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92 SL300-23 with Blistein B6 shocks, SA brakes (Brembo 4 pot calipers with 334mm discs upfront with 300mm in the back, carbon ceramic brake pads), Brabus Monoblock VI rims with 245/35/19 Nitto 555 tires upfront and 285/30/19 tires and now 2010 facelift R230 SL63 front bumper with 2010 E63 side vents, what do you think?
 

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The body shop didnt do them :(
 

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Sorry, I'm not feeling it.
I think the front sits too low and it doesnt line up well with the lines of the side spoiler.
 

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i still havnt done the sides or the rear....but yeah it does sit too low and this is taking into account that the car sits on #3 shims and 19's but compared to my friends SL320 which sits on #1 shims and 18's with version 1 AMG bodykit...my car is WAY higher
 

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Sorry, I'm not feeling it.
I think the front sits too low and it doesnt line up well with the lines of the side spoiler.
Ditto that and not too crazy about the buldge beneath the grill - but hey, it's your car and it would cause any R129 freak to stop and check it out whether it is liked or not. Once it is painted, we all may change our minds:eek:
 

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yeah, They had to cut the bottom half of my R129 bumper and the top half of the R230 bumper and stick them together but paint will have to wait until the end the semester and exams
 

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I think the first curb you hit or parking tire stop you reverse from will make the final judgement on your choice.

Hope you kept your original bumper cover as backup and don't have too much time and money invested in this modification.

Is the lifted hood corner an intentional engine cooling mod or just happenstance?
 

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I think the first curb you hit or parking tire stop you reverse from will make the final judgement on your choice.

Hope you kept your original bumper cover as backup and don't have too much time and money invested in this modification.

Is the lifted hood corner an intentional engine cooling mod or just happenstance?
well...the whole thing set me back $815, as for hitting curbs...i always park my car rear first, as for the lifted hood corner...thats just the after affects of a strut mount failure :crybaby2:
 

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A thought here - you might add universal side skirts to the rocker panels to lower the sides and equalize out the lower from bumper:

Side skirts (UPR8) Universal Side skirts

or something therelike, and you might as well think about a color scheme whereby the bumpers and skirts are black:

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Im still on the look out for sideskirts....R129 sideskirts or R170 seem decent (any opinions on that) as for the rear...its just a tiny add on lip with a 2 cutouts to make space for the quad tip Brabus exhaust system

Not a big fan of 2 tone paint, its still a Merc afterall not to mention, where i live, you need to get a permit to paint your car in 2 tone and thats a hassle
 

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I think the front sits too low and it doesnt line up well with the lines of the side spoiler.
I agree with Tech-Tune. At this stage car does not look cool, but put other parts on car and show us final product. I would love to see finished car.
Good luck to you :D:thumbsup:
 

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End result?

I would love to see final result. This has real potential since I think the r129 really needs the front spoiler modified since the stock ace
Rs look too pointy. Especially the late face lifted models. Trouble is I think the 230 front end is slightly bulky. It would be great ao 90 - 95 % of the bulk but that is too hard.
I am looking for a subtle bumper upgrade which beefs the front end up without turning it into a bath tub.
Would Really like some direction if anyone can assist.
I am new to this forum this week.
Cheers
 

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I would love to see final result. This has real potential since I think the r129 really needs the front spoiler modified since the stock ace
Rs look too pointy. Especially the late face lifted models. Trouble is I think the 230 front end is slightly bulky. It would be great ao 90 - 95 % of the bulk but that is too hard.
I am looking for a subtle bumper upgrade which beefs the front end up without turning it into a bath tub.
Would Really like some direction if anyone can assist.
I am new to this forum this week.
Cheers

The front bumper weighed in at 5kgs in full form, after the cutting and fiberglass...it was less than 1kg which is very good not to mention the wide bumper vents help cool the Brembo brakes and keep engine temps down
 

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2008 R230 SL55 AMG rear bumper now installed and waiting for a Brabus 4 tip exhaust system to arrive by the end of Feb
 
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