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    Very nice car ! Too bad the body is rusty as f***...

    I'm in love with the AMG rims, your actual height with those wheels would be awesome


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    Thanks for the compliment!

    Once upon a time, I did try the AMG wheels at the current ride height. The 8.5" rears were a bit too wide. The tires would eat away at the fender wells pretty badly on bumps. I could look behind me and see clouds of the undercoating as it was atomizing into oblivion.

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    In other news, I got my Stanceworks livery applied. Now, I can represent the community!

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    Until next time, stay static!
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    Which tyre size have you got on the AMG's ? That last pic is awesome, too bad you can't run them

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    Quote Originally Posted by djlowd View Post
    Which tyre size have you got on the AMG's ? That last pic is awesome, too bad you can't run them
    The wheels were 8 1/2 x 17 ET 30, and the tires were General Altimax 215 40 R17. A very decent set up - if the car were higher off the ground.

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    Don't you think you could stretch the tyres a bit ? On my E34 I run 8.5 and 10J 18" rims, with 205/40 and 225/40 tyres, that way I have no rubbing problems...

    Anyway, good job Sir, I love your car !

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    Quote Originally Posted by djlowd View Post
    Don't you think you could stretch the tyres a bit ? On my E34 I run 8.5 and 10J 18" rims, with 205/40 and 225/40 tyres, that way I have no rubbing problems...

    Anyway, good job Sir, I love your car !
    The tires were stretched a little. I could probably could have gotten away with a bit more stretch. However, the roads around here are not very good. Thus, I would not have dared to have any less clearance between the ground and my rims.

    Thank you, again, for the compliments.

    If this build thread, in anyway, inspires someone or gives someone an idea for their own build, then that makes me very happy. I want to make a positive contribution to the community that has inspired me.

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    Default Water by the Bridge 2017 - Louisville, Kentucky, United States

    I made it out to Water by the Bridge 2017 last weekend! Here are a few pics that I snapped.

    When surrounded by cars on bags, a static car does not seem all that low. However, out in the real world, surrounded by everyday vehicles, it is amazing how low it really is!

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    Of course, it was not without one hiccup. Easy enough fix though.

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    And, they were handing out some cool free promo swag…

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    There were some cool cars out there. I had never seen one of these in real life before. It was glorious.
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    This Jetta was awesome. I confirmed with the owner that it was, in fact, static.

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    I was not the only 190 in attendance. I wish I could have found the owner to compare notes!

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    In seeing the variety of cars, a buddy posed an interesting question...

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    Default Euro District 2017

    The static 2.3-16 made it down to Euro District 2017.

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    It was a pretty good meet. Good music (i.e. Johnny Cash, the Ramones, and not a single lame dance remix of whatever is playing on top 40 – oh, what relief!). Family atmosphere, and nice people too.

    The Mercedes showing was not strong. I was one of three.

    … and a lovely young lady brought in this SL. Cue up the country song.

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    The only downside was that the promoters had not figured out how to handle the traffic. Folks easily had to sit for an hour before they could even get parked. Growing pains I suppose. Maybe it will be better next year. I am glad I parked at the bank next door. That will also be my plan next year.

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    It was cool to see things I had never seen before. Exhibit A -

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    And some rare finds as well:

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    Euro District was certainly worth the drive. Only 2 more months until Eurohanger!!
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    Something I whipped up in Microsoft Paint…
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    Working on getting the thread back in order due to Photobucket's change. But, in the meantime, y'all can see the video I made after the trip to Euro Hangar 2017. Set it at full screen and turn up the volume. 1080HD Available!

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    Default Euro Hangar 2017

    Gearing up...
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    On the way...
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    At the show...
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    Return home...
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    Check out the video above. It's worth 7 minutes of your time.
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    Thread is back in one piece. Thanks for the patience.

    In other news, after the trip back from Euro Hangar 2017, I decided the stock springs were just way too soft. So, I installed a set of springs from a w124 E320 wagon. Yes, MUCH stiffer. I have actually regained some performance capability. I wish I would have switched to the stiffer springs much sooner. If there is anyone out there considering it, you have my vote of confidence. Plus, these are NOT progressive rate springs. Consequently, they respond well to cutting off coils.

    Thanks to those of you that checked out the Euro Hangar video I made. I never thought I would see 3 Cosworth 16 valves at one show. Amazing! Can't wait until next year!

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    Got around to making a video montage of the 190E. Hope y'all enjoy.


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    Some stills from out and about filming the short film above.

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    Love IT

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    This past Saturday, what is normally a 5 minute visit to the Bureau of Motor Vehicles turned into a 60 minute visit. But, it was worth it because as I was leaving, this was pulling in.

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    Funny how my car does not appear very low parked next to his chopped hot rod.

    Oh yes, and another pic from the other day's video shoot.

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