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Looking great lynns I see you have Michelin pilot sport tyres are they good as I'm in need of some more tyres
 

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Moneymerc the Michelins are fabulous tires no doubt. I have only heard very good feedback at the Continental DWS tires which I will probably try next as they are a nice amount less than the Michelins but as I said get rave reviews.

Lynns all that car need is AMG side skirts. :D


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Thanks both for the info ,I've got Pirelli on the 500s at the moment and continental on the 300 but remember how good the Michelin tyres were I think I will give them a try :thumbsup:
 

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Moneymerc the Michelins are fabulous tires no doubt. I have only heard very good feedback at the Continental DWS tires which I will probably try next as they are a nice amount less than the Michelins but as I said get rave reviews.
I've had the Conti DW's and Michellin Super Sport and like both tires but since the price of the Michellins have come down I would purchase the Super Sport. They ride great from a cold start vs. the Contii DW's need a short warm up time to lose the bumpy ride due to cold temp. Go w/ the Super Sports unless your dealing with snow/ice conditions.
 

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And your car would look great with Aluminum Fender Vent Garnish.
Ohh no :eek: chrome/most anything shiny is like kryptonite to me, especially if chrome somehow gets on the wheels double :eek: :eek: The chrome/aluminum accents look good on silver but not any other color IMO. No chrome for me except for muffler tips and emblems and the only reason I haven't blacked out the star on the grille and trunk lid is I don't want the car to be too goth, but it might happen one day.

BTW I hadn't noticed you debadged the trunk lid :thumbsup:
 

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Ohh no :eek: chrome/most anything shiny is like kryptonite to me, especially if chrome somehow gets on the wheels double :eek: :eek: The chrome/aluminum accents look good on silver but not any other color IMO. No chrome for me except for muffler tips and emblems and the only reason I haven't blacked out the star on the grille and trunk lid is I don't want the car to be too goth, but it might happen one day.
Pete, sorry. It's evident that you haven't seen a 129 Silver Arrow up close. The Aluminum Grill, Trunk Handle, and Fender Vent Garnish, etc. are far from the look of shinny chrome that scares you. The Aluminum accents of a SA are satin in appearance and would look great next to your front wheels.

Note: the only chrome on the exterior of my car is the MB front and rear emblems, license frame, exhaust tip, and center cap stars.
 

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Lynns you may be right about it looking good and now come to think of it, it's more of a brushed aluminum look than anything else, I remember now from seeing JosephAnthony's SA at the meet earlier this year. BUT holy poop I just visited parts.com $108 each x 4 is $432 and on oediscountparts.com its even more at $112.50 x4 totalling $449! :surrender: No way am I spending that on vent garnishments with the possibility of not liking how it looks.
 

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SL wagon.....:confused:
 

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You can call me weird or wacko...:surrender:.. But that 3 finger Brabus rims look good on the R129 SL......:thumbsup:
 

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I dont know about you guys but that grill sure does look good
 
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I always thought about the R129 grill minus the big star something to think about, all years of the SL from 300SL forward have star in grille that you can see a mile away.....there is no mistaking something other than a mercedes is coming in your rear view mirror

I cringed when I saw the ad with the lighted star being available on some new models...a little too much 'look at me'
 

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There's your next 129 grill Pete S
Not a fan. The front end becomes to horizontal with no breaks. Horizontal lines on the grille, air dam the protruding horizontal line on the bottom of the bumper and the wipers. Too many things on one plane.


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