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Change Cabin Air Filter in Mercedes

Change Cabin Air Filter in Mercedes

If you’re running high flow cats, or no cats on a race application, it is recommended to change your cabin air filter more often than the every b service. Changing the air filters, like the spark plugs, is a little harder than on a toyota.  Instead of just going behind […]

January 13, 2021 0 comments DIY, Maintenance
Remove Smoke Smell or Fumes from a Catless Car or Smoker’s Car

Remove Smoke Smell or Fumes from a Catless Car or Smoker’s Car

My ex inherited a house that a smoker, smoked every day in.  This woman was awesome, completely unrelated to my ex but still gave her a house.  It needed a lot of work, beyond just painting I ended up learning how to remodel from this house. Her dad was a […]

January 12, 2021 0 comments Cleaning, Interior, Lifestyle
Adding Capacitors and Crossovers to Enhance Factory Speakers’ Sound

Adding Capacitors and Crossovers to Enhance Factory Speakers’ Sound

One of the ways manufactures can save on the total cost of an audio system is by cutting the costs of the crossovers.  As digital processing has evolved one might assume that factory wiring and amps would put out tightly controlled audio signals to each and every speaker independently.  However, […]

December 12, 2020 0 comments Electronics, Stereo
Upgrade Mid-Woofers in a Mercedes CLS 2011-2018 (likely others too)

Upgrade Mid-Woofers in a Mercedes CLS 2011-2018 (likely others too)

After I upgraded the front woofers, added dynamat, upgraded the tweeters, it was time to tackle the mid-woofers.  I wanted something that would fit, match the sensitivity, and that was well controlled. I choose the Memphis audio 2.75″ mid-woofer which left a small gap (that should be remedied with some […]

December 12, 2020 0 comments Electronics, Stereo
Install Android Screen in Mercedes CLS C218

Install Android Screen in Mercedes CLS C218

So there’s been things I’ve needed to do, and I haven’t done for too long.  There is a specific category that is at or near the bottom of the list on my life to do, but  high in terms of what I should post or write about.  I think perhaps […]

December 7, 2020 0 comments Android Screen, Electronics
DC to Easton, MD

DC to Easton, MD

As the pandemic threatens further, social distanced events are more important than ever.  A very nice day trip is from the DC area to Easton and St. Michael’s MD. And a beautiful drive fits the bill.  Off of exit 19 on 495 you get to a fairly straight high speed […]

November 22, 2020 0 comments Day Trips, Lifestyle
Upgrade Mercedes Tweeters in CLS

Upgrade Mercedes Tweeters in CLS

Previously, I purchased a set of speakers to fit into the front.  I was only able to ft the woofers at the time but it made a huge difference.  The dynaudio tweeters and mid did not fit.  The screen I previously upgraded but haven’t yet done a video on. Later […]

November 22, 2020 0 comments DIY, Stereo
Chemical Guys Grey Matter Waffle Weave Car Drying Towel First Impressions

Chemical Guys Grey Matter Waffle Weave Car Drying Towel First Impressions

Nearing the mid of November the DMV’s temperature were in the mid-seventies.  It was the perfect time to wash my car, and I got to use for the first time the Chemical Brothers new-ish(?) microfiber drying cloth.  With that let’s push the button on this review, and I won’t hold […]

November 9, 2020 0 comments Cleaning, Maintenance
Potomac Cars and Coffee

Potomac Cars and Coffee

I went to Potomac Cars and Coffee about a month ago now.  I meant to write about it then but life got in the way.  I remember the show well though, it was beautiful weather, there were beautiful cars. I parked on the wrong side though, and my son really […]

November 9, 2020 0 comments Car Shows
Reduce Bass Rattle from Rear of Mercedes CLS or E-Class

Reduce Bass Rattle from Rear of Mercedes CLS or E-Class

I really enjoy driving my CLS.  I do remember though the speakers would rattle, the doors would rattle; I drove over a rough patch of road and I thought to myself, “why did I trade in my avalon.”  That is how bad the speakers and rattle were. Slowly, piece by […]

November 9, 2020 0 comments DIY, Stereo
Meet your Transmission Tuner: Southern Hotrod

Meet your Transmission Tuner: Southern Hotrod

Southern Hotrod LLC offers upgrades to various factory transmissions for reasonable prices with transparent processes.  For about $4600-4800 in 3-5 days after receiving your 722.9 transmission, they will rebuild it into a “war viking” using upgraded components. They note perhaps obviously that the transmission must be calibrated to the car. […]

November 6, 2020 0 comments Tuners
Meet your Tuner: Eurocharged

Meet your Tuner: Eurocharged

If I had to pick one tuner with the best reputation on the internet  it would be EuroCharged.  Everyone has nice things to say about being tuned by Jerry.  They are super easy to work with, and apparently over 60,000 cars have been worked on by them, check out their […]

November 6, 2020 0 comments Tuners
Meet your Mercedes Tuner: DTK Motorsports

Meet your Mercedes Tuner: DTK Motorsports

I first started hearing about DTKM on MBworld.org where they were discussing the DTK1000 kit which iirc is around $8,000 for about 1000 hp out of an m157 engine.  (I do wonder if this kit could be made to fit an m278 engine, and if you could get 800hp.  Talking […]

November 6, 2020 0 comments Tuners
What to do if you don’t like your tune and don’t have the original ECU file?

What to do if you don’t like your tune and don’t have the original ECU file?

I was recently talking to Paqo who runs a tuned 550. He didn’t have the stock tune to go back to and wasn’t really liking the current tune. I thought it was a good question so when I connected with Jake owner of Eurocharged; I  hit him with that question. […]

October 29, 2020 0 comments Tuners
Dragy Review: A GPS Performance Tracker and Social Network

Dragy Review: A GPS Performance Tracker and Social Network

I recently picked up a Dragy which is a 10hz GPS sensor that can track your performance data.  This is pretty cool. BUT the really great part is that you can see the leaderboards by make, comment on other’s times (and receive replies).  Which can really demystify tuning. One example […]

October 20, 2020 0 comments Electronics, Performance
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