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@  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...
@  Surturiel : (06 July 2015 - 12:08 PM) interior? ( leather+sound) ANOTHER 2k
@  Surturiel : (06 July 2015 - 12:07 PM) suspension? 2k.
@  Surturiel : (06 July 2015 - 12:07 PM) wheels with tires? 2k (following your advice and using 15"s...)
@  Surturiel : (06 July 2015 - 12:07 PM) I was crunching numbers, and is likely that I'll end up spending around 7k more... :/
@  Surturiel : (06 July 2015 - 12:06 PM) no, I spent less than 3.5k on the car
@  Mike T : (06 July 2015 - 12:05 PM) I spent about $3300 on upgrades to my Tailor Made BRABUS diesel...
@  Surturiel : (06 July 2015 - 12:04 PM) spent*
@  Surturiel : (06 July 2015 - 12:03 PM) first thing that I did was the keyless knob mod
@  Surturiel : (06 July 2015 - 12:02 PM) and no, stock is definitelly not the goal
@  Surturiel : (06 July 2015 - 12:01 PM) I spend less than 3.5k on it
@  dmoonen : (06 July 2015 - 11:47 AM) Normal for myself. . things dont stay stock long.
@  Mike T : (06 July 2015 - 10:57 AM) That depends upon how much you paid for it
@  Surturiel : (06 July 2015 - 09:48 AM) is it normal to want to spend more than twice that I spent on the car itself on "Upgrades"?
@  Francesco : (06 July 2015 - 09:08 AM) Yep. I know that urge all too well.
@  Surturiel : (06 July 2015 - 07:37 AM) but I'll do the non-smart thing and dump lots of money to do everything I can to make it the "perfect" smart
@  Surturiel : (06 July 2015 - 07:28 AM) under normal driving conditions*
@  Surturiel : (06 July 2015 - 07:28 AM) it's VERY subtle, though. under normal (AKA, not dickhead mode) the car behaves quite well
@  Surturiel : (06 July 2015 - 07:27 AM) nope. in fact, the car is aligned ( I suspected the steering rack at first)
@  dmoonen : (06 July 2015 - 07:11 AM) does it pull to a side?
@  Surturiel : (05 July 2015 - 11:28 PM) and if I brake REAL hard I feel a clunk on the steering wheel)

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#1 CKpt

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 06:10 AM

Was there ever an automatic lights sensor option available for the 450's? I ask because there is a forum member in a Portuguese smart's forum that has had two fortwo Brabus with this option, although I've never seen it or found any information about it.Cheers,
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#2 lebikerboy

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 10:17 AM

As we have DRL's over here there really isn't any need...

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#3 Mike T

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 11:30 AM

...and the DRL put all the exterior lights on, so it could be confused with "automatic lights".

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#4 Alex

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 11:43 AM

...Unless the OP is talking about automatic dimming of high beams, that terribly feature that dims unpredictably and erratically, refusing to dim for the other car when it's on the outside of a curve, dims for reflective signs, comes back on bright when the other cars dims theirs, etc?

#5 CKpt

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 03:14 PM

Nope. I'm really talking about an Automatic lights sensor, just like the 451. Do you know if it was ever fitted to the EU 450's?
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#6 Mike T

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 05:46 PM

Never.

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#7 CKpt

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 04:13 PM

Never.

Thanks Mike. He's has probably mistaken this with the Coming Home and DRL function.
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#8 Mike T

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 05:51 PM

Our DRL package does include a "coming home" function.

2006 smart BRABUS Canada 1 cabriolet, FlyingTiger map 380023_5.png
2013 Ford Fiesta SE 5 speed, 203A and Winter packages 542252_5.png
2008 Mercedes-Benz B 200 5 speed, other goodies 206221_5.png
1966 Peugeot 404 Coupé Injection, in restoration (2016) 201066_5.png





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