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Just wanted to say 'Hi' to the the community!

Look forward to tapping into the wealth and breadth of collective wisdom in these 'ere parts and hopefully I can contribute as time goes on :tu:

Always fancied an SLK55 AMG and collected this one a few weeks back. Black with grey interior (no red). It has a fair few miles up it but that's what I decided to buy so that I wouldn't be afraid to use it.
Previous owner was a true gent and had put some money into the car with the gearbox flex plate (ouch!), H&R coilovers, wheel refurb, resonator removal etc. Drives beautifully on the adjustable coilovers and goes like a scalded cat, unsurprisingly.

I had a sizeable drive home in it after collection (south coast of England -> past Glasgow) and one of the biggest surprises was how planted and solid it felt on the road - at motorway cruising speeds, it was all very civilised.

Going to get it booked into local specialist soon for a few bits & bobs - general service and check over, fitting new Comand shift paddles etc - but am loving it already.
Using it almost daily, with a big smile.

Cal

 

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


owner's and maintenance and Comand manuals & great R171 info:

https://www.mbusa.com/mercedes/service_and_parts/owners_manuals

https://www.mbusa.com/mercedes/service_and_parts/maintenance_manuals

Lube those seals:
http://www.slkworld.com/general-discussion/20937-spring-here~gummi-pflege-lube-your-seals-lithium-grease-your-joints-hinges.html#post226839

your brochure:
http://www.slkworld.com/general-discussion/167265-mercedes-brochure-archive.html#post1511249

mods you should do:
smarttop

http://www.slkworld.com/general-discussion/121481-what-smarttop-all-members-keep-talking-about.html

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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:

http://www.slkworld.com/performance-mods-r171/390442-my-supercharger-adventure-begins.html

Kleemann ECU Tune and Headers:

http://www.slkworld.com/performance-mods-r171/174881-my-baby-had-operation-kleemann-ecu-tune-headers-downpipes-vids.html

Wavetrac Limited Slip Differential (LSD):

http://www.slkworld.com/performance-mods-r171/398273-my-lsd-limited-slip-differential-adventure-begins.html

Carbon Fiber Diffuser:

http://www.slkworld.com/performance-mods-r171/409529-my-carbon-fiber-diffuser-arrived-today.html

Carbon Fiber Air Brakes/Side Vents

http://www.slkworld.com/general-modifications-r171/419794-carbon-fiber-air-brakes-side-vents.html

Driving stories section:

http://www.slkworld.com/driving-stories/

My albums:

http://www.slkworld.com/members/jbanks15-albums.html

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!

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


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Also vote or enter our Ride of the Month competition: ROTM Submissions & Voting - Mercedes Benz SLK Forum

Thank you
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Super Moderator CA 2012 SLK55 AMG w/P30
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Hi Cal, welcome from Canada:smile:




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Hi Cal,


Welcome from Wirral, England.



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:
ROTM Submissions & Voting - Mercedes Benz SLK Forum
New members are welcome to enter (and they win too!).
March winner (an R170) joined Summer 2017 and had only 6 posts at the time of winning.
Newbies can win.


Voting is open for the 2018 April Ride of The Month.
PLEASE NOTE :- Voting closes on April 30th 4:00 pm edt.​





Really useful links (thanks to ixions cataloguing)
http://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:
http://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.
General Discussion - Mercedes Benz SLK Forum
https://slk-links.neocities.org/BUYING.html


The UK has an active meet scene.
Here is a taste of what is coming up and a couple of links to past events to whet your appetite:
http://www.slkworld.com/united-kingdom-region/437417-uk-new-members-spring-2018-a.html#post3587793

AMG? AMGs - Mercedes Benz SLK Forum


Watch out for a red 55.

@DAVIETHESCAFF will love having another 55 around. He's Barhead.
 

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Sigh...I didn't get a 'like' or a 'thanks'
Life is now not worth living. I am a failure
 

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Sigh...I didn't get a 'like' or a 'thanks'
Life is now not worth living. I am a failure
Oh dear!
I'm not really au fait with how these forums (fora?) work.

You must've noticed how many attempts it took to get my account reg'd, Mr Banks?

Like Like Like.... Thanks Thanks Thanks

Howzat? :wink:
 

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I'll get over it
Thanks for the likes/thanks

I will add them to my collection

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Sigh...I didn't get a 'like' or a 'thanks'
Life is now not worth living. I am a failure


Oh dear!
I'm not really au fait with how these forums (fora?) work.

You must've noticed how many attempts it took to get my account reg'd, Mr Banks?

Like Like Like.... Thanks Thanks Thanks

Howzat? :wink:
He's very sensitive :wink:
 

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Welcome to SLKWorld.com from Northern
California

:burnout::Beer:

List of Useful SLK Links >https://slk-links.neocities.org/Links.html

PARTS Information on Mercedes SLK R170 R171 R172 >https://slk-links.neocities.org/

http://www.slkworld.com/vehicle-data-card/67706-free-how-get-free-datacard.html
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We have a free to enter monthly competition.
Entry is 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 favorite.
Here's the main thread:
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ROTM Submissions & Voting - Mercedes
Benz SLK Forum
 

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Welcome from Lakeland, Florida.

Congratulations!
 

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Just wanted to say 'Hi' to the the community!

Look forward to tapping into the wealth and breadth of collective wisdom in these 'ere parts and hopefully I can contribute as time goes on :tu:

Always fancied an SLK55 AMG and collected this one a few weeks back. Black with grey interior (no red). It has a fair few miles up it but that's what I decided to buy so that I wouldn't be afraid to use it.
Previous owner was a true gent and had put some money into the car with the gearbox flex plate (ouch!), H&R coilovers, wheel refurb, resonator removal etc. Drives beautifully on the adjustable coilovers and goes like a scalded cat, unsurprisingly.

I had a sizeable drive home in it after collection (south coast of England -> past Glasgow) and one of the biggest surprises was how planted and solid it felt on the road - at motorway cruising speeds, it was all very civilised.

Going to get it booked into local specialist soon for a few bits & bobs - general service and check over, fitting new Comand shift paddles etc - but am loving it already.
Using it almost daily, with a big smile.

Cal



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