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  1. Gary, can you post some closeups of the calipers? Kinda looks they’re either Brembo “Lotus/GT3” style calipers but could be the “GT2” style as well. Cant say I’ve seen that type of kit for these cars before, but there weren’t that many Brembo calipers around at that time period so that makes it easier
  2. Another vote for JRZ. FWIW - You can buy individual coilover assemblies from BC Racing so you could just buy the front BCs if you wanted something less pricey than JRZ or V3s
  3. No more stopping at a gas station to add air to my tires. I also bought a custom 3D printed handle to hang it from Dennis Smallbone Prints.
  4. Greg - I have 5K front springs on my front CX coils. They're kinda soft, not much firmer than stock. Ride is comfy, and handles decently, but definitely leaves something to be desired in terms of body control relative to other coilovers I've experienced on these cars. The AWD rear is completely different, so I wouldn't have any meaningful input on rates. Check out this thread from SS for some pretty good discussion on spring rates: If you're considering BC's, I'd really lean towards the digressively v
  5. Neither. Craig ( @tomcat) made the lip he’s talking about. He sold the molds to Volvo Composites.
  6. Absolutely ordering one to cover the scratches and damage on my rear bumper. Thanks for the link!
  7. That’s awesome. They’re a really well-made piece. In high school, I wanted to put one on my 98 V70 NA but my parents talked me out of it. So instead I upgraded the stereo
  8. I’m impressed you’re getting so much done this time of year! Looks like the floor repair came out really well, it’s barely noticeable in the last photos you posted.
  9. Some minor updates/incremental progress from the fall. Several years ago, I scored an OG metal mesh IPD grille from Adam @adamdrives and ran it on my 99 R for a short while before getting rid of that car. So after a few years in storage, I had a friend powder coat the grille for me. For those who remember, the original IPD grilles were either all silver or all black. I went with black mesh and a silver band as an OEM style play off the stock XC grille or the modified stock waterfall grille I had on the car. Since the IPD grille has a much thinner perimeter than the
  10. Snow globe-esque last night
  11. I'd be lying if I said that stretch of road doesn't live rent-free between my ears now. I finally got the monkey off my back and made the same drive around Christmas without issue. Yup, all good to go. It's been 6 months and not a hiccup (watch that be a jinx, fml). Rumor has it that both Re-Volv and Rolling Motors are expanding to bigger shops in the near future. Highly recommend you take a ride up and drop your wagon off. Plenty of other guys have done the same thing. Heck, Anthony ( @apeacock) drove his wagon over 6 hours to Ben's a few different times now.
  12. Okay, story time. Fast forward 2 months after having my injectors cleaned and serviced (see post above) and I'm about 1 hour into the 200 mile, 3+ hour drive from my parents house in RI back to my place in NY. If you remember, the last time I made this drive, I popped a tire on a pothole and it took 5 hours to drive the rest of the way on the donut spare. I drove past the area where I got the flat tire and think that was the worst drive home I've ever had. Well, I sure jinxed myself.... I'm cruising along at 65-70 mph and my car starts feeling down on power. I'm mildly confused, but n
  13. It’s a pretty common swap on the RWD cars. DeeWorks sells a bolt-on adapter
  14. 😂😂😂 it could be all the spam bots that post here
  15. What did you do to convert to manual? Any modifications to the wiring harness or modules on CANBUS system?
  16. Anyone else taking advantage of BF/CM deals right now? I bought a 3 pack of M12 batteries (2/4/6 AH) and a hole saw set in a packout case from Home Depot. Then bought a whole bunch of maintenance stuff from FCP - a new set of endlinks, a new TCV, a set of spark plugs, a fuel filter, and a TRW steering rack.
  17. Stock harness is #9438738. IPD has it for $26.75 right now. Probably worth shopping around a bit.
  18. Awesome, glad to hear it’s working as expected! I hope we’ll get some video of a pull soon
  19. Do you know what spring rate the QA1s valved for? Is there a mismatch between the valving of the QA1s and your spring rate that’s impacting the articulation of the rear suspension? To test it in RWD, I recommend removing the passenger axle. Get a cheap parts store axle and separate it at the CV joints. To stop debris from getting into the AG and to prevent fluid leaking out, stab the inner shaft in the transmission and AG - the carrier bearing will hold it in place. Run the outer CV cup in the whee bearing so the tone ring is there to keep the ABS happy. It’s more work but it keeps
  20. What spring rate are you running with the QA1s?
  21. andyb5

    Eriks 850

    That’s awesome, you’ve gotta be excited to have it back! How long was it in the shop?
  22. A few highlights from the most recent 40 or so pages
  23. This was one of the best OT threads going for a while. Time to go reread a bunch and laugh my ass off.
  24. Not yet! That’ll happen just as soon as I buy a gauge for it. Did you install yours?
  25. I can't blame you for getting side-tracked by the new truck - that LX570 looks really cool, those are super nice. My buddy picked up a J200 Land Cruiser (I forget which year) a little ways back and it's a really impressive vehicle. Yeah, I was really surprised by how much it helped out. Yeah, I'm running the 99 transmission mount on with the bracket Hussein made. Thanks! Yeah, I've been really impressed with the M12 impact so far. I use it for just about anything on the car I can. To pick up where I left off on my last post, I replaced the OEM battery ca