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#3933 of 8199 This is what Give New York a Bad Rap
Jul 12, 2001 (7:29 pm)
The Mercedes-Benz SUV that Lizzie Grubman drove backward into a crowd outside a trendy Southampton nightclub Saturday was too powerful for her to control, her new attorney said today.
Grubman, 30, the well-connected Manhattan publicist who careened the vehicle into 16 people outside the Conscience Point Inn, also was unfamiliar with the 2001 Mercedes-Benz ML55 AMG that is registered to her father, and rarely drove at all, defense attorney Stephen Scaring of Garden City said.
"We're trying to get the facts together so we can demonstrate to the district attorney that it was an accident,” Scaring said. "We think it's becoming very clear that this was an accident.”
She has to be kidding , she does not know the power of that ML model, full of s____
Jul 12, 2001 (7:30 pm)
First off, I have the MB Canada accessory hood deflector which is not sold in the US, AFAIK. However, the Nordleth.com EGR Superguard hood deflector works in a similar way and looks nearly identical. Only the edges are different with mine being straight, and the EGR's being curved.
With mine, there are two plastic tabs at each end of the hood deflector which clip onto the deflector and the edge of the hood. The centre part of the hood deflector uses the existing screws that hold the centre grill in (you have to remove the grill - 12 screws, IIRC - to install the hood deflector). It seems to work quite well. Removal is pretty easy and I have done it a few times to wax the underside of the deflector. You just pop the hood open, unscrew the screws, remove the grill and then remove the hood deflector.
No chips on my hood so far (knock on wood), so I've been very happy with it; if I run my palm over the surface of the deflector, I can feel a few undulations (not visible though). Also, I've found that it does a good job of deflecting falling snow flakes away from my windshield and I don't have to use my wipers very frequently, depending on how much snow is falling, of course.
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#3935 of 8199 Yakima vs. Thule crossbars
Jul 12, 2001 (7:33 pm)
I'm curious as to why the rounded Yakima cross bars would be more noisy than the Thule cross bars. I would think that round would be more aerodynamic? I know that Yakima does sell something that can reduce the wind noise. It attaches to the cross bar (it's not the fairing though). Anyone have any thoughts on this?
Jul 12, 2001 (7:42 pm)
All I know is that the 2x4's I had on my old Quik n Easy racks weren't aero at all, but they never made any noise. First thing I did on my Yak round bars is attach a 1x4 t them and they still whistle sometimes.
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Jul 12, 2001 (8:11 pm)
New York gives New York a bad rap.
ok. I guess the sleazy, corrupt people really do it,...
#3938 of 8199 Yakima vs Thule
Jul 12, 2001 (8:16 pm)
my 2 cents... Square bar may have more wind resistance but not necessary generate more noise consider the surface material of these bars and how the material interact(connect) with our vechicle and produce the high pitch harmonics. The thule bars are rubberized (soft to touch)and its harmonic results when i drive the ML at above 70+!! With raw steel painted bar like Yakima, you will hear the harmonic plus wind noise at around 50s....
#3939 of 8199 This is what Give New York a Bad Rap
Jul 12, 2001 (9:09 pm)
No, this is what gives little rich girls a bad rap (or do they deserve it?)
#3940 of 8199 Mats for third Seat Floor Area
Jul 13, 2001 (4:04 am)
Are mats for the third seat floor area available?
#3941 of 8199 Hi Drew,
Jul 13, 2001 (4:15 am)
Except the new, lengthened A-Class (looks more grown up) and the C-sport coupé, I didn't see anything of particular interest (except maybe the cool and stylish sets of MB ballpoint pen and pencil, which I brought). The AMG-models I asked the dealer about are so scarce that they didn't even have one to look at, albeit being a large dealership with three subsidiaries in the region - special order only. He said that if they had those available, every Joe and Jack would want to take them to the Autobahn for pleasure - well, yeah, this is what they're made for...
Jul 13, 2001 (4:16 am)
Blackjava, thanks for clearing that up, i thought that there was some aerodynamic reasoning as to why you installed the fairings behind the moonroof.
Drew, thanks for the detailed explanation for the bug deflector. I'm thinking of getting one soon, found a couple of chips on the hood not to mention all those bug remains.
I also thought that since the Yakima's are rounded they would be more aerodynamic than the thule but i guess not. I guess, i'll have to shell out some $$ for the hitch and the hitch mounted racks.
Thanks again guys.