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I have seen people put the S55 look alike pipe tips on their car. It looks good from the rear, how eve when you see the car from the side it looks like a ricer. Any thoughts?
 

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I think the main problem with the after market bolt on mufflers or the more useless screw on dual tips is that there is no cutout for them on the stock, non AMG bumper.

A little more effort would make them look nice, but as a bolt on with no added mods to the rear end, it looks half baked.
 

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Take the tri star out, it is totally a different car.

But, you like it, that's what matters to you.
 

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acarter53 I've always been one to do some modification to my cars. I didn't like the way exhaust tips looked when they hung down too low in the back of the S430 and S500. It also looked bad from the side as you stated. I chose to cut into the bumper and recess the tips in a staggered formation. It's not for everyone but I love this sporty look. Some may say if you want a sporty look should get an SL or clk but at 6'8" 260lbs I can't fit those little cars so I just decided to make my luxury sedan a bit more sporty looking. Work with what you have right? - :thumbsup:
 

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if you plan on putting the amg mufflers go ahead and get the rear bumpers.
 

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I had an experienced L.A. custom exhaust shop do it. Cost me about $500 including the tips. First they did my big body '95 S class and then they did my w220 a couple years later. They outlined the cut in chalk and then went at it with a reciprocating saw. Not easy to watch your baby get chopped up. Ahhhhhh I miss that big body and even my old 740 .:crybaby2: one Pic is before I did the tips on the big body.
 

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