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Thread: Might be the only bagged C43 AMG Benz ever ?

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    Default Might be the only bagged C43 AMG Benz ever ?

    Im almost positive that im one of the only people in the world with a bagged C43 AMG. as not many molest these cars because they are somewhat rare with only 1200 units being shipped to the North american Continent Mex and Can included. This car is one of two withing my family alone. as my father owns a euro spec ( imported from french quebec) C43 amg. its a tad diff and the cluster is in KMH it has the oreo and mine has the blue and black. I picked this one up from a fellow benz enthusiast, some of you might know him he is the owner of the gunmetal grey W108 1968 280se on accuair.


    anyway got it done with help from a couple of buddies of mine. and my brother came by and helped when he had a couple hours free after work. A lot of you already know my old car. It is also a W202 chasis mercedes a C280 elegance. I had installed air ride recently and then as i did that the cars transmission failed



    good bye darling.






    the day i picked her up 8/30/2013






    fronts are done but had to run airline the day after. it was really hot in Socal the past couple of days












    by the end of the first day got the fronts done and rears out of the old car. brackets were welded so had to swap the entire lower control arm assembly. not an easy or quick job in a garage with hand tools







    had to notch the rear cup for air fitting.




    the donor car / parts car. hit me up if you guys need anything. pm me or shoot me an email.



    the rear fitment so tight



    the not fun part. 202 has no room behind that dash





    onto these pics. job done car is bagged with rims avantgarde grill clear corners and subs as of 9/4/2013




    dat rear fitment doe











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    Loved the old girl but this new one is tits. Following.
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    I like it! Always impressed with your work.

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    I love garage entrance - builds!

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    So bad ass.

    You're crazy for working in this heat..

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    A little pull in the back and its perfect!

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    I like dis.
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    awesome! glad to see you stuck with the platform, but upgraded
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    Really like this, but the color of the wheels don't match the AMG.

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    love it, sick! idk why but I've always loved silver on white wheels

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    you da best.

    thanks for the bracket pictarz!

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    I love the way it is sitting right now! The fitment is so nice

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    major upgrade, nice job as always

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    Looks good!

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    I was wondering what the story was as I watched this unfold on instagram. Too bad about your old w202.
    I love C43s though.

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    the bag is running awfully close to my liking.. congrats on the upgrate!
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    Now polish the wheels and you are golden! Ha nice pick up man!

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    glad it went to a good home david. i know you'll take care of her!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evil Panda View Post
    A little pull in the back and its perfect!
    This!
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    Nice build...I'd say polish the rims too
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    Dude... seriously, this car changed the way I look at this chassis. I've always liked your old one, but there were just a few things I couldn't put my finger on that I didn't like. That all has gone away now and those white wheels against the silver... UGH so good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrackerTeg View Post
    Loved the old girl but this new one is tits. Following.
    Imma miss her we had a good run. Thanks man !

    Quote Originally Posted by mtm_motors View Post
    I like it! Always impressed with your work.

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    I try to keep it clean and simple. The bracket work welding was not mine though. I wish i could weld decently like that. clean welds. i forgot to throw some paint on the arms while they were out though. oops I have to change front LCA bushings soon anyway.

    Quote Originally Posted by lwrde46 View Post
    I love garage entrance - builds!
    Haha ! it was killer working on a slanted driveway but with a lil help me and a buddy got it all done in a couple days

    Quote Originally Posted by SheaMoose View Post
    So bad ass.

    You're crazy for working in this heat..
    Man I ruined two shirts and sweat all over my work. I ***** that part. The heat was killer I had people holding an umbrella for me lol I was going to go wrench on the old one so i can get it sold today but their forcasting 101f degrees for today (sat 9/6/2013)

    Quote Originally Posted by Evil Panda View Post
    A little pull in the back and its perfect!
    im on the fence about it. I want to I do. But after what i did to the last cars fenders. I just cant

    Quote Originally Posted by nellydragracer View Post
    I like dis.


    Quote Originally Posted by motocaddy View Post
    awesome! glad to see you stuck with the platform, but upgraded
    its such an upgrade yet feels exactly the same when working on her and sitting in her.

    Quote Originally Posted by DutchStance View Post
    Really like this, but the color of the wheels don't match the AMG.
    I somewhat agree Although i love white on silver. Its more of like a JDM look not suiting the benz much. I would love to have the LM1 restored to a diamond cut face and polished lip. thats how they come and it looks amazing ! these were just to beat up when i got them

    Quote Originally Posted by same46 View Post
    love it, sick! idk why but I've always loved silver on white wheels
    me too ! not sure if its fitting for the AMG though. might change it up maybe even gold mesh wheels of some sort ??

