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jacksprat
03-06-2006, 08:55 AM
a while ago I started a thread about whether or not one could buy all the parts to do the 2006 facelift on a older e65/e66's. While most people agreed that it could be done, many people were guessing it would cost $15-20k in parts and paint.

Turns out a facelift would cost less than $1000 more than a full ACS bodykit, and you get ALOT more stuff too.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=8043148253&ssPageName=MERC_VI_RSCC_Pr4_PcY_BIN_Stores_IT

D2-AUTOSPORT
03-06-2006, 02:50 PM
Yeah I saw this link about 3 weeks ago, very interesting. I'm back and forth on if its worth the 7-8k with installation / paint / etc, when you can get a WALD full kit for 3k ish. And then the issue of all those OEM panels that have been replaced at resale time, etc etc.

I guess this is a good time to ask, what is the most improved part of the 06?? In my opinion its the rear, what do you guys think?

jacksprat
03-06-2006, 03:33 PM
I like the front of the 06, I prefer the rear of the 02. If say, I rear ended someone, I would just get the parts to convert the front end to 06.

True, installation of the retrofit kit will cost like 3x the installation of a Wald or ACS kit.

D2-AUTOSPORT
03-06-2006, 05:08 PM
I like the front of the 06, I prefer the rear of the 02.

See thats the crazy part! I am interested to see if others will weigh in and the opinions will be split down the middle such as you and I.

And your rear end comment is exactly what I was eluding to, if you were to take a perfectly fine 02-05 and do this conversion, when sale time came, most prospects would think you "cracked up your 7 and switched the nose" lol

kato23
03-06-2006, 07:16 PM
i love the rear of the new model best but like the side skirts of the older models