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Administrator 2009 SLK 55 AMG/Founding Member 2006
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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 are interestedin 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

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


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Registered 2005 SLK55 AMG
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Hi, had a 170 320 for 6 years, sold a year ago, miss it. retire soon, thinking of a prezzie a 55 171 2007 ish is my budget. Looking, seems like quite a few nails around, anyway, better get one for the reaper gets me :)
Your quest is approved.:smile:

Which part of UK? There are plenty of us 'long-termers' around who will be pleased to help.

In fact, @waylander is selling an absolute cracker. Maybe look no further...
 

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Welcome from Portland, Oregon. Enjoy the forum and the best of luck with your search.
 

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

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

Good luck and have fun shopping!
 

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Registered 2005 SLK55 AMG
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Discussion Starter #10
Hi, thanks. Hornchurch/Romford way, been looking, not too hard for a couple weeks and 1st tempted a year or few ago. A one owner on the Trader this week tempted me but started communicating and smelt bs off the bat. I'll try get a chat on with Waylander :)
 

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Registered 2008 SLK55 AMG
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I got an R171 08 55 last year. Previously had an R171 05 350 from 2009 till last year and a R171 05 200 from 2007 to 2009.

Although the 55 is an awesome car with a lot of theatre, I miss the balance and smoothness of my 350, not to mention the significantly better fuel economy as a daily driver. I suspect the 350 with a manual trans is a superior drivers car than the 55. So both cars offer significant performance but in a different way. Please test drive a 350 before you buy a 55. You may be pleasantly surprised and may have a smaller hole in your wallet.
 

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Registered 2005 SLK55 AMG
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I got an R171 08 55 last year. Previously had an R171 05 350 from 2009 till last year and a R171 05 200 from 2007 to 2009.

Although the 55 is an awesome car with a lot of theatre, I miss the balance and smoothness of my 350, not to mention the significantly better fuel economy as a daily driver. I suspect the 350 with a manual trans is a superior drivers car than the 55. So both cars offer significant performance but in a different way. Please test drive a 350 before you buy a 55. You may be pleasantly surprised and may have a smaller hole in your wallet.

Maybe you posted this here in a thread or somewhere else. I did read similar, I guess it's good advice, I was tempted by a 350, newer, loads more MPG etc. I'm not going to do many miles, it's a car for fun really, I forsee getting a 350 and then still wishing I'd got a 55, maybe a test drive will sort that out but the manual option, as much as it makes for a better driving experience, being a lazy ass, I do like an auto :) Anyway, I'll have fun looking for a bit.
 

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Administrator 2009 SLK 55 AMG/Founding Member 2006
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I had a r171 2005 SLK 350.
I should have went straight to the 55 :D

Never give up! Never surrender!
 

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You all make for great salesmen with the pics and advice, I knew it would be a mistake posting here :)
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read my post 2

see my albums
see my driving stories
see my mod threads
see the smile on my face
see all the fun I am having

You decide
 

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Maybe you posted this here in a thread or somewhere else. I did read similar, I guess it's good advice, I was tempted by a 350, newer, loads more MPG etc. I'm not going to do many miles, it's a car for fun really, I forsee getting a 350 and then still wishing I'd got a 55, maybe a test drive will sort that out but the manual option, as much as it makes for a better driving experience, being a lazy ass, I do like an auto :) Anyway, I'll have fun looking for a bit.
I test drove 5 or 6 350s - but only one 55...

Also, a several years ago my eldest daughter's Mini needed new brake pads, so she left the car with me for a week while she was on holiday, in order to fix it for her. OMG it was so great to have a MT again......................for exactly two days, after which I was jonesing for my Merc and its lazy slush box. And that was an S-Class with an old 4-spd. The 7G-Tronic with 'AMG Speedshift' is in a different league. It really suits the V8 too.
 

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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

Try here https://www.slkworld.com/slk-cars-sale/
2007 is a very specific year, any reason?
2005 is near identical and has cheaper road tax.
2008 similar but switched to cheaper to service 4 pot brakes (07 has six pot).

Inspection for 171 https://www.slkworld.com/general-discussion/68666-new-used-vehicle-pickup-checklist-buying-171-what-look-guide.html
 

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Super Moderator UK SLK 55 AMG 2007
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Disagree with economy.

We have 350 and 55 here.


Same route, driving etc 350 gave 14.7, AMG gave 17.4 mpg.

Nippy, but not full on driving.

Longer trips, the 350 is better mpg.
All depends on use and driver.
 
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