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this guy built a computer to control the 722.6 tranny with option to use paddle shifters, so basicly i could swap in a 2003 722.6 into my 140 plug this computer in tune all the settings to my liking and done a near brand new trans without rewiring the car, thoughts?


 

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You'll get encouraging comments, but watch out for schaddenfreud.
 

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I don't understand why you'd want to have paddle shifters on a cruiser (W140).
well think about it you control when it shifts and yes you can do that with the shifter but its better when your going at faster speeds. i liked paddle shifters ever since i had a loaner c300(maybe c350 cant remember it was 2 years ago)

but i like the shifter on the w140 more(well mine is a later model 97) but i hated the shifter with the stock shift knob but i recently got a g500 shift knob, which is the one with a mercedes logo and V8 under it and it has wood but this thing is fatter then the thin w140 shift knob, btw the g500 one was a gift from my dad on my birthday and he got me a new key with key chain from the dealer. but as far as i heard he got the shift knob for $30, suprisingly the seller wanted $200 and i don't know how on earth my dad and uncle got it for that cheap and i remember making that seller an offer for $50 and denied.

back to the original topic i have heard someone on another forum making this for a e500(05 i think) and that guy went through hell to make work normally
 

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1.) did that car have turbos?

2.) while paddle shifters are cool and a nice feature, it would be easier to do a manual swap and i feel that would be even more fun. The drift s600 has a bmw manual transmission from a 5 series diesel i think. i would only do something like that on a coupe.
 

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well think about it you control when it shifts and yes you can do that with the shifter but its better when your going at faster speeds.
I get it but I still don't think its worth it if all your going to be going is 100mph max.
 

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I get it but I still don't think its worth it if all your going to be going is 100mph max.
well yes it might be somewhat point less on the w140 sedan but on the coupe or r129 and w208 it might be a bit fun since they all use the 722.6. but these german tanks can go up to 155mph ;) not recommending it but it can go faster if the ecu limiter is disabled. all modern benzs have a cut off at 150mph some newer cars even had it at 125mph.
 

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I don't understand why you'd want to have paddle shifters on a cruiser (W140).
:D :D :D - Well, I can answer that question fom personal experience. The coupe has a certain ability to demand all your possible attention due to the alacrity of which it is capable on an appropriate circuit...

It is the first car I've driven where I've wanted the rev counter in the middle not the speedo, and equally I'd rather keep my hands on the wheel at all times in certain styles of driving....:cool:

But then that is hardly normal road conditions as I head up a deserted mountain switchback road.

But, yes other than that I'd agree with you...
 

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well yes it might be somewhat point less on the w140 sedan but on the coupe or r129 and w208 it might be a bit fun since they all use the 722.6. but these german tanks can go up to 155mph ;) not recommending it but it can go faster if the ecu limiter is disabled. all modern benzs have a cut off at 150mph some newer cars even had it at 125mph.
Heh NhzR - I am not going to do this, but is there a way to cut off the rev limiter?
 

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I would do it just so I can drop a gear and blast past that loud civic that's been holding up traffic for the past 5 miles :p

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I probably miss the point. The W/C 140 is a cruiser and setup that everying matches perfectly. Why you would change a transmission to get paddle shift i ssomething which simply escapes me. I do have paddle shift on another car, which also has a double-clutch gearb-box, and I don't use it.

If you're unhappy with your current car, get a S600, I'm pretty sure that this will be in the end less expensive and a better experience. A typical "sports" car most likely will be less then 2.2T

The S class is quiete capable of cruising at 250 km/h (or more) with both hands on the steering wheel.

I would rather use money you have too much on keep my car in pristine condition, but as say say YMMV
 

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That is badass. If you want it, do it.
 

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People have been retrofitting this into e38 BMW's.

Personally I think its cool but not for a w140 sedan. A coupe maybe. I see this mod only functional and fun on a Mercedes coupe or amg or a bmw.

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People have been retrofitting this into e38 BMW's.

Personally I think its cool but not for a w140 sedan. A coupe maybe. I see this mod only functional and fun on a Mercedes coupe or amg or a bmw.

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sad thing is new kia vans come with paddle shifters.
 

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Ok I see everyone is stuck on the paddle shifters, my point of this was that its possible to put the newer 5 speed w140 trans in the older cars the paddle shifters is an option of the computer, I'm more concerned with having the car run correctly. And updated lol, that 5 speed in my friends s500 is amazing it picks up fast when getting on the freeway, and my tranny is already on its way out so really nothing of value it lost.

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Mr Slow,

Today's micro-controller's with a few lines of code can do marvels...Arduino 30 dollar development board can do marvels. This stuff is taught in Middle and High School now. Blank micro controllers are several dollars a piece, and be re-written thousands of times because they have flash memory on them.

Check it out...

Arduino - HomePage

Mouser electronics sells the programmer, but I bet your local Fry's Electronics sells it too.Get your self a Uno-Board and go to town on it!!

Arduino Engineering Development Tools | Mouser

Oh, here is the full thread on the Paddle Shifter. It was in the W210 forum

http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w210-e-class/1638238-paddle-shifter-install.html

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yea but then i would need my brother to program it and thats not happening, ever...
 
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