Being a prepper means being prepared for whatever might come your way. Unforeseen emergencies such as natural disasters, economic crises, and a widespread shortage of necessities like food and water are pretty common events to prep for, but how many of us could say we’re prepared for a mass evacuation?
Flooding, tornados, gas leaks, brush fires, and even a massive terrorist attack could lead to the need for an area to evacuate. Should the time come where your state is evacuated for any emergency, would you have the means to get to safety, and quickly? Sure you can grab a few personal belongings and pull cash from a nearby ATM, but do you have the right ride to get you far – quick, fast, and in a hurry?
I don’t know about you, but I intend to get my family to safety – and I know just the ride I’ll be using…. the Mercedes 300D! Maybe I’m a bit bias but I want a ride that is not only durable and far-ranged, but fast enough to get away from anything.
The Mercedes-Benz 300D
There’s something about this Mercedes that makes me feel so secure. Often referred to in the 1980s as a “tank”, this automobile is built to last. Its durable design makes it perfect for traveling through various elements of weather, and its reliable Mercedes parts and systems won’t breakdown leaving you stranded. It doesn’t hurt to point out that some of mafia’s biggest crime bosses have been transported around in this particular Benz, which definitely adds to its tough persona.
Depending on what the emergency is, you’re going to need a ride that is not only durable, but one that can reach high speeds with good handling and maneuverability. Investing in various Mercedes 300d performance parts can ensure you have the best “getaway” vehicle in town. You might consider upgrading the engine with fuel injection, cold air intake parts and new spark plugs, upgrading brakes and suspension, and topping it off with new fluids and you’re ready to burn some rubber (so you probably want some new tires too). Make sure you upgrade and repair parts on your own so you get to know your vehicle, and can repair it on the road if you ever need. Getting the right parts is a lot more convenient with the growth of the Internet, as there are Mercedes parts stores online that will ship them directly to your house (or bunker).
Maximize Diesel Engine Performance
Diesel engines such as those found in the 300D need lots of care and tuning in order to give you maximum output performance. You should invest in upgrading various Mercedes parts and systems to do so. If you’re going to be putting the pedal to the metal and burning some rubber, making some aftermarket performance upgrades to your bugout vehicle should be a priority. Below are a few tips to help you out:
1. Cool Air Intake Parts – For instance, to get better performance and response rates from the engine, installing a cold air intake (CAI) system is ideal. CAI systems have parts that allow cooler air to flow into the engine, which will help increase the performance by as much as 20 percent.
2. Diesel Fuel Injectors – Another aftermarket upgrade to consider for your 300D is the diesel fuel injector. Injectors allow you to have a higher power output from the engine. New injectors can also reduce the rate of fuel consumption, which is crucial since you won’t be able to stop for gas very often once the evacuation process has begun.
3. Replace Module Parts – If you’re looking for better torque capacity then you’re going to want to replace those OEM module parts in the engine. This also enables you to get about 150 horsepower more.
4. Exhaust Systems – For smooth acceleration, low noise, and efficient fuel use, you’ll want to invest in a good aftermarket exhaust system.
Emergency evacuations can happen in an instant. While you may already be prepared with your emergency evacuation kit, you need a vehicle that can get you and those you care about most to safety – fast. Although there are plenty of cars to choose from, the Mercedes 300D is by far one of the best options, based on its speed, reliability and durability. With a few aftermarket performance parts upgrades, such as the ones described above, you’re sure to have no trouble getting away when it matters most. I know I’ll be ready… will you?