iMac 24″ 2007 series, 2TB hard disk upgrade

iMac 24

Finally got round to replacing the 500GB disc in my three year old iMac. A slightly daunting procedure made far easier by following the guidance in Brian Dorey’s excellent video guide at: vimeo.com/2252036.

Took slightly longer than the 30 minutes Brian suggests and my iMac is slightly different internally from the one he’s working on.

Required tools: Torx 6 and 9 drivers available from Maplin and a four suction available from Screwfix for about £10.

Note the laptop so that I can follow his instructions on Vimeo as I work thru the transplant. I also needed to clone the content of the 500GB drive onto the 2TB drive. This cloning procedure took seven and a half hours! I used Carbon Copy Cloner. I then transferred the drive from the WD caddy into the iMac. Handling the 24" flat panel with no screen protection and a hell of a lot of dust was a bit nerve wracking. Anyway I managed it but had to be really careful to lay the 20 or so screws out in the right order so that I could re-assemble properly. Just follow Brian’s instructions, make sure there are no small children running around, make sure you’ve got the right kit, take care and you’ll be fine!

Computer works fine, seems a bit faster and it’s great to have 1.5TB free!

Posted by Jordanhill School D&T Dept on 2010-09-30 17:34:31

Tagged: , Apple , iMac , Hard Disc Upgrade , 2TB , Aluminium iMac , DIY , Torx driver , Suction Lifter

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Gloria Juggling

Earth Hour at the 3 Finger Club LOHHAS Lifestyle Lounge

Lights were out between 8:30 and 9:30 while we told stories and discussed our Lifestyle Of Health, Happiness And Sustainability (LOHHAS) using the 3 Finger "Peace Plus One" Sustainability Salute to remind us about Peace, Harmony and Balance between Society, Environment and Economy

People were the best jugglers of "Society, Environment, Economy" balls won "EARTH HOUR 60" T-Shirts WOW !/O!/

Photo Courtesy of the McMaster Institute for Sustainable Development in Commerce

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all participants in the Earth Hour Discussion got a copy of "Letter to Maddie" featured below:

We Screwed Up
A Letter of Apology to My Granddaughter
By Chip Ward

[Note: I became politically active and committed on the day 20 years ago when I realized I could stand on the front porch of my house and point to three homes where children were in wheelchairs, to a home where a child had just died of leukemia, to another where a child was born missing a kidney, and yet another where a child suffered from spina bifida. All my parental alarms went off at once and I asked the obvious question: What’s going on here? Did I inadvertently move my three children into harm’s way when we settled in this high desert valley in Utah? A quest to find answers in Utah’s nuclear history and then seek solutions followed. Politics for me was never motivated by ideology. It was always about parenting.

Today my three kids are, thankfully, healthy adults. But now that grandchildren are being added to our family, my blood runs cold whenever I project out 50 years and imagine what their world will be like at middle age — assuming they get that far and that there is still a recognizable “world” to be part of. I wrote the following letter to my granddaughter, Madeline, who is almost four years old. Although she cannot read it today, I hope she will read it in a future that proves so much better than the one that is probable, and so terribly unfair. I’m sharing this letter with other parents and grandparents in the hope that it may move them to embrace their roles as citizens and commit to the hard work of making the planet viable, the economy equitable, and our culture democratic for the many Madelines to come.]

March 20, 2012

Dear Maddie,

I address this letter to you, but please share it with Jack, Tasiah, and other grandchildren who are yet unborn. Also, with your children and theirs. My unconditional love for my children and grandchildren convinces me that, if I could live long enough to embrace my great-grandchildren, I would love them as deeply as I love you.

On behalf of my generation of grandparents to all of you, I want to apologize.

I am sorry we used up all the oil. It took a million years for those layers of carbon goo to form under the Earth’s crust and we used up most of it in a geological instant. No doubt there will be some left and perhaps you can get around the fact that what remains is already distant, dirty, and dangerous, but the low-hanging fruit will be long-gone by the time you are my age. We took it all.

There’s no excuse, really. We are gas-hogs, plain and simple. We got hooked on faster-bigger-more and charged right over the carrying capacity of the planet. Oil made it possible.

