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I have a 1991 500SL with 79K miles, I want to replace the shocks and thinking about some mods to increase performance. I lost to a VW R32 GTI [ouch! I hope it had a lot of mods]. I am reluctant to have an indy shop work on it, all service is done at the dealer including oil changes. After market parts make me a bit uneasy. Any suggestions? Any thing from AMG, Brabus etc that might help? Anyone use an indy shop in the Washington DC area or within 100 miles?
 

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I'm not surprised the R32 smoked you, it's about half the weight of the SL and it has 4wheel drive. Don't go messing with your SL, it's built for cruising!
 

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Next time you meet that VW at the lights, Plant your left foot firmly on your brake, Right foot up to 1000+ rpm (on early cars engage first gear), when ready ( lights green) release brake engage right foot hard down simultaneously release brake, say good-bye to VW to reasonable speed, easy off, play with whatever comes to hand, or air signals work well. Works with BMW`s too.
 

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I gotta write that down :D
 

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LOL, Very funny...I will keep that in mind. Actually we were driving at 80 mph and then he was at 130 mph in what seemed like a blink of an eye. I think I'll follow IRLCK's advice and enjoy my SL as is and once I get my BMW M3 I'll hunt down that R32. If all else fails I am buying a jet engine and stuffing it the engine bay...
 

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I too wanted more HP but not engine mods so I have installed K&N airfilters and will install wireless exhaust cutout soon from Home , I expect 15HP more from just that and should sound wicked too!

When I have video I will post it.

Ian
 

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Redbeast, dont give up so easy, a VW r32 pre 2005 on a good day with a top driver does 0-60 in 6.5, maybe he cought you napping. They top out at 153mph so you have 2mph in the bag, good luck and take a video.
 
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