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#1 Old 07-07-2009
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Another one from the UK.

Hi chaps, just thought I'd say hello to you all. I don't have an SLK as yet but I am seriously considering changing my current car for one.

Thought I'd have a browse around to see what the general consensus is and to see if there are any meetings or gatherings close to home. (South Yorkshire)

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Welcome from London - the SLK is a damned fun car, but it's sure as heck not a Cerbera! I've only ridden in one once, and damn near needed to change my pants afterward - loads of smoking, screeching tires - great fun, but scary!



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Welcome from London - the SLK is a damned fun car, but it's sure as heck not a Cerbera! I've only ridden in one once, and damn near needed to change my pants afterward - loads of smoking, screeching tires - great fun, but scary!
Yes it is rather good, no driver aids at all so maybe the SLK will tame me . I was thinking the AMG version as the power should be around the same (360 bhp - Cerbera). I know it wont be as dramatic but the trouble with the Cerb is the roof doesn't come off and I would like to tan my bald patch now and again!

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Hello there. It’s quite a while since I was on here but I lost my old password and the forum didn’t recognise my old username of madeinengland. I have had my SLK for around 11 years now and it’s still a great car. I have done a few European trips and been round Spa Francochamps circuit a couple of times which was brilliant fun.
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Welcome from Wirral, England.

Some guides on how to use forum features https://www.slkworld.com/forum-opera...w-threads.html



We have a free to enter monthly competition.
Entry is normally open from the 1st to the 15th of every month. You simply post a reply with 3 photos.
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This could be you in 12 months: https://www.slkworld.com/rotm-winner...simplyslk.html

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https://slk-links.neocities.org/ Includes diy videos.
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Some useful tips in this section for new and prospective owners.
Worth knowing are reset adaptive learning, check list, Spring is here and what is the SmartTop.
https://www.slkworld.com/general-discussion/
https://slk-links.neocities.org/BUYING.html

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Great R171 info:

https://www.billsden.org/mercedes/slk/docs/#dtb

Lube those seals:
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your brochure:
https://www.slkworld.com/general-dis...ml#post1511249

mods you should do:
smarttop

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Since you have a 55, these might interest you
My mods - also check my albums in my profile
and my videos in the 'Driving Stories' section


Kleemann Supercharger:

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Kleemann ECU Tune and Headers:

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Wavetrac Limited Slip Differential (LSD):

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Carbon Fiber Diffuser:

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Carbon Fiber Air Brakes/Side Vents

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Driving stories section:

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My albums:

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FREE GIFT! Post your vin in the Vehicle Datacard Request section to get a free datacard (options on your car). If looking for a car, get the options before you buy!

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If you haven’t, please use the 'search' feature at the top right of the page for your questions as they have probably been asked before. Remember, ‘Search’ is your friend.
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