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@  Francesco : (07 July 2015 - 06:28 PM) Mine stick out about a cm, not flush like yours. Ride height looks close to the same (my springs are at the lowest setting right now)
@  dmoonen : (07 July 2015 - 05:12 PM) Haha all caps my bad
@  dmoonen : (07 July 2015 - 05:12 PM) BRABUS everything I had a really good fitment. https://instagram.co...aken-by=dmoonen
@  dmoonen : (07 July 2015 - 05:11 PM) BRABUS EVERYTHING
@  Surturiel : (07 July 2015 - 04:54 PM) since I assumed that that was the original height of the 450, I was thinking with myself: thouse guys that drop (even more) their smarts are crazy!
@  Francesco : (07 July 2015 - 04:25 PM) Haha yep. My neighbour walked over one day and pointed at the ride height (before the Bilsteins) you got broken springs. Both were broken on the top, reseated against the top cups.
@  Surturiel : (07 July 2015 - 02:27 PM) will do!
@  dmoonen : (07 July 2015 - 02:17 PM) Do yourself a favor and spray some penetrating oil on the top shock nuts. Makes taking them off when the time comes much easier
@  Surturiel : (07 July 2015 - 02:14 PM) well, I'll try and drive more cautiously before I have the budget to do so...
@  dmoonen : (07 July 2015 - 02:05 PM) I've seen many smarts with broken springs even without them or the dealer knowing. Kind of hard to tell with a car that rides pretty rough with working suspension
@  dmoonen : (07 July 2015 - 02:04 PM) You planed on a suspension upgrade anyway lets just say it may have progressed up your list :P
@  Surturiel : (07 July 2015 - 02:03 PM) well, live and learn
@  Surturiel : (07 July 2015 - 02:03 PM) hmmm... nothing like buying a car without knowing about the car...
@  dmoonen : (07 July 2015 - 01:54 PM) Yup very common for both to break
@  Surturiel : (07 July 2015 - 01:15 PM) the car doesn't look higher on one side
@  Surturiel : (07 July 2015 - 01:14 PM) is it common for both sides to break?
@  dmoonen : (07 July 2015 - 12:31 PM) fronts are common to break, they commonly break and reseat in the bracket making them hard to see the actual break.
@  Surturiel : (07 July 2015 - 12:17 PM) Front, I think... I could't see where exactly. The front is sitting pretty low, sometimes the car makes weird clunk noises if I go too fast on a pothole
@  dmoonen : (07 July 2015 - 12:13 PM) Front or rear? Fronts are very common. I'm pretty sure the stock springs are made in a pasta factory.
@  Surturiel : (07 July 2015 - 11:59 AM) yep, my car's springs are broken... It's lower than the Eibach one!
@  dmoonen : (07 July 2015 - 11:02 AM) This is with the BRABUS kits I've had on the cabrio's https://instagram.co...aken-by=dmoonen