Machines are our slaves and coal, oil, and gas are their food. They helped us grow so much of our own food that we could overpopulate the Earth. We could ship stuff and travel all over the globe, and still have enough fuel left to drive home alone in trucks in time to watch Monday Night Football.

Rocket fuel, fertilizer, baby bottles, lawn chairs: we made everything and anything out of oil and could never get enough of it. We could have conserved more for you to use in your lifetime. Instead, we demonstrated the self-restraint of crack addicts. It’s been great having all that oil to play with and we built our entire world around that. Living without it will be tough. Sorry.

I hope we develop clean, renewable energy sources soon, or that you and your generation figure out how to do that quickly. In the meantime, sorry about the climate. We just didn’t realize our addiction to carbon would come with monster storms, epic droughts, Biblical floods, wildfire infernos, rising seas, migration, starvation, pestilence, civil war, failed states, police states, and resource wars.

I’m sure Henry Ford didn’t see that coming when he figured out how to mass-produce automobiles and sell them to Everyman. I know my parents didn’t see the downside of using so much gas and coal. The all-electric house and a car in the driveway was their American Dream. For my generation, owning a car became a birthright. Today, it would be hard for most of us to live without a car. I have no idea what you’ll do to get around or how you will heat your home. Oops!

We also pigged out on most of the fertile soil, the forests and their timber, and the oceans that teemed with fish before we scraped the seabed raw, dumped our poisonous wastes in the water, and turned it acid and barren. Hey, that ocean was an awesome place and it’s too bad you can’t know it like we did. There were bright coral reefs, vibrant runs of red salmon, ribbons of birds embroidering the shores, graceful shells, the solace and majesty of the wild sea…

…But then I never saw the vast herds of bison that roamed the American heartland, so I know it is hard to miss something you only saw in pictures. We took lots of photos.

We thought we were pretty smart because we walked a man on the moon. Our technology is indeed amazing. I was raised without computers, smart phones, and the World Wide Web, so I appreciate how our engineering prowess has enhanced our lives, but I also know it has a downside.

When I was a kid we worried that the Cold War would go nuclear. And it wasn’t until a river caught fire near Cleveland that we realized fouling your own nest isn’t so smart after all. Well, you know about the rest — the coal-fired power plants, acid rain, the hole in the ozone…

www.tomdispatch.com/images/managed/fear2.gifThere were plenty of signs we took a wrong turn but we kept on going. Dumb, stubborn, blind: Who knows why we couldn’t stop? Greed maybe — powerful corporations we couldn’t overcome. It won’t matter much to you who is to blame. You’ll be too busy coping in the diminished world we bequeath you.

One set of problems we pass on to you is not altogether our fault. It was handed down to us by our parents’ generation so hammered by cataclysmic world wars and economic hardship that they armed themselves to the teeth and saw enemies everywhere. Their paranoia was understandable, but they passed their fears on to us and we should have seen through them. I have lived through four major American wars in my 62 years, and by now defense and homeland security are powerful industries with a stranglehold on Congress and the economy. We knew that was a lousy deal, but trauma and terror darkened our imaginations and distorted our priorities. And, like you, we needed jobs.

Sorry we spent your inheritance on all that cheap bling and, especially, all those weapons of mass destruction. That was crazy and wasteful. I can’t explain it. I guess we’ve been confused for a long time now.

Oh, and sorry about the confusion. We called it advertising and it seemed like it would be easy enough to control. When I was a kid, commercials merely interrupted entertainment. Don’t know when the lines all blurred and the buy, buy, buy message became so ubiquitous and all-consuming. It just got outta hand and we couldn’t stop it, even when we realized we hated it and that it was taking us over. We turned away from one another, tuned in, and got lost.

I’m betting you can still download this note, copy it, share it, bust it up and remake it, and that you do so while plugged into some sort of electrical device you can’t live without — so maybe you don’t think that an apology for technology is needed and, if that’s the case, an apology is especially relevant. The tools we gave you are fine, but the apps are mostly bogus. We made an industry of silly distraction. When our spirits hungered, we fed them clay that filled but did not nourish them. If you still don’t know the difference, blame us because we started it.

And sorry about the chemicals. I mean the ones you were born with in your blood and bones that stay there — even though we don’t know what they’ll do to you). Who thought that the fire retardant that kept smokers from igniting their pillows and children’s clothes from bursting into flames would end up in umbilical cords and infants?

