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    Quote Originally Posted by riander5 View Post
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    What the hell did you buy?!

    (Can't believe no one has asked)
    Bought a Kei truck! Got an HA7 Honda Acty mini truck to boot around town and for utility. Can't wait!


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    There is a tempting 2008 S8 V10 on there now in the best colour... black.
    All I need is a 6 car garage.
    I feel ya. I'd settle for a 3 car with a lift on the single side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S-FLY View Post
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    Bought a Kei truck! Got an HA7 Honda Acty mini truck to boot around town and for utility. Can't wait!
    Always wanted one of these!

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    These Kei trucks are really cool. I see a guy around my work with a Suzuki(?) turbo and 4wd with a tray in the back. I think he has a little lift on it and some huge 15" rims.
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    She wishes it was deep.
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    So deep put her ass to sleep.

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    I'm super excited to get it and try it out. It's also my first JDM RHD. There's something intriguing to me about a small minimalist utility vehicle.
    I'll probably make a YouTube video or two of my adventures and maybe throw a roof top tent on it and take it camping. Seems like the possibilities are endless, lots of cool things you can do with them.

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    jdmconnection.ca is another good source and reliable importer. Will is I think his name (not sure). I have spoken to both B-Pro and JDMConnection at some point and they both seem pretty good.

    If you want options for cars that are already landed and no waiting time then check out velocitycars.ca in BC. They have lots of inventory for the most part, but I find their prices are easily marked up 20% or so as compared to when importing something yourself through the other guys.

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    Right? I just got all hot and bothered.
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    I can only imagine the amount of flakes and lowballers these guys have to deal with on a daily basis. I commend them keeping sane above it all, lol.

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    He got an f'in nice one too

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-AkAabVvTM

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    Quote Originally Posted by Disoblige View Post
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    I can only imagine the amount of flakes and lowballers these guys have to deal with on a daily basis. I commend them keeping sane above it all, lol.
    Totally, this must the equivalent of selling cell phones on Kijiji, a bunch of High school dreamers. Although, must be better now.
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    @S-FLY

    Would you care to share the fees and percentages that they are charging? I'm interested in all the brokerage, transport fees, and service fee.
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    She wishes it was deep.
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    It's so awesome.
    @rage2 how bad are the AMG 55 supercharged V8's for reliability? You've had one right? Surely can't be as bad of a time bomb as the M156.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bjstare View Post
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    It's so awesome.
    @rage2 how bad are the AMG 55 supercharged V8's for reliability? You've had one right? Surely can't be as bad of a time bomb as the M156.
    I did some research on them in the past, I think they are actually more reliable than the 6.3's, but Mercedes got rid of them because they were too expensive to make?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bjstare View Post
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    It's so awesome.
    @rage2 how bad are the AMG 55 supercharged V8's for reliability?
    From a tech at Lonestar: "If you're going to own one, have a thick wallet"

    Apparently the 2014+ W212 is the one to have (facelifted bi-turbo).
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    She wishes it was deep.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DonJuan View Post
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    From a tech at Lonestar: "If you're going to own one, have a thick wallet"

    Apparently the 2014+ W212 is the one to have (facelifted bi-turbo).
    Factual.

    I had the V6 version in the 32. They both suffer from cracked intercoolers (you can get the V6 ones cheap thru Chrysler tho as it's shared with the SRT-6), and a host of sensor failure issues that are very difficult to diagnose. There's a MAF and MAP sensors littered throughout the path, and you're just changing parts for the sake of it.

    The 5.5L TT "63" is by far the most reliable one, as it's based on the mass produced and bulletproof 4.7L TT in the 550 of the same vintage. Tuners funny enough stick with the 4.7L because the 5.5 is a bored version and weaker for really big power.

    The 6.2L are ticking time bombs but they are reliable once the top end is rebuilt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rage2 View Post
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    The 5.5L TT "63" is by far the most reliable one, as it's based on the mass produced and bulletproof 4.7L TT in the 550 of the same vintage. Tuners funny enough stick with the 4.7L because the 5.5 is a bored version and weaker for really big power. ...
    Off topic but is the 4.7L TT in the 550 + a minor tune better than the 5.5 TT in the "63"?
    Or just get a 5.5 TT and leave it alone?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DonJuan View Post
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    @S-FLY

    Would you care to share the fees and percentages that they are charging? I'm interested in all the brokerage, transport fees, and service fee.
    I tried to find that out but they don't break it down that granular. They just give you a total price landed in Vancouver.

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    I would extremely highly recommend B pro. I imported a Suzuki carry Kei truck through him probably 8 years ago (a little gas miser run-about truck for my farm) His prices were about $500 more then the truck cost to buy. He gave me over a dozen options that fit my description as to what I wanted. For doing the federal inspection, he offered numerous places that did all of the inspections. I later sold it for more money then Imported it for. Not bad after 4 years of use and countless more km's. No other importer could give me the selection he did, for the price. I paid the price to bid on the truck, and I got it. The transaction was seamless. He gave me fantastic advice. I wanted a TT MKIV supra with the 6 speed getrag about two years ago, and he informed me they are now $60k cars now (a bit over my $25k budget). He offers solid advice, and very professional. Exceptionally highly recommended
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    Quote Originally Posted by rage2 View Post
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    Factual.

    I had the V6 version in the 32. They both suffer from cracked intercoolers (you can get the V6 ones cheap thru Chrysler tho as it's shared with the SRT-6), and a host of sensor failure issues that are very difficult to diagnose. There's a MAF and MAP sensors littered throughout the path, and you're just changing parts for the sake of it.

    The 5.5L TT "63" is by far the most reliable one, as it's based on the mass produced and bulletproof 4.7L TT in the 550 of the same vintage. Tuners funny enough stick with the 4.7L because the 5.5 is a bored version and weaker for really big power.

    The 6.2L are ticking time bombs but they are reliable once the top end is rebuilt.
    But the original question was about the old 5.5 SC vs 6.2 '6.3'

    But what you are really saying, is to get a 2015 E550 for a 4.7 TT ?!??!

    That 212 gen of E class is an odd one... not old enough to be a classic like the W211, not new enough to be modern looking like the w213 and up

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    Quote Originally Posted by DonJuan View Post
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    Off topic but is the 4.7L TT in the 550 + a minor tune better than the 5.5 TT in the "63"?
    Or just get a 5.5 TT and leave it alone?
    Bang for the buck wise, you can’t beat a 550. My brother bought one during pandemic. It’s loud obnoxious and stock 63 fast. 63 with a minor tune is a high 10 second car. What I’m saying is if you’re out to build a 1000+hp monster, 4.7tt is a better starting point. Stock reliability the 4.7tt is stronger. That’s all.

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    But the original question was about the old 5.5 SC vs 6.2 '6.3'

    But what you are really saying, is to get a 2015 E550 for a 4.7 TT ?!??!

    That 212 gen of E class is an odd one... not old enough to be a classic like the W211, not new enough to be modern looking like the w213 and up
    63 true fix is way the fuck more expensive than keeping a 55 alive.

    The 550 is also available as a CLS. I kinda want one again with how cheap they’re getting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by riander5 View Post
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    But the original question was about the old 5.5 SC vs 6.2 '6.3'

    But what you are really saying, is to get a 2015 E550 for a 4.7 TT ?!??!

    That 212 gen of E class is an odd one... not old enough to be a classic like the W211, not new enough to be modern looking like the w213 and up
    My understanding is that the 5.5SC is a very robust well made motor - I almost jumped on a CL55 a few years back as that has been a wishlist car for some time. I have to laugh that the prices are the same as they were back in 2012 as they are today.
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