Date registered: Nov 2002
Vehicle: 10 GLK 350 4Matic
Location: Sonoma County CA
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RE: What would the "ultimate Mercedes hot-rod" be?
Hey, anyone remember the late 70's 450SEL 6.9?
That thing was an absolute monster. Of course the suspension and brakes of the day, even Mercedes could barely hang on. And don't forget the loads of laughter you could inspire everytime you pulled up to a gas pump.
That thing had a monster engine with pistons the size of paint buckets[:p] Think of what you could do with over 400 cubes and a blower[}:)]
You need better suspension, but the frame looked like it was lifted from something by Union Pacific.
You would need a much better transmission and 3rd member. Shop something by Getrag or ZF and hope for the best. The standard MBZ aluminum would turn into an instant hand grenade with the boosted power.
Now: 2010 GLK350 4Matic Then: 2003 C320 4Matic, 2006 E320 CDI, 2000 E320, 1994 E320, 1991 190E, 1985 300D, 1983 300D
"Too much of anything is bad, but too much of good scotch is barely enough."