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Old 08-14-2003, 11:06 AM
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Having spent a summer back in the UK swanning about in a 928 GTS, I can only say that the seats were good news for local chiropractors.

Thing went like stink, but the birds would always complain about the hassle of getting in and out of the thing. They always preferred the 560SEC I had!
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Old 08-14-2003, 11:13 AM
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I agree that getting in/out is tough, just like any sports car. The worst part is people tend to hang on to the A pillar or roof, and with a black car you all know the result. Got to the point that I never wanted a passenger!

The seats are awesome though. I drove 928s as an only car from 1987 until around 2000 and the seats are the most comfortable I've ever been in. You can drive all day with no problems. Totally different than the seats in either of my Mercedes.

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Old 08-15-2003, 02:29 PM
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It didn't meet the reserve price
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Old 08-15-2003, 02:43 PM
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E60

the last bid was $43,500.........................
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Old 08-15-2003, 02:58 PM
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Ouch, Tony's reserve was high. It didn't meet the reserve at $43,500.

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Old 08-15-2003, 04:08 PM
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Super SEC,
I am not sure if you are aware, but my family is one of the largest Mercedes Dealers in Florida, as long as probably the most prestigious Porsche dealership in the country. My dad is CEO/co owner of Brumos Motorcars, my godfather is Hurley Haywood most winningest endurance driver ever...The list goes on. And from my "little" experience with Mercedes, we Will work on RENNTech parts AS THEY ARE the ONLY tuning company to comply with Mercedes Warranties. A RENNTech Automobile maintains factory warranty. They are the only tuning company which MB approves. That is a fact. As far as us working on them, it is the same as working on any car. My car is a completely built RENNTech w124, my dads car is a built 03 S55, and my Moms is a built SL55. All under warranty, and all easily serviceable by any mechanic. Brumos is a authorized RENNTech dealer, and the reps from MBUSA walk by our large RENNTech stand, and MBUSA knows of course that we are a RENNTech dealer. Why would a company risk their franchise for a little tuning company? This is why RENNTech cars caqn hold their value unlike Kleeman on HPS, because they are factory authorized. You are just as safe buying a new RENNTech SL55 with 600HP as you are buying a stock SL55, just a difference in money. I am not at all trying to be a jerk, I think we both just misundrstood each others incentives. I have learned about the 928 from you, and hopefully you got some new insight into RENNTech and mercedes.
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Old 08-15-2003, 04:13 PM
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If you don't mind, please e-mail me detailed pictures of your W124 (inside and out) and a detailed mod-list!!!

Thank you,

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Old 08-15-2003, 05:16 PM
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hms59,

According to Renntech, their own warranty covers their parts for the duration of the manufacturers warranty and if it is out of warranty they cover the Renntech modified part for 24 months. They will only pay for labor on the warranty if the repair is done in a Renntech authorized shop and the installation was done in a Renntech authorized shop.
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Old 08-15-2003, 06:06 PM
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What I am saying is that RENNTech is an authorized tuner of Mercedes Benz as appointed by Mercedes AG. Their products are covered under warranty, of course, during the duration of the manufactured warranty, as is the warranty on all other aspects of the car. THUS, no matter what you break, except tires, brake pads......will be covered under a warranty. And for cars out of warranty, like any used car, will have a limited warranty on it. So, all aspects of a car are maintained under warranty. I have never had to experience gettting my car worked on by a non authorized dealer, but maybe you are right. On the other hand, you can bring a RENNTech car to a non authorized dealer and it will maintain factory warranty. So that is no issue unless you are having major engine problems, and if so, chances are you arent worried about the cost to ship your car to an authorized shop.

Run, I will post some pics of my car, as you have seen it( BNZSport, my name is Whostoleharris? I have a red 300ce-24 with red renntech wheels, 500E body, full engine conversion....I know you know my car man!!!







