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#1 Old 12-25-2018
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New Member Intro

I see that we new members are encouraged to introduce ourselves, so here goes briefly:

- Retired CPA, worked in private practice in addition to the health care and educational financial environments.
- Wife & two adult kids, no grandchildren.
- Spare time spent maintaining a small gentleman’s farm and service work with educational foundation and camp for disabled children.

Reason for registering with this forum:

I recently purchased a used low mileage 2014 SLK 55 AMG to replace my 2010 Miata. I loved the six speed stick in the Miata but the wife does not do stick shifts and was dependent one me to do all the Miata driving. Wanting her to be able to drive in a pinch. That, in addition to having a bit more comfort on longer trips, took us to the SLK with the retractable hard top we loved on the Miata. An automatic in a Miata just doesn’t do anything for me.

Having a brother who owned an SLK and now an SLC 43 AMG (being very happy with both), I was drawn to the Merc. Having raced go-karts and owned numerous motorcycles in my early years, I opted for a Miata replacement that would provide extra excitement plus I needed something to compensate for losing the stick shift, thus the 55 AMG.

I find forums such as these to generally be rich with information and their members great resources for useful information. I hope to find that the case here.
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Having a brother who owned an SLK and now an SLC 43 AMG

Is he a member?


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smarttop

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Your brochure:
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Kleemann ECU Tune, headers and downpipes thread here:

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List of Useful SLK Links >https://slk-links.neocities.org/Links.html

PARTS Information on Mercedes SLK R170 R171 R172 >https://slk-links.neocities.org/

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Welcome from Wirral, England.



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.
After the 15th we usually open a poll for members to vote on their favourite.
Here's the main thread:
https://www.slkworld.com/rotm-submissions-voting/
New members are welcome to enter (and they win too!).




Really useful links (thanks to ixions cataloguing)
https://www.slkworld.com/general-dis...arts-slks.html
https://slk-links.neocities.org/ Includes diy videos.
Spare parts: https://slk-links.neocities.org/EPCLINKS.HTM

A brief guide to the forum and how to get the best from it:
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There's a link to R170/171/172's do it yourself threads under the pic below.

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

You can find your region by scrolling down the page on this link
https://www.slkworld.com/forumindex....scussion-forum

R172 threads cover most of your needs, but we have an AMG section too: https://www.slkworld.com/amgs/

Handy maint: https://www.slkworld.com/general-dis...ts-hinges.html

Favourite mod: https://www.slkworld.com/general-dis...ing-about.html

And a check list for a new to you car (says 171, but works for 172 as well): https://www.slkworld.com/general-dis...ook-guide.html

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Smartop : Cubby Holder : Cree fronts : Both rear fogs : Clock Insert : Quicksilver exhaust



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


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Welcome from the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts!

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If you live in Northern California you can join us for a drive. We meet monthly for drives, road trips lunches. Feel free to call me or email me and I can add you to our email list. I always post events under California here on SLKWORLD.
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Hi an welcome from Lakeland, Florida!

Congratulatons on the 55!

Don't forget to tell your brother about us!


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