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  1. Well, I got her home weekend before last. I cant remember if I poste4d about it but I saw an ad on Autotrader for a 98 T5m but had no pictures. I emailed the guy for a month with no reply and I had given up on it and out of the blue one day he replied. Said it was a former IPD project car and it had 72000 miles. https://www.ipdusa.com/blogs/17/1998-Volvo-S70-T5 I did some research to find that not only was it an IPD project car but it was featured in a 4 page spread in European Car Magazine. It had every bolt on that IPD sold at that time including a Brembo BBK and a skid plate, TME tune,
    9 points
  2. Although this thing annoys me sometimes, it does clean up pretty nicely. I finally got around to editing some photos from this fall and wanted to share them since I think they do a great job of showing the how incredible this paint color is during golden hour.
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  3. Bought this To make one of these. Hope to get started late fall/winter
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  4. Installed a set of Kaplhenke Racing delrin bushings in my subframe
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  5. Brain, what's up man. Lovely family you have bro! I have the 855 still, but parked in a garage for years, as usual. And I have the A4 Avant back. K04 and body repairs done. Just dialing in the tune.
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  6. Took it on a mountain run. Now to change the oil and button up a couple of things to get it ready for Road Atlanta.
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  7. Drove it some more today. There is a little plastic isolator between the bottom of the spring and the height adjuster. None between the top of the spring and the LUXE steer bearing. Heard a tiny bit of metal on metal "squeaking." Might try spraying a little WD40 up there. The Luxe steer bearing does have a plastic isolator between the bearing and strut mount. Got the final ride height adjustment done before my 4 wheel alignment tomorrow. 25.5" from ground to fender in front and 26" from ground to fender in rear. So happy I raised the car up. Now the control arms and axles are flat with th
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  8. I don't know - he was having trouble with stress cracks even back when he made it. Hopefully he will be @ Carlisle & I can ask him... The cool feature on the one I referenced (StiggyPop on TB) - is that he used the T/gate for the back of the cab, and it's functional. Plan is to do the same, possibly with a slightly shorter cab though. Going to +T it while I'm at at, and looking for C30 or C70 seats... Been racking up the parts to refresh engine, suspension, brakes, etc., in the process. Car sat for at least a couple years & rotors, calipers are fucked. One front strut s
    3 points
  9. First drive - Low speed driving was pretty bouncy sort of like it was previously. The back end just needs to be lowered down a bit so that the shock is not so extended to start with. Highway speed was really great and seemed to do the job the way you'd want. Car still handles so so nicely, the tires are the real star sometimes I think. Vehicle has the rake again which is nice but that may need to go away. Side note, brake refresh went so well, no noises yet and the e brake works better then ever, holds the car on an incline which is nice.
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  10. I just got another 98 T5M to play with but for a daily driver I went domestic with a ATS Coupe. Loving it if I do say so myself. Definitely not the Caddy I remember,.
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  11. Some pics from the 944 Barn Tail of the Dragon Run Suspension: Paragon front coil-overs with 425lb Hyperco springs 30mm Sway Away rear torsion bars (re-indexed 2 splines) Koni yellows Turbo sway bars KLA front strut brace HRE 535 225/50-16 Falken RT615K+ Cup 1 Rep's 225/45-17 / 255/40-17 Falken RT615K+ Alignment: Front: -3.5° 1/8" toe out Rear: -2.5° 1/16" toe in Brakes: Stainless lines Serbo blanks Hawk HP Plus pads ATE Type 200/Amber Engine: Stock Drive train: Only944 shift lever Only944 short shift kit
    2 points
  12. Exactly my experience as well. I got rid of the IPD's I had and swapped for H&R's which were definitely more comfortable. 1.25" as Greg mentioned. I ran Sachs struts without issue.
    2 points
  13. Made some big moves on the front end... can't even begin to explain the difference it made. At this point pretty much every part has been replaced with a Genuine OEM Volvo part.
    2 points
  14. A comparison between FWD and AWD is tough because the suspension is completely different. This means there’s no point in comparing the two spring rates. You want to compare how that spring rate gets applied to the wheels. So without knowing the motion ratio of each suspension setup, you can’t evenly compare the wheel rate. In this particular case, the awd IRS locates the spring further away from the wheel hub than the fwd delta link suspension. That increased distance means there’s a longer lever arm acting on the spring, so the awd spring needs to be stiffer to resist the wheel move
    2 points
  15. Got a FLIR One as a birthday present from my fiancé and obviously I had to try it out on my car: Turbo + downpipe: These were taken after the car had been sitting for about 15 minutes after I got home.
