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I just picked up my first MB this weekend. I bought....errrr saved a 2006 SLK280 from previous owner. Nice lady but the car needs some love. Im a bit of an enthusiast without a brand affiliation. I've owned Fords, Hondas, Toyotas, Ducatis, Harley Davidsons(currently own a 2015 HD Roadglide),etc. When I'm not riding or driving my new obsession, I'm reading here on issues, fixes, passions, etc. Oh, and I am an electrical engineer working in high power analog design/manufacturing.
 

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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:
http://www.slkworld.com/226839-post1.html

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

AMG
http://www.slkworld.com/amgs/279537-my-new-mod-showed-up-today.html
http://www.slkworld.com/amgs/284002-what-not-another-mod-whats-wrong-you.html

http://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-ge...-another-mod-jeff-updated-9-24-post-26-a.html
clear or tinted side markers
shorty antenna
led license plate bulbs
led parking lights
carbon fiber on the C pillars http://www.slkworld.com/general-modifications-r171/50849-ive-taken-cf-plunge.html
carbon fiber center caps
oem windscreen or lighted/etched windscreen

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


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Hi and welcome from the UK Midlands! :)
 

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Car looks great, it is very satisfying to clean up a car in need of some TLC.

Welcome from a fellow 06 280 owner in New York.
 

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Car looks great, it is very satisfying to clean up a car in need of some TLC.

Welcome from a fellow 06 280 owner in New York.

Thanks but don't look close or you will see the busted up front lower and the busted driver side lowers behind the front wheel. Or the curb checks on every rim. Interior was filthy, missing bits here and there. Perhaps some paint work needed as well. I tend to be a bit on the obsessive side:wink:
 

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Thanks but don't look close or you will see the busted up front lower and the busted driver side lowers behind the front wheel. Or the curb checks on every rim. Interior was filthy, missing bits here and there. Perhaps some paint work needed as well. I tend to be a bit on the obsessive side:wink:
Part of the fun is upgrading/reworking the damaged parts. My original wheels were heavily curbed as well, so now I have some nice AMG rims :grin:. I completely understand the obsessive tendencies.
 

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Part of the fun is upgrading/reworking the damaged parts. My original wheels were heavily curbed as well, so now I have some nice AMG rims :grin:. I completely understand the obsessive tendencies.
Hmmm, they do look really nice. I still have a lot to learn about options I think. Any guidance, as far as pricing, for a set of AMG rims? They could be in my near future.....
 

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