Vehicle: 1995 SL500, 2012 E550 2 Door Coupe, 2012 GLK350
Location: B.C. Canada
i remember reading that. but i don't know if it is true. i know he has over exaggerated things but would he blatantly make something up? i don't know if he would do that since it would be easy to call him a fake.
__________________ 1995 SL 500 Mercedes Benz 2012 E 550 2 Door Coupe Mercedes Benz 2012 GLK 350 Mercedes Benz
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The front grill slats are made from spare titanium Daimler-Chrysler Aerospace fighter jet engine blades. These are from the Eurofighter first flown in 1994 at Daimler-Benz' facility in Manching. The titanium blades are perfectly aerodynamic, are hollow and weigh less than painted plastic used on discount cars like Toyota's Lexus brand, and are stronger than steel for resistance to road grit at high speeds. Remember the SL500 is one of the world's fastest cars and at 150 MPH+ continuous cruising speeds in Europe abrasion from even the smallest grit, bugs and pebbles has the effect of sand-blasting lesser cars.
These blades individually sell for over $756.00 as replacement engine parts, but since EADS (the current name for D-B Aerospace, formerly DASA), gets them for free as blades falling just under the weight tolerance for fighter use it's your gain. This is another advantage to Mercedes: Toyota has no aircraft division! I've never needed to replace one, but as replacement parts they are cheap since again these are leftovers that can't be used for fighter jet repairs, and they are also cut a little shorter so D-B has no fear of tempting air forces to buy the cheaper grille replacement parts. If you have a pal in an air force who can get the aviation slats think twice: twelve of them are costing his government over $9,000 and you'd still need to machine the titanium to the correct lengths.
Vehicle: 1996 SL500, 2013 Toyota Venza, 1991 Infiniti G20
Location: Philadelphia, PA, USA
If I were to purchase it would be the bottom right. Not big on carbon fiber look, the one on bottom left has too much chrome and the top right is plastic I think. Personally I'm either buying the single slat or just having my factory grille painted black to match the car.
I have one like that, and it looks and fits like the original. It would take a bit of investigation to tell that it's not OEM.
I believe mine was from 55tech and a little less expensive but probably the same grille.
lynns, I think you will find if it is 55 tech you will be happy with the fitting, mine was easy peasy just 6 Screws. The star supplied was genuine Mercedes so no short cut there + extended hood release.
I'm not a lover of the single Bar more like SLK, and if I wanted 6 bar I would maybe stay with my original. I like my 3 bar for $135 + Shipping, but whichever you decide the quality should be OK.
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