    2 points
  16. I guess most people won't even remember me, I wasn't that frequent here or done huge things, but man it feels great to randomly come back here (like 3rd time in the past 8 years) and see familiar faces. In the past 8 years I parted out my 850, built a 964 T5 a 945 T5. Currently having a 965 on coilovers, ad08 tyres starting a manual swap and preparing for T6 swap as well. Now I miss my 850.
    2 points
  17. Put the HRE 535's back on. Also got a fresh alignment. Have a mountain run on April 3rd and a Road Atlanta track day May 6th. My replacement nose panel finally showed up. So hope to drop the bumpers and panel off for paint soon, so I can get the front panels/hood lined up and to get it looking right. For some reason the rear camber looks crazy in the pic even though its only -2.5°. -3.5° front -2.5° rear 1/16" toe out front 1/32" toe in rear
    2 points
  18. I had a chance to weigh the car today. 3560lb (1620KG) with 12 gallons of E85. 3700lb when I stepped on the scale. I weighed it FWD and it was 3300lb without me and 3450lb with me ( with 6 gallons )... so lets say 3350 with 12 gallons. So about 200lb of added weight and insanely improved traction!!!! Seems like a win to me! The gain in traction should significantly out weigh the added weight. If the drivetrain can survive 800awhp highs 9s are possible at this weight. This is full interior, full accessories, spare tire, jack, etc etc. Literally absolutely 0 weight reduction.
    2 points
  19. My car did the same thing years ago, pronounced clunk when in reverse and turning in one direction. Ended up being the Viscous Coupler. Rear propeller (drive) shaft center support bearing failure can also cause similar noise, but the fact that it only happens in reverse and when turning leads me to suspect faulty Viscous Coupler (torque tube).
    1 point
  20. All four springs fit in a flat rate USPS priority box, so shipping is only about $25 for all states. These are compatible with 1993 - 1999 850 sedans, 1997 - 2006 C70, and 1993-1998 S70. https://www.hrsprings.com/application/search/resultsbymake/39/Suspension H&R part number is 29958. I bought them in 2017, so they have probably 25,000 miles on them. No rust, some light wear spots. Removed because #loweredlifestyle isn’t for me anymore. I had kids and i got too old, so I moved to the suburbs and returned to OEM springs. I used to h
    1 point
  21. Ok so I left for too long and forgot most of what I thought I knew. The IPD project that I just bought has old skool TME springs on it and they are a little lower than I am comfortable with. All 4 corners are actually tucked. I seem to remember HRE or Eibachs being a little more mild. Am I correct here? Let me know fellas. Gary
    1 point
  22. Installed the new hot side today. Tuning starts anew. All I can say is epic fail; my guess is it's been melting down for some time..
    1 point
  23. Oh, dont fret. If the s70 sells quickly, its going to fund another Volvo project, as well as keep me in Volvo's.
    1 point
  24. You have built, in my opinion, the most rad version of a T5R ever. Best part is, it looks so unassuming.
    1 point
  25. I had H&R springs on my v70 t5m for 35k miles and they were great - mild drop, reputable brand, paired well with cheapo monroe struts/shocks for daily driver use. They dropped the car about 1.25"
    1 point
  26. Car is driving incredibly well. I will say the overall suspension quality has gone from a 4.5 to a 9.5. The difference is drastic and this JRZ front setup can eat up pot holes & man hole covers like its no ones business. Car is going in for a 4 wheel alignment tomorrow so I quite excited to see how everything feels once the front and rear are properly aligned. From the factory strut bearings? No. Only run OEM strut bearings on my beater S70 and before replacing them (original 120K) they had a ton of noise and play but have since replaced them. With BNEs upper perches and LUXE
    1 point
  27. Hi, The turbo will always provide more airflow then what the engine consumes, also at idle. If you measure the direction of air at the dumpvalve hose connection it will blow out. Any measured airflow from the MAF will read more then what really enters the engine. It will be a interesting test! 😎 // Turboforslund
    1 point
  28. Thanks Mike! Do it! Can’t wait to see yours back on the road again Thanks!! That’s awesome, great use of your FLIR. Thanks for sharing that thread! I definitely plan to explore further into the temperatures of different engine bay components.
