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upgrading the performance of your car

Postby Mikevogues » Fri Oct 28, 2016 11:51 am

Have you ever had the performance of your car upgraded? bigger fuel pump/turbo,re-mapping/chipping, etc and how much more power and excitment did you get from it?
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Re: upgrading the performance of your car

Postby denisehornsby » Wed Nov 09, 2016 12:31 am

Hi,
I have just had been fortunate and had a recent substantial windfall. I have just purcased a 2008 SL55 the last year of manufacture selling my 2006 model (Sad to see it go) . I have sent this model which is becoming collectable away to a specialist garage, it is currently having modifications including supercharger,fuel pump, and ECU upgrades and a nitrous system fitted. I very much look forward to trying this car out when it returns, soon I hope. I will post about it when I have tried it. You only live once!! regards,
Denise

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Re: upgrading the performance of your car

Postby louise_heels » Fri Nov 11, 2016 10:28 am

denisehornsby wrote:Hi,
I have just had been fortunate and had a recent substantial windfall. I have just purcased a 2008 SL55 the last year of manufacture selling my 2006 model (Sad to see it go) . I have sent this model which is becoming collectable away to a specialist garage, it is currently having modifications including supercharger,fuel pump, and ECU upgrades and a nitrous system fitted. I very much look forward to trying this car out when it returns, soon I hope. I will post about it when I have tried it. You only live once!! regards,
Denise


Wow! that's going to go like stink by the time the specialists have done their work. Hope you have fun in it :-)

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Re: upgrading the performance of your car

Postby denisehornsby » Sat Nov 12, 2016 11:04 pm

Hi Louise,
I certainly hope so but I may be a little apprehensive at first,
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Re: upgrading the performance of your car

Postby louise_heels » Mon Nov 14, 2016 8:21 pm

All that power?! Have you ever had high performance driving lessons/school? X

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Re: upgrading the performance of your car

Postby denisehornsby » Thu Nov 17, 2016 1:42 pm

Hi,
Had quite a few track days a while ago, Dad taught me to drive.(Most Dads do,he was very patient,said I went too fast)
Should get car back early next week, good timing as Friday is monthly meet up night with a life long girl friend for a meal, just been shopping too, a new outfit and some Louboutins,-Lady peeps, couldn't resist patent black, 6" heels!! An excuse to try them and perhaps the car too,
Regards,
Denise
PS There are some funny people on here again!! running over/crushing, Whats that all about? a bit strange if you ask me.

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Re: upgrading the performance of your car

Postby louise_heels » Thu Nov 17, 2016 1:47 pm

denisehornsby wrote:Hi,
Had quite a few track days a while ago, Dad taught me to drive.(Most Dads do,he was very patient,said I went too fast)
Should get car back early next week, good timing as Friday is monthly meet up night with a life long girl friend for a meal, just been shopping too, a new outfit and some Louboutins,-Lady peeps, couldn't resist patent black, 6" heels!! An excuse to try them and perhaps the car too,
Regards,
Denise
PS There are some funny people on here again!! running over/crushing, Whats that all about? a bit strange if you ask me.


Oh good, good to hear that.
New car, new outfit and new Loubs hey! ;-) Wow you'll be set up for a fun Friday night for sure. I find single sole shoes easier to drive in than thicker platforms though lol :oops:
No idea, weird folk around sometimes.

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Re: upgrading the performance of your car

Postby louise_heels » Fri Nov 18, 2016 12:12 pm

hi denise, meant to ask, did you get a courtesy car while yours is in for its upgrade? xx

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Re: upgrading the performance of your car

Postby louise_heels » Wed Nov 23, 2016 10:25 am

denisehornsby wrote:Hi,
Had quite a few track days a while ago, Dad taught me to drive.(Most Dads do,he was very patient,said I went too fast)
Should get car back early next week, good timing as Friday is monthly meet up night with a life long girl friend for a meal, just been shopping too, a new outfit and some Louboutins,-Lady peeps, couldn't resist patent black, 6" heels!! An excuse to try them and perhaps the car too,
Regards,
Denise
PS There are some funny people on here again!! running over/crushing, Whats that all about? a bit strange if you ask me.


have you had the car back yet denise?
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Re: upgrading the performance of your car

Postby denisehornsby » Wed Nov 23, 2016 7:20 pm

Hi,
Car came back yesterday,really excited but I was not there, Away with job util Thurs/Friday, didn't get curtessy as i didn't need one,
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Re: upgrading the performance of your car

