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Re: On The Eight Day, God Made The V8: My Journey To 400 HP by sultaan(m): 1:00pm On Dec 09, 2020
The truck is doing 5000rpm to run at 90mph, feels like a 4 cylinder power.
Re: On The Eight Day, God Made The V8: My Journey To 400 HP by HeavenlyBang(m): 1:08pm On Dec 09, 2020
sultaan:
The truck is doing 5000rpm to run at 90mph, feels like a 4 cylinder power.

You don't know what gear it's in?
Re: On The Eight Day, God Made The V8: My Journey To 400 HP by sKeetz(m): 1:09pm On Dec 09, 2020
Congrats @heavenlybang... may the source never run dry.

I think you forgot the most important detail of this purchase grin And also do small giveaway make boys drink small beer for your head na cheesy

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Re: On The Eight Day, God Made The V8: My Journey To 400 HP by mejai(m): 1:55pm On Dec 09, 2020
sKeetz:
Congrats @heavenlybang... may the source never run dry.

I think you forgot the most important detail of this purchase grin And also do small giveaway make boys drink small beer for your head na cheesy
yes o for the drink.

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Re: On The Eight Day, God Made The V8: My Journey To 400 HP by sultaan(m): 2:47pm On Dec 09, 2020
HeavenlyBang:


You don't know what gear it's in?

Automatic transmission already at cruising speed and a V8. Running near redline means it was near max power
Re: On The Eight Day, God Made The V8: My Journey To 400 HP by GAZZUZZ(m): 3:02pm On Dec 09, 2020
sKeetz:
Congrats @heavenlybang... may the source never run dry.

I think you forgot the most important detail of this purchase grin And also do small giveaway make boys drink small beer for your head na cheesy

Uncle come and declare.

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Re: On The Eight Day, God Made The V8: My Journey To 400 HP by Ayomarcel(m): 3:30pm On Dec 09, 2020
Congratulations. That's a powerful car in your hands. Cruise am well.
Re: On The Eight Day, God Made The V8: My Journey To 400 HP by Heineken(m): 3:35pm On Dec 09, 2020
HeavenlyBang:
Almost two years ago, I bought my first pseudo-performance vehicle.

An 07 Infiniti G35 with 306 HP. Great car, and powerful enough to punch way above its weight class. My user experience probably a few other people I know to get the same car.

Anyway, two years after, I'd gotten a bit more mature and just wanted something more comfortable. Of course, I wouldn't tolerate going to a slower car, so it also had to be powerful enough.

Shortlisted:

- Cadillac ATS
- Dodge Charger RT
- Audi A6
- Acura TL SH-AWD

Slowly started canceling them off the list.

The ATS would've been difficult to own due to availability of parts. The only cars it shares most parts with are the 2014+ CTS and 2016+ Camaro, none of which are popular in the country.

The Charger was similar. I hit up Eddee and realized that I wouldn't be able to get parts easily in my side of the country.

The A6 would've been perfect but Audi's tend to be designed by brainless junkies.

The TL just didn't have the grunt I needed.

The last options? An Infiniti M56 or a W212 E550.

I went with the latter. Albeit, in coupe form. The sedan E550 is probably the better car but was exclusively offered with airmatic. The coupe used regular electronic adaptive shocks instead. That was the one for me.

Cc: Nurey, King406, Philadelphia
congratulations heavenlybang. More blessings sir

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Re: On The Eight Day, God Made The V8: My Journey To 400 HP by bizzle2: 4:31pm On Dec 09, 2020
HeavenlyBang:
One of my biggest fears was port security. Plenty of stories about Port rats, offloading damage, etc.

It's a bit hard to tell if the car was damaged while offloading. But only one thing was missing when it got to me that I'm sure was in the car when it left the US. The start/stop button. It's a simple $9item that has been bought

Headlight control
Where did you get a start button for $9?
The button was listed for about $90 at the Mercedes dealership my friend took my car to for checks. But I got it on Amazon for $40 and that's the cheapest I could find for a genuine Mercedes one.

