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Old 7th December 2019, 09:23 AM
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For aficionados of speed. New record has just been set for the NY to LA run, 27 hrs 25 min. Two guys in a tricked-out E63 AMG. Average speed 103 mph.
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Old 7th December 2019, 12:30 PM
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Wow...
How many speeding tickets did they get?
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Old 7th December 2019, 05:25 PM
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Wow...
How many speeding tickets did they get?
none, they had a whole network of spotters scouting the route for them!!
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Old 8th December 2019, 12:10 AM
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none, they had a whole network of spotters scouting the route for them!!
Awesome!
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Old 8th December 2019, 01:44 AM
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Correction. Three guys, the third in back seat as a "spotter" with binoculars.
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Old 14th December 2019, 06:32 PM
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That time, John is......er...6.9 territory ? BTW, have you been able to snare any pics. or do you have any other competitors' results to compare with ? Make interesting reading. How is your own 6.9 going ? If I remember correctly, you have done away with the hydraulic system. Correct ? Regards Styria
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Old 4th January 2020, 01:54 PM
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Styria, sorry for late reply. My 6.9 hasn't seen much road time as of late. Have a knock in front right suspension. Shock in that corner probably needs to be replaced. When time permits i'm going to review and replace current shock and spring combo which has been on the car for years but i feel could be improved upon. To mmake a long story short, considering all Eibach with a softer spring and shorter shock. Wish me luck.
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Old 5th January 2020, 06:23 PM
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What is the fastest time Sydney to Perth?
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Old 5th January 2020, 06:57 PM
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We continuously see more and more amazing machines come out of Mercedes but we in Australia never have the chance to realise their potential. These guys have pushed the boundries and proved just how good these cars such as the E55 are. Happy New Year to all. Regards Mark
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