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Hello Guys,

My name is George i am from Greece (but i leave in Italy for 15 year now) and i read this forum for some years now.Sorry for many mistakes to the language but my English is not perfect.

I never write but i read you very often and thx to this forum i have make some modification to my actually slk r171 350.

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After a R170 SLK 200K (192CV), and after a R171 SLK 200K (163cv) as you can see below that a post some photos i present you my R171 Black 350

Meanwhile, a couple of photos of the old ones that have keep without any kind of modifications

SLK R170 200K 192CV (keep it about 5 years and make ​​about 90000Km)




SLK R171 200K 163CV (keep it 4 years and make about 65000Km)





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And now my current R171 350 bought early April 2011 with 43000Km
Photos always updated
Until today 20/04/2012 have this updates/modifications
Again thx to all of you because many of you have help me do some modifications and from many others i have take too many advices.


Optional

Obsidian Black Metallic paint.
Black leather interior
Bixenon headlights with cornering light, headlamp washers and auto headlamp leveling correction.
Suspension Sport Edition -15/05 mm.
Electrically folding exterior mirrors.
Comand first version (radio, CD-MP3 and DVD audio / video, navigation and mapping system to 9 audio speakers. (no HK system)
Luxury automatic climate control.
Interior light package.
Interior mirror auto beam.
Windbreaks in three parts (roll bar in the retina, clear center).


Esthetic's and outdoor

Brake calipers painted in silver metallic with AMG logos painted gloss black and the wheel hubs in black shiny pastel.
AMG alloy wheels style III 7.5 x18 "front, 8.5x18" rear wheel 225/40-18 Yokohama Advan Sport V103, respectively, "and 245/35-18".
Alloy wheels Mercedes Benz hubcaps.
Caps valves + valve covers chrome AMG.
Lock cap handle driver side, painted in body color.
Lock cap boot.
Elimination Labelling the rear and side.
Elimination profiles enlargement rear bumper.
Friezes chrome bonnet air vents.
Whiskers blacks.
Front and rear bumpers 55 AMG.
AMG Side skirts.
AMG Rear spoiler.
LED tail lights Fume. (They replaced the AMG Fume)
AMG smoke third brake light.
Short antenna Mercedes-Benz SL R230 in body color.
Painting aerial attack.
Rear view camera mounted next to Mercedes Benz license plate light left hidden.


Inside

AMG emblems on the backs of the seats (to install).
AMG door panels (not illuminated).
Rugs AMG in black velvet with white logo.
SLK 55 AMG instrument cluster with pre-activation restyling many additional menu in the instrument panel, including: time and date, gallons remaining in the tank, to convert from l/100 km / s, engine oil temperature, voltage network board, timing and telemetry, etc. etc..
Pioli locks AMG.
Frame rate cap in Black AMG.
Form to the roof, "Reinhold" triple feature, which allows you to: open / close the roof with a single click, even moving up to 50km / h and at a distance by the original transponder.


Audio

Installing car stereo JVC AVX-840 with Bluetooth, navigation, dvix / xvid and add-on module for using the original steering wheel controls.
Barebone Computers Zotac NANO-AD10-E incl. AMD E-350, 120GB SSD, 4GB DDR3 SO-Dimm ......
Changing all the speakers with Focal Art of Sound + Subwoofer behind my back passenger side.


Lighting

Kit bi-xenon bulbs D2S.
Fog lamps with H7 halogen Diamond Philips 55W 5000 ° K (DRL replaced with L-form)
Dazzling Diamond Philips H7 halogen 55W 5000 ° K.
Philips bulbs front indicators Silvervision high-gloss chrome light off.
Reading lights and ceiling light 1W LED T10 5000 ° K with built-in resistance from Ledmania.
Lights under the dashboard (for feet), storage compartment on the passenger side mirrors, sun visors, and trunk LED Torpedo C5W 5000 ° K with built-in resistance from Ledmania.
Sill Lighting LED Torpedo C5W 5000 ° K with built-in resistance from Ledmania.
1W LED marker lamps T10 5000 ° K with embedded resistors 5W + extra resistance from Ledmania.
LED license plate lights Torpedo C5W 5000 ° K with embedded resistors 2W + extra resistance from Ledmania.it .
Activating the second rear fog light (right side).
Replacing fendi AMG DRL Form L painted Gloss Black (includes canbus canceller and Resistance 50W)


