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  1. andyb5

    Impulse Buy T5M

    This is awesome, excited to see where it goes. Seems like the perfect car for a nice stereo to solidify its status as a nice cruiser
  2. ARD tunes were junk, but Lucky closed the business now so that makes it an even easier decision to go with a tune from Aaron (@Tightmopedman9 ) at Vast Tuning. Make sure you’ve got a thorough baseline before you turn the power up. Stage 0, plus oil pan seals and PCV system. Since you’re counting on the car to be reliable, go overkill on preventative maintenance before modifications
  3. I’ve run Porterfield R4-S and Stoptech 309 on my car. Both pads are formulated for every day street driving and some track use. I have Porsche/Brembo calipers so my pad options are a bit different than for the Volvo calipers, but the Stoptech pads are available to fit 302s: Ferrodo DS2500 are also available. They’re a slightly higher performance option than the Stoptechs but as a result won’t be as happy on the street.
  4. Connects a fused relay accessory to the stock accessory connector without needing any splicing or cutting of the factory harness.
  5. I’m not quite sure yet, but probably not as much as will be possible. I’m curious to see what the range of adjustment will actually end up being.
  6. Turned an FCP warranty refund into a Powerflex order
  7. Looks awesome Corey, love the wheels/ride height combo.
  8. andyb5

    Andy's 2000 V70 R

    If by “bolt-on” you mean, does the transmission bolt up? Yes, it does. The mechanical side of it is pretty simple for a 99 R - the M66 transmission, angle gear, axles, and driveshaft all bolt right up. You’ll need a custom bracket to use the stock 99 R transmission mount. However, the harder part to handle will he getting a tune to fully convert the ECU to manual by removing the 4,000 RPM limiter and fixing the throttle mapping. Where are you located?
  9. Mike nailed it for LVP products, I was gonna say the same thing. You want to compare the thickness/depth of the wear layer to evaluate durability. I haven’t specified any snap together, but we use a lot of Shaw or Mannington/Amtico on my projects (multi-family residential/commercial)
  10. What kind of look (wood, tile, etc) are you going for? Laminate or LVT sound like good options from a performance standpoint (based on kids/dog) and ease of install. If you wanted real wood, an engineered wood product (basically hardwood on top of plywood) meets your price point. Is tile an option you’re considering? That’s generally the most durable option. An intriguing possibility is bamboo flooring. It’s really dense, more so than Brazilian hardwoods like Ipe, so it should hold up well to wear and stains. We had a seminar about it at work for exterior use recently but the same company (Moso) makes interior flooring as well. I’ve been meaning to do some more research into it but haven’t had time.
  11. Hutchinson (OES) hydraulic mount + OEM front mount Couple new vacuum check valves (PN 1275226, thanks @B Mac) and a whole bunch of black silicone vacuum line to replace all the vacuum lines in my engine bay. I still need to order a bunch of spring clamps, but I'm waiting to order those until I can measure the OD of each size silicone line. A SPDT relay, a few Weatherpack connectors, some spools of wire, and Weatherpack crimper & pin removal tool. Plus a couple of these stupid fuel line/fuel rail connectors and o-rings, a new bushing and bearing for my VC, and rear wheel bearing snap rings from Tasca What kind of laminate did you buy? I'm not in flooring, but I have some experience with different products from work (Architect)
  12. @Tightmopedman9 can you elaborate on the DW300 idle pressure issues? What car, what fuel pressure, etc? I was gonna run a DW300 in my 00 R, but don't want to cause problems for myself.
  13. Awesome work so far Matt, just got caught up on a bunch of videos and have a couple more to go. Really enjoying seeing apply some serious engineering to this old AWD system - I’m excited to see where you take it when you get out on the track!
  14. What do you typically use the display for Greg? We don’t do much video so I wasn’t too concerned about that when selecting the TV for our conference room. This was a “low cost/proof of concept” option for us before a more significant office renovation in a couple years from now. We had a projector that we got tired of dealing with finding the right adapter/connection for whichever device someone was using. Now the TV is set up to have wireless connections for any and all devices so life is good.
  15. A cold one 😂 Me too, but I don’t love how everyone immediately forgets how to drive once the first snow flake falls.
  16. Nice buys Greg, sounds like it’ll be a cool setup! I ordered a 75” Vizio for our conference room at work a week ago and during the research I did, all the Sony stuff seemed really nice.
  17. We got 14” of snow so far, and it’s still falling
  18. M12 Stubby 3/8" Impact M12 Die Grinder M12 XC6.0 battery Took advantage of some Cyber Monday deals and pulled the trigger on a couple tools I had been considering. Anyone else do any shopping today?
  19. andyb5

