Date registered: Aug 2010
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New CLK550 owner in CLT, NC
hey guys, I am new to the site, I have looked around at 2 other sites for the past few weeks since I got my car and I have decided that this one is the most comprehensive for what I've been searching. You all are a great resource for diy so far. My car is stock right now, but I plan to do many upgrades and have been getting some great ideas in the forums.
I do have a couple questions, since my ride has 19,960 miles on it right now (warranty for +70k mi until ~99.7k), I am wondering as to what the longevity of the CLK's are. Does anyone have any w209's with high/very high mileage? How's it running?
Secondly, I am looking at wheels. (plan on getting bilstein drop setup also). I have seen that most are getting 35mm offsets (no spacers?) and running max 265 rears on 19's. If there is anyone with some personal experience with this setup or has a better recommendation for running some "flush" wheels, please let me know.
Does anyone recommend keeping it stock (suspension wise)?
Lastly, is there anyone in the local Charlotte area that knows about any good indie shops?
Thanks for reading!