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hi gang!

my wife and I just picked up our first ever AMG, but not our first SLK. we had an SLK320 sport for about 4 years, and on wednesday upgraded to an '05 55 AMG, 17K miles, Orion Blue/Black/Ash. driving this land shark around with the top down just makes me want to hammer the loud pedal. holy shit, does this baby scream! yee ha!

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i have an audio question, i guess i need to figure out which forum to put it in.

have fun!

blackdog
duvall, wa
 

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Congratulations blackdog!!! Welcome.

Good color combo too. Do post pix, when you have the chance. Always happy to see other people's ride. :tu:
 

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Congratulations and welcome to the forum, wait till you get hold of performance modifications that make the exhaust sound even better.
 

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congrats from this side of the planet for a beautiful car in a great color combo!
post some pics whenever you can...

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Congrats and enjoy! Nice colour combo too R)
 

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Greetings from Atlanta! Enjoy the 55!
 

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re; my toy list: "who me, spoiled? nah!"

i finally got around to shooting some pics and putting them up in the Photo Album area. feel free to take a look. the more i look at it, and drive it, the happier I am.R)

the audio question is: what do i do about the crappy stock system!? I'm considering a CLarion, Alpine, Eclipse or JVC 2-DIN screen/navigation unit. One of our local car-audio-butcher-types told me that a 2-DIN unit won't fit my '05, even though it will fit in a '06. I think he's wrong, anyone care to comment?
 

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I see in your pictures that your driver's side seat belt is hanging outside the seat. Be careful when you take it off that you put it on top of the seat back. That way you won't ding the interior door when you close it. Also, when in that position on the passenger side, it will rattle and you will wonder where that rattle is coming from.

Hope this tip helps...
 

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...the audio question is: what do i do about the crappy stock system!? I'm considering a CLarion, Alpine, Eclipse or JVC 2-DIN screen/navigation unit. One of our local car-audio-butcher-types told me that a 2-DIN unit won't fit my '05, even though it will fit in a '06. I think he's wrong, anyone care to comment?
The JVC 2-DIN screen/nav should fit.
 

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:tu:Nice SLK 55, great color. Any double DIN radio should work. There's no difference between the 2005 and 2006 regarding installation of a double DIN radio. Several here have done it or had it professionally installed. Smart move if you go with a nice double DIN with SAT, DVD, Bluetooth, GPS, iPod adapter, etc. Pass on the guy with doubts and find a "can do" installer. Just agree on a price first. What's the issue with your reference to "component disc brakes" in your photos? Welcome and have fun.
 
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What's the issue with your reference to "component disc brakes" in you photos?
Not sure what component disk brakes are but composite disk brakes are standard fitment to the SLK or just about every performance car for that matter.

Welcome blackdog :tu:
 

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hmm, not sure it's the right usage, but i used the term "component" to describe brakes where the rotor part is seperate from the 'hat' part and they are bolted together. while we were shopping for this car, we considered an '06 that had the P30 option, and in the process of researching it, i found information that implied that the P30 package included upgraded brakes, i think i remember the term 'component' being used. In looking at the brakes on our '05, it sure looks like the rotor and the hat are seperate pieces. is this the way all R171s are built? certainly our R170 was more conventional.

when you say 'composite', that's puzzling to me. doesn't composite usually mean carbon-carbon brakes? or am i confused again?

thanks for all the help, guys!
 
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Never heard the term component used with brakes before to be honest mate.

The P30 brakes are of the same material and construction as the non-P30 brakes they are just slightly larger, the reason the SLK55 brakes look bolted together is because they are floating rotors that allow growth and movement as the brakes are used, they are always treated as one unit and are sold as such.

Composite brakes have been standard fitment to most sport's car's to many year's now, i guess what your thinking of is ceramic composite (carbon) like those fitted to the SLR.
 
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