View Full Version : Duhvinci's "dark side"
02-12-2006, 07:23 PM
Since my A4 is still in the very "project" stage (and this is my 13th Audi) - bunch of parts awating the warm weather install, I'll share my other, "dark" side car...
Ever since I was a kid, I wanted a little Mercedes 190... I've seen one in Moscow when I was 8 or 9 years old, it was tuned by Carlsson, so the secret affair began.
Few years ago, I finally found unmolested, low miles car, and in about a year, it slowly transformed into this:
I started with an upgrades to e-code head lights and e-code true orange corners
Stock grill was decromed, front emblem welded shot, then powdercoated black and custom hand laid enamel modified flat badge emblem replaced the "target star"
Rear was debadged, center star was blacked out and e-code Hella tails replaced stock units:
My first suspension/wheel/tire set consisted from 17" Enkei MM2, Bilstein Sports FK springs:
I modified stock Enkei center caps to adopt factory MB caps:
Then came along H&R springs and 18" Fliks:
02-12-2006, 07:24 PM
At this point I turned to the sound system and here is the basic layout:
Custom made trim to accept this units:
Trunk was fully carpeted to ensure there is the match at all sides:
And at night:
The spare tire is still intact, false floor is lifting up (since everything is made in sections)
Inside of every enclosure is hand laid CF
I ended up not using the box, and opted for a free air subs in the rear deck:
All covered by custom grills in the modified rear deck:
Body upgrades... After almost a year, I scored a full kit set from 16V model, its kinda like getting full B5 S4 kit, but 20X harder!!!
Kit is rather extensive, and about 20+ pieces:
Now painted and installed:
The last addition to the car was very rare 3 piece "Duck tail" spoiler made by AMG, a friend sent it to me from Germany. It is not to everyone's taste, but I always wanted one, and I think it compliments the kit rather well:
There will be some small changes/ugrades to the interior this spring, but thats pretty much where the car is and where I wanted it to be.
02-12-2006, 11:52 PM
even though im not a fan of the taillights
the car is beautiful
i really wanted one, but the fact that only automatics aRE available in this country kinda ruined it for me
but beautiful car, congrats
02-13-2006, 06:19 AM
another russian? more pics
02-13-2006, 09:41 AM
That is an incredible transformation, nice work.
02-13-2006, 02:16 PM
another russian.....nice MB, i still have w124....trying to finish with Wald conversion.....i Like it.
02-14-2006, 11:14 AM
I agree with the above comment, the tail lights are over the top. Everything else looks great, what classic lines!
02-14-2006, 07:04 PM
Thanks for the comments guys!
Yep, another russian =)
Tails - to be honest with you, I've been looking for all red for some time now, they should be a nice contrast, kinda like the front e-code ambers, but not willing to spend too much money on them, and stock US units were just blah... So some day =)
Pics - sure, few more pics:
Kievskiy - good luck with your project, wald makes beautiful kit for w124! Be sure to post some pics!!! And since you know these cars, you will probably appreciate this: UK spec mirror, so both, left and right are the same size ;)
03-12-2006, 08:40 PM
Wow, very nice work!
09-19-2006, 10:22 PM
Damn, that car is gangsta.[up] No tint to complete the look?
10-25-2006, 06:11 AM
very nice lookin 190, dont see many lookin like that!!!
usually there's at least 1 dent to spotted somewhere
11-01-2006, 03:30 PM
so clean so nice
11-20-2006, 02:33 PM
wanna sell it. or are you interested in a 88 rx-7 turbo race car??? haha.
Seriously what would u want for it.
11-22-2006, 08:34 AM
The older I get, the more I appreciate the past. Very well done. My thoughts on the rear wing is that its way too heavy looking. It's a bit too chunky. Ive never been a fan of blacked out rear taillamps but those look great! Finally, would it have been possible to hide the muffler some more???
Gorgeous car bro! Now turbo the crap out of it! lol
12-03-2006, 09:42 PM
Thats really sick, can you send me more pics of your custom false floor amp rack and neon rack... im going to make one soon for my 99 A4 and like what you did there :) [UP]
12-06-2006, 07:23 PM
that is the nicest benz i have ever seen
ill give you my sister for it?
01-02-2007, 12:46 AM
damn that is super clean. my friend has a 190 and i really like them. love the sound system!
05-21-2007, 04:48 PM
I really like the tailights, they are sweet. I am not sure about the ducktail though... Post some more photos highlighting it if you would. Thank you.
05-26-2007, 12:02 PM
nice 190 ;] funny to see you here i bought you black enkeis. hows it running ? mine is getting a new quarter and hood
05-26-2007, 02:36 PM
i had a 190, i installed the avantgarde but this is a picture of it before
06-19-2007, 02:33 PM
DUHVINCI - I remember you from 190revolution!! I used to be on that forum all the time before my tranny blew and decided to part ways with the 190 for the A4.. Always loved your car. What was your handle on 190rev again?? I'll try to post some pics of my 190 when I get home.
Man I miss that car sometimes..
W201 2.5-16 EVOII FTW!!