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      03-12-2019 05:03 PM #101
      Quote Originally Posted by lowlight View Post
      I see.

      Nice, kinda a trade-off, but very worth it, IMO. Wouldn't want your C43 to handle like an S4 or M340i!

      I've been very impressed with the C43. Lightly used examples getting into the low 40's is tempting. Missing the Evo I sold last fall. But plan is for a Giulia QV first. Love the Tundra, but I need something more fun for Nov-April too. Those are my plans anyway...we all know how plans usually go.
      Definitely, a trade-off, just reminded me i should check the inside of my tires (i'm at about 24,000 miles now).

      So it was wrong, it was 13k or so, but with the cords/steel belts showing in some places, i think it was too long.

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      03-12-2019 05:47 PM #102
      Quote Originally Posted by phil123 View Post
      Definitely, a trade-off, just reminded me i should check the inside of my tires (i'm at about 24,000 miles now).

      So it was wrong, it was 13k or so, but with the cords/steel belts showing in some places, i think it was too long.



      I just took delivery of a 2019 C43 Sedan about a month ago, I guess it'll be interesting to see how the tires wear compared to the pre-facelifted cars (if at all)

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      03-12-2019 07:52 PM #103
      Quote Originally Posted by halchka99 View Post

      Side note: wheels are Ronal and made in Mexico
      Safe to assume that a company who made teddy bear wheels knows what they're doing.

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      03-12-2019 10:27 PM #104
      Quote Originally Posted by LaFerrari View Post
      I just took delivery of a 2019 C43 Sedan about a month ago, I guess it'll be interesting to see how the tires wear compared to the pre-facelifted cars (if at all)
      IIRC its the same motor, just some body changes, but enjoi it, it'll be fun. If you want really bad mileage, you should tune it. Full disclosure, 80% of my driving is city though.
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      03-12-2019 10:42 PM #105
      Quote Originally Posted by phil123 View Post
      IIRC its the same motor, just some body changes, but enjoi it, it'll be fun. If you want really bad mileage, you should tune it. Full disclosure, 80% of my driving is city though.
      Yeah once you do a tune on them, you have to measure it in smiles per gallon, otherwise depression might set in. AFAIK there were no mechanical changes to the suspension for the face-lifted car, just new body parts and slightly different tuning.

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      03-12-2019 11:51 PM #106
      Quote Originally Posted by phil123 View Post
      IIRC its the same motor, just some body changes, but enjoi it, it'll be fun. If you want really bad mileage, you should tune it. Full disclosure, 80% of my driving is city though.
      I知 sure at some point I値l want more power but for now I知 just enjoying the sound of the PE while in Sport +

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      03-13-2019 05:26 AM #107
      Quote Originally Posted by LaFerrari View Post
      I知 sure at some point I値l want more power but for now I知 just enjoying the sound of the PE while in Sport +
      Nice!

      PE & AMG Performance seats are both must have options for me.

      Owners, feel free to share pics!
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      03-13-2019 10:53 AM #108
      I totally agree! Here痴 a few pics of my Emerald Green/Saddle car.



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      03-13-2019 10:55 AM #109
      Wow, you did a great job with the specs on that one!
      Quote Originally Posted by Doug Butabi View Post
      And on the tenth day of the two thousand fifteenth year, TCL finds out about rich people.

    11. 03-13-2019 11:06 AM #110
      Nice spec! The want for the wagon (now available in Canada) is strong within me . . .

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      03-13-2019 11:06 AM #111
      Damn, that's a great colour combo. Congrats!

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      03-13-2019 11:53 AM #112
      Quote Originally Posted by Rob View Post
      Nice spec! The want for the wagon (now available in Canada) is strong within me . . .
      Yeah, me too! It's too bad the C43 Wagon isn't available and I don't have the coin to comfortably own an E63 Wagon.