It just seemed like better living through chemistry at the time. Same with all the other chemicals you carry. We learned to accept cancer and I guess you will, too. I’m sure there will be better treatments for that in your lifetime than we have today. If you can afford them, that is. Turning healthcare over to predatory corporations was another bad move.

All in all, our chemical obsession was pretty reckless and we got into that same old pattern: just couldn’t give up all the neat stuff. Oh, we tried. We took the lead out of gasoline and banned DDT, but mostly we did too little, too late. I hope you’ve done better. Maybe it will help your generation to run out of oil, since so many of the toxic chemicals came from that. Anyway, we didn’t see it coming and we could have, should have. Our bad.

There are so many other things I wish I could change for you. We leave behind a noisy world. Silence is rare today, and unless some future catastrophe has left your numbers greatly diminished, your machines stilled, and your streets ghostly empty, it is likely that the last remnants of tranquility will be gone by the time you are my age.

And how about all those species, the abundant and wondrous creatures that are fading away forever as I write these words? I never saw a polar bear and I guess you can live without that, too, but when I think of the peep and chirp of frogs at night, the hum of bees busy on a flower bed, the trill of birds at dawn, and so many other splendorous pleasures that you may no longer have, I ache with regret. We should have done more to keep the planet whole and well, but we couldn’t get clear of the old ways of seeing, the ingrained habits, the way we hobble one another’s choices so that the best intentions never get realized.

Mostly I’m sorry about taking all the good water. When I was a child I could kneel down and drink from a brook or spring wherever we camped and played. We could still hike up to glaciers and ski down snow-capped mountains.

Clean, crisp, cold, fresh water is life’s most precious taste. A life-giving gift, all water is holy. I repeat: holy. We treated it, instead, as if it were merely useful. We wasted and tainted it and, again in a geological moment, sucked up aquifers that had taken 10,000 years to gather below ground. In my lifetime, glaciers are melting away, wells are running dry, dust storms are blowing, and rivers like the mighty Colorado are running dry before they reach the sea. I hate to think of what will be left for you. Sorry. So very, very sorry.

I’m sure there’s a boatload of other trouble we’re leaving you that I haven’t covered here. My purpose is not to offer a complete catalog of our follies and atrocities, but to do what we taught your parents to do when they were as little as you are today.

When you make a mistake, we told them, admit it, and then do better. If you do something wrong, own up and say you are sorry. After that, you can work on making amends.

I am trying to see a way out of the hardship and turmoil we are making for you. As I work to stop the madness, I will be mindful of how much harder your struggles will be as you deal with the challenges we leave you to face.

The best I can do to help you through the overheated future we are making is to love you now. I cannot change the past and my struggle to make a healthier future for you is uncertain, but today I can teach you, encourage you, and help you be as strong and smart and confident as you can be, so that whatever the future holds, whatever crises you face, you are as ready as possible. We will learn to laugh together, too, because love and laughter can pull you through the toughest times.

I know a better world is possible. We create that better world by reaching out to one another, listening, learning, and speaking from our hearts, face to face, neighbor to neighbor, one community after another, openly, inclusively, bravely. Democracy is not a gift to be practiced only when permitted. We empower ourselves. Our salvation is found in each other, together.

Across America this morning and all around the world, our better angels call to us, imploring us to rise up and be as resilient as our beloved, beautiful children and grandchildren, whose future we make today. We can do better. I promise.

Your grandfather,

Chip Ward

Posted by Philip McMaster PeacePlusOne_!/ on 2012-04-03 03:31:42

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BRAC brings upheaval, opportunity to San Antonio 090812

BRAC brings upheaval, opportunity to San Antonio 090812

PHOTO CAPTION: RJ Holley, Program Manager for Facilities, IMCOM Transformation Office, discusses new blast-proof windows with Troy Alexander, superintendant with RKJ Construction, the contractor on Building 2265, the future home of Headquarters, IMCOM G6. (Photo by Rob McIlvaine, FMWRC Public Affairs)

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BRAC brings upheaval, opportunity to San Antonio 090812

By Rob McIlvaine
FMWRC Public Affairs

FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas – Construction on the Installation Management Command campus at Fort Sam Houston is raising the dust with four buildings under complete renovation, one getting an addition, two being built from the ground up, and 2,400 people moving into new offices during the next two years.

