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Forum: smart Operation and Maintenance   02-02-2019, 07:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,214
Posted By SmoovJazzy
So even the auto-clutch transmissions learn your...

So even the auto-clutch transmissions learn your driving habits like those in my 2015 F-150?
Forum: smart Modifications   01-10-2019, 06:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,065
Posted By SmoovJazzy
I have a 2013 Brabus, so a couple of questions as...

I have a 2013 Brabus, so a couple of questions as my car wanders a bit especially in crosswinds.

1. Does your setup help in crosswinds?

2. Do the 17's fit under the wheel well with no rubbing...
Forum: smart Gallery   12-28-2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,620
Posted By SmoovJazzy
The 451 definitely is taller. The 453 is wider. ...

The 451 definitely is taller. The 453 is wider. To each, their own and i"m glad those who have the 453 like them. I have an affinity for smaller cars, I guess that is because my first new car in...
Forum: smart Gallery   12-27-2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,620
Posted By SmoovJazzy
The 453 looks a bit too bloated. My wife said it...

The 453 looks a bit too bloated. My wife said it sort of looks like a puffer fish. I'd still like to drive one, but in the meantime, I'll stick with my 2013 Brabus.
Forum: smart Gallery   12-27-2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,620
Posted By SmoovJazzy
I have to admit that I like the 451's over the...

I have to admit that I like the 451's over the newer body style.
Forum: smart Gallery   12-26-2018, 09:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,620
Posted By SmoovJazzy
Yep, no pictures.

Yep, no pictures.
Forum: Off-Topic Cafe   12-25-2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 406
Posted By SmoovJazzy
Merry Christmas from NW Tennessee.

Merry Christmas from NW Tennessee.
Forum: smart Operation and Maintenance   12-21-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 693
Posted By SmoovJazzy
Thanks. Even if the battery were low, the...

Thanks. Even if the battery were low, the alternator would take over while the car is running to supply the voltage needed would it not?
Forum: smart Operation and Maintenance   12-20-2018, 08:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 693
Posted By SmoovJazzy
I'm not sure if it is the factory installed...

I'm not sure if it is the factory installed battery as I've only had the car for 4 months. If that car starts every time with no issues, but if that will affect the steering, then I will be changing...
Forum: smart Operation and Maintenance   12-20-2018, 01:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 693
Posted By SmoovJazzy
I'm dealing with the same thing on my 2013 Brabus...

I'm dealing with the same thing on my 2013 Brabus with 45,000 miles. So, the battery affects the steering?
Forum: smart fortwo (451 - US vehicle)   10-03-2018, 06:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 850
Posted By SmoovJazzy
I also have this sound on my 2003 New Beetle...

I also have this sound on my 2003 New Beetle Turbo S. It's the secondary air pump that forces air into the catalytic converter upon startup. (That is what found in a video on Youtube) On my 2013...
Forum: The Car Lounge   09-20-2018, 06:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 402
Posted By SmoovJazzy
My concern is the crash test ratings are not good...

My concern is the crash test ratings are not good at all, but then again neither is a motorcycle.
Forum: smart Wheels & Tires   09-15-2018, 06:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 307
Posted By SmoovJazzy
Fortunately the pre-owned 2013 Brabus I recently...

Fortunately the pre-owned 2013 Brabus I recently bought had new sneakers all the way around. I can imagine what replacements will cost since it has two different tire sizes.
Forum: smart Operation and Maintenance   09-13-2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 296
Posted By SmoovJazzy
So I took the Brabus to my mechanic friend who...

So I took the Brabus to my mechanic friend who does my 03 NB Turbo S and talked to him about the Smog Pump. He said, "You buy the part, we will replace it, $50.00." These guys are great. I...
Forum: Colorado Chapter   09-11-2018, 06:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,550
Posted By SmoovJazzy
I'm not a rocket scientist, but $500.00 for an...

I'm not a rocket scientist, but $500.00 for an oil change, and then $300.00, are you kidding me? I've watched quite a few videos on Youtube and this has to be one of the easiest cars out there to...
Forum: smart Operation and Maintenance   09-11-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 296
Posted By SmoovJazzy
Thanks. I'm going to do my New Beetle first as...

Thanks. I'm going to do my New Beetle first as that thing is screaming like a banshee. The Smart will be done in a few weeks.
Forum: smart Operation and Maintenance   09-10-2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 296
Posted By SmoovJazzy
Smog Pump aka Secondary Air Pump - BAD

I have a 2003 New Beetle Turbo S that sounds like a jet taking off when you first start it. After watching many videos on Youtube I tracked it down to needing the secondary air pump replaced. Then...
Forum: smart fortwo (451 - US vehicle)   09-05-2018, 07:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,653
Posted By SmoovJazzy
Did you paint your front brake calipers, or are...

Did you paint your front brake calipers, or are those covers like the ones you can buy on eBay, or even something else? Also, I really like the front grill on your model year. Mine has the big...
Forum: smart fortwo (451 - US vehicle)   09-05-2018, 04:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,653
Posted By SmoovJazzy
I'm in the hunt for a front end damage silver...

I'm in the hunt for a front end damage silver Brabus so I can cut the front off and turn the back into a camper. Something like this.
Forum: smart fortwo (451 - US vehicle)   09-05-2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,653
Posted By SmoovJazzy
Thanks for sharing. My 2013 was $7,500 OTD with...

Thanks for sharing. My 2013 was $7,500 OTD with taxes and all, plus they put new rotors and brakes pads on the front.
Forum: smart fortwo (451 - US vehicle)   09-05-2018, 12:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,653
Posted By SmoovJazzy
Do you mind if I ask what you paid for it as I...

Do you mind if I ask what you paid for it as I recently bought a 2013 with 43,000 miles?
Forum: smart fortwo (451 - US vehicle)   09-03-2018, 06:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 369
Posted By SmoovJazzy
Since the wiring is already there, is there a...

Since the wiring is already there, is there a better slimline type subwoofer you recommend that would be a bit more punchy? I was checking out a few on eBay, but I'd prefer a plug-n-play type...
Forum: smart fortwo (451 - US vehicle)   09-02-2018, 04:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 369
Posted By SmoovJazzy
Boom, Boom, Boom, but not in a bad way.

As I continue to read and learn about my 2013 Brabus I was surprised the door speakers had so much low end and then I read that some models came with a subwoofer under the seat. I didn't think mine...
Forum: Wraps, Paint & Trim   08-30-2018, 07:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 884
Posted By SmoovJazzy
I thought about doing it, but I want to keep my...

I thought about doing it, but I want to keep my silver Brabus as original as possible, just in case one day it might be worth something.
Forum: smart fortwo Electric Drive   08-29-2018, 04:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 731
Posted By SmoovJazzy
It looks like one of the cars from The Cars movie.

It looks like one of the cars from The Cars movie.
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