https://instagram.co...aken-by=dmoonen
@  dmoonen : (07 July 2015 - 11:00 AM) Height wise with the eibach VS OEM https://instagram.co...aken-by=dmoonen
@  dmoonen : (07 July 2015 - 10:56 AM) If you place the Eibach springs and the BRABUS springs side by side they are identical. Ride quality I cant say as I've only matched the eibach's with OEM shocks/struts
@  dmoonen : (07 July 2015 - 10:54 AM) Correct but very good.
@  Surturiel : (07 July 2015 - 10:49 AM) Eibach ones are cheap(ish), right?
@  Francesco : (07 July 2015 - 10:19 AM) ios. Bleh. "but bottoms out significantly less"
@  Francesco : (07 July 2015 - 10:18 AM) The Bilstein is certainly more firm than stock,mouth bottoms out significantly less. The progressive rate Eibach springs are very well matched to the Bilstein dampers
@  Surturiel : (07 July 2015 - 10:06 AM) what bugs me is the bang (bottoming out) when I drive over a pothole
@  dmoonen : (07 July 2015 - 09:53 AM) Any suspension for the 450 other then stock will be more rough fyi
@  Surturiel : (07 July 2015 - 09:01 AM) I *think* that my front springs might be broken, only now I realized that my front sits lower than usual
@  Surturiel : (07 July 2015 - 08:59 AM) I'm not too concerned about adjustable height. I would be satisfied with a more stable ride, that doesn't bottom out as much
@  stickman007 : (07 July 2015 - 06:26 AM) I got my H&R cup kit for around $630. The front is adjustable height. Not nearly as nice as the Bilstein, but way cheaper
@  Mike T : (07 July 2015 - 06:25 AM) The Bilstein set is height adjustable
@  Mike T : (07 July 2015 - 06:24 AM) The BRABUS suspension kit has been sold out for a while....I got it at a good price....had the installation done at the time of a major service. Byt 2000 still seems like too much.
@  Surturiel : (06 July 2015 - 11:14 PM) Bilstein, sorry
@  Surturiel : (06 July 2015 - 09:10 PM) (I was based on Eddie's price for the Eibach set, 1300 and something+ 600 instalation...)
@  Surturiel : (06 July 2015 - 09:09 PM) who has this suspension for sale?
@  Surturiel : (06 July 2015 - 09:09 PM) that sounds WAY better
@  Surturiel : (06 July 2015 - 09:09 PM) oh, ok.
@  Mike T : (06 July 2015 - 09:08 PM) My BRABUS suspension cost me $850 and I had the dealer install it for about $250. So $2000 seems a bit rich!
@  dmoonen : (06 July 2015 - 04:35 PM) In all seriousness about $150
@  dmoonen : (06 July 2015 - 04:33 PM) Two million doll hairs.
@  Surturiel : (06 July 2015 - 01:59 PM) and how much is this stalk..?
@  dmoonen : (06 July 2015 - 01:58 PM) Yes you need a new stalk, and just need to activate it with a STAR Machine.
@  Surturiel : (06 July 2015 - 01:02 PM) (and yes, your car is pretty much most of what I want on a smart...)
@  Surturiel : (06 July 2015 - 01:02 PM) how does the cruise control thing works? Do I need to get a new stalk?
@  Mike T : (06 July 2015 - 12:54 PM) Luckily my car already came with Nappa leather/ Alcantara seats, wide 15 inch rims and so on. Just had to add the finishing touches.
@  Mike T : (06 July 2015 - 12:53 PM) Eddy sells remaps at $300 occasionally, as well as cruise control (OEM)
@  Surturiel : (06 July 2015 - 12:10 PM) wraping? (myself) 500...
@  Surturiel : (06 July 2015 - 12:09 PM) remap? 500...

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#1 CANMAN

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Posted 06 June 2011 - 08:04 PM

The title says it all.CANMAN
2005 steam green cabriolet, cruise control, armrest, side marker lights,
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#2 Francesco

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Posted 06 June 2011 - 08:10 PM

Yeah, $8.19 here. Not the best price ever, but if you need to do an oil change soon, not the highest price, either.

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2006 fortwo cdi pulse cabrio phat red/silver|heated leather|PLUS|sound||mods OE cruise|Cabriotec heated glass rear window|custom red silicone cdi TIK|all-LED EU lamps front & rear|OE mud-flaps|colour-coded|garage opener|wiper nozzle|SGII|remap|spin-on oil filter|K&N air filter|RS grille|Painted smart Mods de Dion caps|Hella Micro DE fogs|MDC sucker|R1 Concepts brakes|TK's restrictor mod|LED angel eyes|stainless EGR delete|RS paddles|HEL braided brake lines|Bilstein B14 PSS coil-overs|PowerFlex bushings|Michalak 16" wheels||coming up Blindy|torque damper|Morimoto||


#3 Mike T

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Posted 06 June 2011 - 08:23 PM

I got 9 L, I will have to do the green car's 200K km service soon.

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Posted 06 June 2011 - 10:13 PM

Thanks for the sale notice!I just used up my last litre of my on sale stock last week.E.B. B)

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Posted 06 June 2011 - 10:40 PM

$8.19 is not bad. I am finding it hard to come by on the shelf in the US, where it is typically $6.99 or $7.49 at best anyway....

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 05:20 AM

Has anyone noticed that Mobil 1 TV ads now say that Canadian Tireis the exclusive retailer?

[color="#8B0000"]2006 Lite White Pure , X-Gauge and tach, Corelines with Vredestein Quatrac 3 175/195, LED side markers, stubby antenna, embroidered luggage cover, Bosch 3300 filter, M20 spin-on adapter, Rotella T-6 5W-40 , Mann cabin filter, blind spot mirrors, old style cup holder, K&N E-9257 air filter, Michalak air sucker, chicken head fuel cover badge, 135 dB "Freeway Blaster" horn, , Optima Red Top 34/78 battery, Flying Tiger cdi remap, custom seat covers, 451 Brabus "Euro" softtouch shift knob, Michalak mirror/door covers, custom 450 cdi badges, custom license frames, aluminum pedal covers, 17mm wheel bolts with covers, rear view mirror adapter, LED 3rd brake light, "GT Sport" stainless exhaust, RS stainless valance, Eibach Pro springs, Vortex Generators.
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#7 smartzuuk

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 06:13 PM

That can't be the case....