Motor - Mechanics

Front brakes SLK 55 AMG facelift with six-piston calipers brakes (Brembo) and perforated discs of larger diameter (360mm) (to install).
Rear brakes SLK 55 AMG facelift, with four-piston calipers (Brembo) and cross-drilled rotors and slotted a large-diameter (330mm) (to install).
Brake lines front and rear aeronautical metal braided Goodridge (to install).
Spacers 5 mm front painted in black crayon.
Springs Brabus -30/25 mm (by Eibach and brabus).
Original AMG exhaust silencers with four outputs.
Sport AirBox Modificated.
2 K & N sport Air filters.
ECU Remaped fron Digital Maps (from 272 to 293cv)


And here some photos of the more important modifications



1) The car when i got it was exactly like this.





2) 23/05/11 , after 1.5 months were made a few cosmetic changes always bought from mercedes original material (except for the Caps valves and ports that I bought from Ebay because I do not like the original.)
Basically we (smoked headlights amg, amg 3 ° stop , claws amg, amg mats, wind deflector original valve caps and doors are not original amg, amg sticker on the steering wheel, LED license plate lamps, original short antenna and maybe sth more)
A couple of photos of the car done now.






3) Installation kit complete AMG original. (front bumper AMG Styling not 55 AMG





4) Mount Rear View Camera Original Mercedes.





5) Mounting Conformatic Restyling + keys from restyling (black keys).





6) Replacement of the front speakers with focal models + subwoofer sub25 behind passenger seat.





7) The whole center dashboard with carbon film 3M Di-Noc 421 (later updated with 3M SCOTCHPRINT 1080 Carbon Black CF12).




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8) Mounting 2 new K & N Filters new series.





9) Mount Comfort Module Reinhold (it's something like SmartTop that you have in US).





10) Primary Key replaced with a new silver version.





11) Replace all the lamps with internal and external LED (c5w, T10 etc etc) + Fendi + Light + High beam direction.Led are from ledmania.it one of the best shop to buy this leds here to italy.





12) Replacement tires with Yokohama Sport V103 Advan.





13) Brabus Springs i think they are the same as the eibach (-25/30MM)

first with sports springs mercedes that if I'm not mistaken it should be about 1.5 cm front and 0.5 cm back




later with springs brabus -30mm and 25mm





14) Upgrade speedometer AMG.





15)Car Pc.





16)Films Lamin-X Color Tint to Headlights , fender and mirrors. (I think it will be updated with painting the headlight directly )





17) Sport Airbox modificated (painted and polished)





18) LED DRL form L instead of AMG Fender.





19) LED rear lights Black.





20) Brabus shocks.



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21) Side Mirror Restyling.





22) Front Restyling 55 AMG bumper





23) New AMG Sl 18" Wheels".




24) Audio System:
a.Frontali a tre vie composti da Woofer Hertz Space 8L , Medi Hertz HL70 , Tweeter Space One , Crossover Hertz 3W.40 Modificati.
Woofer e midi installati in apposito supporto in legno senza modifiche nel estetica interna.
b.Posteriore a 2 vie composti da Woofer Hertz Space 6 , Tweeter Space one , Crossover Hertz 2W.20 Modificati.
c.Doppio subwoofer Pioneer da 25cm al neodimio ts-sw1041d da 1000w ognuno installati uno dietro sedile guidatore e uno dietro sedile passeggero montanti sopra specifici supporti costruiti in legno e vetroresina, rivestiti in pelle nera con cuciture rosse
d.Amplificatore 5 Canali della Hertz modello HDP 5.
e.Caveteria nascosta tutto della Audison





25) Spyder Black Headlights with Auto Dimming System





26) Have to make maybe: Rear Diffussor. (for the moment pending upgrade)

27) Have to make maybe: Upgrade 6 Pistons brakes front AMG, AMG 4 piston rear. (in progress)



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thx you very much jbanks15
you are one of the reason i have put the DRL form L
and you are also one of the reason that i have to change my front bumper with the restyling 55 model


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here are also some other modification and some more photos.

the DRL L form with the painted black grill that i have actually to the car ( i didn't want to modified the original grill for the AMG fender so i had to do something from the beginning)





here are some photos when i have removed the 2 second Resonator/catalyzator and put straight tubes of the same diameter + i have make i little more bigger the X that have the slk 350





here are some photos when i change the 3M Dinoc Black Carbon 421 (it's matt black) with the new 3M SCOTCHPRINT 1080 Carbon Black CF12 (it's glossy black)





here are some photos when i have painted the front and rear calipers from black with mercedes logo to silver with AMG logo
first and after





for sure i have more so if find them i will post them so they can be useful to someone.

