performance

95

Asked by Aug 30, 2014 at 10:58 AM about the 2000 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL 500

Question type: Car Customization

Are there performance upgrades that I can do to my 2000 SL500 without costing me a ton
of money?

6 Answers

1,555

No, but cold air intake tubes with a K & N filter are worth while. And a cat back exhaust system, I think "Borla" makes one for your SL500. Choose a hi-flow duel outlet system. All this can be pricey. Cheaper mods would be E3 spark plugs, good spark plug "Nology" braided solid center wires, & of course good Sunoco 91-93 oct. gasoline, Mobile 1 synthetic motor oil change & filter too. Jimz

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
2,395

Full stainless exhaust system won't cost the earth and shop around for an ecu remap.

3,955

you have a premium luxury car and you are trying to find cheap performance? those two categories do not mix. speed costs money. it costs more on a high end car.

95

Hey madmopar (nice name by the way what are you 12) Sorry buddy but you're wrong. Being able to figure out what changes that can be made to improve performance and do it yourself is the answer. It sounds like you just bring your car to someone else to do it for you. I'm on this site for suggestions from people that are interested in helping. Thanks for your help.

1,555

Stainless steel exhaust? It will cost a fortune, but will last a long time. Opt for regular steel pipes ,(Flow Master etc.) unless you plan to keep it forever. Exhaust shops will even make / bend you pipes. Making your car efficient (like breathing) WILL give you performance no matter what the make & model. Cold air DIY plastic kits are easy to install with a K & N air filter. Great satisfaction from saying, "I did that". Don't let the know-it-all "ying-yangs" discourage you. Jimz, old school retired aircraft tech / hot rodder.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
Best Answer
95

Thanks James. I just got the name of a reliable muffler shop that does work on cars like ours. I'll order the cold air system today. And, you're right there's nothing like doing the work yourself and the satisfaction follows every time you're in the drivers seat.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

SL-Class

Looking for a Used SL-Class in your area?

CarGurus has 2,732 nationwide SL-Class listings starting at $2,995.

ZIP:

Search Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Questions

Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Experts

#1 bobkat
bobkat
Reputation 1,270
#2 Michael Kane
Michael Kane
Reputation 430
#2 twhobie
twhobie
Reputation 430
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Mercedes-Benz S-Class
149 Great Deals out of 6,354 listings starting at $3,100
Used Chevrolet Corvette
191 Great Deals out of 21,912 listings starting at $2,500
Used Mercedes-Benz E-Class
403 Great Deals out of 19,277 listings starting at $1,200
Used Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class
48 Great Deals out of 1,193 listings starting at $2,300
Used Porsche 911
93 Great Deals out of 4,383 listings starting at $12,500
Used Mercedes-Benz C-Class
610 Great Deals out of 24,668 listings starting at $1,995
Used Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class
33 Great Deals out of 1,225 listings starting at $2,500
Used Mercedes-Benz CL-Class
25 Great Deals out of 556 listings starting at $3,300
Used Porsche Boxster
45 Great Deals out of 1,159 listings starting at $4,480
Used BMW 3 Series
1,008 Great Deals out of 31,012 listings starting at $975
Used Jaguar XK-Series
33 Great Deals out of 660 listings starting at $4,995
Used Ford Mustang
694 Great Deals out of 44,971 listings starting at $750

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class For Sale
327 listings starting at $79,980
2016 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class For Sale
64 listings starting at $61,000
2015 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class For Sale
6 Great Deals out of 122 listings starting at $54,250
2014 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class For Sale
143 listings starting at $49,500
2013 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class For Sale
165 listings starting at $39,900

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.