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Re: On The Eight Day, God Made The V8: My Journey To 400 HP by HeavenlyBang(m): 6:59pm On Dec 09, 2020
bizzle2:

Where did you get a start button for $9?
The button was listed for about $90 at the Mercedes dealership my friend took my car to for checks. But I got it on Amazon for $40 and that's the cheapest I could find for a genuine Mercedes one.

Me. I believe that's a simple, mechanical part. I bought from Aliexpress.

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Re: On The Eight Day, God Made The V8: My Journey To 400 HP by HeavenlyBang(m): 7:00pm On Dec 09, 2020
GAZZUZZ:


Uncle come and declare.

Everybody can go to the nearest shop around and order for whatever they want.

Tell them say na me talk am. Thanks.

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Re: On The Eight Day, God Made The V8: My Journey To 400 HP by Eldemmi(m): 9:01pm On Dec 09, 2020
congratulations bro... more grace... sweet and safe ride.

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Re: On The Eight Day, God Made The V8: My Journey To 400 HP by Themandalorian: 9:23pm On Dec 09, 2020
Congrats bro.
I see c63 in my future cheesy

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Re: On The Eight Day, God Made The V8: My Journey To 400 HP by chukel(m): 6:44am On Dec 10, 2020
Congrats heavenlybang. You always show with a bang.

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Re: On The Eight Day, God Made The V8: My Journey To 400 HP by chukel(m): 6:56am On Dec 10, 2020

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Re: On The Eight Day, God Made The V8: My Journey To 400 HP by HeavenlyBang(m): 10:34am On Dec 10, 2020
Themandalorian:
Congrats bro.
I see c63 in my future cheesy

Thanks, chief. Yes o, I dey see the C63 too. cheesy

chukel:
Congrats heavenlybang. You always show with a bang.

Thanks, oga mi.

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Re: On The Eight Day, God Made The V8: My Journey To 400 HP by HeavenlyBang(m): 10:35am On Dec 10, 2020
ksmart027:
Congrats bro, whats is the 0 to 100 time of these beast.

Not sure. Usually rated at about 4.7s.
Re: On The Eight Day, God Made The V8: My Journey To 400 HP by MASTAkiLLAh(m): 9:52pm On Dec 10, 2020
HeavenlyBang:


Everybody can go to the nearest shop around and order for whatever they want.

Tell them say na me talk am. Thanks.
weyrey cry

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Re: On The Eight Day, God Made The V8: My Journey To 400 HP by GAZZUZZ(m): 10:11pm On Dec 10, 2020
MASTAkiLLAh:
weyrey cry

The type wey de disguise

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Re: On The Eight Day, God Made The V8: My Journey To 400 HP by Mokelu: 10:20pm On Dec 10, 2020
HeavenlyBang:


Everybody can go to the nearest shop around and order for whatever they want.

Tell them say na me talk am. Thanks.

Weyre

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Re: On The Eight Day, God Made The V8: My Journey To 400 HP by hypernikao(m): 10:52pm On Dec 10, 2020
That car dey move abeg!

GAZZUZZ:
I remember chasing this whip for 400+ km and never catching up angry




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoTlxoK2RnE


Re: On The Eight Day, God Made The V8: My Journey To 400 HP by Macsjebs(m): 6:14am On Dec 11, 2020
HeavenlyBang:
One of my biggest fears was port security. Plenty of stories about Port rats, offloading damage, etc.

It's a bit hard to tell if the car was damaged while offloading. But only one thing was missing when it got to me that I'm sure was in the car when it left the US. The start/stop button. It's a simple $9 item that has been bought.

Headlight control module was also missing.
But I don't know where that happened.

So, on to the most important things.

