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2010 SLK55 AMG
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I've been on the forum for quite a while and have posted quite a few HOWTOs and DIYs, but figure it's now ready for a ROTM entry..

These are the changes and mods I've done (some exists as DIYs on here):
  • Blue LED star in grill
  • Blue MB wheel spinners
  • Fog light delete
  • AMG logo in lower grill
  • Yellow calipers
  • Yellow brake shields
  • Yellow brake hoses
  • Mate black badges on boot lid
  • Yellow defuser window AMG logo
  • Black painted bumper gils
  • SmartTOP
  • Android Head Unit
  • (A)gility mode on gearbox
  • YSR coil overs
  • Lowered (4cm front, 2cm rear)
  • Strut bar in front
On top of all the mods, it's also had some repair and renovations done:
  • All suspension bushings replaced
  • All wheel bearings replaced
  • Rear subframe checked and bushings replaced
  • 16 new spark plugs (Ruthenium)
  • 8 new ignition coils, including leads
  • New engine mounts
  • New gearbox mount
  • All new brake discs, including pads
  • Completely refurbished calipers
  • 80k mile love service (ALL oils, coolant flush, new filters, serpentine belt and tensioner etc etc)
I'd say it's now in absolute pristine condition.

I absolutely love this car :D. And so does my mother. So much in fact, that she threatened to disown me if I ever sold it :D :D. She's not even a car person..

First time, when I drove it home and got on the down ramp to the motorway, I floored it to pass a big lorry that was also on its way onto the motorway and almost soiled myself!

The absolute angry ROAR and kick in the back almost scared me to death. But I survived and I just couldn't stop giggling :). Like a school girl :D :D.

Just kept doing it over and over and over - slow down, go to the far-left lane, floor it and change to far-right lane. Over and over.. It was an absolute pleasure to finally DRIVE something that made it fun and interesting!

It's just such a angry lion in sheep clothing. It's dead quite, the power doesn't show itself. You can barely hear the engine running, even at leisurely pace or in town.

It's not until you put the pedal-to-the metal and then that old, angry lion makes absolutely SURE you know you're in deep water without a life west :). So to speak.. The roar overshadows even the wind noise and stereo.
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