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General Information

Year
1999
Make
Mercedes-Benz
Model
R170
Color
black 040
Packages
AMG sport package
History
Bought this one from a friend, who wanted to scrap it. Invested 150 work hours and 4000 dollars in parts. Drives like a dream now. No leaks. Has all options installed. Everything works, not a single missing part and nothing rattles or flakes...and I mean nothing! Came with all paperwork, manuals and 3 keys complete. Gave it to my wife for our ..th wedding anniversary. She loves it.
1999 Mercedes-Benz R170 (black 040)

Modifications

Drivetrain
It came with a new head and and excellent compression on all four cylinders. Kompressor, Air pump, AC, Power steering and Waterpump were in top condition. Changed all fluids incl. engine oil, transmission, brake, cooling, final drive and Kompressor fluid. Removed rats nest and had to clean out 20 years of dirt from the engine compartment. Changed valve cover gasket, spark plugs, O2 sensors and several rubber hoses and plastic clips.
Interior
Red/Charcoal interior. Leather seats were still nice. Removed and fixed both door panels and exchanged all dashboard parts and center console for refurbished plastic parts from Holger in Florida. Installed new headliner, sport steering wheel and refurbished all 5 hydraulic roof cylinders.
Exterior
Swapped headlights for black Dual Halo Spider lights. Changed grill for updated sportier version.
Audio
Kept the OEM BOSE system and head-unit incl CD-changer, since they worked fine with excellent sound.
Suspension
Installed new OEM rear suspension and steering damper as well as 4 new shocks. After the 4-wheel alignment it drives like a smooth Go-cart.
Wheel and Tire
Came with some junky chrome mags. Installed 8x18 JNC (BBS style) wheels with +34ET and perfect Centerbore and mounted 235/40ZR18 on all 4. Fits tight without rubbing or fender problems.

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