“It’s been a year-long process to get all the building plans developed and the approvals granted for all of these projects,” IMCOM Transformation Office Program Manager Roy “R.J.” Holley said.

With one of the buildings half completed, and contracts being awarded for the rest, Fort Sam, as it is colloquially known, continues to grow.

Construction, however, is not new to San Antonio, known as Military City USA. From the early days of Spanish exploration and the transformation of the Alamo, to providing the cutting edge in battlefield healthcare training, San Antonio’s history is closely linked to military history.

However, the Base Realignment and Closure activities scheduled to occur in San Antonio through September 2011 could arguably be one of the city’s largest economic development projects.

San Antonio’s four military facilities – Lackland and Randolph Air Force Bases, Camp Bullis and Fort Sam Houston – are expected to receive 4,886 new personnel, 5,500 Family members, 9,000 additional students, along with $2.1 billion in construction.

San Antonio is one of 12 locations worldwide where Department of Defense sites are combining to form joint bases. Under the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Joint Basing plan for San Antonio, installation support functions at Fort Sam Houston will combine with those at Randolph and Lackland AFBs to support what will be the largest customer-based organization in the Department of Defense when completed in 2011.

Restoration of historic structures on Fort Sam Houston will provide administrative space for about 3,000 military personnel and civilian employees. They will support a variety of realigned agencies and commands, including the Installation Management Command, the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command, and the Army Environmental Command. The Mission and Installation Contracting Command and the Network Enterprise Technology Command, including the 106th Signal Brigade, also will be stationed there.

All told, BRAC is expected to bring 9,000 employees to Fort Sam Houston.

These renovation projects include about two dozen structures, many of which are more than 75 years old and several that are more than a century old. As federal historic renovation efforts, the projects are within the National Historic Preservation Act parameters.

“One of the nicest things about these historical structures built in the 1930s as regimental barracks is the open balconies that will allow people to move between offices by going outside on the second and third floors,” Holley said about IMCOM headquarters. “The balconies face the summertime prevailing winds, allowing them to be nice and cool. A lot of business will probably be conducted on those balconies.”

If there is insufficient room on the balconies, the buildings are designed with 30 percent more meeting rooms and conference areas than normal design guidelines.

These historic structures are arranged in the shape of a square with a new 168,000 square foot IMCOM headquarters being constructed in the middle.

Holley oversees renovation of three buildings for IMCOM – including one for FMWRC and another for AEC. He also oversees construction of a fourth building for IMCOM, to be located inside the four outlying buildings on campus, the renovation of the old Sam Houston Theater for Army Entertainment Division, and construction of the MWR Academy.

Building 2264, the future home of Family and MWR Command, will begin renovation this November and be completed by May 2011.

In the meantime, 68 personnel, the majority of whom are relocating from the National Capital Region, will work at the Fort Sam Houston Community Club until the permanent lease space located off base becomes available in September.

IMCOM personnel moving to Fort Sam Houston this summer will experience some difficulty in accomplishing their daily work activities. But in two years the enormous amount of construction and the resulting consolidation of various departments will streamline workflow, reduce stress and contribute to an improved quality of life for Soldiers and Families.

"We’re having growing pains, of course," said Bill Bradner, deputy Public Affairs officer and spokesperson for the Family and MWR Command. "Adapting to split operations is a challenge, and working through the IT issues has been frustrating, at times. But every day we’re getting smarter, and developing solutions to those challenges.

"We’re looking forward to moving to the leased space this fall. Right now some of us are working on folding tables, taking our files and computers home every night, even sharing phones, copiers and printers. Moving to office space and establishing a more permanent infrastructure will be a huge step forward. Of course, there will be growing pains then, too… but the lessons we’ve learned making the move from Alexandria to Fort Sam should serve us well as we move into the leased space," Bradner said.

According to Bill Stickles, acting director of MWR Facilities, the new working spaces were based on the needs of each directorate.

“We were bound by certain building requirements,” Stickles noted, “but we wanted to be sure each directorate would not be split up on different floors. This was achieved through the efforts of our designer, Haimanot Abbit.”

As of August 2009, the renovation of building 2265, which will house the Fort Sam Houston Directorate of Information Management and Headquarters IMCOM G6, is halfway completed, with a June 2010 target for completion.

