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I commend your bravery on two counts; making the decision and watching the process. I need sedation just viewing the pictures!!
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Almost done !!!
With the door panel back in place


but this piece is hitting the fender .........


so this is what happen...............


For those who are instested in those LSD door, don't listen to them when they said no cutting needed... no !!!
That's for some application ONLY, not ALL !!!
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I commend your bravery on two counts; making the decision and watching the process. I need sedation just viewing the pictures!!

Then you better not looking the new one... hahaha
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Amazing work you are doing on your car. Cutting into a brand new SLK! Oh my!

I'm looking forward to seeing the final result of this door install.
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looks like a 12 year old kid doing the cutting?
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I was thinking the same thing? With his mom watching? Or is it a guy???

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I was thinking the same thing? With his mom watching? Or is it a guy???
Trust me, I asked the same thing when i saw him!!!
He did a good job with the cutting and he is the only one dare to do it beside me at that shop.
First impression (without front fender installed ), LSD over all did a good job beside there is a hole need to drill inside the fender area and cutting a huge chunk off the door and need some welding back the installation was pretty straight forward, for anyone likes working on your car your self, I strongly suggested you have enough beer and buddy around plus the wife locked out, this thing takes my shop two days already and they still got one side to cut today!
For a kit selling that expensive I would expect some sort of installation menu or some sort of help but there isn't any.
I'll post more when it gets done.
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Is this door kit specifically sold as compatible with the R172 SLK ?
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does not seem compatible if they doing that to the door!
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Yes it is for the 172 . And Yes they'll need to do some sort of modification inorder to install them on some model
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You are a brave man, I would not do this to a brand new car. I would consider it once it is out of warranty. Post more pics when you get a chance.
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OMG! Give me sedation!! Right now!!! It's like not being able to see blood pumped out of your vein!
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Intense....I have been considering the LSD kits for my R171. However, after looking at this I'm wondering how much the factory would charge. Nice little 8 hour drive to SoCal.

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Worst possible advertising for Lambo door kits. Might want to stick with "before" and "after" pics only.
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Might want to stick with "before" and "after" pics only.
Agreed. It's like showing all the details of a heart transplant. Not all of us can stand looking at the gutting of a car. I can't believe my heart was pounding just looking at those photos. You are indeed a brave man to do that to a brand new SLK.

Bip, what tires and rims do you have? The front tires do look wider than the stock tires?

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Meanwhile in Europe, legislators are trying to effectively outlaw ALL aftermarket modifications. Under the draft legislation, fitting any part (that's alloy wheels, spoilers, stereos, lights . . . anything) that deviates from what was fitted during manufacture will render the vehicle liable for the kind of expensive type approval testing that kit car builders and small volume manufacturers face.

In the words of the proposal, "components of the vehicle must comply with characteristics at the time of first registration."

So I say enjoy the few vestiges of freedom we still have and modify away. I still couldn't cut up a new SLK though!

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Once again...your a brave man! I wouldn't do that either? Am i seeing two different rims? gold and charcoal or what?? Also did you have to repaint the door than?
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Once again...your a brave man!
Bip owns a garage/body shop, so it should be 'every day' work for him.
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