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#1 Old 03-26-2018
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Cool Hello from SoCal

I知 the lucky new to me now 2nd owner of a black 2006 SLK 55 AMG. I saw one of the freeway here in sunny San Diego about a month ago and was lucky to find one locally. It needs some paint work and I知 at the dealership right now just getting a once over and an oil change. I do most of my own wrenching so we値l see how nuts I am. This community seems very welcoming and knowledgeable. My other car is a 2004 crossfire 6spd which will slowly be turned into a backroad driver.

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Welcome from Portland, Oregon. Enjoy the forum and the top down driving.


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Welcome! I'm also from Socal. I'm in LA.
I've started work on an SLK build with a swap no one has done yet afaik!

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Welcome from San Diego! Where did you see the other black 55? It might've been me!
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Welcome from North Carolina. The conquest tsi....the "turbo terror"!
Yup! I replaced my fair share of head gaskets, heads, and turbos.
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