Beating a ML420 CDI is damned good going. V8 diesels shift, suppose the ML is a much heavier car though. My dad has the ML320 (V6) which has 225HP / /232lb/ft and it doesn't feel anywhere near as perky as the Jeep which has little extra power bone stock really.
Funny thing is, the gas pedal on the ML is kinda spongy and you need to push it down a decent bit to get moving. He jumped in the Jeep to move it a week ago and I just heard him ripping the rears. He came in saying, I just about ended up in someone's house, how can you drive that thing without crashing it?!?
I've gotten bored of revving/flooring it, never really go about 2k anymore - the quiet range. Sure it makes a nice noise at idle but I'd still rather have the motor off and the radio on instead - Belinda Carlisle Vs. V8 - no fricking contest...
Addco bars can't be purchased over here as far as I know, I'd go to Summit Racing
, seriously the best
mail order parts company on the planet.
You can also pre-pay taxes/duty on the order before it ships to make it plain sailing now. Damn I love that company.
While you're there get the K&N FIPK Gen 2, for just an induction kit it sounds like you put an exhaust on the car - got loads of +ve comments when I fitted it 3 yr ago. Exhaust would be the next stage but I've grown tired of it now as its my DD again.