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Hey guys it has been a while since my last posting. I am researching a possible body kit upgrade with new exhaust for my Mars Red SLK 350. I saw some nice Lorinser pictures on a red SLK from a previous posting but I am not 100% on it. Lorinser looks nice but I think they over do it a little, too baulky. Brabus is nice also but all they do is add on to the existing bumpers and side skirts. Both Lorinser and Brabus are expensive but at least with the Lorinser kit you get replacement parts for both bumpers and side skirts not just add ons. I did not find much on the AMG package. Is it worth adding it to an existing SLK 350? Is there anybody that has done this? There is a limit on how much I would like to spent on this, after a certain amount it might just make sense to trade my SLK350 in for a new one, evethough I hate the new gap in the front bumper :eek:. I believe the Lorinser is approximately $6,500 without labor, Brabus might be a little cheaper, how much are we talking about for the AMG kit? Carrlson is way up there and I believe overpriced for what you get. If there is another alternative please let me know. I am not looking for cheap imitations, it must be made from ABC plastic the good stuff.

In addition, I live in Northern Virginia. Is there any legitimate tuning shop I can take my car in for these mods or possibly some professional advise? I do not want to take it to some guy that mostly works on Civics and Corollas.

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The AMG kit offered for my SLK350 was not what the SLK55 is dressed with, it was watered down. Is there anybody that has installed the aftermarket AMG kit? Pricing a Lorinser or Brabus kit including exhaust is running in the $7 to $8k. For that price I am better off going for a 2008 SLK55, they should be getting a good rebate now that the 2009s are out. Either way I also found another kit made in Belgium, Expression Motorsport. I like their front "P" bumper, side skirts and rear deck wing. For the back bumper I can just get their add-on side panels. (Expression motorsport - Tuning for Mercedes Benz) The cost installed will be closer to $3,500. This approach allows me for a future exhaust upgrade and I am not bound by either the Lorinser or Brabus exhaust system and its considerable mark up.
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