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#1 Old 05-27-2017
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Playing with a C63...

I was travelling home from a visit to a local Westfield track day yesterday (I'd been taking some pics for them with my drone). Temperature was around 30°C (unusual for the UK), so I was just cruising along with the roof down, enjoying the weather...

Then, going round a roundabout, a C63 came past a few of us, and cut into the line of cars just ahead of us. Shortly after, he pulled into a right-turn lane in the centre of the road and was waiting to turn as I went past on the inside of him. I just couldn't resist... I tapped it down a few gears so he could hear me roar past him (don't forget - I have an x-pipe and 2nd cat delete)!

Well, it looks like he changed his mind about turning off, and he was right behind me about half a mile up the road!

As the road opened up to 2 lanes, we both decided to have a little fun!

I couldn't shake him, and he was right on my rear bumper, so I moved over to let him through (although I did then pull out again and went after him).

Just a little further up, and still 2 lanes, he indicated right at the next roundabout (perhaps to head back to where he was heading before this started). He slowed down and I pulled alongside. He had his windows down., and I gave him a big thumbs up. He shouted "That sounds ace! Have you done the exhaust?". I smiled and just said "X-pipe!". He grinned back and said "I'll have to get that done now then!".

I know this isn't a 'kill' story, but i think it's good when something like this can put a smile on both driver's faces!

However, what do I do now... do I save for a C63, a supercharger for the SLK, or would Kleeman headers and ECU tune be enough for me to have done better?...

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Supercharger only would help...



https://www.slkworld.com/performance-...re-begins.html

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ECU and headers!!!

https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-gen...ipes-vids.html

Thanks Dave for the free plug!
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Almost the same story I had on the day almost 2 weeks ago when I did the 3" X-pipe and 2nd cat delete on my 2008 SLK 55 AMG. That was my first experience 10 minutes after the changeover which confirmed that it was worth every $ spend on that mod.
My roar made the C63 AMG driver frown when I hit the accelerator at the stop light.

The second experience was 2 days ago when i turned from the exit of the interstate and drove thru a tunnel with a Kawasaki Ninja H2 motor bike behind me. I had my top down that day and boy the roar in the tunnel made the driver of the Ninja put his thumb up after we came out of the tunnel trailing me

My conclusion: When a Ninja H2 driver puts his thumb up you know you have a sweet sound coming out of your exhaust.
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Maybe the easiest solution is to save up for a SL65 AMG V12 twin turbo. I saw one last fall as my wife and sat at an outdoor pub in Kennebunkport last Oct. A newer SL65 idled in, the driver (a lady) picked up a to-go order and drove away. Sounded sweet, looked sweeter in dark gunmetal grey. I mentally added one to my bucket list.

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I've found the C63's to be brutal on power delivery, noticeably quickly than the 55 aswell. You'll always be playing catch up with a C63 though, they are very easy to extract power from for a quarter of the price of the 55. Only issue with 63's now, more so the coupes is they have developed a reputation that I'd rather not be associated with
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Purchasing a good second hand C63 in the UK will also be a problem. So many of them have been purchased on lease, trying to find one that hasn't been thrashed is gonna be difficult.

It might not have a retractable roof, and there's too many mod cons in the cabin for me, but boy, what an engine
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