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Hi you all!

Nice to meet you all MB lovers :smile:

On the age of 18 i purchased my first car. A volkswagen type 2. As a young guy i loved to play music while my next step was to improve the sound quality.
In that time everything had to be huge and loud! (we're talking about 1992..) trunk was turn into a fully covered Bass box .. hehehehe..
As time goes by my ears need to be pleasured with quality sound instead of dB's. After that i was more interested in better equipment.
After a few cars i stumbled on a Smart car which was fun to drive and had a lot of fun with it.

The only problem was the accelleration which was time i wanted to drive out a parking garage but the exit lane was very you can guess what happened.
The car didn't had the power to get up!!! so my "former" girlfriend had to get out and pushed the car ! LOL:laugh:

So after a while i drove a Mercedes A170 which was a step up for me.

I liked the electric roof which folds open and then enjoyed the outdoor sky.
When this car reached the 300K and the yearly garage bills went higher and higher i had to say goodbye to it.

Because of the open roof i liked so much i wanted to get a cabriolet. So i searched and stumbled on a SLK 230.

This car which i currently drive i have made some upgrades like: audio - 360 camera - LED headunit - Smart roof (build my own with adruino) - DVB-T - Subwoofer in sparewheel space.

Is still enjoy this car but after i went to Italy last year i felt the expences on gas being a bit on the high side :surprise:. So i decided to look for a newer model which is a bit more fuel saving.
So next month i am gonna suspend this 230 and store it and get a 2012 SLK 350 AMG fully optioned! I can't wait !

So i am reading a bit on this forum how to get some better sub into this car. It is equiped with a HK 7 logic but it can be improved.

Well thank you for reading and hopefully i can learn some new tips & tricks for my future SLK350 R712

Cheers Danimani


Administrator 2009 SLK 55 AMG/Founding Member 2006
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Super Moderator UK SLK 55 AMG 2007
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Welcome from Wirral, England.

Great intro :tu:

Some guides on how to use forum features

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:
New members are welcome to enter (and they win too!).

This could be you in 12 months:

Really useful links (thanks to ixions cataloguing) Includes diy videos.
Spare parts:

A brief guide to the forum and how to get the best from it:

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.

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Super Moderator CA 2012 SLK55 AMG w/P30
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Welcome from Canada :smile:

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Welcome to from Northern


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Premium Member 2009 SLK55 AMG
11,503 Posts
Hi Danimani, Welcome from the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts!

Premium Member 2018 SLC43
2,488 Posts
Welcome from just West of London - Thanks for the great intro & pictures :tu:

A fully loaded R172/350 is a great car to upgrade to :grin:

Super Moderator 2010 SLK300 2LOOK
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Hi and welcome from Lakeland, Florida USA!
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