Building 2266, which will house Headquarters IMCOM G1, G5 and IG, began renovation in July, with expected completion by May 2011. It should be mission-ready 60 days later.

Building 2263, home to Army Environmental Command, will begin renovation this October with expected completion by 2011.

Those reporting for duty with AEC this year and next will work in Building 2000, beginning this December, until their new space is ready. This structure was built in 1908 to serve as the installation’s new hospital, replacing the hospital that had been constructed in 1886.

“Each of the buildings has basements where conference rooms, training rooms, locker rooms with showers, and classrooms are being built,” Holley said.

The three-story structure to be built in the middle of these buildings, on the original parade ground, will house the IMCOM Command Group, numbering about 900 people, bringing the total number to 2,400 moving onto the IMCOM campus. Construction will begin in November, with completion by June 2011.

Although not visible when driving by the campus, it will be historically accurate and match the other buildings. A special Army Alternate Procedures agreement outlines more specific management practices to ensure the visual character of the buildings is maintained. Under this agreement, project teams consult regularly with the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation and the Texas Historical Commission.

“Renovation projects like these require extraordinary effort because intricate architectural features must be preserved to achieve an appearance that is true to the original designs,” said David Thomas, director of the Joint Program Management Office, which is overseeing the San Antonio BRAC construction and renovation program. “Extra care and diligence are also necessary in carrying out the work because of the delicate state of some of these buildings.”

All of the historic structures require extensive rehabilitation to become suitable for their new tenants. In most cases, existing interior partitions, electrical wiring, plumbing, climate control systems, and interior and exterior lighting fixtures need to be replaced. Stairways, ceilings, wooden floors, structural roof members, interior and exterior doors and windows are also being repaired, refinished or replaced.

“These buildings were meant to last,” Holley said. “The original clay tile roofs will remain as they are, and the stucco on the outside walls, built with cinderblock and brick, only needed a paint job.”

During the 1970s, the Army remodeled the structures as two-man rooms from traditional barracks. The rest of the renovation of these Mediterranean-style buildings will help meet anti-terrorism/force protection requirements, such as blast-proof windows designed to appear as the originals, and the addition of fiberglass “band aids” to the concrete floors designed for “progressive collapse,” among others.

Fort Sam Houston, with construction beginning in 1876, is the ninth oldest Army installation with the most historic structures of any active military installation in America.

“The whole complex is a cultural conservation district,” Holley said. “In addition, nice micro parks will be landscaped between the buildings with Texas vegetation local to this San Antonio river basin, such as Lantana that grows six feet high with yellow flowers, lots of cactus, desert palms, and native live oaks.”

To conserve water, irrigation for the plants will be provided by an underground cistern that captures rain water.

“But the crown jewel will be the renovation of Building 2270 – the Fort Sam Houston Theatre, to its original grandeur,” Holley said. “Built in 1935, this movie theatre is the first one the Army built in the United States.

“On the inside, it looks a whole like the Warner Brothers’ theaters built around the country in the early 1900s. After completion, we’ll hang original film posters throughout,” Holley said. “Even the ticket booth in the front will have a mannequin inside, ready to take your money for the latest show.”

A portion of theatre will be overhauled and the end product will feature a three-story structure with an 80-foot “fly tower” that will accommodate the raising and lowering of stage sets. The first floor will extend the stage, which only will be used as a rehearsal hall. The other floors will house offices and recording studios.

The 1,100-seat theater will be reduced to an 800-seat theater to allow the balcony to hold lighting and sound equipment. A nearby warehouse will be used for construction of sets, theater maintenance and equipment storage.

The MWR Academy will be built in a field behind the IMCOM complex, on the other side of Wilson Street, with parking for 500.

For the entire IMCOM campus there will be 2,100 parking spaces, mostly located along three blocks of Stanley Road, which runs parallel to Wilson.
“All new construction in this campus within the San Antonio river basin will appear the same, architecturally, so there’ll be no mistaking where IMCOM is located,” Holley said.

In the fall of 2011, after the dust settles from yet another upheaval at Fort Sam, the City of San Antonio, Bexar County, and the military not only will benefit from a strengthened economy and revitalized neighborhoods, but those who have moved into this historical military city as a result of BRAC will find a sense of community and revitalized spirit.

