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Hi everyone, Joined this informative group one year ago but have never introduced myself.

I reside in Albuquerque NM USA. I am an engineer working for a small hi tech company in the MEMS area. My name is Sam but use Lunch (or Lunchmeat) as call sign online.

I have a 2006 slk 55. Bought used 2 years ago with relatively low miles - 55,000. The previous owner had already installed a smart top and MB iPod adapter. based on info in this forum I added a third party iPod/Bluetooth adapter in place of the cd changer and changed my orange side markers to clear/chrome. Would like to install the paddle shifters that Gordon has designed and is manufacturing.

Other than those cosmetic mods it is still stock. I do most of the required maintenance work myself provided I am not to wrapped up at work. Next major work is brake pads and unfortunately (uber expensive) rotors as they are out of spec. But should have approx. 10000 miles before that has to be done. You bet I'll be on here getting the best advice on how to replace the pads/rotors when that time comes.

Best regards,
-- Lunch (Sam)

Premium Member 2008 SLK55 AMG "Mabel"
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Hi Sam, welcome from Barrhead, Scotland :smile:

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Administrator 2009 SLK 55 AMG/Founding Member 2006
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Welcome to The #1 Mercedes-Benz SLK Forum from Valrico, Florida!

owner's and maintenance manuals great R171 info:

later year owner's/maintenance/comand manuals, top right in the link below:
Bill's Den: Documents

Lube those seals:

your brochure:

mods you should do:

clear or tinted side markers
shorty antenna
led license plate bulbs
led parking lights
carbon fiber on the C pillars
carbon fiber center caps
oem windscreen or lighted/etched windscreen

Post your vin in the Vehicle Datacard Request section to get a free datacard (options on your car).

Thank you
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Premium Member 2005 SLK55 AMG
11,404 Posts
Hi Sam, and welcome from the UK Midlands! :)

Premium Member 2009 SLK55 AMG
11,847 Posts
Welcome from the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts!
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