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Hi all
Not purchased an SLK yet, but we are planning on a 2006-2006 R171. Leaning toward the 350, though going in with eyes wide open over the possible Balancer shaft issues.
No stranger to the MB brand, my daily is a 2013 C220 Sport and a 1995 C36 AMG for weekend use.
Already found some fantastic information on the website, so thank you all for the resource.

Will post pics/updates when they happen.

Best regards
Gareth
 

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

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

See my mod albums for more ideas

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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 Northamptonshire. There are a number of SLKWorld members/SLK owners in your neck of the woods. Check out the UK Meet Map (@dbgrn will be along shortly, and he will no doubt have a link to post), to see who they might be. @Avel Du and @Bluebadger spring to mind immediately. Of course, there are others....
 

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Welcome from Canada Gareth :grin:


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Hi Gareth, welcome from the Wirral.

Bluebadger has an 09 350 and loves it. Post facelift so no Balancer Shaft issues.

We have a couple of Cheshire meets during the year.

You just missed todays in Oswestry.

You don't have to wait until you have the car to go to a meet.
We welcome all.

Keep your eyes open for Donington Brekky in the New Year.

A great one for newbies to get to know folk.
 

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Welcome from the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts!
 

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Hi Gareth, and welcome to SLKWorld.com from the UK Midlands - Thanks for joining us and posting an intro! :)

I think there's an R171 SLK 350 currently advertised in our SLK Cars For Sale section.

We have quite a few members in the UK that like to meet up from time to time, although things are a little quieter during the winter months. If you're interested in joining us sometime (even if it's before you've found an SLK), just keep an eye on the UK Region section, as we post meeting plans there! :tu:

There's a summary post that I maintain for all UK meets here, and links to examples and pictures from this year's past meets are available here.

Finally, we also recently started plotting where our UK members are - check out the thread for that here: SLKWorld UK & Ireland Members and Meeting Points Map

Thank you
Dave
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Thank you all for the warm welcome.
I will venture in the regional area later, definitely up for a meet or two in the New Year.
We are active in the MB Club and I recognise Russ from there at least, we also get to some of the shows in the summer with the C36 so you may have seen us admiring your SLK's, though we rarely get to the evening club meets as I work away quite a bit in the week.

Regards
Gareth
 
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