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We’ve done a 430 to 55 swap already. That was easy. A 55kompressor swap I expect to differ a little more.
 

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A 55K engine is a lot easier to get. I will do some research. I want to be in the 414 to 450 range, and not have to do the swap again due to boredom.

It’s tough, once you drive a fast car, you want most of your cars as quick, if not as fast.
I think the 55k engine will give you a lot less headache fitting it and be a much more reliable engine. It’s almost a bolt straight in where the M156 will be a total nightmare to fit and even worse to get running.
 

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The M156 will be slightly faster only on takeoff, that's all.
I wonder how did MB come up with the 0,1 sec faster thing. How do you compare a M156 in one body with 113K in a completely different body?
They did not compare them across bodies. There are several chassis that went unchanged between xx55-AMG and xx63-AMG cars. For example, the R230 SL, the W211 E-Class, etc.

MBZ likes to manipulate its 0-60 figures for marketing purposes. Ironically, they will often understate one model's speed so it does not "compete" with the AMG models. For example, in real world testing, the CLK550 is faster than the CLK55. But on paper, MBZ listed them as the same. The reason being, they still hade some CLK55's on the lots when the CLK550's arrive and they did not want to detract from those sales. This happened with some other models, too.
 

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Selling parts off this 2002 I bought.

I needed some parts from this to complete my AMG project if you need anything let me know, as well as your price.

Interior is excellent with a Kenwood DVD player.

AMG rims and scorpion tires are for sale. View attachment 2603115
Do you have the tailgate lower trim panel (see pic below) in black/grey? My ML has the black interior. Thanks.
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If you have a 2002-2005 buy this one.

Thanks 43sqd. Mine is like the pic I show - has the emergency and first aid kit. The one you show won't fit.
 

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are parts still available on this? interested in the tails

you may want to go with sls buckets. go on youtube and watch tasos channel. headbolts can be the least of your worries on an M156.
 
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