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@  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)
@  Surturiel : (05 July 2015 - 11:27 PM) the springs are not broken (as far as I could see, at least)
@  Surturiel : (05 July 2015 - 11:26 PM) ( I like toffee, it goes well with pearl)
@  Surturiel : (05 July 2015 - 11:26 PM) nah, I don't. But I want to do something different: Toffee and chesterfield inserts in gray
@  Francesco : (05 July 2015 - 11:26 PM) yeah, clunks are bad. Ball joints more than likely, but could also be sway bar links or even a broken spring (very common)
@  Francesco : (05 July 2015 - 11:24 PM) if you have a leather guy, that's awesome. Mister Dotcom used to supply fitted pieces in the original smart leather. There's a trim shop in the UK now that does our cars but not sure how close it is to the original dark grey leather
@  Surturiel : (05 July 2015 - 11:23 PM) and the front has some clunks when I go too hard on a pothole.
@  Francesco : (05 July 2015 - 11:23 PM) nice
@  Surturiel : (05 July 2015 - 11:22 PM) this car, although is a rebuilt, has only 65k on it
@  Surturiel : (05 July 2015 - 11:22 PM) yeah... my plan is: wheels/tires, suspension (nothing too fancy, I don't want to drop the car), Eddie's remap, put leather on the interior and wrap it in pearl white
@  Francesco : (05 July 2015 - 11:21 PM) twit hinges? Twitchiness... Lol
@  Francesco : (05 July 2015 - 11:21 PM) On our cars? The bushings will resolve some squeaks and some of the twit hinges on uneven bends. But overall, only do it if you suspect your bushes are worn out. I've only done the rear link bushings
@  Francesco : (05 July 2015 - 11:19 PM) Yeah, you'll notice a better suspension, though former, makes the ride more bearable. It's counterintuitive, but ask any of the local YVR smarties who've done that.
@  Surturiel : (05 July 2015 - 11:19 PM) (the wheels)
@  Surturiel : (05 July 2015 - 11:19 PM) they're european (Poland)

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#1 scampo77

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 05:52 PM

Hello everyone, this is my first post here and I have bought my first smart car about a week ago. I need to get a trailer hitch for it so I can carry my bike around with me. the only hitch I can find is part #11020. This hitch is only for 2008-2010. how different are the models from these years? I am not opposed to cutting and re-welding the hitch if I have to if it is only minor alterations. I just don't want to purchase something that is radically different or it be something I cant use at all. Any advice would help me out a lot.

#2 stickman007

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 06:22 PM

Hi there, welcome to the club! Bil (Bilgladstone) has a hitch that will work for you 2006 Smart (450). I made one a while back and costed about $60 in parts, not very hard, but to be honest, Bil's is much nicer. All the info needed to build one is found on this forum! I will try to dig through some of my notes and see if I can pull up what I did for you :) http://clubsmartcar....mp;#entry312852 Good Luck! BTW, I don't think the 2008+ one will fit your car Izzy

Edited by stickman007, 24 June 2013 - 06:25 PM.

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2004 Jetta TDI: Malone Stage 1.5 (EGR + Left-foot braking fix), EGR Cooler Deleted, OZ Aristos, Eibach Sportline Springs, JSP Skidplate
2005 Fortwo Cabrio Pulse: In pieces
2005 Fortwo Coupe Passion: K&N Air Filter, EGR Emulator, EGR housing/coolant hoses deleted, Restricter Plug, Vertical Wiper Mod, 7" DVD Flip-up Deck, Smart142 Remap, TuningBox stacked, Bil's Ultimate Hitch, H&R Cup Kit Springs/Struts, Paddle Shifter Steering Wheel and Soft Touch.
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#3 dmoonen

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 06:50 PM

I have one I bought from Bill too, I highly recommend it.

