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Old 01-04-2017, 09:32 PM
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Talking my 08 C350 sport

I've had this car for a year now and Im thinking I might actually keep it. Bought it last year when my E30 was in limbo and I had actually been thinking about getting something else to daily to take LA's abuse. I had already put 36k miles in the 18 months in LA and though it wasnt too bad daily driving the car there were some very clear shortfalls. Thats another story, this is about the Benz.

I dont have the original pics on my phone anymore, so you get a screenshot from my instagram.



So, why this thing? Well, I knew if I bought a BMW, it would get a long list of mods and thats really not something I wanted to do. The day I bought this car, I actually started the day test driving a 128i M-sport, 6 speed car. It was nice, but too expensive for what it was. It also wasnt very exciting. This began a long, frustrating day of driving a few other cars and visiting a few different dealerships. Drove the 128i, a 535i, C250 coupe and eventually after venting to the MB dealership sales dude, he suggested giving the C350 a try. I had driven all the cars on the same route and each one felt too disconnected between me and the road. He suggested I try this one, and it felt different. Long story short, I negotiated to the price I wanted and bought the car that day.

I immediately took the front plate and frame off, removed all the stupid warning labels, dealership plate frame. Sprayed the amber blinkers with some silver paint I had to clean up the headlights and that was it. Just a few simple things...Until recently. Ive had an itch to modify it more. I bought a Magnaflow x-pipe a while ago from a r3v member and have been sitting on it. More than that though, Ive really wanted to lower it. I wanted to do it without modifying the suspension, but there really was no guaranteed way to get the front lower. The rear was easy because MB has multiple thickness rear spring pads, but the front doesn't offer such a simple solution.



Add to that, boredom at work and craigslist surfing and I came upon some spacers. ohh $20, no problem. Then I bought the extended lugs. And then I found another set of spacers and extended lugs. Cars looking better now, and I am definitely going to lower the car. I wheeled and dealed a supersprint x-pipe from a C63 to get a full C63 AMG suspension that only has 7k miles on it, plus some cash that I will use to buy H&R springs for the C350. I will be getting this all installed soon along with the x-pipe.

Here are some before and after shots:

Front setup











And the rear











I hope to have the car lowered here in the next few weeks and will get some more before and after pics. The next few things on the list is installing the magnaflow x-pipe. Followed shortly after with BMC air filters
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Old 03-12-2017, 09:58 PM
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my 08 C350 sport

Only issue I had with this car so far was the electronic steering lock

Was a total pain but luckily I was able to get my friends connection to avoid dealership rates









All told this cars been pretty remarkable. I've really enjoyed it and it's really growing on me. This car might hang around for a while...
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Old 03-12-2017, 10:04 PM
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Couple updated pics. These cars look pretty damn good with some choice mods





Wheeled and dealed my way to a set of super low mileage C63 suspension. Also found some low mileage H&R springs. Seller also had these depo smoked side markers. Really improved the overall look of the car





Joined the AMG struts to a set of H&R lowering springs along with new strut caps and bearings.



Couldn't get the rear installed because I didn't have the correct spring compressor but I did get the front struts installed.




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