!! VMAX VI !!

!! VMAX VI !!

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granville

18,764 posts

227 months

Tuesday 12th October 2004
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phatgixer said:
Are you guys ready!!


...and willing.

phatgixer

4,988 posts

215 months

Tuesday 12th October 2004
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johnny senna said:
Is it derestricted yet!!??


Not yet.

DMS are booked....and they tickle it to give 650bhp. Just wonder if they can shead 1000kgs though?

phatgixer

4,988 posts

215 months

Tuesday 12th October 2004
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Derestrictor said:

phatgixer said:
Are you guys ready!!



...and willing.


...and able?

GuyR

1,997 posts

248 months

Tuesday 12th October 2004
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Oh yes - I'm ready............

MOD500

2,665 posts

216 months

Tuesday 12th October 2004
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Thought you were against tweaking the 65 after your experiences with the SL55, IIRC from an old post of yours?

phatgixer

4,988 posts

215 months

Tuesday 12th October 2004
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MOD500 said:
Thought you were against tweaking the 65 after your experiences with the SL55, IIRC from an old post of yours?


That was me trusting TuV and Brabus to make a wheel / tyre combo that didn't blowout every 1,000 miles. Unfortunately Continental came to the party and dumped on the cake....

For Vmax I have to have the limiter removed and as a consequence the car gets another 38bhp (I don't know why). They could unleash a further 150 bhp and 200n/m torque, but I am sensitive to planetary gears!

granville

18,764 posts

227 months

Tuesday 12th October 2004
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phatgixer said:

Derestrictor said:


phatgixer said:
Are you guys ready!!




...and willing.



...and able?


Does the phrase 'unable to knock the skin orf a rice pudding' resonate any?

I must say, I do admire your singularity of mind and purpose in buying a 150k Merc: at such rarified levels of dosh transfer, most may have elected for the trad routes of Maranello, Sant Agata or the former habitues of Newport Pagnell but you stuck firmly to the quest of redoubtable, Prussian firepower.

At 650bhp too, I think that appalling little man Thomas should offer to buy you a 'rat au bap' from our resident rodent vendor.

Complete madness but I grant you, superb.

MOD500

2,665 posts

216 months

Tuesday 12th October 2004
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phatgixer said:

They could unleash a further 150 bhp and 200n/m torque, but I am sensitive to planetary gears!


It would blow the box up in no time surely if all 750-odd horses and QEII torque were released, even though the box is beefed up over the 55AMG version?

Cannot wait to see it in action.

Out of interest did you not fancy a RUF R turbo or something along those lines for the same-ish price you paid for the Merc?

Best Regards


MOD.

granville

18,764 posts

227 months

Wednesday 13th October 2004
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Can I just remind everyone to do a full check of brakes, tyres/pressures & fluids before the day in question?

I appreciate this is akin to telling Granny how to suck eggs but in my humble experience I've discovered just how much stress various components may undergo and when decelerating from over 150 (in all cases?) and with half of Vauxhall's weekly output possibly positioned broadside to your rapid trajectory, things can simmer a bit!

Any specific questions, speak to Daz Tuning Services.

GregE240

10,857 posts

233 months

Wednesday 13th October 2004
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Derestrictor said:
Can I just remind everyone to do a full check of brakes, tyres/pressures & fluids before the day in question?

Otherwise you might just drive your car into an armco and look like a twa...hero.

Oh no, that was me

I cannot believe you're dishing out mechanical knowledge Simon, and yet you've got staff who weild the spanners

Big up the DeR, alias "Nowvan Spannuh Munkeh"

granville

18,764 posts

227 months

Wednesday 13th October 2004
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You can never claim to have truly experienced the mystery of the 911 without applying 'The Badger Technique;' I have it on the very best authority!

joust

14,622 posts

225 months

Wednesday 13th October 2004
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Derestrictor said:
You can never claim to have truly experienced the mystery of the 911 without applying 'The Badger Technique;' I have it on the very best authority!
I thought it was Noble's that did the badger chasing

J

phatgixer

4,988 posts

215 months

Thursday 14th October 2004
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Derestrictor said:

I must say, I do admire your singularity of mind and purpose in buying a 150k Merc: at such rarified levels of dosh transfer, most may have elected for the trad routes of Maranello, Sant Agata or the former habitues of Newport Pagnell but you stuck firmly to the quest of redoubtable, Prussian firepower.




After sampling the wares from Gaydon and Maranello I was impressed, but wanted a car for everyday and was designed from day one to be convertible. The Merc is durable and (especially in RED!) rare.

Sant Agata has taken 120 thousand of my hard earned spondoolies for a Gallardo which will become my 2005 trackday weapon....

Now, should I use a non AMG tuner to fettle a 150K motor?....

granville

18,764 posts

227 months

Thursday 14th October 2004
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Mr Gixer,

I am beginning to fawn in the wake of what appears to be an irrepressible force of sublime motoring cogniscence...

A Gallardo too? Sensational! (Ensure you fit a Tubi exhaust on it, someone round here has done and it seems to deliver the swift, emphatic elixir of petrolicism that is usually reserved for the more ubiquitous thoroughbreds from that region.)

Will this see an end to the CSL or are we talking car stable central?

Outrageous.

phatgixer

4,988 posts

215 months

Thursday 14th October 2004
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Derestrictor said:
Mr Gixer,

I am beginning to fawn in the wake of what appears to be an irrepressible force of sublime motoring cogniscence...

A Gallardo too? Sensational! (Ensure you fit a Tubi exhaust on it, someone round here has done and it seems to deliver the swift, emphatic elixir of petrolicism that is usually reserved for the more ubiquitous thoroughbreds from that region.)

Will this see an end to the CSL or are we talking car stable central?

Outrageous.



Tubi is on order.

....and common sense says that I should sell the CSL

So naturally I'm keeping it.

shadytree

8,291 posts

215 months

Thursday 14th October 2004
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I've just read most of this thread, watched four or five VMAX vids on PHTV, getting quite excited now in breaking my VMAX cherry

, it is quiet at work

burriana500

16,556 posts

220 months

Thursday 14th October 2004
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But will you break 182?

shadytree

8,291 posts

215 months

Thursday 14th October 2004
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burriana500 said:
But will you break 182?


The car can, but not sure I'll have the room. 160 to 182 seemed to take quite a while

burriana500

16,556 posts

220 months

Thursday 14th October 2004
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In fact... we only managed about 140 around Chimay the other week, in the wet granted, so any chance of acting co-pilot again

shadytree

8,291 posts

215 months

Thursday 14th October 2004
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burriana500 said:
In fact... we only managed about 140 around Chimay the other week, in the wet granted, so any chance of acting co-pilot again


got Stig Snr with me again