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  • 2005 Smart Fortwo Pasion Coupe (eibach, uncle glenn remap+TDC CRplus Tuning Box, SG2, heated seats, upgraded oil pan, oil pan heater, interior heater, EGR Delete, Hitch)
  • 2006 GMC 2500HD LBZ Duramax (PPE Tuning, Transgo Built trans, PVC Reroute, EGR Delete, Trans lines upgraded, 4" exhaust, Pushing 580bhp/903ft lbs) To be installed Belltech 3" lowering kit 
  • 1994 Mercedes Benz 500e AMG
  • 2001 Audi TT Roadster (Custom V6 B5 biturbo)
  • 2004 VW Jetta Wagon TDI  SMG clutch, 17" BBS LM reps Winter, Boost-oil-egt-gauges, Stage 2 Custom Malone tune
  • 2005 VW Golf TDI Stage 5. .  .VNT 20 too much mods to list 
  • 2004 VW Golf TDI MK4, 18" BBS LM staggered rims, Skid pan, Eibach/Koni Sports, VNT 17/22, PD100/PD150 Hybrid injectors, Colt Stage 3 Cam, South Bend Stange 2 Endurance Clutch, Malone Tuned & much more
  • & more on the bench  :icon_twisted:

#4 Coast Steve

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 07:34 PM

Yep, Bil's your man.He's done a pro job on the new towing kit.

I once owned the "GT" Smart....I'm a.. "Hasbin"

 2000 Mitsubishi Fuso FG 4X4 crane with a dump box,  
2005 Pulse, first brand new car!, Brabus this"N"that, racey stuff too, big fat tires, crazy expensive rims, shiny custom "GT sport" muffler, 2 1/2" silicone and aluminum bellmouth "GT MAX" intake kit, some neat decals, heated leather seats, stacked and ready to race, but then I sold it.


#5 tolsen

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 08:48 PM

I am convinced that Curt tow hitch will fit with minor modification. Further details here: http://clubsmartcar....showtopic=23297

#6 bilgladstone

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 10:44 PM

PM sent. Thanks for the positive reviews, guys.Bil :sun:
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#7 Coast Steve

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 06:32 AM

I thought the old SCU hitch was the best, till you came out with this new kit Bil.

I once owned the "GT" Smart....I'm a.. "Hasbin"

 2000 Mitsubishi Fuso FG 4X4 crane with a dump box,  
2005 Pulse, first brand new car!, Brabus this"N"that, racey stuff too, big fat tires, crazy expensive rims, shiny custom "GT sport" muffler, 2 1/2" silicone and aluminum bellmouth "GT MAX" intake kit, some neat decals, heated leather seats, stacked and ready to race, but then I sold it.


#8 stickman007

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 12:16 PM

Here's some pic of the one that I made for my cabrio with the rear bumper piece off, can't seem to find the dimensions, but like I said before, Bil's is MUCH MUCH nicer! Its worth it!photo_1.JPG photo_2.JPG photo_3.JPG

"Everyone is entitled to be stupid, but some abuse the privilege"
 

2002 Audi TT ALMS 225 Quattro: APS 91Oct Remap

2004 Jetta TDI: Malone Stage 1.5 (EGR + Left-foot braking fix), EGR Cooler Deleted, OZ Aristos, Eibach Sportline Springs, JSP Skidplate
2005 Fortwo Cabrio Pulse: In pieces
2005 Fortwo Coupe Passion: K&N Air Filter, EGR Emulator, EGR housing/coolant hoses deleted, Restricter Plug, Vertical Wiper Mod, 7" DVD Flip-up Deck, Smart142 Remap, TuningBox stacked, Bil's Ultimate Hitch, H&R Cup Kit Springs/Struts, Paddle Shifter Steering Wheel and Soft Touch.
2011 Specialized Epic Comp Carbon:

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#9 John & Angela

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 05:29 PM

I have a hitch on two of my smart cars. They work fine but they are not Bills. I wish I had Bills but I already cut a hole in my rear panels so I am stickin with them. Get in touch with Bill and do it right. We don't use ours for a bike rack but actually pull a 535 pound +- tent trailer. Some pics from our last weekend camping trip.

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This one taken on a previous trip.

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Edited by John & Angela, 25 June 2013 - 05:37 PM.

2005 Pulse CDI Cabriolet. 65000 ish KM
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