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Hey everyone,

I just purchased a 2008 Pewter SLK 55 AMG with 56k miles and a serious case of SSS.

I have previously driven and been involved heavily involved in message boards for the 3000GT and Infiniti G37 Coupe. I look forward to getting to know everyone, learning a few things, and hopefully contributing.

Also, to the South Florida members, I look forward to the next meet up whenever that may be...

Cheers,
 

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Meet is Oct 11th in Clermont!!!

http://www.slkworld.com/u-s-florida/156578-florida-slk-group-fall-meet.html

Welcome to SLKWorld.com: The #1 Mercedes-Benz SLK Forum from Valrico, 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


your brochure:
Mercedes Brochure Archive


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
oem windscreen or lighted/etched windscreen
Post your vin in the Vehicle Datacard Request section to get a free datacard (options on your car).

http://www.slkworld.com/vehicle-data-card/67706-free-how-get-free-datacard.html


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Welcome from NE England. Congratulations on your SLK.

Woolly - Founder & Super Moderator.
 

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Jeff! Thanks for all the great links! The SmartTOP is priority #1 along with investigating remote start and in bumper radar/laser detector solutions.

I will also have to search some threads for the windscreen additions you mentioned. Sounds interesting.
 

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You're going to have a tough time with a remote start solution. As far as I know they don't exist for the SLK! (At least not the R171) I happen to like the valentine one for a radar detector.
 

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Our sponsor windrestrictor offers 5% discount for members for their lighted and/or etched screens

Check my albums for oem wind deflector.
 

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Hi and welcome from the UK Midlands. I've had my 2005 SLK 55 AMG for just 2 weeks now, and I've already installed a SmartTop and a WindRestrictor screen too... I highly recommend both! :)
 

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Welcome and thanks for joining.

Sorry you can't join us at the meet, but hopefully we will see you next time!
 

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Hi FLgator, a warm welcome from Southern Arizona. Congratulations on your new ride. Enjoy the people, the forum, and top down cruisin'.
 

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Greetings from Tennessee !

College football allegiances aside,

Welcome to the Forum. :)
 
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Thanks for all of the warm welcomes and tips/advice everyone. I've done the V1 radar in my past rides with great results and it's sounds like a wind deflector is a must have!

Now it's time to wrap my head around the performance upgrade options. I'll be posting after I've researched the forums, but thanks again.
 

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@ThinkRob That's the car! The day it came on the market I put a deposit down so I could do my research. It was one owner, looked (and told) it was garage kept. Very clean except for a ding and some chips on the passenger door. Sorry, but not sorry ;), that I beat you to it!

There's another nice black on black in WPB if you're still looking. I'm in downtown FLL if you have any questions or want to check her out. I will say that when I bought, I thought the entertainment system would be more compatible with modern technology, but expect to make some sacrifices on that end. With that being said... These cars are go-carts for grown-ups who refuse to grow up. Best of luck on your search and if you PM me I'd be happy to let you know what I learned from my search (2 months) at the local dealerships.

Cheers!
 

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Yes you did. Nice find! It was damn cheap for a CPO vehicle too.

I'm actually looking for something that's *not* black-on-black -- which is apparently pretty hard for the SLK55s (same for the Porsche Cayman S, which I'm also looking at.) I get that it looks great when spotless and that black cars look "meaner" or whatever, but I like variety!

I'll keep my eyes out for one though, especially in FL where they seem to congregate. :D
 
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