According to Bradner, the move back onto Fort Sam in 2011 will unite “our Family and we’ll be working side by side supporting the Army Family.
“We’ll probably face a number of challenges during that transition, too, but the end result will be greatly improved efficiency and smoother operations across the board,” Bradner said.

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Posted by familymwr on 2010-10-15 19:43:26

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Front of 2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class AMG

Front of 2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class AMG

SOLD

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Year: 2002
Mileage: 69,525
Make: Mercedes-Benz
Interior: Charcoal
Model: CLK-Class
Exterior: Brilliant Silver Metallic
Engine: 5.5L SOHC SMPI 24-Valve Aluminum-Alloy V8 Engine
Stock Number: 14049
VIN Number: WDBLK74G92T128695

Description

This Low Mileage CLK55 AMG Cabriolet is in showroom condition inside and out. This AMG powered CLK has been serviced in our shop and is ready for a new home. The flawless optional black Designo interior will impress, and the brilliant silver exterior has been waxed to perfection. Sport AMG wheels wrapped in like new rubber. Very low mile Clk with all the right options & in excellent condition.

Vehicle Equipment

Standard Equipment

EMISSIONS CERTIFICATION
* LEV certified (5.5L engine/5-speed auto trans)

EPA FUEL ECONOMY RATINGS
* City 16/hwy 22 (5.5L engine/5-speed auto trans)

EXTERIOR
* Dual pwr heated exterior mirrors w/driver-side 3-position memory, RH side mirror w/reverse dip-down, LH auto dimming mirror
* Rain-sensing automatic intermittent windshield wipers
* Single rear fog lamp
* Pwr rear window sunshade
* Pwr insulated convertible top w/glass rear window
* Heated windshield washer nozzles
* Xenon high-intensity-discharge headlamps w/auto level control
* AMG front air dam, side skirts, rear apron

INTERIOR
* Multifunction display-inc: unfastened seat belt, exterior lamp failure, brake system/parking brake, front brake pad wear, SRS, ABS, Brake Assist, ASR, ESP, & low fuel/engine oil/coolant/washer fluid levels
* Instrument panel-inc: speedometer, tachometer, trip odometer, fuel/temperature gauges, quartz clock, outside temperature indicator
* Lamps-inc: front passenger reading, delayed shutoff courtesy
* AM/FM/weatherband/cassette stereo w/antitheft coding & CD changer/cellular telephone controls
* Rear head restraints integral w/rollover sensing pop-up roll bars
* Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors
* Velour carpeting & front/rear floor mats
* Heated rear window
* Pwr windows w/1-touch express-down, all 4 windows down w/pwr top switch
* Anti-theft system-inc: central locking, transponder-encoded ignition key, engine immobilizer
* Automatic dual-zone climate control w/dust/charcoal filter, residual heat feature
* Integrated garage door opener
* SmartKey 4 button remote locking system w/trunk release, panic alarm, valet lockout
* Leather-wrapped steering wheel w/manually telescoping steering column
* Remote illuminated entry system
* Front 10-way pwr bucket seats w/3-memory presets
* 2 cup holders
* Storage pockets in both doors, dash
* Auto dimming rear view mirror
* Leather upholstery
* Wind deflector
* Multicontour heated front seats w/pneumatic supports
* 6 speaker Bose sound system w/speed sensitive volume adjustment
* Black birdseye maple trim on doors, dash, console, shift gate
* Pwr door locks
* Cruise control

MECHANICAL
* 17" x 7.5" front/17" x 8.5" rear 5 spoke AMG monoblock alloy wheels
* Sport-tuned AMG suspension-inc: Bilstein shock absorbers, progressive- rate coil springs, larger stabilizer bars
* Full size spare tire
* 225/45ZR17 front performance BSW tires
* Automatic slip regulation traction control system (ASR)
* Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
* 245/40ZR17 rear performance BSW tires
* 5.5L SOHC SMPI 24-valve aluminum-alloy V8 engine
* Pwr recirculating ball steering w/integrated damper
* Independent double wishbone front suspension w/triangular lower control arms, antidive geometry
* Rear wheel drive
* Independent 5-arm multi-link rear suspension w/anti-lift/anti-squat/alignment control
* 5-speed automatic transmission-inc: driver-adaptive computer control, OD, winter mode select for forward & reverse starts
* Pwr ventilated 4-wheel disc brakes

