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  1. Did some things recently: JRZ suspension - Took the R manifold off and put on a ported Japanifold - took the 20t off and cleaned up some shitty threads - Got rid of the BOV and cold side pipin did Forge Wastegate and Forge CBV - Replaced everything possible in rear suspension (not fun lol) - 17" pegs powdercoated with 215 45 continental extreme contact sports 5mm spacer in front 20mm in rear - had a real alignment from a local shop that actually tracks cars instead of a 'tuner shop' lol - had a custom center midship brace made to clear a full 3" dual exhaust that is purchased/designed just not welded yet. I am VERY happy with how the suspension sits/rides/quality. I think new, sticky tires with more sidewall helps too. I miss the eye pop of 18's and now think I will get 18" pegs to have too. Got a bunch of parts at a local shop for paint (including my rear spoiler for you haters) and got a carbon fiber rear spoiler so that I can now find carbon fiber mirror covers and front lip! coming up on 112k! Drove it 300 miles in a year - going to change that as this is my only car for now!
    10 points
  2. 8 points
  3. The ID of the adapter is ~70mm
    7 points
  4. Last night: got everything back together and took it for a quick drive.
    7 points
  5. Is this a scenario where to get him to appear I need to build a pyre of burning Saab parts and declare the words Fudge Brownie 3 times while spinning around like a dervish? His 50th birthday is coming up on Jan 15th maybe he needs a visit from the ghosts of Volvospeed past? I believe their names are: R Bumper, Pegs, and HIDz
    7 points
  6. Got some new wheels for the whip… 17x7.5” Bridgestone Prodrive GC07-C, 5x108, et38, clear my front and rear BBKs without spacers! 16.4 pounds each. These are forged monoblock wheels, made by Rays Japan.
    7 points
  7. 6 points
  8. Dang forgot to update here - the pickup is mostly done at this point. Just details to cleanup. more X1/9 also got an upgrade
    6 points
  9. Results are looking great. Everything is lining up, but I'm sure I'll need to tweak the elbow.
    6 points
  10. The car is at least back on the ground. The nights out there have been largely broken up with the headlight side gig so work has been slow. What’s left is finishing rewiring the sub and the new amp wiring inside and then I can put the interior back together. The engine needs the intake, couple fender liner panels, brake line bracket and gauge wiring. The R has been super reliable all winter. But ready for some more work. And of course some of the headlights I’ve done. These are full retrofit assemblies that I put together.
    6 points
  11. Thank you! My next project is a 740 wagon, I'm turning it into a pickup The cab will look something like this: some sketches
    6 points
  12. Made it to the Dyno today with a few other Volvo guys. High level parts list: B5234T9 K24 japanifold Green Injectors N/A Intake + TB IPD Turbo back do88 intercooler Vast tune (COP and dual VVT) It's hard to find good info on these cars anymore. I'm very happy with the project, but curious if there's anything to be done with smoothing out the power band. Anyone know the consensus on the N intake manifold vs the RN manifold?
    6 points
  13. I picked up this 07 V8 sport right before the close of the year.
    6 points
  14. Bought this today. Overall it’s in exceptional shape with only 68k miles on it which is crazy for a 98 these days and it was fully optioned when ordered. Most amazing is the window switches are original and clean as the day they were installed. Single owner car well maintained by the best Volvo Indies in the area. But the paint’s a mess in several places because the owner’s husband decided to try to paint over scratches with a small paint brush. I didn’t really want red but it wasn’t that important. Bumpers and hood need to be resprayed and there are decent sized dents in the rear corners below the tail lights - is it possible to hammer those out? Also need to remove the stupid dealer pinstripes and aged door edge protectors. Never owned a Volvo with single stage paint - what am I in for to keep it glossy and not faded? I don’t want to have to wax this thing every few weeks. Steering wheel leather needs to be sorted or probably just order a Redline wrap - they’re still doing good work right? Need a new auto trans lever boot also. Front seats need some treatment - may replace the skin of the drivers side. Rear driver’s door card insert has busted out and needs to be pulled and reupholstered. Nobody out there has Oak R door cards by any chance? Needs a new antenna and new spring seats / strut mounts.
