every day too much noise will p*** me off after a few weeks/months .


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No. what im saying is that x pipe gives a more US v8 sound so by keeping resonator you will retain the euro sound which I prefer. Both x pipe and cat delete will increase the volume. My preference is the cat delete some people combine both but cat is enough for me. You will be happy with cat delete I think from your requirements but keep the empty cans to control the volume, virtually like stock at cruise.
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Thanks Legin, good info. Even more dissapointed that I missed out on yours now!
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Matty, The LSD really hooks up out of tight corners and generally tightens things up, it has no negative affect on the TC which I found to be poor as it just shuts things down and not a patch on BMW or porsche equivalents. In the end it depends on how demanding you are as to whether its worth the cost of an LSD but Quaife is the one to get if you do.

Suspension is good as it stops the front end crashing into low speed bumps being a gas damper and doesnt overheat like the standard rears do (really badly) and excellent vfm.

Headers (shorties) are a waste of money imo, truth is 10bhp ? in 360 is barely discernable and so it proved also the AMS headers look great on the outside but are really badly finished internally so I had to finish then myself with a welder and burr set. Do sound quite nice though.

Secondary cat delete ie empty the cans was good cheap mod and more benefit than shorties I would guess !

Holy thread resurrection Batman (and warranted in this case)... interestingly enough being the new owner a few years (and likely owners) down I'll concur about the AMS headers and the quality thereof (or indeed lack of!). The collector pipe really restricts and from what I've been told makes the benefits of putting this on quite questionable. Are they better than the standard manifolds? Yes, but not for the price that they're being touted at.
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This thread has got whiskers

Having experienced @b82012 and his 350 with the x-pipe yesterday, I'd say he made a good choice (sound-wise). It's impressive on a pedal-to-the-metal get-a-way (but I can't say what it was like with factory pipes though nor whether he had the cat removed).

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This thread has got whiskers

Having experienced @b82012 and his 350 with the x-pipe yesterday, I'd say he made a good choice (sound-wise). It's impressive on a pedal-to-the-metal get-a-way (but I can't say what it was like with factory pipes though nor whether he had the cat removed).
The Fox/Piecha sport exhaust setup replaces the resonator with an x-pipe (and adds new mufflers and quad oval tips)... No cat-delete... Stock is much muted although it can crank up some music when dialed up at ~3K rpm... The new setup just cranks up music all through the rev band
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