SAFETY
* Automatic-deploying rollbar
* Automatic Slip Regulation traction control system (ASR)
* Brake assist system (applies full braking pwr automatically when needed)
* Height-adjustable 3-point seat belts w/emergency tensioning retractors & belt force limiters
* Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
* Crumple-zone body structure
* Door mounted side impact airbags
* Dual front airbags w/BabySmart auto passenger-side airbag deactivation
* 9 mph automatic door locks

Standard Equipment

EMISSIONS CERTIFICATION
* LEV certified (5.5L engine/5-speed auto trans)

EPA FUEL ECONOMY RATINGS
* City 16/hwy 22 (5.5L engine/5-speed auto trans)

EXTERIOR
* Dual pwr heated exterior mirrors w/driver-side 3-position memory, RH side mirror w/reverse dip-down, LH auto dimming mirror
* Rain-sensing automatic intermittent windshield wipers
* Single rear fog lamp
* Pwr rear window sunshade
* Pwr insulated convertible top w/glass rear window
* Heated windshield washer nozzles
* Xenon high-intensity-discharge headlamps w/auto level control
* AMG front air dam, side skirts, rear apron

INTERIOR
* Multifunction display-inc: unfastened seat belt, exterior lamp failure, brake system/parking brake, front brake pad wear, SRS, ABS, Brake Assist, ASR, ESP, & low fuel/engine oil/coolant/washer fluid levels
* Instrument panel-inc: speedometer, tachometer, trip odometer, fuel/temperature gauges, quartz clock, outside temperature indicator
* Lamps-inc: front passenger reading, delayed shutoff courtesy
* AM/FM/weatherband/cassette stereo w/antitheft coding & CD changer/cellular telephone controls
* Rear head restraints integral w/rollover sensing pop-up roll bars
* Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors
* Velour carpeting & front/rear floor mats
* Heated rear window
* Pwr windows w/1-touch express-down, all 4 windows down w/pwr top switch
* Anti-theft system-inc: central locking, transponder-encoded ignition key, engine immobilizer
* Automatic dual-zone climate control w/dust/charcoal filter, residual heat feature
* Integrated garage door opener
* SmartKey 4 button remote locking system w/trunk release, panic alarm, valet lockout
* Leather-wrapped steering wheel w/manually telescoping steering column
* Remote illuminated entry system
* Front 10-way pwr bucket seats w/3-memory presets
* 2 cup holders
* Storage pockets in both doors, dash
* Auto dimming rear view mirror
* Leather upholstery
* Wind deflector
* Multicontour heated front seats w/pneumatic supports
* 6 speaker Bose sound system w/speed sensitive volume adjustment
* Black birdseye maple trim on doors, dash, console, shift gate
* Pwr door locks
* Cruise control

MECHANICAL
* 17" x 7.5" front/17" x 8.5" rear 5 spoke AMG monoblock alloy wheels
* Sport-tuned AMG suspension-inc: Bilstein shock absorbers, progressive- rate coil springs, larger stabilizer bars
* Full size spare tire
* 225/45ZR17 front performance BSW tires
* Automatic slip regulation traction control system (ASR)
* Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
* 245/40ZR17 rear performance BSW tires
* 5.5L SOHC SMPI 24-valve aluminum-alloy V8 engine
* Pwr recirculating ball steering w/integrated damper
* Independent double wishbone front suspension w/triangular lower control arms, antidive geometry
* Rear wheel drive
* Independent 5-arm multi-link rear suspension w/anti-lift/anti-squat/alignment control
* 5-speed automatic transmission-inc: driver-adaptive computer control, OD, winter mode select for forward & reverse starts
* Pwr ventilated 4-wheel disc brakes

SAFETY
* Automatic-deploying rollbar
* Automatic Slip Regulation traction control system (ASR)
* Brake assist system (applies full braking pwr automatically when needed)
* Height-adjustable 3-point seat belts w/emergency tensioning retractors & belt force limiters
* Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
* Crumple-zone body structure
* Door mounted side impact airbags
* Dual front airbags w/BabySmart auto passenger-side airbag deactivation
* 9 mph automatic door locks

Posted by Alec Frazier on 2014-12-05 16:04:57

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