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upgrade SLK R170 alloys

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Have just modified my R170 with, a new pulley for the supercharger, a remap, sprintbooster, K & N filter and racing cats. The car definitely has more of a kick but the drive is just not right. I'm guessing i need to look at the wheels. Do you know if 18inch alloys can go straight on the car without any modifications? If anyone has changed their wheels can I see some pics.
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I heard from many slk members and also mercedes benz mechanics,
that the K&N airfilter is no good for a mercedes benz,because it can cause problems to the sensor.

Greenfilter is I guess the safe way to go...I might be wrong!
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Huge debates everywhere regarding K&N - seems that properly used and cleaned, they are fine. People tend to over oil them, which contaminates the MAF, which is "bad".



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I've used a K&N for the last 4 years without any issues, but UK is right, over oiling will foul the MAF sensor. Not detrimental, you'll just need to clean it (sensor). And green filters are not available for the R170.

I hate to say it but, you wasted your money on the sprintbooster as the car will "learn" the electrical input from it and adjust accordingly.

Thanks for asking the initial question though as I'm considering 18" double spoke 209s off a C55.

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And green filters are not available for the R170.
They are in New Zealand....
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They are in New Zealand....
I remember someone else on here actually started a small business exporting them...

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Here's aome P/N's

1998-2004 SLK 230 K 170.447/170.449
Mercedes Benz P/N: A6040940904
K&N P/N: 33-2767
Green Filter P/N: 2245

2001-2004 SLK 320 170.465
MB P/N: A1120940304
K&N P/N: 33-2185
Green Filter P/N: 2249

2002-2004 SLK32 170.466
MB P/N: A1120940404
K&N P/N: 33-2256
Green Filter P/N: 2296

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I remember someone else on here actually started a small business exporting them...

Did they? This is the website. They also have different part numbers to the ones above...
http://www.greenfilter.co.nz/
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So far no problem with the K and N Filter.
Has anyone actually changed their alloys and has it improved the handling?
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Here's aome P/N's

1998-2004 SLK 230 K 170.447/170.449
Mercedes Benz P/N: A6040940904
K&N P/N: 33-2767
Green Filter P/N: 2245

2001-2004 SLK 320 170.465
MB P/N: A1120940304
K&N P/N: 33-2185
Green Filter P/N: 2249

2002-2004 SLK32 170.466
MB P/N: A1120940404
K&N P/N: 33-2256
Green Filter P/N: 2296
I have the same K&N 33-2256 and love it, I could not find a good deal on ebay so I found a discount coupon here: K&N 33-2185, or you can try one of the vendors on the forum here, you can usually find a good deal that way as well. This was very easy to install and I love it.
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I heard from many slk members and also mercedes benz mechanics,
that the K&N airfilter is no good for a mercedes benz,because it can cause problems to the sensor.

Greenfilter is I guess the safe way to go...I might be wrong!
Yup k&n NO GOOD messed up my o2 sensor!!
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Yup k&n NO GOOD messed up my o2 sensor!!
Hmmm, I doubt the K&M ruined your O2 sensor as any oil from the filter would be burned off way before it reached your sensor. If you've got close to or over 100K, it was definately time for the sensor to go. I had to replace mine at 110K...RIP!

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Always been a K&N guy in all my vehicles...don't want to take the chance...looks like its time to "go green"
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Whose pulley kit did you get?
and did you move the MAF sensor.
Regarding rim size etc. http://www.alloywheelsdirect.net/inf.../mercedes-benz
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