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Registered 2012 SLK 350 AMG
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Hi,

Stumbled across this forum whilst looking at potential new cars, eventually decided to swap my mk2.5 MX5 Sport for an R172 SLK350 AMG (which, so far, is amazing), then thought that I should probably sign up for the hacks, tips & tricks, etc.

I'm interested in doing a few modifications though.... Any suggestions/advice on any of the following would be great!

- Exhausts. I've seen a few posts on here and the only real options seem to be Remus, Fox, & Piecha. Are these exhausts any good? I want something that sounds deep and rumbly. Butterfly valves would be awesome if there are any, but I've not seen too many exhausts for the R172s...

- Would I need to cut the bumper for any of the above exhausts?

- Do I need to get an x-pipe, or will just the backbox give what I'm after?

- Body parts. I'm not looking to put some insane, horrendous body kits on the car. But a little lip spoiler, maybe a splitter, a rear diffuser, and possibly the chrome bonnet fins (do these look good on black SLKs?). Does anyone know of anywhere good to get these?

I could probably ask questions all day, but I won't. Hopefully this starts up a nice little thread though :)
 

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Administrator 2009 SLK 55 AMG/Founding Member 2006
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Administrator 2009 SLK 55 AMG/Founding Member 2006
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put your questions in post 1

in a new r172 general discussion section thread

it will get lost in this intro thread :D
 

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Premium Member 2009 SLK55 AMG
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Welcome from the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts!
 

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Super Moderator UK SLK 55 AMG 2007
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Welcome from Wirral, England.

Some guides on how to use forum features https://www.slkworld.com/forum-operations-help-center/536527-links-how-threads.html



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:
https://www.slkworld.com/rotm-submissions-voting/
New members are welcome to enter (and they win too!).


This could be you in 12 months: https://www.slkworld.com/rotm-winner/535415-2018-slkworld-ride-year-winner-simplyslk.html

Really useful links (thanks to ixions cataloguing)
https://www.slkworld.com/general-discussion/354330-links-toparts-assemblies-technical-data-locations-parts-slks.html
https://slk-links.neocities.org/ Includes diy videos.
Spare parts: https://slk-links.neocities.org/EPCLINKS.HTM

A brief guide to the forum and how to get the best from it:
https://www.slkworld.com/new-members-introduce-yourself-here/439993-new-wondering-what-do.html

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.
https://www.slkworld.com/general-discussion/
https://slk-links.neocities.org/BUYING.html

You can find your region by scrolling down the page on this link
https://www.slkworld.com/forumindex.php#club-regional-discussion-forum

First mod, SmartTop https://www.slkworld.com/general-discussion/121481-what-smarttop-all-members-keep-talking-about.html
First fix, https://www.slkworld.com/general-discussion/70666-reset-transmission-adaptive-learning.html
First tlc job, https://www.slkworld.com/general-discussion/20937-spring-here~gummi-pflege-lube-your-seals-lithium-grease-your-joints-hinges.html
Exhausts, down to cost and sound. 2 other possible makers Quicksilver, Eisenmann.
If you want load then cut bits off. I think you already have x pipe as standard (the 171 350 does), Back box, front race cats.
Plenty have source an LED brake tail for the boot.
A search will bring up their choices.
Front splitter, I've toyed with this and came to the conclusion not for me. Reason? Lots of nasty speed humps and I drive onto grassed areas at some shows.
Chrome fins can be got from the web. Make sure you get the right ones.
Not all SLK/C fins fit all models. Some are specific. Again, search will show what others did.

No rear diffuser? I'm shocked :D

https://www.slkworld.com/new-members-introduce-yourself-here/138769-tips-searching.html
 

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

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