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My New AMG

Just brought my new baby home and thought I would post some stock pics. Hit 110 within the first few hours. Gotta love it. Can't wait to start the mods.

PS. Sorry if I posted images improperly. Still trying to figure out the forum features and how to use the "Gallery".

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Welcome cold shot. Excellent 55 and excellent photos.

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Very cool photos Cold_Shot! Congratulations.

Here's a short list to think about: OEM Lexan rear windscreen, SmartTop roof module and Green Air Filters.

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welcome sir, you have outstanding taste in cars!
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Gents,

You are too kind. Thank you for the warm welcome, suggestions and tips. In the coming days I will have both private and public questions regarding mods and the affect of each on warranty. Getting LoJacked tomorrow, then need some time to familiarize myself with the car. First mod will be the Soft Top controller, but want to know if it can be done at the dealer, an after market shop, what warranty issues I may have to deal with, etc. I would prefer to have a pro do it. In my neck of the woods, that would maybe be DynoPro (www.dynopro.com), but I have not visited that RennTech shop yet.

Again, thanks for the warm welcome. I am an IT guy, so lay it on me if you have tech questions (in general). (The dealership was blown away that I knew more about the COMMAND code revisions in the 55 than them).

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beautiful! you would think i would get bored looking at pics of slk's ... but strangely the love is yet to die.
lovely car and welcome to slkworld.
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NICE! Your SLK 55 is well equipped. Enjoy it NOW as you decide which mods you want. Great climate where you live for a lot of top down driving. ENJOY!
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Welcome from Germany to your car and your color. 040 rules!
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your car looks great!
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welcome sir, you have outstanding taste in cars!
+1 ...congrats and welcome!
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Nice Nice Nice!!!!

Love the color!

Great pics!

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Welcome Cold Shot to the forum and congratulations for your car!
I might have another color now, but Black will always be my favorite!!!
Oh, and great pics too!
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Beautiful!

you might want to do some research, lojack is somewhat redundant to the mercedes teleaid GPS tracking.


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Gents,

You are too kind. Thank you for the warm welcome, suggestions and tips. In the coming days I will have both private and public questions regarding mods and the affect of each on warranty. Getting LoJacked tomorrow, then need some time to familiarize myself with the car. First mod will be the Soft Top controller, but want to know if it can be done at the dealer, an after market shop, what warranty issues I may have to deal with, etc. I would prefer to have a pro do it. In my neck of the woods, that would maybe be DynoPro (www.dynopro.com), but I have not visited that RennTech shop yet.

Again, thanks for the warm welcome. I am an IT guy, so lay it on me if you have tech questions (in general). (The dealership was blown away that I knew more about the COMMAND code revisions in the 55 than them).

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As I had planned not to renew my TeleAid subscription (more than $100/year) and I've had no reason to use TeleAid at all since I got the car 11 months ago, I did have LoJac (one time charge only).

The SmartTop module can be installed by a competent aftemarket shop that's familiar with MB, although it can be a DIY (do-it-yourself) project during the weekend. I do understand the hesitancy also to install the module yourself.

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Beautiful!

you might want to do some research, lojack is somewhat redundant to the mercedes teleaid GPS tracking.
I went for LoJack more for the early warning feature. If the car moves without the early warning fob, LoJack starts calling me. Without this, I might not know for hours the car is gone. Here in Arizona, that might be enough time to get it across the border.

Also, the dealer told me that TeleAid will not locate the car any more due to some lawsuit that happened here in AZ. Not sure about all the details however.


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Can never be too careful if you have the option to add an extra security layer then go for it.

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I went for LoJack more for the rearly warning feature. If the car moves without the early warning fob, LoJack starts calling me. Without this, I might not know for hours the car is gone. Here in Arizona, that might be enough time to get it across the border.

Also, the dealer told me that TeleAid will not locate the car any more due to some lawsuit that happened here in AZ. Not sure about all the details however.
I wonder how many false alarms there are with the LoJac key fob (also means carrying 2 keyfobs instead of one). Dealer recommended the basic LoJac for the area I live in without going for the more expensive version, but this depends on your locale.

TeleAid probably snitched on someone indavertently, who was cheating on their mate. (pure conjecture on my part).

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Great pics Cold Shot!

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