roads

  1. K

    W211 E320cdi springs/shocks shot or blame the bad roads?

    Gentlemen, Took my E Class Estate four-up on a run yesterday and couldn't help but thinking that the ride had got firmer since I bought it 3 years ago. 149,000 miles and by the look of the full MB history it's never had any suspension needed. Tyres are all good and balanced. Should I...
  2. c32andy

    welsh roads c63 ppp

    left early sunday morning from stoke heading to barmouth n.wales wow made me realise what the 63 can do it was made for the roads i encountered i found no cars at all, the power and torque is relentless around thw twisty roads one of my best ever drives....what a car.
  3. jih2000

    Quaif LSD - Wet Roads

    Hi, My cars tuned so making more HP than stock. Its a 2013+ C63 sedan and the ESP seems generally very good at controlling the rear end in the dry warm months of summer. However, its not so great now its colder and wetter so have to drive carefully especially from junctions. To make things...
  4. G

    Newbe and damp roads

    As a newbe just reading people struggling with lots of power and damp or wet conditions,I've recently just swooped my CLS250 shooting brake and got a C63,loving it at the moment,but like a few have said these cars are tricky in these conditions,you have to alter the way you drive or that's what...
  5. ringway

    James Bond-style Flipping Number Plates in use on our roads.

    Thousands of drivers using illegal 'James Bond-style rotating number plate covers' to avoid traffic fines. The number plate concealing devices can be bought on ebay and the DVLA reckon it's not for them to deal with. Thousands of drivers using illegal 'James Bond-style rotating numberplate...
  6. BTB 500

    80 kph speed limit in Germany due to melting roads

    We drove back from the South of Germany yesterday ... today the temperature has hit 40C, and they have a blanket 80 kph (50 mph) speed restriction in force due to the effect on the road surfaces. A narrow escape!
  7. Marvin16x

    Your favourite scenic roads and places along Britain's east coast

    Evening everyone, yet again I am here to ask you for some more advice and opinions. :o Our second UK road trip will probably take us around the entire island counter-clockwise which means the east will be first on the list. However, I still don't have a proper clue where to drive and what to...
  8. Marvin16x

    Your favourite scenic roads and places in Southern England and Cornwall

    Hey all, the first leg of our 2015 UK trip will take us along the south coast all the way to Land's End and then up through Wales and so on ... Once again I'm hoping to get some advice from you guys as to which roads to take and other nice things and places that can be seen on our way...
  9. Marvin16x

    Your favorite scenic roads and places in Wales

    Hey all, it's still 4 months until our second UK trip with the old Benz, but since I got nothing better to do I'd like to start planning now - and I need your advice :) Unfortunately, we didn't have a lot of time in August 2013 and went - more or less - straight up to Peak District NP after...
  10. moonloops

    £15bn spending on English roads announced.

    In case anyone has missed it: BBC News - Roads funding: £15bn to be spent on schemes for England
  11. 219

    Yet another tragedy on the roads

    I heard about this incident on my car radio yesterday morning . Tragically , a driver stopped on the hard shoulder to change a wheel and was struck and killed by a passing vehicle . BBC News - Man dies after car and van crash on M74 in Lanarkshire While these incidents happen quite regularly...
  12. T

    Any rolling roads in Cambridgeshire or Peterborough area?

    Hi I'm looking for a rolling road to test my c63, it's supposed to be remapped to 495bhp (Quantum remap) but I have never drove any other c63 so I would never know the difference. Just want it rolling roadbed to see what sort of figures it makes, and if it's not as good as I expected, get a...
  13. developer

    Bloody Roads

    I pulled up outside a house yesterday and was greeted by a hissing sound, the result of which is a deformed tyre bead where it meets the inner rim :devil:. I'm not aware of any thuds and try my best to avoid potholes etc, however, the upshot is 2 new tyres (I always change both on one axle if...
  14. SPX

    More confusion reigns on the roads...

    I don't know whether to laugh or cry at all this dithering; one minute there's talk of a higher 80mph limit, now this... BBC News - 60mph speed limit proposal for stretch of M1 motorway
  15. Z

    ML320 used on Australian Outback Roads

    For New Year my wife and I drove 3173klm from Sydney to Cameron Corner and back. Cameron Corner is where New South Wales, South Australia & Queensland meets so you have 3 different time zones in one New Year's eve! Roughly 1,000klm involved very poorly maintained roads, bulldust (talcum...
  16. RattlerRattler

    A clean SL55, but busy roads ...... trackday?

    Cleaned the SL today and took her out for a spirited bimble on the local roads, loved it, but...... ......couldn't get any decent space to really stretch her legs, the trouble is with this much torque and speed, you just seem to catch up anything else on the road really quickly and have to...
  17. ItalianTuneUp

    Flooded roads over Christmas period

    In the interests of being aware of flooded roads this Christmas, could people list the road sections here and the day/time they encountered them?
  18. B

    Bumpy Roads what a joy !

    Hit a bloody pothole in my old 1998 CL now cannot get my ABS light out on dashboard, been told by garage that the sensor has split on the driveshaft ( think he said that - he did take a photo to show me ) . More investigations required - has this happened to anyone ? ( I am a new Merc owner...
  19. Mr. B

    Traffic Lights on slip roads.

    Time for a whinge. Not sure if this topic has been covered before so here goes. Does anybody have anything positive to say about traffic lights positioned towards the bottom of m/way entry slip roads ? They have been around for a number of years now and I just don't get it. I...
  20. The Boss

    new W222 on UK roads

    ok, so this evening, i saw the new s class on the road. it was dark, so the headlamps were on full illumination. I must say, it was a very complicated affair with the led eye row and the pair of led projectors. the rear looked very sharp and exciting, but the front headlamp design was...
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