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Hello, I recently bought a `07 SLK 55 AMG with every package fully loaded. Awaiting delivery right now, I will post up pictures as soon as it gets here. I recently sold my CTS-V gen 1 caddy. How does the SLK compare in performance?
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Conratulations on the 2007 SLK 55. You'll like it better than the CTS-V. My wife had a 2003 CTS, appearance wise it looked like a CTS-V. The V is great performance wise, four door and it will seat five. The SLK 55 is a performance car with drop dead looks and top. Great combination. Welcome from Virginia.
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2nd Hi from London, congrats on the car sounds lovely looking forward to the pics
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Welcome from Rochester,NY. I'll look for you out there once the weather breaks for good.


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Yeah I test drove a slk350 and loved it. I had to get the AMG though. Heres some info on the car:
2007 MERCEDES BENZ SLK55 AMG ROADSTER MARS RED OVER BLACK LEATHEr, *18" PERFORMANCE PKG AMG WHEELS... *PREMIUM PACKAGE... *P030 PERFORMANCE PACKAGE, *6 DISC CD CHANGER, *HARMON KARDON/LOGIC 7 SURROUND SOUND, *COLD WEATHER PACKAGE/HEATED FRONT SEATS.. *HEAT VENTILATED HEADRESTS... *CARBON FIBER INTERIOR TRIM.. *DVD COMMAND NAVIGATION... *ACTIVE SATELLITE SIRRIUS RADIO... *TINTED WINDOWS.... *SUEDE/LEATHER STEERING WHEEL W/ PEDAL SHIFTERS... *BREMBO BRAKES... *REAR SPOILER... *XENON HEADLAMPS... *AMG TUNED EXHAUST...
From the auction. My fathers a dealer and I bought it through him. Car looks amazing!
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Welcome from Rochester,NY. I'll look for you out there once the weather breaks for good.
Yes I would like to meet up, I don't see to many of these near the Albany area...
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So I do have a question, maybe one of you can answer it. I would like to achieve the same output as the black series SLK. Any way to get the manifolds and the ECU program from the series?
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Kleeman headers and tune, high flow secondary cats and x-pipe will get you close.
If you can get the Kleeman air filter boxes (not advertised by Kleemann) you will be on par.
After that all you need is a Quaife.


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Kleeman headers and tune, high flow secondary cats and x-pipe will get you close.
If you can get the Kleeman air filter boxes (not advertised by Kleemann) you will be on par.
After that all you need is a Quaife.
Sounds good but aftermarket parts for this car are outrageously expensive. Seems like I am going to have to do some shopping around.
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Welcome also from Rochester NY!
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