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Old 11-28-2000, 12:06 AM
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Ashman...

I browsed your site, and I love your car. It's beautiful. I have a 92 400E, and I've started doing some work on it. I cant wait to put photos of it on the web, I'll think you like it. See, I own 2 bodyshops and garages, and a month ago I put a beautiful "monotone" paintjob on the car. Like you, i took the nasty grey grill out and painted it black. I tinted the windows as well. I want to put the Euro lights in from Bekkers, and I'm looking for 94/95 taillights. Those made a world of difference on your car! Something you might look into, i put APC Superplasma light bulbs in my headlights and fog lights. THe foglights used to be yellow but i took them out and broke the yellow filter off of the reflector. Looks ALOT better, especially with those super-high performance bulbs, almost like Xenon!!! Also, the soon as I pay off this last credit card, hehehe, Im ordering 18 X 8.5 rims from Bekker's. Some people try to tell me they wont fit, but they know nothing about "offset". Our cars (mine and yours) can accept rims up to 19 inches. (Well, if you have Sportline maybe you cant, but all 124 models can). I think that will be awesome. I cant wait. Anyway, I just wanted to congradulate you on your car, and express my excitedness on mine. When I get those photos i'll let you know. Talk to ya later!

Peter
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Old 11-28-2000, 12:34 AM
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Your car sounds nice, what wheels do you plan on putting on it?

I am going to upgrade tot he euro's very soon, I plan on getting them for under $350 if I can.

The 94-95 tail light lenses I got from www.europarts-sd.com for $63 each side. cost me around $150, but that included california state tax and shipping.

I plan on putting on the 17" EVOII Wheels from bekkers, I am not sure if I can go with 8.25" Wheels, but if I can I will, if not I'll have to go with the 7.5" Wheels.

I might get the AMG Monoblock style, but I think I like the EVOII's better. The EVOII's look sweet on the 124 cars.

I look forward to seeing your car pics, it sounds sweet.

I was looking at 400e's when I decided on my car, I really wanted a coupe, but I also wanted the V8, I had to give one way or the other, and this coupe happend to fall into my lap at such a good price, well I had to buy it. hehe

Every day I can't believe I drive such a sweet car, every time one of my friends sees it for the first time, they do a double take and have to verify with me that it is my car.

I feel good driving the car, and I love the driving feel of the car.

BTW, got a site where I can get the lightbulbs from? I plan on rewiring the headlights with relays when I upgrade to the euro's, and plan on using some 80W Xenon style Bulbs I bought a month ago. I will put those in the Euro's, as I was warned not to use them with the factory headlights and wiring, to prevent any electrical disasters.

Alon

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'92 300CE
Metallic Black (Blue Flaked) on Parchment
Clear Corners
94-95 Tail-Lights
Debadged
Black Grille Insert
78.5k Miles

Future Upgrades:
Sportline Suspension
17" AMG Monoblocks or EVO II's
Euro Headlights
Performance Chip
AMG Exhaust

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Old 11-28-2000, 12:43 AM
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Alon...

I plan on going with the 18in "Signum" rims from Bekkers. I saw them on a 300E and they were kick-butt. Contact "Tony" at www.bekkers.com. He's a damn Mercedes wheel pro, he'll let you know how big you can go without the wheels sticking out or rubbing. I've seen the EVOII's, and I just dont like them that much. Check out those "Signum's", I think you'll like em...good luck!

later..........peter
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Old 11-28-2000, 12:55 AM
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peter,
In one of the other sections, in a post called Pix of 500E in Diamond Black, there is a 500e with the evoII's, it looks awesome.

The signum wheels look nice, but they are too agressive for my tastes. I'm more into the EVO II's or AMG Monoblocks or AMG 5 stars. The EVO II's to me are awesome, I can't wait to see how fat your car looks with those signums though.

I'll talk to the guy at bekkers and see what he says about fitament.

Thanks for the tip.

Now take some pics of that bad boy and post em up for us. hehe

Alon

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'92 300CE
Metallic Black (Blue Flaked) on Parchment
Clear Corners
94-95 Tail-Lights
Debadged
Black Grille Insert
16x7.5 Chrome Speedline 5 Star Wheels
79k Miles

Future Upgrades:
Sportline Suspension
17" EVO II's in 7.5" or 8.25" Width
Euro Headlights
Performance Chip
AMG Exhaust

Click here to Go To My 300CE Page
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