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Hello fellow SLK'rs

It looks to me like I'll posting quite a bit more here, for the past several months I have been looking for a low mileage SLK 55 AMG for my father. None have really grabbed my interest, until now!! I have owned, rebuilt and modified countless cars, BMW E30, FD Rx-7, Volvo S60R etc. Truth be told he was looking into a new Miata but has always loved the older style SL's. To me, the SLK was the perfect combo, nimble, solid, powerful enough and certainly enough braking power.

Well now for the car, normally I would NEVER take a chance on something like this but with this particular example, I couldn't say no. This is an 09 P30 R171 with just under 32k miles, it definitely took a bit of damage but it starts and the crash rail did not make contact with the rad which is a great sign. At the end of the day, I'm sure the savings will be decent but this was more about not letting an EXCELLENT example be thrown in the trash heap. It's will forever have a black mark but I don't see this one going anywhere anytime soon.

The journey begins next week!
 

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Super Moderator CA 2012 SLK55 AMG w/P30
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Welcome to SLKWorld.com: The #1 Mercedes-Benz SLK Forum from Florida!


Great R171 info:

https://www.billsden.org/mercedes/slk/docs/#dtb

Lube those seals:
https://www.slkworld.com/general-discussion/20937-spring-here~gummi-pflege-lube-your-seals-lithium-grease-your-joints-hinges.html#post226839

your brochure:
https://www.slkworld.com/general-discussion/167265-mercedes-brochure-archive.html#post1511249

mods you should do:
smarttop

https://www.slkworld.com/general-discussion/121481-what-smarttop-all-members-keep-talking-about.html

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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:

https://www.slkworld.com/performance-mods-r171/390442-my-supercharger-adventure-begins.html

Kleemann ECU Tune and Headers:

https://www.slkworld.com/performance-mods-r171/174881-my-baby-had-operation-kleemann-ecu-tune-headers-downpipes-vids.html

Wavetrac Limited Slip Differential (LSD):

https://www.slkworld.com/performance-mods-r171/398273-my-lsd-limited-slip-differential-adventure-begins.html

Carbon Fiber Diffuser:

https://www.slkworld.com/performance-mods-r171/409529-my-carbon-fiber-diffuser-arrived-today.html

Carbon Fiber Air Brakes/Side Vents

https://www.slkworld.com/general-modifications-r171/419794-carbon-fiber-air-brakes-side-vents.html

Driving stories section:

https://www.slkworld.com/driving-stories/

My albums:

https://www.slkworld.com/members/jbanks15-albums.html

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!

https://www.slkworld.com/vehicle-data-card/67706-free-how-get-free-datacard.html


Some tips to make your visit here more enjoyable:
If you haven’t, please use the 'search' feature at the top right of the page for your questions as they have probably been asked before. Remember, ‘Search’ is your friend.
If you wish to become PM (Private Message) capable, you need 15 posts. To get those 15 posts quickly, just go to the ‘New members introduce yourself here’ section and welcome enough new members to obtain your needed posts to PM.
Want to post a picture? Start a new thread or make a post, click ‘edit’, click on the ‘paper clip’ or ‘advanced’ and/or ‘manage attachments’ then ‘choose file’ then ‘upload’ and ‘submit’! If Iphone pics, you need to rename any additional pics as Iphone names its pics all the same, image.jpg.
Want to ‘like’ or thank’ someone’s comments? Use the ‘like’ button to the right or the ‘Thanks’ button, bottom right of any post you like. This saves you having to comment.
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Thank you
Jeff
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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.
You'll be needing the 171s

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

Something you may need, a lot https://www.slkworld.com/new-members-introduce-yourself-here/138769-tips-searching.html
 

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PARTS Information on Mercedes SLK R170 R171 R172 >https://slk-links.neocities.org/

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No mods really, I just want to get this back to pristine Oem condition. The only thing I might incorporate into the rebuild is factory Xenons, being I only have one headlight that has broken tabs.

The game plan is to get that rail fixed, then mechanical, then final assembly and last a good Paint Correction, Ceramic Coating (IGL), PPF the headlights and leatherique the interior.

Btw - That Metal Mystic Blue is GORGEOUS!
 

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No mods really, I just want to get this back to pristine Oem condition. The only thing I might incorporate into the rebuild is factory Xenons, being I only have one headlight that has broken tabs.

The game plan is to get that rail fixed, then mechanical, then final assembly and last a good Paint Correction, Ceramic Coating (IGL), PPF the headlights and leatherique the interior.

Btw - That Metal Mystic Blue is GORGEOUS!
Blue is the best colour but don't tell Jeff....:grin:
 

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Hi and welcome from Lakeland, Florida!
 

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Wow! I guess you've got a bargain there!


And quite a lot of workshop time, too. :)


Keep us posted as to your progress... it will be great to see the healing process.


Best of luck from the UK,
Mike
 

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Welcome from the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts!
 

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Thanks guys!

I'll be on the hunt for a bunch of parts, headlights, 09 sport bumper, Grill and few other internal front end components.
 

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What kind of headlights do you need, halogen or bixenon? And keep in there are repair kits if your tabs are the only damage.
 
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