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Hello all!

I've been a guest lurker here for quite some time. I tend to overanalyze car purchases, and like to research potential candidates. The time is on the horizon for my "mid-life crisis" to occur, and I've decided it will be an R171 SLK 55 AMG. Most probably in black.

Several other cars were considered, but this model fits my happy place for size, performance, and cost.

I look forward to learning more from the members here, and sharing any usable knowledge I come across in my endeavors.

Darrell
 

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Administrator 2009 SLK 55 AMG/Founding member 2006
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Hello all!

I've been a guest lurker here for quite some time. I tend to overanalyze car purchases, and like to research potential candidates. The time is on the horizon for my "mid-life crisis" to occur, and I've decided it will be an R171 SLK 55 AMG. Most probably in black.

Several other cars were considered, but this model fits my happy place for size, performance, and cost.

I look forward to learning more from the members here, and sharing any usable knowledge I come across in my endeavors.

Darrell

Black AMG 55! now you're talking!

Welcome to SLKWorld.com: The #1 Mercedes-Benz SLK Forum from Florida!

Great R171 info:


[URL]https://www.billsden.org/mercedes/slk/docs/#dtb[/url]

Lube those seals:


your brochure:


mods you should do:

smarttop



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:


Kleemann ECU Tune and Headers:


Wavetrac Limited Slip Differential (LSD):


Carbon Fiber Diffuser:


Carbon Fiber Air Brakes/Side Vents



Driving stories section:


My albums:


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!



Thank you
Jeff
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Administrator 2009 SLK 55 AMG/Founding member 2006
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Jeff, thank you kindly!!! I will definitely be reading the links you've provided.

A quick question, if you don't mind. From your avatar I see you have a Kleemann KSS. I've seen a Kleemann SSK S8 available in my region. I'd like insights into the pros/cons of the mods on these cars. I'm thinking a stock, or simply tuned SLK 55 would be enough performance for me, but wouldn't want to pass up an amazing deal.

My main concerns would be loss of comfort, and reliability. My SLK will be a fun toy, not necessarily a DD, but may want to take weekend road trips on occasion.

Darrell
 

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Administrator 2009 SLK 55 AMG/Founding member 2006
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Jeff, thank you kindly!!! I will definitely be reading the links you've provided.

A quick question, if you don't mind. From your avatar I see you have a Kleemann KSS. I've seen a Kleemann SSK S8 available in my region. I'd like insights into the pros/cons of the mods on these cars. I'm thinking a stock, or simply tuned SLK 55 would be enough performance for me, but wouldn't want to pass up an amazing deal.

My main concerns would be loss of comfort, and reliability. My SLK will be a fun toy, not necessarily a DD, but may want to take weekend road trips on occasion.

Darrell


and no..that is not a Kleemann kss or s8. member jet_fl has one though. :D

send me a conversationand i will be happy to bend your ear
 

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Hi from Florida!

Good luck and have fun shopping!
 

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Super Moderator UK SLK 55 AMG 2007
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Welcome from Wirral, England.
If you are new to forums, or the format of this forum this may help.

Our forum rules:

Really useful links (thanks to ixions cataloguing)
The web site of slk-links Includes diy videos.
Spare parts: The web site of slk-links <<<Where to find part numbers

There's a link to R170/171/172's do it yourself threads below.
R170 DIYS:- SLK R170 class DIY
R171 DIYS:- SLK R171 Class DIY
R172 DIYS:- SLK R172 Class DIY

Some useful tips in this section for new Members and prospective owners.
The web site of slk-links

You can find your region by scrolling down the page on this link
This is where to find meets/events.

Look across the banner and you'll see three vertical dots.
Many questions answered there.
You'll also find the >>>FAQs<<<

Click the 5 horizontal lines near the banner.
Scroll down and you'll find a huge section of info.
Check out the tsbs. Lot's of fixes for MB recognised issues there.
 

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Premium Member 2009 SLK 55 AMG
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Hi Darrell, Welcome from the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts!
 
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