My car is finally finished

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Alex, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. Alex

    Alex Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    It is 2004 ML55 AMG with 52k miles. Bought last year bone stock. Took almost a year to complete. List of mods:

    Inside

    - New OEM floor carpet
    - D:Class Alcantara Headliner and Pillars
    - Interior plastic parts colour coded to match alcantara
    - OEM AMG Illuminated Door Sills
    - BRABUS Aluminium Door Pins
    - BRABUS Aluminium Pedal Covers
    - BRABUS 5-piece Wood Trim (Instr. Cluster Surround, Cup Holder Covers, Ashtray and Cup Holder Cover at the back)

    Outside

    - Full respray
    - Replacement OEM Grille
    - Replacement Tailgate Handle
    - OEM Smoked Tail Lights
    - Bosch Aerotwin Rear Wiper

    Engine/Power (estimated @ 550 HP)

    - KLEEMANN Twin Screw Supercharger
    - KLEEMANN Headers and Cat-less Downpipes
    - KLEEMANN Sport Camshafts
    - KLEEMANN Fuel System
    - Supersprint Performance Exhaust

    Suspension/Handling

    - H&R Anti-Roll Bars
    - BRABUS Sport Suspension
    - BRABUS 12-/4-piston Brakes
    - BRABUS 30mm Wheel Spacers
    - BRABUS 22" Monoblock VI Wheels

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    Those calipers are the daddy :cool:
     
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    She is looking the nuts ALX, cant wait to see it at TRAX!
     
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    Wonderful car and mods and brilliant photos. Thanks
     
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    jonnymerc Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Very nice , Sex on wheels All your efforts have been well worth it and dare i say it a fair bit of money as well it looks fantastic :thumb:
     
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    I love those wheels.

    They rock my world.
     
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    Bobby Dazzler MB Club Veteran

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    A very, very handsome car. Nice one.
     
  8. abecketts

    abecketts Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    that's really excellent, you must be chuffed, I would guess the exhaust note is wonderful
     
  9. 2003-c180kcoupe

    2003-c180kcoupe Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    lovely looking car and great photos , what camera did you use for the photos ? and were you using a filter or did you enhance them in photoshop ?
     
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    2003-c180kcoupe Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    and what everyone wants to know how much ?
     
  11. dokalj

    dokalj Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Very nice :)

    Yepp I am interested in knowing a rough figure.

    Did it cost similar to the cost of the car last year?

    Who did your paintwork?

    Did you buy the Brabus parts direct from Brabus?
     
  12. rascalmaster

    rascalmaster Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    My 210 needs a respray and minor rust repairs... was wondering what sort of money one might have to budget for, and who is good...
     
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    Alex

    Alex Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Thanks for the comments guys, really glad you liked the pics and specs! The car is a keeper and I'm enjoying every moment of driving it. It all started with a crazy idea of supercharging and I just couldn't stop afterwards! As for the cost, I'd prefer to keep it down low.

    Many thanks!
     
  14. Ted

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    I am not a great fan of the ML
    But I would kill for that one - it's gorgeous.
    Congratulations - well worth the effort.
     
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    Alex

    Alex Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Paintwork was done by Al Shaw's of Milton Keynes

    Not everything came direct from Brabus as due to car's age they don't tend to stock many parts for her anymore. All parts were original though.

    1.5K-2K? Depends on the shop of course.
     
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    Alex Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Sony A900 + Sigma 24-70mm + Hoya HD CIR-PL Filter. No after effects. Used Photoshop only for resizing pics.
     
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    Palfrem Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Nice!

    With all the mods, how much extra have your insurer's hit you for?
     
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    martyz Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    very sharp,absolute quality,stunning!
     
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    A great looking car :cool:

    A lot of time, effort and money has gone into that! :)

    Will
     
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    Very very nice Alx,I bet it goes like hell
     

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