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Well phase 2 is complete....

Phase 1: Black Series ECU and Sport Cams
Phase 2: Brushed black aluminum roof, spoiler, and vents

Before anyone asks, a very dear friend at a MBZ dealership found out that a local SLK55 Black Series was totaled and I bought the engine (it too was nearly a total waste). Then a quick access to the Star System and all is set. I had the ECU installed for a while and it adapted well, the cams was an all day job but it got done. Nice pickup at the dyno as well...within 3% of the Black Series numbers. I have the front suspension as well but I think only the struts are usable.

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I'm curious where he found a SLK black series, since they were never imported stateside - still, good work!

Did you get your hands on the front fenders?



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Can you spare/sell the shift knob from the Black Series?

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I'm curious where he found a SLK black series, since they were never imported stateside - still, good work!

Did you get your hands on the front fenders?
I don't know who owned the car or where it was located...my guess is either Beverly Hills or Brentwood as the car was totalled on Mulholland Drivein late 2011.

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Can you spare/sell the shift knob from the Black Series?
None of the interior or body panels were there...just the burnt out hulk.
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Nice job. Can't wait to see it in real life. There was someone with a link to some CLK Black Series wheels which looked the same as the SLK Black Series ones, although I'm not sure about offset etc. You might want to take a look at that listing.
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Nice job. Can't wait to see it in real life. There was someone with a link to some CLK Black Series wheels which looked the same as the SLK Black Series ones, although I'm not sure about offset etc. You might want to take a look at that listing.
I'll start the quest!
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Did you get the BS headers as well?



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Found them:

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Did you get the BS headers as well?
One was totally bent and cracked at the head....this fall I'll be doing a K4 conversion so headers are part of it.
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Thanks for finding these....but I'll have to see my tire guy and checkout the offset. Plus I would also have to buy new tires as I'm running 18" wheels.

But nice hardware!
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Interesting. The nearly impossible and improbable. Continued good luck with your BS project.
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...here the next parts to finish your Black Series Project
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Nicesssssssssss !!!! How about the fenders with vents?
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are the black series rims exactly the same as the 55 amg's rims? size wise...and where can you get the cf fender vents???
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are the black series rims exactly the same as the 55 amg's rims? size wise...and where can you get the cf fender vents???

The R171 BS came with 19's, but I've never been able to find the part number, so can't say for sure. The CF bumper inserts also don't have a part number for the "real" BS piece, but Piecha sells their version that fits into the space on a normal AMG bumper.



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Very cool! I especially like the black roof, looks really good on that color.
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Well phase 2 is complete....

Phase 1: Black Series ECU and Sport Cams
Phase 2: Brushed black aluminum roof, spoiler, and vents

Before anyone asks, a very dear friend at a MBZ dealership found out that a local SLK55 Black Series was totaled and I bought the engine (it too was nearly a total waste). Then a quick access to the Star System and all is set. I had the ECU installed for a while and it adapted well, the cams was an all day job but it got done. Nice pickup at the dyno as well...within 3% of the Black Series numbers. I have the front suspension as well but I think only the struts are usable.

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Thumbs up on your Black Series quest and grats on getting your hands on some Black Series parts.

What's that thing on the front side of your roof? You have a great idea for your Black Series theme but I think that it could be done differently. At the end of the day it's still your car-I'm just offering some suggestions.

I think CF vinyl (like 3M 1080 carbon fiber) would've looked better for the roof (or glossy black), spoiler, and vents. The vinyl shape on the vents could be a little sharper to match the real Black Series. I've seen a member or two go with the Black Series look before-I'll see if I can find the thread or pictures.





If you wanted to go crazy with the fenders, I'm sure you could find a universal fender air duct. Maybe there's a company that makes replica BS wheels. There's also the trim above the rear wheels...


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are the black series rims exactly the same as the 55 amg's rims? size wise...and where can you get the cf fender vents???


- BS front grille left A 171 8850453
- BS front grille right A 171 8850353
ca. 110 € / pcs


- BS rims VA 8,5X19 A 171 4012602
- BS rims HA 9,5x19 A 171 4012702
ca. 6.300,00 € (4 pcs)

...the cf fender vents only with the complete bumper
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