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Awesome job! You've done alot of modifications!!! Front 55 AMG bumper definitely changes car, you should get it Expensive though
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Awesome job! You've done alot of modifications!!! Front 55 AMG bumper definitely changes car, you should get it Expensive though
Great work, quantity and quality. Looks like a full time job.
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Awesome job! You've done alot of modifications!!! Front 55 AMG bumper definitely changes car, you should get it Expensive though
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you are right about the front bumper.
i will change it with the restyling 55 amg next month.


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Tzitzos,

Welcome, nice mods, some I already did..



this is something I wanted to do, the resonator delete, could you post some photos of the after?

Also, how does this improved sound? Sounds sportier? I see you have the same AMG back boxes as I have, and in my case I think they're too quiet..

From a vehicle inspection perspective, do you have any issues going thru the inspection with no secondary cats?

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Welcome, nice mods, some I already did..



this is something I wanted to do, the resonator delete, could you post some photos of the after?

Also, how does this improved sound? Sounds sportier? I see you have the same AMG back boxes as I have, and in my case I think there too quiet..

From a vehicle inspection perspective, do you have any issues going thru the inspection with no secondary cats?

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thx you for the welcome.

so unfortunately i don't have more pictures (maybe i have the tubes before they have weld them to the car) because i have done this modification 300km away from my town and i only had the cellular to take some photo.
then while they were working i didn't want to disturb to much.
i will search and if i find anymore i will post it.


the sound changes yes.it's more sportier.
before this modification , with the original airfilters and the AMG terminal exhaust , yes i hear a little bit of the exhaust.
when i have put the sport airbox and the K&N filter i hear only the motor.No exhaust at all.Was too quiet like you say.
I understand you because first i had the AMG terminal exhaust with original airbox and filters , then change the airbox with the sport version like i see that you already have and the sound of the exhaust was too much quiet.

so after this modification yes now again i hear the exhaust and it's sound perfectly.
when it cold it's a little bit strange the sound (but i like it also) but when it start heating the sound is excellent.i really love it.
it's definitely more sportier and a little bit more "deep" from 2500rpm to 3500rpm.
also it does give you any kind of problems when you have to travel with 130km (max spees here to italy to the highway)

From a vehicle inspection i guarantee that you will not have any kind of problems.

It's a modification that i recommended to do it if you want a more sportier sound and a little bit more aggressive and louder.
As for the performance you will not take any kind of cv with this modification.


One recommendation if i can.When you will make the tubes , use the same diameter and ask your manufacture to make them internally to the center a little bit larger.It will help you with the back pressure and you will not loose performance from lows rpm.

Finally here is a little video the day after the modification in the morning.
Pls don't laugh to much because is when i wake up and i have go directly to the car to see if all was ok so i am a little bit sleeping yet
I put the camera to my scooter to make it.
You can hear the cold sound.When is hot is different.
I will try to make a video with hot so you can understand the different sound


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Ciao,

thank you, that's nice...I had a nice laugh, please keep up the humor.

When you say make the same diameter, and in the center larger, I don't understand,

I planned on using the same diameter tube, I think it's 2 1/4 in.

You mean increasing the diameter, to say, 2 1/2 in?

or

making a chamber, like the cats?

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Excellent job of sharing your mods with us. Thank You!!!
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From another thread, this is what I was thinking....
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Ciao,

thank you, that's nice...I had a nice laugh, please keep up the humor.

When you say make the same diameter, and in the center larger, I don't understand,

I planned on using the same diameter tube, I think it's 2 1/4 in.

You mean increasing the diameter, to say, 2 1/2 in?

or

making a chamber, like the cats?

Thank you...
yes the tube you have to use the same diameter with the rest fromero.
then inside the tube in the center you have to make a chamber like the cats.not so big of course.a little little larger.


they use a special machine to make this happen.
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