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Performance MODS for the R171 Tuning and Performance modifications for your SLK

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Picked up some Kleemann headers for the new ride.... cant wait to get them installed!
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Yes to the header upgrade , I love mine best mod I had done , Are you keeping the centre box & rear cats.


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Just the headers will see what power I get; working on the intake, I ported the throttle body and shaft already; along with the elbow..... once everything is on I will get it tuned.
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I had headers + front cat removed & ECU flash this give me an extra 50 bhp.

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Don't forget to Thermotech wrap or have them ceramic coated. I wrapped mine while binging Netflix.


Proven performance results as well as a much lower under hood temp.
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I debated on this one.... I like the bare look of the headers but my CLA45 downpipe is wrapped....
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I debated on this one.... I like the bare look of the headers but my CLA45 downpipe is wrapped....
Don't give it a second thought. Not only can you barely see them once installed, but no one else can either.
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PITA so far, one off.... two more back nuts on the DS and then its on to new header installation...
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Any suggestions on the back two bottom Passenger side nuts? Do I need to remove the starter?
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Got the back bottom from the top with a long 10mm closed wrench, second to last from the bottom with a 10mm wrench
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Installed headers


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Headers are installed, fitment to the stock exhaust was a challenge, I used a tail pipe expander(broke 3 of them) to get the pipe round enough to slip a stainless coupler over it and the downpipe. The Downpipes were alittle awkward, and really need a flex fitting to work well. DS downpipe is longer than stock... also surprised there is not much give or spring in the exhaust, typically an exhaust is hung on rubber grommets or springs to allow some movement in the exhaust.... alittle worred about the stress on the exhaust studs.

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