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  1. That’s just nuts, so stoked for you! There’s so much room to go on your setup, can’t wait to see you turn the wick up, big(ger) numbers to come for sure! Awesome work!
  2. That’s my new screensaver at work. 😉 Hahaha, what a hoot this car is, good grief! I’ve had some runs, all successful so far 😂 Last weekend I checked a big box: CTS-V wagon, 6 speed. He jumped (no honk, no count, he just went WOT), I grabbed 2nd from 35-ish and grabbed on to his pull about 1-2 cars back. I was even at top of 3rd gear, and 4th gear put him in my mirror before Mexico speeds got too high. Very cool guy, we stopped and talked. He was stock, but very rare 6 speed manual. He was complementary of the Saff, prompting me to ask him if he would consider trading, 😂... I would do that trade, just to be clear. Sorry Volvo 🤫 (Sorry I didn’t film this, was a random encounter, which makes it kind of amazing. Thanks! It puts you back, fir sure. Fix your damn R! 🤣
  3. Let’s try this again: http://youtu.be/qOzTseDv-u0
  4. When I look at your engine bae I only see a bowl of spaghetti. JUST joshin’ ya there. Your bay is disgustingly clean, so shut your dang mouth. Your wagon is looking so good, even if I don’t necessarily know if I like roof rails or not. I really vacillate on that topic. But Jesus man, your car is just so nice. 💗
  5. That’s exactly my thought, some weird semantic variation... I’m sure Matt knows- he’s had to have seen every possible module variation. I have never heard of a specific AWD/ R module, only TRACS/ non... Now I’m curious about why it’s stamped that way, lol. Volvo nerds.
  6. Pop that sucker in one of your cars and see if it throws the ABS/ TRACS light. I’m betting there isn’t a lick of difference between the two.
  7. His website breaks down all applicable part numbers for each variation. The only difference for 98 cars is whether it has TRACS or not.
  8. B_Dub

    Andy's 2000 V70 R

    Those spindles tho! Very nice, and as always very great attention to detail in your work and your write-up. You remind of Big Will in that way. Speaking of, where is he? The rotors are awesome. My only nag is that they rust on the untreated surface just where the hat and rotor face meet. It’s just a mil or two and probably nobody notices but me, but I do. All in all they’re fantastic though, and great info about their performance and heat shedding ability. I’ll be interested in your feedback on the pads. I’ve only run Textar semi-metallic, which iPd sells and provided with their old Porsche BBK. I think they’re fantastic. Relatively low dust, no noise except under 4mm pad depth, and great grabbers. Great job Andy!
  9. I recently had a left rear wheel bearing go bad on my ‘98 R. The axle nut was badly rusted and seized, ended up having to get a donor complete rear end from a 99 xc70 and ended up swapping the axle and hub/bearing assembly whole, the axles are the same and the donor bearing was fine. Reason I’m explaining all this is the abs wheel speed sensor was also completely rusted into the bore on the hub spindle and would have had to have been chiseled out. The donor car abs sensors came out freely. I confirmed the 98 sensors are different than the 99-00 sensors, although they visually look identical and have the same bore. I decided to gamble and I cut the original sensor harness and attempted to splice in the donor sensor (from a ‘99 xc70). The abs/ tracs lights came on as soon as I hit 5mph. Either the solder splice altered the resistance in that left rear, or the ‘99 sensor has a different ohms value or both, either way my solution failed. I ordered a an OEM (blue box) sensor pair from World Pac for $136. Tasca has them for not too much more. I don’t recommend going the used route, even if you found a clean set. It’s a pita job, and not one I’d want to do twice
  10. Man, you get the award for stick-to-itiveness and wherewithal! This car keeps throwing you curves but you keep battling, props from someone who’s been there! Seems like you’re getting close, though. Keep on truckin’ and keep up the good work!
  11. Some smudge with sage, some spray loads on the walls... it all acts to christen the dwelling. Approved.
  12. All I know is that the last page and a half of this thread has resulted in my cum sock getting saturated. Gross, I know. But true.
  13. (We learned it from watching Laser owners) 😛