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Hi, my name is Sam and I am happy to be a part of this awesome forum!

I am a happy owner of red 2005 SLK 350 AMG line with around 45k miles on the clock.

List of things I did to the car since i bought it(2 months ago):

  • Replacement of all regular filters and and engine oil.
    Replacement of oil in automatic transmittion
    New steering wheel pump (donuts...)
    Detailing of interior (leather care...) and exterior (polishing, 3 layers of synthetic wax, seals refreshment...)
In the process:
Fox quad exhaust system inc. X-pipe

New front brake discs + pads - I was thinking between Brembo and OEM. Do you have any recommendations? I would also like to enjoy some track days in the summer.
Spoiler - Do you have any recommendations regarding suppliers for Europe?
Hood fins
maybe 18" or 19" wheels - I saw a guy selling black AMG v 16 spoke 18" for a reasonable price, but i am not sure about the combination of red car with black wheels. Do you guys have any photos of such combination? Are they forged or not?
also caught my eye. But they are making them only in 19"+ and the roads in my country arent very good.

I also love the look of Piecha diffuser and functionality of SmartTOP. However the price seems irrational to me.
I will maybe change my opinion later.


Administrator 2009 SLK 55 AMG/Founding Member 2006
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Super Moderator CA 2012 SLK55 AMG w/P30
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Hi Sam, welcome from Canada :smile:


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

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Hi Sam,

Welcome from Wirral, England.

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Premium Member 2008 SLK55 AMG "Mabel"
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Hi Sam, welcome from Barrhead, Scotland. :smile:

Red car, black wheels? Look no further than my signature pic of Mabel. :smile:

Premium Member 2005 SLK55 AMG
11,404 Posts
Hi Sam, and welcome to from the UK Midlands - Thanks for joining us and posting an intro! :)

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Welcome from Central Illinois ( where the s is silent )!

Nice job on the polishing, what polish do you use and have you tried Menzerna?
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