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Old 08-27-2002, 04:46 PM
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Screw it...I just ordered one.
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Old 08-27-2002, 05:14 PM
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The only reason that the V8s in the US didnt come with first gear start is that they were trying to save fuel. First gear will make your car much quicker.
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Old 08-27-2002, 08:13 PM
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Thanks for the information...the one tip I did get from Bergwerks is that the cut-off switch is a pain in the ass to install so I opted for the simple install, 1st gear start only.
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Old 08-28-2002, 03:13 AM
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I have gone with the simple version as well. All 560's and most 500's all start in second gear irrespective of whether they are US or Euro.

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Old 08-28-2002, 03:39 AM
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fuel cut off switch???What do you mean?
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Former Mercedes in the Stable:
1983 300CD Turbo diesel 515k mi sold
1984 300CD Turbo Diesel 150 k mi sold
1982 300D Turbo Diesel 225 sold
1987 300D Turbo Diesel 255k mi sold
1988 300 CE AMG Hammer 15k mi sold
1986 300E Amg Hammer 88k mi sold
1992 500E 156k mi sold
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Old 08-28-2002, 03:53 AM
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One of the options with the first gear start kit is the ability to turn it on or off with a cutout switch, nothing do to with the fuel, just turns first gear start on or off.

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Old 08-28-2002, 02:09 PM
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Mattman, thanks for bringing this to my attention...very cool upgrade and a hell of a lot cheaper than any other modification out there. I'll let the board know how it turns out.
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Old 09-16-2002, 11:09 PM
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Nice lookin ride. It looks like you have a front rake to it. What thickness coild spacers did you use in the front and back?
Also where did you get the lighted door sills?
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Old 09-17-2002, 02:34 AM
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The rear needs to be reset as the self levelling is holding it up.

Not sure what spring pads are in the rear, the front has #1's.

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Old 09-17-2002, 05:06 PM
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I am curious, what are the 0-60 and quarter mile specs on the 560?
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Old 09-19-2002, 12:45 AM
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Tanks bribenz. On a car that heavy it's pretty darn good!
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