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For those that are interested, I bought the grill/aerowing assembly from my mercedes dealer and installed them today. The install is actually pretty easy. All you need is a star screwdriver and a pair of pliers to pull off the washer jets. There is an electrical plug that pulls off with a blade screwdriver to lift the tab holding it in place. I am going to try and post pictures. As I have never done this, I hope it works. Oh, by the way, the grills cost $137.00 US per side, but my dealer gave me ten percent off. I guess he thought the price was ridiculous too. But I must say, the assembly looks great and I really like the black rubber surrounding the wings. It's all in the details.
 

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Hey nice pictures and those aerowings look really good. Surprising how quickly you get used to the the look of them and how 'bare' the car looks in the photos without them.

Thanks for posting.
 

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I am assuming that the areowings you recently installed were both the grill and the wings?
Or just wings?
Sorry, but I am not clear on this from your post.
Also, could you let us know the part # and dealer which you got them from?
I would like to call them and get a set for myself.
Thanks!
 

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those are most likely the OEM SLK55 AMG aerowings which come with the grill... I would just call your local MB parts department and ask them... i'm sure they cost at least $300...
 

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$300.00!![:0][:0][:0][:0]
 

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I agree that the fins great add something to the car. I am usually against add-ons but these tend to make the bonnet / hood a better finshed off shape. Without them, those grills look like parts out of a dishwasher?
 

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I never thought the stock grill/bonnet parts looked like something from a dishwasher.[:0]

But if those wings are approx. $300.00 (USD) I guess my SLK will have to live with it's current "Kitchen Aid" look.
 

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novabenz - 3/1/2005 2:02 PM

I never thought the stock grill/bonnet parts looked like something from a dishwasher.[:0]

But if those wings are approx. $300.00 (USD) I guess my SLK will have to live with it's current "Kitchen Aid" look.
You won't be alone...I prefer the look without the wings...[;)]
 

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The part numbers are correct. The cost were $250.00 US plus tax. They are the AMG wing assembly including the grills. I think it's ridiculous but wanted OEM. I actually liked the look of the car without the wings, but saw a Slk55amg and really liked the look of the wings. I thought it added a little aggressive detail to the hood. When I first put them on, I was on the fence(I guess I was used to the plain grills). But the look is growing on me. I think it adds a little bling. Anyway, I kept the old grills if I get tired of them.
 

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Your SLK is Silver and the wings you have installed look great as they closely match the paint color.

However, my SLK is Capri Blue and I am not sold on the contrast of the silver wings on the dark blue hood. (Although others may like this.)

When I look at the front of the car, two design elements immediately strike my eye:
First, the Benz Star. Second, the headlight assembly. The rest of the car then blends in until you reach the bright lenses of the turn signals on the mirrors.

The stock 350 look is understated, yet aggressive.

Now, if those Aerowings came painted in the same color as my SlK (Capri Blue), then I would be very tempted to purchase them.

However, the base price of $250.00 is already high, so adding more to this with a painting charge makes this modification too costly for me to justify.
 

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novabenz - 3/3/2005 11:53 PM

Now, if those Aerowings came painted in the same color as my SlK (Capri Blue), then I would be very tempted to purchase them.
In that case i think u might as well leave it untouched!

Cheers.....
 

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I installed the R.171 aerowings - they are just great - it is one of the few add on exterior extras which you can see from the drivers seat - - -- may be crazy - but really love he look of the aerowings through the windscreen.
(I did install them back to front initially - they looked quite good like that as well)

( they look no different from those in the pics above)
 

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I wanted to know if these Aerowings come chromed, or do I have to get them chromed myself. My SLK is Obsidian Black and with my chromed front Grille and the chromed AMG wheels, I think it will look much nicer. Does anyone know?? Thanks
 

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Off topic but that is the cleanest garage I have ever seen in my life.

I have a shed for some of my stuff, and I still have the garage walls covered in shelves, brackets, hooks, and a variety of non-specific childrens paraphenalia.

I am almost shamed into cleaning out my garage. But not quite.
 
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