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Hey all , my first post. I have a 99 and a 98 slk, one for the wife, one for me. She is only 5'4", no height problems for her, me, on the other hand, I am 6'2" and most of my height is torso so have to scoot down in the seat. My question is, is there a replacement seat that is low profile and still somewhat comfortable ? I have a set of seats from a 2005 Crossfire but looks like they are gonna raise seat height. Crossfire seats are power and nice, would be great to use them. I am a master auto technician and have been a tech for 47 years.
Just bought the 99 and had 28,906 miles on it, had been at the dealer and another shop trying to get it fixed for several years , would start to crank then just quit, turned out to be a short in the Can system in the traction control ECU. Had a few issues to fix because had sat so long but runs like a top now and issues corrected. 98 has 92,000 on it and still working on all the issues from sitting .

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Welcome, I had a Crossfire before this R171 SLK. I am 6'½" and over 250lbs. I barely fit in the Crossfire, I could feel my hair touching the ceiling, but I did fit OK. I have not been in a R170 SLK, but the R171 is much better for height. In the Crossfire, I had to move the seat forward a bit more than I wanted and recline it more to get more head room. I don't think the power seat will help you any, I think it is more of a way to raise it then enable it to be able to go lower.
If you look on the Crossfire forum, some guys have lowered the seat in the back with a lot of success, minimal cutting of the mounts is needed.
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Hi and welcome to the forum.

If memory serves, your two SLKs would be pre-facelift, so would have different seats to the post-facelift models. Facelift car seats had better lateral support and electrical adjustments, but it's not clear if they were better suited to taller people. Maybe if t=you get a chance to try sitting in a Facelift vehicle you can at least see if the seats are any better?

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