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      03-13-2019 12:21 PM #113
      Quote Originally Posted by LaFerrari View Post
      doorlock stalks are still a thing?
      praise the lowered
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      03-13-2019 12:24 PM #114
      Quote Originally Posted by col.mustard View Post
      doorlock stalks are still a thing?
      I know, right?! You should see the people over at mbworld, they fawn over "modding" their cars with aluminum door pins.

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      03-13-2019 12:29 PM #115
      LaFerrari, that's a beautiful combo. Well done
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    17. 03-13-2019 12:34 PM #116
      Quote Originally Posted by LaFerrari View Post
      Yeah, me too! It's too bad the C43 Wagon isn't available and I don't have the coin to comfortably own an E63 Wagon.
      We also get the E53 wagon!!!!!

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      03-13-2019 12:49 PM #117
      Quote Originally Posted by Toaster29 View Post
      LaFerrari, that's a beautiful combo. Well done
      That. Sell it on TCL in a few years.

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      03-14-2019 11:30 AM #118
      in case any of you need replacements. Tire Rack is 291 shipped, dealer wants $315. Got a second one coming in today.

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      03-14-2019 12:40 PM #119
      Quote Originally Posted by col.mustard View Post
      doorlock stalks are still a thing?
      The door pins? MB/BMW are usually behind the curve on this stuff. But when locked they sit pretty flush
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      03-14-2019 12:40 PM #120
      Quote Originally Posted by halchka99 View Post
      in case any of you need replacements. Tire Rack is 291 shipped, dealer wants $315. Got a second one coming in today.
      Fronts i'm assuming?
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      03-14-2019 12:45 PM #121
      Quote Originally Posted by phil123 View Post
      Fronts i'm assuming?

      yup. rears are actually cheaper. $285. On the bright side these are the "cheapest" run flats available on tire rack. Everything else is $385+

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      03-14-2019 01:20 PM #122
      Quote Originally Posted by halchka99 View Post
      yup. rears are actually cheaper. $285. On the bright side these are the "cheapest" run flats available on tire rack. Everything else is $385+
      And Michelin Pilot Sport 4S's are even cheaper. Buy a full set when you purchase the car and store the stock runflats for when you trade it back in. Replace the 4S's as needed for less than the price of the OEM runflats.
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      03-14-2019 01:36 PM #123
      Quote Originally Posted by ND40oz View Post
      And Michelin Pilot Sport 4S's are even cheaper. Buy a full set when you purchase the car and store the stock runflats for when you trade it back in. Replace the 4S's as needed for less than the price of the OEM runflats.
      Thought of this, however since my wife drives this more than I do, I didn't want to go non-run flats. Car has no spare and if she got a flat it would just be a huge hassle for her.

      Run flats aren't most economical but its just cheap insurance.

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      03-14-2019 02:31 PM #124
      Quote Originally Posted by halchka99 View Post
      Thought of this, however since my wife drives this more than I do, I didn't want to go non-run flats. Car has no spare and if she got a flat it would just be a huge hassle for her.

      Run flats aren't most economical but its just cheap insurance.
      I'd say at best it's 50/50 if the runflat is going to be usable, i'll explain...

      Most of the Conti's that i see are compromised are sidewall blowouts (generally from hitting something hard), in this instance its going to need to be towed or put a spare tire on it.

      Maybe something to discuss with your wife, if you get a sidewall blowout call MB/AAA for a flatbed.
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      03-14-2019 04:17 PM #125
      Quote Originally Posted by phil123 View Post
      I'd say at best it's 50/50 if the runflat is going to be usable, i'll explain...

      Most of the Conti's that i see are compromised are sidewall blowouts (generally from hitting something hard), in this instance its going to need to be towed or put a spare tire on it.

      Maybe something to discuss with your wife, if you get a sidewall blowout call MB/AAA for a flatbed.
      Yeah, I wouldn't count on actually being able to use the runflats. I'm not sure if mbrace roadside assistance is included for the entire warranty period, but if not, that may be the easiest. Just have her press the wrench button if she gets a flat.
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