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Old 06-12-2000, 07:48 PM
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Sure Mike, drill a big hole in the hood over the throttle body and tie a Quaker Oats container around the throttle body, paint it with flames and get a "no fear" decal for the top of the windshield.. . Seriously, you best bet is to look elsewhere for performance increases. The stock setup is OK for most applications. If you want increased performance, try a high lift, longer duration cam. This will boost your mid high and top end power curve. You might gain some benefit from the K&N there. You could get a bigger engine also. How much do you want to spend???

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Old 06-12-2000, 07:58 PM
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Jeff, u always make me laugh...
but i have a disposable income, so whatever the cost... i can pay, eventually

but first i want to start with changing the filters and such so i get the orginal preformance of the car. then when i get bored, i will go for round 2 to get better preformance..... maybe i should just get a big horn out side my car and have it go "VROOOOOOM" hahahahaha


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Old 06-12-2000, 09:34 PM
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Or you can blast you stereo to F1 engine sound CD!
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Old 09-11-2000, 11:30 PM
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I have a 1997 E300D. Unfortunately those vehicles did not have a turbo. I notice this lack of power more just outside of Denver (approx 6900 ft) than I do on the east coast.

I bought my E300D in Colorado Springs and have gotten quite used to it's slow manners in this high altitude - my '78 300SD puts it to shame...

When I drove it to New Jersey, I suddenly had power that I had never seen before - I was even able to squeal the wheels - a first.

Upon my return to Denver, I put a K&N filter in the E300D. I love the K&N filter in this car because it turns a painful accelerator into a car that is adequate. I have also experienced a 2-3mpg increase in both local, highway and mixed driving. That will certainly pay for the filter.

Unfortunately now that it has more power, my wife drives it 75% of the time. I would not run anything else by K&N in this vehicle.

Now on the other hand, I put a K&N in my '78 300SD and have noticed little or no change.

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