Order the ScanGauge II at http://www.efficiencymatters.ca

 


#8 CANMAN

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 08:03 AM

Mobil 1 Synthetic 0W40 on sale at Canadian Tire $8.39 Liter.Not as cheap as buying it in the states but a lot shorter drive.Canman
2005 steam green cabriolet, cruise control, armrest, side marker lights,
2006 phat red coupe, remote oil filter, armrest, remote battery booster, side marker lights, T.K's restrictor, scangauge, auto up/down windows,

#9 Mike T

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 12:37 PM

You beat me to posting, I bought 10 L there yesterday, so now I have 18L in the garage.

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#10 CANMAN

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 06:32 PM

Mobile 1 oil and filters 25% off Friday March 30 to April 5th.Canman
2005 steam green cabriolet, cruise control, armrest, side marker lights,
2006 phat red coupe, remote oil filter, armrest, remote battery booster, side marker lights, T.K's restrictor, scangauge, auto up/down windows,

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 04:58 AM

Canman, doesn't apply to 0w40 oil. Sale is only on 'select' Mobil 1
driving a smart is, well.............just SMART!!


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Posted 01 April 2012 - 06:39 AM

Appears to be only on 4 litre jugs, not 1 litres.London CT doesn't stock 0-W40 in larger size.
Smart Car#1... got 'Lil'Toot', a loaded 2005 Phat Red Passion Coupe mid-June 2005, and love it! License plate '75 MPG'
Mods so far are tinted windows, mud flaps, power windows mod, cruise control, dual cup-holder from a 451, MB grill bullet, LED side markers,
DRL mod, shortened RV mirror mount, big and bold 'Mercedes-Benz powered' logo, ScanGuage II, XM Radio, Brabus sub-woofer and Garmin GPS.
Re-mapped by Eddy in Vancouver on May 16th, 2011. New engine & turbo Feb/2012 (NOT due to Eddy's re-map).
Smart Car#2... got 'Show Boat', a 2006 Racing Red Canada1 Cabriolet 0n June 23, 2011. Plaque 'Number 1 of 10'. Actually number 1 of 4. Licence plate '1 of 4'.
This prototype Brabus Smart was used across Canada, and at 2006 International Auto Shows in Toronto and Vancouver. Re-mapped and OEM cruise.

#13 Graham

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 05:30 AM

I don't worry much about cost of oil for the smart car. Just 3 litres so we are only talking about a few bucks. Are we not supposed to use 5W40? Never seen that at CT.Did just buy a supply of Mobil 1 while in USA. At Walmart I paid under $27 per 5 qt jug. This for Turbo Truck & Diesel 5W-40 for our '85 300D and High Mileage 10W-40 for our '72 350SL. I will most likely also use latter in our '98 E320 which is now at 185k km. Could have got 0W-40 but even in USA Walmart, Advance auto etc also only sell in 1 qt bottles. $6.47 at Walmart. At Advance Auto they had a sale - 5qt for $28 with free Mobil filter. But they won't sell it to you for that if you don't take the filter! A 5qt jug was ~$32.00
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#14 Mike T

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 06:29 AM

I change it 7 times a year so it's about $55 or so saved, definitely worth the effort of buying them on sale. Add the 5 L of the home B 200 change and there's another $12. Yeah so call it $70 a year, cost of a nice dinner for 2.

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#15 Graham

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 02:02 PM

I change it 7 times a year so it's about $55 or so saved, definitely worth the effort of buying them on sale. Add the 5 L of the home B 200 change and there's another $12. Yeah so call it $70 a year, cost of a nice dinner for 2.

Our smart has only done 10k km since we bought it. One oil change per year whether it needs it or not :) I bought 6 jugs of M1 for the other 3 cars. Probably a saving of about $110. These also each get changed once/yr.
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Posted 28 September 2012 - 09:41 AM

just a heads up I picked up mobil1 0w40 at ctc today at $8.39. sep28/12, NE of Toronto
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