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Hi! Recently got myself an r172 slk200 amg.

I am thinking about the roof headliner swap, but I don't want to do it before the summer comes here and serious doubts regarding potential leaks make this swap a big maybe.

Another potential 'mod' is the brabus box... Yet still, I have a warranty from the dealer so before this one expires I doubt I'll do it. Yet still, there is more than enough of a punch in this little engine, especially when driving around "twenty is plenty' zones. Still getting wheelspins occasionally when getting onto the highways.

SO... Tell me your story! What did you do and what do you honestly think of your upgrades? In the end of the day it's a car and the road is not a race track. I've had my fair share of speed when I was doing motocross racing back in the old days, so having a nice rumble, dry seat, music and retractable roof is a great trade-off compared with trains and the tube or a bike when the stuff hits the fan.

Happy Days!
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smarttop

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Lube those seals:
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Use 'search' to check out the members upgrades :D
 

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Hi Vic, welcome from Canada :smile:




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Hi Vic, and welcome to SLKWorld.com from the UK Midlands - Thanks for joining us and posting an intro! :)

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Headliner swap takes 15 minutes ( the part costs £200 odd from Merc ) and will not cause any leaks. Its an internal trim only job. Check you have the clear roof panel before buying the headliner! I had to buy a complete roof assembly off a scrapped car to get pano roof.
 

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Welcome from the Sacramento Valley Enthusiasts!
 

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Hi Vic,


Welcome from Wirral, England.

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Oh!
You'll find plenty of bikers lurking too! :tu:
 

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Hi everyone!

Thank you very much for such a warm welcome!

It's been a tough month, thus didn't get back here.

Well, a month and over 1k miles update of my ownership:
1. Turns out my roof is not compatible with headliner upgrade. Not to worry though, todays' hot march day in UK finally granted me with a day with the roof off. What a pleasure to hear it burping on the shifts while taking the empty b roads!
2. Found out that at a right full lock in a cold weather left front wheel skips while backing up. That's due to the geometry of the front suspension and low profile tires.
3. Had an annoying central compartment sensor failure. Dealer fixed it and told me that it was an issue with central compartment getting a little loose over the years.

Now I'm looking forward to the hopefully happy ownership. So far I am glad I've made my choice and pulled the trigger on a 200. Rather quick and frisky and it does sound very well with the amg exhaust.

Gotta carve some time out and see fellas in UK, thank you all again for such a warm welcome!

Happy days,
Vic
 

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