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Hi all,


Just a quick introduction, I am 24 and live in the UK, Essex to be more precise.


I bought my 55 over a year ago now and have loved every minute of it coming from a much loved Z4 which was written off. Luckily enough this was done whilst it was parked by an 18 year old in a Mercedes Jeep. After getting my pay out I didn't want the same car and thought as my dad has had lots of sl s (in the past) I would try Mercedes. I have come to love this car much more than my previous one.


I'm not someone who's big on speed, so am not really interested in mods for performance. The main thing I want is to fit air scarf and illuminated door sills (I would also like to see what can be programmed into the car through the software, but this is something I wouldn't have a clue on). I know its not particularly original for me to want those, any information would be greatly appreciated.


Thanks all,


Alex


P.s Are there any meets for us UK slk owners and is there a way to get the pictures to work on threads?
 

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Welcome to SLKWorld.com: The #1 Mercedes-Benz SLK Forum from Florida!

owner's and maintenance manuals great R171 info:

later year owner's/maintenance/comand manuals, top right in the link below:
Bill's Den: Documents

Lube those seals:
http://www.slkworld.com/general-discussion/20937-spring-here~gummi-pflege-lube-your-seals-lithium-grease-your-joints-hinges.html#post226839

your brochure:
http://www.slkworld.com/general-discussion/167265-mercedes-brochure-archive.html#post1511249

mods you should do:
smarttop

http://www.slkworld.com/general-discussion/121481-what-smarttop-all-members-keep-talking-about.html

clear or tinted side markers
shorty antenna
led license plate bulbs
led parking lights
carbon fiber on the C pillars http://www.slkworld.com/general-modifications-r171/50849-ive-taken-cf-plunge.html
carbon fiber center caps
oem windscreen or lighted/etched windscreen

See my mod albums for more ideas

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what do you mean

is there a way to get the pictures to work on threads?

you want to post pics?

Want to post a picture? Start a new thread or make a post, click ‘edit’, click on the ‘paper clip’ or ‘advanced’ and/or ‘manage attachments’ then ‘choose file’ then ‘upload’ and ‘submit’! If Iphone pics, you need to rename any additional pics as Iphone names its pics all the same, image.jpg.
 

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what do you mean

is there a way to get the pictures to work on threads?

you want to post pics?

Want to post a picture? Start a new thread or make a post, click ‘edit’, click on the ‘paper clip’ or ‘advanced’ and/or ‘manage attachments’ then ‘choose file’ then ‘upload’ and ‘submit’! If Iphone pics, you need to rename any additional pics as Iphone names its pics all the same, image.jpg.
Ignore the pictures line, I have just tried my laptop and now can see the pictures that others have posted. I think it must be my Iphone. Thanks so much for all the information, I was considering smart top as I have seen a lot of people say good things, may be worth investing in.


Thanks,


Alex
 

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Any questions, please ask. by pm or post em :D
 

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Hi Alex, and welcome to SLKWorld.com from the UK Midlands - Thanks for joining us and posting an intro! :)

We have quite a few members in the UK that like to meet up from time to time. If you're interested in joining us sometime, just keep an eye on the UK Region section, as we post meeting plans there (although it tends to be a little quieter at this time of year)! :tu:

There's a summary post that I maintain for all UK meets here, and links to examples and pictures from this year's past meets are available here.

Finally, we also recently started plotting where our UK members are - check out the thread for that here: SLKWorld UK & Ireland Members and Meeting Points Map

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Hi Alex,

Welcome from the Wirral.

Plenty of UK meets throughout the year, some not far from you.
Have a look at this years calendar, in the archive bottom of 2016. http://www.slkworld.com/united-kingdom-region/313178-2016-uk-meet-calendar-2.html#post2834530

We also have short breaks:
http://www.slkworld.com/united-kingdom-region/375345-scottish-weekend-spring-2017-a.html

We generally get quite a few 55s at the Donington Park brekky meets.
You just missed one.
http://www.slkworld.com/united-kingdom-region/398009-breakfast-donington-park-caf%E9-10am-sunday-27th-november-2016-a-3.html#post3255178

If you search the site for your questions/plans and start your search 'SLKWorld.com R171'
you'll find solutions and very good diy threads with photos.

Enter RoTM, newbies do win. Had one a couple of months back:
http://www.slkworld.com/rotm-submissions-voting/400154-december-2016-slkworld-com-ride-month-competition.html

There's also an AMG section:
AMGs - Mercedes Benz SLK Forum

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Welcome from the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts!
 

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Welcome to SLKWorld.com from Northern California
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Welcome from Canada Alex :grin:


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Thanks for all the welcomes.

I'm really looking forward to going to a few meets, is it awkward the first time you go? I have been to meets but only classic meets so not really done a owners club meet.

Any mods that would be good to do? Suggestions of reasonable priced mods would be welcomed as I seem to only aspire to the expensive stuff much to my other halfs dismay.


Thanks

Alex
 

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Hi Alex, welcome from Barrhead, Scotland. :smile:
 
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