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Hi there,
Recently I just bought 2008 SLK 55 AMG. This is my second MB and so far I enjoy this beast. My car has 80k miles on the clock.

Looking for maintnance or upgrade suggestions.

In the near future I will be retrofiting OEM Bluetooth (still not sure what is the correct part number of Bluetooth module) as well as front and rear PDC.

Administrator 2009 SLK 55 AMG/Founding Member 2006
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owner's and maintenance manuals great R171 info:

later year owner's/maintenance/comand manuals, top right in the link below:
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Lube those seals:

your brochure:

mods you should do:

clear or tinted side markers
shorty antenna
led license plate bulbs
led parking lights
carbon fiber on the C pillars
carbon fiber center caps
oem windscreen or lighted/etched windscreen

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Welcome from Northamptonshire, England. :smile:

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Welcome from Canada :grin:


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Hi, welcome from Barrhead, Scotland. :smile:

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Welcome from the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts!

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

Before fitting PDC I suggest trying a car that has it if your going the MB system.
Some love, some don't.

We don't post much on here about the 55.
It just is not a popular car at all.


There are many threads for adds/mods but no matter how small your list starts
something else usually ads to it before you cross one off.

Apart form the R171 threads we also have the AMG one too (said we loved 55s)
AMGs - Mercedes Benz SLK Forum

RoTM comps are fun. Right now you can vote for Januarys
From 1st Feb you can enter your own ride for free:
ROTM Submissions & Voting - Mercedes Benz SLK Forum

Regional threads for the local scene:
Washington DC State Information - Symbols, Capital, Constitution, Flags, Maps, Songs

Enjoy your 55.

And remember...

A 55 is for life, not just for Christmas.

Wish I had one.

Oh, look! I do now. :D :D :D

Registered 2002 SLK32 AMG
233 Posts
Hello, and welcome from Illinois! If you're looking for performance upgrades, check out Renntech and Kleemann as well. It can get pricy, but it's worth it!
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