Postby louise_heels » Thu Nov 24, 2016 9:18 am

denisehornsby wrote:Hi,
Car came back yesterday,really excited but I was not there, Away with job util Thurs/Friday, didn't get curtessy as i didn't need one,
Regards,
Denise



Hi Denise, oh I see now, glad it's back with you, have you taken it for a drive yet?
Louise

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Re: upgrading the performance of your car

Postby denisehornsby » Thu Nov 24, 2016 6:27 pm

Hi,
I Havn't tried it as the car is at home and I am away on work commitments until Friday,
regards,
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Re: upgrading the performance of your car

Postby louise_heels » Fri Nov 25, 2016 10:00 am

Bet you are looking forward to it though ;-)

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Re: upgrading the performance of your car

Postby denisehornsby » Sat Dec 03, 2016 5:20 am

Hi,
Finally just tried my upgraded SL55 out after it returned, couldn't last Friday as late home, had to cancel night out, busy weekend and working away all week-again. Managed to read handbook though! Just got back from clubbing with friend Melissa,very exhilarated both trying to out do one another, (nothing new there)me in LBD and new patent Louboutins -really lovely, very high but comfy and Melissa an even shorter LBD- and v/high heels too- both in our mid 40's too.Earlier got in car, excited, checked controls adjusted seat, turned key (don't use button) and pressed gas pedal, the engine errupted,seemed a lot rougher though, into drive, hardly had to press the gas as the RPM is higher when cold so was I doing 50 without trying!!, kept having to brake though!! The club isn't far, there is short dual carriage way so i pressed the gas a bit. Wow! pushed back into our seats but had to slow down, too many cars.When we came out about 2.30 am I knew the roads would be clear and a better opportunity to try the car out properly so nitrous on. I suggested to Melissa a slight detour.The power and sound of the engine was amazing, great fun. We stopped at traffic lights, there was not a car in sight, a perfect opportunity with a clear road. The lights changed, with slight apprehension I put my right Louboutin firmly down on the gas, almost to the floor, there was a sucking noise followed by a massive wrench, we surged forward pushed back into our seats!! I felt the rear wobble and held the steering wheel (for life)forcing the pedal hard to the floor. I think we held our breath, amazing.I've never seen a speedometer go up so quickly!! like being on a bit of elastic. I then drove home via Melissa's sensibly.
Regards Denise and Melissa

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Re: upgrading the performance of your car

Postby louise_heels » Mon Dec 05, 2016 10:32 am

denisehornsby wrote:Hi,
Finally just tried my upgraded SL55 out after it returned, couldn't last Friday as late home, had to cancel night out, busy weekend and working away all week-again. Managed to read handbook though! Just got back from clubbing with friend Melissa,very exhilarated both trying to out do one another, (nothing new there)me in LBD and new patent Louboutins -really lovely, very high but comfy and Melissa an even shorter LBD- and v/high heels too- both in our mid 40's too.Earlier got in car, excited, checked controls adjusted seat, turned key (don't use button) and pressed gas pedal, the engine errupted,seemed a lot rougher though, into drive, hardly had to press the gas as the RPM is higher when cold so was I doing 50 without trying!!, kept having to brake though!! The club isn't far, there is short dual carriage way so i pressed the gas a bit. Wow! pushed back into our seats but had to slow down, too many cars.When we came out about 2.30 am I knew the roads would be clear and a better opportunity to try the car out properly so nitrous on. I suggested to Melissa a slight detour.The power and sound of the engine was amazing, great fun. We stopped at traffic lights, there was not a car in sight, a perfect opportunity with a clear road. The lights changed, with slight apprehension I put my right Louboutin firmly down on the gas, almost to the floor, there was a sucking noise followed by a massive wrench, we surged forward pushed back into our seats!! I felt the rear wobble and held the steering wheel (for life)forcing the pedal hard to the floor. I think we held our breath, amazing.I've never seen a speedometer go up so quickly!! like being on a bit of elastic. I then drove home via Melissa's sensibly.
Regards Denise and Melissa


Hi Denise, glad the uprated car is living up to expectations. it sounds like it goes like a startled cat! Not surprised you were a bit worried with all that power under your right foot did you scare yourselves a bit? :-) Which Louboutins were you wearing babe? Good to hear you had a fun evening.
Louise


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