Tag: black

Mercedes CLS55 AMG W219, Kreezi RX11 Pro Phone Holder Mount

I wanted another phone holder, as the vent holder I was using looked “messy” and was blocking the vent. After a search, I went with the Kreezi RX11 Pro (whats in a name…) which has a strong suction cup and extendable arm.

It also clamps the phone automatically once you push your phone against the backing plate.

Link: https://www.bol.com/nl/nl/p/kreezi-rx11-pro-mobiele-telefoonhouder-met-zuignap-zwart-autohouder-gsm-houder-auto/9300000040467708/

Kreezi RX11 Pro phone holder

Kreezi RX11 Pro in the Mercedes CLS55 AMG



Mercedes CLS55 AMG W219, Black Wiper Filler Cap (Pre Facelift W211)

I always hate the bright blue caps for the wiper fluid and when there is an OEM option to change it something better, I am all ears 🙂

I was notified that the pre-facelift W211 E-class had a nice black & yellow cap instead of the ugly blue one. I was able to source used / second hand one for cheap. Retouched the yellow with some yellow caliper paint I had laying around and presto!

Partnr: 2118600064 / PUM22268

Yuck!

Blue vs Black/Yellow cap 2118600064 / PUM22268

Looks way better, don’t you agree?



Mercedes CLS55 AMG W219, Picking Up The Groceries

Picking up the groceries with 467 BHP & 700Nm, got back in record timing 😉




Mercedes CLS55 AMG W219, New Wheel Bolts

Bought new wheel bolts for the front and rear axle. I thought I ordered black wheel bolts for the front axle, but it seems not 🙂

So I painted the tops gloss black, so at least they look black when you look at them. I bought wheel bolts with a movable cap, which should center the wheel better than normal bolts.

Ready for paint
Work in progress
New vs old



Mercedes CLS55 AMG W219, Vinyl Steering Wheel Cover

I love a thicker steering wheel and a simple way to do it is with a steering wheel cover. I have done this mod a number of times on previous cars with great succes, and this one worked out great as well. Very happy with the result, as it gives way more grip.

On pictures it looks like a big color difference, but in reality its not that bad. I have chosen a black inlay and black yarn, as a color would look out of place.

Starting situation
Almost done 🙂
End result!



Mercedes CLS55 AMG W219, Damina Performance DM04 19 Inch Black Wheels

Was able to score another set of wheels just across the border (in Germany). The design from the Damina Performance DM04 wheels looked like something that I thought would look great on the CLS.

But after fitting them it left me with an underwhelming feeling. Sometimes, things can look good on paper, but in reality it doesn’t work out. For me, it was with these wheels. They look absolutely great, but I dont like the way they look on the CLS.

So they are up for sale again: https://link.marktplaats.nl/m1864897698

Whenever I buy new wheels, I make these selfies (sort of a tradition) 😀




Mercedes CLS55 AMG W219, Replacing Old Worn Center Caps

The wheelcaps had seen better days and have been replaced with fresh ones. These are the small mods/repairs which actually make a bigger difference than one might expect.




DeWalt DCF899 impact wrench VS stubborn Volvo S80 Crank Pulley Nut VS Parkside PASSK 20-Li A1

I have been trying to get the crank pulley nut of the vibration damper of my P2 Volvo S80, but have been unsuccessful so far. I tried multiple times with heat, breaker bars, my Parkside PASSK 20-Li A1 impact wrench etc etc.

Decided to invest in a premium brand impact wrench and it has surpassed my expectations! Check my video




Mini Cooper S R53 JCW – Sitting in the driveway

Snapped a picture of the Mini sitting in the driveway. I love this car 🙂

Mini Cooper S R53 JCW Sitting in the driveway 10-06-2020


Mini Cooper S R53 JCW – Starting a new Project

Last year, we were all affected by the pandemic. But even in such strange times, positive things happen. Like me buying a Mini Cooper S, which I wanted to drive for quite some time. I noticed one in the trim that I wanted and went ahead with it.

Looked even better than on the pictures in the advert & was fitted with extra’s like:

  • Carbon GP bumper inserts
  • Carbon handle
  • Carbon JCW hood scoop
  • Carbon Mini R56 spoiler
  • Chrono pack interior
  • LED Angel Eyes
  • LED amber indicators
  • Dechromed exterior trim
  • MSD Coilpack & HT leads
  • 17″ R113 Black / Chrome wheels

A lot of work already has been done, this will be documented as well. Stay tuned 🙂

Thanks to my buddy Joost Evers of Hobbygarage Evers for helping me out!

Mini Cooper S R53 JCW edition (2006)

Mini Cooper S R53 JCW edition (2006)

Mini Cooper S R53 JCW edition (2006)

Mini Cooper S R53 JCW edition (2006)

Mini Cooper S R53 JCW edition (2006)

Mini Cooper S R53 JCW edition (2006)

Mini Cooper S R53 JCW edition (2006)

Mini Cooper S R53 JCW edition (2006)

Mini Cooper S R53 JCW edition (2006)

Mini Cooper S R53 JCW edition (2006)

Mini Cooper S R53 JCW edition (2006)

Mini Cooper S R53 JCW edition (2006)

Mini Cooper S R53 JCW edition (2006)

Mini Cooper S R53 JCW edition (2006)

Mini Cooper S R53 JCW edition (2006)

Mini Cooper S R53 JCW edition (2006)