    6 points
  15. Off to its new home. Big Volvo guy. Getting it for his daughters to drive. I’m a little sad, but happy knowing it’s going to a good home, and also relieved that I only have one older car and no impending projects. My daughters were a sad and going to miss Daddy’s Red Race Car. But happy when I said we’re keeping the gray race car.
    5 points
  16. VVT hubs are worn out on the car. Oil leaking at the cams, and a bunch of slop - especially the exhaust. New ones on order. I was able to get my battery rotated sideways, but ultimately decided it just needs to go in the trunk. I've got some 1/0 marine cable and terminals to run it out back. This frees up a bunch of room up front for intake options. I'm going to try and retro a P2R air box into the 850. I'm still using 940 MAF, so I printed an adapter to take care of that. I'm going to make my own intake pipe to the box. I'm also going to work on printing a large snorkel for the box that will connect to the bumper inlet with 3" hose.
    5 points
  17. 40 degrees in Wisconsin means we can wash the car outside! My shelves are getting emptier with parts going back on the e30 and it looking like a car again. I also assembled one of my headlights. Revising a couple parts on it to make it perfect, but it's a really cool feeling to see it assembled and the projector adapter fitting together like I wanted it to. I shared the products to a few places yesterday and got a lot of amazing feedback.
    5 points
  18. Out with the old and in with the new.
    5 points
  19. forget if i posted this but here is the family car: If you wanted to know... 2014 XC90 (They all have the 3.2L the final year) AWD. Chestnut red/brown sovergn leather. Every package/option even the wood wheel and the 19" RIMZZZ Got 90k on it now and its been great. K&N filter, oem accessory lights, thule roof box and some LEDs
    5 points
  20. for people who still use this forum.. i'm back bois
    5 points
  21. Pulled a lil' something something from a local JY today. 1023701 = M58 🙂 Also got a number of associated parts but will need to find pedals and order a few other things.
    4 points
  22. Don't be a bitch. Just do it. I hope the R is done this weekend. In the meantime, some e30 pics from an empty parking garage this week.
    4 points
  23. 850's turn. The plan subframe bushing inserts, delta link bushings, inner tie rods, rebuild the turbo, front and rear engine mounts, heater hoses, turbo coolant hoses, and replace the evaporator/fix dash mounts. It was disgusting. Pushing so much oil through. I tried rebuilding it but the inner rubber o-ring I got seemed like it was too big and the cartridge wouldn't go in and trashed the o-ring. Decided I didn't have time to dick around with it and bought a rebuilt CHRA. Everything else looks awesome after soaking in simple green for a few days. This job wasn't terrible. Used the OEM tool to remove them. The tool worked worth a shit for pressing the new ones in and I spent way more time than I should have trying to make it work. Eventually with a hammer and block of wood the new ones went in in about 15 mins. e30 is on daily duty while I wrap up the 850. And it's pretty fantastic.
    4 points
  24. Some nighttime cruise pics. I just need this weather to cooperate so I can start driving the e30 and get the Volvo in the garage for some maintenance.
    4 points
  25. I would rather have no power steering.
    4 points
  26. 12 hour round trip over the weekend and the car did great. I did throw a CEL for the stupid MAP/Baro sensor code (P0108) early on in the trip, so at the next gas stop I removed it threw it on the ground a couple times and re-installed it and all was well for the next 500 miles or so. This is the best this car has been in my ownership in every way. I'm ecstatic. I think I'm pretty much done working on it for this season, just going to enjoy driving it and focus on prepping for the 5 speed swap this coming winter.
    4 points
  27. I'm not going to change the registration class - too much hassle The bed posts are just to allow for large irregular loads. The floor will either be the stock panels stripped of carpet & epoxied, or metal versions of them. working on the various filler panels
    4 points
  28. I've been sitting on this R spoiler for several years now, thinking "one day, I'll get it painted." I think that it's one of my favorite parts on the car...
    4 points
  29. Paid someone to replace rear diff in my wife's XC60. Installed the upgraded unit so I don't have to worry about the dreaded pinion gear whine again. No way I'm laying on my back in the garage trying to do this. Also had them replace the broken front trailing arm bushings when everything is out. Money well spent.
