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Cool Picked it up finally!

Finally got my deal on my 2005 SLK 55 AMG she's in her new home now, last four miles were in snow with a layer of ice below so a bit hairy but we made it, the best part is the wife's all in too Can't wait for summer!!!!! There's a Lincoln MKS and a Mercedes SLK staring each other in the face for the next month and a half, I hope they don't fight.

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Cool!!
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So what extras are on it? I see intake filters!
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Interesting that filters are drawing warm less dense air from the engine bay and do they have more surface area than the stock arrangement? Nonetheless, great looking car!

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He is correct. change the positions on those bad boys
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Congratulations....MKS is probably wilting right now!
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Welcome from Northamptonshire, England. A great looking SLK!
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you'll not regret getting a 55
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Way to gooooooo! Welcome!
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Cool Welcome from the Midlands

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Cool!!
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So what extras are on it? I see intake filters!
Well she has the Lambo doors, custom lights (for better or worse), lots of carbon fiber trim, she has just under 49K on the clock everything but the fog lamps and add on LED DRLs work, she's 13 years old going on 14 soon and in great shape for her age, she's joining a family of 5 other vehicles so she won't be over worked, but my favorite option is she was paid for the day I drove her off the lot so she's mine all mine. I have many things I'd like to do to her but she has to share my time and resources with her brothers and sisters but living in the moment I'm happy as a lark and one day and one improvement and a time lies ahead for her.
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Interesting that filters are drawing warm less dense air from the engine bay and do they have more surface area than the stock arrangement? Nonetheless, great looking car!

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You definitely have a point when warmer weather rolls around but she purrs like a kitten and runs like a scalded cat in 20 degree winter weather I'll definitely look into the benefits and drawbacks to the "cold" air intakes that yes, looks like they're going to be drawing in warm air. The combination of the unrestricted throttle body and exhaust is quite a delightful sound. We have cold air intakes on three vehicles and every one of them seems to be located on the engine compartment but they definitely from my experience increase CFM air flow through the intake. Thanks for calling it out, it's definitely something to consider and look into.
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i wondered what that bright light was out to the West!

Must be a new 55 owners grin reflecting the light!

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People like K&N do an induction kit for some cars but I don't think there is room to run a large enough bore pipe to fresh air on the 55. The original set up appears to do a pretty good job at addressing this by running ducts from above the rad. Trial and error I guess. Anyhow, glad your happy with the car. Had mine about 5 years and it will probably see me out since I still cannot think of anything affordable/compact/versatile/driveable and mad of course! Mind you, I am a bit of an ancient old petrolhead girl!
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This is not his intro thread

That is here:

https://www.slkworld.com/new-members-...lk-55-amg.html
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Ooerrr JB. It aint half complicated. Comments seem to have hit some fertile ground nonetheless?
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