EXTERIOR
Hand Rubbed Porsche Gaurds Red Paint
Custom Hand Painted Russ Mowry Pinstripe
AMG W124 Body Kit
AMG 500E Front Flared Fenders
AMG 500E Front Spoiler with Integrated Fog Lamps
Hand Made and Shaped Flared Rear Fenders
1994 AMG 500E Hood Upgrade
1994 500E Eurospec Headlights
Custom Shaved and Painted Grill
Front Emblem Deletion
Lorinser W124 Rear Deck Lid
1994 500E Turn Signals
1994 500E Rear Taillights
Various Powdercoating around entire vehicle
RENNTech Badging

ENGINE
RENNTech 3.6 Liter Conversion
RENNTech Stage II Steel Clutch Upgrade
RENNTech Forged Pistons
RENNTech Titanium Rods
RENNTech Full Exhaust System
RENNTech Reinforced Motor Mounts
RENNTech Transmission Cooler
RENNTech ECU Flash
RENNTech Ported and Polished Head
RENNTech Schrick Camshafts
Borla Race Pipe
Empty Catalytic Converter
K and N Air Filter
3.73 High Ratio Differential
Y Pipe Conversion

SOUND/VIDEO
Street Glow Red Interior Accents
Passport SR-1 Radar Detector
Pioneer AVX-P7300DVD In Dash Monitor
Pioneer AVM-P9000R Master Brain with 5.1 Surround
Boston Acoustic Pro Series Speakers
2 12' Diamond Audio Subwoofers
Alpine MRV-F352 5 Channel Amplifier
Harmon Kardon Custom Center Channel Dolby Speaker
Fiberglass/Plexiglass Enclosure
Rear Television Integrated into Trunk Lid
Neon Lighing Integrated into trunk lid
Audiovox VCR with TV Tuner
PS2/XBOX/ Laptop Jacks in Glovebox
Viper 300ESP Alarm System

INTERIOR
Tan interior
Hand Stitched Mercedes Steering Wheel
OEM Black 300CE Floormats
NR Auto Red Face Gauges with Brumos Racing Logo
Momo Corse Aluminum Shift Knob
Chrome Fire Extinguisher in Rear Compartment

WHEELS/SUSPENSION
18x9.5'' RENNTech Monolite Wheels
Wheels Painted Porsche Gaurds Red
RENNTech Sportline Swaybar
RENNTech Spring Adjusters
RENNTech Toe and Camber Adjusting Kit
H and R Race Springs
Koni Adjustable Race Shocks
BREMBO SL600 Front Big Brake Kit
BREMBO SL600 Rear Big Brake Kit
Powdercoated Calipers with Brumos Racing Logo
Brembo Cross Drilled Rotors
Stainless Steel Brake Lines
Goodyear Eagle F1-GS Fiorano Race Compound Tires

FUTURE PLANS
Mosselman/RENNTech Twin Turbo Upgrade
Mosselman ITI Turbo Manifold
3.27 Rear limited Slip Differential
Complete Audio System Makeover
Complete Interior Makeover
Klearwerks Custom Body Kit/Lip Kit

SPONSORS
I would like to thank my current sponsors:

RENNTech Performance
Goodyear Tire Company
Brumos Racing
Bosch Electronics
Sound Advice Central Marketing/ Jason Lafleur designs
Precision Frame
Russ Mowry Designs

Soon to be sponsors:
Fikse Race Wheels
Audiobahn Audio
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Old 08-15-2003, 06:18 PM
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HOLY COW..........!!!! Xcellent paint job........................
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Old 08-15-2003, 08:12 PM
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I don't usually like red cars but that is sweet! Any dynojet numbers?
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Old 08-17-2003, 01:39 AM
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hms59, I wrote you an email through this website, but it didnt get through. Could you email me.
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Old 08-17-2003, 02:27 AM
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YES!

I know (and LOVE) that car...

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Old 08-17-2003, 03:17 AM
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dont know how to get your email address, but...... CE36@hotmail.com is mine
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Old 08-20-2003, 03:47 PM
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After 21 years, I sold my 74 911 Carrera Targa last fall complete with modified 930 turbo motor. Reading this thread was almost as exciting as driving my dearly departed friend.

With that having been said, I must now either take a nap or go smoke a cigarette.

But first my 500E will have to take me home.

Thanks for letting me vicariously play.

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