    Andy's 2000 V70 R

    Yup. The funny part is that when I looked up the Bosch part number, it turns out that they’re not ceramic, they’re semi-metallic and FCP’s site is wrong. I adjusted my post to reflect this. The pads I used are Volvo part #30648382, Bosch part #BP-795. The generic pad shape is D795, which can be cross referenced with any manufacturers catalog to check availability. Brembo, Jurid, Stoptech, and others all offer pads for this caliper
  20. andyb5

    Andy's 2000 V70 R

    Good point, and one I hadn’t thought of. Although I thought these cars actually have 3 circuits - the fronts are on their own independent circuits and the rears are on 1 combined circuit. New rear pads/rotors got installed this weekend. I went with Centric rotors and Bosch semi-metallic pads. I also replaced both parking brake cables and installed new parking brake shoes. Those will require some adjustment to be properly working, but I'm just happy the old cables are gone. The sheath had cracked in a couple spots on each cable, and consequently the cables were bound up and causing the shoes to drag on the drum.
  21. x2 SKF rear wheel bearings x2 parking brake cables x2 Centric vented rear rotors Bosch ceramic rear pads My ebay heatercore is leaking and I'd rather spend the extra money to get a Behr that'll last longer and have a lifetime warranty if it doesn't last that long.
  22. andyb5

    Andy's 2000 V70 R

    Got a good wash in a couple weeks ago, and gave everything a coat of CarPro Reload to help maintain the protection the CarPro CQuartz ceramic coating offers. Reload is awesome, I can't recommend it enough for a "spray wax" type application once every month or two to keep everything glossy and sealed up. The results are pretty legit Then a few days later on my way to work (while the forum was "frozen") the biggest "oh shit" moment I've ever had with this car happened. I was behind a dump truck heading towards a red light down the hill next to my apartment when the brake pedal went soft and traveled another inch towards the firewall. Realizing this meant something had significantly failed in my brake system, I downshifted and stood on the brake pedal to get the car safely stopped without hitting the truck in front of me. After successfully holding the stop on the hill, I was able to turn and limp up the hill about half a mile home without needing my brakes. A quick walk around the car revealed brake fluid splattered on the frame rail behind my passenger side rear wheel. I stick my phone up behind the wheel and this is what I found: The stock rubber hose (factory original to the best of my knowledge) had failed close to the caliper. It was a matter of time for these hoses - the outer rubber and fabric lining had deteriorated to nearly the point of failure at a couple other points too. Moral of the story - don't trust 20 year old rubber. I had a set of braided lines I was planning to install, so a couple days later, I took advantage of a sunny Saturday to get the braided lines installed. They didn't get delivered in time to install that day, but I have new pads/rotors and ebrake cables/shoes/hardware to install on the rear. The calipers are both in good shape, so no further work needed on those. Hit 219,00 miles on the chassis earlier this week. That makes it 10,000 miles since installing the B5234T9 in January, so a total of 137k on the engine. (I'm mostly typing all that out so I can refer back to it at some point in the future)
  23. That completely sucks Brad. Looks like the bumper, corners and IC all survived though?