The rear exhaust canister is a knock-off DTM style with 2 tips. I deleted both the resonator and catalytic converter. Supposedly the cat on 190s are very flo... Show morew restrictive. Supersprint headers are matted up to the motor allowing for a very free flowing exhaust system from front to rear. However, I do have quite a bit of backfiring when downshifting due to little to no back-pressure. When modifying a vehicle in Hawai'i, a Recon inspection needs to be done. Recon stands for 'reconstruction' and cops will give tickets!!!
The addition of the Mercedes 190e w201 Rieger front splitter along with attachment rods gave the car that 'old skool' DTM racing look.
The addition of a custom German/Euro front license plate gives it that extra edge. It is however illegal in Hawaii to put it on. I rocked it for a while, and was eventually pulled over and slapped in the face with a $270.00 ticket!!! Not really worth it.
I wanted some really nice taillights, but since there is barely a market for 190e, it is extremely hard to obtain parts that you may see in pictures of 190s in Europe. Luckily enough I was able to obtain a set of Hella smoked tailights. These are in extremely high demand since Hella does not produce them anymore.
Choice of rims and tires to suite the Mercedes Evo II style. Since all fenders were dramatically widened, I was able to fit much larger tires and rims. I decided upon Mercedes 'Carlsson' style 16 spokes with tires from BF Goodridge 'G-Force'; 235/35 18s. The fender gap needed to be eliminated as much as possible. There is a bit of rubbing on the far inside fender walls of both front rims though. Nothing a hammer can't fix!
Also the addition of Mercedes 300e/16v front calipers and rotors have been added. Direct bolt-on.
So far, engine upgrades have been kept to bare minimum. I have only added intake and other necessary parts to keep the engine running. The 8v motor is very strong, however there are little to no upgrade parts available; most are customly done and plenty $$$! A good port/polish, larger pistons and lots more could this motor a bit faster, but it is a much better idea to just invest in doing a motor swap either newer Mercedes or the 190e 2.3-16/2.5-16, which are both very tunable. Show Less
I thought it might look more modern to add a "Euro Style" shark fin antenna, even if the design is BMW. Powdercoated ADR 18" Kasai rim... Show mores In Hawai'i, besides Safety Check and Inspection you need a Recon Permit (R) as I stated earlier. It is ridiculously lame and since there are so many modified cars in Hawai'i (especially Oah'u), minor upgrades like rims and exhaust need a Recon Permit to be considered legal to drive on the roads. For a long time I never had Recon and I was hassled pretty badly, but I have only been pulled over for Recon in Waikiki. To cops, no recon on a car is an easy target. I needed to raise up and reweld my AMG exhaust and while I was at it I also removed my catalytic converter and replaced it with a 2 1/4 inch pipe. It's much loader and throaty. I have heard that the catalytic converters on Mercedes cars are very restrictive. I wouldn't be suprised if it was better to remove my cat since my car is rather old and stuff tends to buildup in the cat. Show Less
A Spike Voltage stabilizer. Supposedly it helps to balance out sounds and assists in low end torque and engine startup. Who knows? Well I finally got my ac... Show moret together and got all my bodywork done and ready to paint. A few extra pieces that needed to be painted like the eyebrows. The Dupont paints! A black sealer was sprayed to prevent any chemical reactions from occuring between the red and blue paints. Show Less