    1 point
  29. When live data-logging in TunerPro, I assume you adjusted the formula for the wideband to match your AEM. This is why in the datalog, you will see the same values as the gauge. However, this formula does not change anything in the BIN, so it will use the original hard-coded venderbroeck calibration. Internally, the ECU does not even convert to AFR. It just gets a voltage, and will target whatever voltage the ECU deems to be 14.7. So if 14.7 on the original calibration was 2.35v, but the new AFR gauge is 14.2 AFR at 2.35v, the ECU will still target 2.35v and hence 14.2 AFR. Regarding
    1 point
  30. Hi, I use the Spartan 2 together with Boch LSU 4.9. I had a look at the logs and I got 12.6kg/h at idle. In the log you can see how the boost pressure is basically inchanged but the maf voltage gets really noisy (and AFR super rich). I checked my WB mod and have the exact same calibration settings as you stated earlier in your post. It is interesting that you use an "open" dumpvalve without a return hose. All the air that is measured by the MAF will not enter the engine and the engine will therby struggle to keep AFR stable. Can you try (as a test) to remove the dumpvale comp
    1 point
  31. The OG is back??
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  32. Is your issue only at idle? Not sure if it's related but did those guys re-cal your WB mod bin for your AEM WB sensor? I.e. this issue:
    1 point
  33. I go between 5 bikes but the queen is my lynskey cooper, sram Reds, enve 4.5. thing is a dream. Sub 17lbs.
    1 point
  34. just bought some Sidi Shot's. can't wait. I have Sidi Wire's right now. They are still decent after 8years or so.
    1 point
  35. if you have a hole in your intake system that is that big that you dont hear it or loses that much air, its a pretty big hole. unhook the maf, and block of the intake with the engine running. if it stalls, there is no hole big enough to cause this. wastegate is easy, just unbolt the downpipe from the turbo and inspect with a mirror.
    1 point
  36. please disconnect the hose to the wastegate and verify. even a little leak on that clamped can have effect. if you dont have any boost then. then it is a mechanical problem. exhaust leak (would be quite noticable), incorrectly adjusted wastegate (did you check this? ) or defective turbo (burned wastegate valve/housing or turbine wheel). good luck testing
    1 point
  37. did you check the tcv valve? what happens when you disconnect the yellow or red hose and then accelerate? (with care afcourse)
    1 point
  38. I made a video on the subject for your viewing pleasure
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  39. hey guys anybody have a lead or PN on the thin metal nut that holds the 850 interior door handle insert to the door panel? i assumed i could get something generic at the local auto parts store and nothing and dont seem to find it searching they are are thin metal nuts... that hold this insert on: https://www.ipdusa.com/products/11654/Door-Handle-Insert-Beige-850-Genuine-Volvo-9165118-125110?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIjNzR_qj27gIV0TytBh1RCQElEAQYASABEgIpwfD_BwE thanks! Greg nvm - think i finally found it haha https://parts.volvocarsannapolis.com/p/Volvo__850/Nut/
    1 point
  40. First wash for the dailys since probably November. 60* and sunny in ohio today.
    1 point
  41. The current fleet. I really want to swap out the XC60 for a V60.
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  43. It's not new except to me but I have 6 struts to do in the next couple months and this will make it much easier. The tool lived in a local body shop and while it was well used it was also greased regularly and not abused. They upgraded to a larger one.
    1 point
  44. I guess this technically fits here since we did purchase him lol. Picked up our 8wk old 5.5lb Corgi on the way back from Savannah Sunday. VS, meet Flapjack
    1 point
  45. Wow, that took on a LOT of damage! Very cool to see the S40 bumper work so well for that front end.
    1 point
  46. Sound like a lot of fun- until it's not! 😐 Last year I took a driving course at Porsche Experience Center in LA - it was great getting to drive such a small and low car (911 C4S w/PDK), and having the freedom of a consequence-free closed track to explore the car's limits. I would similarly describe the 911 as having go kart like handling. Next time I go I'd like to try a mid engine rwd car (manual Cayman GTS) to see the handling differences between the two setups (over/understeer, recovery maneuvers, etc). Would love to get a smaller two door to have fun with, but the V70 just keeps on ticking
    1 point
  47. I am really sorry you have to go through all this front end work again - the work and documentation, as always, is awesome and fun to follow
    1 point
  48. Replaced a broken rear shock mount. Got my remote locking working again.
    1 point