It's a fine car. Far more refined than the Infiniti, perhaps at the expense of engagement.
Even with the V8, it's not a sports car. It's a grand tourer. Soaks up bumps and has plenty of power on tap.
While the G35 makes its power brutishly and at the top end, the E550 is silky smooth and simply pulls you to ludicrous speeds. Very smooth.

For example, if I have a gallon o fuel when accelerating in the G35, it usually falls over. It doesn't in the Merc. It's the torque that's simply amazing. 394 lb-ft at 2800 rpm. More than an E90 BMW M3, a Lexus LFA, or an Audi R8 V8. About the same as a Ferarri 458 Italia.

In comparison, the G35 doesn't make its peak torque of 268 until about 5300 rpm. That makes for a big difference in driving experience, it also means I can sit at 100km/h with the engine lazying about at 1500 rpm.

That said, the VQ35HR is a much more exciting engine. This 5.5L was designed for smoothness in the S Class, not for racing. It shows. The exhaust note is also very muted, and even when you step on it, it just growls softly.

Make person dash me Magnaflow mufflers, I'm pleading.
Cc: Radautoworks

The car is fully loaded, essentially. It's only missing the Distronic Package.

The 12-speaker Harman Kardon system bangs. It's almost overkill for a coupe.

I have heated seats, panoramic sunroof, ventilated seats, paddle shifters, pretty much everything.

Handling isn't as good as the G35. You can feel the weight of the car. But it's definitely capable. Besides, my boy racer days are over.

Steering is too light. It's what I hate most about the car.

Engine is rated at 382 HP, but I'll eventually get a tune to push it to 415 HP. Other planned mods include exhaust work, an Android headunit, and UR strut bars for tighter handling.

Car has just 88k miles on it with complete service history.

Shout out to

- Deltel for handling everything
- OPUSDEI1 because na my oga at the top
- Gazzuzz for his hospitality
- Nakoks for his help
- Diportivo for being a world class pilot
- Eddee and 9icetoo for their advice
- CarguideNG for an impeccable carfax
- PattyBF for registration and tint permit

Obviously, this was only done with the help of the Cartalk family. wink
This is so so lovely
Congrats Boss
Re: On The Eight Day, God Made The V8: My Journey To 400 HP by DAVE5(m): 6:39pm On Dec 12, 2020
selfmadeOLX:


That’s how I went to chase 08 C300 oo
The acceleration is mad. I was doing catch up in my Evil Spirit. Not so evil after all angry

No more i4 in my life again Amin grin

I drive an 08 c300, I would tell u one thing with tears in my eyes, the fvcking car is fvcking slow

I dey match throttle gan 4 ajah axis

God go bless our hustle sha, I go join the v8 “power rangers” crew sooner than expected

Mo power baby
Mo power

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Re: On The Eight Day, God Made The V8: My Journey To 400 HP by kingreign(m): 8:10pm On Dec 12, 2020
DAVE5:


I drive an 08 c300, I would tell u one thing with tears in my eyes, the fvcking car is fvcking slow

I dey match throttle gan 4 ajah axis

God go bless our hustle sha, I go join the v8 “power rangers” crew sooner than expected

Mo power baby
Mo power

Thank you for saying the truth.

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Re: On The Eight Day, God Made The V8: My Journey To 400 HP by HeavenlyBang(m): 8:16pm On Dec 12, 2020
kingreign:


Thank you for saying the truth.

Which truth. He just doesn't know what he's saying.


Every single car made by Mercedes-Benz -- God Bless Karl Benz's glorious soul -- is the fastest car ever made. The C300 is much quicker than your shitbox Nissan GTR.

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Re: On The Eight Day, God Made The V8: My Journey To 400 HP by 9icetoo(m): 8:32pm On Dec 12, 2020
HeavenlyBang:


Which truth. He just doesn't know what he's saying.


Every single car made by Mercedes-Benz -- God Bless Karl Benz's glorious soul -- is the fastest car ever made. The C300 is much quicker than your shitbox Nissan GTR.