    4 points
  30. ^ Sold my 955 for double what I paid for it. Thanks covid. Clean 955's were like 5k for so long. Now everyone and their sister is "overlanding" them.
    4 points
  31. OEM roof rails, got too cold/dark to deal with swapping the box over. Also ditched the sunroof visor that came with the car.
    4 points
  32. Not sure if this is allowed with how people like to talk about their feelings these days, but I was summoned yet no longer have a Volvo. So here I am.
    4 points
  33. Picked up a 04 Xc90 for a good price just after Christmas 2020 because I needed a 7 seater on hand. hit a deer with it going to my parents house Christmas Eve 2021. On the interstate. No injuries inside the car thankfully. We were 7 miles from home and we were able to make it to our destination. insurance totaled it out and just before the close of 2021 I picked up this 07 v8 sport to replace it. so far I’m very happy with the purchase.
    4 points
  34. The more I read about bench bleeding on the e30 it seems to be pretty evenly split. But I read severaly people say that with a power bleeder (not vacuum bleeder) that bench bleeding wasn't necessary. Print No. 2 came out almost perfect yesterday. My measurements for the holes were a mm off but simply enlarged them with a drill bit. The 944 booster sits flush against the firewall and pushes against the clutch hose from the reservoir. Made a 5mm spacer and it fits much better!
    4 points
  35. 4 points
  36. That is literally how I found it but it was FB marketplace not CL. My daughter asked to see photos of an S70 GLT that was definitely NOT at all in the condition it claimed - I only learned this after a 3 hour road-trip - and when I pulled up FB marketplace for the Chicago area (500 mile radius) this red T5 had just been posted 37 minutes earlier. I aggressively reached out to the seller proclaiming interest and my cred as a Volvo enthusiast. Since I was the first to contact him directly and made it clear I would be easy to work with he gave me first dibs and we arranged to meet. I was the used P80 searcher for Volvospeed back in 2009-2015. My friends and family jokingly call me AskAlain.com because I have a knack for finding things online. I fine tuned search algorithms using Autotempest, eBay, Cars.com and Autotrader and built relationships with many other enthusiasts who were always checking out P80s being sold in the used market. Constantly visiting the various Volvo forum classifieds as well to see who was considering selling. But I’ve been out of the game for at least 4 years until my daughter smashed our last T5 last week. Then I turned my search engine efforts back to 11 and any idle moment I was digging through ads. What I’ve found is that since CL now charges $5 for auto listings the vast majority of P80 private seller ads have migrated to FB Marketplace which is harder to search nationally by algorithm. And I actively participate in every P80 Volvo related FB group and related marketplaces. What I’ve listed above are the primary tools. The key is actively searching morning, midday and evening. Luck favors those who are seriously searching.
    4 points
  37. Drove to my parents house and back in the snow. Mostly just slush and some ice buildup on the road, but the front of the car was packed snow. Back home now with no snow in Everett currently. Temp is dropping quickly now. It is supposed to be down to 9F for a low on Tuesday. Turbo weather.
    4 points
  38. That's too bad on the accident - good thing no injuries though. I spent some time getting the nuke catch can installed. I'm using 5/8 parker superflex on push to lock an10 fittings. I modified the pcv can with a vacuum fitting and one-way pierburg check valve to pull vacuum when no boost. Ditched the PTC element. I wanted to recondition my TME strut bar that i've had for several years and a couple 850s. I started by stripping and powder coating the strut tower plates and polishing the bar. I grabbed some new stainless bolts to finish it off. I also got the air box refitted with C70 lid and 3" MAF. I'm an amateur when it comes to powder coating. I'm happy with how these came out though. I painted the front calipers. I kick myself for not powder coating them before I installed them... but I can't be bothered to go through that hassle now. The paint will have to do. Happy Holidays!
    4 points
  39. Engine polished and the paint sealed. Enclosure for the printer with some added LED lights for ambiance.
    4 points
  40. I didn't think about it until just now, but I have cameras in the car. I just pulled the video and they snapped it off with the garage door. The tech never even noticed it when he pulled the car in. I posted on YouTube. Private link, but here you go.
    4 points