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post #11 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-12-2014, 06:31 AM
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Thanks for the info everyone, thought I had a "barn find". Also, can anyone tell me what that vertical control panel is under the under the dash?
No... that's a custom add on too. My bet is it had a turbo system in it and it was removed before sale. Someone put a good bit of $$$ into this... those tweeters above the doors are all custom as well.
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No... that's a custom add on too. My bet is it had a turbo system in it and it was removed before sale. Someone put a good bit of $$$ into this... those tweeters above the doors are all custom as well.
As is the Brabus steering wheel. That wheel isn't available on US spec smarts. I would be very leary of that one. No telling how hard it was beat on, or if the tune was correct. That thing could just be waiting to grenade...
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As is the Brabus steering wheel. That wheel isn't available on US spec smarts. I would be very leary of that one. No telling how hard it was beat on, or if the tune was correct. That thing could just be waiting to grenade...
That looks like a standard wheel that was just rebadged.... it would go along with the rest of the car... also those are custom paddle shifters... and they don't look like Matt's either... I didn't know anyone else was making custom billet shifters.
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So I contacted the dealer and they said the previous owner did the upgrades (including the "turbo" but it was traded in for another Merc. I just asked for a photo of the turbo itself so standing by. If anyone wants to check it out in person, it is located at Tom Masano Mercedes in Reading, PA.
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So I contacted the dealer and they said the previous owner did the upgrades (including the "turbo" but it was traded in for another Merc. I just asked for a photo of the turbo itself so standing by. If anyone wants to check it out in person, it is located at Tom Masano Mercedes in Reading, PA.
Can't wait to see this photo. Mainly because it's not there. I'm sure that's a Boesch Built intake with a Smart Madness silicone adapter to go from the side inlet. No turbo anywhere...
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...by the pictures it could have a turbo...we just can't see it...
..by the same picture the air is coming to the engine the old fashioned way...
...if they say it has a turbo ask them if the car is EPA certified...

Jetfuel...I've seen a turbo in a smart...and that's not it...
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Can't wait to see this photo. Mainly because it's not there. I'm sure that's a Boesch Built intake with a Smart Madness silicone adapter to go from the side inlet. No turbo anywhere...
I found a clear picture of a Smart engine bay. There is no way this is turbo

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It is a Brabus steering wheel with the additional Brabus logo in the center. You can tell by the different shape than the US spec wheel. They sell for about $900.00. Nice mod.
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Jetfuel...I've seen one before....
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Looks like a cornfield special...
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