    Quote Originally Posted by Junya View Post
    you da best.

    thanks for the bracket pictarz!
    No problem dude ! hope this helps you on your quest to bag the 210 wagon. It should be very easy my fabricator used what looks to be the universal brackets that you can order from the web almost anywhere including ebay. and then instead of using the 5.5 inch cup they come with he used a smaller diameter pipe like 4.5 inch and it fits up in the front and rear cup just fine. as you can see in the pics the rear cup actually has the spring pad modified to fit around the bracket cup to make it nice and tight.

    Quote Originally Posted by rsingh3g View Post
    I love the way it is sitting right now! The fitment is so nice
    thanks dude ! i kinda want to tuck the rears though. its just how a merc is supposed to sit.

    Quote Originally Posted by bostongrnM3 View Post
    major upgrade, nice job as always
    It upgraded and replaced a lot of thing that needed to be addressed. thanks man
    Quote Originally Posted by keeton View Post
    Looks good!
    thanks dude !

    Quote Originally Posted by Bronzit View Post
    I was wondering what the story was as I watched this unfold on instagram. Too bad about your old w202.
    I love C43s though.
    yeah the C43 is nice powerful also. feels solid. And yeah i was super bummed out when the trans took a dump on me. But it was sorta a blessing in disguise that car wouldnt pass smog either. If it werent for it needing a transmission and cats I would be keeping it. Damn California smog laws.

    Quote Originally Posted by XsuperbeeX View Post
    the bag is running awfully close to my liking.. congrats on the upgrate!
    mine to man mine to. But ive seen it on Doms wagon back in the day thats just how it is. luckily the bag isnt sat down inside of the spring cup. man your oddy is looking so fresh and see you gettin featured and all that on here ! doin big thangs over there in Indo ! huh ed ? But i been meaning to ask you whats up with some coffee flavors ? hook it up send me a care package

    Quote Originally Posted by scweet14 View Post
    Now polish the wheels and you are golden! Ha nice pick up man!
    exactly what i was thinking

    Quote Originally Posted by D&W View Post
    glad it went to a good home david. i know you'll take care of her!!
    you best believe it man ! I swapped out the license plate lights for LEDs last night, wow what a pain that was. Not the same as the old 202 had to take apart the trunk liner to access them Going to do a trans fluid change and oil change next along with fixing the exhaust hanger. Then poly lower control arm bushings. and going to do that left side valve gasket. its a bit leaky but i was on club202 and the 43 owners over there informed me a leaky m113 is absolutely normal.

    Quote Originally Posted by stinkinrich View Post
    This!
    I do I really wanna roll the fenders but something tells me to just go smaller spacers on the 19x10 dont rape this ones fenders keeps going thru my head.

    Quote Originally Posted by A4crn View Post
    Nice build...I'd say polish the rims too
    if i didnt mind sanding and polishing i would be all over it. but polishing sucks ive done my fair share of it. the results would be nice but im just not willing to put in that kinda work / drop the money for someone else to do it when i know i can do it myself.

    Quote Originally Posted by aLaFleur View Post
    Dude... seriously, this car changed the way I look at this chassis. I've always liked your old one, but there were just a few things I couldn't put my finger on that I didn't like. That all has gone away now and those white wheels against the silver... UGH so good.

    It has so much potential and is over looked so much. people hardly even recognize the W202 as a car that can be modified/ raced/ or go fast at all lol. and in all reality it is chassis that is rooted in DTM racing and is somewhat of a legend amongst the true euro enthusiast that have a liking and appreciation for all pedigree. And to be honest there were a lot more than just a few things that I MYSELF did not like about the old one. and so many little things needed to be fixed it all added up to way more than another car.

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    I think the main improvement for me is the stance. It looks so good at that height in my opinion. Just a slight roll to get the fender down to the wheel in the rear and it would be perfect. It's got such an aggressive stance in comparison to the kind of dumpy tucked look of the other car. You're doing something good here.
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    I work at Mercedes Benz of Atlantic city. A friend of mine had a slammed white c43 like 6 years ago. We ran all h&r lowering springs and shaved the spring shims. We put it on 18in monoblock 2's. Loved that car. It had a perfect stance back before fitment was popular. Any way, we had found a white carbon fiber steering wheel for it. One of the coolest wheels I've ever seen. Worked with the factory airbag. Ive seen 2 or 3 others in the past for the c43 in black and silver. Would look awesome with your car. Happy hunting. Car looks awesome man.
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    It all depends on how you like it to sit. Personally, I like a little bit of tuck, not a lot.

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