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Re: On The Eight Day, God Made The V8: My Journey To 400 HP by Babadee1900(m): 8:34pm On Dec 12, 2020
DAVE5:


I drive an 08 c300, I would tell u one thing with tears in my eyes, the fvcking car is fvcking slow

I dey match throttle gan 4 ajah axis

God go bless our hustle sha, I go join the v8 “power rangers” crew sooner than expected

Mo power baby
Mo power
Probably yours is in limp mode. C300 ain’t slow!

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Re: On The Eight Day, God Made The V8: My Journey To 400 HP by kingreign(m): 8:56pm On Dec 12, 2020
HeavenlyBang:


Which truth. He just doesn't know what he's saying.


Every single car made by Mercedes-Benz -- God Bless Karl Benz's glorious soul -- is the fastest car ever made. The C300 is much quicker than your shitbox Nissan GTR.

angry lipsrsealed
You af join bhad gangs

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Re: On The Eight Day, God Made The V8: My Journey To 400 HP by DAVE5(m): 9:19pm On Dec 12, 2020
Babadee1900:
Probably yours is in limp mode. C300 ain’t slow!

Probably you don’t drive fast

My baby benz is in perfect condition

I take VERY GOOD care of my cars and I don’t spare cash when doing so

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Re: On The Eight Day, God Made The V8: My Journey To 400 HP by DAVE5(m): 9:36pm On Dec 12, 2020
HeavenlyBang:


Which truth. He just doesn't know what he's saying.


Every single car made by Mercedes-Benz -- God Bless Karl Benz's glorious soul -- is the fastest car ever made. The C300 is much quicker than your shitbox Nissan GTR.


Boss, I’m speed thirsty most times and the benz feels slow
(I just ask it most times: is that all you could offer, what if someone with a larger engine comes by, this is how you’d disgrace me)

though I pull away faster than most cars (cos they are actually smaller engines) but I feel that lag wishing I was a bit faster, well i could blame it on what my cash could afford me at the time, I’m sure ur G35 would thrash me on a normal day without stress

Congrats on ur whip though, hope to have more disposable cash and level up to a v8 baby

I was beaten blue lack one day by a 350z convertible

Saw the guy and a gal by his side, she was feeling fly probably cos of the convertible and stuff, I felt well, here’s someone I might pull a stunt on, I pushed, he pushed, a frown blew past my face, my guy was gone (back then it was a different car though)

Used to be a very competitive driver b4 but now I prefer to be a lone ranger when driving, when someone else is pushing his whip just as hard as me, I just slow down and let them go then continue my madness alone cos I now have a descendant at home that’s waiting for daddy

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Re: On The Eight Day, God Made The V8: My Journey To 400 HP by HeavenlyBang(m): 9:42pm On Dec 12, 2020
DAVE5:



Boss, I’m speed thirsty most times and the benz feels slow
(I just ask it most times: is that all you could offer, what if someone with a larger engine comes by, this is how you’d disgrace me)

though I pull away faster than most cars (cos they are actually smaller engines) but I feel that lag wishing I was a bit faster, well i could blame it on what my cash could afford me at the time, I’m sure ur G35 would thrash me on a normal day without stress

Congrats on ur whip though, hope to have more disposable cash and level up to a v8 baby

I was beaten blue lack one day by a 350z convertible

Saw the guy and a gal by his side, she was feeling fly probably cos of the convertible and stuff, I felt well, here’s someone I might pull a stunt on, I pushed, he pushed, a frown blew past my face, my guy was gone (back then it was a different car though)

Used to be a very competitive driver b4 but now I prefer to be a lone ranger when driving, when someone else is pushing his whip just as hard as me, I just slow down and let them go then continue my madness alone cos I now have a descendant at home that’s waiting for daddy

Lmao, that's hella funny. grin

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Re: On The Eight Day, God Made The V8: My Journey To 400 HP by DAVE5(m): 9:57pm On Dec 12, 2020
HeavenlyBang:


Lmao, that's hella funny. grin

Lol

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