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Old 01-02-2010, 12:23 AM   #21 (permalink)
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PLEASE!!!!
don't make recommendations that have ABSOLUTELY no validation or proof behind them.
Straight pipes!!!!! no!!!!!!
this isn't some pos American under engineered car. There is a symmetry and balance to top end cars. THese manufacturers (MB, BMW, Lexus, Infiniti, Audi) don't just throw the lowest common part on and say '''ok, that kinda works". FACT: on both the INFINITI Q45/M45 forums NOONE has successfully used a CAI or K&N filter. Why? because some much engineering went into the V4K.5L and the two cars. FACT: while several have added aftermarket exhaust (cat back) NONE have claimed better performance in HP or MPG only that they like the new sound or like the new look.
FACT: the VK4.5L (in 2002) made 340 hp. that is a 272 cubic inch V8
compare: Chevy corvette 5.7 L (2004) made 350 hp that is 350 c.i.
Ford Mustang 4.6l (2002) made 252 hp that is 280 cubic inches.
I realize this is a public forum and you are entitled to your opinion BUT you are not entitled to make flippant and random recommendations

Please re-read the post that Christ made to you concerning the difference between FACTS and random unsubstantiated claims. AND UNTIL YOU RUN AN A-B-A TEST on your own personal mods DO NOT RECCOMEND THEM.
Dude you obviously didn't read my post at all I NEVER told him to throw straight pipes on the mercedes . I drive mercedes myself that would be obnoxious and horribly unclassy. His question was about AIR POLLUTION . If you know anything about exhaust you know that what i said was absolutely true if you delete the secondary cats your pollution from the tailpipe aka Emissions WILL go up you want lower pollution keep the cats but changing the muffler won't make a difference in pollution get a grip on yourself dude

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Old 01-02-2010, 12:29 AM   #22 (permalink)
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FACTS: the station wagon is rated at 18/25mpg. so what. it's what you can do that really counts.
the 3.2 liter makes 221 hp and the wagon weighs 3600 lbs.
It's not a lot of HP per the weight but it is a lot of hp for the engine. which means it's effeicent. The wagon has a 3.07 rear ratio. not great for MPG but not bad.
stock tire is 215/55/16. it has a diameter of 25.4".
If you run a 225/60/16 you'd be at 26.7" OR a 235/60/16 you'r be at 27.1". both those tires will fit the stock rim and SHOULD clear the bottoms of the strut in front. BUT if you just replaced the 2 rear tires, you should be able to pick up 1.5 to 2 mpg om the road. Because it will lower the RPMs at hwy speeds. You MIGHT notice a little slower start but I really doubt it.
Pull the full sive spare uot and put one of these in the trunk:
it's tire sealer and an air pump. $20 at Big lots
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Old 01-02-2010, 12:32 AM   #23 (permalink)
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huh... thanks man, that's interesting. I'll check that out.
Maybe I'll add some golf-ball like indents on my car to reduce drag and improve efficiency. Just saw it on myth busters and it improved the efficeincy on a Taurus by 11%! hahaha


lol...your grandfather will turn over in his grave!!!!

He'd be happier if you "wax on.....wax off" and just make it slick as heck!!!
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Old 01-02-2010, 12:36 AM   #24 (permalink)
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lol...your grandfather will turn over in his grave!!!!

He'd be happier if you "wax on.....wax off" and just make it slick as heck!!!
haha that was my idea
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Old 01-02-2010, 03:19 AM   #25 (permalink)
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This is really a sweet ride:
If you do a grille block, do it from the backside......mom wont see it!!!!




I am pretty sure that MB has some underbelly panel but i bet they are not smooth

Look under the front bumper. A $25 investment in some coroplast would smooth the front.

take a look at my post:
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...eld-10880.html
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So since I have started driving my car, I have been getting around 25 MPG, when it's rated for 23. This is not super impressive, but i think the damage on it is is keeping it. The front right half of the bumper came off after a family member backed out from a big chunk of ice in a parking lot. There are also a few dents from run ins with deer and an angry father! When I get everything fixed, the MPG's should improve, and for now I will attempt to purchase install some of those "green" HID's, and I wonder what that will do...

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