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Greetings Fellow Slk owners :),

Purchased my R171 Slk 55 amg in 040u black with 43k miles in end of July (has 45k now). I’ve had a heavenly experience, this was officially my first own car(used my fathers 2013 corrola LE..hehe), everyday has been a true dream.

I am in the SF Bay Area if anyone wants to meet up:). I’ve been a lurker for quite a while but thought I would find some SLK owners in the Bay Area as even seeing another slk (never have seen another 55amg) is a rare event.

I put around 2k miles on it in the 4 months I’ve owned it. I’ve had only had issues with the coolant (leak) because the bottom cap of the coolant came out after a coolant flush (car overheated because of this, however no damage was caused). I also changed the valve cover but mess up on the right side so that also was leaking and I got it fixed professionally.
Moral of the story, trust the pros.
Car has been running beautifully ever since( didn’t start recently due to low battrey, because I acidently kept the day lights running in the parking lot, completely my fault). Had to call AAA he jump started it and drove around for 20mins, it charged up, never kept my day lights running again(learned my lesson!).

I leaned driving in a 2013 corrola so this was quite the step up from me. Learned a lot made a lot of mistakes, had a few regrets, at the end of the day I still love her to death and all the struggle is 100% worth it the second I cold start her:).

I wanna thank Jeff for making such a comprehensive platform for young owners like me to share our experience and hopefully learn from you guys too.
As I am young and am on a budget what mods do you guys recomend. And secondary how bad is your mileage( I get less than 10 if I floor it and 16.5/17 if I drive like a granny).

Lastly for more photos and to connect with fellow 55 owners please check out my Instagram @Sleekamg so we can stay in touch with other owners(I post regularly there so it’s easy to stay in touch :D). Can wait to make new friends and learn more about the experiences you guys had. (Sorry for posting in the incorrect thread the first time)
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Welcome to SLKWorld.com: The #1 Mercedes-Benz SLK Forum from Florida!

Since you have a 55, these might interest you
My mods - also check my albums in my profile
and my videos in the 'Driving Stories' section


Kleemann Supercharger:


Kleemann ECU Tune and Headers:


Wavetrac Limited Slip Differential (LSD):


Carbon Fiber Diffuser:


Carbon Fiber Air Brakes/Side Vents



Driving stories section:


My albums:


FREE GIFT! Post your vin in the Vehicle Datacard Request section to get a free datacard (options on your car). If looking for a car, get the options before you buy!


your brochure:


mods you should do:

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Welcome from Canada 😄 🇨🇦
 

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Welcome from Northamptonshire, England. :)
 

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Welcome from Wirral, England.

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Couple of items for the small budget:



Help others to connect to the forum:

A mod worth having:

For the rest:


 

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Premium Member 2008 SLK55 AMG "Mabel"
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Hi, welcome from Barrhead, Scotland :)
 

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Discussion Starter #12
Welcome to SLKWorld.com: The #1 Mercedes-Benz SLK Forum from Florida!

Since you have a 55, these might interest you
My mods - also check my albums in my profile
and my videos in the 'Driving Stories' section


Kleemann Supercharger:


Kleemann ECU Tune and Headers:


Wavetrac Limited Slip Differential (LSD):


Carbon Fiber Diffuser:


Carbon Fiber Air Brakes/Side Vents



Driving stories section:


My albums:


FREE GIFT! Post your vin in the Vehicle Datacard Request section to get a free datacard (options on your car). If looking for a car, get the options before you buy!


your brochure:


mods you should do:

smarttop



Thank you
Jeff
Administrator/Founding Member
thanks Jeff, recently also purchased a reverse cam. Are there any threads with a guide on how to install the reverse cam on the standard navigation screen as mine has the navigation package ?.
 

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Couple of items for the small budget:



Help others to connect to the forum:

A mod worth having:

For the rest:


thanks Avel, I will def try out the transmission adaptive reset today. I also ordered a reverse cam from eBay, is there a long, detailed installation thread ?. Furthermore have you installed a reverse cam on your 55?
 

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thanks Avel, I will def try out the transmission adaptive reset today. I also ordered a reverse cam from eBay, is there a long, detailed installation thread ?. Furthermore have you installed a reverse cam on your 55?
Not sure if a diy without a search and I keep mine fairly stock.

Either google search or utilise the site advanced search for 171 section.
 

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Welcome from Mersea Island, Essex, UK.
 
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